going for self publishing

Oh yes!

I am going for self publishing. The decision is made. I was already determined to publish a book of haiku+seven and a book of free form poetries. Courtsey Jukepop I will publish two books of short stories too. Before 2015 they will be out.

Enough fiddling around!

Honestly the thought that made me change my mind is my revered poet Tagore, all of a sudden I remembered that almost all of his poems were self-published in a press run by him if I am not wrong, at-least they were kept alive by that press till date, before the government got greedy by their selling and gave the copyright to everyone.

So, if Tagore has not self published I can have million rupee bet that most of his poems would have lost that “straight from heart” touch.

Thank God he did.

Thanks a lot Jukepop for the surprise honour.

Well I have posted four stories in Jukepop, one of them got published on 29th august, but the remaining three were given a big boost by JP.

The Tower and Strange Island were placed 26 and 25 in their top thirty serials of August and the third one, Harmony was 48th on 31st.

Thanks a million times guys, I have been thinking about publishing my poems (self publishing) but never gave much thought to try my stories, honestly, i never thought my mild stories will attract readers, they are too mild and dont have any amazing emotion to compensate for that- Rowling’s imagination or Maupassant’s emotions I mean :) So I sort of wanted to snap me out of that “idea” of trying my story books to get published and posted my works in JP but they convinced me otherwise.

So, alongwith the haiku books will come two story books too.

If they succeed a huge credit will go to JP.

Thanks again guys for giving me so much happiness!

As for the administrator of JP I will suggest one thing, the veteran writers there are absolutely loyal to their own small group. They dont waste any time outside (almost at all), so the admin may think about encouraging the new writers.

i have started doing it. I vote on every story and comment on them (even though none of them comment or vote back) but after all these years in WP this is what I have learned. I am returning the love my WP friends have given me there.

But the admin may think about forming a small group of writers who will read the works of others and encourage them. That will be really good for the website’s contributors.

At the end love and thanks!

my recent posts and wordpress blogs

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In case you are not familiar with this theme of WordPress and are looking for my latest posts please check the column on right side of the post.

I often have one or more sticky posts that stay frigid while i keep adding fresh posts, sometimes my friends too get confused :)

Sharmishtha Basu

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the list of my blogs in wordpress:

1. Sharmishtha Basu’s Poetries: http://mydomainpvt.wordpress.com : Mainly Poetries.
2. Thoughts: http://magicthought.wordpress.com : Stories mainly.
3. My cyber novels: http://mycybernovels.wordpress.com : novel, long stories, musings, cartoons etc
4. Window to my soul : http://window2mysoul.wordpress.com : mainly form poetry
5. Sharmishtha Basu : http://sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com : My haiku, piku, lanturne, tanka blog.
6. Ethereal heights: http://etherealheights.wordpress.com- Celebrating peace and beauty.
7. Earth in black and white: http://earthinbw.wordpress.com – The real world.
8. Colours and words waltz: http://coloursandwordswaltz.wordpress.com – poetry and paintings.
9. Daintypetals: http://daintypetals.wordpress.com – portfolio blog- no rigid contents.
10.And I dreamed….: http://andidreamed.wordpress.com – portfolio blog – again, no rigid contents.
11. wing of dreams ….: http://wingofdreams.wordpress.com – a blog mostly for fun
12. ethereal paints ….: http://etherealpaints.wordpress.com – mostly stories

4 and 9 are private blogs, shared with close friends, if you have energy to read them let me know, i will send you invitation, let me know through a comment here… because wp doesnot sends me any message when you click the button that it supplies.

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MY ONLY FB ACCOUNT FOR FRIENDS

and in case you dont already know, i have joined facebook this february and my address there is facebook.com/sharmishtha.basu.50 – my doors are always open for friends. if you feel something is missing there, that is your invitation has been mishandled or something weirder do let me know!!!

A couple of days ago, a friend of mine almost gave me a heart attack when he told me that he was seeing my facebook account, and congratulated me on my kid… then he said that that account had the same address as mine only there was a slash in place of dot. So, please- my FB profile contains a very common photo of mine, a lot of you might have seen it with my blogs, in signatures.

