It’s been a year today that I wrote my first blog.
On April 27 last year, I had no idea what blogging was; how I would do; what I would write and whether it would continue!
Three hundred and sixty-five days on, I have written or posted 395 blog posts, have raked up 12,765 hits and run up 2,262 followers. I have sure come a long way from my first post (http://singhcircle.com/2013/04/27/suq-reborn-2/).
To say the least, I have surprised even myself. I never thought I had it in me, even to continue for a few weeks. I did not imagine I would end up posting an average of more than a post a day, be it a picture, a quote, a narrative or even a picture caption!
But it has happened.
And I have to thank those sceptics who claimed I would not “go beyond a few posts” and those who said “blogging is just a fad you will soon outgrow” for my determination to go on!
While I initially though I would work to prove them wrong, over the weeks and months, I have begun to enjoy just being online and am now able to write, or blog about anything – from an incident I faced, to something I saw, from a childhood memory or what I think is a picture worth sharing. It’s all happened – and continue to happen.
As I embark on the Year Two journey, I have a special mention for all the followers of singhcircle.com, from photographers, gardeners, engineers, doctors, pet and animal lovers, travellers, students, musicians, chefs, men, women, teenagers.
A special Thank You to the handful who have made it a point to ‘like’ every blog post that I do, and even comment in appreciation of some; thanks also to the scores of bloggers I follow and read and who continue to inspire, particularly those who take beautiful and awesome pictures. Applause, too, for family, friends, acquaintances and colleagues who have often commented in person on what they liked or disliked about a particular narrative or picture!
All in all, it’s been a very encouraging year.
I hope I am able to improve, and write even more, not only for my ‘feel good’ factor but also for those who read me. I wish I could be as good, or even come close to, some of those I follow and those who follow me.
That’s no easy task. But there is hope.
As a wise man said once: Don’t strive to be perfect; because if you are so, you will never improve!