Virtual Blog Tour: My Writing Process

I’ve been having bad episodes of writer’s block and I’m glad Noor tagged me in this post. I love writing and it helped me so much in every possible way. I don’t only write on this blog, I have another blog and I have a journal where I carry everywhere so this tag is really suited for me. Thanks Noor!

1. What am I working on? 

I’m trying my best to show my personality through my blog. I want my post to be well written but at the same time, I want it to be fun and doesn’t sound too formal. Most of the time, I don’t plan what I write. I just go to my blog platform, put a photo and write anything that comes in my head like what I am doing right now. Sometimes I don’t even proofread it. So I guess that’s what I’m really trying to make use of: planning.

2. How does my work differ from others of its type/genre? 

Every blog has its own identity to it because not all bloggers are the same. My blog doesn’t have a specific niche or theme. I just write what I want to write may it be about food, travel, fashion, beauty or anything about my life. What differs my work from everyone else’s is I guess sometimes I get too personal and I would just pour my heart out to what I’m feeling. Besides my blog, I write poems and proses as well which I sometimes post on my Tumblr so I think I’m more creative and in touch with my feelings in that sense.

3. Why do you write what you do? 

I started blogging for one reason: self expression. I started when I was in college where I felt really lost in the real world. I couldn’t voice out my opinion to others cos I was shy or scared someone will judge me so I made a personal blog where I can just be myself. It helped me a lot and I’ve never stopped since. Sometimes readers would message me how I inspired them in some way and that keeps me going. There are things in my life that happened that I just want to share it in my blog hoping everyone could relate to it.

4. How does my writing process work?

I have that notebook on the photo where I write my blog post ideas, blurbs on my mind, poems, proses, my thoughts and some doodles. Sometimes it acts as a journal as well and after I write a draft in it, I polish it in another page or on my phone using the notepad so I can easily edit and delete some words. If it’s good enough, I can post it here or on my Tumblr but if it’s too personal, then it stays on my notebook. :p

My nominees:

Joyce from BitsOfJoyce

Camie from WildSpirit

Natalia from DreamerInTheCity

Cindy from PeeIntoTheWind

Elisha from LoveElisha

You can join if you want to! 🙂

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35 Comments

  • Reply
    Kath Rivera
    October 19, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Thank you for sharing the ideas behind your blog. I also blog because I want to express my self but now I blog because I want to share my thoughts on a certain product.

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      Alissa
      October 19, 2014 at 11:34 am

      Yeah as long as it’s making us happy, then we should continue what we’re doing 🙂

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    Kim
    October 19, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Loved this post. I can definitely relate to the why. I have always had a personal blog and have jumped platforms over and over, but the why is always the same. Sometimes it’s just easier to say what you truly feel to complete strangers!

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      Alissa
      October 20, 2014 at 1:36 am

      Exactly! Honestly, I don’t show this blog to anyone I know IRL except to my cousins or good friends. It’s easier that way.

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    Joenah Joyce
    October 19, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Thank you for the tag, Ali. <3 Can't wait to answer these qustions. I'm having fun reading yours 🙂

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      Alissa
      October 20, 2014 at 1:36 am

      You’re welcome joyce 🙂 xo

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    Imdeb
    October 19, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Really great post,enjoyed the reading.such an interesting one.

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    JHANZEY
    October 19, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Definitely love this post! This gives people the idea that blogging is something that we think about, not just random blurbs when we feel like it. <3

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      Alissa
      October 20, 2014 at 1:36 am

      Thanks Jhanzey! 🙂 and yes exactly! it actually takes effort

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    Hazel Asoy
    October 19, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I have been and will always continue as a fan of you and your writings Ali. I like how you use words and convey your message 🙂

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      Alissa
      October 20, 2014 at 1:38 am

      Aww Thanks Hazel! That’s sweet of you! Thanks for reading my blog even if I don’t use Tumblr as my platform anymore.:)

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    Natalia
    October 19, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Thanks for tagging me Alissa, this looks like it’ll be really fun and introspective to write! I really loved reading your answers, it was great to get insight into your process!

