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Dear Blogchatter

Dear Team Blogchatter,

I had so much to share with you that I decided to write you a letter.

Let me start with a heartfelt Thank You.

I have been blogging since 2004 and all that mattered to me was writing a post and putting it up. That is it.

I have been part of a few writing groups and they were helpful yes, but after the initial euphoria, the enthusiasm lagged and mini subgroups were formed. Everything happened in those groups, except writing. That is when I lost the will to be part of any group.

When the name Blogchatter first popped up on my Twitter feed, my personal interpretation of it put a smile on my face.
Blogchatter: Blogging and Chatting, both online and offline! I could see myself doing both!

It helped that your Half Marathon campaign had started, just as I had begun to crawl out from being buried under a Writer’s Block for the last 4 years! And I wrote, not for the entire 2 weeks, but I did write! And I was elated to!

Then I saw your campaign, #MyFriendAlexa and, hand on my heart, signed up for it without knowing or finding out a thing about it. I just wanted to write. Period!

Writing is what I did. But it was a miniscule bit of what you had mapped out for us. The learning has been staggering!

Through the campaign, I’ve gained
1)Discipline: Writing and scheduling 8 blogposts delighted the OCD persona in me. I hope to follow this routine.
2)Knowledge: Reading posts, by others just opened up my mind to a whole of perspectives that lay unexplored!
3)Faith: There are so many wonderful people out there willing to help you, that it has begun to restore my, somewhat jaded, faith in humanity!
4)Insight: Blogging is not just about writing, posting and forgetting about it. There is so much more to it!
5)Experience: Because of your campaign, after 12 loyal years with Blogspot I graduated to a self-hosted blog, and I didn’t imagine what a huge difference that would make!
6)Friends: Having met so many wonderful people through this campaign, I hope to stay in touch with all of them.

And YOU Blogchatter!

Ufffff, everything that I wish to say reads like a cliché, but YOU truly are a wonderful team! In today’s times, when everything comes for a price and most people are busy trying to pull others down, you are selflessly encouraging, guiding and helping out a random bunch of people. And being patient with all our quirks while you go about it! If that isn’t awe-inspiring, I truly don’t know what is!

I don’t think I would be wrong in assuming that a lot of people reading this would find themselves nodding in agreement too.

I am so glad we met, Blogchatter and a big thank you, once again.
God Bless you and may your tribe increase!

Slainte!
Mayuri!

10 thoughts on “Dear Blogchatter

  1. All my thoughts exactly. It’s almost like I know everyone. I think reading writing ,chatting got us together. This has been epic journey. You are a sweetheart for writing this letter.It’s almost like a graduation speech.
    Loved it

  2. Ah yes! Blogchatter weaves a special kind of magic. I came under their spell in April, when I took part in the A to Z challenge. All my jaded views on blogging were put to rest by them and this wonderful community. Since then, there’s been no looking back for me! I’m so glad I connected with you, and so many other wonderful bloggers, through the MyFriendAlexa campaign. I’m sure it’s a connection that will last long beyond this month. Cheers to you and your journey!

  3. Ah! You are In love . It had to happen. The energy and enthusiasm is contagious and you resonate the thoughts of so many who’ve come together though the shared love of blogging. But believe me there is one part love and one part you in the relationship with ‘Blogchatter -the community ‘ . Now that you are in a committed , passionate relationship . Don’t let this love , this feeling , this intensity die and believe me it just keeps getting better and better 🙂
    From one love lorn Blogchatter enthusiast to another –Happy blogging !

  4. I love the energy and vibes of the Blogchatter community. It’s a space where I can enjoy blogging, and also get some really good debates to read and participate in. I’ve made quite a few friends via Blogchatter!
    I hope you had a great time with the Alexa Campaign. All the interactions on Twitter made it amazing to watch, I wonder how amazing it must have been participating in the campaign! Obviously much more! 😀

  5. Couldn’t be a better way to thank Blogchatter for all the awesomeness! Glad we met here thru this wonderful campaign. Blogging and chatting is indeed one such thing that makes blogger’s life interesting! So, keep writing and sharing wonderful stories and poems! 🙂

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