Two things happened yesterday which prompted me to write this blog. I read a blog on Anonymity and also there was a pleasant surprise in form of being awarded ‘The Versatile Blogger’ award by Lady Fiona.
Years ago when I was a small kid I was given Two rupees by my mother and she asked me what I would like to buy. I went to a book store and purchased ‘The Mystery of the Pantomime Cat’ by Enid Blyton which costed me a princely sum of Rs 2/ 25p. Month after month I kept purchasing books by Enid Blyton or borrowed these from the public library. I would be transported to a whole new world and wished that one day I too could write like her. That was my first brush with the literary world.
Yesterday, I completed a two months journey in the blogosphere. I feel the same excitement today as I had in my childhood when I got addicted to Enid Blyton, Capt WE Johns( of Biggles fame!) and Frank Richards( who created the legendary Billy Bunter!).
Every day I come across the glitterati of the weblog like, Purba Dey, Saru Singhal, Alka Gurha, Subranil, Lady Fiona, and Chintan Gupta that leave me with a feeling of admiration for their style of writing. There are likes of Maitreyee, Rachna Chhabria, Suruchi Arora, and Zuzana who are an authority on what they write. There are some young contributors like Jyoti Mishra, Rosette Princess( just 14 year old!), Red Handed and Dimitri Das who are shining bright. I find even some of the fashion, travel, cookery, photo and other blogs pretty interesting.
Coming back to the subject of anonymity in contributing, I feel, we like to come out on one of the darker aspect of our lives which we fear if gets known, may not be in our interest, by revealing the identity. The world has so much of happiness around so why focus on the negativity and darkness at least while sharing with the rest of the world. What you write should leave the reader smiling and in a happier state of mind. To bring out skeletons from the cupboard or ruffle some feathers we have our daily newspapers which has all the fodder right from page one to page sixteen in form of news of corruption, plunder, rape, mayhem,murder and even more gory things!
I wish to acknowledge my deep gratitude to all those readers who take time off from their busy schedules to spend some time reading my blog and leaving their comments to enable improving myself. My stepping in the blog world is akin to the realizing a dream of ‘Catch a falling star, and put it in the pocket and never let it fade away’!