One early morning in May, a girl sat in front of her laptop thinking deeply
about her decision. She was pondering whether creating a blog and maintaining a
blog would be possible for her not. She personally never knew anyone who had
maintained a blog. All that she knew about blogging was just creating one as it
was a part of an assignment in college. She wrote random stuff but never knew
if it was good enough to be read by others. She was never really a regular
writer. She wrote for the love of it. She wrote when she felt like writing. A
lot of things that she had previously written were all lost as she hadn't kept
them carefully as she should have. So creating a blog would have been a good
idea. But she kept asking herself if anyone would read what she had written.
The stuff she had written till then had no readers. So there wouldn't be much
of a difference if there were no readers she thought. At least here writing
would all be in one place. And so she created the blog. She didn't know what it
was to be named, what formatting it should have. She just created it and kept
writing. Initially she was disappointed- with herself and the response. But
gradually things started improving. And if you ask her now, she will tell you
that it was one of the best decisions that she ever made!
And yes that girl is me! And it was three years ago that Reem Writes took
shape. I was never a regular blogger initially. There were times when I forgot
that my blog even existed. I had no one to tell me more about the world of
blogging. But then gradually things started falling into place as I began to
discover the wonderful world of blogging. From writing stuff that I just felt
like to exercising my imagination and weaving stories of my own, I have come a
long way. There were times when I felt like giving it all up- especially in the
first few months. I didn’t know what I was doing with my blog and there was
none reading it as well. But I am glad that I didn’t give up. Writing over 200
posts, completing a blog challenge twice, participating in various contests,
reviewing books- it couldn’t even be imagined when I started this blog.
Every post that I wrote taught me something.
Writing helped me in times of joy and sorrow. There have been moments when
people recognized me because of my blog. And blogging has given me many
friends- all of whom I hope to meet in person some day. Every moment of this
journey has been memorable!
But what had made this blog last this long is not just me- it is you my dear
readers. Every comment made me happy- the positive ones helped me boost my
morale and the negative ones helped me rectify my faults. My fellow bloggers
have helped me too! Many of them have guided me and helped me improve. But to
whom am I most thankful to? It is my parents! My dad introduced me to the
wonderful world of books and that helped me develop an interest in writing
something myself. My mom has always encouraged me with my writing. She is happy
when someone tells her that something that I wrote was good. And I love to see
that smile on her face when such situations happen. My friends have been a
source of constant encouragement to me. And I am grateful to each person who
had helped me in this journey.
So what’s next? I will keep writing- that is for sure. But then I would like
to write more often and I would like to explore into the unknown and write the
kind of things which are entirely different from what I have written so far. The
blog layout might undergo a few changes though I am in love with the natural
feel of the present one. Suggestions for improvement are always welcome.
Finally, I wish my blog a happy birthday! Long live my blog :-P I know that
sounds funny but can’t help ;) Thank you dear readers for your support and
encouragement. I’ll keep writing and you please keep visiting :)
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