I’ve always been a big fan of beautifully strung together sentences. Fonts that suit the tone of what’s being spoken about. Punctuations that transform a simple thought. Quotes that have layers your mind unwraps with a childlike enthusiasm of opening up a surprise present.
And you come across something like this
And the way you look at words, changes.
For the longest time, I’ve had a journal. It used to be a diary when writing seemed to be our way of expressing opinions no one sought from us. Then came the college literature magazine when realisation dawned how there was a way those carefully drafted stories or couplets could find readers. And then we discovered blogs – those magical spaces where you could write, interact, edit, and update – anytime, anywhere.
So my blog became a dynamic, living, colourful, flexible universe of self-expression. You could post pictures, could write in smart one-liners, review that gorgeous movie or song that you enjoyed or just rant about a bad day.
For 7 years blogging was actually – phases of enthusiastic writing and long spells of uninspired silence. Till a completely random stranger came up with the most amazing yet logical take on blogging that I’ve ever heard. “Blogging is so much more than writing” she said and threw this writing prompt at me which went from a curious enquiry to a deeply probing quandary.
And ‘Why I blog’ became actually the toughest prompt to write about.
More difficult than an opinion piece – coz there you know which side of the table you are and which argument you’d want to make. Tougher than a travelogue or a movie review – coz if there’s anything that’s easy to express than it’s something you can touch , feel , taste , experience.
While writing is a personal agenda, more inward than really outward. Blogging is all about interaction, views, taking a thought to the minds that may or may not think like you. Blogging is about expressing yourself, wait for being judged and if you are really lucky [ Coz you are doing what you are doing, right] then you just might get noticed and sometimes appreciated!
Blogging is about creating a Digital Identity. Its little pieces of you floating around in the cyber-space , amidst all the outrage and noise and millions of voices and images that last for split second. It’s also voluntary, so obviously our attempt to represent oneself should be good enough & close enough to how we really want to be perceived.
After a week of drafting & editing this post inside my head here’s the conclusion. I write because I love words. I blog because I would want to share them with as many people as possible and hope to find some inspiration in return.
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The images of two quotes are sourced from Google and I am grateful to the authors & creater of the images .