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My blog turned three!! Yes, three years ago on April 25th I made my very first post knowing absolutely nothing about blogging but the idea that I can do what I love and have people read my thoughts was pretty interesting to me that I plunged in.
I must say I don’t have much posts for a three year journey but I enjoyed the ride nevertheless. I enjoyed writing EVERY WORD of every post in my blog.
And there’s another great thing that happened to me! I got a friend! I was introduced to the blogging world by my aunt Dorcas (I’ve probably mentioned that over a dozen times in my blog). From her blog I discovered Tia. I was attracted towards her blog right away. I was inspired by her faith and the fact that she was writing her first book thrilled me so much that I clicked subscribe without a thought. I still remember the very first post that I read out of her blog. It was her announcing that she got her driver’s license 🙂
We started reading each other’s blog posts, conversed through comments and later through mails and guess what, I found a friend in her! I remember the ridiculously long mails we used to type sharing a little about ourselves with each exchange. It was great knowing her personally, praying for each other and taking part in her victory. We also got the chance to connect through Facebook , which meant getting even closer.
Right from the time her first book was out in print, I always wanted to grab a copy for myself. She’s in Arizona and I’m in India, so obviously the shipping costs were ridiculous. But finally after a long wait and a bit of saving on my part, I purchased the book off an Indian website. It was still pricy though, but it’s imported edition, I can’t expect it to be any less.It was delivered to me exactly after a month, ever since, I’d been waiting for the right time to lay my hands on the book. The time did come.
Holding the Future Hostage- The Legacy of the Ruby Vial– my oh my, what a gripping story. It was shock after shock after shock, adventure after adventure after adventure and keeps you wondering what waits at the next stop. As Virginia (the main character) narrates her story, I was reminded of my friend from school who has like the EXACT speaking style as the style used in the book, so I imagined my friend in the place of Virginia throughout. That made it all the more interesting for me. The style used makes you feel as though a girl is sitting beside you and walking you through the entire story. Just when you think things are going smooth, you are proved wrong-that’s how adventure filled the story is! Sometimes I’d go so impatient to know what’s gonna happen that I find myself nervously skimming through certain lines, haha 😀 But then I’d calm myself and go back to give it a proper read!
I’m sure not many will guess that this is the first book of an author unless they’re told.
Over all, to find a fellow blogger, make friends with her and to read her work- I would have never imagined all of this when I started my blog. I’m so grateful for the chance.
Through Tia’s blog, I started following another wonderful blogger Rach, who is the “ideal young woman” in my eyes. She mentors young girls, she nannies two lovely kids, married to a God-fearing man, follows her passion of photography, cooks scrumptious meals and what not? She sure does don a lot of hats! I’ve enjoyed reading every post of her blog. She has this habit of replying to every single comment on her posts, which I think is amazing. Who has that kind of patience especially when there are around 50 comments??!! This shows how much she values her readers.
We also connected through Facebook, but since I ducked out of Facebook a while ago, I’ve missed her updates and photographs, but her blog and website keep me well updated 🙂
So yes, three very satisfying years at WordPress. Leaves me wanting for more.