'My corner' started on 19th July, ''04! The first post was 'Court humour' which I had copied from the Readers' Digest, I still remember! My son pestered me to write something, any crap and keep on writing! I 'wrote' and it is funny to read those articles now! Still, the 'Amarnath Yatra' story is thrilling, though the language is not very good! Then, I stopped writing! I didn't know that for getting some readers, I must visit other blogs! I just left it at that, because I never knew how this 'blog-writing' is done or how we should invite other bloggers to read our blogs by reading and commenting on their posts! I did start reading and commenting, but no one was interested to visit my blog for a long time!
Then, in 2008, I seriously started reading others' blogs and started getting some knowledge of 'how to write blogs'! My son created a new name, for my blog, 'maradhimanni' and pushed me to write, again!
I used to write long long letters to my son(sometimes 13-16 pages!) and I think this habit is helping me to write posts a bit interestingly and cogently (otherwise he might throw my letters into the dustbin!). My habit of changing topic without warning, while chatting with others, is slowly coming down. People who didn't know me would never know which subject I was talking about! I would think about something and would not express it with right words. Sometimes the whole meaning went wrong and felt embarrassed! These draw backs are going away from me, thanks to writing long long posts and reading them back to check if I had bungled again! Reading others' posts also has become a big plus point for me with so many good writers here!
I think in English about the blog subject which is a new plus point too, remember this post of mine?!
When I checked now, my first reader/commenter was Ashwini, my niece! It was for 'carbon poisoned fruits'! Then the VIP bloggers/readers started visiting...IHM and Smitha came next for the 'kittens' post! Then no looking back! I had tasted the joy of writing and am still continuing and hope to continue for a long long time with all your support!
I have crossed the '200 posts' mark too! I am a very happy person today, writing this post!
Thank you, Friends!