How do I feel/What do I write about? I’ve been writing since three years? Didn’t expect I would. There were times I wanted to quit. Not because I ran out of topics, but because of lethargy. I’m glad I didn’t. If I look back, I see my blog shape up into an online diary with records of what I learnt, what I feel & what I do to make my life more liveable. I think that’s all I can offer. My Life. Gandhi once said, ‘My life is my message’. What we are reflects in the way we live our lives. It shows what we value, what we believe and what we stand for. I’ve tried to do only that through this blog. I’ve written about the mundane, about saving minutes in a day and I’ve written about the grand questions of philosophy that plague me. Nothing I haven’t experienced. If my blog paints a picture of the writer, I want it to show an ordinary individual grappling multiple issues from wondering how to pay his bills, how to squeeze out time to work on his hobby to trying to figure out his place in the universe, a person who is in search of himself, of meaning, of living. This was my yearning when I started to write. To share my questions, my experiences, my doubts, my beliefs & my learning.
How do I write? Most of my posts read as if I’m talking to someone. In most of the cases, that someone is me. I’ve tried my best not be condescending, but it’s an area I still need to improve upon. Frequency of posts have been 2–3 every month, a sweet spot for a thought to germinate and churn till it is too much to contain it only in my mind that I put it out onto (digital) paper and then spend the next few days fleshing it out and then rewriting it to make it presentable.
Readers? Writing is an egoistical activity. And, yes, it feels good to have readers. So, how many read what I write? Or is my blog just another one in the digital black hole? A bit of both I guess. My blog now has 89 followers on Facebook and 65 on Twitter and 51 Subscribers. So, a readership of 200 folks. Less? I feel so sometimes, but, I’m so very glad I have 200 people who spend sometime reading what I write/share. But, I have miles to go before I sleep. The number of views my blog generates in a year are equal to one day’s stats of a popular blog. I do want more to read my blog, but I’m more concerned about affecting my readers positively and writing more useful posts.
Future? What does it hold? I don’t know other than that I’ll write till the time I have something worthy to contribute. For those who have been my regular readers, thanks for sticking around. Appreciate any feedback to improve the blog or to make it more useful.