7 TakeAways From Blog Buddies

imagesI have been Blogging for more than 4 years now. And this journey has been quite eventful and fun with lots of learnings and loads of insights. I believe, blogging is all about interaction. As a blogger we interact with so many bloggers who share different perspectives and experiences, have different personalities and come from diverse backgrounds and cultures too. When we come across such disparate thoughts and talents our learning curve increases too.

Today, I list my 7 learnings from my blog buddies…

  1. Mrs Usha Menon, a 77-year-old retired educationist, started blogging in July 2011, though I have been reading her blog since September 2012… Oh, that’s exactly a year. And in this one year I have seen her evolve as she explored the art of writing a Haiku and stories in 100 words to poetry and prose. She is keen to learn and explore the various writing forms. Whenever she knows about any challenge or a writing prompt, she is an enthusiastic participant. Is there any age for learning new things in life? Thank you Ma’am for showing me that learning has no age limit.
  2. Whenever somebody comments on any blog post of mine, I get an email alert. One day, I got email alerts one after the other, every few minutes. I had participated in an everyday blogging challenge and somebody was commenting on my old blog posts. And the blogger commented on all my 30 posts at one go! Was I amazed? Thank you Reema for teaching me an important lesson that day.
  3. We all write posts on our blogs and we receive a lot of comments too. How many comments linger in our mind for a long time or bring a smile every time? Thanks Amrit for showing me how to connect with readers in a witty, interesting and conversational way.
  4. HTML codes and SEO business stump me. RSS, Trackbacks, I believe are other names for Greek and Latin. And as a Blogger you do face technical issues. A mail to friends and tech help pours your way. Thank you Corinne and Chicky for demonstrating that if you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
  5. George Burns said, ‘the secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.’ One need not write long essays to get across his/her point. I learnt from Corinne that powerful messages can be packed in few words as well.
  6. Blog buddies from the virtual word can become a part of your real world too. Vinita, Smita, Rama, Chicky are a chat or a phone call away to share thoughts, laughter and smiles. We have some really interesting and stimulating discussions which goes on to show that it is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.
  7. This blog is my space and I am so very proud of it. It’s a place where I can share so much and I have the love and affection of so many bloggers whom I have never met in real life. Their encouragement and advices, wishes and suggestions, help me grow and learn so much. Thinking about all the wonderful people out there who visit this space and thanking you all from the bottom of my heart for showing me that instruction does much, but encouragement everything.

What are your takeaways from your blog buddies?

I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words 1st – 7th September 2013.WTFestivalofWords

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71 thoughts on “7 TakeAways From Blog Buddies

  1. You are lucky Shilpa to be surrounded by love. I have a few friends whom I made virtually and have helped me shape my style of writing and have brought out the best in me.

    Great tribute to them…kudos to you on shouting out their names 🙂

    • It was just the same for me too, Kajal. Learnt everything from blog buddies 🙂
      I have not seen a friendlier and a helping tribe than the blogging friends 🙂

  2. Thanks for mentioning me in your blog 🙂 I too would say the same for you. Blog buddies support and nurture your passion. I have some regular readers who have encouraged me through the years by reading my posts and I feel blessed having met blog buddies like you. The writing journey would be incomplete without you.

    • I am so glad that we met through the Ginger Chai contest. It is wonderful knowing you and I cherish our friendship. Hope we meet sometimes soon in the real world too 🙂

  3. Mrs. Usha Menon, is from education field. was unaware of it. Bow to her.Many people feel that this blogging fields is to write comment and forget. but seeing people bond over here its not true. Just started blogging in feb 2013 and yet to forge strong bonds of friendships. but am sure , will do so.

  4. That’s a beautiful tribute to the ones who taught you many a things about the blogging world. Especially loved reading about Ms. Usha Menon. Indeed, learning never ends. 🙂

  5. Your online teachers and mentors? beautiful tribute to them on teachers day:) true shilpa…..agree with you hundred percent with all that you have said about the reach of blogging.

    I too have a similar list and will blog about them someday.

  6. That was a lovely tribute Shilpa. I never knew that the blogging world is so vast. I’ve learnt so much from Blogging, different forms of writing, interacting with other bloggers, learning so much from their experiences. It has really shaped me into a better person and I’m thankful for it.

  7. There is so much to learn and so many amazing people in the Blog world. I have never been a big fan of any of the celebrities but I am a huge fan of many bloggers. Am so very glad to meet you here Shilpa.

    • Blogging community never fails to amaze me… there’s so much of talent and such diversity. There is always something or the other to learn from everybody around. Glad that we met through our blogs, Seena 🙂

  8. I too will be coming up with a tribute thanking all my loyal commentators. I am newbie in the blogging arena, and their kind comments kept me going. Thanks to Cornie for this for suggesting bloggers to ‘keep commenting.’ Or else, I know i would have given up on this challenge half-way.

    • Oh yes, the feedback, the encouraging words, the suggestions, sharing of ideas and thoughts from fellow bloggers help us connect better and act as a great morale booster too! Keep blogging, Jini and glad to meet you through this challenge 🙂

  9. Well, well, well, I think something is already showing its effects on you.
    It really makes me feel so happy to see you honoring your blogger friends, it is so different from all the Me, me, attitude of some bloggers, who can hardly ever think beyond themselves.
    I really liked you thoughts about Usha Menon, it is indeed so good to have her with us.
    And you are a good person.
    I am really grateful that we have a medium called ‘blogging’, which not only makes us share ideas and opinions, but also opens up a huge door of friends.

  10. After starting reading your blog – I now know how awesome it is to get into blog challenges. And I am still not getting time to get into them. Well, you keep me reminding to jump into one. 🙂

  11. Wonderful learnings. 🙂 Take away from blog buddies leave a long lasting effect in real life. I agree with you for Ma’am Usha Menon. She is indeed a source of inspiration for everyone. 🙂

  12. You know what you inspire in me – the way you write your posts. There’s honesty, elegance, modesty, a message and loads of encouragement in your posts. Coming and reading your post will definitely make one’s dull day into a bright, beautiful day!! Glad to have known you through blogging.

  13. Even thou I have been blogging for some years now… recently with the Abc challenge it just bloomed. Mine was just like a personal journal before. And yours were one of the first blogs I started following then and seeing the way you connect with your readers and the response you got, made me get out of my den and get to know more bloggers.

    So it’s all thanks to you. 🙂

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