Dear Reader #writebravely

August 9, 2017

Dear Reader,

Yes, you. You who are right now reading this very post. You may have only just popped over this week or you might be someone who has been following me during my entire ten years of blogging — right from the days of Over Cups of Coffee till now. You may choose to no longer follow me, and that’s ok. Or you may choose to continue to read and follow me as I rebrand in the near future.

Either way, this letter is to you.

As much as I say I write because I love writing, I also write because of you.

You are my tribe, my community. Some of you know more about me than people who see me face-to-face. You have been there to share my joys and hold me in my sorrows. You have supported me through my boredom of the early years to the busyness of the last seven or so. You have given me constructive feedback about my writing and helped me grow.

I’ve only met a few of you in real life. But interestingly, even those I haven’t met yet, I would still call some of you friends. Because you get me. You get this thing called blogging. You get what it’s like to be in a writer’s head.

I love that I can talk about writing or even just share something seemingly mundane and you will have a conversation about it with me. I love how much we all adore books and keep adding to our never-ending list of to-be-read books. I love how much I learn about you through your blogs.

Blogging has changed in ten years. But I do notice, the connection between some of us still remains. Thanks to other social media, we communicate more. We have conversations from different parts of the world. We talk about everything and nothing; just like the conversations on our blogs. And it’s all because of one thing that connects us all – a love of words.

So thank you. Thank you for reading and writing. Thank you for being part of this wonderful community.

Thank you for being my tribe.

Much love,


***I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words #6 Today’s prompt is ‘Write a letter’ I almost bowed out of the Festival of words last night due to so much on my mind and I have to thank a friend — a member of my tribe — for his suggestion which then sparked this post. Thanks Vinay!***


Until next time,

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  • Reply Ishieta@Isheeria August 9, 2017 at 5:44 AM

    A lovely post. Yes there is a sense of community thanks to the shared love for words 🙂

    • Reply Sanch Writes August 9, 2017 at 8:40 PM

      Thanks! 🙂 Great to have you as part of it 🙂

  • Reply Leo August 9, 2017 at 5:49 AM

    Definitely not unfollowing you :p That’s certain. But I like that you persisted with the challenge. 🙂 A nicely written letter.

    PS: Thou shalt always be PB to me. 🙂
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  • Reply Rajlakshmi August 9, 2017 at 8:29 AM

    And may this tribe grow even more stronger. It’s amazing how I can connect with someone I have never met… It’s the power of the written word 😊
    always a pleasure to stop by your blog.
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    • Reply Sanch Writes August 9, 2017 at 8:42 PM

      I know, right? It’s almost unbelievable but still so real. Thanks for being part of my lovely tribe!

  • Reply Ramya August 9, 2017 at 8:33 AM

    Lovely! I am glad to be your reader and part of this tribe.

  • Reply Claire August 9, 2017 at 10:33 AM

    I have only been following your blog for some months but I like the fact that you are more personal on your writings. Thanks for always bravely sharing your thoughts. I learn from you and your blog and during those times I have felt the same loneliness I have been feeling I realize I was never really alone. Blogging has been my therapy for the past years.

    • Reply Sanch Writes August 9, 2017 at 8:52 PM

      Thank you Claire! Writing is therapeutic for me too 🙂 Great to have you as part of my tribe

  • Reply Menaka Bharathi August 9, 2017 at 12:18 PM

    Oh yeah, it is the readers who know you better , I am glad I could join the tribe too and may your tribe keep growing.
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  • Reply Lata Sunil August 9, 2017 at 2:07 PM

    Thats a sweet letter for us readers. I have not followed you for ten years, but I think the last couple of years. Keep writing.

    • Reply Sanch Writes August 9, 2017 at 8:59 PM

      Thanks for being part of my community Lata! 🙂

  • Reply Pratikshya Mishra August 9, 2017 at 2:15 PM

    I would always be waiting for your posts… 🙂 Your blog is a part of my daily dose of motivation….
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    • Reply Sanch Writes August 9, 2017 at 9:00 PM

      That’s so sweet Pratikshya! 🙂 I’m so glad to have you as part of my tribe!

  • Reply Balaka Basu August 9, 2017 at 5:18 PM

    I love coming back to your blog..so thanks for this beautiful letter.

    • Reply Sanch Writes August 9, 2017 at 9:00 PM

      Thank you Balaka! Love having you here 🙂

  • Reply Anchal August 9, 2017 at 7:15 PM

    If you keep writing such lovely posts, how can your readers not keep coming back 🙂 Love it.

  • Reply Vasantha Vivek August 9, 2017 at 7:51 PM

    I agree with you, Sanch. wise people think alike. So I also wrote the same for today’s prompt. Please do have a look.
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    • Reply Sanch Writes August 9, 2017 at 9:01 PM

      Haha great minds indeed! 🙂 I’ll catch up on yours on the weekend

  • Reply Esha August 9, 2017 at 8:03 PM

    The power of the written word binds one to the other! Lovely post, Sanch. I love reading your posts always…keep them coming!!
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  • Reply Bhavya August 9, 2017 at 8:35 PM

    The importance of having a tribe is supreme. They stick by you no matter what 🙂

  • Reply Sheethal Susan Jacob August 9, 2017 at 8:39 PM

    One thing I love about this tribe is the ability to connect through words, even when we are physically miles apart. The love and concern each of us have for the other. Love your writing and the person you are which I have met through your words. 🙂

    • Reply Sanch Writes August 9, 2017 at 9:03 PM

      I agree Sheethal! We are all spread across the globe and yet, the connection runs deep

  • Reply SHALINI BAISIWALA August 9, 2017 at 10:06 PM

    I came upon your blog via the write tribe and am so glad to be a part of it. Yes the readers really make the difference to my writing and I am grateful for having a few of them on my blog too!!!
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  • Reply Apeksha Rao August 9, 2017 at 10:54 PM

    I’m really glad that you didn’t quit. I applaud your commitment to blogging. Ten years, is amazing! Keep going. 👍

  • Reply Modern Gypsy August 9, 2017 at 11:14 PM

    A shared community of people who love the same things – books, words – who understand this blogging life…now that’s a lovely community to have!
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  • Reply Bellybytes August 10, 2017 at 2:23 AM

    This tribe is totally supportive . I’ve been wanting to give up blogging altogether and would possibly have even done so if it weren’t for the encouragement from all you my tribesmen!
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  • Reply Vinitha August 10, 2017 at 9:44 AM

    What a lovely letter, Sanch. A veteran blogger like you must have witnessed the changes in the blogging world first hand. You should write a post on that, the now and then on blogging scenes. 🙂 Community is much important in blogging. I have been blogging since 9 years, but got consistent and learned about blogging communities only 3 years ago. Love being here.

  • Reply Alice Gerard August 12, 2017 at 7:06 AM

    I have really enjoyed your blog posts during this festival of blogging. What a great letter! Thank you for speaking from the heart. I’m happy to be part of the blogging community, too.

  • Reply Puja August 21, 2017 at 11:33 PM

    Yes we are a part of a tribe. You and me, of same tribe. And I love this connection. I love this to bits. 🙂

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