About 5 years back when I was active on this blog , I remember meeting some wonderful poets and reading / collaborating with a random people. To read , comment , react and bond with a community of bloggers was a norm in my day. And then I had to shut my blog for some months , returned months after I got married, tried to write this and that but some where I had lost so many bonds and the inspiration to blog like I used to. Life took me down so many paths that there was not enough pause to reflect and write. Or perhaps not writing about my days made them feel so much more heavy .
So many of the prompt sites that helped me grow as a blogger and poet have closed and the new ones are just off the radar. It is not the prompts that I lack but more so the interactions and the takes on same theme that I sorely miss these days. The free banter and the challenges were amazing fuel to my lazy mind.Even after trying again and again to revive the same spirit , I feel this space still lack the life and love it once survived on. Is it just me or are you all feeling that gradual recess of visits and talks that were once the reason for so many fun moments and friendships !
Thankfully , some of my friends are blogging along me till end of 2016 and so , I am also getting into habit of reading blogs. I plan to dedicate weekends to visit old blogs and see how they are today. I hope you all are writing still and feeling great in general. If you know of good weekly / daily writing prompts , do share the link with me. What new is happening in the world of blogs ? What have I missed upon ? Hit me the new trends and ways people ! I will be so grateful !
In the beginning there is a thought , which for me is as good as an idea. Then comes the doubts , the questions on the feasibility , the laziness , excuses and the fear of failure. With me this is the usual cycle that I can not break often.
But share the thought or idea with a good friend and you can be assured that you will get a few pokes and reminders to atleast begin. As the dialogue goes in one of my favorite movie ,
unless you take the car out of the garage, how will it ever see the daylight..
So this is the beginning ..
This is me trying to not just revive this blog but to also get back to writing.
This is me reclaiming my voice of opinions , expressions and dreams.
This is the first of the 100 blog posts I will try to write till end of 2016.
Thank you all those who took upon this crazy ide of mine seriously and now attempting to do the same. You guys are huge inspiration and reason for me to start.
Please feel free to read , suggest topics , engage in talks and creative collabrations as you seem fit.
Sometimes you have stuff to write, but not to write about. Its like this huge craving to read your own thoughts and yet not reveal anything going inside the head. To look around at stories happenning, and yet be selfish enough to hide from them. What if they wanted to be written and passed on ?
Someday, i will surrender.
Someday soon i will revive this page.
This bond with words and all of you who still keep in touch here.
Someday I will be back to your world.
To your blogs.
Hello dear readers and fellow bloggers !
The “Month Of the year Writing Prompt” for 2014 is open on the site page.
The rules & FAQ are here –
Come and share different aspects of each month – any form , any theme !! let it be the music that inspired you , or the new dish you learned .. Write !
Link your entries on the newly created page. For any doubts or queries , email me at : nimuegal(at)gmail(dot)com
Some questions from previous years :
12 posts for 12 months okay?
yes ! but I will not mind if the posts are less in number untill you mention all 12 months any how ..
Could be fiction/ non fiction?
yes ! any genre / form
I publish the posts on my own blog and send you the link?
exactly !! leave the link in comment section
i will add them to main post on new page
And I have to write the posts over the month of December?
true .. the posts should all be done by 31st dec 2014
Also , this year I will be giving a gift voucher of Rps 500/- to one blogger who finishes all the months’ posts and is most creative or entertaining !
Good luck !
Have fun 🙂
Although I started with a different idea , I ended up with this poem. A friend of mine says it is confusing. Maybe it is. I am myself not sure what prompted me for this post. So , maybe I will some day re write it. As for today , please bear with this 🙂
a vain effort to impress ..
My first poem
to a friend
long lost now,
in the mad crowds,
but he still remains
in memories and verse,
my love for poetry
was a discovery to myself.
a silent wish to angels ..
This poem today
for another friend
lost he feels,
yet holding hands,
I shall stay
for words will remain
as much as my cares.
for Day#3 OctPoWriMo
Dark are the curves and corners of soul,
Oh words, please show up tonight;
New metaphors are debating my worth
Other devices of poetry are shying away,
Tonight my heart seek some blank space;
Hear my unsaid songs , come sit with me a while
Invite your friends along , lets make a nice little post,
Dreams and past , are both on table for you,
Evening has arrived, please grace my home now.
This is and Acrostic written for Day 2 OctPoWriMo