Thursday, March 28, 2013

High Five

This space completed 5 long years yesterday. Well, a long way to have come. Thinking about it, I am still amazed as to what all I have written. Certainly didn't have a clue about it when I started.

Also, thinking about what all I could have written. I am still not comfortable to share my views on certain topics - got to mature in that way. But one thing is for sure. I now write for myself. I don't wait for comments, nor do I seek approval. I write when I want to, the way I want to.

I write to express myself, I write to extend myself. No sweat. I like this phase. No pressures to write, no anticipation of comments. I hope it stays that way. I almost abandoned the blog last year for a while; but yeah I am glad I was able to rebound.

At times, I feel I've narrowed my scope of writing. Has my interest waned? Not really, its just that few things are not worth whining about. What can you do about it? And the kind of issues are limited isn't it? :-) And why write only about issues.

However, its better than not writing at all. It keeps me at peace, jotting down what I want to. Sharing good things once in a while. So be it. Above all, I can't end without talking about bloggers who have been reading me. I feel so motivated by the encouragements I receive. The ones who continue to read me are genuine folks who truly appreciate my views and what better to ask for.

So the sojourn continues....

22 comments:

  1. Five years is an achievment especially when the content has been so good.
    All the best.

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    1. Thanks a lot Chowla sir. You know its tough to be consistent and I think I have done barely better. Lots to improve :)

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  2. 5 Years!! That is so very cool! Happy 5th blogoversary! Congratulations! Here's to many more blogging milestones! And to us getting to read all your wonderful posts! :)

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    1. Thank you for continuing to encourage me Shilpa :)

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  3. High Five!
    Writing for yourself - wow what a feeling. :-)

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  4. Congratulation to you for being a part of blog sphere for 5 years. I sure can relate with your thoughts about writing for yourself...Keep doing what you have doing all along and keep us enthralled with your posts.

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    1. Engram,

      Welcome to B Log and thank you for your kind words.

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  5. Congrats to you on reaching the 5 year blogging anniversary. You mentioned that you had almost abandoned the blog last year. I hope you don't ever feel tempted to do that again. Not even for a short while. Like you said, there is a long way to go but the journey of blogging has continuously been evolving for avid bloggers like yourself.

    Just a couple of suggestions to keep your interest in blogging live and kicking:

    1. Keep a tiny pocket diary in which you can jot down just about anything you observe, read or feel strongly about. Days down the lane, you may be surprised by what you had written down or read or felt. That may further be fleshd out into an idea that you can write a blogpost about.

    2. We live in a world that is constantly being redefined by our experiences with people, places and even possessions. Why not write about it and lend a different point of view to others who may not have recognized it in the first place?

    3. There is so much to read, write and learn about every day. When you write and share it on your blog, you empower so many people to think and debate differently. Do keep blogging no matter what.

    All the best!

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    1. Thank you for your suggestions. I second everything you said. Sometimes, something doesn't let you do it when you want to as well, so those times i let it go with the flow. Definitely, there are no dearth for topics to write :)

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  6. Wow, high five! Awesome to have kept at it for so long with dedication. And I like Swapna's suggestions above. Perhaps, I can learn something there as well.

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  7. My suggestion. do not be carried away by opinions that endorses your view. I'm sure we may find it refreshing and enlivening when we are told perhaps something is amiss with our opinion. don't you think so?
    Carry on .

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    1. Haaa yes Anil. Its boring to be surrounded by people who think like you. Differences in views are interesting and welcome.

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  8. Happy birthday B Log. It has always been amazing reading you. And now I can say that meeting you too. :)

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  9. Wishing many more anniversaries to your blog:)

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  10. Cake wagerah kato yar.. :D

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