And, finally the time has come for my thoughts to move from firstname.lastname@example.org to my very own personal domain. Just the way we Hindus wait for the best auspicious time and mahurat to do good things, I waited to throw the doors open to my new blog space on Dussehra, which is seen as a day to express gratitude for success in life. I do hope that this space is blessed with divine energies through my words and your thoughts on the same.
Welcome to ifsbutsandsetcs.com! I feel like a tenant who has moved from a rented accommodation to a house of her own that she has painstakingly put together with her efforts. The feeling of being in your own space is irreplaceable, which I’m sure many of you might agree with. The binding of brick and mortar into walls that make a dwelling of your dreams is what one often aspires for. And today, I finally see it happening. So what, if it is a blog? It is no less than a house where I have spent years comforting myself with an out-pour of words, spinning tales, introspecting, using it as a platform to share my thoughts aloud and last but not the least a place which has a big hand in evolving me as a person. I look back at some of my older posts and fondly smile to myself. Yes, I have evolved, indeed.
I wish I could throw a housewarming party to celebrate this milestone with you but nevertheless, do consider this one. Please help yourself to the goodies (if I may take the liberty of immodestly saying so!) served on the menu of my home page and settle down to browse through the new look and additions to this site, just the way you would inspect someone’s new house the first time you visit it. Do share your observations and offer me your valuable feedback to help me make this blog interactive and interesting. I promise to try and be a lot regular and not go into bouts of procrastination that I often tend to slip into when life’s other commitments come knocking. What you see here is just the beginning. This space is still work in progress. In the coming days, expect to see a lot of new things happening here. I intend to dive into some new genres that I always was passionate about but never got around to trying them. Please wish me luck on that.
Over years I have scaled this journey from an amateur writer, to a persistent blogger leading to a major milestone of turning into a published author. Tiny achievements, but gently and gradually propelling me towards the promising miles ahead. I owe it all to you, my readers, for encouraging me, guiding me and believing in me. I sincerely hope that you continue showering this space with all your valued love and support. I’d love to have you visiting here often. Wishing you and your family a vibrant Dussehra! Thank you.
Congratulations! Great timing and yes, the cover image and so far of what I have seen is great work. Good job! All the best in this new home of yours.
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Thanks, Parul! I’m glad you like the cover image. Need your good wishes to keep this going 🙂
Congrats Vinodini. I think of my blog the same way. It’s my third Baby.
It is looking good on my Cell phone.
Thank you, Lata. Yes, the blog really tends to grow on us. I was a bit apprehensive about leaving the comfort of the old domain but now I don’t regret it.
Hi Vinodini! Love the look of your new home! It truly reflects your personality I think, cheerful, bubbly, soulful and creative! Kudos on the big move and here’s wishing you a brilliant future filled with lots of lovely tales and stories to enliven this space!
Aww…that’s such a sweet thing to say! It’s so much easier to express if your blog or home justifies your personality. Mission accomplished! Thanks for your kind words, Kala.
Congratulations. It looks neat. Completely loved the cover picture.
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Thanks, Tulika! Don’t know why but I found your comment in my spam folder. I’m glad you liked it. 🙂
Hearty congrats Didi,
Very creative, beautifully written..!
May this special day inspire you towards your own victories!
To meet great targets!
Aspire & Stretch!
Tide over bad-times!
Make the best of your good-times!
& just enjoy!
Thank you so much for your best wishes, Sonia. I really was looking forward to going live with this blog during these auspicious days.
Congrats on the move Vinodini, I am sure it is one amongst those bg steps towards great blogging. All the best and thats a great looking theme too
Welcome to my blog, Ramya. I agree, it sure is a big move. It’s not easy to switch from your comfort zone but then I’m sure it is worth all the efforts. I love the theme too, thank you! 🙂
Good luck Dini. We all need to chase our rainbow :). Heres to yours.
Hey, thanks Val. Yeah, our rainbow hued dreams are things that keep us going. Cheers!
Love your new blog, Vinodini! Looks wonderful! Wishing you great happiness in your new blog.
Thank you, Cat! Your wishes mean a lot. Do keep dropping by.
Congratulations on the move 😀 I loved your cover picture 😀 looks so fun and awesome 😀
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Thanks, Raj! I had some fun moments making the cover picture. 😉
Congratulations on making the move. The blog looks great! Enjoy your new home. May it inspire more and more creativity. All the best!
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Thanks a ton for your encouraging words, Debbie. Fingers crossed. 🙂
Your blog is looking gorgeous. Enjoy the freedom 🙂
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Thank you! It wouldn’t have been such a breeze without your help. 🙂
First things first…..heartiest congratulations. It always feels great when Friend’s nd dear ones touch d sky they were always trying to reach. I m sure u feel content with Ur efforts. God bless u. Second thing…..can’t wait to read Ur blogs. I enjoyed reading miss funny bones….Nd u got a quirky character in writing …Just like twinkle… Sensible yet hard hitting ways to manoeuvre d words around d topic of writing. Happy….for u.
Thanks for your encouraging words, Lajuli. Yes, I sure am quite content with the way things are turning out. I’m so glad that I have friends like you who support me and it feels great to know that you enjoy reading my blog posts. I do relate to Ms. Funny Bone’s writing style to a large extent, so that’s quite a compliment.
So when is the housewarming party ?
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Thank you. The housewarming party was on the blog yesterday. But you can still help yourself to the goodies on the menu of my blog! 😉
It looks great, Vinodini! All the best for the new innings and I’m sure you’ll love the smell of the new space ?
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Thanks, Shy! I’m already loving the fresh smell of the new place. 🙂
Congrats Vinodhini!! Best wishes!! God Bless!!
Thank you for your kind wishes, Nisha.
Congratulations, and best wishes for your future writing journey 🙂
Thank you. Glad to have you here. 🙂
Congrats Vinodini on this beautifully designed and neat space. It is striking, stunning and very well arranged that makes it appealing and reader friendly. I am sure you will reach this sky in this beautiful journey.
Thanks, Vishal, for your beautiful wishes.
Congrats on the move, Vinodini. Loving the new look and feel of this space. Happy writing. 🙂
Hey, thanks Vinitha! 🙂