I still can’t get over my excitement and happiness of surpassing 500 followers on my blog. It’s been a year I’m blogging and I’ve made so many memories here. So I thought why not share about my blogging journey in today’s post. I’m gonna talk about why I started blogging, my thoughts on the blogosphere, and many more. Through this post, you’ll get to know a lot more about me and we’ll be able to connect more. So let’s begin…
I first got to know about blogging when I was in 10th grade (I’m in 12th now). I’m a student of I.T. branch in my school and the Blogging chapter was a part of our course that year. Honestly, it was nothing great or exciting, just a short chapter of 3-4 pages and we only had to memorize two questions’ answers from that chapter- ‘What is Blogging’ and ‘Name a few websites that help to create a blog’. Nothing more than that… but yes, I got to know that there is something like wordpress.com in this world.
The Blogging I know about now from my experience is much more than the definition I memorized back then. We just thought- a blog is something like an online journal where people write whatever. I showed no interest in it because Writing was not really my thing. I don’t know you’ll believe me or not but I had never tried writing something by myself or writing my thoughts even once in my life. So how could I think of starting a blog where my job will be as a writer? Yes, I had tried maintaining a diary two times, first when I was in 8th and one more time when I got into high school. But it didn’t last any longer than a week, I would just write whatever I did that day and that was just my daily school routine, so it seemed boring to me and I quitted.
Then it was December, something happened that made all the students very sad. Our I.T. teacher got transferred to a different state. She was my favorite teacher and also a lovely personality, who played a big role to grow self-confidence inside me. We were already very sad after knowing about her transfer then we realized a bigger problem. Our Principle told us that you’ll get a new teacher, but getting a new teacher when you are so close to exams, you can understand (we got a fantastic new teacher though).
I don’t know the exact reason why I created a blog on WordPress.com on my birthday (December 24), but I guess my teacher who got transferred, inspired me to do it. I learned so many things from her and I may share her lessons someday on my blog. I just created my blog but did nothing. I guess I forgot about it because of the pressure of 10th board exams. My exams were in March 2020 so I had to focus and study hard. A few days before my last subject’s exam… lockdown came in between and it all seemed like stopped.
I get bored easily when I’m doing nothing. I just need to do or have something all the time. And lockdown was just so frustrating to me (it was for all of us), and I didn’t have anything to do. So on March 25, when I was cleaning and arranging all my study stuff I found my notebook and reminded myself that I had created a blog. On the same day, I logged into my WP account and published my first-ever blog post. Honestly, I didn’t know a single thing about blogging and had no idea what I’m gonna do here. I didn’t even know that I could make friends here. So my first post was something like a general knowledge post… I wrote about Nature- The Living World, yes it was the huge nature lover inside me.
Now when I find a new blog I love to read their Introduction post, but what a silly girl I was… that’s why I wrote a belated Introduction post this month. After a few hours when I published my first post, I got 2 likes and also one follower. I was just so happy and never imagined that people would really find my blog. I started to post continuously, two times a day; I shared all the knowledge I had about Nature. In a few weeks, I made my first two friends in the blogosphere- Nilla and Lori (They have awesome travel blogs).
After one and a half months, I realized a nature blog is really not my thing. Yes, I liked writing about it but I wanted to write my thoughts since I started to follow other bloggers and read their posts. I changed my blog into a Lifestyle one and started to write about… actually- anything. I would write whatever I like (I still do but not like that). I was having fun with blogging and I used to check my stats and notification panel all the time.
In July, my online classes of 11th grade started and I stopped blogging for a while. I came back into the game after adjusting my schedule and dealing with all the ‘choose your main subject’ stuff.
I started to feel more comfortable here when I did my first collab with Pavithra. After that post, I felt comfortable talking to my readers, communicating with each other like friends. It was a great experience.
I love Blogging so much!
So that was all. That’s how I started blogging. Now it’s your turn…