More about me and my writing journey

 

Who am I and why do I blog? May be this should have been my first post. But then, it would have been too early. Of course now and then I have shared bits and pieces bout me and my outlooks. Here, let me sum it up and provide the missing pieces.

Four months back I was trying WordPress just as a time pass. I noticed that the domain durgadash.com was available. Then it was an instant decision. I registered for the domain and started this blog. Of course I have another blog where I have been blogging since 2014. Now,  I have stopped updating that blog and  I am planning to close it after sometime as it is not practicable to maintain two similar blogs.

Reading and writing has been a passion since childhood. When I was eighteen, four of my poems were published in an international anthology. After graduating from Berhampur University in 1987, I joined Indian Air force to fulfill another passion, i.e soldiering. In the twenty years of my defense career I traveled a lot, met with a lot of different kinds of people and did a lot many other exciting and mundane things.  But reading and writing took a back seat. In 2008, got released from Air Force after twenty years of honourable yet no so extraordinary service.

In 2009, I started my first blog. It was with Blogger. Sometime in  2011 or 2012, one day I came across an advertisement for cheap hosting options offered by GoDaddy. I got a little tempted. Mine was any way not a commercial blog. However, I thought  why not go for it to give my blog some professional feel. I fell for the bait of cheap hosting and shifted my blog to an independent domain.

However, after six or seven months, to my horror, one day I found that my blog was behaving strangely. The customer care at GoDaddy was also not able to sort out my problem. Subsequently, things became worse and the blog collapsed. I don’t know whether GoDaddy has improved its quality, meanwhile. Another unfortunate lapse from my part was that I had not taken back up of all my posts.

Then, for quite some time I was busy with my professional activities and could not restart my blog till 2014.

Now, coming to the question as to why the hell do I blog, well, I blog to share my passions. Both the visible and the invisible elements of creation fascinate me. I am a wanderer and wonder-er. And, one life is barely enough to experience even a fraction of those passions.Hence my blog – as a kind of plea to the maker is named as  One Life is not Enough. I  have expressed this as a poem, which can be read here. There is also a sequel titled –  One Life is not enough, yet for now, this moment is full in itself. 

So, through my blog I wish to share my passions. My passions which can be shared without being politically incorrect in an Indian context. Photography, poetry, travel, books, movies, personal growth, philosophy and mysticism are some of my passions worth to be listed. I will also share my views and feelings on social issues that I deeply associate with.

As a reader your passions may be different. So, in my blog  please indulge yourself in  whatever you find interesting. And of course your feedback  will be of immense support to me, in my blogging journey in particular and my writing journey in general.

Thank you.

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26 thoughts on “More about me and my writing journey

      1. No Sir, that is not required. You can simply ‘export’ the posts from your earlier blog in the form of an XML file and then ‘import’ the same in this present blog. In both Blogger as well as WordPress there are ready-made options available given.

        Revision of old posts is not required, neither is it advisable. Afterall, a person’s writing style and thoughts do evolve with time. Your writing journey in fact reflects your life journey too. Let it be so.

        Please consider making a ‘junk’ blog first and try the experiment on that before making the final move. That way you’d be sure that nothing goes wrong.

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  1. However far one may deviate from the right path, he can stop and take a turn, at any point of time! glad that you have revived writing, one of your passions! Wishes to you to find the muse, everyday, to fuel your writing journey! Happy to travel along with you in this, as a commenter and learner!! Keep blogging!! 🙂
    twenty years of honourable yet “no so extraordinary service” – No sir!! never belittle yourself especially when you’ve served for a larger purpose!! You’ve served the nation, Sir!! That’s something I consider extraordinary! 🙂

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  2. LyflikedatMansi

    Writing was always your passion, at 18 published at International level and den after a full circle back to what was always close to your heart..
    It was really great to know about you sir..

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  3. Sir, you have achieved a lot in your life. And your life has been an wonderful and inspiring journey for me. Coming to passion, very few people today run after passion,buy you are a fine example of a person who can live life “passionately” and with full enthusiasm. Thanks for inspiring us sir. And wish that you grant more writings to us. ☺

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  4. Swati

    Sir, It is so great to find your writing passion and achievements in early stages of your life. Congratulations for your achievements. I can very well connect to your points of blogging.. we bloggers have same thoughts in common- expressing through words- our asset. it seems you’ve experimented much with life.. this post reveals that! 🙂

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