Sunday, August 2, 2009
Alhamdulillah I made it to my 100th post. I'm so delighted :)
I started blogging last year in May ( ok so this is a 2 in 1 celebration, because I'd forgotten the date ). Well I knew about blogger, blogs, and blogging. But I could never think of posting one myself. I always used to go like "What will I write about? ... Who will read it? ... Will people even bother to read mine???? " LOL. I'd always admire other peoples blogs and think "What great writers" . And I used to think that writing a blog post requires so much skill and creativity.
And so I'd never dare to start one though I knew it was free. And I'd always had the fear of neglecting it. Frankly, when I started this blog I'd never thought I'd make it to 100.
But something suddenly happened, I'd received an e-mail talking about blogging and how to write articles and how people got rich doing it LOL. Well of course I had no intention of making money, but it suddenly struck me why not start a blog for the sake of Allah, like I'd been receiving Islamic e-mails, so why not start a blog for that.
And so I registered on blogger and started blogging Islamic Q n A, yeah that was my first blog and I was very happy about it. And then I made the other blogs Common Misconceptions, Islamic Tidbits, Prophet's Medicine, and my private journal.
Now that I'd started blogging, the big question was "How do I get people to visit it? or How do I find readers?". I felt so lonely. So I sent out e-mails to my family and friends to let them know about my blogs so they could visit it and let their friends and colleagues know about it. Also the e-mail that I'd received mentioned that if I'd want more readers then I'd have to visit other peoples blogs and be an active commenter on them. I was like OMG how am I ever going to leave comments and be active on others blogs. Like I'm a person who is sincere I just can't leave an insincere comment on someones blog just because I want them to visit mine.
So I googled for other muslim or Islamic blogs on blogger and that's how I came across all the wonderful blogger pals ;). And so began my blog journey :). Then I started reading other sister blogs often and I got ideas from them about what else I could write and so I started this one.
This blog experience has been one of the best thing that happened in my life. I mean like it really makes the world so small, if it hadn't been for this I'd never had known so many nice sisters out there. And I can never forget those tags and awards :) that were given to me by my sweet sisters. And of course the 39 faithful followers on the side, yeah how can I forget them when I never thought anyone would want to follow me. There's only one wish I have "I WANT TO MEET ALL THE AWESOME BLOGGER PALS IN PERSON INSHA ALLAH" :)
And so this journey continues, hope I'm able to post many more things beneficial and otherwise ;) ... let's see where that goes ...
Oh! I'm really sorry I forgot to say please enjoy the treat, I hope there's one for each one of you ;)
PS: Those sisters who have access to my private blog, please visit it for a private party inside ;). If you don't I'm sorry I'll be forced to delete U :s