Seven years ago, on March 9th, I opened blogger for the first time and created a blog. And today I'm writing my 1095th post. Wow, what a journey it has been. It just feels like yesterday when I wrote my first post. Life has changed so much since then and this blog has been a very important part of it. I never knew that I could write until I started writing. Blogging was pretty new back in 2009 and there were hardly any good quality blogs around for me to see as an example. I was going through a difficult phase, and somehow my blog helped me heal. But did I think I would last this long? Honestly, no. I am a person who quickly gets bored of things. Mundane routine is not for me. But somehow, writing kept me going. And in return I kept it going. And soon it became so important to me that I could not do without it. Till date I try my best to write as often as I can and as often as time permits.
When I started off, I was heart-broken. Fresh out of a breakup with a lot of unanswered questions on my mind. This gave way to some melancholic poetry and I began writing. Slowly, I moved to random posts to share all that I was feeling. I discovered fiction pretty late and it was only because Phatichar encouraged me, that I could write my first piece. He plays a very important role in making me the writer I am today. PeeVee, Red and Spiff were my first blogger friends and we used to encourage each other with every post. Online friendship soon turned offline and we have managed to keep it going so far. For those who have read and followed my blog from the start, they know almost everything about my adult life. Personal and professional both.
Poetry continued to be an important part of my blog. Most of it revolving around love. Of course, the muse changed with time. I have never felt the need to go back and delete a few posts of mine that were written for an ex. It was a very important part of my life back then, else it would not have made it to the blog. Some where those posts helped me as a writer and helped my readers understand me better. My blog has had a ramp up transition. It started off from a heart break and continued until I found love a few times and then until I found the love of my life. Everything has an account on my blog. If not in precise detail, most of it is here. Do I regret talking about my personal life? Absolutely not.
As I look back, I cannot help but smile. When I read a few old posts of mine, I find them to be too juvenile. But so was I back then. It shows growth in me as well as my writing. And I'm very proud of it. My blog has given me so much. Money, recognition and some really wonderful friends who are very very close to me today. But things were not always rosy. Most of my posts have rubbed people the wrong way. Some intentionally and some unintentionally. The problem with me is that I cannot beautify things. I cannot sugar coat words just to make people happy. That is because I'm such a person. Even in conversations I have always been this way and that is the same way I write. Do I want to change? Absolutely not.
Last year I bought my own domain name to celebrate my blog's sixth birthday. This time I decided to change the entire look of my blog. But I have been too busy with work. I could not even write a post for the past two days. That is very unlikely me. I had a template ready at first but once I applied it, it did not look the way I wanted it to. So I had to invest more time in finding a simple yet classy template and then set it up. I wanted white, that I was sure of. And then yellow is a color I've come to love. So here it is. How does this one look?
I would like to thank all my readers for believing in me and coming back to read post after post. Today I ask you guys one thing. Let me know what you like or don't like about my posts. Or tell me what would you like to read more about. I will try my best to take all your suggestions and better myself. So please do leave a comment below.
I got past the seven year itch successfully. And I plan to keep on going for seventy at least. For now, let's say cheers!