Very short post here. As my New Year post quoted here, I am officially swamped due to my novel commitments. I had hoped to balance WordPress and writing with a bit of self-motivation and courage. But, my novel is on tenterhooks right now and I have seen very minimal progress. Also, I assume that the guilt of not posting here has distracted me a little in this (along with my usual procrastination tendency).
Hence, I hereby declare a hiatus on WordPress. I am extremely sorry and sad that I have to do this. And anytime I have a pressing inclination to blog, I swear I will be posting that. But, officially, I am closed for the next few months, at the very least.
So long, and wish me loads of luck with the book!
I had a totally different, totally sober post in mind for this week. But, BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD!!!!!!!!!
I am too excited to chill! Now, moving on to the Interview!
Thank the person who nominated you by linking their blog
Thank you so much for nominating me, Sudalai. I am very honoured to be nominated by such an awesome poet.
Please check out Sudalai’s blog for Tamil and English poetry!
Write a post to show your award
Duh. This is the post!
Tell how you started blogging
Interesting question. I believe I started blogging after very successful diary records of my thoughts (successful because the audience, a.k.a. I, totally loved the diary). My first blog at Google Blogger was a poetry blog due to an emotional upheaval I was going through about seven years ago. I took it down because I felt the poems too personal to share.
(You can check two of them out at Wattpad; Shattered and Canvas of My Life)
Then, I started a more comprehensive blog on my thoughts, also at Blogger. Somehow, college exams, interviews for job applications and irritability got in the way and I gave it up. And last year, I yearned to live my Writer’s Life and my very good friend suggested WordPress. Let me tell you one thing, WordPress is Love.
*beams in pleasure*
Advice to new bloggers
- Never give up on your blog. You might write an essay-sized post one day, but draw a blank slate on another. Despite it all, never give it up. Write about a beautiful cloud shape you saw that day if you can’t think of anything. The blog will induct more abstractness into it, for all you know.
- Read a lot of blogs and voice your opinions on them. This is a lesson still in progress with me. I don’t read a lot on WordPress. And I really want to change that. As you explore, several blog ideas pop up and you can also stand in awe of the Writing World here. It’s beyond beautiful.
Nominate 15 bloggers
Like I said, I don’t read a lot on WordPress. So, I’m just going to nominate some blogs which I have read in the past. I have no idea if they’ve at all received the Award previously (most likely, they have).
- Pages that Rustle
- Discover Deepika
- BEcoming Bala
- Hanady Kitchen
- Frank Solanki
- Musings Lounge
- Small World, Smaller Girl
- America Maaplai
- Beauty Beyond Bones
Love and lots of thanks,