#AtoZChallenge C for Comments by Shilpa Gupte

” This is incredibly beautiful,  Shilpa. I am speechless! What a picturesque post you have painted. Stunned by the colours here. “

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                        I read these words and was floored, nay, was on cloud nine!  I remember writing the post  – The dawn – with all my heart. I poured my feelings into it, trying to capture the sunrise in just a few sentences. After I felt I had done a fairly good job, I hit the ‘publish’ button. And, then began the game we bloggers love to play. The waiting game, where we wait and wait, for the applause. If not a deafening applause, then, even a few words of encouragement from fellow bloggers work their magic.  A few comments of appreciation, and our day is made. It’s as if our efforts paid off!

How precious these comments are to us writers, aren’t they?  Our posts are our blood, sweat and tears. Our blogs, our haven, where we love to lose ourselves, pour out our deepest feelings, our frustrations, our angst;  where, we welcome the world into our hearts, and share with them our stories. But, the best part is, when the visitors leave behind their footprints,  a few words of praise, and encouragement, making us believe that we are on the right path. Their comments, at times, prove to be manna for our hungry souls, giving a major boost to our failing morales!

The day my post received these beautiful words of praise from a dear blogger friend (whom I look up to), I realised I had it in me to create magic with words. There were encouraging comments earlier, too, but, when a fan receives praise from her idol,  she believes ‘she has arrived’! That is what those words did to me.

I have since learnt to value these comments, as well as leave worthy comments, when I visit other blogs. The impact our words can have on others  is enormous, if expressed rightly. And, for this valuable lesson I am thankful for the day I stepped into the magical world of blogs, and met some amazing people and read their splendid posts.

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Blogger Bio: Shilpa Gupte

Shilpa Gupte

Shilpa Gupte

I am a home maker, who got pushed into blogging by a dear friend, to pep up my life and use the talent she felt I have been blessed with. Apart from blogging, I enjoy making pencil sketches of dogs of different breeds and people, who inspire me. Since entering the blogging world, I have met some amazing writers from whom I have learnt a lot. But, more importantly, I have made some wonderful friends, who added colours in vibrant hues to my life. It is now a dream to get my work published some day, which I am sure will happen. I believe in my dreams, and I believe in the powers that help me fulfil my dreams. 

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52 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge C for Comments by Shilpa Gupte

  1. Very well written, Shilpa. Indeed, the comments that we receive make our day and boost our morales. But when they are from people we look up to- it is all the more special. You are really talented and I look forward to seeing your work published.
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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    • Thank you so much Shantala! Your comments today made my day!☺ Since last night I have been curious to see the response to my post and today when I saw it, I was elated to read all the wonderful comments! Thank you for your best wishes..now I will be working doubly hard on my writing so that one day I see my dream come true!

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  2. No matter what we may say, we are delighted by comments. Of course, some people leave comments that we look forward to for their insight and warmth. And wow, you do dog sketches. That sounds fascinating.

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    • Hi Liz,
      Thank you for your comments. I sketch dogs of different breeds. Yes, I have a pet dog, Chikoo, who inspired me to sketch him and his kind. I post the pictures on FB. And I felt great reading about your dog baby who has proved to be your saviour! Will surely visit your site for the animal series. All the very best for the Challenge!

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    • Thank you Rachna!
      Yes, there are comments from some.bloggers that I look forward to! Really am awed by this effect that a few precious word can have on our psyche!☺
      Yes, I sketch dogs and that is my second passion! Hope to go on with it!

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    • Thank you, Archana! Yes, comments are morale boosters, and when they come from some of my favourite bloggers, for the posts I write from the bottom of my heart, I get ecstatic!

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  3. You’ve captured the whole madness of the process of blogging so well. The writing, the waiting and the impact of the comments…it all goes so much hand in hand. Beautifully expressed, Shilpa.

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    • Thank you, Vinodini! 🙂 i liked the way you said that it is ‘ the whole madness ‘ of the process of blogging! How dull and listless blogging would have been had there been no such things as commenting, isn’t it? 🙂

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  4. You’re absolutely right. Comments do brighten one’s day. That validation from fellow bloggers that you’ve written something worthwhile or that you touched a chord with them or rekindled a memory – that’s a wonderful feeling.

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    • Yes, it definitely is a wonderful feeling receiving a few words of praise and encouragement from our fellow bloggers. Where would we be without these comments? 🙂

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  5. Oh yes, comments truly make our day. There are some people who write such fun, interactive and lovely comments that you really look forward to their comments. 🙂

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  6. Wow Shilpa.. you are absolutely true about the waiting game. We may convince ourselves, we have written just for ourselves and not waiting for feedback. But it does matter a lot. I remember when someone had given a very positive comment, I was so happy, made all my family read it. Thanks for this post.

