3000 followers. It’s been a self-reflective journey of almost 4 years of writing consistently on this blog. While reach this milestone I have slowly and steadily built a community who are so sharp with their words and gentle with their feedback. When I didn’t have this blog, everything about the people here compelled me to create this. The way they check on each other, the analysis, the encouragement or the constructive feedback they provide are always valuable. And so it all began.
Also, you guys are free to comment here your blog links or one post that you’d like everyone to read. Let’s make this a big blog party.
A short introduction to your blog for the unacquainted and a post to welcome your new readers would be helpful.
Back to story time
Origin – A simple question.
What do I need to do to become a better writer?
I wanted the answer to be simple and yet difficult to practice. As they say cliches exist for a reason. The answer is to write consistently and thus began the exploration of Smoke Words Every Day. I distinctly remember the day I opened WordPress. It was my 3rd attempt at a blog. I always have had this tendency to be excited about things to only leave them halfway. Unfinished. Not this time.
The Middle – The high and the low.
The blog bloomed. It had a consistent readership and the followers were avid readers of it. The comments only suggested that my words somehow helped people put words to the thoughts that they didn’t recognise but had felt. This consistent compliment always kept me going. But then in 2019, the frequency of my consistency weakened. It was time to figure out responsibility at this point in my life. So blogging took a backseat only for me to return to it again.
Now – Perseverance
As the world faces a faceless disaster, it is engulfed in self-reflection. What are the broken systems that lead us to this moment of doom? Everyone is either running from facing it or they’re unable to find an answer. One thing is for sure everyone is struggling but their resolve to face it is stronger than ever. When we’re head on with danger our true selves emerge.
And one truth that I’ve realised about our world is that we underestimate how connected our species is. We’re a community that suffers a problem together, but will also be ready to fight it together.
I would also like this opportunity to help you guys get discovered by my small community and have a conversation about blogging. I find the personal communication of WordPress to be lacking as there is no mode of personal messaging but only by comments.
So I leave my Instagram link here if anyone has any questions about blogging in general or you want to talk about life or just joke around with me. You’re most welcome. I want the conversation to be a two-way street. I want us to put personalities into our blogs beyond our work, so drop a DM.
I’ll start with my recent favourite :  Futile Chase of A Sunrise