Wednesday, May 25, 2022
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#MicroblogMondays – A rant on writing

Last year in July I started off with getting back in the blogging realm consistently. Before then, I used to blog when musings strike, and it did not happen that often. Blogging wasn’t a passion, it was more like ‘what was my blog address’ sort of relation.

Last year, in May, we moved to Worcester and all the while when we were staying in the hotel looking for a house to live, I was thinking about my little blog, Void Thoughts, and how unfair I am to that lovely space. The thought process started when I realized that it is time to take the matter in my hands. The move from the US to the UK was the eye opener for me. As I have accepted to follow my husband around the world, it would not be easy to have a job for me at one place and go with the flow as well without giving a headache to both me and my husband.

Writing was always a dream for me. I didn’t pursue it much, and wrote only when the musings when unbearable to be held inside my head, only because as dream I could dream it nourishing and flourishing and achieving greater heights and had I started writing more, it wouldn’t be a sweet dream to hold on to anymore. The what if it all went down the drain haunted me and stopped me in writing more often.

But last year’s move forced me to come out of the shell and do what I love.

I still won’t call me a writer. I don’t even tell anyone that I am a blogger. I can’t say that out loud with confidence. I am still figuring out what I am, but I know very well now that I love this world right here. I love writing, even if it is worth reading or not, I love pouring my heart out when I am happy or not. And yes, that’s why I created this blog to pour my heart out and to talk about my parenting moments. If you noticed, the first post on this blog was dated April 2013 but this blog was born even before that, on 2009. It took a lot of years for Reflections to actually be spotted on the blogging world. I was not ready until last year when I thought all hell will break loose if I don’t do something just for me.

This year when we moved from Worcester to Solihull, I missed the constant interactions I was used to have here in this space and on other blogs. All these made me realize that by trying to give blogging a chance (or me a chance in blogging) I did good, at least to me. It doesn’t matter how much I miss living in Phoenix, or how much I hated it in Worcester, or what I would not have done to stop this move to Solihull, all these moves are the reason to find out how much I missed blogging all these years and how much I love it. I am forced believe that sometimes things have to get uncomfortable to find the way for something better which would be much more comfortable for us, in my case it all started with the move from Phoenix.

I am sorry my readers, this post is coming out as a gibberish and nothing more. What I really wanted to say was, I love having you here to share my views, thoughts and experiences with. I couldn’t be happier when some of my friends told me how they loved my writings. I am trying to refine my writing and present you with more readable material but bear with me while I am at it because I am only learning to find my way around here.

Linking with #MicroblogMondays at Stirrup Queens.

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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)

21 thoughts on “#MicroblogMondays – A rant on writing

  1. ahh don’t you worry, we will be here 🙂 I can understand that it’s difficult to stay away from writing, it makes me anxious too.

  2. Haha… when people ask me what do I write about, I go blank. I actually do not know. All I do is ramble or occasionally some poetry. You on the other hand attempts poetry, short stories and what not! I love your write. There is nothing to be under-confident about. Keep writing. Cheers 🙂

  3. Just keep writing. We are here for you. Sometimes we don’t get what we exactly want but at the same time we also don’t know what are we meant to be. So, go with the flow. Do what you like and smile. You will just do fine. hugs!!

  4. Reiterating what has already been said in all of the above comments I also have to say that we all are here. We form strong bonding with each other through the medium of blogging, we care for each other and thus it is never going to matter whether one takes a small break or is forced to go on a long one. The moment a new post flashes in the reader one is compelled to give it a read.
    And, Vinitha, you write so well that you have the right to credit yourself as a blogger and a writer. Don’t hold yourself back. May your stay in Solihull be filled with happy memories.

  5. Oh, I get it. As you physically move around the world, it is nice to have this constant home on the Web to visit and use and decorate and fill.

  6. Vinitha… understand your rant!!! probably similar in many ways… well yes I too dont really tell many peaopl about my bloggin… And i did too start off way back in 2010… but never really got doing it regularly,,until a year back.!!!!

    But be at it now Vinitha, you are doing a fab job:)

  7. “I know that feel, bro!”
    Ok, no, but seriously – I completely understand the emotions behind this post. It’s not so much as a rant as it is a contemplative post, IMO. But we’ve all been there. We’ve all had these days when we decide to reflect on why we write and where we would be without it.

  8. Most of us have started out with the same thought – a place to say what we feel. I love posts that come from the heart. This is definitely not gibberish. Glad you shared.

  9. What’s important is to be clear why you blog. And you seem to be. Keep pouring your heart out:)

  10. Keep writing, Vinitha. Take your time, find your way. We are here to cheer you on. 🙂

  11. All I can say is that keep writing and keep sharing. Believe me, as this space evolves, you will grow and evolve too. Happy writing and growing too 🙂

  12. Hello Vinitha,
    I am glad that you are back to do something you really love. Blogging is indeed a wonderful thing- once you are addicted you can’t live without writing or reading a blog every day 🙂
    Welcome back ! Looking forward to read more from you.
    Cheers!
    Simran

  13. That is exactly my story Vinitha.. Seriously.. I started blogging back in 2011 and God, I was so irregular with it.. Like you said, I only poured my heart out when it became unbearable for my mind to handle.. writing was not like a compulsory thing for me.. I only did it when I felt like. No strings attached.. But because of my friends and their appreciation the a few genuine comments on my blog, pushed me to take a bit more seriously.. and here I am, struggling to maintain that pace and quality of writing..

    Cheers.. to us and our consistent effort towards writing!

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