Why do I Write/Blog?

Last week Joyce nominated me for the vincent-ehindero-blogger-award. Thank you so much JoyceπŸ‘ One of the questions she had asked was: What gives you an inspiration to write or take pictures? What’s your muse?

It was this question which made me think and retrace my blogging journey of last two years.

When I had returned from my trip around the world in end January 2019, I wanted to write a book about my experiences, especially in Guatemala. My son told me that my book hadn’t happened for 15 years πŸ˜› He suggested I start to blog first and then look at the book. Luckily I took his advice 😊 In the past 2+ years I have published 200+ posts and have also published my first book – 4 Pillars of Abundant Life!

I started with posts on my travel around the world. When I was not traveling I wrote about life, that is my understanding of life and it’s processes. The first year of blogging was amazing! I traveled and wrote nonstop. I visited 5 continents (All except Africa) and 4 new countries! I traveled a lot within the country too! And when I was in the midst of planning my next trip to the only continent I haven’t visited, Covid announced its arrivalπŸ˜… Ashok proposes, God disposesπŸ˜ŠπŸ™

Many of my friends and family thought lockdown would be tough for me as I was so fond of travel. Yes, I love people and new places! But I love myself equally or more πŸ˜ŠπŸ’– So 2020 or my second year of blogging was all about travel within, thinking and writing about life, and my books! And it is continuing in 2021 too!

During this period I thought so often of quitting blogging. Musings of a Wanderer was growing pretty well but I wasn’t sure why I was continuing! I knew without me the world and WP would go on! My thoughts at those times were to focus on God/Meditation and my books! My first priority has been God for years and to experience God first hand takes effort! Blogging does take time and time is our most precious possession!

But then I would get one comment which would touch my heart. I would make one relationship which makes all the effort worth it. And I have been truly blessed: I have got one daughter and three grand daughters (Muslim, Hindu and Christian!!) and a bunch of nieces from the blog! And I have picked up some amazing friends from all over the world – black, white, brown, yellow, male, female, young and old!! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you πŸ‘ All of you have a special place in my heart.

Last week I was pleasantly surprised when I got the notification from WP that I had crossed 100,000 views! My blog is all about love and joy and peace and nature. I was happy that our community and my blogging family does appreciate it! And my thought now is that even if I can touch one or two lives and bring more peace, love and joy in their lives, my effort would have been worth it. And I enjoy this effort of love ❀️ Though my initial intent and motive was to help others lead abundant lives, I have ended up learning so much from so many versatile and loving and kind bloggers. Am grateful and blessedπŸ‘

This dilemma of mine: To write or not to write, to share or not was not only limited to the blog; it was equally true for my WhatsApp messages! I am more regular on Whatsapp than WP!

I know I am a drop of the ocean. But together we make this amazing ocean – of love, joy, and peace; and universal brotherhood! I am grateful from the core of my heart for your love and friendship πŸ’–πŸ€—

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  1. Congratulations Ashok ji for 1,00,000 views on Musings of a Wanderer πŸ’πŸ’
    You have to learn a lot, still. My best wishes. Keep going on. πŸ€—β€οΈ

    Lokesh
    The Gondwanaland

  2. This is so sweet Rosida. I am so touched.

    I am equally blessed to know you πŸ’–πŸ€—

    Thank you so much 😊🌹

  3. Congratulations Uncle. You are amazing and your writing..in WP you are like a guardian to me. I am thankful to WP. Though you are a drop of an ocean, I believe, you are a treasure of love, compassion, and experience. In my blogs when I get your wise and encouraging comments, I feel blessed. 100k and many more you deserve..keep inspiring usπŸ™πŸ’«

  4. Congratulations, more blessings to all passionate bloggers. The passion behind the job, would get you to places you never imagined.

