While I’m excited about shifting to my own home, the one thing that truly overwhelms me is informing a whole bunch of people (banks, telephone bills, magazine subscriptions, etc) of my change of address. Despite keeping them updated with all necessary details there’s always that tinge of doubt about any possible effect on the continuity or being unacquainted with any important developments.
Quite similarly, when I shifted to my self-hosted blog last week, my mind was wrought with many such pestering questions. Is this change a mistake? Will my readers identify with my new blog? Would the shift drive them away? What if there’s some error and I’m left with no posts and no data? (Ok, I might be overreacting a bit here!) 😛
Taking inspiration from Parul, I’m writing for the International Blog Delurking Week 2018, to know those wonderful people who spare their precious time to go through my blog. I might or might not know you, but I need you to know that you’re important to me. You’ve been here before and hopefully liked it. Why not make your visit a conversation and carry it forward?
I’m aware that technically everything can be restored, well almost, migrated and there’s little chance I’ll miss any of my posts or followers. Yet, stepping out of my old blog, a comfort zone I had found solace in for seven long years, wasn’t easy. A home, even if temporary, is a home after all. You, my extended family, can help in making me feel comfortable in this new home, I hope.
That is why, more than ever, I request you, my dear readers, to tell me that you read me. If you’ve been around long enough you know that I’m an emotional person and it takes little to make my day. I’ve been told occasionally that my writing is all heart, and so am I. I value each and every one of you for your kind support and the faith in my own self and craft you’ve helped me achieve.
All I need is a line or two from you, for motivation, encouragement, suggestion or as a mere acknowledgment of a relationship we’ve formed with each other through our words. Also, since I’m still new with this self-hosted thing, I would really appreciate your feedback on my site. Did you like it or not? Would you mind giving any specific pointers I can work on?