A Century

Hello Readers,
Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening to everyone of you reading this post. This post deserved all the time because after all it is the 100th post for me and this world of blogging has played a big role in my Life and so I wanted to do complete justice to this post making it very special for Life. Today finding time between the last set of exams of my Life academically, I thought of writing this post because frankly I couldn’t stop myself for such a long time from writing because now it has become a passion and even like this 15 days of break has made me felt like I have not written something for months. So I thought of writing this post today. Hope I make the best out of it because like everyone has a special attachment with their diaries they write this blog has been like that for me, it has given me a lot and improved me as well in every genre of Life.
So starting with how it all came up to me about starting a blog, I in midst of a different phase of my Life had started writing some poems and notes for someone and then with it I came to know that I have some interest and some kind of imagination which if worked upon can do wonders. So I started writing poems on paper and whenever I felt like doing nothing or in bad of my moods I used to take down the pen and paper and used to brood over different topics and as a newbie I had to stress a lot on thinking about what to write because when you start writing you don’t realize that how effortless it is and with the process you come to know that its not about thinking and writing but its about letting all your thoughts come out as and when they want to. So the first few posts even on my blog I have, titled “Soul Wish”, “Truth V/s False”, “Mediorker Phase” were few which I had jotted down on paper on the adrenaline pump up. Also a very special post “Mother and Child” was written on paper and I read that to my mother and she was in to tears on how am I understanding Life and how it is beautifully coming in to words.
Then till I was unaware of the word of blogs my engineering friend Radhika (Twitter Handle: @highentropy_) who was in to all such things like writing reports for YKA (Youth ki Awaaz) and having a blog herself told me about it and I found it very interesting because I had been on facebook since long and I thought this is the best way I could write and let maximum people know about what I have inside me. So she encouraged me to start a blog of my own and start writing there. She gave me a random topic “A Quiet Sunday” and told me to write on it. I wrote a poem on it and posted on the blog and that was the time it all started taking up. I didn’t have any friends who were much in to reading all my posts but with God’s grace Radhika was the one and is the one who till now has not left any post on my blog unread or not given the feed back about how it is. One very beautiful thing about this is, that she is such a person who would not tell me things about my works as a friend but as a tough critique always and it is very very important to have readers who would do the same because this takes you to a totally different level in the world of writing. She has always been the one to criticize my posts, taking out grammatical mistakes, telling me that how mundane the flow of my poems have been, how the long posts were boring sometimes, and has always shared topics related to blogs to increase my knowledge so that I can improve continuously. Once then I started writing the flow was catching up and I still wasn’t sure that what actually my genre is but as I have named my blog “From the Poet’s Heart” it had to justify that how much my blog has it in total.
In my initial posts I had tried my hand on everything like articles, poems of different genre, Hindi poems etc so that may be I could know myself better and I could improve myself on that level. With that I started writing on what all happened in my Life like on recent events. Whenever I felt like that I should write this part of my Life down I used to sit and write it in any form, may it be poem or a prose. Since then I never had to think on what I want to write because Life showed so much and random that with events taking place in Life I used to get some random topic in my mind and I used to come and make something out of it. I started writing in March 2010 and that year went in to knowing what it is all about and writing on random topics. The next year 2011 which was the one I finished my graduation also was good in terms of writing because being an engineer you have a lot to write. πŸ™‚ But frankly the interest was growing and it was becoming like a need to write because the feel good factor. We all know with time we all grow and this is the year 2012 which is coming to an end and I have posts more than the combined posts of the last two years in just this year. This makes me happy because the more I write the more I learn. Always remember this that no one is perfect and there is always a scope of improvement when it comes to writing. This is not something to be taken seriously but taken strongly because that makes you a tough writer.
Also to share a story about my works there came a time where one of my friends had some contacts with a good script writer and he passed on my blog link to her. He asked me to go and meet her to discuss with her if she can help me give some assignments or something good to write on if she likes my writing but “Ting Tong” there is always a sudden bell of demotivation. I, for some reasons couldn’t go to her but I called her just to know the feedback on whatever I had written on my blog. That lady talked to me for just 10 minutes and in those 10 minutes she just criticized my blog for 9 minutes like anything. She seemed so harsh and so annoying to me that I almost cried because till now I never heard so much wrong about my works. This is a time which will come in everyone’s Life and here is where you have to hold on and accept that things have to be very crisp. She told me, “Yes, I went through your blog but right now I don’t remember anything you had written and this is something which doesn’t work. It has to be appealing and your flow is very immature, you need to work on your grammar.” and 100 such things in just 10 minutes. I was devastated. I felt so bad and then I contacted Radhika and told all this and she said yes you have to be open to feedback and may be her level is too high but start learning from this and that was the day since when I was totally open to any kind of feedback and trust me the more critical analysis someone gives the more you improve so always be thankful to your critiques.
There have been very special posts and then there are some very normal and common posts, some mushy ones and some philosophical ones but then this blog sums up my life more than anything. Also to mention that since I have got some good friends on twitter who after reading few of my posts understood that this guy is making sense to life have become my constant readers and they also give a nice feedback which makes me write more. Its all about interest at the end and about how good you feel after writing. Feedback is just one part and reader loyalty depends on the quality of posts you do. Once you stop thinking about the number of readers and just write and share it, believe me if it touches one they are meant to share it and this way you are going to get more readers but when it is your blog it is your space and it is not something you are promoting to get that fame. Also remember that when it comes to your personal blog don’t add all the stuff which makes you earn some money through the hits because that way the original feel of the blog dies and all you want to do is just promote the blog maximum for the hits. It is very special to me and to all you bloggers I know it will be special as well because when it comes from heart, words create the most beautiful magic.
At the end I would like to quote, “The only relationship which can continuously create an impeccable divinity is between your Life and your words.”
Thank you for your constant support and encouragement because we all know that an individual remains individual till it gets hands to clap and eyes to witness what he/she is. I would request all of you to always motivate everyone who is good at it or even not because at the stroke of Life everyone turns in to a writer. So let everyone join the world of heart share because once you leave all what will remain is the learning, the experiences, those tears converted to words, those smiles jotted down in verses and that amazingly gifted life to you.
God Bless You.
Ashwini Dodani

