I’ve been blogging for more than 5 years now.
5 years and 5 months to be more precise.
My blog grew and developed reflecting my own personal development. It’s my most precious child of creativity, and with years passing by I’m ever more grateful for it.
My posts always reflect my own state of mind and how I’m evolving. They inevitably show where my current interests and activities lie. They clearly show my weaknesses too, for those who have an eye to see.
Freedom is most important for me; it’s more important than love, fulfillment or humility. That’s because when I’m free I naturally have all those attributes. The misuse of freedom, however, is where life sometimes trips me.
Because I’m free to do what I please with my life, sometimes I lack direction and scatter my energies. That reflects in my writing too – many posts are born out of impulse and don’t relate to each other. I need a funnel to my energy and I know it. Thus, this post.
From now on my posts will be more theme-oriented.
Current themes of my life are two – self-mastery and clarity. I will write a lot about these topics and sub-topics in the months to come, like:
- Ending procrastination
- How to stop scattering energy
- How to raise life quality
- Sacredness of time
Clarity will also be about food, especially from the ayurveda perspective. That’s because I find that when I eat pure and healthy food, my mind is peaceful and clear.
I will, from now on, have a posting calendar which will keep my energies focused on these two broad themes, instead of writing on any subject I get an idea about. I’m planning to release a new post every Thursday and Sunday.
Why I no longer write spiritual blog posts
I get many readers asking to write about chakras, meditation and other spiritual topics, or to answer their questions about these subjects. The reason I write almost no such posts anymore despite the fact that my past spiritual posts attract huge reader numbers even to this day, is because my focus became broader to include my previously neglected aspects of Self.
I no longer see spirituality as separate from my mind and body. I no longer see the physical world as separate from the spiritual one. Mental, physical and spiritual worlds are harmoniously blending in. By mastering myself and finding clarity I’m developing as a whole being, and not only improving a part of me.
I no longer, therefore, can write purely spiritual topics, as then I would be separating spirituality from the whole. I’m not telling others to follow the same road, though. It was extremely useful for me in the past to fully focus on the spiritual aspect of my life, because it was lacking.
Now, after all the spiritual work, I feel that I managed to saturate my life with spirituality. My current task, therefore, is to keep all three aspects – mind, body and soul – in balance, instead of separating and growing some particular one.
I’m not abandoning spirituality, therefore, but I found a new stage of it, the single root of all three aspects of being. All my future posts, therefore, will be spiritual, but in a different way than before.
Why I don’t write about relationships
This is again a very common question that I find in my inbox. I don’t write about relationship advice because my focus is not there.
I never focused on developing relationships with others; I only focus on developing relationship with my own self, and many posts at least touch on that. Relationship with yourself is what really matters, and if you have a good relationship with your Self, you will have good relationships with others too.
My current goals and plans
Due to many readers’ requests to have my physical books, I’m now focusing on getting this materialized. I would like to find a good publisher for releasing my physical books, and for that to happen I need to work a lot.
Firstly, I just recently became a member of Toastmasters International to improve my public speaking skills, which is quite important for book marketing as seen by modern publishers.
I’m also working on getting my articles published on high-traffic blogs and magazines, as this, too, will greatly help to get my books published. So far my posts appeared on Elephant Journal, IntentBlog, PickTheBrain, DumbLittleMan, CollectiveEvolution and Tiny Buddha.
Lastly, I’m planning to get some kind of certification or two, because this, too, will lift my credibility in the eyes of publishers and help me to get the book deal. That might be Life Coach certification or CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapist). I will learn a lot from taking such courses, so it’s not only for the sake of getting published.
As you see, it will be a long process, but I’m sticking with it.
London or India?
Some readers asked me if I decided to stay in London, or would I be flying back to India soon. I’m feeling very good in London now, and I think I will stay here for some time. Plans always change, but it seems that I wish to stay in London for at least a few years.
I’ll be surely visiting India and other places, but now I like the stability of staying in the same place, waking up in the same bed and having routine. I very much lacked this in India; for a few years I stayed in hotels, traveled to different parts of India and other Asian countries, and always witnessed a landscape changing. It’s good to strike a balance between these two extreme lifestyles, and stability is what I really need now.
Some website changes
In harmony with my theme for future blog posts – self-mastery and clarity – there will be some changes taking place in the layout of my blog. I plan to test having no right sidebar, and see how this goes. I may also simplify the header and footer, leaving only the essentials.
I will test all of this and if readers’ response is positive, I will keep the blog very minimal. If the response is not good (like higher bounce rates), I will change it back to how it was.
If you have more questions about my writing, blog and life, you can leave a comment below or send a private message and I’ll answer it. I hope the changes you will see in the blog posts, layout and my style will appeal to you. If not, your feedback is always appreciated!