This is probably a long post. Don’t skip any part, otherwise, you will miss out some vital information.
Describe me as a person who lives under the rock. Why?
Hmmm.. Not being on any social media except for LinkedIn and WordPress (okay, it’s blogging). I believe I am the last to discover the happenings. I don’t know any internet slang, often feel the short forms of the certain word – a grammatical error. I was so much into theory and practical, that I forgot that my University had freshers and farewell party.
P.S:- I don’t like parties.
So, you think, I am a nerd?
Hahaha… Absolutely No! It’s just that, I live on another planet. Honestly, it’s not because I don’t care, but I can’t get a grip of this world.
Once someone asked me, “How come you’re not on any social media”?
And here goes my dialogue- I want to have a real connection with people and not reel. As if, I have many friends. Being reserved comes with chosen people in your life. But those people are to cherish for eternity.
Next question, Oh.. So you have a tattoo(s) and you say ….. Introvert?
Hahaha… What did I reply? I steal the dialogue from my brother and say- Tattoos are the only art which we take with ourselves when we die.
So, you get the point. Right?
Then, how I evolve?
Here goes the truth- Strolling hours in a bookstore until I get a call from amma, jotting down any ideas (even the most unrealistic one), research – Aah, being in the lab, painting- sketching, playing kalimba and violin, designing various things on Canva and so on.
But, something has to change. Right? And with blogging – it happened!
The blogging Vrinda up until July 2020 and the blogging Vrinda in August 2020- What a difference!
I have to say- I was not that consistent. I mean, I wrote something when I felt like (bursting with ideas) or else it’s a no. The decision of blogging non-stop (for few days) came like a thought to test me.
Here’s my observation/learning-
Previously, when I wrote a blog post, it received hardly any comment and (few) likes. No, I am not complaining because that’s my fault somewhere. I didn’t interact with other bloggers. Though, I read many blog post.
But, it’s this month when I realized, I am trapped in the 80s. I think, even the older generation is much ahead of me. To summarize, I am socially behind. Don’t feel bad for me. I am laughing while writing this line.
P.S:- I brought an exclusive one-month subscription, only to watch DARK. Yes, I know about DARK because of my brother. I wonder, if he was not in my life, I would have been forever trapped in the 80s like Ulrich Nielsen.
So, let’s start…
Consistency is the key.
This is not for like for likes, comment for comments, follower to following. If anyone who is following my blog and reading this, please note- I like your content genuinely and read it from the start to the end and then I write a comment. Through this, I have met some really good writers (bloggers) and follow them. I honestly believe in your writing and if you get a comment in your post, its because it makes me write more not because I should also receive the same from you.
It’s okay if you don’t like my post or comment. You can happily disagree with my post. Don’t feel a compulsion that you have to like it or comment because I did. And, I would be happy to follow all the bloggers out there.
P.S:- If you receive my comment and likes at a pretty good speed that is because I have the WordPress app. I am not that much behind, technology-wise.
I think there is no misreading so far… Only then, go ahead. We are on the same page.
Why I follow, comment, and like the blogs?
Bloggers like –
Shruba (lemongrass) for her writings which sometimes reminds me of Ruskin bond.
A Man Deep for his photography and the captions.
Sunith (Perceptions) for his writings on rare nostalgia.
Nawazish (The lightening Bug) for some strong opinion writing.
My short stories and thoughts for his realistic elements in his writings.
TheTravellothoner (Bombay Ficus) for a variety of content in one blog.
To name a few – deeplyrootedbymahek, beingaware, misspuppydoc etc. and many more wonderful bloggers.
And theowlsstory (Suvidha) – where are you? My first follower!
Shilpa – if you’re reading this, I want your anonymous comment. Your message on my book launch – “Someday you are going to be someone’s favourite author”. I still preserve it. Here’s the proof.
I honestly want to mention each and every one of you but then this post won’t be enough for that and time shortage for the addition. Also, there are many more bloggers who I am yet to explore their writings.
This post is not about taking a break from blogging. Rather it’s a token of appreciation to all the wonderful writers and what I learned through my non-stop writing.
To be frank, whenever I feel that there is a message, I will write it. And I will keep on reading until my iPad has a 5% charge and then again.
Also, if you disagree with me on any point, don’t hesitate. Comment it. That will help me grow and improve my writings.
So, wishing the best and blessings.