To be honest, I started blogging because I was told that authors had to build an online platform. So on March 22nd 2010, I started my humble blog. The first few days saw just a couple of followers with a few comments. Those days I use to blog twice a week.
Slowly as my followers (I have always hated that term, I prefer to call them blog buddies increased) I made a good connection with all of them. Though I have only met a few of them, I think of all of you as great writing friends who are now a part of my writing life.
When my blog buddies sign up with an agent, or a publishing house I rejoice as much as them. When their books are launched, I celebrate. When they face rejection, I suffer silently with them.
I have completely forgotten the building platform part of blogging. It’s the connection I have made with each one of you that is dear to me. Blogging has given me much more than I asked for: great writing friends and critique partners who worry about my writing as much as I do, who go out of the way to help me with my writing.
What has blogging given you? What was the reason you all started blogging? Please share your views.
P.S. The picture is of the sweet Kheer Kadam which is my favourite sweet. My dearest blog buddy Alex Cavanaugh had asked me for the picture when I had answered the question in the Super Sweet Blog Award Post. Please don’t blame if you all start drooling. It’s one of the most delicious Indian sweets. I wish I could send you all a plate full of this fabulous sweet.
Pic courtesy: A cookery blog TasteSpotting.