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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Why Do I Blog?


Dear all my Blogger friends in Indonesia, Happy National Blogger Day! 

National Blogger Day was proclaimed on October, 27, 2007 by the Minister of Communication and Information Technology at the first national blogger party (Pesta Blogger) in Jakarta. It's the biggest blogger gathering around the country, attended by 500 bloggers. Actually, the first Pesta Blogger was held one year after I signed up and joined blogging platform.

Starting My First Blog

I started writing blog 12 years ago. Some people would say "COOL! Awesome! or Great!", but I think this is not something that determines or becomes a measure that I am a reliable blogger. I'm not that good. I always try my best. What I realize, there are so many young and new bloggers that have better writing skills, even their blogs are better than mine. Whereas, I still use the old template, but I love it so much.

For me, blog is a virtual personal journal, at first I only wrote about public interest, public opinion, literary works, and random stuff, but now I also write about product review and I do monetize my blog as well.  Why do I blog at www.zeelhouette.com in English? It's because when I created this blog, I was an English Departement student and I intended to train the ability of my English skill. Actually it's a media for me practicing and learning English in a fun way. You can visit my other blog in Bahasa Indonesia at www.ruangbacadantulis.com.


What is blogger?

There are many people ask me "What is blog / blogger?" When I described in a simple way, that blog is kind of personal website, some people would understand easily. It's written based on stories, experiences, reviews, opinions of the authors (a.k.a bloggers). The blog contents can be as diverse as family, beauty, pregnancy, books, traveling, lifestyle, technology, education, fiction, food, and many more.

Blogger Income

"Do bloggers make money? some would ask again, and the answer is "Yes, they definitely do!". One of my bloggers friends, Lisa Nuraeni, has written a great article about blogger income on her blog https://www.lisanuraeni.com, you can read her article entitled "Penghasilan Seorang Blogger". Nowadays, bloggers can become a profession as well. They can earn money by monetizing their blog. Being a blogger is not an easy thing. You should have passion on writing and manage your blog seriously. Blogging can be a great way to help market or promote business, product, or even service. We can provide everything through our blog and use it for informative purposes. 

The Reason Why I Love Blogging

Blog means a lot to me; it can help me to express myself and share my passions, share knowledge, refine my writing skill, build network, and get income. 

Blog Collaboration

I am writing this article for a national blogger day and blog collaboration with my community friends of Bandung Hijab Blogger. If you are interested in the world of Blogging and live in Bandung, you may join our community, Bandung Hijab Blogger .


Bandung Hijab Blogger x ACT (Aksi Cepat Tanggap)

On September, 28 , 2018 a large earthquake struck in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The magnitude 7.5 quake was located 77 km away from the provincial capital Palu. It was preceded by a sequence of foreshocks, the largest of which was a magnitude 6.1 tremor. The combined effects of the earthquake and tsunami  struck Palu and led to the deaths of at least 2,100 people.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) was officially launched legally as a foundation engaged in social and humanitarian fields, starting from emergency response activities, then developing its activities to post-disaster recovery programs, community empowerment and development.

From the support provided through ACT, Bandung Hijab Blogger hopes that bloggers are not only writing and sharing good things through virtual media, but can also provide real action in helping anyone in need.

HAPPY NATIONAL BLOGGER DAY! 
"Keep writing, keep sharing!"

52 comments:

  1. Haha. Sama. Aku juga agak gimana kalau org menyangka ngeblog itu kegiatan yang wah atau gimana gitu. Padahal org yg suka nulis tuh ya banyak. Tinggal mau atau nggak nya. Blogku di tumblr pun pake Inggris buat ngelatih skill inggris. Tp karena masih kurang menguasai kosa kata yang berkaitan dengan niche beauty, akhirnya melipir pake indo lagi hha. ♡♡♡

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  2. Waaa, Teh Ziaa. ini blognya baru baca. kece banget. semua dalam bahasa inggris. jd ada tantangan tersendiri gak sih teh punya blog berbahasa inggris?

