It’s Been A Year, April The Third!



         April 3, 2015: Gets inspired by some random friends. Opens an account on WordPress. Starts blogging.

          It was as simple as that. There was no such planning, no preparation, no topics or ideas in mind, absolutely nothing! I just knew that I had something to write. Something in this introvert mind, wanting to burst outside, to breath the true air, to feel the real dirt and to dance with the carefully carved words of the universe.

          Until a year back, if I had something on the back of mind and if I felt the urge to note it down, I would do so, in my diaries. But I really am a very bad manager of my diaries. So thoughts once written would never be read again or rather would be lost somewhere in the darkness without anyone to read or listen to it. It did feel good sometimes though. Having nobody else but me to intrude in my personal space. But sometimes there was this persistent calling which challenged this introvert brain to share the ideas and thoughts with the other humans on the planet. I had delayed the call on many, many, many occasions.! But finally on 3rd April, 2015, I made a deal with the caller. The deal was to stay anonymous while I blog until I gain some confidence in my writings. But within a few days I felt comfortable with these public posts and the concept of blogs where I can share my thoughts and options freely for others to read.
The result? I created the very first blog of my life. And most importantly, kept it alive! At times, due to my academics there remains very long gaps in between the blog posts. But then, I do make sure that the gap doesn’t extend till the blog finally cracks open and itself falls into darkness.

          In my ‘About’ page I haven’t introduced myself properly. Reason being, I had intended to remain anonymous. But now that I am finally a year old member of the WordPress blogging family, I feel comfortable enough to introduce the real me.

          So hello there, fellow bloggers! I am Surabhi Parab from Mumbai, India. Mostly known by the name Suri on WordPress and Twitter. I am moulding myself to be a voracious reader and a better writer. But at the same time , I am studying to become an engineer (which is a typical Indian story). I really, really love reading books: I read both Fiction as well as Non-fiction; but prefer Non-fiction more! Book suggestions and book talks are always welcomed. Also, I love it when people share some writing tips, because it helps me in my goal to be a better writer by analyzing myself and looking at my words through the eyes of the critics. I even love drawing, painting, doodling, craft works and other creative tasks that requires practical approach as opposed to the theoretical ones.

          April 4, 2016: Continues blogging. And thinking about the various ways to improve my first ever blogging site.

And finally, A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO ALL MY DEAR READERS AND FOLLOWERS. Without your inspiration, motivation, tips and ideas it was next to impossible for such a lazy person like me to ‘maintain’ a blogging site, let alone be keeping it active for over a year! Thank you once again. Keep blogging! πŸ˜€

– Suri


45 thoughts on “It’s Been A Year, April The Third!

    1. Thanks a lot Colin. I’m very very glad to have a follower like you who encourages me when I’m right & corrects me when I’m wrong. & at the same time expresses your own opinions regarding the matter.

      Say hello to Ray! πŸ™‚

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    2. Too late but still happy blogiversary. I love your writing. Have you read ‘The picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde, its fiction, but one of the best piece of literature EVER ! I truly recommend it.

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        1. It’s about a man named Dorian Gray, he is young, extremely good looking and filthy rich, but, is innocent and has no bad intentions. Until, he meets a man named Lord Henry, who manipulates him to do terrible things i.e bartering his soul for eternal youth and gratification. The book walks us through his journey, his unforgivable actions, the love of his life and how he becomes a slave to narcissism and aestheticism. It is very deep, dark and has the most intricate writing ever.
          I have to tell you that it is not a very happy story. It was published in 1891 yet, it is surprisingly will certainly drown in its depth.


  1. Awesome! I started a blog then deleted it because I hated the direction it was going – it was too stifling. Now I started a new one, one I know I can discuss topics that are more interesting to me; topics I know I can speak passionately about.
    Way to go on one whole year with such a cool blog! This is encouraging me to keep writing, even if no one reads my stuff at the beginning. I love to write, and I love to talk (as you can see by this comment).
    So congrats on keeping such a successful, interesting blog for a year!

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    1. Thank you so much for your words.
      The thing that I’ve learnt from blogging is that, if the matter doesn’t come from your heart, be there loads of cool words in it, but you cannot really give it a passionate touch.
      Blog only about what YOU have got to say and not the universal truth.

      Keep Blogging! πŸ˜€


    1. Hahaha yes, it kind of exists!
      And even if it doesn’t, there’s no harm in a bit of celebration..! πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much. πŸ™‚


      1. No no. I wasn’t trying to be mean. Its cool but I didn’t know it was a thing. I’m new (kinda) here. I wasn’t trying to offend you. :’)

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  2. Happy One Year Aniversary, Suri! You must be the sweetest blogger in the blogging world. I love oyur free, personal, unmistakable style. You are one of a kind in the writing world. I encourage you to take some classes, Suri. Take creative writing. Either in class or free online.

    I promised I’d keep you posted about entries in Narative. They have another one goin on right now. Deadline sometime in June. I get email notifications. I also have a backstage pass since I eneterd a story in the contest.

    2016 Narrative Prize
    $4,000 awarded annually for the best short story, novel excerpt, poem, one-act play, graphic story, or work of literary nonfiction published by a new or emerging writer in Narrative.

    Here you go, Suri – check it out.

    I hope you go for it. Don’t worry if you won;t win a prize (which I think you will) but you will feel so good just entering. It took me a couple of years to make myslef enter a story, but I I did I felt liberated. It doesn’t matter whether I win or not. It just feels good getting over that fear of being judged or not appreciated.

    Just pick a story and I can reccomend an afordable editor who can help you put it together nicely.

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  3. This is beautiful, i started out on 1st April, i hope to be at this state come next year. So what would your personal favourate post by you be? That post where you felt this was my best, i am curious to know ? Cheers buddy πŸ™‚

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  4. Suri! A very Happy Blogiversary dear! I am sure, with your eloquent writing skills, you are going to become a wonderful writer. Like the first customer of your painting, I would be the first customer of your novel hopefully πŸ˜‰
    Keep writing! πŸ™‚

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    1. Aww! You sure do know how to make me emotional! :’)
      Hehe.. Thank you so much Kariiii..!!! I’ll write write write & gift you a BIG fat novel someday! πŸ˜› XDXD

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