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Why I blog

22 December 2007 4 Comments

Sometimes I wonder y do I blog? Although I generally ignore this thought the moment it comes to my mind.. Today I am going to make a conscious attempt to figure out y I blog.. As I am typing these words, I dont have an answer to my question.. but I only hope to find an answer as I type (faster and faster.. hoping that I will knw the answer earlier :-))

1. It relieves some tension.. (heck man! these days I only think what can I blog next and how can I make time to blog..)

2. I wanted a hobby.. (As though I didnt have one.. I have not been practising mridangam regularly off late)

3. Socialize on the web (Oh yeah.. Mr.X calls me for coffee.. Me: Please wait!! I will finish up my blogpost and then join you guys.. you guys start off.. Mr X.(with a lot of interest): Oh so you blog.. how cool.. Me: Please give me a couple of secs.. Mr X. Can you show me your blog? Me: Yes.. ofcourse.. Let me just publish this post..
And your truly proudly opens the blog.. with a lot of excitement.. to add a new user.. only to show.. “Coffee With Sundar”… Oops, some one was calling me for coffee.. πŸ™‚

4. Someone told me “If you blog, nice females will be interested in you”.. Man.. this guy is missing for the past 3 or 4 months.. (I started blogging around 4 months back :-))

5. Better use of code compilation time.. This is probably the only valid reason y I started blogging.. πŸ™‚ Well.. its only partially true.. I am only using the time.. I dont know if i am making a “better use”

6. Share whatever interesting stuffs I read on web.. Most of times, I do a times of india type work πŸ™‚ giving what users might read rather than what I find interesting..

7. I can proudly say I am Blogger..
This happened sometime back.. I was talking to one of friend over Coffee (Its my blog and my philosophy of life :-)) I was explaining my friend about how I choose interesting topics for my blog, how my new “Template” makes navigation easy, etc

(After all I am proud to be a “Blogger”)

After 10 or 15 mins, my friend innocently asks, “Sundar Anna, what is a blog?” πŸ™‚

8. Blog gives you a platform to “Express yourself”.. (There was a time when 90% of my blogpost were “neat replicas” of some other articles on the web. :-))

So.. Why the hell on earth do I blog?? To waste your time?? (Hey hold on.. I cant be so frank.. πŸ™‚ its only partially true.. you gain a lot of “Knowledge” from my blog..)

So why on earth do I blog? Well honestly I blog for “You” πŸ™‚ I blog to share with you some lighter moments of my life.. I am blogging only those moments when I wished you were with me.. Yes, when I wanted “You” to be with me..
Some tough moments.. like when I posted “I tried so hard and reached so far, in the end it doesnt even matter”.. some happy moments.. when I wanted you to share my happiness.. When I post my photos.. somewhere down my heart, I think how I wish you were with me.. Or how this photo is perfect only because “You” are with me.. I just want “You” to know this is what I am doing..

Coz these days, in this busy “Corporate World”, when we work for companies that give free emails.. we spend day and night trying to add value to the service.. to make the end user “Happy”.. but forgetting the fact that.. a mail saying “hi” is all that takes to make “You” happy..
these are days when we work to optimize the usage of networks to reduce the call and sms rates.. but forgetting to make a call to your good old friends & relatives..
Forget calls, not even an sms or an sms forwards..
these are days when we work adding features to orkut like scrap in hindi, scrap in tamil, kannada etc.. but forgetting to “Scrap” in the first place.. I probably send 3 scraps a week…

Yes, amidst our busy life.. I just want to share a few moments with you..

Thats the sole reason I blog. πŸ™‚

You will find these in my blog: Coffee, Fun, Carnatic Music, Mridangam, Google, Random thoughts, Business ideas, Start ups, Videos, Blogposts, Cricket, India, Philosophy, Real life Experience.. The list goes on…..




  • Allagappan M said:

    Awesome post! Thanks for writing for us. πŸ™‚

    Keep blogging!

  • Argetlam said:

    Nice way to reflect on what we do and why we do.

    Hats off !!

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    happy blogging

  • Anonymous said:

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    happy blogging