After having some bad experiences in the blogging world a few years ago, I had become very skeptical about interaction with bloggers. I had restricted my reading list to a small group of bloggers whom I knew were into clean blogging. And even among those, I commented on occasional posts only, when I really felt I wanted to say something.
Over the last couple of years (maybe even more), I've rarely logged into blogadda or indiblogger, never participated in any forums, and declined all invites into blogger groups on Facebook. I even avoided participating in any blog challenges or prompts (like blog-a-ton) that required interaction with unknown bloggers! (Reading their posts, commenting, exposing my own blog to their comments...)
Until last month, that is.
When I joined the May Photo Challenge, Shilpa Garg sent me an email, telling me about their small blogger group on Facebook, in which all participants of the challenge were going to share their daily pictures and links so that they could all be found together at one place every day.
It sounded like a well organized group. Plus, the suggestion came from Shilpa. Also, at that time, there were going to be only 6-7 bloggers participating in that challenge, which seemed manageable enough for me. So I decided to give it a try.
Well, the "6-7" eventually turned out to be "18-19", as quite a few late-comers joined in! :P But, overall, it was a fun experience. Life got a bit hectic, but in a pleasant sort of way. There was lots of encouragement and support all around. The participants helped each other out when we got stuck on some prompt. There was also plenty of random silliness.
In short, a clean group, full of positivity and activity.
I enjoyed being a part of it so much that I even decided to take on the June challenge! And that's when I've already blogged daily for two months straight! In May, I actually ended up publishing 41 posts in all. So it was more than one post daily. And that, I guess, speaks volumes about the level of positivity in the group!
So yeah, that's the one thing that had been eluding me for over 2 years now... the willingness to interact with more bloggers... and finally, I have achieved it... in May 2013. I am still selective (naturally... 'coz as they say, "once bitten, twice shy"!) but, at least, I've made a start.
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