The question is quite old. It has been asked and answered by millions. Mostly the answers are quite same. But flavors are different. After all everyone is unique. Here is mine.. πŸ™‚

I was an introvert. Most ofΒ  the time I used to swim in my own mind. I always felt like people were always out there to get me, humiliate me in public. I was a hell of shy kid. Apart from that I am very curious person. I like to to try out everything at least once.Β  So, when I heard about the bloggers meet in my college, I thoughtΒ  of giving it a try. Watching my best friend Indrajit going around flaunting a new “BCET Bloggers” badge, I decided to have a blog of my own.

I first started one on blogger.com . It was a complete disaster. Then I came to WordPress. Another two disasters were born. I don’t even remember their names. Then came SantuOnline at last. It never had any visits or likes, because I didn’t know then about the resource called “tag“. It was September last year, that I discovered tags and my number of visits and likes grew. I got a handsome number of followers too. πŸ™‚

I still didn’t know why I was into blogging? It was like beer. Bitter to taste, but drinking feels good. (just an example, I don’t drink πŸ˜‰ ) At first, I used to search for different tags and related posts. I used to like all the pages I visited. I just knew the more I “like”-d the more visits I would get. It was a sort of race against time. IΒ  didn’t have much time everyday, but tried to do as many as possible “likes”.

Slowly, I began to slow down. Strange to hear, but that is exactly how it happened. Now, I didn’t just visit at random, and put in likes. I took my time to read each blog I visited, put in some comments and thoughts. It became a healthy outlet for my mind. My perspective changed. I met many like minded people on wordpress. Swimming in my ownΒ  mind, I had accumulated tons of doubts and junk. They got cleaned. There is still a lot more to do, but it feels better now.

Needless to say, blogging has now become more than just an obsession. It is source of daily inspiration. I am not as shy as I used to be. I have opened up a lot. I am more confident. Now I don’t feel like people are always out there to humiliate me. Here, I can speak my mind without fear. I can ask any type of foolish question without being branded as immature. There are so many people here. One is bound to find at least another one just like self. It is so easy to relate on blogosphere.

Having found some exact matches of mine, I wonder “aren’t we all unique?!! then where did these people come from? ” πŸ™‚

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37 thoughts on “Why I blog? A short account..

    1. Whenever someone can relate to my writing in any way, it is a huge source of joy for me! I am absolutely thrilled !!!

      U are the most most most welcome! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      It is my pleasure and honor that u asked for repost of 1 of my posts! πŸ™‚
      U are the first one! πŸ˜€
      Please go ahead!

  1. I really, really enjoyed this. I look forward to reading your posts! Thanks for checking out my site, too..I do appreciate it.

    — bird

  2. Great article, my friend. Very articulate and elaborate narration.

    P.S. The description of beer was PERFECT! How did you know if you don’t drink? πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanx for the compliment! I am honored πŸ™‚

      Now, about the beer.
      In my four years of college I was present on a few occasions, where some my friends took the first sip. They became alcoholics right before my eyes. That is how I know πŸ˜‰

  3. I really liked it. It’s such an honest and simple answer to the most common but very important question i.e, WHY DO YOU BLOG??? πŸ™‚
    Your answer is too interesting and I can somewhere identify my answer within yours. πŸ™‚

  4. Thank you Somesh! As a new blogger myself, I really connected with this blog in particular. Looking forward to exploring more:)

  5. You have an unique way to ‘swim’, do you know it ? Especially for a shy one! But, it’s a very interesting material on your post.
    Anyway, thank you for your visit and dropping by a comment.

    1. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ u r welcome!
      bdw, Unique, is it? I thought I was like any other introvert. Anyway, thanx for the compliment! πŸ™‚ Come back sometime later, so that I may entertain u with some new material.. πŸ˜‰

  6. “It was like beer. Bitter to taste, but drinking feels good” wonderfully put!! and the more one blogs the better he/she gets at it!!
    It’s something of an addiction…feels a bit awkward if you didn’t blog for a while.

    1. Exactly! and it feels most awkward when u are sitting in front the computer, trying to write something, but dont know what πŸ™‚ Writers block in short..
      It is like being deprived of daily dose of booze for an alcoholic πŸ™‚

  7. Right!! Now-a-days I don’t even think twice about how my post will be received. I just write whatever comes to my mind whenever I feel like it.
    But there seldom goes a day, when I don’t think about my blog. Unless of course I’m put in such a position… πŸ˜‰

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