Back to the blog.

It was a pleasant surprise when my phone notification pinged a comment on my blog, which has been defunct for the better part of a year now. The rather infamous work life IMbalance had thrown my blogging life out of gear and my kept my face book visits limited to clearing long pending notifications!

The comment and the fact that one of my very good friends started a blog, brought back a rush of feelings and memories – of the blog meet in Mumbai, my blogger friends whom I had hardly kept in touch with and of the sheer pleasure of having someone read what I have written and think it worthwhile to comment on!

With the itch to write came the ominous feeling of dread. It has been a really long and eventful year in my life which has drastically changed the way I think and work (or so I would like to believe). Kept wondering whether my writing would have a different voice, whether I could convey things which others liked too (after all, most of the pleasure of writing comes from being read) and whether I had burnt out. It took a whole fortnight full of contemplation before I actually decided that there was only one way to find out. That is, to jump in wholeheartedly and leave the rest to my readers.

I recently came upon a study done to assess which friendships would endure the test of time. Scientists analysed eight million phone calls between two million people and found that what retains the bond of close friendships is something as simple as staying in touch every two weeks. That. Is. All.

This makes me conclude that I want to make time to stay in touch with all of those who read my blog and have been supporting me on this journey of mine where I think, I feel and I say.

See you next week. Bye.


7 thoughts on “Back to the blog.

  1. S July 1, 2018 / 2:19 am

    Every two weeks ??? I have a lot of keeping in touch to do !
    I will need a writer friend to help me do so😉
    Lovely reading both your recent blogs – keep em coming !! 😘


  2. vishalbheeroo July 7, 2018 / 11:31 am

    Preethi, good to hear about your life and getting back to writing.


  3. Anusuya July 9, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    Thank you, Dr. Preethi, for sharing your thought process. Indeed, it is a challenge finding time to blog and yet, it feels so fulfilling. Regarding your statement in this post, “sheer pleasure of having someone read what I have written and think it worthwhile to comment on!” …I’d like to point out one thing I’ve noticed. Often, a lot of readers do find the writer’s work worth commenting on, but don’t get around to actually doing it. I know this from experience ‘cos I get comments through WhatsApp (where I share links of my blog posts) but not all those readers comment on the blog itself. Do keep writing and sharing your thoughts and insights with us !!


    • preethishanbhag July 22, 2018 / 3:44 am

      Sorry to get back so late Anusuya. Thanks for reading and writing back. I think people find themselves too busy to spend time commenting! But there’s people like you who make it worthwhile, for sure!


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