Monday, June 9, 2014

How IndiBlogger made me rich?

While I dabbled few times with writing during my growing-up years, never took it that seriously -giving priority to other pressing demands in life.  One day, in the recent past, I was conversing with myself on what I can do on my own, up to some professional level, without taking an iota of help from anyone. Performing arts is a far cry with little bit of dramatics and recitation done here and there, playing at this age is taking a bit of risk and that analysis left me with going back to my old flame- writing. This was fag end of 2013 and I decided to give blogging a shot.

I wrote my first post on how we started one of the growing Durga Puja communities in Bangalore and published it in Dec '13. Initially there were apprehensions about readership, feedback, quality of content etc. etc.  After few days, with no response from anyone other than few close friends and my wife, I was on the lookout for a community of bloggers on the net. Few weeks down the line and I stumbled upon IndiBlogger. Looking back, I consider myself fortunate for that chance encounter.

I got a platform to observe, interact, learn from others and learn-I did. With the wonderful family of IndiBlogger along with fellow writers, I was growing up internally and started building my network. Did not hesitate to reach out to members in the forum and one on one. I wanted to be open and bare, get bruised and come out as a different me as far as writing is considered. Indrani Ghose, Anita M, Alok Vats, Richa Singh, Krishna Chandran, Nabanita Dhar – A big thanks and hug from my side if you would care to accept!! My other fellow community members deserve sincere appreciation for standing by, supporting and shaping me up making me a part of their journey. They allowed me to hone my skill in the course along with them.

I was getting rich day by day with every post while winning competitions was not my goal at this stage. That richness of thoughts and language, only in comparison to my own previous self, has provided me with a sense of confidence to write more and more. I stopped over-analyzing what will other think about my posts after getting a hang of the traits of this trade.  Ably supported by the IndiBlogger platform, open to all aspiring bloggers, writing has turned into a passion for me. It liberates me with My Thoughts and feelings. It allows me to face the things happening around in plain and simple black and white manner.

These days, I crave for my own me time to talk to “My Thoughts”  or  “Thoughts, Organizations and More”  and feel glad about it, truly. The votes came in and some of my posts got displayed on home page. That motivated me to pick deep in my brain.

While I thank IndiBlogger profusely for holding my hands when I needed them most and cherish my association here, the only request I have for them to consider is to encourage commenting rather only voting. Everyone will stand a chance to win from the sincerity that would be brought in through comments.


There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit 
down at a typewriter and bleed 
– Ernest Hemingway

 
 


32 comments:

  1. Dear Jayanta,

    "A big thanks and hug from my side if you would care to accept!!" Why not buddy.

    It's entirely the pleasure of mine that you considered me such a nice friend of yours. To be very frank, this is the reason why I love IndiBlogger, just because it makes me richer day by day when it comes about friends.

    Thank you very much for all the good words about me and some of my friends as well :)

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    1. Thanks, Alok. Appreciate your support.

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  2. Such an honest, touching & enriching Post, Jayanta :)
    More so as it also mentions my name :D
    Thanks a lot for the honor :)
    Great to interact with our IB Family :) May we get richer day by day!

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  3. Love your post and best thing you had been honest and yes indiblogger means a family itself

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    1. Thanks, Vivin, for stopping by and your support.

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  4. You've poured your heart out in this post Jayanta...you really are a rich man..richness of your writing , your wonderful manners and feelings are quite evident in your posts..Love visiting your blog..keep writing and stay blessed.. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Maniparna, for your kind words. They made my day. I appreciate your support.

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  5. IndiBlogger does help bloggers to publicise their blogs and take them to a much larger audience. I too grew "rich" with IB.

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  6. YEsssss this one , I have been harping on myself the famous voting system.. it doesnot bring the best post out.. I have seen some MOST voted post's that would be a SHAME to read even .. no offence to the writers .. but then there are some posts that are so beautifully written and they get just 10 votes .. how can that be right..

    There are a lot of people who open my article to vote for me.. but I dont think that encourages much as .. much as a comment saying this is what I have written bad-or good- or give me some advice .. so I can do better ..

    although Indiblogger is definitely a good stage.. where everyone can put their piece and someone will read for sure .. and indeed I am rich too as I found some good people on IB ..

    Bikram

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    1. Yes, Bikram, I do agree with you :-). Hopefully IB management is reading these :-).

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  7. Indeed the world of blogging has made me richer in innumerable ways... Few of them are my besties soul-mates rolled into one!

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    1. Good to know that. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Guess we all have struck gold! IndiBlogger sure has helped connect all of us. Your story seems similar to a lot many of us. Loved the way you have described your writing journey so far.

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    1. Rightly said :-). Thanks for visiting my page. Let's stay connected.

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  9. It is great that your experience has been so enriching. Writing does have such wonderful intrinsic rewards. And you speak of them so wonderfully in this post! Great going, Jayanta!

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  10. It happens, people vote without reading but on the bright side, you are getting more visibility. I agree with commenting thing. It helps us to have more interactive and enriching experience.

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    1. Thanks. Good to know that you also feel the same :-).

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  11. Glad you got such warm support as you started your blogging journey! While IB is a great platform for visibility, I think they must do away with the voting thing, as Bikram and Saru mentioned, people vote without reading and I dont think as bloggers we are looking at that! Support in the form of feedback, comments, suggestions is what is needed!

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    1. Hi Shilpa, Can't agree more. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. Oh, that was a "straight from the hearth"- post Jayanta! I really enjoyed reading your thoughts.. And so agree - the supporting network of fellow bloggers does make you rich. Stick with your writing-passion!:-)

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  13. I agree, that the voting system isn't good too. People may vote without reading, or people may not have the friends' network that might guarantee to garner the needed votes.
    All that apart, we're richer here - by words, by friends and by fellowship :)

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