The other day I sat with Angel during her online Hindi classes. She’s in first grade and the virtual learning is proving a tad challenging while learning a new language. Added to it the constant commotion in a typical kiddo class punctuated with random chat messages and her annoyance knew no bounds (Yes, she’s a grown-up that way!). Affectionately, I egged her on to pay attention in class and assured her that I will explain again later. While talking to her I couldn’t help reflecting on Blogchatter’s commandment ‘Thou shalt keep learning’ and how it applies to us too.
Blogging has evolved a lot over the years and like a diligent student I’ve tried to keep myself updated. There was a time when I wrote merely for pleasure, now I champion social causes and share recipes, fiction, sponsored posts, and reviews too. From being my passion, blogging has become a friend-finder, career option, and my means to make a small difference. I’ve been part of popular blogger communities like Indiblogger, Blogadda, and my favourite one, Blogchatter, and did some prestigious campaigns with them. I published my first book, thanks to Blogchatter’s ebook carnival. Also, I landed my first book edit through my blog and writing style. I have shared my transformation journey with my readers in detail and turned into a food-loving fitness blogger who advocates healthy eating, all in my late 30s. My learning curve has been steep and overwhelming but very fulfilling!
If it wasn’t for Instagram, I wouldn’t know what an influencer is, much less become one. In pure numbers, I might not be ‘sought out’ yet but I’m glad for what I’ve learned through it. Once extremely camera shy, I now consistently make collaboration and fitness videos. I’m still dabbling with video editing and hopefully getting better. Supportive friends like Dipika give me the confidence to be myself and also whack me when I’m dilly-dallying on the work front. God bless her! “Thou shalt keep learning’ works for me in its truest sense in this case.
I call myself the ‘Jill of all trades’ since I know a little bit of everything and everything of nothing. Is that a good or bad thing? I don’t know. I become a decorator when I select ceramics for my study, stylist while picking up my kids’ clothes, chef when I’m on a cooking spree, and a fashionista when I pout and pose in a singlet black top and tight pink skirt (Did you see my Instagram feed? 😉 ). The world is my oyster and my curious self wants to keep exploring and understanding it.
“Learn continually – there’s always ‘one more thing’ to learn!” ~ Steve Jobs. The difference between great achievers and a layman is the assumption that they know everything they need to. Learning keeps our grey cells active and is the only way to expand our horizons. Isn’t this how the wheel was invented and fire breathed its way into our lives? ‘Thou shalt keep learning’ is a commandment we must all live by, isn’t it? What do you think?
This is the 800th post on my blog. Loads of gratitude to everyone who supported me in my blogging journey. Hope to keep receiving this love from you in future too!
This post is a part of Blogchatter Half Marathon
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