24 Comments, RSS

  1. camouflagedwhispers October 30, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    Hey Ashu,
    First of all, Congratulations! πŸ™‚
    I am glad you achieved a milestone and guess what? This is just one of many more to come. Keep working hard(er) and you indeed will create a wonder some day. Amen.
    Best Wishes,
    Somulaal.

  2. Shriti October 30, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    Yay! for the 100th post ^__^

    Don't forget that we want MOAR !!

  3. Dishank Devluk October 30, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

    Vintage Ashwin Dodani here.
    Congratulations on 100th post.
    And yes, many more centuries are in a queue now.
    Kudos.

  4. Congrats Ashwin 
    Your Pen flies through artistic skies, blown by winds of literacy class; in speed of finesse, as Your heart pumps wonders, and Your creative engine functions on lexical rhythm and sounds to give Your mind the energy to dictate words to compose exquisitely.
    Yep! It takes a perfect physiological cerebrating engine to conceive and build a blog of this magnitude. A pleasure to read and ponder!
    I can only hope after reading your blog, your work should be published, documented and shared with the world even beyond the internet – forgive me if this is already the case. I must admit, through reading your lines, it’s like being back in school again where some times (I embarrassingly have to look up the meaning) but yet another reason why I am fond of your work, I feel you are growing and improving my mind.
    Keep posting, and let mankind ignite the cerebrating engine.
    In respect and appreciation,
    Sandeep

  5. The Mechanic October 30, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    ashu bhai as usual very well written…. and congratulations for the 100th post…

  6. Sunny Parampil October 30, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    Congrats bhai on hitting a 100 πŸ˜€ And the post is sweet. Be friends with your critics – remember, they took time out to write their criticism where all others simply overlooked the post and walked by. And here's to a 100 more πŸ™‚ GOD BLESS

  7. 3.14-eater October 30, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    Congratulations. We love your blog. I'm glad that you're open to any kind of feedback and have really worked to improve since your first post. I guess we all have our own projects of self improvement and this achievement is just what you'd need to help you go further. Go big on the WEBZ soon!

