Why Am I Blogging in English?

February 14, 2017

MMU Melaka
Because I'm not a good Malay speaker?? Nahhhhhhh hahahahahha....

First and foremost, English is not my forte and obviously I’m not a native speaker.

Malay is my mother tongue. Writing in English is very different and it’s so difficult for me to distinguish between two accents at the same time even though I'm just writing.

I would say that when it comes to the communication and elaboration stuff, I will prefer to deliver it in my own language. Yes, I feel more confidence, have a better grip of local sayings, and secure from any misunderstanding.

Plus, when I write in my own language, I do believe that I can build closer relationships with other bloggers especially from my region, Malaysia, but the consequence is my words couldn’t reach to the edges of the world since Malay isn’t the world’s lingua franca.

Back to my story hahahahaha…. Frankly speaking, I choose English because I want to enhance my English skills. Yup! For real, I’m not a good speaker nor writer. I love to learn many languages (including Germany) but I haven’t master them yet.

So, as a forward move, I decided to have a blog and post some of my thoughts. With intention, hoping that people who read my words can help me improve my English.

At first, I was a bit scared and overthinking about what my friends and other people might say, maybe some will start talking at our back, judging and keep criticizing our words.
“Your sentence is such a mess”, “Your English is so broken” or maybe “You should stop, seriously”. I took those words as an encouragement and believe in myself that I can do better and better next time.

I believe that, I won’t know it until I start! It’s just my negative-brainy side that keep teasing me *sigh.

Be Confident!

Instead of giving up, I promise to myself that I will work harder and prove that I’m not like what they said.

Other than that, I found that when I’m writing in my own language, my target group will be smaller, than writing in a global language like English – a language many Internet users speak. Since my goal is to spread my words across the atmosphere, I choose to write in English because writing in English will naturally have a bigger audience and more readers.

So, for all that would like to blog in English but are too afraid to try (like me), I'd like for them to try to write at least one post. You can write about any topic that you like. For those of you who write in English and it's not your mother tongue (also like me hehe…)Keep calm, for me the things in blogging is being yourself, mistakes and all. As the saying goes, mistake is the best teacher. Teacher is a lovely person.

So why should we be afraid, right?

but, some teachers might be a little bit fierce tho. Jaga-jaga hahahahahahah!!!!

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38 comments

  1. Sometimes, I also write an entry in English and I know that I'll make a lot of grammatical error in my post. But, at least I'm trying!
    It's really good for you that confident to blog in english and congratulation for that, dik!

    Btw, followed here too. :)

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    1. We learn from mistakes, right. Thanks kak Ana for that support. I appreciate that. :)

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  2. Support! The next thing you'll realize that chance of being critics by using fault grammar or whatsoever were approximately equal to 0. Haha.

    Keep up the good work amer. Let your future self thanks you for this. ^^

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    1. I hope so. Thanks eyqa for the compliment. Thanks for following too :)

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  3. Practise will make you become perfect.... Good try and be confident as you said.....

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  4. Agreed with you. I know I made a lot of grammatical error in my post too but i'll keep trying to write in English. To be honest, I'm afraid that people that know who I am will judging my writting, so I try my best to keep my blog from them. But I'm willing to get the encouragement word from other people xD

    Followed you btw :) http://claudiasrj.blogspot.com/

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    1. That's so true.I guess, I've made a lot more mistake that you hahahha... but, it's okay to try and make mistake. No one is perfect tho hahaha .. thanks for following!!!

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  5. Hi! First of all, you have a good grammar. English is also not my native language but I prefer using it. Don't be bothered much by your grammar because sometimes its not the grammar that counts, its how you convey your ideas. Lastly, we're don't need to please others, just be yourself! :)

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    1. Thanks Alyssa for the precious vibes. If only this world is loaded with people like you. :')

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  6. Hey same with me! I blog in English hoping to improve my language.

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    1. Hahahaha.. may the force be with us hahaha

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  7. My reasons are pretty much the same as yours although I have one additional reason which is - writing in English makes me look more professional and mature instead of Malay. Atleast that's what I thought haha I'm more comfortable (and proficient) talking using the English slang instead of the formal boring English. Probably because I watched way too much English tv shows and youtube videos.