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  3. agree with the writing... Very inspiring

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  4. Dulu pernah idealis pas nulis tapi terkikis sama rasa takut ��

    Padahal kan buat ajang latihan tapi ya gitu deh salahnya aku terlalu baperan saat itu ��

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  5. Waah samaan ya Mbak, saya jg ngeblog udah dari 12thn lalu.
    Ngeblog itu butuh konsistensi, butuh keseriusan juga apalagi klo udah dikejar DL hehehh
    Tapi saya mah ngeblog suka-suka, for fun. Karena yaaa saya orangnya simple gak mau yg ribet2 heheh

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  6. woowwww.. i just read ur blog, and make me relized one thing. should i start write my blog in English? hmm intersting 🤔

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  7. OMG, kamu dah lama juga ya ngeblognya. Kereeen!
    Dan sama seperti kamu, blog menjadi tempat untuk mengekspesikan diri, Tp sekarng blog malah jd tempatku mencari nafkah.

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  8. 12 tahun lalu aku masih baca2 blog dan ngerasa terpesona sama mereka yang menulis. Elah, ternyata saya ikut terjun di dalamnya

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  9. OMG 12 tahun :''') aku tau blog aja belum itu mah. Salut sama teteh yg masih komit di blog niii

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  10. mantaap teh, 12 tahun lalu, aku masih alay teteh dah ngeblog :)

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  11. blogging emang bikin kita jadi nambah temen dan skill menulis juga lambat laun jadi bertambah ya teh

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  12. Wow...
    I know this blog from Zia when we first met.
    But i really surprised that 12nd years for blogging.

    Soo awesome!

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  13. 12 years is amazing journey... Good things take times. Keep writing and show up to the world who we are and how our skills will be meaningful for others

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  14. Aku baru tau kalau teh zia punya blog dalam bahasa inggris, yg aku tau yg ruangbacadantulis itu. Wow it’s so amazing to have a blog with fully english in it. Aku juga mau sbnernya. Tapi grammar aku masih acak2an jadi ga pede kalo nulis full bahasa inggris kaya gini. Keren pokoknya teh zia. Semangat terus yah ngeblognya

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  15. waaa teh Zia, aku setuju banget sama kata-kata "there are so many young and new bloggers that have better writing skills, even their blogs are better than mine" aku masih suka jiper kalau liat blog orang lebih bagus :')

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  16. Aku suka sama teh Zia ini. Punya 2 blog dengan 2 bahasa. Keren teh!!

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  17. keren ih, Mba Zia udah ngeblog sejak 12 tahun lalu. Saya 12 tahun lalu ngapain yaa? kayaknya belum kepikiran untuk punya blog deh, tapi memang sudah suka nulis sih :)

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  18. Awesome, 12 years ngeblognya? Ini kalau seorang anak udah siap mature ya blognya. Pasti banyak banget pengalamannya ya Teh setelah ngeblog selama itu?

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  19. Kereennn dechh...

    Aq jg smpt kpikiran pgn bikin blog dlm b inggris, tp baru mikirinnya aja udh mumet duluu 😂😂

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  20. Waaaaah. Keren banget bisa kenal blog diusia 12 tahun. Keep inspiring teh 😍. Ngeblog dengan bahasa inggri jadi bikin para pembaca melatih kosa kata juga. Keren!

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  21. keren teh...very inspiring untuk latihan nulis juga dalam bahasa lain

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  22. keren teteh 12 taun bisa konsisten ngeblog. Blog ak pernah berdebu 2 taun kebelakang :-(

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  23. Luarbiasaaaa....Lae 12 tahun masih ngeraba-raba komputer aja. Semangat yaa!

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  24. Definitely agree with you teh. Keep inspiring :D

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  25. Terkeren teteh aku jd termotivasi :)

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  26. 12 tahun yang lalu aku masih anak SMP labil yang baru puber, baru bisa ngecengin orang, tapi teteh ini udah kenal blog dan masih bertahan sampai sekarang. Salutttt luar biasa teh.. *sungkem*

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  27. Keren bgt!!! Wishlist nih belajar grammar yg baik, karena soon aku pgn blog aku jg punya 1 artikel pk bhs inggris lah hahaha

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  28. Selamat Hari Bloger Nasional!
    Blogging membuat hariku lebih berwarna-warni.

