“Building an empire…one letter in front of the other.”
― Coco J. Ginger
The warm Delhi air wafted through my room as I sat down to pen down my Love for blogging. The cup ring on the table reminded me of last night’s ‘blogging coffee’, a ritual turning me into an insomniac. 500 days of blogging and still counting. The psychic tendency to keep peeping in for new comments and reviews is blissful.
“All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.”
― Seán O’Casey
It was the summer of 2012, June, I saw the first Golden rays of the sun strike the snow clad Himalayas. The fire inside me was no less than that of the rising sun rays that day. It was the third year of my Mechanical Engineering, life was slipping away, the dream to write was slowly leaving me like those volatile childhood days. It was 10am when I did my routine internet surfing and saw MM’s blog again, a habit. I scrolled down to the last to see “Site powered by WordPress”. I clicked on the hyper link to see, “Create your own free blog”, I snatched my life back from the grips of that timeless monster back in a second.
I found my Love!
I spent the rest of my days clicking around photos of the small hill station. The post office was my first destination. I had no direction so I did some stupid movie reviews, fashion tips and ended up finding my niche in social issues. I wrote stories, articles and some poems. My readership grew from some hundreds to thousands!
The most intriguing verity being 98% foreign readers. They felt connected to my writing and came back each time I had to say something. They cried with me after a story, patted my back and changed my life forever. During this time, I wrote to MM, thanking her for this life changing development in my life.
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”
― Lisa Mantchev
I got an awesome job offer from the States to write for nonprofits as my focus and interest revolved around social causes. It grew from a part-time job to a full-time job. I am living my dream. My words have a meaning now and they are helping in a thousand ways now. I have a total of 6 blogs and now I blog all the time, literally all the time.
Blogging is my life now. My laptop’s running for 18 hours a day and a major portion of it is blogging. Its humbling to see people’s reaction to my words, to read their life’s stories and be a part of it. I have made some amazing friends, shared some wonderful stories and fallen in love every day with something new in blogging!
“At the end of my life, with just one breath left, if you come, I’ll sit up and sing.”
Pouring my heart out in my blogs has helped me evolve from a short-tempered teenager to a placid individual. I have grown from a self-help-book reader to a writer who shares her thoughts on life. I breathe through blogging, it is my love, my life and I owe everything to it. I protect it as a gift from God. It is my Empire and I love to rule here 🙂
Hum akele hi chale the, Log ate Gaye, Karwan ban Gaya
PS: This post is for- http://www.missmalini.com/mega-haul