Today, Over Cups of Coffee turns 5.
5 years ago, I created this blog on Blogger. Well, technically, I transferred some posts from my then Windows Live blog to Blogger. And became anonymous. It began as a means to procrastinate from my thesis. And then went quiet after I actually finished it and graduated. However, mid 2008, I started to write more. And found other bloggers. The more I read other blogs, the more I kept writing my own. In 2009, I eventually purchased my own domain name but kept Blogger as a platform. And finally, this year…in fact, just last month, I made the big move. To self-host Over Cups of Coffee.
Through turbulent times such as the break-up of my relationship, crazy flatmates and other low moments, this blog has been a great outlet. It has kept me sane. It’s weird but at the same time comforting to pen down my thoughts and just send it out there. It wouldn’t matter if people didn’t comment as long as I put down the words. I think that’s why keeping a diary helped me through adolescence as well. And this is now my diary through adulthood.
I have so far met only one other blogger in person. But I have made some lovely connections. I hope to meet some of them if I visit other Australian states or they visit Sydney, or else the next time I’m in Bombay or force some others to visit Australia! Recently, two people I know [Amie & Miranti] also started blogging which makes it exciting for me personally because no one else I know in real life blogs. Well, a couple of them started but have stopped [Femba Girl…are you listening?]. No one in my circle of friends truly understands what it means for me to blog. And you know what? I don’t want to convince anyone either. It’s something only other bloggers realise.
So anyway, thank you all for continuing to read me. Like I said, I probably would write even if no one read me. But the fact that you do makes it all the more special. I sincerely hope I get to meet some of you some time in my life. And even if I don’t, I hope you know how thankful I am to have you around even in cyberspace.
Hopefully, like Fiona, I can continue blogging on for 10 years or more…
Until next time,