Discovering the blogger self
Last week I joined the Write Tribe pro blogger challenge. The challenge is to commit to posting to the blog atleast twice a week. Pretty achievable, I iterated to myself.
By signing up, I opened myself to the vast universe which existed in oblivion to me until then. There were umpteen blogs listed on the write tribe site. I began reading. I explored and explored and explored some more. It was humbling and overwhelming at the same time.
I observed that there are more women bloggers than men joining the challenge.
I also had observations about myself. Kind of a discovery or so.
I am always on the look out for mummy bloggers who write about themselves. about their emotions and about their imperfections. I being a mummy blogger myself find it natural to identify and connect with fellow mummy bloggers.The amount of support I get through the virtual world helps me in easy sailing through my motherhood and parenting journey. In return, I too have something to say and offer when I come across a mother who is caught up in the struggle of doubting her efforts and needs re-affirmation. It is like passing on a little positivity to others and making them feel happy. A happy mom makes a happy kid and a happy home.
I have realised, after reading a considerable number of blogs about short fiction and flash fiction, that I have this inability to grasp and appreciate shorter form of fictional stories. With due respect to the bloggers who write these, for me these stories seem to end abruptly and I do not like incomplete stories. Or may be I think that interpreting the essence of such stories is left to the readers and I am not intelligent enough to be able to decode them.
In the real world, I come across as a reserved person when it comes to talking about myself but not here. I am seldom at a loss of words in leaving a part of myself in the comments section of the blogs which move me. For me commenting is caring. If getting an involved comment makes my day, then so it does for others too.
I have deviated from my mom stories to my own blogger story in this post on account of the compelling reason to unclog my mind space and give a vent to my blogger self.
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