They say when kids are young time just flies and it couldn’t be more true. I feel like I just have to blink my eyes for the months to rush by! Was it really 4 years ago that I gave birth to this blog? Almost 5 years since we’re here in Hong Kong? And 9 years since we’ve lived outside India? Unbelievable….but true. Time moves on and kids grow up, don’t they?
When I started writing my blog I had read a lot of articles on blog writing, some of which talked about the average life span of a blog which apparently is around 33 months. I feel ecstatic that I’ve crossed that’s danger zone now! Though I must admit that I did face the ‘writer’s block’. Almost after a year of serious blogging wherein I ensured that I posted at least 3-4 times a month, I started lagging behind. Most topics that I wanted to talk about were already covered and then other activities took over. There have been times when I’ve kept starting at a blank ‘new post’ screen willing my mind to think of something to write, typing then erasing and repeating the cycle. I’ve also had times when I had a real urge to write about something important to me, which I did, but then got distracted with some other work and never found the time, energy or inclination to complete it. There are countless drafts sitting in my WordPress folder waiting to get completed and even those that I force myself to finish somehow never have the same emotion that I want to portray so they end up in the trash!
Any blogger’s main motivation would be to attract a steady reader base, get more likes on their social media pages, get more comments and hopefully make some money out of their blog one day. I mean who doesn’t want more readers, more comments which for me are invaluable and I read each one with a lot of pleasure. It is this appreciation and love that keeps me away from any ‘marketing gimmicks,’ keeps me rooted to writing about what I feel, think and what I believe in. I get an immense sense of satisfaction after writing each post as if I’ve had a heart-to-heart conversation wit a close friend. My blog is moving from being my baby to being my best friend. May this friendship last for years! Readers will automatically follow.
Happy 4th Birthday ‘From Miss India to Motherhood!’