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So, why blog?

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One from the drafts, as I go begging for muses and words :P!

Came across this rather interesting post, via a link on a comment on Aareet’s site 🙂

He writes of the evolution of his present website 🙂

This link, as Aareet has said has some hilarious comments, and it made me wonder, Why Blog at all?

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/09/06/08/1715239/Most-Blogs-Now-Abandoned

An interesting excerpt from there:

“Douglas Quenqua reports in the NY Times that according to a 2008 survey only 7.4 million out of the 133 million blogs the company tracks had been updated in the past 120 days meaning that “95 percent of blogs being essentially abandoned, left to lie fallow on the Web, where they become public remnants of a dream — or at least an ambition — unfulfilled.” Richard Jalichandra, chief executive of Technorati, said that at any given time there are 7 million to 10 million active blogs on the Internet, but it’s probably between 50,000 and 100,000 blogs that are generating most of the page views. “There’s a joke within the blogging community that most blogs have an audience of one.””

So, why blog? *ducks head immediately, and guiltily, espcially from all the regular bloggers, readers and comment-ers*

Now, Now, stop throw those things at me, especially the rotten tomatoes 😛 And thank you for not using rotten eggs 😀 Eternally grateful for that 😛

The question, incidentally was rhetorical! Now do you understand why I begged you not to throw stuff at me? Thank you.

😆 😆

Way back, about four years ago, I was introduced to Orkut :D, by my sons, and then that was IN, and rather exciting 🙂 ! Especially the communities where wannabe writers could write, post and revel in acquired dreams of grandiose proportions when one received rich applause for stuff written. A year into posting in the Ah Poetry community there, I was ready for the first blog, A Quest…, and another few months later, the second one on blogspot, which has moved here, subsequently, this year, “Overdrive..”. A blog for me, was a sort of haven and heaven, where I could hide, and at the same time preen… :P! Contrary as that sounds, it works that way for me, and still does 🙂 🙂 Hiding what and preening what? Lol. That is for the other “me s” to decide… 🙂 One me preens, and another hides! Right, I have been, for the past few years, since I have published on the net, an MPD nut :P! So, there…. the truth is out in the open!

Now you might perhaps forgive me, for the now-you-see-me, now-you-don’t persona, that presumably writes on this blog! Just caught her today, and thought of sharing this tidbit before it got hoarded by the “other” me 😆 !!!

But more than that, I blog

– to have the satisfaction of seeing those words that came through the keyboard I tapped find resonance in another’s eyes 🙂

– to read more, to appreciate that joy of the written word

-because I have found some gems of persons here in blogdom, that charm, tickle and make me feel life is worth it, virtually

-to celebrate the human spirit, that I find, so alive, here, among all of you, in the words, notions and kindnesses you share

-to find inspiration, to make a difference in some small way I can, through my passage here, this lifetime

– because, *sigh*, I am, all said and done, a blogaddict :P!

-because…. well, just because 🙂 have run out of more things to say, as usual, since I am rambling! 🙂

So, why do you blog? Think about it, and be pleasantly surprised by the answers 🙂

2 Jan 2010

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Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

7 thoughts on “So, why blog?

  1. 😀 😀 😀 😀

    Me: 😆
    Hmm… into the new year, you seem to be hellbent upon preserving that record of first time in? :P! Glad to have those grins here, Dhiren! Thanks!

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  2. I blog coz I m addicted, (me too :P) I blog coz its my window to fun, I blog coz I write better than i speak (wonder what that tells you about my speaking skills),( I dont believe that!! Well since you write awesomely… you probably talk endlessly as well??? hehehehe) I blog coz I found awesomely unbelievable but real friends here (Yessss!)various various other reasons… !

    infact now I have ceased to reason ! I just blog away !!!! 😀 😀 😀

    Right… who needs a reason anyway! And thank you for telling those reasons, just the same, and not throwing stuff for asking a question like that!!! 😛

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  3. I blog for the exact reasons that you have mentioned here Ushus ….. I blog becasue it feels as if I am leaving a family when I am away ona break 🙂
    I blog becasue not once do I feel that I dont ‘know’ the friends here…that I have never met them in real life 🙂
    I blog because I found friends such as you 🙂 who make me laugh and smile and feel blessed 🙂

    Me two, Me three, me four…. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I blog becasue I dont want to stop reading words such as yours…
    specially on your other blog 🙂
    those words always touch me deep inside and most of the time I simply ramble coz I dont know what to write and how to express what I just felt 🙂
    (((((((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))) You always, but always manage to convince and convey so beautifully with your words too, Meg 🙂 And that touches deep as well! 🙂

    (((((hugs)))))
    I also blog because you call me your daughter and have given me so much love that I am overwhelmed ………..
    and for me thats reason enough…nothing more is required 🙂
    love you 🙂

    God Bless! Love you too!

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  4. First things first…. welcome back… so, why blog? Good question and all the answers are already here. I have nothing more to add. Maybe I can….One can blog on any subject under the sun, at any time of the day or night (when one is upto it), of any tense.. past, present or future and one doesn’t need anyone else around to blog…though one needs someone to read it later…….. a secret… I enjoy reading my own posts after a gap, and sometimes they even astound me….did I write that .. how could I, etc. etc.

    JP Sir, indeed, that is something I do myself, revisit the writes, and wonder how the heck it got there 🙂 🙂

    Happy New Year to you and your loved ones…. a little late in the year but better late than never.
    It never is late for good wishes, so thank you very much, and I wish and pray the same for you and yours 🙂 Thanks again JP Sir!

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  5. Interesting post Usha – I think this is the most important part to me:

    “But more than that, I blog

    – to have the satisfaction of seeing those words that came through the keyboard I tapped find resonance in another’s eyes”

    Oddly enough the person that made that comment you refer to made it while he was in the dilemma of whether or not to start a personal blog 🙂

    Talk of irony, Aareet, and it is there each moment, isnt it? I wonder what he decided! Thanks for being an inspiration, when muses disappear 🙂

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  6. I like writing and blogging is the best way to write our thoughts. It is also the best way to find precious friends like you.

    E-mail check cheyyu kuttye… ini vazhkku parayano njan? Hehehe

    Sol.. 🙂 email check cheythu, oru vallatha asugam undaayirunnu… whachumacallit block :P! Ariyaalo? Now sort of recovered, and getting back to checking regularly, and writing 🙂 Thanks for being there!

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