Friday, December 7, 2012

It’s my blogoversary :-)

It was Nadeera, a friend of mine who first told me about blogs. Later on I developed a fascination regarding blogging, but didn’t really want have a blog of my own because I felt that I was not quite ready to start a blog. But when I realized that the poems that I had written in small pieces of paper were getting misplaced overtime, I understood the importance of keeping my writings safely, so that later someday I myself can read them again without having to find them all over the place. I felt if I posted them in a blog it will not only be secure but also more productive, as a wider audience can give me feedback about my work.  Therefore I started a blog in which I wrote poems in both Sinhala and English languages. But then I felt that having a bilingual blog can be a little messy. So I started two blogs, My life my way in English and හිත අද්දර in Sinhala. But yet again I was feeling insecure about making my writings public as I felt that they are not good enough. So I made my blogs readable only to me by changing the settings of “who can see your blog?” from “anyone” to “authors only”. But later on I felt that there is no point in having a blog if I didn’t want others to see it. So I again changed my settings to “anyone”, and today I am glad that I did it :)

Out of the two blogs, somehow my English blog is more close to my heart. When I go to bed at night until I fall asleep, I keep on composing poems…and when I wake up the following day, if I still remember the verses, I quickly write them down in a piece of paper so that I can later post them in my blog. But unfortunately the past year was not a one that encouraged me to write. I had to go through a lot of difficult phases that resulted in a drop in my enthusiasm towards any artistic work. My personal problems had a very bad impact on my two blogs, as whenever I was having issues I tend to stay away from everything including my blogs. But I tried my level best to keep reading others' blogs and thereby keep my fascination towards blogs afloat. 

Now in retrospect, I feel that I wasn’t able to write as much as I wanted. My life my way is not a very popular blog that has caught the attention of so many people. I am very well aware that the poems in it aren’t up to a very high standard. But this is something that has become a part of my life, which now I can hardly part with. Even though I am not able to update my blog regularly, I enjoy reading the things that I have written earlier as well as the comments that I have received. 

Sometimes I feel ashamed that even after a year has elapsed I still have only ten posts in the blog. It is not because that I am bored with it or something, but purely because I have not been able to keep peace of mind over the past year, which is very essential to keep writing. As I have mentioned in a previous post of mine, I feel that I have started my blogs in one of the most irksome times of my life. In the coming year I really hope that I will be able to stay in touch with my blog more often. 

Finally I have to be grateful to all of you for visiting my humble blog and encouraging me through your comments. It is your feedback that motivates me to keep on writing. Therefore I most eagerly look forward to your support in the coming year as well.

So thank you very much my dear friends…. You have been my strength over the past year and it has been an absolute pleasure to have you guys around :D :D :D

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  1. Congratulation For Ur Bloganiversary!

  2. Very sorry I'm so late to be here to celebrate your blogoversary.

    I don't share your opinion that your writing is not up to standard. They are quite fine to me. I want you to keep writing, no matter what. And hope to see more of your creativity in the future.
    All the Best!
    henryblogwalker (මට හිතෙන හැටි) the Dude (HeyDude) and මගේ ඩෙනිම My Blue Jeans

  3. Hey...its perfectly all right :)

    Thank you so much for the encouragement Dude...I really appreciate it.
    Hope you are enjoying your vacation :)

    Once again thanks a lot for visiting my blog and for encouraging me through your comments Dude... :)

  4. Though I came late, I wish you all the success in your blog career. Don't underestimate your ability. Your poems are very beautiful and I enjoy them very much and I am sure that others who read your poems would feel the same. Don't try to compare what u write with others' writing as we all have our unique writing styles. Remember, you have a faithful followers who are eagerly waiting to read your poems as long as you run this blog!

  5. Thank you so much ma'am...

    It is really nice to know that you like my poems...and your encouraging words mean a lot to me.

    I really hope that you will visit my blog in the future as well... :)

  6. My heartiest Congratulations to my dear sis.... I wish you all the best sis!One advice to you dear..Don't under estimate your talent :CONSOLE :HUGS.Sis you are a good keep up your good work! My prayers and Blessings to you!
    Please let me know your email add. Thanks!

  7. @ WildRose/SnowDrop
    Thank you so much my dear have always encouraged me and I appreciate it a lot :) can you kindly send me a message through friend connect?

    Once again Thank you very much for everything dear sis.... :)

  8. congratulation for your bloganiwarsary!...
    bright future....

  9. Thanks a lot Roshan...and welcome to my blog :)

  10. It's more than a few months late to wish for your anniversary so ill keep it for the next one. :) This is my first visit to your blog and also the first to a English blog from a SL girl. Really appreciate your work!Just wondering, what is the audience like for this blog?is it the same friends who visit your sinhala blog? or a completely different set? or are you targeting more of international readers. sorry if it sounds pushy, i was just curious :D

  11. Hi මැට්TA...first of all welcome to my blog and thank you for appreciating my work :)

    Well I'm not targeting an audience as such. I just write the things that are close to my heart and I guess people who like to read them visit my blogs. Some of my followers here have also joined my Sinhala blog and some only follow this. And no..currently I don't have any international readers following my blog.

    No problem මැට්TA.. :D hope I answered your questions ;)


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