Drop A Line

This time I thought of many topics. But I didn’t have any topic to write about. And hence, I am writing about “why I’m writing?” Some people definitely have this question in their mind, “Why is Deepika writing? Why can’t she shut up and stop writing?”. Well, sorry readers, I will write and will continue to write till we don’t become friends. I wrote on many topics, right from, “Why do we share our feelings on social media?” till “Why should take time from busy life?” I wrote about many festivals too, like Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi etc.  It was the year 2009 that I started writing this blog and here’s my first post. And believe me that time my blog was hit. Without any social media support, I used to get genuine hits and comments on my posts. But due to some reasons, I stopped writing and then I didn’t have any topic to write much about. I tried to use my brain hard (Ha Ha), but all I was getting was the same content. Like my career, My blog also has a gap of almost 2 year, after every 1 year, starting from 2012. Then suddenly in lockdown, I came up with an online school post. Though the topic was a little boring for me, because it was an on-going topic at that time. But People did like that post. And Today also whenever I share that link, I do get likes and comments, but on social media. There was an on and off of my posts. It was sad to see that my post had very few hits despite having social media support. I tried all the possibilities, I started sharing the links here and there, but the number of visitors to my site had drastically reduced. Finally, I bought the domain and now I am happy to see the number of new visitors.

Buying this website helped a lot. I have gained followers on twitter too. My friends started giving me topics to drop a line on. Surprisingly, even Linkedin gave me one topic to start one conversation on the Linkedin website. Though, I didn’t start any conversation there but yes, I dropped a line on it. It was about the “future of work“.  Feels good, when I see retweets, likes and new followers on twitter. To multiply website hits, we have used social media so much that now people actually started ignoring such messages. But it’s ok, because I am also one of them. In twitter, I have to read so much content that I start liking the post without reading it. What to do, A cause for a cause. Support for writing blogs is huge on twitter. (Well, I came to know this lately)

But why do I write? Writing actually makes some points better. Writing actually heals. It makes things good or worse depending on the post. But yes, you earn if you are a  good content writer. If you keep on writing, you will not only get new topics but also you will be recognized. Some of my posts are close to my heart. and yes, I got a positive response too. Some posts I have written are negative and yes, I have negative comments too. Thanks to WordPress, for moderation of comments. If you are extremely angry, and want to take out your anger, write it on a notepad, WordPad or on a piece of paper. It will help to flush out all your anger. Writing also makes your memory strong. Writing down the things helps to not-to-forget things. And to be more precise, the brain loves pen and paper. Rather than typing, if you write using pen and paper then you will remember things better. You will be more accurate and your concentration power will be more because writing each alphabet / words by hand helps in  developing skills.

Just a simple scenario, in the office, before we start our work, we make a to-do list. But why? As I said, writing things makes us not-to-forget the important work. We can easily prioritize our  to-do list. And If by any chance, if we don’t complete the list then we can easily carry forward to the next day. And hence writing down things is a must. Same case in our kitchen. If some groceries are out of stock in our house, then we make a list, and add other items too in that list, before going shopping. In this way, we stay organized.

In this internet world, we have all apps. But still, writing by hand on a piece of paper tends to boost your ability to retain information, comprehend new ideas, and be more productive. It’s not bad to type, but as per research, the people who type on a laptop or any other device perform poorly in exams as they don’t have writing skills. It is totally up to you what and how you want to write. Do keep writing. 

My childhood days, I had this secret diary. On the first page, I had written – “This book belongs to Deepika, please do not read it”. Later, I came to know that it was read by all  (ha ha!!). But yes, from my childhood days, writing has helped me. If someone steals my pencil that also I use to write in my secret diary book.

So, Drop a line. Drop more lines. Drop even more lines. Drop even more lines than that.