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A toast to myself!

     Wow! First of all, a toast to myself!   Cheers! *Clink clink*
     And, now for the post - seven days of writing on prompts that were so varied; visiting blogs and reading up posts that were such gems -  it  was an amazing week, indeed! Amazing and fulfilling.            Counting these seven days and adding to these the past 10 days (7 days of Write Tribe Blogging Challenge  and 3 days of the Cherished Blogfest) would make it 17 days of blogging for me! Now, that's quite a feat, considering I haven't been so regular at writing. But, I have understood, that it takes a whole lot of willpower and the need to get out of our comfort zone (lazing around and making excuses for not writing!) to get down to achieving things you felt you never would! Writing on prompts thought up by someone else, isn't easy. I mean, haven't we all been a victim of ennui? But, when there is an entire team of bloggers and some amazing and encouraging admins to help us, what can we possibly do, but write? Write till we are satisfied with the words we see on the screen, use up our reserves of creativity to bring out some truly inspiring posts we feel proud of - it actually gets easier by the day, this daily writing, you know? And, I am glad I did it. There were days when I wondered what would I possibly write on some particular prompt which was so not me! But, I hung in there, wracked my brains and pestered the Big Guy sitting in the heavens to give me some idea. And, you know, I actually  came up with what I would write!
    So, here's to  my blogger friends who stuck around and kept on going in spite of everything that could go wrong, and to my very kind admins at the BAR - I couldn't have done it without you all!
   Thank you for the wonderful week that was, and looking forward to many more blogging challenges in the future. The badges are lovely!  Feels great  to flaunt them! ;)
Yes! I DID NOT spill my drink!





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