  5. Wow! Congratulations!!! 100k is a dream of mine. Hopefully some day I can turn my 100 into 100k 😁 Once again Congratulations!!! Such an amazing accomplishment 😁

  6. Glad to hear the achievement Ashokji 🌹your writing are always inspiring. Wishing your blog a good future.
    Have a blessed day. β€πŸ™

  7. Thank you so much Natalie. Just four monthsπŸ€”
    Looks like I have known you for years πŸ’–πŸ€—

  8. Congratulations, dear Ashok❀. I have only been blogging for four months, and your kindness and support have meant so much. What a wonderful life, journey, and special insight you have. Thank you for sharing!πŸ’«πŸ™πŸ½

  9. You’re such an inspiration, Sir. Congratulations! πŸ‘ Looking forward for more blogs from you. I’m a fan ☺️

  10. Indeed, one thing I have come to believe is that releasing control and going with the flow are two things that can change your world enormously.

  11. Thank you for sharing, to me the reasons why I write blog is to share my knowledge, skills and experience to help current and future students to learn geography in simple and effective way

  12. Thank you so much Malaika. It pays to go with the flow πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–
    God knows my needs more than I do 😊

  13. Congratulations sir, glad you had great time during pandemic by your new kind of travel, travelling within, otherwise it could have been difficult for you,a traveller by soul, that’s where the God stepped in, I guess and not only saved you but made it all together such a good experience for you.
    Thanks for sharing this post. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

  14. It is never too late to wish πŸ˜‡ always good to hear from you Isha πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—
    Thank you so much 😊 πŸ’–

  15. Thank you so much.

    My writing grew with blogging. It gave me the discipline and instant feedback.

    All the best to you. As you grow I would only be too glad to share whatever I know.

  16. So awesome! Congratulations!! I just started blogging myself and have a ton to share about. It’s so amazing that you are getting to write books. I’m looking forward to all of this. It’s my first time experiencing blogging and writing. So any tips and encouragement is welcomed. Once again congratulations! ❀️

  17. Congratulations on this affirmation of your work Ashok and sharing of your heart.
    So glad you traveled so much before Covid! That was a lot of travel and I applaud your journey of sharing your heart of love and writing your book!!! And then the travel deep within during Covid. I know exactly what you mean about how much time it takes to be on W.P. and yet how rewarding that one comment is and the relationships we develop like the one we share together.
    Blessings of love and congrats on your views and your truth. πŸ’–β€οΈπŸ™πŸ€—

  18. Congratulations dear. And very beautifull joirney that you had discribed.
    Well…
    I don’t wrote on any purpose because of some things that happen in your life. That thing gave me worda instead of voice. And whenever I hold my pen, my pen start writing the words that flow along my tears.

  19. Wowwwww sir, this is absolutely amazing and definitely an accomplishment worth sharing, just like your blog posts that are full of wisdom, color, happiness, inspiration and joy…hope to read and learn so much from you in days to come πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ’–πŸ’–

  20. Sweet of you Ashok, you have very special place in my heart too. My pleasure to be part of your happy moments. Happy smiles πŸ€—β£

  21. Congratulations Sir.. it is always a delight to read your thoughts… I am quite new to blogging, but as you said each comment or appreciation feels like a new connection..keep writing .. would love to keep reading your blogs ☺️❀️

  22. Thank you so much Wajeeha 😊🌹

    It is available on Amazon- 4 Pillars of Abundant Life by Ashok Wahi

  23. Suma does have a very special place in my heart ❀️ and it is never too late to wish. Celebrations continue… Thank you so much my dear πŸ’–πŸ€—

  24. wow congratulations!!! that is just amazingπŸ₯°πŸ₯° this was a super insightful post, loved reading it☺️☺️

  25. Wow Sir Many Congratulations πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰. that’s a big hit . Amazed to know your Blogging Journey. Maa shaa Allah ! Where else on Internet I can find your book ? I am sure it’s going to be a good read πŸ˜ƒ.

