It is rather incredible to believe that, only one year ago, I embark on this blogging adventure, extending my forays into the world of travel, food and environment.. through embracing this world-wide technology (blogging), a new medium through which I could share my love of photography, shared my adventurous trips, and most important of all, able to connect so many people in this beautiful journey..
I had previously shied away from the idea of having my own food blog, not least because there are about a million others out there, many of them being of a such a premium standard that their photographs and articles could have been lifted from the pages of a glossy magazines. But rather than being intimidated by the pro-bloggers, I decided it was better to be inspired by them and to try and find my own way through the blogging medium.
I have been immensely happy by the shape and form which my blog has taken in the past year; I want to say to my subscribers and regular readers, thank you, thank you so much for your time in visiting and reading my blog. It is truly your appreciation which motivated me to further progress...
So, what has happened in one year?
1) I completed one year of my PhD work
2) Finished my first novel
Finishing a fantasy novel I had been working on since I was in MSc. and it means so much to me I can't even describe it. I'm rewriting Chapter 7; And maybe one day some time soon I'll be asking my fellow bloggers for a book review.
3) Several, several short stories have been completed
I should call my year of blogging, the year of writing as well. As much debating that goes on about whether writer's should even have a blog, I've gotten so much writing done along the way. That's the main reason I started this blog - to overcome writer's block. And you know what? I did.
4) Met some amazing people along the way
I never thought while blogging I would meet people that have become some awesome blogging friends.
There has been so much change in my blog as well. It started out as a blog strictly about writing about my photography and travel. I have broken the rules many times... but to me it's been worth it. I also changed my blog name from Mugdha's: Maggie Muse to Mugdha Says, While the change in my blog name and subject I have lost me readers, But I know one day they all come back to me.. :)
Whether you are a faithful commenter, a blog stalker who remains comment-less, a stop-by, a collaborater, a co-host, or one of those bloggers who I may never hear from again (even though I appreciated your presence when it was here), thank you for everything you have given me along the way.
A special thank you to everyone who has stuck with me throughout this entire year, a thank you to the new readers who have just come on board, a thank you to my family who supported me and this time-suck called blogging, and a even greater thank you to my muse (and even my anti-muse) who have inspired me along the way.
For old times sake, and a step back in blog time, feel free to take a look at my very first blog post ever by clicking this link. Also, make sure to read (if you haven't already) my most popular post ever - a post that received over 4,300 reads (!!!)- called, India: the Land of Feast and Festivals...
Happy One Year Blog Anniversary!