MYE DOMAIN: Origin


My 19 year-old journals
My 19 year-old journals
MYE DOMAIN's maiden voyage on the internet started four years ago. May 17, 2008 was my first entry entitled:
"I'll Be Your's my Love" ... the theme song of my parents, the very roots where I came from, the very reason why I am here... enjoying motherhood and taking the pleasures of being the wonderful wife I ought to be.

It's been years since I last posted entries to my journal. I can't remember exactly the date but I clearly recall the incident that made me decide to terminate such daily routine.

Keeping a journal then was something so private and concealed. Diaries were even hidden securely on safes or closets.  Some of which were provided with locks to keep other people from invading the owners' privacy and the materials' confidentiality.

But todays perception about maintaining a record of daily events, experiences, feelings and ideas has become a phenomenon.

According to Wikipedia, the modern blog evolved from the online diary, where people would keep a running account of their personal lives. Justin Hall, who began eleven years of personal blogging in 1994 while a student at Swarthmore College, is generally recognized as one of the earliest bloggers, as is Jerry Pournelle. Dave Winer's Scripting News is also credited with being one of the oldest and longest running web logs.
After a slow start, blogging rapidly gained in popularity. Blog usage spread during 1999 and the years following, being further popularized by the near-simultaneous arrival of the first hosted blog tools:

  • Open Diary launched in October 1998, soon growing to thousands of online diaries. Open Diary innovated the reader comment, becoming the first blog community where readers could add comments to other writers' blog entries.
  • Brad Fitzpatrick, a well known blogger started LiveJournal in March 1999.
  • Andrew Smales created Pitas.com in July 1999 as an easier alternative to maintaining a "news page" on a website, followed by Diaryland in September 1999, focusing more on a personal diary community.
  • Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan (Pyra Labs) launched blogger.com in August 1999 (purchased by Google in February 2003)

WHY BLOGGING?
After almost 15 years of idyllic yet a little obnoxious stint in an office environment, I found myself in front of our computer most of the time because of my newly discovered world: the blogosphere. Well defined as the "world of blogs" or a collective whole of all the blogs in the Internet.

Then I started blogging and I was truly delighted with this experience. Firstly, writing is my passion though I considered myself not that professional like a novelist or lyricist, playwright or journalist. I just know how to write but I'm not any "master" of this academe. Secondly, through writing, I can convey what goes in my mind and put them in words. Thirdly, I can freely express my innermost feelings about what I see, what I hear, taste and even the most aromatic scent that can touch my sensitivity.

Mye Domain was born and I am in fact very grateful for my family for being so supportive of me. This is what makes me, being me.

When I quit working. I thought I can land on a job easily and quickly as I may seem it would be. I registered an account to JobStreet.com and JobsDB.com but after a series of interviews and exams (essay type), I seek opportunities to no avail. Either I am over-qualified for the position or yet, the available slot has a number of more eligible candidates. Age limit may also a factor of declining my credentials. BPOs or Business Process Outsourcing companies are predominant in the Philippines but working on a call center is beyond my capacities because of its nature and the stressful graveyard shifting.

Making both ends meet is difficult this days especially the existing issue regarding Global Oil Crisis that causes significant decline in economic condition of most countries in the world. My husband, being the sole bread-winner this time, has dramatically affect our financial status though we have our school service business, I still get short of budget. We still have our two children in secondary schools and college level and with a toddler around to take care of and tuition fees are increasing every year.

Why blogging? Well, it somehow lightens up my loads and the thinning possibility for a job opportunity may not bring constant disappointments for me. I feel some kind of peace and contentment when I write and through blogging, I come to meet new friends and fresh ideas. I only have gone to some places in the Philippines. Actually, I have not visited any country yet, but through this internet connection and having joined the blogger family, I learned more things... seen people and places... just clicking a button and the farthest location in the map opens up for me.


21 comments:

  1. i love how my blog serves as a journal of my life. I may not write everything that's going on in my life but at least I get to document some important adventures that happened. Plus, I get to meet a lot of people and learn from their posts along the way :) More power to your blog and keep writing :)

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  2. I tried writing on a notebook journal before but never got beyond three pages. Blogging on the other hand is a different story. I've been doing it for close to five years already and I can't stop. I never publish very private aspects of my life but I still find it an engaging diversion :)

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  3. I started keeping my own diary with a locket on it at the age of 13 so that no one would dare come peeking on what I've written. Then there came this technology which provides you the online journal we could ever have! I was really happy writing online too like you and have gained many blogger friends as well. In fact, they come all the way from across the world. They even sent me gifts that really made me think, Oh wow.. This is the best thing that I ever experience in my years of blogging. That's true. As what you said, blogging is our stress reliever that we enjoy doing. What more can I say? Keep blogging!

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  4. Just a few more days and it's your 4th year anniversary. Woooh! :)

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  5. It is nice to know that you've a passion in writing. You can relate what you've in mind and your own feelings could be well expressed once you put them in words. Keep on writing many will be informed.

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  6. Reading this, I get the deja' vu feeling. Our lives are parallel in certain aspects.:) Thank God for my blogging, it has kept me sane and grounded.:)

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  7. same here. I love the fact that I can share most of my experiences through blogging.

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  8. I still maintain diaries although not updated, I keep notebooks with me all the time. I blog because I am a frustrated journalist and through this, I hope to hone my skills and be a better writer as time passes by. Stay passionate in your writing!

    maritel

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  9. "I feel some kind of peace and contentment when I write..." <--- I can relate on this one. I'd find myself having some nagging thoughts and won't leave me alone til i write them down or draw the vision. Only then will I get my peace.

    It's also nice to think that other than expressing ourselves, blogging has also become a way to earn and showcase our skills to get a job.

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  10. I never had a diary... Im not a fan of writing before...
    Until i got my current job... It involves a lot of writing and Blogging... :)

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  11. I agree! There are so much in blogging more than what other people can only see.

    We pretty much have similar reasons why I blog, Marri. The moment I started I just couldn't find any reason to stop even during at the most desperate time of my life. Or is it safe to believe, I am destined to write. :)

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  12. A great read, so inspiring!

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  13. i used to write on a journal too and I found (and still find) pleasure in doing it. when i started blogging, i was planning to make an online journal of some sort but i later on found a whole new world of friends and (financial) opportunities in it.

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  14. What a great articles about blogging :-) I started blogging for a long time too but last year was my chance to learn on how to earn in my blog. I so love writing a journal. It gives you time to express the thoughts and opinions.

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  15. you really are so passionate

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  16. great to know deeper about how your blog evolved and i can relate coz that's how it was for me also in 2008. i am keeping a journal since 1987, and my then boyfriend introduced me to blogging which became my online journal. But in 2011 as i became member of different FB bloggers groups, my online journal for personal consumption became a travel blog written with other readers in mind!nice to bump into you virtually.

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  17. i started blogging on 2008 as my personal journal.Now i am enjoying it and even followed a food block for my love for cooking.You blogging origin is intersting to know.

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  18. blogging is cathartic for me :) It's great to meet new people online and learn about various things.

    Having a blog is like growing a plant or raising a kid. It's awesome to watch :)

    Continue to be positive about getting a job. You'll get one eventually :)

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  19. i may not be actively blogging now but i dont imagine myself stop blogging..sa blog ko lang ako nagigin masaya

    kahit matanda na ako..siguro nag bablog pa rin ako..

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  20. Blogging is a way that you are going to be an advocate of knowledge and humor...

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