Gratitude for the year gone by- Goodbye 2017

Rewind 2017 for blogging

As I look back, I realize 2017 has been a fruitful blogging journey! 2017 saw a lot of new beginnings for me and I am really happy the way things have shaped up. As I take stock and #Rewind2017 I know I have a lot to be thankful about.

Blogging opened a window of opportunities and I met a lot of interesting new people.

Took blogging seriously

I knew blogging and was doing it for clients for a really long time! This is my second attempt at having a personal blog! My first attempt died a natural death when I just did not invest time in it and kept coming with excuses for not being regular.

During the second attempt, when I started off, it was more like a place to vent it out or just write fiction without the fear of being judged! Yeah, I know this is like going in the opposite direction of being an author or a writer. Sometime during the start of 2017, I decided to take blogging seriously, like a project I am managing and promised myself to be regular. That was one of the best decisions I took in life, as it opened a window of opportunities and I met a lot of interesting new people.

Made new friends        

I made a lot of online friends, who are fellow bloggers and writers. I always loved observing people and understanding how a situation is seen by different people. Blogging and online interaction helped me realize I could do it online too! I saw people coming together for a cause, helping each other and sharing advice. I understood a lot about others professions and the way people have managed to keep blogging alive. It motivated me to keep going and that is a big reason why my blogging euphoria, did not crumble this time.

Campaigns

With various blogging platforms like Blogchatter and Indiblogger, I participated in a few contests and campaigns. These campaigns helped me read more; explore more and set mini-goals that I could achieve. It was another big factor that was a motivator for me. I even won a small blog award and that was another ego-booster for me and my blogging journey.

Practicing Gratitude

This is something that was taught to me right from childhood, but in the daily grind of things, I somehow seemed to have stopped doing it or wasn’t mindful enough about it. But then I came across a few bloggers who practiced gratitude and talked about it on their blog. This made me reflect and realize that it’s a wonderful thing to do! Thankful Thursdays was a linky party that helped me do it and I have been participating in it as and when I can. I do urge you all to participate too!

These are like the highlights of my 2017 blogging journey! I have a few things planned out for 2018 and I wish to make it a success. I will continue with my series #FridayFreelancer and #LearnNotEducate which saw some momentum in 2017. Stay tuned on my blogging journey in the coming year and lets all help each other achieve our goals for the next year!

Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous 2018!

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Neha Tambe is a freelance social media marketer, writer and influencer. Founder and Owner of nehatambe.com.

22 thoughts on “Gratitude for the year gone by- Goodbye 2017

    Reema D'souza

    (December 30, 2017 - 8:17 pm)

    Looks like you had a wonderful year! Blogging does give you a lot of friends.
    Hope you have a wonderful 2018 🙂

    Reema D’souza recently posted…Poetry in the year gone by #PoetryPositive #BlogchatterProjectsMy Profile

    Shalini

    (December 30, 2017 - 10:31 pm)

    That was a fantastic year for you, Neha. Hope you have a great one in 2018 as well. 🙂
    Shalini recently posted…My Favorite Recipes of 2017My Profile

      nehagpatwardhan

      (January 1, 2018 - 4:20 pm)

      Thanks Shalini

    Amrita

    (December 30, 2017 - 11:20 pm)

    Best wishes Neha in all that you do in 2018 abd beyond.Writing together is fun.#ThankfulThursdays helped me do just that too.

      nehagpatwardhan

      (January 1, 2018 - 4:19 pm)

      Thanks Amrita

    Surbhi Prapanna

    (December 31, 2017 - 12:52 am)

    this is an awesome list and I really like your #learnnoteducate series, it is a great idea and I think it is a necessity of today’s world. wishing you a happy new year and looking forward to read more from you.

      nehagpatwardhan

      (January 1, 2018 - 4:19 pm)

      Thanks Surbhi

    Rajlakshmi

    (January 1, 2018 - 4:51 pm)

    Glad you were able to reach these milestones. Blogchatter is indeed a wonderful platform to interact with fellow bloggers and be motivated too. Wish you good luck in the new year.
    Rajlakshmi recently posted…Travel Tales: The search for Bioluminescent AlgaeMy Profile

      nehagpatwardhan

      (January 1, 2018 - 5:15 pm)

      Thanks Rajlakshmi

    JayanthyGovindarajan (@JayanthyG)

    (January 2, 2018 - 3:20 pm)

    I followed you religiously during the Write Tribe October Challenge. We had a fun time reading each other’s blog. Amidst the chaos, I missed some reading here. Glad to be back here and happy your 2017 has been a fruitful year. I loved the idea of your Blog chatter project. Happy 2018 to you Neha!

      nehagpatwardhan

      (January 2, 2018 - 4:31 pm)

      Thanks Jayanthy! That means a lot to me 🙂

    SHALINI BAISIWALA

    (January 3, 2018 - 5:06 pm)

    Good on you to persist with your writing; it did pay off the dividends in rich rewards. Cheers to the year gone by and cheers for a new one up ahead Neha!!

      nehagpatwardhan

      (January 3, 2018 - 8:54 pm)

      True that! Shalini.. thanks and wishing you a smashing 2018

    upasna

    (January 3, 2018 - 5:39 pm)

    2017 was a good one for you Neha. Blogchatter is indeed a magical platform for all of us. Prompt for this fortnight’s quoted stories linky is Gratitude. If you can link up, its great 🙂

      nehagpatwardhan

      (January 3, 2018 - 8:53 pm)

      Thanks upasna! Will do

    Alpana Deo

    (January 5, 2018 - 12:00 am)

    That so nice. I have always loved your posts Neha especially the interview series. Hope 2018 will be even more fulfilling for you

      nehagpatwardhan

      (January 5, 2018 - 11:01 am)

      Thank you Alpana

    Zainab

    (January 5, 2018 - 12:05 pm)

    Wishing a you a great 2018 and much success 🙂
    Seems like a good year that went by!

      nehagpatwardhan

      (January 6, 2018 - 3:59 pm)

      Thanks Zainaab

    Tina Basu

    (January 6, 2018 - 4:34 pm)

    Wishing you a happy 2018. Thanks for linking with us.

    Vasantha Vivek

    (January 11, 2018 - 1:55 pm)

    Happy to know that 2017 was a wonderful year for you. Hope 2018 will be more amazing as usual. May all your dreams come true this 2018.
    Vasantha Vivek recently posted…Word Of The Year 2018 – MinimalismMy Profile

      nehagpatwardhan

      (January 11, 2018 - 4:00 pm)

      Thanks Vasatha

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