A Pleasant Surprise from a Fellow Blogger
Got a message from Preethi, a fellow blogger the night before last. She had a ‘small surprise’ for me in her own words, which on seeing wasn’t that small at all.
In her post A To Z Challenge, Letter “O” , where Preethi talks about things she’s obsessed about, there’s a paragraph that mentions me and the blog. Now, don’t get it wrong. Preethi isn’t obsessed with me. She’s found value in what I write and her announcing it on the WordPress forum means more than a lot to me.
While I do not wish to sound like a braggart, I have pasted below the lines written by Preethi on her post, regarding this blog. And in doing so, I want to say, “Thank you Preethi. Your words made me feel my posts and my writing have been worthwhile. It’s the best response I have received so far to the blog. I have no idea how the posts helped or which one in particular but I am just so glad you found strength through them. Thank you for sharing how you felt. Strong people always find a way to get through. So you did. But in writing the below, you show both confidence and generosity. Not everybody can praise so generously.”
Today I would like to thank one of my favorite blogger Smitha, whose posts inspired me when I was lost or stuck; her posts have been a ray of hope for me to look at things on a brighter side. Her post gave me strength and guided me to handle & face the situation. Smitha, there are times I wondered how on earth you knew what I was going through to become my strength through your posts. I feel so connected with your posts.
Thanks to all those who like and comment
Over a period of one and a half years, I have got 700 odd followers, much lesser than many others who manage to get these numbers within a few months (how they do it still remains a mystery to me). While it’s wonderful seeing the number of followers increasing, I have realized that it’s just a number. What truly counts are the likes and the comments that you get on a post. To those who’ve liked and commented on my posts, I am honestly grateful.
When I started this blog, it was because I wanted to share my feelings on things that mattered to me, with a wider audience other than my family , my friends and my colleagues. I also wanted to leave behind a part of me for my kids, in a way that would last forever. I wasn’t sure if I would ever write a book. I’m still not. I wasn’t sure if I would ever get published in a paper. I’m still not. But blogging allowed me to write, without the fear of being judged or rejected. Last but not the least, I have always believed that if you can make a difference in even 1 person’s life, then that’s success. Preethi’s comment is a drop in the ocean but for me it’s one that’s quenched my thirst.
As a way of taking this wonderful feeling forward, I’d like to thank the following bloggers whose comments on my writing have been extremely encouraging and supportive.
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