Saturday, December 19, 2015

About Writing & Blogging

This is a question I would like to ask people who blog. Why do you blog? Some say it gives a platform to showcase their creativity to wider audience with the hope that they would appreciate the talent. Some write because writing is like a vent for them to display their emotions. Well, reasons are many for many people. Blogging for some is a style and fashion- I blog because all my friends do that and I do not want to be left out. Whatever the reason may be, blogging platform has given everyone an opportunity; people who love writing can reach to wider audience, and blogging has encouraged people to write even though one never liked writing. All in all, it has brought like minded people together. Writing a composition during school would have been difficult for some, but they turned out to be fantastic writers/bloggers.

As for me, I have always loved writing. I tell this very proudly. If you had happened to open my cupboard where I kept my stationary and story books, you would find ample books, and equal number of chits, papers and books which described what I thought of at any particular moment. This was during my childhood days. I could best say that I would and still express about something when I am totally engrossed in it. For instance, I wrote this blog when I was feeling utterly lonely and there was no one I could turn to. I may not have written it any other time. Once I felt I have something in my mind that is worth writing, I would immediately scribble about it on a paper.. I love this and this more than any of my other blogs that I have written so far. (Kindly click on "this" words in my previous sentences to read my favorite articles :P

I used to keep a diary before where besides writing about my daily schedule, I would write some articles. I think there was a time when I kept one diary for daily writing and another book for my articles that I would write when some topic popped in my mind. I still remember the days when I would take a pen and paper and start scribbling about any topic. Those were the days.

I do not remember how I came to know about blogging. It was way back in 2007 or 2008 as far as I can remember. Instead of writing on diaries and journals, I wrote a handful of blogs. Since laziness is deep-rooted within me, I moved away from blogging, only to write one article a year. Another reason for not writing was that no one would read my blogs. I was told by many that I should keep writing no matter whether anyone reads or not.I started moving away from my writing passion which in turn kept me away from blogging. I always had that fear(you could see it as a note in my previous posts) that people will ridicule my article due to grammar errors or funny topics.

I started following this fantastic group BlogChatter. It is a common platform for all the bloggers. I have started getting readership and of course a mentor:) :) who encouraged to write. I casually thought in November that I should blog everyday of the December month. Well, it was an impromptu decision. I was skeptical because I was the one who would publish a blogpost once in a blue moon. And that too after editing it from my friend and thinking umpteen times whether anyone would like or ridicule it. But ever since I started, I feel I have conquered that fear. And I look forward to writing more and more.


  1. Blogging opened a new platform for wanna-be writers and non-readers who found it easier to read a blog pertaining to their subject of interest than a whole book stretched across many days. Also at the onset of blogging people loved reading what a particular blogger had to share in terms of their life and thoughts. But over a period of time and with time being the controlling factor of all our lives, I think readers are looking for a quick bite on an on going issue or an opinion that one can relate to rather than a day in a persons life or the persons random thoughts. I particularly love following travel blogs cos it gives me an idea of a travelers point of view when he/she visits places and at times I see myself following some of their footsteps.
    Blogging does help a writer to improve his work and feedbacks are one such source which tells you how you can improve. Getting disheartened is part of any creative work and that's what brings out the best in each one of us. Like you mentioned about your latest blog,that you blogged to do away with your loneliness and see the outcome is just splendid. Happy blogging!!! You sure have a reader in me��

  2. You summed up my thoughts NMG. :)