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    • Thank you, Lata.
      At times, when we write a wonderful post, we really need a positive feedback, which we generally don’t receive from our family. And, at such times, our fellow bloggers act as our saviours. 🙂

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  7. So true Shilpa 🙂 The comments make our day. The feeling of knowing that our hard work has paid off, its awesome 🙂 Loved the way you have expressed that through this post 🙂

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  8. Your post resonated the truth, Shilpa. True appreciation on our hard work definitely rings in good feelings and a better outlook. It strengthens the bond of the reader with the blogger.

    Thanks for sharing this great post. 🙂

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  9. Very well said Shilpa. Comments are precious. it’s a nice acknowledgement of our efforts and more so when you get one from someone you admire. Nice to know a little more about you.

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  10. Very inspirational post.Shilpa.Truly comments of any sorts will make you smile and you Will feel honoured.That gives you eternal satisfaction .😉😉

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  11. Wonderful post, Shilpa and so true! Comments mean so much. Without them, we feel we’re writing in an empty vacuum, all alone.

    It’s so comforting to get comments of praise and encouragement to help us stay motivated to keep writing and creating, even when we struggle to find the words and ideas. It makes it so worthwhile and the friendships created are priceless, such as our long distance friendship that we share.

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    • Yes, Cat! It is blogging and commenting, that has encouraged me to do better, to continue doing what I have been doing and helped me meet some truly wonderful people, like yourself! Glad to have you in my friend circle! 🙂

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  12. I know what you mean, Shilpa! It is always a great feeling to hear encouraging words from the readers, especially those writers whom we find inspiring in some way.

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  13. Comments are the best! Especially the supportive ones or ones that show that you have touched a reader in some way. 🙂 keep up the great A-to-Z posts.

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  14. Ah, the waiting game! I’m in the middle of it right now! Like you I pour everything I have into my writing and I edit, perfect even re-write sometimes – often like last night until 3 in the morning. So yes, comments are so important.

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    • Agree, Keith! I, too, was playing this game till this morning, when I would get to see the number of comments I would receive from some of the esteemed writers I have come to know since I began blogging!

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  15. Well said, Shilpa. Comments are really valuable, each of them special in its own way. And the treat is way more special when those bloggers who we consider as idols of blogging world leave a comment on our cherished posts. 🙂

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    • Yes, Vinitha! There are a few bloggers, who are my idols. And, when they leave a comment on my post, I am elated. I read it again and again, till my heart is filled with happiness to the brim! 🙂

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  16. I’ll be honest, the comments (and thus the immediate validation and encouragement) are the main reason I focus on my blogging and have put the novel writing on the backburner. The instant gratification of immediate feedback is a great motivator. Thanks for sharing!

    Hi from Nagzilla bloghopping A to Z

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  17. Totally, completely agree with you, Shilpa! I will be on cloud-nine when I receive such amazing comments on my posts. 😀
    Your words are easy to relate to and you are one brilliant writer! Keep doing the good job 🙂

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    • Thank you so much, Shalzz! Now, I have reached cloud nine just reading your beautiful comment! 🙂 I really ought to show all these comments to hubby! 🙂 I think he needs to know what people think about his wife! 🙂

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  18. Spot on Shilpa! 🙂 I love what you say here: “Their comments, at times, prove to be manna for our hungry souls, giving a major boost to our failing morales!” Indeed! 😉 I love to read your blog and others when I can and comment as sincerely and at times deeply to make more of an impactful statement. 🙂 ❤

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    • I know, Elly. I have read your comments on my blog, and I must say, you really put in your heart and soul when you post your comments! That is one thing I have learnt from you! Thank you! 🙂 ❤

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  19. True, Shilpa. Comments really inspire us to write more, especially when they are thoughtful and meaningful. Of course, there are the comment trolls too, but, thankfully, they are very few! 🙂

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  20. A heartfelt post, Shilpa! It’s so true about the high bloggers get on receiving comments and especially positive, encouraging ones. They are definitely the motivating factors. We can all hide behind that “I-dont-care-I-write-for-myself” mask but deep down all of us crave for that bit of appreciation and acknowledgement.
    Well-written, Shilpa 🙂

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  21. You have put it so nicely, Shilpa. Comments do give that sense of instant happiness and are a morale booster. It is a resolution I took this year. Generally, if I liked some blog or a post I would bookmark it however now I make it a point to leave a comment.

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