Wednesday, April 9, 2014

I invites Inspiration

Inspiration to do something that benefits our own self, someone else or the society is always welcome. But as we grow older, and may I add, cynical, inspiration is difficult to come by. We don't trust anyone with good intentions because he is, of course, trying to fool us. A person with bad intentions needs no excuse. And for people like me, who are huge procrastinators, sometimes inspiration strikes and even leaves before the likes of us move a muscle.

In more than 3 years of blogging, I have not participated in any blogging challenges or writing prompts. I have always gony by the "I will write when I have something to say" principle. But I know that somewhere deep inside, I didn't believe in the challenges or writing prompts. I didn't think they would give me anything in return. But as usual, we learn our lessons hard.

After the birth of my little one, I had very little time left for myself and that time was needed to bathe, eat, poop and get some sleep. And, oh yes, blogging too. My head buzzing with ideas and rants and things to say, but no time or inspiration to write. And that's why the cynical me, very hesistantly, signed up for the A to Z blogging challenge. I had no idea how I would do it.



But this has got to be one of my best decisions ever. All you guys writing everyday and visiting the blog and giving your precious feedback has been such a catalyst and morale booster. I have discovered so many new and wonderful blogs and people. Everyday I look forward to the next day's letter and think about what to write. It has not only gotten me excited and happy, but has also brought on a little discipline in my life as far as writing is concerned. I know that even if I don't have time for anything else, I have time to write my post for the day because I love it.
Thank you guys for all the love and importantly, the inspiration :-)


16 comments:

  1. Glad you decided to participate in the challenge. I have been at it for the past three years and loving every moment of it. Great post, happy writing.

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  2. Hey, blogging is a good break, esp when you are overexerted. Keep writing. This challenge has really helped all of us to write regularly and write good! All the best!

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  3. Yes glad that you decided to do the challenge Ghata. I have some similar reasons for signing up for the challenge. And I am loving it to the core. The excitement, the buzz..the inspirations floating..it just makes even a hectic bad day..wonderful!

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  4. The prompts help me to think out of the box. If left to me, I cannot come up with a topic to write. Challenges help us testing our limits.

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  5. Congratulations on the arrival of the little one. You too had a hand in inspiring yourself, Ghata :) You may pat your back, lady :)

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  6. Stopped by from the A-Z challenge. I am a newbie blogger too and have enjoyed this challenge more than I thought I would. Here's to being inspired! Happy Writing!
    www.foreignfeasts.com

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  7. I echo what ever u said :) being a part of group also helps a lot !
    Challenges are SURELY needed for all of us what ever may be the lifes day to day challenges
    Good luck to u

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  8. Echo!Echo! Echo! From past one year, I have had no schedule, whatsoever. This challenge has kept me on my toes and I am loving being busy, once again.

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  9. I agree. Being part of a supportive group works wonders for the blogging habit. I am so glad you are able to make time for blogging in spite of being busy with your little one, Ghata.

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  10. True sometimes it's good to just go for it...I'm sure you would be feeling good after coming into the challenge...

    Latest A2Z Challenge Post-Random Thoughts Naba

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  11. It is a good way to get back into the groove of things again! It's also nice to clear your head and heart for a little while :)
    http://effervescencia.blogspot.in/2014/04/i-is-for-interpretation.html

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  12. Once the challenge is over, you'll be very impressed with yourself. Trust me... you will. :)
    Dagny

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  13. Stopping in from A-Z Challenge and the Unconventional Librarian Alliance. Loved the post.

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  14. so glad you're enjoying the a-z! This is my 3rd year, and I learn more very year. I've learned to write posts early - that's the main thing! Very helpful!

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  15. I never took part in any writing challenges (This is my first A to Z for writing) in spite of years of blogging because I believed I can write only when I have something to say. But I took part in my first UBC challenge last year and since then have done two NaBloPoMos too, just like that. But at least there I could write whatever I felt like. Here I have to stick to the alphabet. But still I am enjoying it thoroughly :)

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  16. Well dude you are rocking the challenge.. I am loving reading your posts.. :)

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