Blog Challenge #02: Why/How you started blogging?

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I started this blog seven years ago, in 2010, and oh my goddess, that's a lot! I remember I was spending a lot of time on anime forums, and there was a topic about personal blogs, and maybe someone told me about blogs before, I'm not entirely sure, but it seemed fun and I decided to start one too. Thinking about it, at the time I might have just wanted some space where I could write about things that I like, that interest me, and to share them with people that might come across my blog.

When I made the blog I was enthusiastic about it, I wanted to write and write, but as I grew up I started not paying as much attention to it, which is a shame, shame on me, and still, at the same time I always had the blog at the back of my head as an escape place.

I didn't have a topic to write about, so I posted this poem by Mircea Cărtărescu, author we were studying at the time in school. I don't have a subject for my blog now either, I just go wild, I guess, and write whatever.

I still think blogging is fun, and I still am enthusiastic about it, I love writing on here, although most of the posts remain forgotten as drafts until enough time passes and I delete them. I even remember some of the posts I didn't publish. 

Back on topic. Another reason why I started blogging is because I wanted to read, follow, and comment on other blogs. I like it when people share stories, funny or not. There are so many blogs I could learn from, some that would brighten my day, and some that would inspire me. I like everything about blogging, thinking about what process the author went through, and relating with them in a way or another. It pulls me out of the everyday life, even though I might be reading about everyday life (and somehow almost never writing a reply to the article I am reading. Bad me.)

Bottom line, blogging is fun.  ゚・ヾ╲(◕‿◕)╱・゚

Blog Challenge #01: Meet the Blogger!

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Along the time I think I wrote quite a lot of stuff about myself on the blog, but I don't remember writing a blog post entirely about myself. I have the memory span of a beetroot, so don't blame me if I can't remember if I did or did not do it.

On my first year of college, someone had the idea of calling ourselves using nicknames rather that our real names. After looking up the meaning of the name, thinking it represents me, and also because I weirdly like names that start with an A, I picked Akira. I can't figure out why, but I always thought an A-name would fit me better, like Angela (my kindergarden name-crush), or Alex. Later, Akira turned into Aki and since then I am Aki. Pleased to meet you all! Haha!

I was born in a small village that, quite frankly, I don't want to talk about. I didn't like anything about it, starting with the people. Everyone was too focused on showing others how good their lives were, and how wealthy they were, something I could never understand. Now I live in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. I absolutely love the city, I loved it even before I first came here. If you ever visit Cluj, I highly recommend visiting Grădina Botanică, it's wonderful! 

I started the Faculty of Letters in Cluj, but I failed my first year. I decided to try again, and after another two years spent at the faculty, I realised that that wasn't what I wanted to do. Also due to financial situation I decided that it was best to get a full time job and think about college at a later time. Now I'm working in retail, and although it's not the kind of job I would like to have for a long time I am happy that I can pay the rent and bills.

I always liked writing, and even when I'm not writing I keep thinking about it. I have a load of ideas, and sometimes I'm happy writing just whatever. Unfortunately I am out of practice of actually writing, so I will save you from reading anything I would come up with right now. Well, except for this blog post. 

I also like music, autumn and rain. I am the kind of person that listens to whatever music, can't wait for the leaves to change colour in autumns, and sometimes "forgets" the umbrella in the bag when going home from work on a rainy day.  ()

Blog challenge!

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So, long story short, I decided to make a small blog challenge. I have a couple of free days, and I remembered I actually own a blog. I have no idea what on earth I am doing on here anymore, but at the same time I don't see why I shouldn't be doing anything at all.

I am going to post every topic of the challenge once a week, I haven't quite decided on a day, but I think I'll post them on Sundays. 

That being said, let the challenge begin! 

           P.S.: Anyone can take part in the challenge if you wish so.