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Once Upon 7 Years Ago Time…..

Many many moons ago, when the world was still young and so was I, circa. 2012, in a fit of absolute outrage at abundance of everything red and white and fluffy, I took to writing a blog post sharing my disdain at the circus called 14th February, and Mockingbirds, Looking Glasses and Prejudices was born! It seems like yesterday, that I tentatively started figuring out what I should write about, feeling conscious when I began following some of your blogs and commenting on your posts and constantly wondering if I can really do this long term. Ah! well!

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This blog was supposed to encourage me to write and develop a more polished way of communicating through words, which in turn would help me pen my novels, essays and many other literary adventures! I have really not done much in that respect; I have gotten the one odd short story published in some journal or other, but beyond that, while I have sought publishers, nothing has really come of it! But then I have gained so much more, especially in terms of things that are so intangible but so very valuable. I have made friends, across the world, who are so much part of my life without having ever met them in person. Through all my lows and personal challenges, this blog has given me an outlet to share my grief and helped me heal. I have shared and celebrated my triumphs and all my travels, making those moments even more memorable! I have had the extreme good fortune of talking to authors and sharing and exchanging ideas with them about their works, opening my mind to whole new way of thinking! And then, I have read – I have read books, I never would read, I have read works which I never knew existed and I have had the courage to reach out and read those genres which I was sure I will never like, completely thanks to the bookish family that I have developed via this blog over the years!

There is so much for me to be grateful for; this blog which now is an essential part of who I am, is more than just a literary outlet – it is that key part of my life, whose absence  is sorely felt and which is an inherent fabric of my existence. Like every other valuable part of our life, I have not always been consistent to this blog, often sacrificing a post, at the alter of a “more pressing” needs, always to realize later, that the sacrifice was truly not worth it and the “more pressing” need could have been accommodated along with a blog post! But such is life, and despite my carelessness, I cannot help but acknowledge the inevitable,we made it to 7 years now and I think I can safely say, I am here for some more time, to put it mildly! Thank You to all my wonderful readers and friends, who have shared this journey, which has enriched me, empowered me, evolved me and made everything so much better! Cheers to all of us!

15 Comments Post a comment
  1. Congrats! I’m just 1 year older than you. And congrats for being featured by The Classics Club

    February 14, 2019
    • Thank You so much! Welcome to the blogsphere! I assure you, there is nothing quite like it and I am sure you will have great success in this adventure!

      February 15, 2019
  2. Congratulations! Happy 7 years! I think you figured out how to do this long-term 😉 May there be many more years ahead!

    February 14, 2019
    • Thank You sooooo much Stefanie! You have been such an inspiration in this journey, and taught me sooooo much….from Carrot soup to taking care of the my own small environment to books I would have never read, if not for you!! I am ever so grateful to this blog, for having introduced me to you! Thank You for enriching me in so many ways!

      February 15, 2019
      • Aw shucks, you made me blush. And thank you in return for your enthusiasm, curiosity, kindness and for being an all around good person. 🙂

        February 16, 2019
  3. mudpuddle #

    happy blogbirthday!! that seems like a very long time to me, who’ve only been posting about a year; i don’t even remember when i first began mudpuddle soup… but i’ve learned a lot even in a year; it’s hard to imagine being without the web, now… anyway, hope to see your posts for many years to come!

    February 15, 2019
    • Thank You! I completely agree, the kind of learning I have gotten over the years….nothing quite compares to that! I know what you mean…life without this web….I cannot even think!

      February 15, 2019
  4. Happy anniversary! 7 years of blogging is a big achievement. 🙂

    February 15, 2019
  5. Congratulations! We’re of the same age…our blogs, that is. I started in January 2012. I think having a blog also helps readers to be accountable. Self-imposed accountability…to read and respond and remember, and as you said, read what you would have never considered reading before. It’s a great endeavor.

    February 15, 2019
    • Thank You so much Ruth and Congratulations on your milestone as well. I agree, it brings accountability as a reader and I would also add a kind of discipline!

      February 15, 2019
  6. Woo hoo! Seven years! What an accomplishment! Well, I think that even if you haven’t been completely consistent, you have been faithful. And I’d also like to say that I’m so proud and happy that we’ve become friends across the miles! I think of you often and pray for your health and well-being. Sending you lots of “birthday” wishes and buddy hugs! Enjoy every moment! XO ~ Cleo ~

    February 15, 2019
    • You know I am ever so grateful to this blog because we became friends, across miles and distances and without ever meeting in person! You enrich my life and I know despite the distance, you worry about me, wish the best for me and always around when I need a shoulder. What more could a girl ask for in a friend? Thank You for not only the wishes, but for always being a steadfast friend!

      February 16, 2019
  7. 7 years!! Congrats.
    I’ve enjoyed every minute of the ride with you 🙂
    I look forward to the next 7.

    February 19, 2019
    • Thank You so much for the kind words! If I have been around for 7 years, it is because of of friends like you, who have encouraged me, helped me read books I NEVER thought I could and opened my mind to new horizons! Here’s to many more years of our journey!

      February 20, 2019

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