And she dared to write again! My blogging journey

And she dared to write again #myfriendalexa

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Some two years ago, a girl dived into blogging by chance,

Oblivious of the sea of the blogosphere, she was in her own trance

Voicing and penning her thoughts brought her solace,

And helped her sail through her life’s toughest phase

She would type on the phone every night while putting her kids to sleep,

Later would escape from the room, to finish the post, like a creep

Various writing contests and challenges she discovered, moving on,

Wins, recognitions, awards, and accolades kept her going on

At Momspresso, Women’s Web, The Financial Express, etc. – she was a contributor,

Her husband, family, and friends stood by her, being the strongest motivators

Brownies were the pals she made through this journey in the virtual world,

She knew she could look up to them on grumpy days, lying in bed curled

Then happened collaborations, book reviews, guest posts – ah! a long chain,

Enthusiastically, she jumped into all and ended up participating and later hosting a few blog trains

It was not rosy, there were moments of pink and even grey,

But she always managed to make her way

She wasn’t a vocab queen and wrote straight from her heart,

She had her doubts if she will be able to make a space in this huge blogging world.

Two eventful years passed by in a flick,

But in store for her, there was something big

The fight between yes or no ended in a crunch,

And finally, she decided to take the plunge

Blogchatter was the channel where her search was finished,
In May 2019, her first e-book, Travel, my way  got published

Reading the rave reviews of her book, she was on cloud nine,

But soon, her job hunt ended for which she had been trying

Time and energy were alien to her and blogging took a back seat,

Sans writing, her life seemed incomplete

So many ideas kept swarming in her head,

Alas! She lost them all under her pillow and bed

Despite trying hard, pen and paper made her snore,
She remembered the time when her feelings and emotions she used to pour

This took a toll on her health and she seemed to go in depression,

But quitting for her was always out of the question

Today, she picked herself again and dared to write,

For she is a fighter and will fight!!!


I am taking my blog to the next level with Blogchatter’s #MyFriendAlexa.






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September 2, 2019 4:35 pm

You are doing a great job. Ur blogs are a treat to the soul. My blogging journey is very similar to yours, just that I have 1 pre schooler only.. N whenever I see m&m, I wonder how does this lady handle everything on her own, in a foreign land. Mere se toh Ek hina sambhalta. For sure u have some awesome support system. Keep flying n m looking forward to ur blogs. More power to ur pen.

Shreeya Sharma
September 2, 2019 5:39 pm

Well first of all, congratulations on your book! All the very best to you. Sending so many positive vibes your way! Hope you are able to write and write and write. Pick up the pen and don’t put it down 🙂

Ujjwal Mishra
September 2, 2019 6:05 pm

Aww.. such a heartfelt situation shared here.dont worry you will always come back to writing and with support from family and friends it’s always possible. I completely understand a full time job, kids, home becomes overwhelming and the no time and energy is left for creativity, but jaha chah waha rah so Good luck.

sonia dogra
September 2, 2019 6:07 pm

Wow! Awesome. I loved how you put your journey in this poem. Welcome back and good luck!

September 2, 2019 8:40 pm

Thanks for sharing your journey. Hope you continue writing and never not reach out when you need to talk.

Surbhi Prapanna
September 3, 2019 3:43 am

I had seen your journey Vartika and you did extremely well. congrats for new job and waiting for reading more from you

Pragnya Mishra
September 3, 2019 9:34 am

You are a fighter girl. The pen gives you solace and readers like me wait for your writeups. Hugs, Vartika. Looking forward to reading all your posts.

Dev Thakkar
September 3, 2019 1:19 pm

OMG ? the story of such a strong person explaining in the form of a prose is phenomenal, i liked the rhyme scheme ❤️

Shweta Suresh
September 3, 2019 3:51 pm

Congratulations on being published! That’s a great deal. Sometimes, we have to take from blogging but the important part is that you still keep coming back. Because for those of us who have been bitten by the writing bug, a life without writing is unimaginable. I’m so glad you didn’t give up. Here’s to many more posts, accolades and recognitions. Found your blog through #MyFriendAlexa linky list.

Rashi Roy
September 3, 2019 4:32 pm

Such a lovely way of putting it all. I can completely understand what goes behind. All the best to you and keep writing, keep shining.

September 3, 2019 4:33 pm

That’s so wonderful…. Vartika… Loved reading your journey as a blogger…keep writing…keep shining…. 🙂

September 3, 2019 6:30 pm

Somewhere we get lost in that struggle. Choices we make are what makes us. Been through what you went through. And trust winning the battle makes it worth the while! I am looking forward to reading more posts from you!

Alpana Deo
September 4, 2019 5:02 am

Loved every word of this heartfelt poem. That girl is back. Now don’t stop. Keep pouring your heart through the posts. You are blessed with this gift. Don’t let it slip out of your hands.

Sonia Madaan
September 4, 2019 8:12 am

Awesome, your whole writing journey in a beautiful poem. I too could relate to this poem. Keep inspiring ?

Noor Anand Chawla
Noor Anand Chawla
September 4, 2019 12:40 pm

Awww Vartika I am so glad that you are out of your writing slump and back in the game! Cheers to your spirit!

September 4, 2019 12:56 pm

Commendable! Such an inspiring post with mixed emotions from collecting the courage to fighting your fears. You are an angel?. Your writing is powerful and full of positivity. 1000 likes for this❤❤. Bless you dear??

Prerna wahi
September 5, 2019 6:17 am

Loved the way you have woven your true story in the form of a poem. Very well written and touching piece. More power to you girl!

September 5, 2019 10:45 am

Heartfelt post.
I guess such a situation comes in everyone life in a different form.

Great, you didn’t quit.

Sonia Chatterjee
September 5, 2019 12:00 pm

The Vartu I know has been, is and will always be a fighter. Take your time, try to space it out and know that you are loved and cherished by your friends. I don’t know how you are handling writing with a job and after taking care of the twins but I know for sure that Vartu is the best in everything she does because every bit of it is straight from her heart. Love and hugs.

September 10, 2019 8:31 pm

It is difficult to write regularly with a full time job. I struggle often myself. Thats when #MyFriendAlexa kind of contests reallt act as bestfriends!

September 11, 2019 11:22 am

So beautifully written!
I kind of started my blogging journey in a similar way, sans the twins and the husband of course,
I always find solace in Blogging when the world around me is in a turmoil.

September 24, 2019 3:42 am

Lovely journey! Keep writing.


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