My Centenary Post

Here I am, writing my One Hundredth Blog Post. Yeah, I repeat, this is my 100th post. Wow! Wow because I can’t believe that I have finally reached here. I remove my helmet, raise my bat and look towards heaven. Super excited today to write my 100th post. I know it was a tortoise walk but at least I didn’t give up this time. I have been waiting for this day for a long time. But when this day came, I don’t know what happened, It literally took me a lot of days, in-fact months, just to open my laptop and write on this topic. Not because I was busy, I was basically too tired to write on something. Just Imagine, I had a topic, I knew the content, yet I took months to write. Why? But Why? I keep asking myself this question. 


My 100th Post

As this post is my 100th, this post is exceptionally remarkable and extra special to me. Because I am ending this year with my 100th post. With Christmas and new year around, I like to revisit my posts. Well, As I said in my earlier post that I started with this blog almost 13 years back and as a newcomer my first post was about “Happy New Year 2009“. Oh! What a coincidence. Started with the New Year and ended with the New Year.  My last post was in October 2021, The Suspicion, Almost a gap of 2 months now. It’s really funny, when you know what to write, yet did not write about it. But these 2 months were not easy for me. Because, I had to keep my readers busy. and hence had to keep on sharing my post on social media. Well, A big thanks to all writers on twitter who followed me (main, important and necessary), who supported me and encouraged me to take part in their discussion. Well, now Since I’m a housewife and  hence I can’t match my timings with the discussion forum. But I am happy to see increasing numbers of followers on twitter. Really Big thanks to all “Writers Lift”  community. I would also like to thank LinkedIn for giving me the opportunity to create a discussion forum on their site.

Last but not the least, I want to thank all my readers, who have actually read and given genuine comments. Though not on my site, but on social media or on my face. Yes, many were positive and some were negative. But at least they were genuine. You are what keeps me going! Yeah, I will write more and more and more.

Feels really good when your work gets appreciated. Since now-a-days I write a lot, I started writing a 100 word story. You can check my momspresso blog. I enjoy writing 100 words there.

Why do I write? Because I love it and I know what and how to write. Ha Ha ! I feel relaxed after publishing my post. I feel as if I have achieved something in my life. Though not really, But yes I have achieved new readers, new followers and of course appreciation from my readers and that feeling is incredible. I have almost 70 followers on facebook, 462 followers on twitter (almost more than half are writers), 39 followers on my website and 12 email followers. I know, the count is less but I know slow and steady will win the race.

Again, I would like to thank each and every one of you who have the patience to read my piece of heart. It means a lot!  Love you all. Keep reading.

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.

Our Life In Social Media

In this social media world, is it necessary to express our so-called “knowledgeable thoughts” to others? In this busy world,  we always come up with not understanding the concept and always rush to the idea of solutions. We feel excited when we get some good news. We always want to express this to others, right? But, what if we get some bad news. Yes, this too we express to others but few people do write this somewhere on the internet.

We all have seen the world in our ways. Some face-to-face , some on the internet. Whether through pics or through written posts, we have seen all. But is it worth posting such things on the internet?  Well, in today’s world, we have major deep privacy settings. So, even if you type a long message, and you want that one person to read it, then mind you, that person is reading your post, laughing at your post, deleting your post, ignoring your post, unfriending you and still you will have no clue of it. Because of our latest privacy settings.

So, what’s the use? You wanted that person to react but he / she didn’t even bother. And then you get msg from any random person, whom you never thought of and what ? he / she will start telling his / her own stories rather  than solutions. So you end up being more depressed and unhappy. This is the world my friend!. Where people are ready to hear the good news and ignore the bad and depressed one. 

Let’s take a few scenarios here. Lets imagine, in this pandemic you got a job. (Wow, awesome feeling right). You want to share this news to someone. You start calling one by one to all the near and dear ones, you tell them how you struggled to get the job. Everybody will listen and congratulate you. Right? (prayers for everyone to get settled). Now, the second scenario, You lost your job due to the pandemic and you need a job to meet your financial needs. So you start calling one by one, but who will listen to you. Even if your story is true, that you got fired because of no-reason, yet  people will come up with their own stories, and spread lies about you. Even though their company has a vacancy, still they will judge you for your past and not offer the job to you. They know you need financial help right now, still they will not give you money. Forget about this pandemic, people will not help you financially, in any condition. and will always be away from you.

Here comes the online scenario. Many people took help of social media to express themself. Some say it’s very bad. I used to think it’s a very bad idea to write everything online. But there is one different angle to it. People write not to put their own dear-ones down, but to start a conversation. and hence people started writing their posts online. Whether it is facebook, twitter or instagram, people don’t leave any social medias’ now. People even mention that they are taking a break from social media. Yes, all people read, Even the concerned person reads, But get response from the person to whom we are not connected. 

But is this right? Yes, it’s completely right. In this social media world, where we have many friends online, one friend always comes forward just to say “hi hello”. Though he or she has no intention to help, they know by talking at least someone will feel better. To be honest, real friends also do this. But they also expect us to consider them as “busy”.

It happened a few days back,  my one comment on social media landed on their whatsapp group. Although the group is not active everyday, at least someone replies whenever others say “hi” or “good morning”. Feels good when someone shares an old pic, and the conversation starts with it.

So, If you don’t want to type your sad post, at least comment or share some old post, the conversation will start automatically. And hence if good, share with others and if bad share it online.. Good wishes.