X – Why blogging eXcites me. #AtoZ


My blog, my baby!

I am addicted to blogging. In fact, the title of this post should have been, ‘Why I am addicted to blogging.’ I had to replace ‘addicted’ with ‘Xcites’ as this is a post for the letter, X.

So, for starters, my blog is my baby. I created it, and so, am proud of it. I have quite a few aspirations for it, just like every other parent. And, doing the best for my baby has become a passion, an obsession.

Secondly, my blog is mine. MINE. I won’t have to share it with anybody. Okay, that does sound rather childish, but aren’t we humans a possessive lot? Mine, mine, mine! We all claim proprietorship over anything and everything that belongs to our world. MY  home, MY spouse, MY children, MY friend. Just like that, MY blog!

My blog is what will stay with me, always. It won’t abandon me in my old age, unless, of course, I stop blogging in my old age! It won’t break my heart, or betray me. And, most importantly, it won’t stifle a yawn while I pour out my feelings to it!

Blogging gave me a chance to work on my writing. Else, jotting down random stuff in my diary was all the writing I did earlier; all of which really did not satisfy me. Connecting and bonding with some really wonderful people and making some friends I can trust, is what blogging gave me. Where else would I have found so much joy?

Over the last year, I have become addicted to blogging. As the day begins, I am in a hurry to finish the morning chores and sit down at my table, laptop in front of me, typing a post, reading a post or deliberating over a post. That moment, when I am doing either of these activities, is the moment I am happiest.

At such times, nothing in the world bothers me. Be it a tiff with the hubby or a health problem, or even my terrible mood swings. Everything gets pushed to the background when I write.

I can’t think of any other activity that could give me such happiness, such peace of mind. Oh, apart from baking, of course, or playing with dogs, or my pet, Cookie!

Reading comments on my posts feels much more important than listening to my nephew’s chatter when he is at home. And, when a favourite post fails to receive the kind of response I expected, my heart skips a few beats, more than it would if nephew dear was to fair badly at some school test!

Similarly, if a certain post faired brilliantly with my blogger friends, then it feels like I have been nominated for an Oscar!

So, these are the reasons why blogging Xcites me! Why it makes me feel alive!

How about you?

Does blogging Xcite you? Are you addicted to blogging, too?

Do share with me what’s it about blogging that sets your pulse racing.




the art of procrastination

April 2018 A to Z blogging Challenge

My theme for the A to Z Blogging Challenge is all about my blog, Metanoia, and my blogging journey from the time  I started, 5 years ago. The lessons I learned, the tips and tricks I picked up from fellow bloggers and the guidelines I could have used back when I began.

You will find all of my A to Z posts here.


Published by shilpagupte

Do you know the secret to living a happy life? Eat. Pray. Love. Or, watch what you eat, wish well for all and fill your heart with love! That's precisely what I try to do through my blogs: 'Metanoia', the wellness blogazine, and 'Fictionista', my blog for fiction and non-fiction. Welcome to my virtual homes!

33 thoughts on “X – Why blogging eXcites me. #AtoZ

  1. Blogging certainly excites me too, Shilpa. It’s one thing I make time for, consciously and happily. I am so glad I started blogging. Now it’s something I can’t be without. And I can sense your excitement too 🙂

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  2. Blogging excites me too Shilpa especially when I get praises heaped on me 😉 . And your excitement is quite evident in your writing . May you always excited and come up with winning posts


  3. Enjoyed reading this interesting article – on the love of blogging. I’ve been blogging for years, on a very relaxed level. I would put up my art on blogger – and thats it.

    Since last year, I’ve built my own brand – Lonely Canopy – and started a website to showcase my art and writing. The two have been incredibly different, and both have enriched my life. And it is something I enjoy a lot.

    X-tacy of travel: An Ode To Wanderlust

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    1. I too began sharing my art on my blog since last year, after creating Metanoia. Before that, it was ‘Feelings’, where I would write as and when I felt like.
      SInce creating Metanoia, things have been different and much more exciting! 🙂

      Thank you for sharing the story of your blogging journey, Seema!

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  4. We are so much similar. I also rush to finish my chores so that I can start blogging. It excites me and keeps me alive and most importantly happy. My son often complains that i love my blog more than him. I always refer to my blog as my second child. I don’t earn any money from my blog but the love that I receive makes me soooo happy.

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      1. Blogging is one of the best things about today’s technology, and yes, of course I love it! You are right about it being one’s baby and it is totally fine to be possessive about it! Hugs!

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  5. Your passion for blogging comes through loud and clear here, Shilpa! I’m glad you feel like this, that you’ve found something that excites your creativity and engages your emotions so deeply. I feel that way about writing—which includes, or should include, blogging, but somehow I seem to have dropped the ball on that for the past two years or so. I’m looking to get back on track and in the groove, though, and I hope to be a more constant presence around these parts 🙂

    Thanks so much for the visit over at Damyanti’s blog. I’m so glad you liked the story!
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs

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    1. It is one place where I can be myself, Guille. There aren’t any inhibitions on my part, nor any judgments made by my blog! 🙂 And, that’s the most important reason why I find absolute happiness here, in this sacred place!

      Thank you so much for visiting and sharing your thoughts, Guille!


  6. I love to blog. I love to write. And hence no matter how busy I am with other things and work, I always find time to blog regularly. It is a great vent. And with all humility, blogging has given me so much, much more than I could have imagined when I wrote that first post eleven years ago. And look at the number of friends that it has given me. So gratifying!

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    1. Gratifying, indeed!
      Yes, Rachna, blogging gives us all a platform to vent our deepest emotions. It’s the medium we use to express our hidden feelings, our alter egos, and give them a release. And, that is what makes us bloggers so happy blogging!


  7. I love blogging for the very same reasons and still going strong without any breaks since the last 9 years. Oh incidentally, 9 years ago I started blogging today. I had forgotten all about it, till I counted years a few moments ago. LOL 😀

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