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      Alissa
      October 20, 2014 at 1:40 am

      Thanks Natalia! 🙂 I would love to know how you do it

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    Noor Unnahar
    October 20, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    You write so well Alissa. I am so glad you chose blogging for self expression. It’s the best way.

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      Alissa
      October 22, 2014 at 1:41 am

      Thanks for this tag Noor! 🙂

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    Zoe @ La Vie en Zoe
    October 20, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I love this tag! So interesting to see how everyone works! 🙂 I love blogging for the same reason, and it’s a wonderful way to express yourself and just do what makes your heart happy!

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      Alissa
      October 21, 2014 at 1:05 am

      It is! 🙂 Thanks Zoe!

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    Daniela Reyes
    October 21, 2014 at 12:16 am

    This is a very interesting post, thank you for sharing it. P.S. I know the feeling about writing, my language is spanish and in my blog I try to write in spanish and english, and I’m not so good at writing english, but I’m learning.

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      Alissa
      October 21, 2014 at 1:05 am

      The best way to learn it is to write it and to me, you’re english is actually good! 🙂

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    Lea Villena
    October 21, 2014 at 12:54 am

    You write beautifully <3 captivating!

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      Alissa
      October 21, 2014 at 1:04 am

      Really? Thanks!

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    The Creative Lass
    October 21, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Same thoughts with number 1! I want my blog too be formal, but with some sense of my personality. I don’t want to lose the personal touch.

    No matter how many personal/lifestyle blog there are, I also believe that they will be different from one another. There are no two same persons (even twins) so there will never be two same blogs. Haha.

    I can’t think of any writing process I have. Most of the time, my Notes app is what I rely on. Whenever I think of something, I type it down. But most of my drafts aren’t published. Haha I don’t want to have my own process or routine because it might look like a “work” which should not be. My blog is simply my outlet of thoughts so I blog whatever and whenever I want to. 🙂

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      Alissa
      October 21, 2014 at 8:53 am

      I know twin who blog and you’re right! They are two different bloggers with a unique blog.
      I don’t even have drafts cos II just write righta way which I know is kind of bad sometimes but it works for me. 🙂

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    Sam
    October 21, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Thank you for sharing this. Activities that give me things to reflect on always improve my writing

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    Deanna
    October 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Love this! I have a blogging notebook where I jot ideas down and sketch in it, too. I think I’ll do this on my blog as well!

    http://www.rosegoldfox.com/

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      Alissa
      October 22, 2014 at 1:41 am

      Please do! :)I’d love to read how you do it.

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    Bhuboy1223
    October 21, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I also use process in the things i do, but i call it daily routine or daily method of operation- Noel

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    Corinne C
    October 21, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I can’t believe you don’t proof read always. I proof read and still get loads of mistakes, haha!

    Corinne x
    http://www.skinnedcartree.com

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      Alissa
      October 22, 2014 at 1:40 am

      haha yeah I don’t. I get excited too much I guess

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    Sumit Surai
    October 22, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    The best thing I liked about the post is you write what you like. All the best

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    Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen
    October 23, 2014 at 12:40 am

    It’s nice to know more about you, Alissa!

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    stephanie
    October 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Hi! Found ya through Areeba. Glad I did! I love your blog! I’m a sucker for proofreading! I check and recheck!

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    Janine Ella
    October 25, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Great post Alissa! If I were to do this post, I’m not sure if I could really write something. Haha. I have a lot of things and ideas on what to write and I feel so unorganized! I actually have posts in my drafts and when I decide to publish it, I have this habit of reading everything then I delete some parts and I another ones! So confusing and tedious! Hahaha.

    We have the same thoughts on #2 as well! I don’t really want to settle in a specific niche because for me, it doesn’t have a variety. I can’t imagine posting about food or fashion or travel alone. Because I don’t go to posh cafes or restos regularly, I don’t dress up everyday because I am damn lazy most of the time, and I don’t even travel a lot. Haha! So yeah, I want to share almost everything under the sun which goes to your third item on the list. Self expresssion 🙂

    P.S. I’m so sorry for the loong comment. Haha

    xoxo
    http://www.itsjaninella.com

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    Maureen
    January 16, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    I love this, having a ‘peek’ into your writing process. With times and more writing you will eventually find your ‘voice’ and style that works well for you 🙂

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