July 2, 2015
Today, I decided to check out my blog again -- Celina the Unicorn on Tumblr. I went to all 116 pages filled with the thoughts and low-quality iTouch photos of a blogger who started exposing her life to the internet in 2011. And how every blogger has put their best foot forward on the internet, I used both. My blog was basically filled with things I've always wanted to share but couldn't verbally. I found ramblings about how difficult school was, thoughts about my life, and I saw bits and pieces of myself with every text, photo, video, and audio post.
What I've shown for the past three years are things that I've always been shy and afraid of showing to other people before. I guess being able to publish small details of my life and interacting with strangers-turned-online-friends paved the way to Celina the Unicorn. I was known for being the girl who looked 14 when in fact she's actually 16 -- but maybe it was because she wore frilly skirts and had a photoshoot with a gigantic teddy bear.
Through Celina the Unicorn, I was able to express myself in ways I didn't imagine I could do.
For the past months, I've been reading so much inspiring blog posts from my favorite bloggers and I'd always ask myself: when will I be able to blog again? I realized that the physical qualities of my blog could be done some other time -- that the only thing (or person, rather) stopping me from blogging again was none other than myself.
So, why the sudden move? Given the circumstances, I'd say that Tumblr and I didn't really work out and I just wanted a breather from it. I was kept unmotivated for the entire 2014 that I'd only post something once or twice a month. Finally moving to Blogspot, I'm hoping to be able to create blog posts that I'll be able to happily look back to in the next few years. This move is somehow like an overused Prang to me -- when some of the colors are empty already, I keep the casing and purchase new refills. You'll just have to clean the casing again and put the news ones -- just like what I'm doing right now. My blogging platform has changed but I'm still keeping Celina the Unicorn with me.
My blog was simply a work in progress. And it still is.
First two photos (from In My Imagination) are by Eri Ranchez