Hi there!

So this is my first blog post I guess? Thanks for stopping by! I am currently studying journalism, amongst other majors, and thought this would be something fun to play around with (more on this tomorrow) ☺️. It also helps that I adore talking about and discussing things, and love talking to and connecting with people - so this should be fun!

I always joke (but not actually joke, because it’s the legitimate truth haha) that these two photos are so accurate when it comes to me.

I can sometimes be very, very wordy. I don’t know if it is because I’m excited or enthusiastic; because I try really hard to explain things in-depth to people; or because I have a lot to say; and I don’t know whether me typing up paragraphs and essays is good or bad. 

See? I essentially took “I’m wordy” and did all of that with it ^ haha. All I can say is thank you to my friends and family for constantly dealing with this aspect of me - and now, good luck to you all, for endeavouring to do the same :P

Over the past year or so I stumbled across a few blogs and began reading them routinely. I know this blog is new and I'm still unsure of what I want it to be, but I do know what I want to say about certain things so I feel like that's a good place to start.

Here's a thought: Sometimes I think we think way too highly of other people and in turn, inadvertently kind of end up putting ourselves down. I say this because I would read other peoples' writing styles, advice or blogs and:

1. Automatically want to speak in their style or have thought of their words.
2. Feel as if, if I were to make a blog, mine wouldn’t be good enough and could never compare to theirs.

But I'm really trying to remind myself that it’s not about comparing - I am different. I am not supposed to be them. Hopefully by being myself, saying what I think and feel and writing the way I do, someone will like this blog as much as I like other peoples' blogs. I will change, improve, others' styles might influence mine, but I want to try and be as authentic as possible.

One time in high school I was writing a speech and I found myself googling ways to be funny or smart, and then I realised that’s not the way to do it. So, I literally decided to write that in my speech:

I’m going to try and use that mentality right now. If I’m being truthful, I did the exact same thing with starting this whole blogging business - I went and found the very first posts of blogs I read. BUT I am proud to say that this, my very first blog post, it's all 100% me. You may have liked it, or strongly disliked it, but it's me.

I'm not entirely sure what this blog is going to turn into at the moment, but I'm excited to see and hope you guys enjoy!

This is me (fancy, dressed up version - sorry, this photo just really makes me feel very gossip girl-esque haha), nice to meet you! ☺️
(P.S. Thanks for reading this! New blog post will be up tomorrow!) 

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  1. Hello Raa! Welcome to the blogging world :) I hope you'll get as addicted to it, as all of us are. My blog is http://thereadingarmchair.blogspot.com, I'd be glad if you'd visit it and follow it :)

    1. Thanks so much aeriko001! I just popped on over to your blog - excited to keep updated with your posts! :)

  2. Great first post Raashi! Can't wait to see what you do with your blog xoxo (p.s. I totally see where you're coming from - that pic is very gossip girl!)

    1. Thank you so much Emma, I'm so glad I found your blog!!! :)




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