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    1. Right, especially the movies with science fiction genre. Fuhh.. too much to digest when watching it without subtitle hahahah.. Thanks for following :)

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    2. Yeah I agree with you. When I write in bm, it'll either sound too informal or too formal hahah! Kinda awkward

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    3. Ya right.. so true hahahahhaha. It's kinda awkward when we should use "saya" or "aku" , but BM is still the best :3

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  8. I actually just change my blog language to English in mid Nov last year. Can I just say that I blog in English because everybody does? Hahaha.

    Along with, I started being serious in blogging and I want to blog professionally but with a friendly manner too? And Malay couldn't do both, especially the personal pronouns are better in English. But sometimes I use rojak Malay-English though.

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    1. That's good tho. At least you've tried a new things. Yes I agreed with that, instead of "aku" we can use "I". It sounds better hahahahah

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  9. I am impressed by your courage to write in English. I like to read blog in both languages either Malay or Bahasa Inggeris, but I still never thought of changing the language in in my blog.

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    1. Thanks Mayy Jie, for me, there is no right or wrong to write in bilingual. It's just how u express yourself through the words is matter. Do follow me huhu..

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  10. Practice is the best choice to learn anything! Dont give up and you can do it

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    1. Thank you Am Puzz (nice name tho) hahaha.. I will keep trying!! Yeah!!

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  11. I think it's great that more Malaysian bloggers have started to blog in English. It's a sign that we want to improve. To make mistakes is inevitable anyway when it comes to learn another language.

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    1. Thanks. Let's keep spreading the positiveness :)

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  12. It feels good to see many bloggers use English in their blog (including you). Go ahead! You can use whatever language that you feel comfortable. As long as the message conveyed effectively, any grammatical mistake is forgiven. :)

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    1. Kannn.. why not we try something new in our life. Talk in Malay, write in English. What does the people say?? hm sambil mengelam, minum air eh? hahahaha. Grammatical error with me, berpisah tiada :3

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  13. Keep doing in what you love to do!

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  14. Go for it! Ignore whatever people said about it. Take it that as a positive thing which help us to do way better in the future :)

    Fatina Mudz | www.fatinamdzfr.blogspot.com

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    1. That's what I really want to say. Go for it!

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  15. takpalah, yg lain comment in english, sy komen BM la 😉 situasi yg selalu berlaku, grammar salah diejek. sebut salah pun diejek 😒. sy mmg lemah english, yg ejek sy pun bukan org lain, sepupu sendiri 😠 kadang2, kerana ejekan tu lah akan buat kita rasa down. sy cuba bangkit, rajinkan diri untuk bljr English & Arab. alhamdulillah, walau tak lancar macam air mengalir tapi dah boleh speaking dua bahasa tu dgn lectures 😄 yg penting, keberanian harus ada

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    1. Hahahaha.. wahh bahasa Arab lagi power kak.. Untung lah dpt blajar banyak bahasa asing. Yang penting niat tu untuk cari ilmu dah cukup bagus. Pasal kena ejek tu, take it as a challenge.. Baru bersemangat hihihi..

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    2. kan, memula memang semangat akan down 😢. tapi bila fikiran dah normal, hati dah sado 💪 apa yg diejek tu, take it as a challenge 😉 pening juga bljr bahasa arab, tapi bila org sekeliling lancar arab, tu yg bersemangat. tak hirau dah kepeningan yg melanda 😄

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    3. Practices make perfect tho hahah. Teruskan usaha.

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  16. Its actually good to blog in English! And agreed with your point that if writing in Malay, tak semua org dapat baca. I mean, if you want your blog to be known internationally, kena lah tulis dlm English. Pedulikan grammar error etc sbb mat salleh yg non native english speaker pun fail jugak bab grammar :P

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    1. if you like... do it! Betul tu.. kalau nak kisah pasal accent lagi lah.. so be ourselves, be confident and don't forget to be amerzing!!!! hahaha

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  17. wow so impresed with your blog. you can istiqamah nak write in english dalam setiap post. saya pun masih dalam usaha nak practice tulis dalam english. sebab bila tulis tu selalu stuck

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    1. Alhamdulillah. Many bloggers support me.. I'm also stuck sometime but It's okay to do mistake hihihi

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