Author’s note: Journey so Far 2

Gratitude … A family of 1000… Some of the words that are coming to my mind while writing this.

Today, I’ll tell y’all a story. Cut to the night of 12 May, 2020. Its 8 pm and I’m uploading the title image for my first post Closure. Just 3 hours before, I saw an ad about a blog on WordPress. The idea clicks with me, because I want something which is not so mainstream, like a page on Instagram or Facebook, but something which I can work upon quietly and discreetly. With all sorts of uncertain thoughts running in my mind, I hesitantly click the ‘Confirm Publish’ button. This is how The Thinking Pen was born. In order to get familiar with WordPress and to set a base for my blog, I uploaded six posts that day. Like any other new passion, I was extremely enthusiastic about it in the beginning, but at that time, it was still something which I thought only I knew about. Then arrives 18 June, 2020. I remember opening my WordPress after some time and getting welcomed by a hoard of notifications. I was surprised that my blog had achieved 100 likes, 100 views and 30 followers. It was then that I realized, that out there somewhere in the world, there are people who are appreciating my work. From that point, there was no turning back.

25 posts, 5000+ likes, countless reblogs, award nominations and 1000 followers later, I stand before you. The Thinking Pen has given me a lot of memories. I’ve met so many worthy and hardworking bloggers from different countries. There are so many whose names I now remember by heart and I just search them in the reader to see their latest posts.

To be honest, it became difficult when my college started. I suddenly found myself in a negative headspace with frustration, conflicted by the hectic class schedules and assignments. I felt helpless, as the amount of time I devoted to writing and my blog reduced considerably. This blog taught me, that in order to win the war, you need to lose some battles. So, I tried my best to accept the reality and take slow steps. Nothing worth having comes easy. I put my resolve to treat this passion like a college subject and devote appropriate amount of time to this. And slowly but surely, I was back in the game. But enough of this trip down memory lane, this post is to express my gratitude to you, my readers.

The people on WordPress are the most positive and hardworking lot I’ve ever met. They know how to support people of all age groups, and make sure that their feedback is positive and kind. I thank everyone who shows their love towards my posts. There are so many comments that have made me smile on bad days and in the toughest of situations. I’m happy to have shared my work with you, and to reach this milestone in four months.

Immense Gratitude 💖💖✨✨

I admit that recently, I haven’t been much active owing to college. There are posts that get skipped in the reader. But I always try to like and view latest posts of people who are active on my blog. So, bear with me if you feel that I haven’t been much active on your blog, and just drop a message or be consistent on my blog 🙂
Again, Thanks to all you readers for making this a family of 1000. I’ll try my best to keep writing and bringing new content to you. There are a lot of award nominations pending, but I’ll be doing them when I’ll be free.

Till then,
Take care, stay safe, and keep writing…  

  • Piyush Gulati | The Thinking Pen
Photograph credits : Piyush | The Thinking Pen

P.s: I recently did a collaboration with fellow bloggers ‘Glee Sparkle‘ and ‘Wayward Scribbles‘ in the ‘Human Chapters’ series . I congratulate both of them for coming up with this wonderful idea and am thankful to them for including me in this series. Please check it out here and do participate in this series.

I recently started finding WordPress bloggers who also have a blog on Instagram. So, if you would like me to review your work or connect with me on Instagram, drop your account usernames here. You can also reach out to me here. You can also submit your ideas, prompts and suggestions on the ‘Idea Box’ page here. 💖✨

99 Comments Add yours

  1. Aditi Anvita says:

    Best wishes for your blog….Happy Blogging!!😊

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Thank you so much Aditi ! 💖✨

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  2. Dulcy Singh says:

    Congratulations 🥳 on 1000+ followers. Best wishes for your great blogging journey. 👍🏻👍🏻💐🌻💕

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you so much Dulcy ! 💖✨

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  3. Bruce Cooper says:

    Congratulations on your achievement, especially in that relatively short period of time! Blessings!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you so much Bruce ! 💖✨

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  4. Nawazish says:

    Congratulations! All the best for future endeavors! I really love your write ups. They are thought provoking and give me a new thing to ponder over!😇🤗

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you so much Nawazish ! It means a lot coming from you, I also love your writeups 💖✨

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      1. Nawazish says:

        You are welcome. It means a lot to me coming from you!🤗

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  5. https://www.funimada.com/congrats/congrats-1.html
    Woohoo!! Congratulations!!! Here is to sooo many more!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your warm wishes Aanya ! 💖✨

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      1. Stay safe!😊💖✨

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  6. Sukanya says:

    Congrats on your achievement 💐💐

    Liked by 2 people

      1. Sukanya says:

        My pleasure 😊😊🤗🤗🤗

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  7. Congratulations Piyush. Wishing you lots of success ahead 👍🏻

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    1. Thank you so much Radhika, means a lot coming from you ! 💖✨

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  8. Yleniaely says:

    Congratulations!!!! 🥳💐🎊
    Best wishes for your wonderful blog and all the best for you!!! 🎊🎉♥️
    I love your fabulous writings!!! 😍😘🤗🌹

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely wishes. It means a lot coming from you ! 💖✨

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  9. henhouselady says:

    Congrats on 1000 followers. I hope your studies are going well. I enjoyed reading your post.