  8. Ashwin D October 30, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

    Thank you so much Somya! πŸ™‚ God Bless

  9. Ashwin D October 30, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

    Appreciate the read and Appreciation fellow blogger! πŸ™‚ God Bless

  10. Ashwin D October 30, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

    Bhai bhai, thank you so much! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ God Bless

  11. Ashwin D October 30, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

    Sandy! Your words are like something coming from heaven, no seriously! The way you boost my confidence may it be posts may it be tweets may it be any word is just enormous! Its always less to thank you man! I really appreciate your confidence in me! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ God Bless

  12. Ashwin D October 30, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

    Thanks bro! πŸ™‚ God Bless

  13. Ashwin D October 30, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

    Thank you Dada for the read and feedback! Always a motivation. πŸ™‚ God Bless

  14. Ashwin D October 30, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

    I have no words to reply you Radhika! πŸ™‚ Just πŸ™‚ God Bless

  15. Sheila Cale October 31, 2012 @ 12:23 am

    frankly speaking, one of my friends called me the "grammar police" what, with their preconceived notions that I would literally edit their posts or what they say, finding fault with their English grammar supposedly because I have a degree in Communication Arts. It has hurt me a bit because although I am a bit strict when it comes to grammar I would never go out of my way to alienate people nor say anything that will hurt them. Posts are personal, especially those that speak of ones' feelings and no one has the license to criticize overly. And honestly, I do feel bad when some people write for the sake of being Impressive oblivious to the errs they have made. However, I do bestow some respect to those who are sincere. Ones' proficiency in any language does not make one Superior over others. We all have our strengths. Just as long as you have made your point across without hurtling insults, then that is all that matters. Just as you said, it is between you and your words. If your words does not match your actions, everything is futile….. And with this, my warmest congratulations for pursuing your passion to write. And if you ever need anything, just holler back buddy. I would be very honored to be of help… God Bless Ashwin. Happy Writing. πŸ™‚

  16. Arpita October 31, 2012 @ 5:15 am

    Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeee for the 100th post… a century ..cheers buddy keep writing πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ love your work πŸ™‚

  17. The Dreamer October 31, 2012 @ 6:38 am

    Very nicely written. Many congratulations for your 100th post. Keep writing πŸ™‚

  18. Swaroop Bhartiya October 31, 2012 @ 7:47 am

    This is just the kind of motivation a person whose hobby is to write and share his works, needs. I'm glad that you linked me to the blog. Looking forward to read many more posts on your blog. Also, hearty congratulations for the 100th post. Keep up the good work. Regards, Swaroop.

  19. Saheli October 31, 2012 @ 9:35 am

    One can never write too much or be critiqued too little. I adore your honesty. Also, great flow, Pooh. Looking forward to more. πŸ™‚

  20. Shiuli October 31, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

    It's so good to read about what prompted you to write and how your writing has developed till now. Amazing read!Keep writing A πŸ™‚

  21. Kaushal Mahesh Gupta November 1, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    Congratulations Ashwin, a century of posts is not an easy task. In this post also got a chance to know about how you ended up here. Cheers!!

  22. Varsha Kalyani November 5, 2012 @ 8:08 am

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  23. Varsha Kalyani November 5, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    Candidly speaking, initially i found the post dry,may be bcos i know every part of ur life, lik Radhika's help in blogging stuff etc. The only part which i didnt know was that lady's criticism of your blog! So later i could find the beauty of this post in that part. I'd say that its not so easy to publicly reveal the criticism u'd faced once in ur life. It takes guts & courage. Ive nva seen anybody doin that, thus for me that part where uve shared overlty the criticism u got & with Radhika's help u changed ur perception towards negative feedback is the beauty of this post (for me).

  24. Varsha Kalyani November 5, 2012 @ 8:12 am

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