  26. I am too late to visit your celebration n wish you Ashok but I hope I have special place in your heart soo I am here to occupy that space with all my heartfelt lovely wishes of Congratulations n wish you many more successful celebrations dear Hero. πŸ˜‡πŸ§‘πŸ™

  27. Congratulations πŸ’πŸ€—πŸ˜‡
    I enjoy your all blogging every time πŸ˜‡
    And also share in my friends group
    They also enjoy .
    Keep continue πŸ˜€
    And in last
    God bless you πŸ™‚
    Lots of love ❀️😍

  28. πŸ˜€ wasn’t that a rhetorical question,my dear & wise uncle ? You write to share the joy and beauty of the world, and everyone knows it now!Je vous embrasse !!!! ❀

  29. Whoa awesome πŸ‘Œ

    On Fri, 11 Jun 2021, 11:20 Musings of a Wanderer, wrote:

    > ashok posted: ” Last week Joyce nominated me for the > vincent-ehindero-blogger-award. Thank you so much Joyce[image: πŸ‘] One of > the questions she had asked was: What gives you an inspiration to write or > take pictures? What’s your muse? It was this question which made me think > a” >

  30. Thank you so much Mara. You are very dear to me and it a pleasure to have you in my life πŸ’–πŸ€—

  31. Many many congratulations! I’m so happy for you. This is a great achievement! πŸ₯³πŸ’πŸΎ
    I’m also very happy that you decided not to quit yet blogging because I had the time to know you as well. Thank you for all your time and love!! πŸ’
    Wish you many more good results on your blogging journey and your books. I’ll always waiting for reading another one πŸ˜†
    Hugs and blessings πŸ’•πŸŒΌ

  32. Thank you so much Emerald! God willing you shall travel to your hearts content.
    Much love and blessings πŸ’–πŸ€—

  33. I am so glad Sugandha that this has motivated you to keep going! All the very best and thank you so much πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

  34. Congratulations Sir Ashok! I want to be like you too. I wanted to be traveler and travel the whole world! Creating memories with my camera too. Continue with a milestone Sir Ashok! It’s been a while! I’m busy lately, gonna read your previous blog later!:)

  35. Congrats ❀

    I also hope I will reach there some day

    If you have time can you please visit my blog littlejinglejangle.wordpress.com 😊

  36. Thats incredible. Im sure those 100k views and visitors have an amazing time reading your blogs.
    So it is well deserved Ashok.
    Congratulations

  37. Of course!! And I feel the same about you πŸ€—πŸ€—. I’ll be emailing you, my friend πŸ–€

  38. Oh that is soooo sweet of you and am deeply touched. Yes blogging is a good space to be in and am blessed. It has been good knowing you my amazing friend πŸ’–πŸ€—

  39. Ashok, I LOVE this post!!! It’s so good to get to know you and your journey more!! Congrats on the views, that’s truly incredible and so well deserved!!! You are a gift, my lovely friend. I didn’t know how much you loved to travel, that’s so cool. And I love what you say about loving yourself…it’s so important and freeing!! Your book and all your writing is such a blessing to me and always brightens my days!!!! I’m on WhatsApp too if you ever want to connect there. Stay amazing, I know you will. You’re my inspiration πŸ€—πŸ–€πŸ€

  40. This is so sweet of you my dear friend. I think it is your love that sees all that good in me and my writings. Thank you so much πŸ’–πŸ€—

  41. That’s 100000 times some love was spread to a wanting heart Ashokji πŸ’–
    Please keep blogging, and spreading the blessings and joy through your lovely and soothing posts.

  42. Congratulations, Ashok, you truly deserve it. I wasn’t aware that you had done so much traveling – wow, that’s incredible! I understand why you considered stopping your blog but I’m also very glad that you didn’t. I always enjoy reading your eye-opening and heart-warming posts. I’m happy that you’ve been able to connect with so many amazing people here. Me too, I feel truly blessed to have my WordPress family, my life is better because of them (and you’re a part of it!) ❀

  43. Hearty Congratulations Sir πŸ™‚ You are one of my inspiration. I am glad that I get to know things about you and your life.

  44. You are always welcome dear Ashok. I feel so happy to have a friend like you, Ashok. It is so nice and motivating to read all your posts. Right now I am reading Louis Hay book called Gratitude and it is amazing. Keep up the blogging.

  45. So glad to learn about your journey within Radhika. Looking at your poems you would do a great job. Much love and blessings.

