I started blogging seven years ago, back in 2013, when I hadn’t even heard the word ‘BLOG’. Then, it was a whole new world for me as I knew nothing about technology and how to put it to good use. A friend urged me (pushed me, actually!) to pen down my thoughts, create a blog, and get going.
Today, seven years down the line, I must say it was the best advice I got back then. For, not only did I get a chance to voice my views, and vent out my pent up feelings, but I also discovered a whole new side to me that I didn’t know existed!
Over the years I met some really beautiful souls in the blogosphere who helped me, guided me, and taught me so much; I can’t thank them enough for all that they have done for me.
Being a loner, an introvert, I also met fellow-introverts, who inspired me to appreciate the person I was and revel in my uniqueness.
Today, I would say that blogging has been one of the few best things that have happened to me; it’s a passion, a fascination and a therapy I turn to for the happiness that I look for in my everyday life.
It’s also the community that I have become a part of that adds to the joy. I have in my life people who I haven’t even met in the real world, but who feel like soul mates; people who have become friends for life, who seem to intuitively know when I am feeling low or when I need some encouragement and motivation to get back on track, and reach out, instantly.
It’s these people I wish to celebrate today. People, who belong to the blogging community, are the only ones who will ever understand a blogger’s anxiety, nervousness, edginess, and stress–emotions that we experience when we share a post that holds our deepest secrets, our impassioned rantings or even the mundane stuff that we get off our chest through our posts.
It’s only a blogger, who will ever know and understand how we feel when we go through a gamut of emotions worrying about the reaction we might ignite with our words. A blogger, who will be by our side, wrapping us up in the much-needed emotional blanket of love we need in that hour.
Today, I wish to thank each and every one of you who have visited my blog, shared your feelings, views, and opinions; who have encouraged me, and cheered me up with your words when I needed them the most.
I also wish to take this opportunity to get to know you all better. It’s from this blog post that I read on The Captain’s Speech that I picked up this idea. I loved it and I am sure so will you.
All you need to do is, introduce yourself, share with me a little bit about yourself–your likes, dislikes, pet peeves–share with me when and how we met in the virtual world, and then leave a link to your blog. I promise to visit you all.
It’s also through this post that you will meet new bloggers you might want to visit, who share your interests, and whom you could add to your circle of bloggers. It’s all for celebrating the community feeling that holds us all together.
So, share away!
And, thanks again, for all the love and kindness. It’s what truly makes the world a better place!
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