Sunday, March 25, 2007

Why and wherefore

I sometimes wonder why I blog. I mean, I know I have a vast readership which just waits breathlessly for whatever pearls of wisdom I might spout next, but apart from that, why do I blog?

I have things to say, which I know very few people within my friend circle would enjoy listening to during random conversations. So I say them here.

Still, not all my thoughts get expressed. I start many a blog entries, only to discard them midway, either because I decide they're not worthy enough to get an entire entry dedicated to them, or I find myself unable to express them adequately enough.

My blog posts have also changed in nature over time. From venting spleen about my personal life, to cribbing about the ways of the world, to simple talking nonsense in the recent past, I'm growing more and more dissatisfied with my blog. Yet, I don't see myself giving it up anytime soon, because it is an outlet for me, an outlet I can't let go of, not yet at least.

Someone on hearing that I blog once pointed me towards her friend's blog, which put in words the best reason I've ever come across for blogging, and probably the answer to my original question. He says that blogging is perfect for those who don't like to sing when other people are around, but who have always wanted to sing in an auditorium.

Maybe that is why I blog. I have opinions. I may not be entirely comfortable expressing those opinions to other people, but I have them nevertheless and I wish to express them. Ergo, I blog.

PS: You see that little thing at the bottom of my sidebar? The one with the numbers? Now that not only tells me where you're from, but also how often you're visiting my blog. So leave some comments, why don'tcha? :)

3 comments:

ZiggyStrauss said...

I blog because I feel like. And I'm not very regular here, am I? I have loads of stuff on paper. And I always leave a comment. And I could have SWORN I had something to do with you blogging,

Shruti said...

rahi... good one yaar... like it when you speak like that... well, your blog makes sense to me, that's all I can say.... and though I come here even after a lot of pushing.... I always like it and wonder why I don't visit often... so go ahead... and one day, I will decide to follow you and keep a blog of my own... a new one... and hopefully better than my last!!

Anirudh said...

Blogging sure is an outlet...you put it quite succinctly..your blog is more a display of your random musings...put across with caustic humor..which makes it worthwhile to visit your blog..and I whole heartedly agree with you..comments are surely in wanting..and probably what spurs you on to write more..without the comments you tend to kinda lose interest..so here's ur comment.. ;) ...now blog on!! :)