A year passed by!

How hard is blogging according to you?

Of course I’d expect various answers; one among them would most certainly be that it is extremely time consuming. I agree to it. I wouldn’t lie and most of the times there isn’t enough time really. And that is the first and foremost reason that I failed at blogging!

Yeah, if you consider this site as ‘not failed’ then I would like to tell you that this is not my only try at being in the blogging community. I started my very first blog when I was in my first year of college, absolutely the wrong time for me. I scribbled there for a whole year, where basically no one read what I wrote, apart from a couple of friends who knew me already. Eventually, it became a personal diary for me when I hid my site from public, making it a private site. And now it’s no longer there. I completely deleted it. So that was my first fail!

Then came this site, yes, you heard it right! I opened this site last year, somewhere around March or April; I did a few posts, and tried a little something about being heard. Post two months, I deleted this site too but I kept the domain, and never really removed the entire account. So that was my second fail.

I was really worried at the fail. I mean I don’t like failure, honestly who does? I have tried a lot of things and except for mathematics and Accounts I have never been a failure, and that’s when it struck me that I really couldn’t deal with it.

So that’s how I started this blog which I am writing on today, last August. Today I complete a whole year of blogging. I don’t know about failing or not, I think I certainly didn’t let this one go. As of now I  have 230 posts and more than 22000 views, 11000 visitors and a set of followers who really appreciate my work and motivate me.  I don’t know, you tell me how have I been doing? I do not believe in numbers and yet here I am putting forward the numbers. Why? Because I have been trained to do so, we need marks everywhere to pass exams, we need a certain cut off to enter a competitive exams. Intelligence isn’t important, marks and numbers are. But please don’t judge me by the marks. Tell me honestly.

Since the last year that I wrote “I am still finding myself”, there have been some changes.  I wouldn’t say that the questions have disappeared altogether but I have some answers now. But I am yet to find the rest.

Also, just so I don’t lose hope, and don’t start fading away just when I realised that I am here since a year, I put myself in a zone. I tried it last month too, but I couldn’t complete it due to network issues in my area (no excuses), so now may be August is my month. I tried to scribble something every single day, not to increase my stats, not for the number of posts, not for anything else, just for myself. Might as well help me in some way. I don’t know what I was trying to prove to myself, but I did it is a challenge and so far I have not missed a day this month.

And yes, thank you to all you lovely people for joining me in the journey, without you all, every single one of you; this wouldn’t even be a journey.

Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog https://aestheticmiradh.com/ and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

64 thoughts on “A year passed by!

  1. Woowww Moushmi…
    Congratulations for completing a year in the WP Blogosphere and giving your readers just the lovely pieces they’ve always wanted to read…😊😊❤🌼
    Keep writing, Keep growing…
    Much love 😊❤

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  2. Congratulations on everything you’ve achieved through this blog, Moushmi! You’re doing great and you will always continue to do so 🙂 My current blog is not my first one either, since I had one in WordPress two years before which I deleted. Another in Blogger, my very first blog, is defunct. I started my current one last year in January and I hope it stays active 😀

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      1. Yes it is 😀 I really love my blog and though I reconnected with all my lovely friends from my previous WordPress blog, I have gained several new blogger friends like you through this one, making the blogging journey all the more fun and exciting 😀


  3. Congrats Moushmi. It’s a great achievement especially seeing the numbers. I also started at a similar time, but mine are roughly 75 posts, 6000 views and 3000 viewers. My honest opinion about your blog is that you have taken up issues that affect people day to day and talked about it. Since I have been a very recent follower, I haven’t had time to go through all your older posts. In what limited I have read of you, you write well and articulate your points well.

    Writing is a great tool for self discovery and hope you continue finding more about yourself and about the world too. All the very best in this blog’s and life’s journey.