To make things more clearer, I will use this single header for mydomainpvt for a while, this is the picture i have shared in FB too, I am not much familliar with FB lingo, not yet, so I used this picture there too, and it comes up with my profile picture, gravatar picture like headers of wordpress i guess.

Please do confirm with me if you have any confusion…

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THOSE WHO HONOUR ME WITH AWARDS-

YOUR KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY WORKS AS AN INSPIRATION, A WIND BENEATH MY CREATIVE WINGS BUT I FEEL REALLY SHY TO SHOW OFF AWARDS IN MY BLOGS, I FEEL SELF CONSCIOUS AND VAIN. SO EVEN THOUGH EVERY ONE OF THEM MAKES ME FEEL LIKE A QUEEN PLEASE FORGIVE MY INCAPABILITY TO SHOW THEM OFF!

GOD BLESS YOUR NOBLE, SWEET SOUL THAT LOVES THIS HUMBLE BLOG AND ITS CONTENTS. YOUR COMMENTS ARE MY GREATEST REWARDS AND YOUR FRIENDSHIP TRUE TREASURE.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH MY SWEET FRIENDS FOR HONOURING.

THERE IS ANOTHER THING TOO- A LOT OF MY FRIENDS REBLOG MY WORKS, THAT REALLY HONOURS THOSE SILLY WORKS GREATLY, BUT, FOR SOME MYSTERIOUS REASON (OR MY LIMITED CAPACITY INTERNET CONNECTION), IN PAST WHEN I TRIED TO REBLOG THE WORKS OF MY FRIENDS MY INTERNET CONNECTION BECAME REALLY, MISERABLY SLOW. SO, I KNOW YOU DONT DO IT FOR PUBLICITY, HOPING FOR RETURN OF THE KINDNESS BUT IT MAKES ME FEEL A LITTLE SAD, GUILTY THAT I CANT RETURN YOUR PRICELESS FAVOR.

HOPE YOU CAN FORGIVE IT!

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ILU WORDPRESS

Yesterday when I was reading the comments about the glitch in wordpress something struck me.

There is no second thought about it, that wordpress is the best site for people who love to create- write, paint and share it with people who have time enough to read them and express their opinion. Sometimes become the very best friends.

Now, why is WordPress my favorite website?

I have tried MSN and Blogspot before. A gang of psychopaths from my real life troll me everywhere, i have with great disappointment discovered that they are very expert in google based things. My cellphone is saying the same thing because it is run by gmail based operating system. That is why I have stopped using internet on that, do it only to use the gmail account, answer mails and write mails.

MSN’s website’s problem was they did not allow you to moderate the comments or block someone (This feature will be very useful in wordpress- blocking someone, we can block a person from our reader I know that, but can we block that person from reading us? like FB allows, I dont think so!). So in MSN these trolls drove me nuts, they used to write ravings in my blogs, from up to down, especially three insane women and a man, i still remember their names seven years later. Finally I had enough and moved on to blogspot, there an uglier surprise was waiting for me. For two or more years I kept signing in, writing the blogs, everything was normal, then I realized one fine day that I was signing into some fake page created by those trolls, they were totally controlling my websites i was their creative slave. One fine day all the sites with email id became out of access.

After that I totally stopped using blogspot and google based things, use only that one gmail account and of-course its search engine. That is enough for me! For the rest of my life.

Facebook- well it is downright boring but if you want to brazenly publicize, you can use it. That is what I am about to do with it. There everyone writes, no one reads, forming new friends of my wavelength? Will see.

Why I love wordpress?

1. In all these years I have not been bothered by trolls. I dont believe they have not been trying, its just they cant penetrate the safety wall here i believe.

2. The best type of people are connected with wordpress, I have made so many friends here. True friends :)

3. I love its hassle free design, it is so easy to share your works the way you want, and it gets loaded so easily.

4. After MSN wordpress gave me the courage to keep writing and painting, sharing it with others, and gave me the wing and occupation to pass my too many hours! I cant imagine my days without wordpress.

Thank you wordpress pixies :)

and my wordpress friends- love you love you love you and love you.