.. is such a beautiful one. Also very rewarding.
I don’t even remember when I started blogging. I remember having a blog from 2006, much before I even met my husband. I started blogging consistently from 2008/2009 I think. Four different URLs and twelve plus years later, blogging is the one thing in life that has stayed.
Sometime ago, Prachee asked a question. Why do you blog? If it was a few years ago, I’d have said for the love of writing. Now, I don’t think I can say that cos although I still love writing I don’t write at all. Then why do I blog (at least for the one month of the year)? Friends. And the kindness and love I receive from here.
For someone who suffers from severe anxiety about everything including my own abilities, blogging has always given me the reassurance and validation that I needed. I’ve never gotten one negative comment for all the cribbing i do and I owe it to all of you for bearing with me all these years.
I can write a book on how each one of my blog friends have been such a huge part of my life. A lot of times, I know I don’t deserve it but I will gladly take it.
Feeling down and want a hug? Text Blog friends. What to do when quarantining because I was exposed to covid? Text blog friends. My pup bit my daughter, what to do? Text a blog friend. What’s the problem with my double decker cake? Text a blog friend. Have a toxic workplace and want to vent everyday? Text a blog friend. Need some Karthi love reiteration? Text a blog friend. The kind of support group you girls have been is just unimaginable.
I have never been consistent with anything in life. But one thing I have with me always is this blog (all urls included) and the memories.
Thanks Ani for initiating this blogathon. It’s been a pleasure reading all of you. And thank you for encouraging me through this month. You guys are awesome! ❤️