Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Totally Time Pass Lists # 2: Why Do I Blog?

There are thousands of bloggers out there and no doubt, each has their own reasons to blog. Here are some of mine!

1.Thinking too much
: I guess this is one very common affliction of women! I am constantly thinking about something or the other and often having conversations with myself as well as some imaginary people. No no! Don’t worry, I am not schizophrenic! I am aware that these are indeed “imaginary” people! So obviously, if someone seems me ranting and raving to myself all the time, they will come to the conclusion that I am bonkers. But what to do? I need to send out my thoughts or my head might just explode! And so I blog.

2.Appreciation: All of us seek to be appreciated one way or another. Be it our work or the dishes we whip up or the handicrafts we do and in my case, what I write. It feels lovely when someone comments/likes/votes or even simply takes the time to read what I've written. Who doesn't like a compliment, huh? And so I blog.

3.Making Friends: Blogging is an excellent way to meet like-minded people from all over the world with absolutely no restrictions. Especially for introverts like me who tend to avoid meeting new people face-to-face and generally blank out when meeting strangers, this is a blessing. And so I blog

4.Creative Outlet: Some people create something by writing code; some out of threads, yarns and needles and some others out of light, sound and film or paints, brushes and canvases; some even out of waste. I love the fact that the individual letters and symbols that I type, come together so beautifully as a whole, to strike a chord with you, to invoke your tears as well as your smiles, your blessings and your curses and quite simply manages to create emotions and thoughts. “Its only words, but words are all I have, to take your heart away.“ And so I blog.

5.An Album: This blog is afterall a chronicle of things that happened to me and my reactions to them. Often, I go back to my old posts to reread them and reflect on the “me” who wrote it a long time back. In many ways, it is similar to a photo album. You turn the pages and just for an illusionary instant, you can make believe that you have turned back Time itself. And so I blog.

So pray tell me my fellow bloggers, why do thee blog?

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  1. I blog because I can. Sharing what I think is a very important thing to do. Well written.
    But hey, my imaginary friends are the ones who are in the poems ;)

  2. Thanks! Keep blogging, keep sharing. And keep imagining ;-)

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  4. Lovely :). I blog for very similar reasons - I think too much, question too much, but don't have many to talk such things out. And so i blog :). I've realized that writing out my thoughts helps me organize them better, and I stumble into many revelations. Sharing thoughts incites discussions from like-minded people, and I learn from them. And I simply love to write - it is a stress reliever :).

  5. hey cool blog u have yeah. Thanks for visiting mine.
    u r right we bog for reasons...ive started thinking of mine. though I know that main reason is my mind always collected thoughts that were relieved after penning them down! be it poetry or writings....
    do follow me back on

  6. Anne,I too have similar reasons to why I blog.

    I did not start because I had a passion for writing, I started coz I had a passion for speaking on many different things, and since I wanted to make a record of all those and share it with others, I started blogging.
    Sometimes when I find myself lonely, I console myself by venting out my feelings by writing something, not tragic, about some random stuff.
    By Nature I'm talkative, so I thought why not put all those sensible words into paper.
    And Similar to yours, Making new friends, with common interests.
    Thats why I Blog :)

  7. @Ash: Seems like ur one big vaayadi huh!? ;-)

  8. @ Anne.
    I know are you being polite enough to include the word" seems" :)
    The Truth is, And I'm proud of it, I am a Vaayadi :)
    Come on, there are very few people who can talk about anything, anytime. SO when someone says i'm talkative, I take it as a compliment :D

  9. @Haha! Good attitude ;-)
    Actually when I was in school, my only worry during Open Day used to be that my teacher would complain to my parents that i was too talkative! So me too same club! lol!
    Although nowadays I don't really talk much till I get to know someone quite well - after that there is no stopping me!

  10. I printed a lot of your blog out thanks my friend

  11. brinkka2011 says: How is it that just anybody can publish a blog and get as popular as this? Its not like youve said anything extremely impressive more like youve painted a quite picture about an issue that you know nothing about! I dont want to sound mean, here. But do you really think that you can get away with adding some quite pictures and not really say anything?

  12. @Brinkka2011: Wow! Firstly thanks for saying that I'm popular! Yayy :-)
    To answer your question - well actually yes, you can! Why don't you try it too?!

  13. brinkka2011 says: I enjoy you because of all of your effort on this site. Its been an motivation for me. I've passed this onto a friend of mine.

  14. hahahaha :D first point summarizes me :D and i am schizo, not because i talk to myself because of some other serious issues :D and i got OCD as well...thus blogging is a way to put my thought in an organized manner. i hate meeting new people :( sometimes even friends, they tend to invade my comfort zone and i so hate that.


    The Blunt Blog

  15. Yes I too hate meeting new people in person. I doubt if I can even make myself go to any blogger meets! But am cool with it in the virtual world though ;-)


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