    Thank you so much for your kind words 😊🌹

  46. Wowow!! Congratulations πŸ‘πŸ‘ this was bound to happen my dear friendπŸ€— you write so beautifully! Your posts touch our lives and on so many occasions bring the message that I need at that point in time.
    You take us along to the places we haven’t visited, through your splendid pictures and their description.
    Never ever think about stopping this.. In all possibility, your first priority, God, might have chosen you to spread his messages to so many of us through this medium πŸ™

  47. Congratulations Ashokji. Do continue your writings. They inspire many like me. I specially the fact that this year you are traveling within. I have just started to embark on that journey. Need the blessings of great souls like you. πŸ™

  48. Wow, three cheers and hearty congratulations dear Ashok for crossing this milestone on WordPress. The whole WordPress community loves you and you are an inspiration to all of us. Please do not leave but keep on inspiring and motivating all with your profound and spiritual knowledge. We are all drops in the Ocean and there is Only Oneness & Universal Brotherhood of Man. Thanks so much, keep on blogging.

  49. Thank you so much 😊🌹

    You have faced tough times. May God keep giving you wisdom and strength ….

  50. Congratulations , Ashok Ji.
    Continue writing blogs !
    Your blogs are great source of inspiration.

  51. β€œSuccess is the fruit of good ideas pursued with energy, intelligence, and determination.” No wonder you’re doing so well! Congratulations πŸ€©πŸŽ‰πŸ€©πŸŽ‰

    I am your proud follower and a great fan of your writing skills 🀩🀩
    Keep Blogging πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  52. This post took my heart away. If you haven’t asked me to write here. I wouldn’t have even think about it. My takeaway point – when you know your words spread positivity in peoples life , you shouldn’t look back. Lots of love ❀️

  53. Congratulations mamu.
    Be continue and inspire others others to how to live life.

  54. Wow, congratulations for touching such a grand milestone. I hope you’ll continue to inspire your fellow blogging friends with your mesmerizing words. Keep sharing. We’re always with you. Celebrate the day, it’s yours! πŸ₯³

  55. My pleasure to have known you Diana πŸ’–πŸ€—
    And yes am blessed to have found a beautiful virtual family on the blog πŸ™

    Thank you so much

  56. Thank you so much Neel. I am with you completely.

    And I am so glad you have already met some of the friends!! God willing you shall travel as much or more πŸ’–πŸ€—

  57. Congratulations to youπŸ€— And yes that phase comes to everyone who does blogging, where we think if our work makes any different or not. The key is that we shouldn’t just blig for the sake of blogging. And taking time for ourselves and sharing our experiences when we feel like.
    Your writings do make difference. Many things have stayed with me from your posts. Some books you have mentioned have really impacted me. And I love the nature pictures you share.
    Keep going!😊😊

  58. What a wonderful milestone!! So blessed to know you, Ashok! And wow.. You have 3 grand daughters who are Muslim, Christian and Hindu!! So cool!! Stay blessed always β˜ΊοΈπŸ’πŸŒΉπŸŽ

  59. Congatulations! And you absolutely mustn’t stop writing. I have written innumerable times about all the wonderful people I have connected with through blogging. I think this is the only social platform where you find truly genuine people and all are bounded by one passion – the passion of writing. I have made so many friends, personally met several of them. One of them was even a guest in my house when he traveled to Bangalore.
    And, I have to say that I so envy your travels. You’re just so lucky!

  60. Glad to meet you wandering within. To travel and explore the world is a great experience but to explore within is perhaps a greater challenge. One that many don’t take but enjoying your musings within.
    Thank you 🌻

  61. Beautiful post Ashok! I’m so grateful/thankful to have discovered the blogging world a few months back & the friendships! Congratulations on reaching this important milestone πŸ™

  62. I have a really wonderful, supportive offline family, that needs more talking and writing to… :)) but thanks so much again, Ashok xoxo

  63. My pleasure entirely. Whenever you need more prayers or healing you are welcome to write to me πŸ’–πŸ€—

  64. This is so sweet of you Samreen and I am so touched. You know that I too love you like a daughter and I so admire your writing. And I sincerely hope and pray that we shall be able to meet soon.
    Much love and a big hug πŸ’–πŸ€—

