IWSG February 2021- Friends in blogosphere

Hello everyone! Happy IWSG Day!

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) is a place for writers to share their journeys and find like-minded people and support for their tough writing days. Of course, also a place to offer support to others in this journey. I missed posting and visiting the other writers in January as I was on a break from everything, literally! But I’m back this month.

Congratulations to the group for making it to the list of 100 Best Websites for Writers! To join the group click on the link below,


The co-hosts for February 3 posting are Louise – Fundy Blue , Jennifer Lane, Mary Aalgaard, Patsy Collins at Womagwriter, and Nancy Gideon! Thankyou to each one of them. Do visit them and show some love.

February 3 question – Blogging is often more than just sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through the blogosphere?

I started blogging in 2018. Not very long ago, you see! I am also not a very people person. And that is where blogging has helped me tremendously. One of the earliest friends I made in blogosphere was Susan (https://writingsusanb-rouch.blogspot.com/). I met her during A to Z in 2019 and she was the one to introduce me to the IWSG and the WEP, both of which have been magnificent experiences for me. Thankyou Susan! It was through these groups that I met Denise, Jemi, Pat, and several others with whom I do not communicate regularly but who always have a kind word of advice or encouragement for me.

I have made more friends as well with whom I have connected over writing challenges and on this blog, because I identify with their words. They know who they are. The list isn’t long and I am solely to be blamed for that. As they say, to have friends you must learn to be one. I am still in the learning process.

Thankyou for being here and wish you all a lovely February!

Four of my poems found a home in the following books of poetry.

‘Women Who Read Break Families’ and ‘The Dance of Rebellion’ are part of the powerful anthology ‘The Kali Project’. The links to purchase the book are given below.  

‘The Shooting Star’ and ‘Mom’s Universe’ have found a home in Manas Mukul’s debut book of poetry titled ‘You, Me & the Universe’. The purchase link is given below.  

24 thoughts on “IWSG February 2021- Friends in blogosphere”

  1. One of my first blog friend is a book blogger I met through booksblog.ning.com. Unfortunately, the site closed down and lost contact with most of the friends I made their. All except the book blogger. I still follow her on social media and visit her blog once in awhile.
    Congrats on your poems finding a home.

  2. Congratulations Sonia, you are truly blessed with the writing skills. I am glad you found platforms like IWSG and WEP that helped you in this journey. My best wishes!

  3. mlouisebarbourfundyblue

    Congratulations on having four poems published, Sonia. I am always in awe of poets! I so cannot write poetry. I’m glad that you found the IWSG and WEP. I wish you much success with your writing!

  4. It has been lovely to meet your through WEP Sonia. Long may ‘virtual’ friendship reign. If you read our latest WEP post, we’re asking for shout outs from WEPpers who have something recently published. Why not email me and tell me about it? It would go in the April post.

  5. I’m also an introvert and often have trouble with face-to-face socializing. I think the internet was invented for people like us. It is such a non-intrusive way of communication. It makes connections easier, and you can maintain them on you own schedule. Perfect!
    Congrats on your poetry publications.

  6. Networking online is such an interesting experience. You never know how one person will connect you to another and that person will give you a nudge to meet someone else…on and on it goes. A great adventure. Glad you’ve jumped in and are enjoying it.

  7. Hi,
    Congratulations! I am proud of your accomplishment. This is only the beginning keep up the good work. I have gone to Amazon and found the book. It is now on my wish list and I look forward to reading your poems.
    Shalom aleichem,

  8. Congratulations once again for the publication. I resonate with you on the blogging and making few friends. I am learning still, but as you said for now words are enough to relate 🙂

    1. Thanks Moushmi. I should have remembered you for the anthology. I had sent the submission guidelines to many friends. I’m sure you would have come out with something splendid. I shall keep you in mind next time.

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