Inicidentally this blog of mine is exactly 5 years old this February. I remember being newly engaged and patrolling the net trying to find something to read that would echo my my new found happy status or trigger something for the experiences ahead and then being inspired by the few that I found, I decided I needed to do this too. Map my journey, think out loud, speak into cyber space – call it what you want.
Its been a great 5 years- give or take the occasional troll or cynic or pooper who comes to smear mud all over any kind of thought I may have- whether positive or negative. They simply do not get the point of personal blogs. Especially in a world like today where the need to see the normalities that exist n a troubled country become greater for other cultures to be able to treat them with tolerance and understanding. I feel so good when Indian bloggers write in saying they know exactly what I mean, or when my foreign blog friends write in saying how though they read about the bomb that went off yesterday they also read about the awesome book that launched in my brave city the same weekend. In my own little way, I am putting out a positive spin on Pakistan because I know the way I see it is one they can too.
Time and again I have had to explain why I need to write to be read- that putting the words or the situation out there make me feel like I am putting it out to be addressed, tackled, disagreed with, resolved and perhaps accepted also. Writing for yourself doesnt allow that kind of growth, that comes with having to face the words.
So to celebrate this small project of mine, I am asking you all to please go onto http://blogawards.pk/?s=leaving1302 and click on the little star to vote for me and rate the blog and if you have an extra minute, please write in a comment too. Why do you come back to my blog? Has anything in your perception changed from anything I have said? I know my perception has. I know my minds grown broader- I allow more, react less- mostly. 🙂