About me and my hometown sabethville

A lot has changed since I wrote about Sabethville. I just started writing about something,anything to keep me going. There was no structure ,no theme ,no genre. I was busy filling out pages initially. Someone said, “you are a Bengali,translate Tagore’s poems.” The idea was awesome but inexperienced me translating poems and songs of the greatest Bengali poet that I know of,is not a piece of cake.

I grew up reciting his poems,singing his songs. I was contented to do just that. I never thought I’d ever be asked to translate  his poems and songs that I loved.

I sat down one day and thought,”Bengali is my language Tagore’s songs and poems are written in the language I’ve spoken from my childhood,how hard can it be. I started translating, see I never think how much I’m capable of doing. If that thought had penetrated my brain,I probably wouldn’t have finished the first one. Luckily I did not let that thought spoil my writing ability.

I noticed there were only a  few who stopped by. I wondered which path shall I take my writing to create interest. I haven’t discovered anything yet.I’d keep trying and see if anything changes.

I’ve joined some writing challenges. My purpose is the same, I want to see if it helps.

Yesterday I read an article where it said,”who are you writing for,yourself or others, you should write for yourself and one other person and be happy.”

This was something I didn’t think about, I was embarrassed at the thought I only have one or maybe two readers of my posts. So I have decided I’ll write for myself and my good buddies  i.e., Robert and Shaidi.

If others want to stop by and read it,I’d be delighted. But I wouldn’t be discouraged, if only my two buddies remind me they are still there to encourage me!!

12 thoughts on “About me and my hometown sabethville

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing this post about writing and blogging.

    I don’t worry about who reads my blogs. The writing is not made any more worthy if lots of people read it. And it’s no less valuable if no one reads it.

    All good wishes,

    robert

  2. Ranu I would be really interested to learn about where you live and about your everyday life. It would be so interesting to me 🙂

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