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Starting out with baby steps

Baby steps

[Tweet “When my first born stepped out into the world, I stepped into the blogosphere.”]

My first fledgling had flown the nest and was studying far away in Minnesota, in a world far removed from the one she had left behind. Instead of resorting to letters, I thought I would start a blog. One that would bring her cheer in her snow bound misery.

I thought it would be fun to recount the happenings in my life – going to the fish market , meeting Mr. Bad Temper , lunching with my buddies, my squabble with the tradesmen , etc etc in a light, breezy way.

And what’s more, everyone would be able to read my blog:

  • Members of my family who lived overseas.
  • My friends.
  • The world!

[Tweet “I actually had visions of being a superstar publisher like iVillage .”]

So I sat down on my computer and thought up clever lines. I exaggerated, embellished and sometimes was brutally frank. I imagined anyone reading it would have a hearty chuckle .

Diligently I would log onto my computer early in the morning ( it was still yesterday evening in America) and bang away on the key board . A quick spell check and publish . My post was out in the world for all to see.

Even my friends didn’t know I blogged!

Alas! For several years I blogged and plodded in anonymity and isolation. No one bothered to read my posts. No one bothered to react with a simple tick in the box ( those days I blogged on Blogger )

Occasionally a cousin would email a reaction but my friends? Most of them didn’t even have a computer at home!

If anyone asked me what I did the whole day I’d say I blog. They would look at me blankly and say ” What’s that?”

It was enough to make me want to give up

Day 2 of #UBC and #DailyChatter

Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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8 Responses

  1. Lata Sunil says:

    Even now, my family members do not know I blog. They will come back with a ‘what’s that’ I am sure. But it is one of the best things that has happened to us, isn’t it?

  2. Jennifer Bay says:

    Can’t wait to hear how your journey progressed.

  3. Hahahaha, I remember the time when my friends didn’t know what blogging was. They still don’t understand everything that I do, but promptly read my posts when I ask / force them to 😀

  4. Rr says:

    So glad you kept at it!!!

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