Three years ago: A reflection on my blogging journey. Everything’s a journey with me, ain’t it?

I had almost forgotten... until I remembered. Cake & Cows was born three years ago today. I did not start blogging three years ago, mind you, but Cake & Cows is my first "public" blog. And by "public" I mean I told people I know in real (or IRL, as we used to say back… Continue reading Three years ago: A reflection on my blogging journey. Everything’s a journey with me, ain’t it?

Sometimes what you really need is to talk to yourself — and blogging might be a socially acceptable way to do this.

It's amazing how reinforcing blogging can be. It reminds me of advice I used to read from "diet" experts about sharing your progress on social media: it holds you accountable. Notwithstanding my many reasons for arguing against this particular advice -- a) not everything needs to be on social media; b) perpetuation of the idea… Continue reading Sometimes what you really need is to talk to yourself — and blogging might be a socially acceptable way to do this.

The gift of insomnia

There has been one good thing that has come out of my insomnia this past week: being given the chance to really plume through the thoughts whirling around in my head. While the common response would be to check one's phone and endlessly scroll through one's social media feed, I no longer reach for my… Continue reading The gift of insomnia

It’s all about acceptance: Reflections on life and writing

In one week, Cake & Cows will be two years old. I'm not going to make any baby analogies, don't worry. A lot has happened in these two years. I was published for the first time by a site that was not controlled by me... and then again and again... and then stopped writing for… Continue reading It’s all about acceptance: Reflections on life and writing

The convergence of writing and reflection

After weeks of inactivity, I have this sudden urge to just start blogging again. Maybe it's because work is slow this week and I have zero motivation to work on re-writing my paper (I started though! That counts, right?). Also, in a world where living on the internet has become the norm, I feel that… Continue reading The convergence of writing and reflection