The Haiku Challenge 2012 – Day 28 – Going A-Musing

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Day 28 of the haiku challenge and the prompt is “Write a Haiku, or Naisaiku, Villanelle or any form of Poetry as you wish for the Theme or Word – ‘Your Blog Name’. So let’s hear it for Going A-Musing!

In 2003, when Google acquired Blogger, I started Going A-Musing as “” (yes, really). Truth.  Google and I do share a birthday – Sept 27.

Going A-Musing
My space on the world wide web
Welcomes you dear friend

Initially I had fun writing anything that came to mind. (I still do!). But over the years, I became a little more focused (read:  wrote in sentence case, used punctuation…kidding!).

I browsed around, made friends, had the privilege of reading the wonderful words on other blogs, I continued to write, sharing Life. Fun. Humor. Love. Trials. Errors. Relationships. Health. Tips. Resources. Technology. Experiences. Stories. Inspiration. Because variety is the spice of life.


Going A-Musing
Web space where I live, learn, share
With friends old and new
With friends old and new
Web space where I live, learn, share
Going A-Musing

I added new pages An E-Library listing useful resources. An About Me page. I played with widgets. I played with codes. I played with my dashboard. I figured out, through trial and error, various how-to-s and how not-to-s. I had arguments with my inner critic. I learned it was not necessary to be perfect. I realized happiness is a D.I.Y Project.

I made friends. Close friends. Loyal friends. Deep connections.

In June 2011, I moved the blog to its own domain and simply called it I still have miles to go before I sleep – but I like to keep it simple around here.  Writing is what I am really interested in, as it brings me joy to share what I read, learn, enjoy.

I live, I learn, I share. I cherish the relationships I build. I believe in the power of positive thinking.

Limerick (my favorite form) 
My blog is my virtual home
No matter where I roam
I return here every time
To reason and rhyme
My space, my joy, “my Om” 
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  1. Grace

    February 28, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I enjoyed your journey and you are skillful in other forms as well. I too am a late bloomer in blogging but I learned it quickly because I am interested and it is a good creative exercise.

    Thanks for your visits and comments in my blog~

    • Vidya Sury

      March 3, 2012 at 11:07 am

      Dear Grace, you’re absolutely right about the creative exercise. And with interesting prompts – even more exciting. It has been a delight to read your blog through this month and am glad we connected!

  2. Magical Mystical Teacher

    February 28, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Your blog has a nice “Om-y” feel about it. Thanks for the welcome!

    Magical and Mystical

    • Vidya Sury

      March 3, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Aww, thank you so much, MMT. Always welcome here, and you know it!

  3. Cathy | Treatment Talk

    February 29, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Hi Vidya,

    Very nice! I love them all but this last one speaks to me:

    My blog is my virtual home
    No matter where I roam…

    • Vidya Sury

      March 3, 2012 at 11:09 am

      Dear Cathy, Thank you so much for your support through this challenge! I appreciate your comment!

  4. Unknown Mami

    February 28, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I believe that writing helps us get to know ourself better. Sometimes I don’t know what I think until I write about it.

    • Vidya Sury

      March 3, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Perfectly said, Unknown Mami. I feel exactly that way sometimes. One moment blank mind…and the moment my fingers are poised on the keyboard, the words flow. Never at a loss, that’s for sure :D Thank you for your support!

  5. sonsylass

    February 28, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Vidya – I’m looking forward to exploring more of your blog – you have filled your webspace with so many riches – keep up the good work and long may we continue to enjoy it. Thank you for sharing it with us :-)

    • Vidya Sury

      March 3, 2012 at 11:08 am

      Thank you, Sonsylass. It has been a pleasure to connect – and I really appreciate your kind words!

  6. becca givens

    February 29, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Vidya — I am SOOOOO glad we did not have to do a limerick for the challenge … acrostics and limericks re not my forte — I admire those who have the knack for them … interesting to read more about you!! Thank you for sharing.

    Here is my Day 28.

    • Vidya Sury

      March 3, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Dear Becca, somehow I am convinced you’d do a great job of whatever you attempted! Limericks are my all-time favorite, what with a family that does on-the-spot verse based on the situation! Thank you for being a regular “commenter” and I do hope we’ll continue to be in touch!

  7. Paige | simple mindfulness

    February 29, 2012 at 4:53 am

    I didn’t know we shared a birthday with Google! :)

    You’ve created so much beauty with your blog. I agree that it’s very much a journey of self-discovery. I’m finally learning how to express my true self. Basically being an accountant most of my life, I never would have thought I would love expressing myself through writing.

    I’m so happy to have met you through our blogs. Technology can be a wonderful thing!

    • Vidya Sury

      March 3, 2012 at 11:11 am

      Dear Paige…you know what they say about great people! :-D You are a great writer and your style appeals to me very much. Clear, simple and just perfect for absorption. I am glad we met, too. What a wonderful connection! Thank you, Paige!

  8. Terri Sonoda

    February 29, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Soooooo Glad there is a Going-A-Musing! It’s a wonderful place to visit! Love you, my friend! XOXOs

    • Vidya Sury

      March 3, 2012 at 11:12 am

      Dearest-est Terri – Going A-Musing is wonderful only because of lovely friends such as yourself. I am so glad you come by regularly. I love you too, dearest Terri!

  9. Hajra

    February 29, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I love how you are going so strong in the challenge!

    I could never be a part of something so creative I feel! Sorry, for not having come by regularly! :)

    • Vidya Sury

      March 3, 2012 at 11:13 am

      Hi Hajra! I am glad you came by! I wasn’t really sure I’d stick with it to the end – not from lack of creativity but because of other priorities. Still, I am thrilled at the way it went. You know I enjoy your writing! Do keep in touch!

  10. Emily

    February 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I love these tributes to your blog! You have such a great space here. It deserves to be honored!

    • Vidya Sury

      March 3, 2012 at 11:25 am

      Thank you dearest Emily! Your blog is one of my biggest inspirations! I admire your writing so much!

  11. Kimberly

    February 29, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    You deserve a giant cupcake for this.
    Not because you stuck with it…
    Because you are brilliant with this.

    • Vidya Sury

      March 3, 2012 at 11:27 am

      Ah, Kimberly, I’d love that giant cupcake right no. Thank you so much! Do you have any idea how encouraging you’ve been? I am ever grateful. Ooh, your words are “Oasis” music in my ears!

  12. My Inner Chick

    March 1, 2012 at 1:33 am

    I thank you for the blessings you send out into the universe….

    I feel your warmth All the way to little ol’ Duluth, MN!!!

    Luv Ya. Xxx

    • Vidya Sury

      March 3, 2012 at 11:28 am

      Dearest Kim, I cherish your comments always because I feel the love in my heart even though so many thousands of miles separate us. What would I do without friends like you? Thank God I don’t have to find that answer! Hugs and love you so much!

  13. Joy

    March 1, 2012 at 3:33 am

    So beautiful! I love your virtual home, thank you for sharing your “om”:)

    • Vidya Sury

      March 3, 2012 at 11:29 am

      Thank you, Joy! The people we know make life worth living. And having you in my world is truly a blessing!

  14. Someone is Special

    March 1, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    glad I’m a follower of your words when it was I love your haiku, Naisaiku and limerick a lot Vidya..

    • Vidya Sury

      March 3, 2012 at 11:30 am

      I too am glad we’ve known each other years, Saravana! It has been a wonderful journey!

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