The last post

I started this blog as a scratchpad for writing, something I wanted to do since I started reading books outside the prescribed syllabus in school.

However, writing had to wait for years. Once you get hooked on to reading, everything else seems trivial, including the fact that beyond all the essays, philosophy, stories and poetry that has been written you might have something new to add.

Then came social media and everyone, even the most socially handicapped and uncooperative was dragged in. Social media, with its flaws and health hazards, does force you to write. Comments! They start a chain reaction because it becomes an obligation to write something in response, however inane. My reluctant and later enthusiastic contribution in these exchanges impressed my “social” friends and I was told I may have enough hold on language and humor to write something worthwhile.

This led to the creation of ESP blog, a scratchpad to test if I am good at writing. Clueless, that I was, I decided to try anything and everything that I could, and I did. The blog has been a success in that aspect.

Over time, I started reading, following, liking and commenting on hundreds of other blogs. These are activities that consume a lot of your time. There are takeaways in the form of learning from others and making friends who think and behave like writers. The general reception to WP posts is always encouraging, criticism seems redundant when people are trying out their luck, mostly unsure of themselves. The repercussions of such applause and lack of disparaging verdicts makes one give up the most essential aspects of writing – reviews and editing. The price for the takeaways is clearly too high.

I have decided it is high time to move on from the scratchpad writing and try to create something I would be proud of.

As a favor, I would like you to tell me what you didn’t like in my blog. The incentive I offer is acknowledgement of your contribution in the great books I will eventually publish πŸ˜€

Good luck to all you guys!

Keep writing, keep blogging!



53 thoughts on “The last post

  1. Congratulations ESP! I’m really happy for you and I’m sure you will be a much loved and famous author someday! Another one graduates from WP πŸ˜‰ hehe. One last bit of humour for old times’ sake?
    Take care!

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  2. Well, I’ve said it before but I’ll repeat myself: You have a skill in engineering your words and the structure of what you write. That is your strong point. Feelings are fine, but without a skeleton to hang those feelings from, they are just words.

    Keep me posted on your successes, please…

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  3. My dear ESP
    Coming across you has been a pleasant event of my life. I have enjoyed your writings and it would be such a thrill to read the print version(s) some fine day. Thank you for reading me as long as you, you’re an amazing reader as well.
    You know where to find me, should the need or desire to do so ever arise. Or even if just to say hello. Wish you lots of love, happiness, and success.
    So long, dear friend ❀️

    P.S. keep in touch, I’ll do the same.

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  4. This made me really sad! You had been one of the most loyal and very good friends here on WP and I always love to read your posts!
    You truly have a gift of writing and I wish you all the very best for your books and I hope to read them too.
    Stay happy and loads of blessings to you dear ESP πŸ’™

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  5. I started my blog after i read that if I wanted to be taken serious as a writer, i needed an audience. So, i already had my first book ready and new the direction i was taking.
    My advice is (and it’s probably not what you want to hear) write what you like writing and feel comfortable doing. If you try to please everyone, you’ll only end up boxing yourself in a corner. Some people will like what they read, others won’t. That’s innevitable, no matter how exceptional your writing. What i’m trying to say is that you can’t please everyone.

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  6. Best wishes for the next chapter ESP! I too seem to be on an extended blogging hiatus … not sure if/when I’ll return.
    And you are so right … interacting is very time consuming. I’ve enjoyed you, the writing and pleasant wit.
    I did give you some criticism along the way, and some decent doses of praise. Deserved πŸ˜ƒπŸ’œ
    Sometimes it’s the right thing to do to extricate oneself and start living once more.
    Take good care till we cross paths again 😘

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