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  4. Congratulations and celebration…All those scribbled thoughts 💭 all musings do pay off….keep penning down your thoughts I love reading them …congrats yipeeeee…

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  5. This post was so beautiful! congratulations ! You shouldn’t be worried about failing, if you truly failed you wouldn’t of started up your sight again! I had a different account before this and I wish I had kept at it, but I’m glad where I am now, and everyone I’ve met from it. Good luck for the next year onwards , I can’t wait to see what else you bring out! X

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  6. Congratulations Moushmi!!! Honestly, i feel you are doing great!! Not going just by ‘marks’….but overall i really appreciate your writing and the connect you have with your readers! And it surprises me that your initial two attempts didnt take off the way they should have!! Maybe because i wasnt thr! 🤔 kidding!!😁
    Well it happens many times..we learn and improvise….and you did just that and now see where you have come! you have given some amazing posts to relish…and made us feel a part of your life….some of your posts which i remember off the top of my head are – the one in which you ran away from a gathering and into your room and shut that door.. retired to a corner on a bean bag feeling the winds which soothed you and slept and woke up next day…i still remember the last line ‘desperately waiting to be released of my heavy weight’….i could imagine that whole picture and relate to the feelings the way you wrote it and whenever i think of you, that post comes to my mind even now.. that’s the reason i still remember it vividly……and then there was a one about a social gathering(jagran?)in which you pondered about everyone busy with phones and net.. including older generation..and that term which i still remember – anti-socializing when socializing..it was relatable to me and what i felt, then the one about hair cut, that pic of fallen leaves, the one in which you crossed a road in lehnga,the one about rain in which the last images of your footmarks made me laugh, and ‘and so they dont like me now’ …my personal favourite! And i still remember this post’s name and in which you stood up for what is right and made me realise of one more dimension of your personality…the courage-which i really admire!…then the one about guests who refused to leave and due to them you couldnt post, the bedside table one (similar woes as space for your books i see now) and the awesome travel diaries in which i felt i was also part of the journey with so much attention to details and explaining the raw emotions!!…..the fact that i could recollect so many of them (and a lot more!) itself shows how well you have connected with your readers! And have done a marvellous job! I for one have always found your writings very immersive…and i think i also mentioned it once that i have found it to be blossoming overtime!
    Coming to facts, you made me check mine! 😁 And i realized i wrote my first post more than 2 years ago!! 😨But got active recently only!! And i have a mere 165 followers, 2700 views and 77 posts! But you know what…. i like it and feel satisfied of what i have done…and i like all my followers…and specially few with whom i could communicate and relate so well…like a growing family…they all mean a lot to me!!
    So numbers dont matter… it’s the love and admiration which does..!!
    You are doing an amazing work so keep going and keep improving and one day even publish a book!! 😊
    Oh no…again this comment went way longer than intended!! 🙈🙈🙈 Ahhhhhh!!!! 😭

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    1. Longer than intended huh? But I am so pleased to hear from you. When I wrote this post I had no idea that I would be getting such an interesting feedback, nope, did not expect from anyone. You surprised me. Yes, you did! You remember so much, you do have great memory in that case. I mean literally you have come up with so many posts, including my personal favourite, the one where I want to get released of all the weight. You have been a true inspiration and a motivation for me. Thank you seems really insufficient.
      And about being an author? That is in my wish list, Yes it is, I wouldn’t lie. BUt when? That I am not sure of now. It is difficult to get published, and even get readers. But that doesn’t mean I am not going to try. So in future I do hope for that to happen.
      Well, numbers don’t matter, but as I sad without the cutoff no eligibility. Not that I am saying it is right.
      And if you weren’t active for this long then your stats aren’t that bad at all. And believe me genuine readers like you have make it up for everything else.

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  7. Congratulations .. this is my first blog too.. and yeah I failed too but yeah it’s not for anybody but for your self .. to find out yourself .. great write up .. all the best . Looking out for more 🙂

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  8. Those numbers that you have mentioned are staggering and so too are your posts. Failures are stepping stone to success and you surely are a successful blogger. I really like your flow and narration. You can be a very good writer too. Keep it up.

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