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 facebook visits almost non existent.
The ping 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 I had attended, 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’s 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 would 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 whole heartedly and leave the rest to my readers.
I recently came upon a study done to assess which friendships would endure the test of time and distance. Scientists analysed eight million phone calls between two million people and found that what makes close friendships remain is staying is touch every two weeks. That. Is. All.
This makes me conclude that I want to make time to stay in touch with all that read my blog and have been supporting of this journey of mine where I think, I feel and I say.
See you soon. Bye.