Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Making It Happen #blogreviveday

A long time ago, I was involved in a project where one of its objectives was to spur Internet savviness amongst its stakeholders. The project which was specially sponsored for children from rural schools in the country was to also introduce a new approach to inculcate collaborative and continuous learning.  

It was a big task for my team and I. Expectation was very high. And our proposal to the client was to be attractive enough for them to have confidence in our capabilities delivering the project. 

My team of researches did extensive groundwork at coming up with a comprehensive design and implementation plan for the project. The content team proposed blogging as one of the important learning component. It was the “in thing” according to the team. Everyone has a blog. Everyone is publishing on the Internet they added. I had my reservations but I didn’t want to totally dismiss the team’s enthusiasm.  

So I decided to do my own research - my own trial run at blogging. Created a blogspot account and posted an entry. And followed by the next one and the next one.....

And that was how it started; how blogging changed my life. How it connected me with new friends in cyberspace. How suddenly you become overly excited, chuckles et all seeing trails of comments over a posting you wrote about your daily encounter and how you wait for others to post in their blogs too. 

That seemed so long ago however. Then slowly blogsphere became quiet. Less zest, fewer people were into it. Traffic became slow and then there was complete silence.

Other platforms of social media took over. Facebooking was THE thing. Posting tweets had slowly taken over the fame from blogging. And Instagram was the new online mall!

But once in a while I still miss the honesty, friendliness and fun in blogging. And when this Revive Blogging idea came about, I was fast at agreeing (and now at wits end trying to come up with a posting that’s at least worthwhile for others to spend time reading....) 

#ohhhThisIsSoLameAndFormal
#letsLoosenUpABitLahhh

So...how’s everyone? I know we see each other like a whole lot of the time on FB. Daily (sometimes hourly...yes I am guilty for spamming my own FB wall at times) updates, news links, notifications of birthdays and anniversaries have become so convenient and efficient. 

Hence, what else is still not an open secret since my last entry? 

The kids? Alhamdullillah...they are doing okay. Getting along just fine. The elder two - Faris & Farah are already working and my youngest girl Nissa is now in a boarding school in Melaka. (and mommy is still struggling at finding recent pix of them...UPDATE Mommy finally did it today!!)

Abe & I....ohhh well. We both hit the 50++ mark. Abe is still braving the horrendous KL traffic each morning. I have decided to take it easy. Have stopped working full time. I freelance and take up job assignments as I see fit. 

Dah menantu? Belum....am not pushing the kids. They are always in my prayers. May Allah guide them in their choice of life partners. May they find someone who will always be their best friend, love them and them giving love to. And lead each other to the straight path to Jannah. 

Bibik ada lagi ke? Nope...I’m the bibik now. Tumirah is the name..heh heh.

So...now that I have no meetings to attend, no clients to haggle with, no killer deadlines to meet, how do I keep myself occupied? Surprisingly, my time is very occupied. I kick start my day by doing laps in the pool. Then there’s mengaji class which is followed by dhuha classes till about noon. I figured I gotta catch up in that department from now on.

Lain-lain..?
Oh ada lah travel here there sikit-sikit. Will blog about it...(fingers crossed...)

Will there be follow up entries after this revive project?
I sure hope so!! Till the next entry, keep the blog-flame burning everyone :) :) :) 


 #blogreviveday #bringthesexyback #6May

20 comments:

Pak Pin said...

Welcome back...never to tired to read a blog update...
yes, let us give blogging another chance.

Arena said...

Yey..congrats. you did it. Next entry please hehe

D said...

Hello, blogger! Two thumbs up!

ManaL said...

50+++? tipu la you look young hehe

tireless mom said...

Happy #blogreviveday :)

Muni Samad said...

so.. it blog revival day... ok ok I will join the bandwagon.. I hope.. hopefully some will read it.. as for you... many many trips to blog about..so get started..! he he

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Wah...so blessed one, can retire & be a Tai Tai at 50....good on u!!

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Making any progress on the butt side as a result of all those laps? Is it paying off? ;)

ummisara said...

kak kay.....sambung2...miss u

kay_leeda said...

Dear Pak Pin,
Yes...let's do it again! Keep posting ya :)

kay_leeda said...

Dear Arena,

I've gone to yours and you are gonna be on my blogroll soon gurl!

kay_leeda said...

AsSalam D,

Yours is pretty good too. Kay bagi 4 bintang :) :) :) :)

kay_leeda said...

Dear Manal,

Kenapa tak percaya ke? Trust tempe that did the wonders...ha ha ha

kay_leeda said...

Dear Tireless Mom,

Happy #blogreviveday to you to! Apo panjang na cito eh kek umah u tu? ;)

kay_leeda said...

Dear Muni Samad,

Blog abt the trips? Ahhh.....let's hope that will not take another 2 years to make its debut ;)

kay_leeda said...

Dear Unker Tommy,

Tired of enduring headaches of others. Wanna just stay low these days.

The butt is still a pain. It's neither shrinking nor expanding. Urghh...tough one that is!

kay_leeda said...

Dear Umisara,

Miss you too!!! Revive yrs plss...plsss :)

Kak Teh said...

i remember learning the photostitch from you, kan? we have all learned so much from each other.

Yati WTL said...

salam perkenalan..
my bloghop start..

Naz in Norway said...

Hello Sista!

Carry on writing! You won't be able to cover what you have been doing since last summer even at the rate of 5 posts per week :D