I received a notification from WordPress this morning congratulating me on being a WordPress blogger for three years now. And I couldn’t imagine that I have been blogging here for three years already!
And that is just the WordPress platform. I had actually started blogging long before this and had a travel blog when I was younger and used to be able to travel more often, on blogspot. My blog then used to be called ‘Livin on the Edge‘, after the Bon Jovi song. 😁
But here I decided to write about everything, my travels, my writing practise, book blogging, life diaries, random thoughts in general..
I found out from WordPress statistics that I’ve written 222 posts in these three years which averages out to around 6 posts a month. But the most gratifying part about my blogging journey so far, has been meeting people who take time out of their busy days to read what I have to say, who have become sort of friends and are really kind and kindred spirits😊 So a huge thank you to everyone who has ever read any of my blogs!!
I realised though that sometimes I forget why I started blogging in the first place. When I started, I had no expectations really. I was writing for myself. But as I started getting ‘likes’ and ‘follows’, blogging became a mix of wanting to write for myself as well as for others. After all, who doesn’t like being liked? And who doesn’t like being heard, in this loud noisy world anyway?😊
But at the end of the day, I write when I want to write and what I want to write. Not just to get popular or liked by everyone. Otherwise the joy of blogging will be lost to me.
So here’s hoping to another three years of blogging, to writing and talking about my life, rambling and making new friends and keeping old friends in the process!!
Questions to you guys:
Why do you blog?
What makes blogging fun for you?
If I did have to write for my readers too, which of my blogs did you enjoy most and would like to see more of?