Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy 4th Blogiversary!

Exactly four years ago I coined the name "Seed of Devotion" (which is derived from the name given to me at birth, Bhakti lata bij) and I opened up blog shop on March 28th, 2007.

I had no idea where my blog would take me - all I knew was that I needed to share my inspirations. I felt that purity and good writing was the force, and if people wanted to read my blog, they would come. For over a year, my subscriber base hovered at around 15.

Then one day after I had reported live from the KuliMela Festival in Belgium, I checked my subscriber count and froze in shock. Overnight, subscribers had nearly doubled, and in the following weeks they tripled. To my amazement, that number began to grow and grow over the following months and years. People from all over the world whom I have never even met have contacted me to express their appreciation for this service.

With so many readers, I began to deeply reevaluate the purpose and mission of Seed of Devotion.

I have concluded:

* Seed of Devotion is not a platform to air out my opinions, and it is not a news agency.
* This is not a place where I declare heavy grievances or make political statements.
* Seed of Devotion is a service.
* This blog strives to share only experiences and realizations upon my spiritual path to the Lord.
* Seed of Devotion is an expression of my heart.

This is who I am. Thank you for sharing the journey with me.

"Whenever you find time, you write. Never mind, two lines, four lines, but you write your realization."
- Srila Prabhupada
Los Angeles, August 14th, 1972

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lataji,

I admire the style of your writing. It is just like an enlightment. I feel like writing up whenever I read your articles. I want to keep in touch with you, Lataji. If you don't mind, may I have your email address please? My email address is :

Just send me an email.

I hope you will reply very soon.


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