I have been mulling over it for a while now. Secrets. Blogger secrets.
It has been a little over six years now since I first found space in this world. The so called ‘blogosphere’. It is very much a sphere trust me, trying to find an end or corner to it is almost an impossible task 🙂
And obviously I have navigated myself pretty well given I am on fancy talking terms with quite a few. I am welcome to join any Facebook group and most people would either dismiss me as a nobody or praise me for a little something here and there. No abuses shall follow. Guaranteed.
Or I am over committing here?
Quietly though from behind curtains I have all along been making notes. Secretly. Giggling at a few social media exchanges, raising an eyebrow over some posts and more importantly running my ass off seeing a brewing something.
Running a nine to five job as an employee or homemaker, bloggers dig their skulls again to blog. So basically no blogger is a part time worker, he or she is actually an over timed one.
But tonight we are discussing, blogger secrets. If there are any to be openly discussed here 😀
To begin with, all bloggers have either written a manuscript, writing one or planning to write one. You will find very rarely any one of them saying- I am here to blog, there is no closet publishing dream. Whatsoever.
At any given time a blogger is a part of at least ten Facebook groups. No kidding.
They have a thing for first time bad impressions. Some people and blogs, bloggers somehow inevitably dislike. I know I have! There are a few I would never even accidentally read. Enuff said! 😀
There are blogging groups. There are writing groups. There are city specific groups. And then there are gossip circles. And some ‘bloggers’ are still calling themselves ‘bloggers’ because they are the ‘we know they know what we know’ conversationalists. Last time their blog was updated was when Manmohan Singh was seen speaking.
Now something about these chirpy female bloggers. These are the same girls who would have never even nodded their head in acknowledgement to their so called male peers in college but today open their arms wide, readily accepting FB requests and ensuing upon giggling conversations with quite a few. All for a like, share and comment! 😀
And let no blogger fool you into believing that they have too high a set of ideals to harbor dreams of creating viral content. All of us looking for our ‘Kolaveri D’ moment 😀
Blogging on the whole has been a rollercoaster ride for me. I agree. I have seen multiple phases and waves of blogging, bloggers. And somehow managed to find my sacred space here.
Secret to my passion for blogging is finding meaning in the chaos i.e blogosphere. Sometimes that meaning comes through fellow bloggers and sometimes through their content. And in one of those rare moments through an honest reader only here to read and understand me.
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Very candid I must say! You have leaked quite a few secrets closeted by several bloggers I am sure. Insightful and strikes a chord with me definitely! So you aren’t revealing the other ones? 😉
haha no the other ones is meant for your ears only 😀
Nice Article Richa . Our Top secrets Hehehe
Shall do more soon *beware* 😀
What wouldn’t us bloggers do to get attention. One like , click , share and of course going viral is a dream we all secretly chase. From confessions to Spilling secrets – Love the direction we are taking.
Though very clearly these lines are a jab at bloggers like me “And some ‘bloggers’ are still calling themselves ‘bloggers’ because they are the ‘we know they know what we know’ conversationalists. Last time their blog was updated was when Manmohan Singh was seen speaking”
What a fun post and what super fab prompt. Cant wait to see the skeletons tumble out.
haha no la no jab at you! You are doing daily blogging challenge how can I even say this 😐
You were the first one who opened my eyes to the big, bad, beautiful world of blogging. Many bloggers’ secrets we tried to unveil and few we did, having our ‘Ohh’ and ‘ Ahh’ moments! 😉 I was chuckling while reading this post, Richa!
hahaha you are probably the only one who hears my actual side of the brain 😀
Love it, Richa!! Bang on..the Kolavera moment of fame. True, many of us do that. How I smiled. Awesome.
Glad it made you smile 🙂
How true! Loved your secrets, Richa. 🙂
Thanks Vinitha 😀
Ha ha such a humorous post. 🙂 I too have observed some of these but can never present it so well.
hehe as long as you have also observed the credibility of my post sky rocketed 😀
My secret is being secretive ;)….that was a humorous post. Sunshines
he he good secret 😀
Love ur style gal.. Love ur flare for blogging .. U r one of my oldest favorite blogger 🙂 keep rocking richa 🙂
Thanks love <3
True that! About the honest reader and finding meaning in chaos… interesting write up.. Ha! 😀
Glad you liked it Jatin 🙂
Lol. I loved the way you opened up little secrets. Oh yeah, we are all looking for our Kolaveri moment.. hehe.. 😛 Good one, Richa! 😀
Aren’t we Meera?
Good one, I always feel happy to see more female bloggers. They should be the voice of the nation.
ahhh now bloggers in india are mainly females 😀
Nice post! And I totally agree with the fact that no blogger is part time worker. What efforts we bloggers put in, most people don’t know.
Exactly Reema nobody knows the kind of work we put in.
Well, yes, I secretly dream of going viral (it may be a case of “being careful what you wish for”, though). I have several unedited first draft manuscripts on my laptop, from past NaNoWriMos. I can still giggle at 62. I feel overclocked at time. I enjoy blogging even when it seems like too much work. Enthusiasm is my secret.
Lovely Alana enthusiasm is your secret and secret power also I believe 🙂
That was amusing, Richa! Love the secret to your passion .. finding a meaning in the chaos… definitely one of the best secrets anyone could ever have!
Thanks Arti 🙂
Read out my favorite superstar and find out the “secrets” to successful blogging! It’s not everyday you come across a blogger like Ruchi!
Aww Vikram Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂
Richa you have leaked a lot of blogger secrets with this post ;). But yeah stuff like having a publishing dream, waiting for the Kolaveri moment through viral content and all are so true! 😀
Now arent they? All of us aspire for these things 🙂