Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Pure Bliss Of Blogging...

In the past few days I had been looking for a topic to write on. However I just couldn't find anything to my taste. While in the midst of this futile search, the simple truth hit me - I was driving myself too hard, taking it too seriously.

"This isn't the way blogging works, at least my blog doesn't work this way.", I said to myself.

Blogging in general and my style of blogging in particular stands for spontaneous and sincere thoughts, emotions and opinions.

All of my articles reflect what I feel about a particular thing, irrespective of the nature of the 'thing' or of the time elapsed since the 'thing' happened. That is why many a time my posts come a day or two after the 'thing' has taken place or at times never at all (The Earth Day or Varun Gandhi case for example). I know I sound like a hypocrite when I say so but these are incidents that

  • I cannot relate to or
  • Cannot give an opinion about only because I am not the right person to do so.

Many of us take up a hobby, activity or career that we feel brings out that spontaneity in us. However many us (especially in the case of a career) end up taking it so seriously, pressurising ourselves to perform and/or prove that we are so good at it, that we forget why we took up the activity in the first place. I was more or less on the same path until I came to this realisation.

During the time when we are engrossed in what we are doing, we forget all those who have helped and encouraged us and those who appreciate what we are doing.

I dunno if I was about to commit the same mistake or have already committed it. So as to be on the safe side, I apologise to all of you who have and will read my blog if you felt that I do not take into account my readers.

I will take this opportunity to thank my parents for instilling in me the love for words. I'll thank my very first reader and a dear friend Parag. Dear, If you hadn't been there to read my posts in my days as a beginner and encouraged me, I would not have written as many posts as I have today. Today my blog is followed by five excellent bloggers and kind souls who inspire me to keep on blogging. And last but not the least my readers and commenters who provide their valued views and insights. All I can say is that I am indebted to you all for what you do. This post is dedicated to all of the above. (This is the same speech that I am gonna give when I receive the 'Blog Of The Year Award', If I ever get one that is!)

To drive home the point that you, the readers, are an important part of this blog, I urge you to respond to blog posts (raves, rants, complaints, suggestion...just about anything will do). You can do that by either commenting here or (if that little comment box doesn't suit you) mail me at I'll surely get back to you. Another thing you can do is rate my posts as they are published on a scale from one to five (look for the ratings just after the post ends).

Well it's time for me to sign off for now. Good night and have a great week.


Lakshmi Bharadwaj said...

thanks for this blog, arjuna! for one thing, I can completely relate to that tiny bit about how one is supposed to understand why they blog in the first place. Well, in the beginning, I was just the same...I had decided i'd blog every week no matter what, and sometimes, it just wasne't i've realized to enjoy what i write rather than feel preassured to write!! you know, it does make a huge difference. Blogging finds you great friends, great support and greater satisfaction!! Happy Blogging and may you recieve one of those blogger awards soon...for one thing, you do have a speech ready! Now that's optimism! :-)

Surya said...

nice... Thanks for your expression of gratitude.
A highly valued post to me.

And yes, even I cannot think of topics to blog upon! My two blogs, sadly, are raw at the moment(being a new blogger and with the board pressure.)

Youth Ki Awaaz said...

Hi Arjuna,

nice post.....

ARJuna said...

@All Of You
Thank you so much for showing your appreciation and support.

I know what you mean. Blogging doesn't work like the rest of our average chores/routine for which you can decide that 'I am gonna do so-and-so stuff every week or everyday' etc. It has to come naturally, thats what I was stressing on in the post.

Why don't you try the 'Plinky' feature by Blogger. I haven't tried it yet, but you check it out!

All Talk and No Action said...

Nice and honest thoughts...

Just one suggestion - a good blogger isn't one who enjoys a large following or is out to please others.

He is one who is true to himself and his thoughts...

So don't think too much about the comments and stuff...

Express yourself naturally and people might keep coming back for more :)