Of Community and Friendships

Jaibala/ October 24, 2016/ Musings/ 28 comments

I truly believe in Jeff Goins words that every writer needs a tribe. While writing itself is a solitary activity, it is the people around you that makes you want to keep on doing it.  The blogging community is a tribe in the truest sense and I have come to realise I cannot survive without my support system.
Understanding, your best
While they are always around,
Knowing and connecting
Idea, thought, opportunities abound,
Always  a kind ear to listen,
And a kind word to say,
Even when you are
Defeated by the day,
Those hands to pull,
Even that buried deep,
A hug gives you strength,
When darkness you seek,
A honest opinion,
A new beginning,
The old is not lost,
My world is expanding.


The sense, power and love of community can be understood only when you are a part of one.  The joy of making lifelong friends and long lasting relationships can only come from a place of trust, understanding and a sense of oneness. Yes, to me Community is the most important aspect of blogging, because of which very soon, I am going to take a huge leap. All those big plans becoming a reality and words finally translating into action. I owe a lot to a few people for always making me believe, even when I refused to believe in myself.  That is the true power of friendships, the fact that I don’t have to name people and they know who and what I am talking about. I am blessed to have found them.




About Jaibala

Academically a Microbiologist, I am a Web Columnist for popular magazines and websites, Freelance Writer and a Blogger. Words define me and writing and reading compete to be the love of my life. My biggest belief is that there is something good in everything and I always looks to highlight the best in things. Creative writing is my forte.You can reach me by dropping a mail at contact@jaibalarao.com


  1. I wonder who all are in your ‘tribe’ 🙂

    It’s always great to have a tribe of people who will not only just support you but also gently nudge you onto the right path 🙂
    Sid recently posted…Begin AgainMy Profile

    1. You really have to wonder 😛 True its always great to have these people. I am sure you will agree, I have been lucky.

  2. Jai..agree with you on all the points. Blogging or anything else for that matter, needs good community and I am glad to know you and all other wonderful bloggers. All the best to you for Inkmagic and everything else in life.
    Deepa recently posted…By: DeepagandhiMy Profile

    1. Deepa thank you so much. I am so glad to know you too <3

  3. Hello Jai, glad to connect. First of all you are inspiration in every sense and seeing your space here is like being in a shrine where dedication and faith can meet. Continue making this space more sacred and yes, we #Ink Magic will rock 😉


    1. Same here Shalini, glad to connect. It is absolutely humbling the way you described my blog, and it inspires me so much to work harder.

  4. Jai , just like my post could have easily been written out by you .. your thoughts resonate with mine — can’t say I can write this crisply so wont even imply this post of yours could have been written by me 😉
    Even though the blogbuddy groups have been formed and each team would work together but there are some people just like you , whom I have discovered who form part of the bigger community that are truly the buddies in blogging world for me..
    loads of love for the big leap 🙂 shine on!

    1. And that is why we are kindred spirits. I agree we are like one big family who will always stand by each other. Lots of love to you too.

  5. Having your own tribe is always great. Ink Magic is a great name. I am so happy everyone has a little magic in their teams! All the best Jai
    Tina Basu recently posted…#NoRecipePost – Your food from your Place of OriginMy Profile

    1. Yes we all have a little bit of magic in our teams. Thank You Tina, wishing you the best.

  6. True Jai! having a community makes this solitary activity into fun. All the best to you and your buddies, blog, enjoy and rock!
    Menaka Bharathi recently posted…How To Blog Better – With The Help Of Blogging Groups and BlogbuddyMy Profile

    1. Thank You Menaka, all the best to you and your team too, for these activities.

  7. Someday i wish to have you in my group and work for / with you.Through blogging I have got best of the friends and have come to know some wonderful people. needless to say you are one of them. Have been a fan of your ability to write so keep writing and I keep learning from you

    1. It will be my total honour to work with you Anindya. I agree through blogging I have found so much, people who are so precious and have learnt so much from everyone including you. Thank You for that huge compliment, it will be cherished forever.

  8. InkMagic is such a cool name! Specially in this day and age when everything we write is almost digital, I’m super excited about seeing the magic you peeps display through your blog posts 🙂

    1. Thank You Mithila. Also a potterhead like you not liking magic would have surprised me 😛

  9. It’s so true that a blogger’s stay in blogosphere relies a lot on communities. If we are a part of any tribe then it becomes easy to cross even the toughest of hurdles. Loved the post, Jai! 🙂
    Saumy Nagayach recently posted…We are Writeaholics…My Profile

    1. Thank You Saumy, I am so glad to have found a community in you guys.

  10. Jeff Goins words are very true. I always love to be part of blogging communities. Wishes to you !!!
    Vasantha Vivek recently posted…This MOM’s LifeMy Profile

    1. Thank You Vasantha 🙂

  11. What you said about community was so right:) it’s so wonderful to find like minded people online who go an extra mile to encourage people they haven’t even met:)

    1. Yes, and Thank You for being an integral and important part of my Tribe Divsi <3

  12. Wishing you all the best, Jai. For Ink Magic and all else. This was such a lovely read!

    1. Thank You Mayuri 🙂

  13. Jeff Goins words on having a tribe are so true and powerful. A tribe has the power of pulling you up from the depths and helps you fly high.
    And InkMagic is just that. 🙂

    1. Yes it is Ramya. Thank You so much

  14. Yes having your own tribe is like homecoming. Someone is there to listen always.Best of luck with your new biz. May be God bless your path .Looking forward to great stuff from you.
    Dr.Amrita Basu recently posted…10 Reasons why being social is good for your mental healthMy Profile

    1. Thank You so much Amrita, for your wishes.

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