Sunday, July 8

Reader Raves

This blog is dedicated to all the readers who made my blogs reach 2000 hits. It is encouraging and motivating for an amateur writer like me to learn that my blogs are being read, appreciated and even criticized.

I had never imagined that I would derive so much happiness from this experience. But, I did and I am thankful to the readers out there. Sometimes, little things in life can make you the happiest soul in this world.

And here I am back in my ‘Tell-All Tales’ Avataar – Once upon a time, there was a clueless girl whose younger bro Pammo introduced her to the alien world of blogging. Wisely enough, she took heed to his advice and blogged on her wordy words for the world to read. I’ll cut the fairy-tale style short and get more real now.

Initially, I was skeptical if I could write well enough to hold one’s interest. And I was lucky enough to have found my very first reader the day I wrote my first blog - Jules aka Vichoochobhai. My heart leapt a happy beat when I read my first unknown visitor’s critique. His appreciation motivated me to write further. If Jules waited patiently to read my blogs, I waited in equal earnestness to read his honest and sharp critique.

As time flew by, I realized that there were more people visiting and reading my blogs. A childhood pal currently settled in London wrote me the sweetest mail telling me how she didn’t realize how I could write well and how her colleagues in UK read my blogs and actually loved them. Another interesting little tale was when I wrote the ‘Papa Please Preach’ article way into the wee hours of morning only to be woken up a few hours later by my brother. He told me how his friend just read my article, loved it but couldn’t understand why I went so biblical all of a sudden. At moments like these, I can’t help but be amazed at the power of technology.

Nearer home, there’s my fellow colleague whom I’ve never spoken to but we never miss the chance to exchange incessant smiles. He sprung a sweet little surprise on me a few days back when he took time to send me an appreciation mail for my blogs.

I have discovered that writing is one of my passions. But, there are times when you do not devote as much time to your passion and it’s easy to drift apart. There were months when I would not even check my own site. But even in times when I took a sabbatical from blogging, the response was fabulously encouraging. And that served as huge motivating factor for me to return and write.

For me, writing is therapeutic. I truly enjoy every alphabet, every word, every idea, every thought I pen down. Writing unleashes my inner being. And I feel truly liberated after every blog I post.

It’s been fabulous to know that I am being read and I hope I continue to be…….
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