Wednesday, June 17, 2009

PURPLEHEART IS A-YEAR OLD ALREADY!!

Norma baru tersedar yang blog Purpleheart ni telah melangkaui umur setahun rupanya. Cepatnya masa berlalu.
Sedikit awalan cerita bagaimana blog ini dilahirkan. Semasa di UiTM Dungun tahun lepas, ramai pensyarah dan kakitangan yang agak bersemangat mengaktifkan aktiviti penulisan mereka, ada yang sibuk dengan menulis buku, membuat penyelidikan, dan beberapa aktiviti lain selain daripada mengajar.

Unfortunately still plenty of us...yes let me repeat, 'us' means including myself hardly have time to actually sit down and write. All that I was busy into was my teaching and my administration works and my students and my children and bla...bla..bla but not writing! One of the approaches that the university has engaged to increase the writing activity amongst the academician (like that we have so much time to do that!) was to promote the blogging activity.


One lecturer confirmed that an easier and time-friendly writing activity would be to have blog ourselves. You can write whenever you have time and whenever you feel like writing...there is no end to blogging...there is no need for a conclusion in blog writing. It is just you and your own space...it is just you and your own 'title' along with your own concept and idea...nobody was to to tell you any wrong!!!

There would be neither specific theme nor specific analysis to be used in blog writing...all you just have to do is write! Easy wasn't it?? Unlike the endless research and analysis findings of a
specific topic that you'd sometimes do not know what it meant??...hmmm

Workshops, courses, and talks were held to promote the blogging activities...and most of the lecturers were interested to join in and the blogging activities began. I joined in too, just to see whether I could manage one, eventhough I hardly had any gap to fit in the 2 - 3 hours of workshop!

One friend who has started blogging much earlier than me and has got three different blogs herself was encouraging me to start one. I was quite reluctant at first with the thought that I would have NO time to write. Thanks to her for her support!

Gradually, I began to tame myself to the world of blogging...visited blogs of others and learnt myself that this is what I wanted to do...even my students were so surprised towards my attempt for blogging. And I told them, "Puan Norma would have no time to entertain you guys anymore...because I'd be very busy writing down memoirs of myself!" ... and I could see some doubtful faces from the students....they knew...a busy person like Puan Norma, has she got time to write about herself???

After all, it wasn't that knotty. I enjoyed it and still enjoying it. One-full year has passed...with far less number of entries than I would expected...still I survive.. have not decided to quit...but anything could happen that will change my decision.

Till then, I will still write...enjoying much to myself than with others, but to those who came and dropped by...so much thanks because you could somehow share some blissful experiences and thoughts, humble stories and chronicles of an ordinary person like myself...

7 comments:

manlaksam said...

Salam nj,
Pak man baru pertama kali jenguk ke blog ni. Jadi sudah semesti nya lah kena tinggalkan jejak.
Terus kan usaha nj, tulis dan tulis dan tulis.
Semoga dengan tulisan itu akan dapat memanfaatkan orang lain.

yginsaf4 said...

macam baru semalam me jenguk blog akak norma inih.. ihihi

teddy_girl86 said...

salam..
hai angah..
jijah sentul here..
rindu nya kat angah n family..
sronok lak baca blog angah ni..
ermmm dah hampir 4 bln kan angah dok sana...skjap je rasanya..
tp luthfil cam tu jgak..tak kurus2..hee..rindu nya ngan luthfil..
nadrah lak makin cun dah skang..msti rah sronok dok sana..
haikal lak dah besar..cute lak tu...
ermm hari ni besday mak..
kalo angah ada kat sentul msti angah masak sedap2 ni..
angah family sihat??
cam ner life kat sana ok??

nj said...

pak man...
Selamat datang ke 'rumah'. Dan salam perkenalan buat pak man...terima kasih atas dorongan..

en_me...
tu la ye...tup tup SETAHUN dah!

jijah...
terima kasih la krn sudi baca blog angah. Memang dah buat entri ucapan mak kelmarin, menunggu pagi ni je publish. Bebudak ni mcm biasala Jah...seronok je memanjang. Jah nak dtg sini? Mari le...

Neeza Shahril said...

Happy Anniversary purpleheart...
semoga setahun akan jadi bertahun-tahun.. InsyaAllah..

cara ni kita dapat kongsi pengalaman dan melepaskan bosan kan.. ;)

Cik Peesha said...

Happy anniversary to purple-heart.

...One friend who has started blogging much earlier than me and has got three different blogs herself was encouraging me to start one...

Just wondering who's your great friend that has 3 blogs herself? She's amazing I guess!

:))

nj said...

neeza...
thanks...seronok sebab blogging dpt temu ramai kawan...

peesha...
yes!...remember the first workshop I attended with you..terus buat blog lepas tu...