Celebrating A Hundred Posts On Light Under Shadow!

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It’s been quite a ride, hasn’t it? Started as a way to feel creative, like me again, Light Under Shadow was originally called ‘From Deep Under The Shadows’; exactly what I felt like, that I was hidden somewhere in shadow.

From tentative beginnings to finding validation for being all that I can be, to this amazing milestone, of a 100 blog posts! It’s been a blessing to be a part of the WordPress blogging community for all these years!

I want to thank you for daily doses of inspiration and soulfulness and for the amazing support you have shown this whimsical little blog of mine.

Let’s take a walk down memory lane with a recap of a few noteworthy posts:

3 Most Visited:

Amazing Series

Waterfall of Overflowing Flowers

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3 Most ‘Liked’

The Flickering Light Of Hope

The Circular Thoughts of My Writing Mind

The Surprise Sunshine Song

3 Most Commented:

A Beautiful Send-off From the Bengal Sky

Question For You

poetry….

A Few Personal Favorites:

A Photographic Memory (A Flash Fiction Piece)

Why I Don’t Write Good

Since… [A Short, Fictional Poem]

Dream

To-

I hope to see you here for the next hundred posts! 🙂

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Thought / Question

I got a great idea for a blog post – to relate a popular cultural icon to writing – and as soon as the idea popped-up; the words started to flow.

I tried to stem the cloud-burst; tried to jot down only the main idea in short form – as I had no time then – to come back to the actual writing later.

Alas, now that I stare at my miserly notes of hours ago; I find that the words have flown away. The scribbles on the page just don’t call up the same intense expression and thought-flow as the original moment of inspiration.

Why couldn’t the words just wait for me? Why did they fly away?


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Plans

In the raw ferment of the new year, many things become clear, that things have yet to be done and yes, this is going to be one of those self-conscious posts about making plans for this blog (we all do one of those sometimes).

2010 has been a rewarding year in terms of writing. From being the garret/attic writer who wonders what is wrong with her, to one with a bona fide blog, many writer friends and a publication coming up!

Yes, a few of my short stories have found a home, with ‘Ether Books’ and you can find out about Ether Books here and about me as their author here.

December 2010 was mainly one of reflection and thinking for me. The base of many posts and articles were laid down, in my sleek, resonating, black notepad (paper, not machine) and will be expanded upon well into 2011. Which is of course a good time to think about direction. To think of a niche for ‘Deep Under the Shadows. The theme still remains the same:

Books, Writing, Beauty, Poetry, Publishing, Finding a Voice.

Where do you think ‘Deep Under the Shadows‘ should journey?

Please share your ideas in the comments section below.

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Blogging Thought – 10/10/10

 

I am so grateful to the internet and to this way of connecting to the world. I have spent the last 10 years being the mute writer. I had things to say, but no one to really listen. I felt silenced, like an essential part of me had no place in the scheme of things.

Now, this little Blog and all the other writing blogs and articles I read is turning my thoughts more and  more to becoming my dream. To write, to write, to write…..(and blog)… forever!

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Summer Blogger Award

A few weeks ago, I was given the ‘Summer Blogger Award’ and I want to thank Carrie from The Essence of Me for giving me this wonderful award 🙂

The rules are simple: thank the person who gave it to you with a link back in your post, and send this on to fellow bloggers who rock this summer. List 4 rocking bloggers to share this with, and post a note to them through their comments.

I will give this award to these 4 wonderful blogs:


1. The Owl’s Nest

2. Comedy of Errors

3. Pages from my Mind

4. How to Kill Your Imaginary Friends

Keep up the great work!! 🙂

Love,
Radhika

Summer Blogger Award (via The Essence of Me)

Absolutely Super!! Now for me to decide on my Best Summer Bloggers!! 🙂

Summer Blogger Award I want to thank Kelsey from Ketch Tavern for giving me this wonderful award 🙂 The rules are simple: thank the person who gave it to you with a link back in your post, and send this on to fellow bloggers who rock this summer. List 4 rocking bloggers to share this with, and post a note to them through their comments. I will give this award to these 4 awesome blogs: 1. Author’s Echo 2. Deep Under The Shadows 3. The Struggling Writer 4. The Thoughtf … Read More

via The Essence of Me