Yesterday some of us got talking about the essence of blogging.
While there are people like me who are here to read inspired writing and also go back and visit people who visit us because that’s basic courtesy , there are others who look at blogging with utter selflessness . Read , read , read . Share , share , share. And maybe just maybe you’ll save that one blogger from vanishing into oblivion by just being there .
Blogging can save a life. Might sound ridiculous to only those who’ve never poured their heart out in a post even if it’s still sitting in the draft folder or shared between a closed group of beta readers or got that one heartfelt comment that resulted in one more unspoken connection.
Blogging has saved my life. Someday I would write a post about it .
But not today because this is a cheat post. At least it started out as that. One that’s quick to crack & one that’s essential to write because after all that reading and sharing and spreading blog love, YOU need to write too. Not magical content that goes viral or a piece of your life as a journal entry – you write to keep the cycle of Read-Share-Write going.
But this is my first post of 2017. It has to be beautiful. It has to be memorable. It has to be worthy of looking back on 31st Dec with a sense of revelry & pride. It can’t be about the incredibly stupid #NotAllMen debate , or stressing ‘Feminism isn’t optional for men and women’ pointlessly, or the mind numbing ‘Notion of Nation sans respect for fellow Nationals’.
Nothing toxic & angry. No myth -busting or calling out hypocrisy.
My post needs to be about happiness, magic & the incredible goodness in people especially in the blogging world.
That’s why when I came across Parul’s post yesterday about Blog Delurking Week I literally heard violins play and saw stars shining inside my head. Yes, as dramatic as that . I remember missing out on it last year as I discovered it a tad bit late, not that this year has been any better but at least you and I have 2 more days to make amends.
As bloggers we are habitual lurkers . We read a lot but leave notes or share only a percentage of what we like. But today dear fellow blogger if you are here and you are reading this , irrespective of how long you’ve know me , I request you to leave me a note and keep the spirit of ‘blogging for the love of blogging’ alive.
In the comments below , tell me about your plans for 2017 or the kind of posts that make you happy or how you landed here or if you like what I write or what’s you plan for the weekend or the song that you are humming. Talk to me ?
For a second let’s forget anything that’s pulling us down and celebrate this moment in time – when we are separated by a digital screen and united by the love of the written word.
Today , don’t play peekaboo and let your Bloglove show.
If you wish to know more about International Blog Delurking Week 2017 , read Laurel’s post here .
Feel free to borrow this badge created by another blogger I love , Mellissa.