The Daily Prompt – Express!

I started this blog two years ago. It wasn’t any easy starting off. I recalled I had opened a WordPress account to begin blogging 4 years ago, but fear set in that I could never write anything meaningful. So, I halted the idea. Days went into months and the torment continued. A part of me longed to write and express myself while the other part was entertaining trepidations that no one will notice my blog. And I danced to the tune of fear and continued with my daily work, which of course was my source of livelihood. 

In October 2015, I took the bold step. I jettisoned every apprehension I may have conceived and wrote my first post –Procrastination.  The post had only one like that day. Well, it has garnered 5 likes as of today after 2 years, lol.

Then on October, 16th 2015, I wrote another post, this time it was a poem. That poem stands out as one of my best poems.  However, it did not attract any like on WordPress. The poem actually got its first comment on February 18th, 2016, four months later and today it has 9 likes. Isn’t that progress? Lol.

Well, the next day after posting the poem on this blog, I decided to post it on Facebook as I needed to know how other people perceived the poem. I was happy when it generated a number of good comments and likes on Facebook. And that spurred me on. The poem is titled – October Is Fall. I might have to re-post it here again ‘cos it’s very much synonymous with the season.

Since then, I have never looked back with my activities here. I continued to blog and in November 2015, I wrote only 4 posts in the entire month. Why? I was still not sure that I knew the art of blogging. I wasn’t sure that people fancied my blog… Well, all manner of thoughts emerged within me. Perhaps, I was expecting a kind of magic to happen overnight. I really don’t know. But it took me time to realise that first, you take the baby steps in learning the art of expression…

Blogging and getting viewership and followership takes a gradual process. It’s not an overnight success as some new bloggers think. No. It’s slow but consistently doing your part of the bargain by writing – albeit, by creating good content and interactions with other bloggers.

And I’m still here these last two years, trying to get better.  I am a work in progress, evolving in every way. But I wish I had more time to focus on this blog to give it my best.  Regardless, I’m planning on changing the entire outlook shortly. It’s long overdue but paramount in my thoughts now. My blog is begging me for attention and a facelift and I’ll do just that, soonest.

At this juncture, one thing is sure. I wouldn’t be here today if I was still not getting any good response from other bloggers. I would have exited the scene a long time. But thankfully, my blog got noticed as I continued to express myself. It took determination and consistency. Someone began to appreciate me and to like my yarns.  My posts started to garner likes bit by bit and people began to comment eventually. Slowly but steady, my stats increased.  I increased the amount of content and my blog expanded as well in followership. And here I am amazed by the journey thus far; overwhelmed by the support and friendships I’m cultivating on this platform.

I wish to express my profound gratitude to everyone who has stood by me since the very beginning of this quill journey. I am most grateful to my ardent supporters and to those who have developed a genuine love for me and my blog.

I appreciate everyone both new and old followers because, without you, I wouldn’t be here posting my daily musings.

Thank you for your kindness over the years. You are the reason I still continue to work on this passion.

God bless you all. 

 

In response to The Daily Prompt – Express.

 

Peace and Love!

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42 thoughts on “The Daily Prompt – Express!

    • Thanks so much, Dear friend, Ben. You are one of those blogger friends who thought me how to appreciate people even when they hardly show up on one’s blog. You never knew but I watched how you genuinely love people around you by your presence and expressions on blogs. It stands you out. You have a beautiful soul, Ben and it’s glaring. Many thanks. 🙂

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      • Dear Stella,

        your words touch the heart. I am glad to hear that.I did not know that. I just love to support people and with that bloggers with my likes and comments. They must know that is very valuable their time carried out in writing and thinking.And when they publish their posts, I love to be there to say at least “Great work”. But how to say to you just that when your work fascinating,magical,wonderful. Stay great and magical, a real princes . Best regards!

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  1. Seems we were thinking along the same lines today. I. too, expressed my progress on this jogging journey. I’m glad to have learned from you that it pays to persevere and to “create good content”. All the best with your new design.

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    • Thank you very much, Linda. I took a peek at your blog and it’s amazing that we both shared our blogging experiences. So many factors come into play here to ensure progress. Good content is one of those and interactions with other bloggers is also key. Above all, the grace of God to stay focused on the journey… I hope the new look will make a good impact when it finally arrives. Many thanks. 🙂 ❤

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      • In the scheme of things – we tend to live long lives and two years is not so very long Nevertheless a long time of writing a blog nearly every day! Congratulations for keeping the writing going.

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      • Many thanks for being a part of this journey. In blogging, two years of every day writing is tasking. It takes love and passion to keep steady at it. I’m glad that in two years, I’ve learned new things and making progress with my connections. Now is the time to move a step further and I’d start by making some significant changes here. Thanks. 🙂

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  2. I share the same journey of blogging as yours, Stella. I started in 2011, made 12 posts in 5 years. Came back last year to test the water. It’s been 14 months. I don’t even want to miss a day of posting even when I broke my computer partially.

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    • Oh Dear, 12 posts in 5 yrs and I’m lamenting that I made 2 posts in one month when I started. It goes to show that we all have a unique story to tell. It further portrays that before any major success stories, there has been a phase of drawbacks. A period of trial and error. We always see the end results and not the process of that venture. It’s through persistent and constant practises that we become addicted. Yes, I’d say I’m addicted to blogging and any day I miss out like yesterday, I feel so incomplete. It’s been a beautiful journey which I’ve come to love very much. ❤

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    • Thank you and glad you could pick a tip or two from the post. Dear Melanie, welcome on board. Browse through and find some interesting posts to relax with. Looking forward to more interactions with you. 🙂

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  3. Awww, Happy 2nd Anniversary Stella! Your blog journey sounds familiar. I too had joined WordPress long before I did my first post. Pressing the Publish button was scary, but I’m glad I did it, and really glad you did it. You were one of the first persons I began following. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Thanks so much, Barbara. I think there are many of us in this situation before we became confident that we could actually press the publish button without any worries. I’m happy I’m here today doing what I thought was an impossible mission. Thank you for being a part of it all. God bless you. 🙂

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  4. Congratulations on not giving up. Same thing happened with me , I opened my blog in 2010 and because of fear I had my first post put together and never to see the light of day till April 5 2017. Keeping on posting, I like reading your blog.All the best😄

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    • So thankful that you shared your experience so I’m not alone on this. I’m glad to have overcome fear and self-doubt. It does no good to anyone but rather delays action and progress. Thanks so much for being a part of my blogging journey. I appreciate you. 🙂

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