Friday, February 3, 2012

I'm Still Blogging

It's the first anniversary of My Li'l World!

There's no dramatic story behind the creation of this blog. I just thought I'd try out blogging for fun, inspired by my cousins Nazaha and Nazreen. On this day in 2011, I sat in front of my PC and in just less than five minutes, I had my very own blog. The next day, I posted my first post, which now looks incredibly childish to me.

Even with my initial enthusiasm, I thought this was just a fad which would inevitably fade. A sheer novelty that would soon wear off, like trying to stay true to my new year resolution to, ahem, spend less time in front of the PC and start revision for the board exams.

But do you know how hard is it to concentrate on the Renaissance, French Revolution, the World Wars and all that sort of useless junk (come on, it's history - you can't change it!) when you've got a simply brilliant idea for a short story or a poem that you just have to write/type it down? Apparently, my mom does not. The restrictions imposed on my PC usage are worse than the ones that curtailed the freedom of the people during the National Emergency... which, if my memory does not fail me, began in1975.

Yikes, history is getting to me, and I'm getting off-track. So the venture began, and I wrote... and wrote.... and wrote... and found myself totally addicted. I realized this when my stipulated time period for sticking with new stuff - 1 week - went by in a flash. I couldn't sleep at night without checking the pageviews on the blogger dashboard. I couldn't repress the squeals when somebody commented on a post, a habit which I've got rid of, thankfully. But comments still put a big smile on my face.

The only reason I can find out for my addiction to blogging is that involves writing. (I'm pretending that didn't sound lame.) Apart from reading my story books, writing is my favourite pastime, especially if I have the inspiration. Writing is cathartic. It helps me to channel all the ideas and emotions frothing in my cauldron of a brain. It lets me drain all the excess energy that's bubbling up there; it calms me down. There's something about writing that transports me into a whole new realm, makes me unaware of the world around me, something that most people just don't get.Which, I think, is their loss.

But the fact remains that blogging is now my passion. I may have abandoned plans to draw up a revision schedule. I now hardly spare a glance at the Famous Five books in my shelf - I've outgrown them!  I look upon with disdain the beaded necklace which was once my prized possession. I absolutely loathe Twilight, a series I was obsessed with for around half a year (how on earth was I so deluded?)

But I'm still blogging...

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Anniversary Special! :) Here's a list of what I think are the best among my posts so far.

Short Stories
The Best Friend
Happy Children's Day
The Most Beautiful Girl

Poems
The Constant
The Colour Green
The Popular Girls

Others
Movie Review - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
A Tribute on Teacher's Day
My Side of the Story: Plastic

4 comments:

  1. Zainab Mols,
    Beautifully written. You are getting the hang for playing with words. I wish I could play with words like that :)

    Hang on for another two months and you will be done with your 10th exam. Until then focus on that.

    A few comments:
    "I couldn't sleep at night without checking the pageviews on the blogger dashboard. I couldn't repress the squeals when somebody commented on a post, a habit which I've got rid of, thankfully..."

    I too went through that phase as an adult :) You will get over it after some time.

    "I look upon with disdain the beaded necklace which was once my prized possession. I absolutely loathe Twilight, a series I was obsessed with for around half a year (how on earth was I so deluded?"

    That is what is called growing up and becoming wiser :) It is a good practice to retrospect once in a while and this will lead to the realization that our views of the reality are relative and transitory, except those few which are founded on absolute principles.

    Keep writing,...after the 10th final exam :)

    Love,
    Aslam Mama

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  2. Zainab!!
    First of, I am honoured to have played a role in your decision to start a blog. ( Honoured doesn't cover it :D)
    Secondly, I so totally get what you said about writing transporting you into another realm. I have had times when while writing I would forget everything around me. Then for that few moments it's just me and my laptop or my notebook. And nothing else matters. And yes, it IS soothing. Then there have been times when I have been depressed and writing about what I am going though makes me channel my thoughts in the write, oops right :D..direction... It's really therapeutic..
    What I've tried once was writing letters to god. Yes, sounds bonkers but it's amazing. I did that last year when I was going through a particularly stressful time and I just had to get it out of me. So I wrote a loong letter to Allah. And it helped. It was out of me and I knew what I had to do to make it right.

    Anyway, Keep writing Zainab. You have great talent and with time it's just gonna get honed into something even better. Insha Allah.

    Hoping that I'll soon read a book by you!
    Love,
    Nazreen

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  3. Happy bloggiversary! I'm so glad you've kept going with the blog and even more pleased that you still love writing - I hope that will always stay with you.

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  4. Great Bloggers. Keep going and happy anniversary.
    Regards
    Safaru

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