Actually, I don’t think I have the guts of writing each and every entry in English. It’s quite challenging for me as I’m not really really good in English. Yes I can communicate in English but the usage of the vocab? Naah~.. just simple words as long as you get my message. Since it’s challenging, I’m thinking of have a go. Pheeeww. Anyhow, I’m a little bit afraid that my blog would “looks like a formal speech” rather than “a diary that talks about everything and I’m fluently writing it without a doubt that there’s no grammatical or whatsoever error”. Even right now I’m facing some difficulty as I couldn’t express my feeling well like in previous entry due to the fact that…. I don’t know how to explain it well in English! Besides, my brain is suddenly working and thinking in English?! 0_o In malay, u can easily rojak anything as all of us are talking rojak language! But, in English… faham-faham sendiri ler.
Actually, I was wondering what could happen if I’m blogging in English? How will I spill out my feelings or opinions towards something? Can you guys understand what I’m talking about? And how many hours would I spend on each entry by thinking, writing and re-read it back just to ensure that there’s no obvious error and everyone understand what I’m talking about. And, I couldn’t imagine how I might write style diary entry? Can I pull it off well? Or I might just end up looking like an 9th grade student trying to write what she felt and trying to describe the apparel that she’s wearing, which the entry gonna look quite cute provided that you are really a 9th grade student. 0_o The truth is, you are 3rd year university student and you still cannot write well in English? Shame on me!
Anyway, what’s the advantage of having an English written blog? From what I observed, I could gain international followers!! How cool is that? Your followers not just come from Malaysia or Indonesia, but also from Australia, New Zealand, etc.. This means people from around the world know you! Can you imagined while you’re walking alone, on a street, in London and then someone approached you telling you that they are your big fan. And you were flattered with their statement and then you guys snap a picture together. Then, this particular someone upload it in his blog stating that he is soo happy that he met you and what a small world it is. Whoaaa..Talking about worldwide fame huh? ^_^
Then, what’s the baaad (mbeek…mbeeek) news? If you are not really good in English, you might end up posting entries full of poor sentences which kinda….affect your reputation? Before this, your readers love your sempoi , main-tibai-bahasa-melayu entry. And then, somehow when you start change your blog language, your readers still love your way of writing provided that you wrote it well. But, if the writing turns out the other way round, they might commenting you to write the usual way stating that it’s more lively, etc. or maybe certain of them would just bluntly stated that this and this sentence should be like this. And that words are inappropriately used. Etc, etc, etc. It’s kinda discouraging though. But if you insist on writing it in English, it could be a good way to improve! Am I right? =)
Soooo.. Do you think I should start to write entries in English? Whataya think? Any other comments?
3 months ago