This is about anything and everything i come across in everyday life. This is about sweet little things that bring you joy and happiness. This is about strange encounters and pleasant surprises. This is like a journal of my experiences good and bad. This is my own little diary in the truest sense.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
how it all began
have always enjoyed writing. When I was in school I contributed articles for
the monthly news feed and the annual book. However, that time I was unaware that
it will become such an important part of my life in the future.
I got into college, I got so involved with the college’s music events and the
social life that I somehow stopped writing (I am not including the funny silly
poems I wrote for my family members for their birthdays and anniversaries).
writing I have always loved cooking. Cooking for the loved ones (provided not
an obligation) is like therapy to me. So I used to keep trying new dishes and
share the pictures with my close friends. I must have been in college final
was then, that a very good friend of mine suggested me to start a food blog. I told
her that my recipes weren’t original, and that I learn from youtube and other online
sources. She told me it did not matter and a lot of people do that. Since I was
not too updated with the blogging world and was busy juggling the final year
studies and various MBA entrance exams the suggestion and thought of blogging
eluded my brain in almost no time.
finished my MBA, got married and joined my husband to work. One day while I was
preparing breakfast for my husband, I captured the dish’s final look. With the
flash of the camera, I do not know from which hidden corner of my brain, the
suggestion made by my friend about blogging flashed in my head.
the six months long post wedding break and an ample amount of reading, on the
first day at work, I gave blogging a serious thought(courtesy:my close friend). After Reading a few blogs
and taking a few cues from them, it was then that I started one of my own (yayiiee!). However, when I sat down to write (read: type),
I asked myself if it was just food that I wanted to write about. And the answer
came instantly “no”. I wanted to write about anything and everything; every experience
that I had enjoyed or didn’t enjoy, a place I had liked, a movie I had watched or
just about some random confusion or struggle in my head. I did not want to
restrict the blog to just cooking. I wanted cooking to be one part of it.
blog had to be a reflection of me and my life. Hence, I decided to name it “My
I am working with my husband, My little Diary gives me an identity of my
own. Initially, my husband, who despises reading books and limits himself only
to official correspondence, could not really understand my knack for writing. However,
he gradually started appreciating the effort I was putting in. Now, when a
friend compliments me for a post, my husband will pass a smile at me (read: wow
honey, not bad).
gives me the opportunity to document my life’s events, a platform to voice my opinion
and my thoughts, reviving my writing skills once again. It has opened a whole
new world to me, giving me a chance to interact with people coming from
different walks of life. Reading the work of other bloggers is a pleasure and
every read enriches my life in some way.
am still an amateur with the blog being in a nascent stage right now. Every comment
on the blog gives me the high of a tequila shot. It brings a smile to my face,
happiness to my life and peace to my heart for doing something productive.
is still a lot to be learnt and I am looking forward to it :).
P.S.:If you write or love to capture moments (irrespective of your camera quality)
and are still shying away, NOW is the time to start blogging.
I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words 1st - 7th