WordPress World – #AtoZChallenge

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WordPress has been one of the best things that has happened to me in recent times. Like everyone else on WordPress, my passion to write landed me here. However, I had no idea what I had in store, nor did I know what to expect. All I knew was that I have too many things running in my head and I need a medium to let it out in a ‘structured’ manner. I wanted to share personal stories and experiences that motivated me to be a better person and also made me gain a better perspective of life. Also to remind how powerful our psyche is and how it is the ultimate solution to every problem. This was my sole reason for getting here on WordPress, apart from the writing bug. Also, how can someone be good at something without actually trying? Thus I began blogging, to hone my writing skills, to get inspired from others work and to keep learning in every way possible!

All I thought about WordPress was that it is a platform to pour in your thoughts/ opinions/ arguments/ discussions, DIYs or a web space to showcase your talent in photography and art. Little did I know that it was way more than what I assumed. Once I created a WordPress account, I started digging in the innumerable themes and options available. Being a web application developer, I know the pain behind the scenes of these fancy themes and the user friendliness of this website. I could not stop admiring how such a complex application was developed to appear so simple and ‘easy to use’ to the user. I got inspired and was reminded of my distant dream of having a web space of my own (created/developed by me) on my own domain. Until then, WordPress it is! šŸ˜€

Once the developer in me subsided, I got back to wearing my creative hat. I started exploring and following fellow bloggers. It was wonderful to see how everyone is not only unique but also like-minded at the same time. As I started getting used to this new routine of mine and took to the ‘impossible’ of writing regularly, I was astounded by the community spirit that WordPress offered. I felt encouraged, relieved and most of all secured! Something that I don’t find other social networking sites offering.

I always believed I had some meaningful thoughts that I need to share. Thoughts that might help others to perceive life better or motivate them towards optimism or gratitude, just like how I got inspired from reading others work. But I never dared to post such thoughts on Facebook/ Twitter or any of those social networking places with hundreds of friends, who I have known for long in my real life. Why? Is it because of my fear of being judged? Or my feeling of being abandoned? Or may be I was just insecure? I don’t know. It is a naked truth that no matter what we write, we want someone out there to read. It is an irony, that I feel more secure sharing here on WordPress among strangers, rather than among real people I know or through my social media profiles. I wonder if it’s the power of anonymity or the positive atmosphere in WordPress or both!

The community here is so very encouraging and inspiring which I find lacking in other social platforms. Networking and ‘give-take’ policy is another important aspect that I’ve learned and enjoyed during my 2 month stint with WordPress. Just like many others, I got to meet some amazing people from across the globe, read their awesome work and learn from their writings.

500 likes- This has been my first accomplishment in 2months since I started here on WordPress. I don’t know if it’s considered an achievement as per blogging standards, but it indeed was overwhelming for an amateur like me when this popped up in my notifications. It is indeed a great source of motivation for someone who had no idea what WordPress was all about, or how wonderful people are in encouraging you and letting you inhibit all your fears and doubts.

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I’d like to thank WordPress and all my fellow bloggers for making this a part of me and my world, for encouraging and inspiring me to take up things that I always wished to, but never dared to.

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24 thoughts on “WordPress World – #AtoZChallenge

  1. That is impressive for a 2 month stint. I think with other social media websites like FB etc people don’t seem to care or take the time to want to listen to what is on a person’s mind. Especially if it is more than one sentence. šŸ™‚ I too am over joyed at the strength of community in WP. I started blogging for similar reasons in Sep 2015 and never in a million years did I think 400 odd people would be interested in what I had to say. It is a pleasure to be a part of such a supportive community and I learn so much. Great post. Keep writing šŸ™‚

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    1. Top observation Daisy…Facebook is more a what I’m doing thing….blogging caught me right out…people I don’t know just being nice, dipping in, saying hi, actually reading what you post and taking the time to like, comment and follow. It’s brilliant and so global it’s just awesome to see the world is full of great people from and culture, belief, or any other label we tag each other with…who cares if we are just friendly šŸ˜Š

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    2. Thank you Daisy! So very true. People don’t really care to read what we wish to say, but they do care about what is going in our lives through photos and stuff. It is indeed wonderful to be a part of positive community as you mentioned. I hope I can make it as you, as your work always inspired me! šŸ˜Š Happy reading and writing!

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  2. Ive got no idea if it’s good either owing the newbie status myself but it looks brilliant to me so major kudos me friend šŸ˜Š

    And that’s before I comment on your actual post…but I think I’ve said most of it replying to Daisy above…who I have seen here loads but not visited yet….in keeping with your post I shall remedy this today !

    Nearly there now…so you don’t have to do the punishment of doing it all over again next year with me šŸ™ƒ

    Oooh…both off the hook!! X, Y and Z…..these will be interesting šŸ˜

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    1. You should visit Daisy’s blog! She had an amazing theme for AtoZ, about cruelty on animals. Haha and I wouldn’t consider doing it with you a punishment, it would indeed be an honor. šŸ˜Š I cannot thank you enough for all the support!!

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  3. A lovely post, again! Maybe I needn’t even say that anymore. šŸ˜€
    Something similar led me to WordPress. I used to write movie reviews and some long posts once in a while on Facebook but they never got a good readership. I thought, why not write somewhere where people actually go to read since, as you said, we want people to read what we write. And had it not been for wordpress, I’d never have had the opportunity to know about the lives and experiences of people from halfway across the world, people like you.
    Congratulations on the 500 likes, and the 100+ followers. Keep blogging. šŸ™‚

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    1. So very true! And I’m glad you started writing here on WordPress and inspiring newbies like me to keep writing! šŸ˜Š I’d any day prefer WordPress over any other social networking site. Thank you very much for your support as always!! šŸ˜Š

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      1. That’s high praise. I couldn’t actually be inspiring you. Your writing is so much more refined than me. Anyways, thanks for the praise. šŸ˜€
        And yes, I too prefer WP over other sites. In fact, I hadn’t even looked at it as a social networking site till you mentioned that in your post.
        šŸ™‚

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