The ‘blog post’ in the making

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Looking at the blank page on the screen, to be soon filled up with my thoughts I have in my head.. I find myself all focused, “this one is going to be serious” I tell myself. After a couple of minutes a naughty thought crosses my mind..

Who am I kiddin’?.. I can’t write serious stuff.

Now, smiling with my tongue out, I begin typing, my fingers flirting ever so gently with the keys on the keyboard..its beginning to sound like music to my ears, a rhythm I am used to listening every time I have something to write about and find myself typing away, one key after the other. My mind is slowly drifting away from the real world and into a different one, the characters in my head are coming to life, the music is playing in the background, the sprinkling of rain drops and a strong breeze blowing across..

..and then I hear words from a distance, I can’t quite understand.. the words get clearer with every second and then very loud all of a sudden

“Close the windows, its raining” mom had been screaming for the past few seconds.

I was stunned! I knew I had to react.. I look up at her and then behind, I shut the window hurriedly. I come back and sit in front of my computer screen – the moment has clearly passed. The thoughts literally went down the drain along with the rain water.

I click on ‘save as draft’, hoping I can re-create that moment again sometime.

Apparently saving the bedroom from filling up with water was more important than my typing the blog post.

The story of my many incomplete posts, resting peacefully as notepad documents

Blogging Lessons

When you blog for over a period of time (5 years for me and counting) you are bound to learn some lessons..what did I learn? Well..not much, but will share the few that I have.

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1. Blogging can be like therapy

2. There will be days you just don’t wanna blog about anything. It’s perfectly fine…

3. Fellow bloggers are mostly sweet, kind, warm and loving.

4. You don’t need to use big words in your posts. Keep it simple..people like simple.

5. Invest in genuine friendships.

6. You will never be able to please everybody. That’s okay.

7. Be different, don’t do something because everybody else is doing it.

8. There is a THRASH option for every notification. Use it, not all comments deserve display.

9. You get what you send out.

10. Write every day. You need not necessarily publish it.

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Joys of being a blogger

You know the best thing about being a blogger is the mere fact that.. you can give vent to your emotions, your feelings, freedom of thought and more.
..and this is why when you’re writing, let your thoughts flow..give them wings to fly..you can never imagine where it could take you

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the feeling after writing a post

As a matter of fact YOU out there  yes you reading this…you don’t really have to do anything. Let the words you read transport you to a whole different world. Reading a blog post isn’t the same as reading a newspaper article. The blogger is trying to tell you something, trying to evoke an emotion..and more importantly you get a chance to find out what’s exactly going on his/her mind..now isn’t that a great thing, to get into someone’s mind 😉

Bloggers are not just writers, they are writers with a heart 🙂

There are days when not a word comes to mind and then there are periods where there is an overflow of thoughts. Going through one such now, I call it the fertility period.. fertility of the mind 😉

What to write?

Every time I log into WordPress, it is like I am asked the question “What are you going to write about today?” and though I have no particular answer to that question, I end up writing something or the other and I surprise myself after having completed the blogpost

“Have I just written that?” and I smile to myself and say, I must be gooooooooood 🙂 to make things up and put them on my blog and that is the way I take my blog forward. There is no particular flow of thought that goes into my typing out a post, but random thoughts that come to me while having breakfast or watching tv or maybe listening to a song…one word, just one word is enough for me to write a post about it 🙂

Blogging is hard work, I know of so many bloggers who have quit after writing just a few blogs while others have marched on. I may be only 612 posts old, but I am here and here to stay. For a blog that has no specific theme, writing about anything that I feel like and being acknowledged by my followers (likes/comments) spurs me to write more.

I am not going anywhere! Until of course I don’t wake up to see a new day..which does not look like happening anytime soon (touch wood) or who knows?

As bloggers where do you get ideas from? Where does your inspiration come from?

WordPress Love

Have you ever noticed after you’ve published a post, within the first 2-3 seconds fellow bloggers have READ, LIKED and COMMENTED on the post…I mean all in just 2-3 seconds. Even I take more than 15 seconds to read a post of this length.

What a wonderful feeling, isn’t it?

This is what happened in 2 seconds after I posted my latest post

Good morning’s & ThankYou’s

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Am I just lucky to have such wonderful people here on WordPress 🙂 

Love to ALL <3

 

5 years on WordPress

I got this like a couple of days ago…

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That’s me on WordPress for 5 years! Wow, time does fly! 

This is why WordPress is soooo cool…for reminding us on our small achievements, it makes our blogging journey so very personal and enjoyable.

522 posts (including this one) 15,000+ views, 473 followers.

Life’s seriously good on WordPress!

Cheers to all…! Life’s good…virtually i.e 😉