A jar full of happy memories #AtoZChallenge

Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it. ~ L.M. Montgomery

Happy memories. The ones which we forget the moment a bad memory falls in our lap. The ones we ought to remember more often, in order to be grateful for everything that life has given us.

Of course, we ought to have a jar full of happy memories for our personal lives. A physical jar, in which we put chits of paper, papers on which we have written the most beautiful memory of the day.

But, in the blogosphere, we have a memory jar that we don’t create. A memory jar that someone else creates for us. A memory jar that someone else allows us to use. A memory jar that anyone can access, and read about someone else’s accomplishments.

Why, this memory jar is : online blogger support groups!

J for AtoZChallenge 2017 Fabulus1710

I’m sure you have at least once in your blog-lifetime posted some blogging good news in a support group. Be it achieving a 100 follower milestone, or successfully shifting from a WordPress/Blogspot account to your own domain name.

I’m sure each of your posts received an honest smattering of applause from fellow bloggers in the community. They cheered you on, gave you some more tips and in general helped you feel a bit more happier than the occasion made you feel.

Today, I invite you to scroll through some of the posts posted in the blogging groups you are a part of. Check if you have forgotten to congratulate someone on their achievements. Read up all the comments on posts you have posted. Give back, be a part of the community. You won’t regret it.

This topic was included in the series, because it has a huge significance for me. Whatever I am, whichever Alexa Rank I have reached today, how much ever love I receive from you readers, it’s all thanks to one blogging group that picked me up two years ago, when I was a nobody, and helped me achieve my dreams of being a somebody. And, the huge significance, if you haven’t guessed it yet, is that the icebreaker for me to join this blogging group was #AtoZChallenge 2015!

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Thank you Blog-A-Rhythm! Here’s a shout-out to all the fabulous admins and members of B-A-R. Thank you for taking ‘The World From The Specs of Fabulus1710’ to ‘Broken Blue Bubbles’. Thank you for being understanding, supportive and kind to this teenaged, overexcited bundle of nerves. Thank you for accompanying me on my journey of self discovery from just ‘Mithila Menezes’, to ‘Mithila Menezes with a voice and opinion about everything’! Here’s to many more awesome years of blogging together at the B-A-R! ❤


Today’s three tips will help you be a better blogger in the blogging community. Whether you are a part of any blogging community, these are tips you can use.

  1. Turn on the notifications: There’s a reason why Facebook/WhatsApp/Twitter groups have notification sounds. It’s the alarm clock which reminds you to go back to your blogging duties! While the sheer number of messages may seem annoying to you, don’t ignore the group entirely. Make it a habit to check the group messages at least once a day. Better still, you can add a time slot dedicated entirely to reading posts in blogging support groups to your daily schedule.
  2. Promote your group: Just like you promote your favourite blogger / your favourite posts, promote the support groups you are in. If you know of a blogger who could benefit by joining a support group, be a matchmaker. Find out whether the group is currently accepting new members, the criteria for selection, etc. Ask the blogger in question whether he/she would be interested in joining the community.
  3. Share your thoughts: A blogging support group will not be beneficial to you if you do not share your thoughts there. If you keep mum from your side of the computer screen, only little can be done from the other side of the computer screen. Trust me, there are awesome people online who will help you out in your problems and smile when you’re happy. Give it a try.

J for 2017

Wassup, happy readers! This post is written for the #AtoZChallenge, and this is the third year I’m participating in this challenge. Do keep cheering me on all through this month, as I’m hell-bent on scoring a hat-trick in 2017, at the age of 18! My theme for this year is : The Encyclopedia of Blogging Memories, Feelings and Lessons.

You can check out my #AtoZChallenge 2015 (Theme: Harry Potter and Hogwarts) and 2016 (Theme: Weird Words) posts, and support my awesomeness!

Here’s a special question for you to answer today: Share how a blogging support group has helped you become a better blogger.

~The-Blogging-Curator

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23 Comments Add yours

  1. Shailaja V says:

    Very touched by this, Mithila. I am sure all the admins and members of BAR share my sentiments when we say we are so happy to have you in the group. You’re that vibrant spark of energy that the blogging world needs and deserves. We wouldn’t be anywhere without our blogging community and you are an integral part of that community, today and forever.

