Today is the day when most of us open the bundle of memories of last year. I still remember posting a memoir about 2011 in which my friend had designed a picture for the blog post. Every year has something worthy/ worthless to remember. For me, last year was almost static. I don’t have much exciting things to write on so called “offline memories”. In case of online life, I’ve plenty to scribble. Since I am a creature who likes real world rather than virtual sphere, let me start with the former first.
In the beginning of the year 2012, I’d a wonderful trip with my relatives to some of the South Indian hill stations. Although it was a three day tour, we enjoyed maximum. On the way, I’d a ligament injury which was misunderstood as a sprain. Since we thought it was a minor injury, neither I nor my relatives cared about it. After the tour, doctor identified it as ligament dislocation.
From January onwards, my world was confined only in “online”! Although my boss and colleagues helped me to work from home, I felt I’ve to step down from the role of SEO Executive at Webnamaste. I had no idea on how to survive with the label ‘jobless’! It was then I started working as Freelance Content Writer. Even if there is no much fun like office hours, working from home gave me confidence.
When coming to personal life, I did not get many new friends as I couldn’t interact with people unlike previous years. Again, there are many who left me for making their days bright. Usually I dedicate and thank people by mentioning their names. This year I don’t want to do that because I fear at least a few will leave or hate me so that I couldn’t repeat those names next year.
As I was not active physically, all I’d do is to participate energetically in the virtual world. Twitter, Facebook and Blogs made my year. One of the admins of Malayalam Bloggers in Facebook invited me to join their group. Their only criterion for being a member is to have a Malayalam blog. Starting a blog in one’s own mother tongue is always special. I must say, now my Malayalam blog is more talkative and active than Village Girl.
Village Girl was quiet at times and otherwise on the go. It completed two milestones of blogging- 1,00,000 page views and 200 followers. Also, I found that a cultureless blogger had stolen more than 100s of my blog posts. The enormous support I received from blogger community and my online friends helped me to recover from the shock.
You might be wondering why I wrote only personal stuff in the post about 2012. There will be many to write regarding Sachin’s retirement or Delhi rape. That doesn’t mean those incidences are insignificant. I still have time to discuss about them later. Now I want to wrap up this post without making it lengthy. So I Wish You All a Prosperous and Happy New Year! Similarly, I hope this year will be a dynamic year for me too…
(This happens to be my 200th post. Thanks for all your support and encouragement. Hope you will appreciate and criticize my works in future too)