  65. Firstly many congratulations UncleπŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’ You certainly are a drop in the ocean but for me and for so many of us, WordPress would be incomplete without your presence. Your jewels of thoughts about life, your selfless love towards others, your concerns, your care…. All of these are beautiful gifts which we truly cherish. For me, I always look up to you as my father figure, full of love and joy. Keep continuing your pen of wisdom because in this ocean some of us drops are there for you, always. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—πŸ’πŸ’–

  66. All the very best to you Nadine, in whatever place and space you are needed just now. May God be with you in all that you do πŸ’–πŸ™

  67. You do a beautiful job of blogging and brightening the blogosphere. Wishing you every continued success Ashok! xoxo

  68. Thank you so much Aanchal. I am so glad I continued. Otherwise I would have missed knowing you πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

    Love and blessings for a long and fulfilling innings on WP.

  69. Wow! Firstly a very happy 100k views ……
    It’s been just few weeks for me on wp and you were(are) a huge inspiration for me. Maybe, I just continued it because of your words. You were the first person whom I met on wp and by whom my efforts were acknowledged…….
    So, it’s my humble request from you to continue blogging as long as you can. Obviously the world goes on without someone and this is the same with wp but it isn’t the same….

  70. Congratulations Ashok and long may you continue writing yourself ur blog posts and inspire and share friendship.
    I enjoy being one of your blogging friends. 😊.

    Miriam

  71. Wowwwww..! I’m so happy for you Ashok..! Many many congratulations..! Such a wonderful post..! I loved reading it..! ☺️

  72. You come out with such amazing thoughts and words my dearest princess. Thank you so much for all your love and care. And I do love you so much and am so thankful for all you do for me.

    And when I am gone my princess would take on the mantle and fly …. πŸ’–πŸ€—

  73. Thank you so much my beautiful and very productive friend πŸ’–πŸ€— it has been good knowing you πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

  74. True….. And I think I have an idea for it…. I will share some day after this pandemic gets over, and my blog also grows a little moreπŸ˜…πŸ˜‹πŸ₯°πŸ€—πŸ’

  75. That would be soooo cool. Would love it πŸ₯°

    I wrote in one of my posts : People and Places that I love to see new places but I love people more. I can travel long distances to be with people I love πŸ’•

    Where there is will there is a way.

  76. Many congratulations dear Baba jani πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸŒΊπŸ₯³

    WordPress really won’t stop if you don’t blog, but when you become the *mirror* the *shoulder* the *heart* then you can’t think like that. Many countenance would miss the mirror in which they could see their beauty, shoulders would miss your gentle tap by which any hurdle could be braved, the power of your virtual hug is as real as your love πŸ’–
    You have been assigned a beautiful duty and you are doing amazingly well.
    Keep spreading your love___the most needed treasure__ ❀
    May Allah bless my Baba jani the mostest, Ameen πŸ’–

  77. You are so sweet Aadya and I am so fond of you. You are even younger than my granddaughter πŸ˜πŸ’–

    Thank you so much. I am sure you have great life ahead for you. Love and blessings πŸ’–πŸ€—

  78. Congrats CONGRATS cOnGrAtS Ashok on so many levels β€”for your blog, the amazing milestone, your book. Keep up the great work in adding to the lives of others. Cheers, Dee

  79. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! Your blogging story really inspires and fascinates me, sir.
    Being an 11 yr old, no one inspires me more than you on WordPress.
    Many wishes and greetings from my side.
    Have a great day ahead.
    πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ’πŸ₯°

  80. Wow…. Many many congratulations sir for this triumph… Many more to come… πŸ™‚ Happy to know you did not quit blogging. Indeed, blogging takes time but it give some sort of satisfaction as well…

    Once again, many congratulations… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  81. I’m so glad that you decided to stick with WP. That’s amazing. Congratulations. It’s well deserved. Do keep writing and making us happy with your words πŸ™‚

  82. Thank you so much my dear Manasa. Love and hugs πŸ€—
    You are one of the gifts of WP to me πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

  83. i could really relate to your journey. it makes me reminisce of the times, when i had just begun writing. πŸ™‚
    wishing you the very best!

  84. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! Fantastic πŸ™‚ So so glad to know this Dadu πŸ™‚ You owe it! The most kind-hearted soul I ever met in my life. Many Many Kudos πŸ™‚

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