Saturday, January 21, 2012

Writing Defines My Life!

A writer is not born in a day's time. Such was the case with me. Writing has been my only passion. Last year, 2010 has been a nightmare! I lost a very dear friend of mine, to something as trivial as Dengue. We were playing like kids, dancing in the rain singing songs, playing dumb charades, antakshari and enjoying life to its fullest. Ten days later, he was lying lifeless in my arms. That sight still breaks me down.
Days followed and I cornered myself to an existence where I knew no one at all and no one knew me. For almost a month, I saw one by one, all "friends" go away. It had been terrible!

Then one day, I went to my blog, which spelled Emptiness from all ends. I had just One follower-Myself.

I put my cursor on the "Delete Blog" button, and was about to click it when I saw a blog, I had bookmarked but had not seen recently. Something in me, made me click on that blog. It was a very popular blog-and the author had written about life, happiness and how Life is not about the anticipation of the finishing line, But rather enjoying and celebrating as we pass every milestone.

I smiled slowly as I read the posts. 1500+ followers and hundreds of reader comments!
And I thought to myself, I should give this a try. This guy may just inspire me to write again! I will talk to this guy, He is very popular so he might not reply. If he doesn't, I won't write again!
With that thought, I searched him on Facebook and sent him a friend request. I sent him a message saying that I loved his blog and I gave him my blog link. I had recently written a blog post regarding my friend's demise.

Within five minutes I got a reply from him. He sounded so happy on receiving my message! I couldn't believe it!
And it was from that day in the 2011, that I started writing and now my blog had more than 140 followers and people who visit my blog, have only appreciated it.

I know it will take some more time to become more popular. In fact I do not know how much people would relate to this story, but writing defines me life. I would have been nothing without my poetry. And I cannot explain how much this guy helped me through, without even doing anything, he inspired me so much!

I want to be such an inspiration.Whatever I do, I want to help people take that chance! Become who they want to! Be confident.