Last year my Google search terms were predominantly – blogging, money, content writing, monetizing, earn from home etc. My financial dependence, my wish to do something productive for myself, a long hiatus from job inspired my search. I don’t want to shy away from the fact that blogging happened in my life partly because of my effort to earn money (haven’t earned a single penny so far 😂 as my WordPress plans haven’t been upgraded yet). After a year on WordPress, I am still trying to find my foothold before taking the big leap (God knows when 😊).
And I wrote my first ever blog! I was very apprehensive about its reception. Shared it on my Facebook account and friends did find it good. There was a positive word. And not to mention, it did leave me happy. Among many thumbs ups, I received a comment of appreciation from my now good friend Chiradeep who invited me to write for “Candles Online” which left me elated and say to myself “Ok, your first step has landed well, go march ahead!”
With every single word I write, my purpose is to pour out my heart – my innermost feelings, my beliefs to connect with everyone either in agreement or in disagreement. But what matters is to be able to strike a chord to get a reaction or response. And when the reaction happens to be appreciation it gives a sense of fulfillment. It makes me believe in myself, “Yes I can do it”, ” Yes I have it in me”.
Well I am a human with innumerable flaws. I do get carried away by accolades. I constantly strive for a word of appreciation. It encourages or rather inspires me to bring forth the best in me in everything I do however petty it may be. From cooking meals to writing an article my inspiration is to elicit a smile, a positive thought, a like. You would laugh at me if I say that I constantly compare the number of likes, views and comments on my articles. With every article I write I try to provide better content for everyone to read so as to be appreciated to my heart’s content. Every positive word is a fodder to my thought process – to think deeper, far and better.
Money does matter to me, I did confess it earlier as well, but appreciation keeps me alive as a human who thinks, who cares, who have aspirations. I am sure every human being unless a saint does hope for some kind of appreciation because that keeps them going.
I have bared my heart to you all. You can call me self-centered or greedy but my expectation of appreciation is an inspiration to me to implement changes and improvisation either in my work or as a human being. Can’t help it.
Important Note*. Well it doesn’t mean that I can’t handle a well constructed criticism. As long as it helps me revive my energies in a productive manner I am game for it.
Waiting for your appreciation, I mean your comment positive or negative for this article 😉.