Every journey has a story or maybe
sometimes stories and blogging is no different. The journey began in
2008 and since then there have been many wonderful stories that have
made my blogging journey a treasure to cherish. I'm sure that all of you
fellow bloggers also would have similar stories to share. Here are my favourite Seven.
1. Two bloggers who reached out from the virtual into the
personal realm and have shared my agonies and accolades. I am yet to
meet them but I already feel that I have known them forever. Aswathi
, thanks for being there.
2. They could have just gone without meeting me but they made
it a point to call me and arrange a meeting even if it was for a brief
time. I was happy to see the faces behind the names, comments and words.
- words cannot express how wonderful it was
meeting you for the first time. Talking of meeting bloggers, I was following the blog of a blogger based in Belfast and I did meet him when we went to Belfast, N. Ireland and before I left, he presented two beautiful books to me out of which one is about Seamus Heaney, the poet who recently passed on.
3. Some comment just to show that they were there in the blog,
some comments say a hello but some are succinct and a blog post by
and Dawn Sievers
- how fortunate I
am to read your words in my blog. Maybe you aren't as regular as you
used to be but I fondly cherish those beautiful comments.
4. You followed my posts, fell in love with them and
simultaneously fell in love with me as well. I cannot mention your name
here but I did value your comments and ideas.
5. We started
with blogs and carried on with hand-written letters. I treasure your
words on the blog as well as on the lovely letters. Karishma, Aswathi,
Brian, Prashanth, Sowmya, Aarti, Gitanjali, Bragadeesh, Sruti -- what
beautiful stories you have sent me to be preserved. Thanks.
6. Once I was working on an academic paper, this was in 2009
when I was few months into blogging. I was working on some translated
poems and the translation was done by a poet named Nirupama Dutt.
Shortly after, I see a comment on my blog, from none other than Nirupama Dutt
. After that comment, we corresponded through emails. Since it was
my early days in the blog world, this incident excited me.
Once someone from a distant land wrote to me about the uncanny
similarities between that individual's life and my posts. That note sent
shivers through my spine because I couldn't imagine someone's life
bearing similarities to my posts. That person wrote to me on the first
day of the brand new year of 2013. Stories such as this one warm me but
at the same time amuse and surprise me.
What are some of your blogging stories. Care to share?
I am participating in Write Tribe's
Festival of Words from 1st to 7th September where nearly 82 bloggers
are writing on the theme of Seven for Seven days - a post a day! Today is Day 4.
Absolutely right...I entered in this blogging world this year and I am too impressed by Corinne's efforts ...take this festival for instance...and many more...ReplyDelete
Liked the way you showed your gratitude through your stories...
Fabulous blogging stories. Can I 'be inspired' to do a similar post?? :PReplyDelete
Thank you for the mention, Susan. Someday soon, I hope to be added to the list of the ones who've met you in person. ♥ReplyDelete
These are not just stories but memories for a lifetime, Susan. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Wow!! Blogging certainly leads you into a journey of it's own. Just 6 months into blogging so not much stories to tell...but I do remember my very first Indiblogger meet with fondness :) I was overwhelmed by the diversity of people!!ReplyDelete
And another story which I'll probably retell down the line will be this- how Write Tribe helped me to explore such beautiful bloggers such as yourself.. We all are connected with words...it was just a matter of time that we crossed paths!!
That's the amazing thing about blogging - it brings you in touch with such great people.ReplyDelete
Blogging is definitely interesting.The world comes closer.ReplyDelete
Personal posts are best and this was such a nice way to acknowledge friends known and unknown.ReplyDelete
nice bonding blossomed into good friendship :-) May you get more friendsReplyDelete
hey, that's an original post. I too made good frenz on blogs and are on Gchat. I haven't met but would love to meet the members of blog community over coffee:)ReplyDelete
Blogging introduces you to world of people! I am glad to have been associated with some bloggers who have gone on to make an impact on my life in ways more than one!ReplyDelete
I was so thrilled! I woke up that day and made everybody rush because I didn't want to miss meeting you. Hopefully we will meet again with more time in hand.ReplyDelete
BTW I am so proud of you.. Day 4 Keep it up!
Joy always! ;)
It was so wonderful to have met you, Susan, albeit for a really short time. Thanks for sharing such lovely memories. It does truly make blogging beautiful, doesn't it?ReplyDelete
Blogging has helped me rise from the shore and make many virtual friends who share the same thoughts as mine.ReplyDelete
Suddenly the world seems so small :)
Great read, Susan
Wonderful stories. I had the pleasure of reading my poetry with Seamus Heaney years ago when he visited the school where I taught. We had organized a huge poetry festival and he agreed to share his work with us. He loved my poem "War Baby" about my mother, for whom my book of poetry is named.ReplyDelete
As far as blogging goes, I've met some wonderful people. It's been a blessing. Thanks for sharing your stories with us. Beautiful.
Lovely post Susan.I am just a month old blogger but I wish i look forward to write a similar post after a year.ReplyDelete
Thank you to Corinne here, Through Write-Tribe I met so many wonderful people & interesting writings.
Now I find the world of blogging more fun than any social betworking sites.ReplyDelete
Awesome post! :)
It's wonderful how you've been able to bond with so many! Perhaps it is due to your own sweet nature! :)ReplyDelete
Lovely that you were able to meet and make friends through blogging. I haven't met a single person from the blogging world. I want to someday. :)ReplyDelete
Susan Deborah.. u know and I know what it means.. one of the many reasons I will always cherish blogging is I found you :)ReplyDelete
Love u sweetheart Mwaaaahs
that's so true even without meeting them we feel like we already know them well...even i have a similar bunch of blogger friendsReplyDelete
you can check my post here -
Karan - Sisters
Very interesting Susan...would love to meet you :)ReplyDelete