Monday, October 25, 2021
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Liberating My Thoughts & Soul #SoulfulSunday 3

This blog used to see a lot of parenting moments, mostly nuggets of wisdom my elder one shared, at the beginning of its life. Then gradually it changed to gratitude lists and random musings that wandered into my mind. I used to worry about not having a particular niche which stopped me from sharing my thoughts here. 

I forgot the reason why I started this blog. It was for the love of my writing and to find a sense of purpose. Even though the blog gave me a purpose and direction to go on, somewhere along the way I felt that what I shared didn’t matter as I didn’t have a niche or because I wasn’t churning out helpful posts for my readers fixing the problems in their lives. 

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I forgot that reading for the sake of reading and writing for the sake of writing also played an undeniable part in keeping our minds sane. I forgot how happy and peaceful it made me feel when I read a fellow blogger’s random musings. I hated the term “hobby blogging” just as much I hated the term “housewife” both of which somehow devalued the significance of blogging and a wife, that I forgot the calmness that spread over me when I wrote a post like this with no purpose whatsoever. 

I am glad that I don’t hold those negative thoughts in my mind any longer. Those negative connotations aren’t holding me hostage anymore. I am finding liberation one day at a time, one post at a time.


Written for #SoulfulSunday, an exercise to nourish our creative side, by listening to a 10 minute guided meditation followed by 10 minutes of writing, formulated by Esha and supported by Shilpa and yours truly on Sunday at 7 pm IST.

You are welcome to join this meditative writing session!

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Vinitha
Vinitha

An IT Professional, an author, an accidental blogger, a lover of words and a recent self-care addict. I love stringing words together, which I lovingly call a poem. You can read my affair with words at Void Thoughts(http://thevoidthoughts.com) and Reflections..(https://www.vinithadileep.com)

7 thoughts on “Liberating My Thoughts & Soul #SoulfulSunday 3

  1. Absolutely with you on this, Vinitha! ‘Hobby blogging’ and ‘housewife’…the much maligned words, indeed! I know what you mean, as I’ve lived through it too. Judgements are passed by others but we can choose not to get affected by such terms. What we say to ourselves is way more important, don’t you think?
    I loved this idea of ours that we are writing for the sake of it…because we love to pour our thoughts onto paper without anyone judging us, or our thoughts…

  2. I totally agree with you, Vini.
    Oh, how frustrated I used to be seeing everyone else working on a niche. Blogging had lost its charm. I am glad I created Fictionista and began writing because it made me happy, without giving two hoots about niche etc.

  3. Love these soulful thought writing that you gals are indulging in – it sounds very therapeutic. There is too much chaos in our minds thanks to this pandemic and this seems a brilliant way to calm the mind down Vini.

  4. “I hated the term “hobby blogging” just as much I hated the term “housewife” both of which somehow devalued the significance of blogging and a wife, that I forgot the calmness that spread over me when I wrote a post like this with no purpose whatsoever.”

    That’s why we call ourselves writers. “Bloggers” are those people who devalued “blogging” by littering the Internet with “content” – filler that any fifth grader could pump out.

    Thats why we are homemakers, wives and lovers, and mothers. We are not married to a HOUSE. We are married to men, mothers of men and women, keepers of the home and heart(h).

    When we don’t allow ourselves to BE devalued, we can’t be.

  5. I agree with you. When I started blogging a lot of so called experts in the field of blogging advised me to find my audience and find my niche , blog only about something I am an expert at. It became so stressful that I stopped blogging totally. Now my blog posts are just random or based on prompts that the members of the group share. But my writing is for me, not for anyone else.

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