I remember those days when the internet was available only to some people. My cousin had internet connection and there was a separate room for the computer and so many precautions had to be taken. In the 1960s Indian Railways got computers from IBM, if I remember rightly. We were in Secunderabad then. My father was among the few people who were selected to get training in working the computer. One day he took us to see it. It was as big as a room! Now we can hold it in our palm. The internet has changed our world. It has brought the world to my house and blogging has helped me come in contact with people from different parts of the world.
I don’t remember when I came to know about blogging. It must have been sometime in 2009. I joined a blogging site called Sulekha and blogged there till 2012. It was a good experience but in the last few months I was not feeling good there and started checking other sites.
I learnt about Cowbird in March 2012. I had a wonderful time there. In 2013, I came across WordPress and started posting my blogs on both sites. Cowbird closed down in February 2017. They had a lot of problems. They informed all the bloggers that they were winding up and saw to it that we could download our blogs with photos too. That was very considerate of them.
Once again I started looking at different sites. I was posting in WordPress. I joined Medium and Blogpost too but gave up after a few months. Since 2013, it has been only WordPress.
I am learning so much here. Photo challenges, learning to write Haikus, word prompts, stream of consciousness, slice of Life and so much more are wonderful experiences. Once some years ago, I took part in poetry writing. It was fun. I had always thought that writing fiction is beyond me. For many months I took part in photo fiction challenges. I enjoyed writing short stories.
And above all, I love coming into contact with people from different parts of the world. So many of them are kindred spirits. Our lives are so different but there is a sameness in them that is so fascinating.
I have been posting in Slice of Life for four years but this is the first time I am taking part in the March challenge. I have liked each day and there has always been something to write. Here we believe for anything to happen, the correct time has to come. This year something made me want to join this challenge and I am glad I did. 😊👍