    Meski mood masih sering up and down.
    Buat I still have that passion, blogging ^^

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  29. waww teteh keren dan lagi 12tahun nge-blog amaazing

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  30. happy happy national blogger day yaaa...aku ngga sempet buat postingan khusus eeeuy hehehe. Semangat terus untuk ngeblog yang penting yaaa

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  31. Wah udah lama juga ya 12 tahun ngeblog, sudah banyak suka dukanya blogger berarti ya mba. Selamat hari blogger nasionsl

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  32. Baca blok teh Zia mah greget banget, selain pake bahasa inggris ternyata udah lama banget ngeblognya dan masih istiqomah. Keren banget teh, Baarakallaahu fiikum

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  33. Saya ngeblog baeu mulai 2009 itu jg ga konsisten sampai tdl saya mati krn ga dibayar. Alhamdulillah tahun ini bismillah mau menulis serius lagi impiannya pengen jadi blogger profesional

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  34. Aku ngeblog, awalnya karena aku memang suka nulis. Terus juga nyalurin kebawelan yang tak bisa dikeluarin maksimal di alam nyata. Dan begitu serius, eh malah dapet penghasilan. Ya sudah, makin cinta sajah. Hobi yang dibayar itu memang warbiyasak! :)))

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  35. Wah, baru tau nih kalau Mbak Zia ini blogger senior. Ya kirain baru 10 tahunan lah ngeblognya.
    Sungkemmm kalau gitu... Hihihi.
    Setuju deh, blog bagiku juga sarana mengekspresikan diri, menyampaikan informasi, dan masih banyak lagi.
    Happy national blogger day jugaaa Mbak Zia ��

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  36. Masih banyak orang ngira, ngeblog itu 'WOW' banget. Padahal cuman nulis aja bisa kok di blog.

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  37. Should i start blogging with english language like you, Teh? ��

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  38. 12tahun sedang apa Saya saat itu?? Mohon bimbingannya mba menjadi blogger yang tidak menyalahi aturan

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  39. 12 tahun kurang lebih sama ya mbak aku mulai ngeblog juga di tahun itu dulu. Dulu th 2008 aku punya blog bahasa Inggris juga tapi....tapi isinya review dari luar :)

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  40. Mba kamu keren banget, 12 tahun udah ngeblog. Sungkem banget ah hehehe
    englishnya keren juga, ajarin Mbaaaaaa
    Selamat Hari Ngeblog Nasional ya Mba

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  41. Baru tau ada Bandung Hijab Blogger ya. Semoga terus konsisten ngeblognya.

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  42. Jadi blogger emang fun and can make me happy, aku baru tahu tentang komunitas nya mba, pengen gabung ☺️

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  43. Wahh mba udah konsisten yah, dengan bahasan blog bahasa inggris gini.. aku jadi kepengen juga tapi masih terkendala ini dengan bahasa takut salah, mau tau jalan cerita awalnya doung mba kapan mulainya dan tipsnya gimna?

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  44. Minder tth udh 12 tahun dan ume baru bbrp bulan 😔

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  45. teteh aku baru tahu loh ternyata teteh udah 12 tahun emang keren bangetssss :)

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  46. Teh Ziii, aku baru tau yang english version kayak gini. Nice and cool 😚

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  47. Selamat hari Blogger Nasional 2018, kak. Maap telat ngucapin kayak gitu. Tetep semangat menulis untuk berbagi informasi dan pengetahuan.

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  48. wah udah lama banget ya ngeblognyaaa. aku udah 8 tahun, dulu alaaay banget masih ala-ala curhat2 macem raditnya dika gitu tapi versi gak lucu. tapi i will keep those things soalnya nanti suatu hari aku akan lihat tulisan2 lama dan ketawa-ketawa sendiri liat seberapa jauh aku tumbuh.

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  49. Mba Zia keren banget! Jadi inspirasi banget nih buat blogger pemula kayak saya. Blognya mba bahasa inggris jadi tantangan tersendiri juga buat yang baca.

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  50. Subhanallah...12 years. Then, you are a senior blogger, sis. Happy National Blogger Day.

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