#30DayBlogChallenge: DAY 1 - My blog name

Hi everyone! 

I'm aiming to be more consistent in updating my blog and so I came across this 30 days challenge that I thought might be fun to get the ball rolling so let's hope I'll be able to complete this challenge. 

So DAY 1: Let's talk about how did this blog start. 

Why my blog name? Miriam Merry Go Round - This name came about 5 years ago when I wanted to be more active and consistent in growing my blog. I wanted it to be something that rhymes with my name and revolves around what my blog will be about. I loved carousels because it always gives me the feeling of joy and that's where merrygoround came about. It also meant Merrily Going Around as I didn't want my blog to be just one niche topic but more about my life and me exploring the world with it. 

I've always wanted my blog to be a platform to share my life story and walk together with my readers because of how blogs influenced my life. Yes.. I came from that generation where blogs were the IN thing and I remember the first time I joined a blogging community (Butterfly Project Malaysia) - and meeting those bloggers whom I used to look up to. I love to read travel blogs because me 5 years ago never stepped out of Malaysia and from their stories I felt transported to wherever they visited. Beauty blogs gave me an insight into the beauty industry and taught me how to beautify myself where food blogs were my guide to the best places to eat. 

I've always been an introvert, a wallpaper back in high school and I've always wanted to be able to express myself. That's where I started to blog. It started with being a diary to motivating me to step out of my comfort zone and exploring the unknown. To share it to the world and connect with people with similar interest. Over time, adulting happened and when blogs started to die down, I started to stop blogging. Being more active on Facebook and Instagram instead. Another reason was, blogging became so commercialized that I missed how personal my blog was to me. 

Fast forward to today, I really miss being able to just document my life story in my blog and just share the raw details of my travels, food hunting experience and connecting with everyone. So here I am back again and I just want to go back to the basics of blogging for myself and for you reading this. 

That's all for now. See you tomorrow :)