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Writing is Divine!

I have written about galaxies, celebrities, classmates, office politics, marital issues, spirituality, stories – imaginary and real – gave honest, sensuous and misleading titles, even attempted posting titillating pictures.

As a blogger for over three years, I’ve tried almost everything in the blogging manual. I first took a sabbatical, tired of waiting for comments. When frustration got the better of me, I analysed why I had no readers.

Networking!

Joined blogging platforms and promoted myself on social media. Felt good with the likes and responses. But it soon died down when I saw the same names, same numbers, same comments. Criticize please! I yelled.

I took another sabbatical, tired of waiting for new readers. When frustration got the better of me, I analysed…

Interaction!

Enthusiastically, I replied to each reply, commented on others’ work and shared theirs’. Thanked each liker by name, too. But the numbers and names remained the same.

I took another sabbatical, tired of waiting for new readers. When frustration got the better of me, I analysed…

Hot topics!

I forced myself to write satire, hoax and even sex. There was a little flutter, initially. But numbers eventually remained the same. Comments came in personal inbox – ‘didn’t expect you to say this…”

I took another sabbatical, tired of waiting for new readers. When frustration got the better of me yet again, I analysed…

Any art form is God’s gift to you. If you do not appreciate your gift, how do you expect others to appreciate it when you show it to them?

If the Supreme Being has chosen to bestow the gift of words in you, rest assured there is a reason. And what better reason than to keep you happy. Unless the self is happy how can you spread it to another. Unless you love yourself, how can you spread it to another? You can only give what you are brimming with.

How can the Universe that hand-picked you to possess the gift let you throw up frustration and restlessness into the world?

Words have energy. My best (most read) posts have always been that which tugged at my heart.

I do follow ‘practical’ rules of networking and promoting. But only as much as I comfortably can, without compulsion. Now I write honestly. I write for my happiness.

And lo! I’m reaching out farther!

Writing is Divine!

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Blogger Bio: Nisha Sanjeev

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Judge me by my face and you risk not knowing me. Judge me by my words and you risk asking who am I. Am a journalist, author, blogger and speaker. Above all an interesting bundle of paradoxes! I blog here.

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