You know how, when you are about to set off on a journey, or embark upon a new venture, you experience those butterflies in your stomach? Well, that’s just how I feel as I type my first post on my new blog!
As I sit here, trying to work out my thoughts, align them in an order and pour them out on the screen, I think of the time I began four years ago as a techno-challenged newbie blogger, writing whatever came to my mind. Back then, I was oblivious to the myriad possibilities that lay in store for a blogger. But, over the years, having met some fine bloggers, and the varied projects they are associated with, the seed of an idea was sowed in my mind.
To implement that idea, I had to move to a custom domain and then begin something different that would (hopefully) take me to newer avenues. Being techno-challenged, I really wasn’t sure how I would do it, but, being pig-headed, I wanted to do it all by myself. Thankfully, hubby’s colleague was there to help me make the big move to WordPress from Blogger and get a custom domain. And, from there on, I was on my own; she being a busy professional, and I being in a hurry!
It did worry me, initially. Working on Blogger for all these years, handling the complicated scenario on WordPress was anything but simple. I did get all jittery when I saw I just could not cope up with the complex structure of this place. But, you know that saying, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way”? Well, that helped me in driving home the point that setting up the blog was really not rocket science. My blogger friend, Ankita Bhoye who had done the entire “job” herself, inspired me to give it my all.
It was really simple. All I had to do, was look up on the Net and follow the instructions on the videos on YouTube. And, that’s all I did. Ha ha. Who am I kidding? Frankly, it was really not as simple as that. There were moments when I would pull my hair in frustration, shed copious tears at having failed to follow the technical jargon and spoiled things, and being such an utter failure! But, luckily for me, some things fell into place by fluke, and slowly but steadily I began finding my way through the complex maze and reaching my goal.
And, finally, after all these days of sitting cooped up at home, bent on the keyboard, working feverishly on achieving the desired target, here I am. My old blog, ‘Feelings’ changed over to,’Metanoia’, with a new look. There are a few changes here, as in I have shifted all of my fiction posts to a new fiction blog I created some time ago. I have also included my art work in here and given it the platform it deserved. Erm, do I sound a tad boastful? Forgive me if I do, but reaching the place I have from where I began, I myself hadn’t expected this much of me, and thus the tinge of pride in my words.
Metanoia is an ancient Greek word that means a journey of change in one’s heart, mind and way of life. It is the precise word I was looking for. As human beings, we are constantly evolving; changing with times, and our various experiences; changing towards being a better version of ourselves, and that’s what I want to achieve. That’s what I hope to achieve through my work on my blog and in my life.
Inspiring myself to make changes in me is the reason behind this big leap. I keep my fingers crossed and intend to give it my all. I don’t know what the future will bring with it. All I intend to do is do my best, enjoy the journey and grow as a human being. So, help me God!
I would love to get your feedback and suggestions, considering I am still not very adept at handling the intricacies of the technology needed for this kind of work. It will be of a great help to me.
Thank you all!