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  2. Blogging communities are such a great support system. You’re so right – they are like a jar full of happy memories indeed. And thank you for letting me know about another bogging community! 😊

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  3. shanayatales says:

    I have to second what Shailaja said. Your vibrant enthusiasm is what contributes to the spirit of groups like BAR. Thank you for being such a wonderful addition to this community that we all depend on. It has been a joy to get to know you. ❤

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  4. Rachna says:

    Ah Mithila! We all have our shining beacons who have given us a helping hand in this journey called blogging. Always proud to read how well you write. BAR is a lovely group.

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  5. kalaravi16 says:

    Way to go Mithila! Indeed what is happiness and success if you don’t have like-minded peeps to urge you on towards it, support you when you are down, advise you when you are confused and cheer you when you make it!! Blogging is all about community!

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  6. Sending you virtual hugs! ❤ And lots of kisses :* :*

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  7. Ramya says:

    Well said Mithila . Do take a bow for that. Blogging groups are so essential to a blogger. It’s a support on days when we feel low and are simply not in a mood to pen thoughts. These groups encourage and are well… Fun tooo… Like the BA R

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  8. Would you understand what i mean when I tell you, ‘I am so proud of you, MM’ Truly am!

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  9. inquisitivegeet says:

    2 years, eh? That was the same time I became a part of BAR! Don’t you think too many coincidences strike of us doing things together online?
    Glad to have known you through BAR, M! You have a long way to go!

    Cheers
    BoisterousBee

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  10. shalzmojo says:

    Hey Mithila this is such a great post and I love the glowing tribute to BAR; I admire this group a lot and love the posts I get to see from its members who are very good writers and only indulge in writing and pushing peeps to blog better.
    M you are a fabulous writer – your wit humour and style is unique and I wish your pen a whole lot of power and tonnes of fuscia pink soapy ink ( yes it blows bubble too 😉 )

    Cheers

    Theme: Peregrination Chronicles (travel)
    J is for Japanese dancers in the hot sands of Pushkar #atozchallenge

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  11. vinodinii says:

    Wow! You did what none of us at BAR ever thought of doing – giving a public acknowledgement to the fabulous efforts of the BAR community. At 18 you’re far ahead of your age. Keep going, sweetheart! Hugs. ❤

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  12. BellyBytes says:

    Definitely Write Group and has helped me become a better blogger. Still trying to work out how The Blogchatter works ( don’t get any replies to the questions I ask them). Have helped being active on Blogadda and Indiblogger too.

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  13. BellyBytes says:

    Sorry I meant Write Tribe …. apologies Corinne

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  14. This is fab post! Blogging communities are really blessing to us. You are doing a great job! Proud of you! Hugs. ❤

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  15. Beat About The Book says:

    So very happy that we’re all a small part of your happiness. And it’s wonderful to have you with us.

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  16. Blogging communities do help us grow into better bloggers! Blogging is so much fun with a community!

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  17. RamyaRao says:

    Almost a year into blogging I wasn’t part of any community. Interacted with a few.

    And then a whole new world opened up with the communities. IB,BAR,WT,BCR. Constant support and amazing people.

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  18. Kalpanaa says:

    This is a fabulous post! I will certainly promote my blogging community. I’ve been supported by Indiblogger but will check out blog a rhythm.

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  19. Wonderful post! Cheers to blogging communities for making us feel loved and supported.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Best Wishes!
    Journey To Mars

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  20. Blogging groups are awesome, aren’t they? How else would I have found you 🙂

    You my dear are a gem in the blogging world. It will take me decades to get over what a brilliant writer you are. And at this age? At 18, I was trying to ride an ostrich :/

    Love! ❤

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  21. deepagandhi says:

    Blogging groups are a great support and very important. We all need people in blogging world to support us and thanks for all the tips my intelligent blog buddy 🙂

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  22. This is such a great post and yes blogging communities are such a great support…Really happy that we are a part of your happiness..Thank u 🙂

    Launching SIM Organics This April
    *Menaka Bharathi *
    *SimpleIndianMom*

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  23. Parul Thakur says:

    What a lovely post and I totally agree with you Mithila! 🙂 BAR us pretty significant this side too 🙂

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