This post from my good blogger friend Sra got me thinking. I read it. re-read it and was even compelled to tweet it. I felt she hit a homerun by aptly putting in words how we, bloggers feel almost every time we hit that "Publish" button. I did write a few words on how this blog got started in my anniversary post and today's version is just an extension of it - a contemplation of sorts on Why I Still Blog ..
+ I blog because it gives me joy, immense joy.
+ I blog because there is an under nourished writer in me. Sigh! I don't even consider myself good at expressing myself - to put in words how and what I feel. And I want to change that, one post at a a time.
+ I blog because I make new friends almost every day. I read new blog posts which give a different perspective to life in general and inspire me to do and cook better.
+ I blog because I get to share stories and take notice of those moments which otherwise would be lost in oblivion.
+ I blog because I want to know my own story many years down the line. How my thoughts were shaped, what I did and why I made certain choices.
+ I blog because it is my platform to find support, to help people around. Remember how so many of you rallied with me to raise funds for little girls at Vaidehi Ashram. I can never forget that heartwarming gesture and each one you who came forward and lend their hand has a special place in my heart.
+ I blog because it is a reflection on bit and pieces of my every day life. Not in its entirety, but you get an idea.
+ I blog because a lot of effort and passion goes into duplicating my mother's recipes; it's more than just a list of ingredients and a set of directions to follow. I want to remember the aroma of freshly ground spices in her kitchen, how my mother smiles at a perfect bowl of dal and how we discuss on what to make next for the blog - that is something I always, always wait for!
+ I blog because it challenges and inspires me in more ways I can ever imagine. I do fail many at times like not finishing VeganMoFo challenge last month, but the journey itself where I constantly brainstorm what to cook next and how to photograph within the limited resources I have is worthy enough to give any challenge an honest attempt.
So, tell me friends why do you blog? I know how much effort it takes to bring one post to life. I want to know what is that one thing that inspires you to do what you the best. :-)
Today's recipe is from one of the first blogs I read very diligently. - Mahanandi. I am proud to say that Indira, the vivacious lady behind this popular blog is a good friend and I even had an opportunity to talk to her once. She occasionally blogs about food now and her posts these days are mostly about her garden and menu plans. But, I still adore her as she is one of the few people who influenced me to start my own blog.
This is Recipe 60 added to 2013 Recipe Archive. Check out the rest of the recipes too.
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