And here we are, standing at the finish line. For some this might be the end, others would prefer reflecting back, some will be expanding their horizons, but for me, it marks the beginning of a new phase.
I see a new start line right ahead of me, with opportunities galore for a world so different have opened up to me. The engagement, love, support, and feeling of belonging bestowed upon has broadened the horizon for a lot of us alike.
I was pushed into the challenge by my best buddy in this world of blogging, Priyanka Nair aka Virtual Siyahi and not a day has passed when we have not cribbed, enjoyed, laughed and discussed the achievements as well as the fault lines.
I would compare it to a marathon wherein you start with a bang, slump somewhere in the middle and rise up again for a crisp finish. Nonetheless, all the sweat and tears make for a tasty concoction which you have to endear and enjoy whether or not you like it.
The journey has been bittersweet with the creative graph spiraling in whatever tangent it preferred 😛 . Moments of anxiety, anger, contentment, pride, and jealousy kept us all busy.
Yes indeed jealousy for the sheer fact that we compare, that’s what the statistics are there for. We set benchmarks and strive to pick up the pace but for the betterment and nothing else. This community which I refer to as Ink Warriors is the only place which takes care of its own without any organized structure in place.
To cut the long story short, this challenge has transformed me as a blogger in more ways than I had anticipated. Writing continuously for a month, connecting with people with the same passion but different skills, organic engagement (most important to me), learning from the pros in the field, improvising my own techniques and enjoying the camaraderie, all of it has given me an opportunity to feel confident and hopeful of the next finish line in the distance that I see. I enjoyed myself thoroughly and once again thank each and everyone wholeheartedly for being so generous even when I couldn’t show the same love towards their feed (chaotic times prevailing).
Having said that, looking forward to the e-book carnival and guidance from the stalwarts, I would take your leave with the promise of devoting next few days to reading the wonderful posts of fellow bloggers only. And before I sign off completely here is a special shout out to the ones I had the opportunity to get connected to and form a bond personally.
Till then keep SMILING and LIVE some more while you can, for there’ll be plenty of time to drag on 🙂 !
Stay tuned for more interesting and thought-provoking posts.