I write because… well there are a lot of factors at work and I can’t put numbers saying which comes first. There are days when I write because I came across a beautiful quote, a great article, a thought, a movie, I saw something happening …… and then there are days when I just want to write.
I could say writing is therapeutic – for me! What food is to the body, reading and writing is to the soul. Reading is traveling to a different era, a new city, getting to know different cultures and languages, getting introduced to the local mannerisms. And when I read, it’s not just a boring page turning activity that I do just because people around the world do so… it’s an animated affair! I imagine, live the characters’s life and think what I would have said or done, I laugh and cry, feel sad and get overwhelmed ~ an endless array of emotions.
And that is exactly what I would like to give to my readers, not just a story but an experience, an emotion that they would carry with them, ponder over it, feel it, discuss it – something that people can relate to. And I will not lie if I say I am being a bit selfish here – writing will give me a chance to converse with the readers in the form of comments and feedback and most importantly I look forward “to Inspire and Get Inspired!”
Hello Fellow Bloggers
The course has come to an end and it feels like just yesterday that I jumped with joy when I came across a post regarding Blogging101. Although, I was all set to make the most of it by following the instructions to the T..but haven’t been able to do so. Part credit goes to the fact that I think a lot – always wondering if I could think of something better! I am still thinking of Blog title and Tagline (I have many ideas though, but nothing that feels like this is the “ONE”!) Nonetheless, I have learnt a lot and made some friends thanks to Blogging101.
In the days to come, I intend to learn more and more and to reach out to as many people as I can. Focus will be on mastering the basics and get comfortable with all the tools and features. And yes I know the only way I can do that is by practice – so I am going to be more regular with reading, writing and experimenting with various features. I am already onto charting out a schedule for myself which will be a mix of personal posts, a weekly challenge or two and a weekly feature from my end. I want to be totally prepped for Blogging 201 whenever it comes.
Thank you @michelleweber , @alexjgustafson and @chrissiepollock for engineering such a wonderful course. It did get me from Blog? to Blog! I am now on a journey to become a better blogger and writer, and to make sure that I follow up on my dreams and to not let them get buried in the daily humdrum of life.
Reading has always been a passion to me, a habit inculcated in me by my parents at a very young age (Thank you 🙂 ). I have read a lot of novels, magazines and very little of non-fiction work. And then, there came a time when I used to imagine if I had written this story, what kind of twists and turns I would have given to the story! That was the beginning of a long love affair with the writing. An affair that I was passionate about but couldn’t express it, until now.
Fascinated by the world of Blogging, I decided to be a part of it. But my consciousness took over and anything that I write, was rejected by me in its draft itself as I used to think how my blog will be perceived, do i write well, is it worthy of showcasing to it a large audience? et cetera…. all these and many more questions in my mind never let me write, and if i did manage to write, I didn’t have the courage to post it!
I am a fun loving person who is on her way to discover her creative side – writing is one of them! Why do I want to blog? I guess all of us have something to share with this world – whether it is personal, work related, academic et cetera. We all go through various experiences in this wonderful journey called life – and it is in sharing these experiences that we enrich each other’s soul, learn new things and even forge long lasting meaningful friendships. I do not have any particular topic to write about – I would like to explore various aspects on life and human relationships. I would like to reach out to as many people as I can so that we all can learn things important to us and unlearn things that no longer serve us.