23 May 2009

One year of blogging: the blogger in me turned one today

It has been a year since I started blogging. The blogger in me turned one today! I don’t know if it has any significance but, it is a matter of great pleasure that we have been able to exchange opinions over various issues for last one year through this medium. I am grateful to all the guest authors at this blog for providing their invaluable articles on several interesting topics that added a new dimension to this blog. I also appreciate my fellow bloggers, friends and well-wishers who have continuously encouraged me through their constructive comments.

I used to write my daily diary ever since my school days though it was never regular. Reading and writing still are among my hobbies. Singing, writing short stories & poems, participating in the quiz contests, playing cricket etc. were few of my numerous avocations. But, with the passing time, I had to give up many of my earlier interests as personal & professional requirements of the life started to grow in stature. After the gap of almost a decade, I decided to re-invent my passion of writing. And this time, the diary came out of my drawer and assumed the shape of a blog.

Up above the sky
In the faces of aloof stars
I see images of my dreams
Ever growing in stature
My aspirations

Sometimes, I wonder
whether I have devised my dreams
or dreams have invented me?
Years passed by,
among my endless dreams
a few came true
and many fell through
But, each of my dying dreams
gave birth to a new one
My hairs threaten to turn white now
and wrinkles tardily become possessive
My eyesight warns me of an eternal sunset
and smiles often betrays my true feelings;
yet, I dare to dream!
and wish to chase it
beyond the horizon

It's true!
I love chasing my dreams
I wanna catch up with
the flying butterflies
I wanna talk to my shadow
during the fading lights
I wanna hold forever
the illusive rainbows
I wanna chase my dreams
until my own fantasies
take control of myself
and my desperations
make me feel that
'reality hurts'

-Blog post: My dreams & I

As a child, I had several ambitions. I have not stopped dreaming yet and probably will continue to do so even if the ‘reality hurts’. I believe that most of our hobbies are results of our dreams & thoughts. We strive hard to achieve the goals in our life and our dreams take us through the milestones. To me, ‘dream’ continues to be the most illusive word. When I was looking for the theme or title of my blog, I had only one phrase in my mind – ‘Never stop dreaming…’! Never stop dreaming is not a mere slogan but it’s a statement filled with optimism – a ‘never say die’ attitude!

Why do I blog? I don’t have answer to this question. Probably because I want to share my feelings and opinions with others; probably I want to reinvent my passion of writing; probably I want a name and a space for myself; probably I want to utilize my spare time in a constructive way; probably I want to communicate with friends; probably I feel my responsibility towards the society and want to convey various information through this ever growing media; probably having a blog these days is a fashion and a matter of prestige; probably starting and maintaining a blog too easy both financially and technically… Well, probably there are more answers to the question or probably the right answer lies somewhere among the above lines! This blog is the journal of my journey – the reflection of my dreams.

One hazy morning, with a cup of tea in hand
I thought, why I can't 'change' the world?
I am not a philosopher,
so can't argue about good or bad
I am not an actor,
so can't pretend to smile when sad
I am not a politician,
so can't redefine the truth
I am not an astrologer,
so can't try to make lives smooth
I am not a reporter,
so can't fabricate a truth and cook
I am not a painter,
so can't give world a 'paradise look'
But, why do I need any recognition?
I can simply 'change' myself and 'inspire' few others,
won't it be 'great' if
people treat 'the others' as 'brothers'?

-Blog post : Can't I change?

I have completed one year of blogging. I have made some good friends through it. I have learned many things through my fellow blogger's blogs. When I look back, I think that I could have done things differently... but there is no point of regretting. I would like to stop here with the following lines from one of my poems, don't give up.

“You can’t go back and create a new beginning
So move forward and make a new ending”

Once again, Thanks to everyone and hope to see you all in future too. Lets move forward…and never stop dreaming...

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Basanta on May 25, 2009 at 6:31 AM said...

Congratulations Deependrajee! I am a regular reader of your insightful and mature postings.

I wish you all the best for the continuation and further success in blogging.

Sujan said...

And thanks for sharing ure thoughts, knowledge ... on various aspects with us for the whole 1 yr.
I wish u all the best for the continuation of blogging with the same spirit.

Anonymous said...

Dear Deependra,
Congratulations!!! It's your another birthday...your and my happy day. I'm happy to read your beatiful poems, there are very inspire & energize. Thank you all. I'm looking forward to new dream's from you. Never stop...

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday

I always read your beautiful blogs..

happy blogging

Alok said...