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    1. Thank you for your wishes, glad you liked it ! 💖✨

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  10. Adidas says:

    Looking at journey that had been so far, your cherished experiences, the hard-work you put, resembles with so many, Piyush! A truly deserving writer you are, best wishes!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much ! 💖✨🙌

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  11. PERMILA RANI says:

    Congratulations!Really beutiful and thought provoking writeups. Keep it up. Many more awards and achievements waiting for you.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind wishes 💖✨

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  12. Kripaa says:

    Congratulations Piyush … oh yes u did it … it’s a great achievement… congratulations on the obstacle you over came … when did u start blogging ??
    I love what u write … best wishes to you for the future … keep writing let the pen to your ink never dry … happy blogging !!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind wishes. I started blogging in may ! ✨

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      1. Kripaa says:

        Even I began in May !! How do u have soooo many followers mine are still 58

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      2. Oh, its alright Kripaa ! I saw your blog and I liked your writeups. 💖 After all, we are here to meet new bloggers and writers and not in any competition. I recommend that you watch some videos on how to increase the outreach of your WordPress blog. You can also reach out to me for some tips, I’ll be happy to help. Take care and keep writing 💖😊

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      3. Kripaa says:

        Thank u so much

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  13. Fiza says:

    Congratulations on 1000+followers

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  14. Ramya Vivek says:

    Congratulations Piyush! Wishing you many more milestones.
    Happy writing! I loved your powerful poem on writers.

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    1. Thank you so much for your wishes Ramya ! 😊💖

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  15. Congrats on 1000 followers!

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  16. Rishika Jain says:

    Oh yesss! Congratulations! Writers are dangerous people, indeed. And, that image is beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Rishika ! 💖✨

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  17. Congratulations on 1000 followers in such a short span. Well deserved! 😊😇

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind wishes Ashish, you’re doing a great job as well ! ✨

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      1. You’re welcome. Thank you very much for the appreciation, means a lot! 😇

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  18. Congratulations! More to come!🙌🏾

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  19. It’s amazing. Congratulations on crossing such an important milestone. Here’s to thousands more. The people on WordPress are the best. The blogosphere is the best!

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    1. Thank you so much Shweta, it means a lot coming from you ! 💖✨

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  20. Heartiest Congratulations 💐💐

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  21. Cynthia says:

    I totally agree with you. WordPress has the most positive vibe, comments and people. This is honestly the first post im reading by The Thinking Pen and i cant wait to see what i was missing out on. Congratulations by the way. Keep writing…Hahaha

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. Do check out the other posts, I hope you like them 💖✨

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  22. Congratulations Piyush! ✨ Here’s to many more such milestones..🌸💜

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    1. Thank you so much ! ✨

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  23. Era says:

    That’s great
    Congratulations
    And all the best for your future endeavors 🙂🙂

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    1. Thank you so much. It means a lot coming from you Era ! I simply love your work 💖✨

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      1. Era says:

        You’re most welcome 🙂🙂
        Oh, thats so sweet of you, Piyush, thanks a lot 😀😀

        Keep writing
        Keep spreading your words 😄😄

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  24. I really liked how you started this whole post with a trip down the memory lane. Even I have started my blog in May and honestly just like you I am amazed by the love my posts have received. Its often challenging to blog while continuing with work or studies, so take your time.

    Many congratulations and best wishes.

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    1. Thank you so much for your warm wishes 💖✨

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  25. That’s great! Congratulations! Many more to come 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks a lot ! ✨😊

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  26. Woooooow!!! congratulations 🎊💞🎉😊 all the best for you and your blog and you are the real The Thinking Pen, your work is so amazing 🔥

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words ! 💖✨

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  27. Halsdoll says:

    Congratulations and thank you for visiting my blog.

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  28. Nice job and kuddos to you!!!! love that quote. ❤️ Cindy..
    Be well and catch you on my blog soon.

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  29. 1000 congratulations for one thousand followers…I enjoy your way with words:)

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  30. Glee Sparkle says:

    Wow!!! Congrats on 1000+ followers 🥳 awesome blogging journey ….my wishes for you to achieve more and more milestones 💕 Once again thank you for your support on our collaboration 🙂

    Don’t forget to Glee and spread Sparkles ✨
    -Nani 💖

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    1. Thank you so much ! 💖✨

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  31. Congratulations, the thinking pen!
    Your achievement in such a short time is highly commendable.
    It is beautiful that you are able to combine college with blogging.
    Continue with your focus and determination; you’ll excel in all.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for your kind words ! 💖✨

      Like

  32. Wonani says:

    💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾 Congratulations! Never stop writing

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for your wishes Wonani ! ✨

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Wonani says:

        You’re welcome!

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  33. Lima says:

    Congrats on getting to 1000 followers

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  34. I just visited that post and you know what, that poem is literally amazing… Like I feel when I’m not able to write for months😅😄😄

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  35. You know I just visited that post after you said and I loved that poem😍. It feels the same after when I’m not able to write. And yes, heartiest congratulations from my side💐💐

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    1. Thanks a lot Samarth ! ✨

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  36. My Mindfulness Living says:

    Congratulations…. keep up the good work….

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  37. An amazing writer and each of your blog is a new kind. Congratulations for the milestone achieved and keep rocking always 😊😊😊

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  38. skullGhost says:

    Congrats buddy. Keep up the good work

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  39. Amit Singh says:

    Congratulations brother 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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