Hey reader! I am Anupriya, and this is the story of my blog.
*This is a long post and it took me a great deal of time and effort to write it and post it. So, anyone who reads it till the end, Thank you ❤
It must seem pretty clear to you that all the posts, pages, and other content of my blog is deleted. Before I get all emotional and say why I did this, I’d like to talk about the story of my blog!
MY FIRST CRAFT BLOG –
It all started in 2016 when my elder brother gave me the idea of creating a blog. After hours of research and taking continuous help from my brother, I finally I decided to create a blog at Blogger.com
Back then, I couldn’t think of posting about dance although I wanted to because I was still learning and making a YouTube channel was way out of my League. So i made a blog.
I instantly named my blog, “Craft with Anu” because crafting was my other hobby at that point of time (It isn’t anymore). I worked a lot on that blog! HONESTLY, A LOT!
I would create new things and click pictures as I made them, just like I had seen on other sites. YouTube was also a great inspiration for me. I would post tons of different craft ideas and get BARELY ANY VIEWS! After Months of failure and no likes or views, I deleted the blog. (Exactly what any 12 year old would do)
CLASSICAL DANCE WITH ME ANU –
After a few months, I created another blog, this time without the help of my brother. I thought and re-thought before I created a blog this time and concluded that this blog should be about “Dance”.
I was pretty serious about this blog and was kind of confident that my blog would flourish. Because, as of then, I had never come across a site based on “Dance” especially “Kathak”. It started well and fine. I named my blog, “Classical dance with Anu” and told everyone about it. My Blog URL, I suppose was – dancewithmeanu.blogspot.com
I joined a lovely community called, IndiBlogger and met a number of fellow bloggers there and gained some followers. Their blogs and the views and likes on their posts would leave me astound. I was so motivated by them that I made it clear to myself that I must work harder and get a couple of followers too! As a matter of surprise, I did! 1 comment in 3 months, would make me feel like I was on the top of the world (I was a kid. No seriously. I was and still am) .
MEETING WORDPRESS –
After a few months of struggle at blogger, I came across “WordPress”. I decided to move my blog to this platform because I read that WordPress brings in more readers and has many in-built features as compared to blogger. After a lot of struggle, importing and exporting, I moved to WordPress, with huge expectations and endeavors. I started feeling desperate for more readers, popularity and views and likes.
I posted a lot of posts that could make my readers know me at WordPress and there was an average amount of support that I got from them. When I think about it now. I feel that maybe I shouldn’t have shared so much about myself.
After a couple of months, I made some progress. I gained 30 followers or so and in no time I had completed a year. I used to post about little things and tried numerous ways to bring in more followers.
SOMEWHERE THERE, I GOT SO LOST IN DREAMING ABOUT POPULARITY THAT I FORGOT WHY I CREATED THIS BLOG IN THE FIRST PLACE.
A few of my posts, like the ones related to Kathak got many views and I felt somewhat satisfied but now I was running out of topics.
CUSTOMIZING MY BLOG –
I decided to customize my blog. I tried different themes and styles. I tried various things to attract more readers. EVERYTHING IN VAIN!
I changed my blog title these many times-
- Classical dance with me Anu
- Dance With me Anu
- Dance with Anu
- Dance Craze With Anu
- Live With Anupriya
- Anupriya Indites (This one is the only one with which I was literally happy)
I changed my blog URL a couple of times too! Now, I suppose you can get an idea of how stupid I am.
Till “Dance craze with Anu” my blog was still based on dancing but soon I realized that Dance was not something to blog about. I concluded that YouTube is a better platform for dance and I deleted everything!
“Anupriya Indites” has been going well. But….
I knew exactly why I did this but I deleted all my posts about dance and chose to start “Writing”.
It is true, 100% that I loved writing too, from the beginning! I used to write a journal, short stories and little poems when I was very very young and I still randomly write diary notes and poems.
So, I thought maybe I should write about my musings.
I created a beautiful “About” page where I spilled out about my feelings and how much blogging has affected me. I wrote everything I felt about words and poems and novels and books and blogs. I posted many poems and quotes which represented what I thought. I gained much much more attention after this change but was I satisfied? NO!
I guess, I am just too selfish!
Almost 2 years, it has been since I started this wonderful journey!
And only, ONLY THE FIRST 6 MONTHS WERE WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN LIKE!
I was writing what I wanted to but not to relieve myself like I once used to!
I feel pity! I feel guilty and I feel like a loser that I gave up so soon! But Dear reader, You must not!
I chose not to delete this blog because I WILL BE BACK soon and this time, without greed and the endeavors of being famous. I should have realized this long back but I could not!
Dear reader, I am glad you are still reading this post! I never thought I’d share so much.
I am not an old lady, I am not an Independent woman. Not yet! I am young and stupid. But I’M GROWING.
I have no idea how many of you are understanding me at this point. You might think I am a over- mature girl who should be concentrating more on her studies than spending time here. But everyone’s different and This is me! A 15 year old, who loves writing and dancing and reading and laughing.
Who doesn’t know what to share and what not.
I wanted to blog, I did.
I wanted to share my thoughts, I did.
I wanted to share about dance, Well, I did that too! But I guess I cannot, anymore.
We can never know each other, dear reader! You can never know me completely nor can I ever know you. But blogging and writing brought me close to hundreds of people and I want to thank you guys. All the amazing bloggers who were with me since the beginning of time! Thank you for helping me create this little family!
I deleted everything because I think When I start again, I’ll start fresh and this time I’ll write without worrying about who is seeing my post and who not. Being famous is not important but I realized this much later than I should’ve and I feel like I need a break.
I haven’t permanently deleted my posts or pages. Who knows, I’ll re- create and re- love myself again someday! ❤ I have changed and learnt a lot. All I need is a break from this.
So, here it ends, my beautiful journey of blogging and writing and poems and dancing (No, I’ll continue dancing :D). And creating a beautiful family!
*6TH AUGUST 2016 TO 9TH JULY 2018
I’ll be back 😉 Love you guys ❤