Congratulations my friend! It's been a wonderful effort. I love reading your articles and poems. Wish u all the best for yet another year of blogging. cheers!

Sumiran on May 26, 2009 at 5:45 PM said...

congratulation deependraji,
I hav been following almost each and every post of your blog. I found you growing with blog.
You are my wonderful fellow blogger.
Never stop Dreaming!

badri on May 27, 2009 at 10:13 AM said...

Contratulation Deependra jee. wish you all the best for future success in blogging.

Bed Nath on May 28, 2009 at 1:47 PM said...

Happy Blogging !
I wish u all the best.

Dilip Acharya on May 29, 2009 at 2:21 PM said...

I think we are bit late to congratulate you.

We are following your blog since last few months and it is really very pleasent and interesting to read your matured thoughts on differet and versitile matters.

We wish you all the best !

Happy Blogging!!

Dilip Acharya Sujan Sharma

Sameer on May 29, 2009 at 10:41 PM said...

congrutuataion....... great blog !
yr poems always inspire me.

आकार on May 31, 2009 at 4:59 PM said...

ब्लगिङ किन गरिन्छ भनेर सोध्यो भने कुनै निश्चित जवाफ नहुन सक्छ तर पनि एकअर्काको विचार आदानप्रदान गर्ने एकदम गतिलो माध्यम बनेको छ ।

ब्लगिङ निरन्तर चलिरहोस्, बधाई एवम् शुभकामना !

Lukmanul Hakim on June 1, 2009 at 7:02 AM said...

Congratulation Dear Friend!
Happy Birthday Dear Blogger!
Your blog post always fascinates me and I wish you keep on maintaining the continuity of your blogging activity.

N K M on June 1, 2009 at 8:36 PM said...

All the best!

Happy Blogin!

Prajwol on June 3, 2009 at 8:35 PM said...

I'm bit late here, been my story lately :)

Congratulations on the sucessfull year, and best wishes for the future. Also, thanks for those invaluable Energy related posts.


दिनेश राज on June 6, 2009 at 10:47 AM said...

दिपेन्द्र जी , ब्लगले बर्ष पूरा गरेकोमा शुभकामना । निरन्तर बगिरहोस तपाईका बिचारहरु ,ताकि हामिले तार्किक कुराहरुको रसस्वादन गरि रहन पाऊँ ।

दीपक जडित on June 8, 2009 at 3:15 AM said...

ब्लगको वर्षदिन पुरा भएकोमा बधाई । नढाटौं क्यारे - म नियमित पढ्दिन तपाईँको ब्लग तर जब आएर पढ्छु 'हत्तेरिका यो किन छुटाएछु' जस्तो महसुस हुन्छ । जीवन प्रति सुक्ष्म अवलोकित धेरै पक्षहरु भेटिन्छन् तपाईंको ब्लग यात्रामा (माथी नै भनेको छु सबै त पढेको छैन ) ।

“You can’t go back and create a new beginning
So move forward and make a new ending” यो पनि मन पर्यो ।

त्यसो त शुरुवात हामी थाहा पाएर पनि थाहा पाउन सक्दैनौ नयाँ गर्यौं कि पुरानै दोहोर्यायौं , राम्रो गर्यौं कि नराम्रो भनेर र अन्त्यलाई वशमा राख्न सकिँदैन त्यसैले सुखद निरन्तरतामा जोड दिन्छौं क्यार हामी । शुभ रहोस् तपाईंको ब्लग यात्रा ।

Anonymous said...

I can't find the exact words to express my emotions...all I can say is that I am happy, happy to read your wonderful words. Thank you all.

Like most of you, I see blogging as a wonderful medium to convey/ discuss our feelings/ thoughts and at the same time a definite way of relieving stress when problems surface. If you have no idea who to turn to, it’s a place where you can explicitly express feelings and reflective thoughts. Blogging is also a good way of recording events and pictures.

There have been several ups and downs during the last one year of my blogging, and I have no doubt that it will continue to be so in accordance with what I'm feeling and how I'm responding to my emotions, with the degree to which I'm immersed in my writing. But I can't imagine giving up blogging altogether, at least for now. Because the discipline of writing about what I feel is rewarding in itself. It gives me a sense of satisfaction. I enjoy being a participant in this vibrant world of blogging. I want to thank all those who stop by to read what I write at this blog, and those who comment on my posts. And I want to express my deepest gratitude to those who generously share their experiences on their own blogs and in comments on other blogs. you all have in fact enriched my blogging skills immensely (though, I know I have a long way to go). I am thankful to you all once again.

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