Metanoia turns one!

I remember, it was a year ago, that I was at my table, pulling my hair out in frustration, shedding copious tears over all that was going wrong for the tech-challenged me. Moving my old blog to WordPress without a glitch and creating a new blog I had envisioned…uff! Just remembering those times makes me want to pinch myself. Is it a year already? Did I successfully create a blog on WordPress on my own? Without ruining my four years of hard work?

Ah! And, what a year it has been! A year of realising my blogging dream–of having a blog that belonged to a niche, of assuring myself that I was on the right track, and of writing with a renewed zest, with the only aim being to enjoy the journey. I admit, I was a bit late in realising that writing for myself and for the love of it would help, much more than writing with the aim of “succeeding” as a blogger. But, as they say, better late than never!

Writing every post, creating images, sharing my posts…this is what I love. This is what I truly enjoy. And, the fruit of this labour – the comments I receive, the joy I derive from connecting with other bloggers and watching my writing getting better by the day, finding courage to share my Life, sharing facts about Life and its varied hues. The list is endless!

A few days ago, I requested some of my dear blogger friends and cousins to write a short review of my blog, or what they thought about my blog. The outpouring of love that I received left me elated, blessed! Learning what others think about my writing, about how I present facts of Life and how my words resonate with others, left me stunned, and made me feel honoured. For I know these wonderful people have expressed the truth and not just praised me to the skies!

And, for their warm words, I will be ever so grateful to each of them. And, to all of you, too, dear readers! Today, on the first anniversary of Metanoia, all I ask of you is to keep encouraging me, motivating me with your words, so that I keep pushing myself towards realising a tiny dream I dreamt for myself. Of taking Metanoia to the position I have envisaged. And, of being a better writer than I am today.

Thank you, everyone, for visiting Metanoia and showering us with such love and warmth! Your emotions that you share with me through your comments are priceless!



Sharing here, the love my dear ones showered on Metanoia…

First blog anniversary!

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!

44 thoughts on “Metanoia turns one!

  1. Shilpa, there is no alternative to the joy you derive from blogging. Even psychologist confirm that blogging is great for your mental health. The connection one makes from blogging is awesome experience. Congrats and happy blogging.

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  2. Happy anniversary Shilpa.. You didnt ask me to comment :(. But let me tell you, I love the blog. Always, just love to read your straight from the heart thoughts. Many times, I feel, I will not be able to put my heart on my sleeve and write. But, you do it and so beautifully. Wish you many more years and great success.

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    1. Awww…so sorry, Lata, but I really forgot! There are so many things going on in my mind these days, that I forget stuff! 😦
      But, thank you for your beautiful comment, dear girl! It makes me feel so good about myself, you know?
      Love you!


  3. I totally agree with all the testimonials. There’s something so soulful and delicate about your thoughts. Sometimes raw and pure. Congratulations on turning one. 😀

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  4. A very very happy birthday to Metanoia. Thank you for introducing me to this word and I have to say this today, yours is the most humane blog that I have come across in a really long time. Exactly why I keep coming back to it as and when I can. It is so real, so raw, so original. I love that!

    Lots of love and wishes for many many more years of Metanoia.

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