Why I Blog – Musings of a Veteran Blogger

WHY I BLOG…

This evening – on 29 July 2017 – I am going for a Bloggers’ Meet – the Pune Bloggers Monsoon Meetup 2017

So – let me reflect and introspect on the moot question:

Why Do I Blog…? 

Also – let me motivate you to blog – by telling you – Why You Should Blog

BLOGGING

Musings of a Veteran Blogger By Vikram Karve  

Link to my original post in my Blog Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2017/07/why-blog.html

WHY YOU SHOULD BLOG

If you do not blog – or if you are a newbie budding blogger – there is one movie you must see – Julie and Julia

The story is about a woman who is thoroughly bored with life and is on the verge of depression.

She hates her job at a call-centre.

Her married life is stagnating.

She is depressed as she feels that her life has become static – and she feels that there is nothing to look forward to in her life.

Her husband introduces her to blogging – and – he motivates her to start a blog.

He tells her to start blogging about anything she likes.

After considering various options – she picks up a cookbook The Art of French Cooking – and she decides to cook one recipe everyday and then blog about her culinary experience cooking that dish.

Gradually – she has many readers and her blog becomes popular.

In fact – one day when she does not post a blog – her angry fans ask her why she has not posted on that day – and this inspires her to make a commitment to herself and to her readers to be regular in posting a blog.

Now – she has something to look forward to everyday – to cook a recipe and then write and post a blog about her culinary experience every day.

She starts feeling motivated and happy as her blog draws lots of readers – her blog posts elicit numerous comments and evoke a tremendous response.

Soon – her blog makes her famous – and her blogging finally culminates in her becoming a published author.

Her days of depression are a long way off – a forgotten thing of the past.

That is the beauty of Blogging.

Blogging gives you something to look forward to – yes – something to look forward to do every day.

Once you start enjoying Blogging – you will not sleep until you have posted something on your Blog.

Blogging will make you happy – as there is a saying:

“The key to happiness is to have something to look forward to…” 

Blogging is something you will look forward to – every day

And so – Blogging will keep you Happy.

Also – do remember:

Your Blog is your literary and intellectual Legacy in cyberspace – for posterity.

You may go away from this world – but your Blog will remain forever.

FOUR AIMS OF LIFE

There are four things we all strive to do in our life: 

  1. to LIVE
  1. to LOVE
  1. to LEARN 
  1. to LEAVE A LEGACY 

(You may or may not leave many things as your legacy – but – if you blog – your BLOG will remain your LEGACY forever even after your are gone from this world)

FOUR STAGES OF BLOGGING

Likewise – there are 4 Stages to enjoying Blogging:

  1. Anticipation (looking forward to blogging)   
  1. Savouring the moment (enjoying the sheer pleasure of blogging and the joy of experiencing your creative juices flow)
  1. Expression (sharing your creativity, interacting with fellow bloggers and friends in the blogosphere to heighten your experience)
  1. Reflection (harking back on your blogging experiences by re-reading your old blogs and comments of your fans for happy nostalgic memories)

A BLOG A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY

Start Blogging.

Keep Blogging.

Blogging will change your life for the better.

You can take my word for it.

You will feel happy as you will have something to look forward to every day.

That is the beauty of Blogging.

It gives you something to look forward to – yes, something to look forward to do every day.

Once you start enjoying Blogging – you will not sleep until you have posted something on your blog.

Blogging will make you happy – as they say that – the key to happiness is to have something to look forward to in life.

And – do remember – that – your Blog is your literary and intellectual Legacy in cyberspace  for posterity.

You may go away – but – your Blog will remain forever.

Most importantly – Blogging will make you feel good and keep you healthy.

They used to say:

An Apple a day keeps the Doctor away

Maybe – now they will say:

A Blog a day keeps the Doctor away

VIKRAM KARVE

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All stories in this blog are a work of fiction. Events, Places, Settings and Incidents narrated in the stories are a figment of my imagination. The characters do not exist and are purely imaginary. Any resemblance to persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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Link to my original post in my Blog Academic and Creative Writing Journal Vikram Karve: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2017/07/why-blog.html

Revised Version of My Article First Posted Online by me Vikram Karve in my Blog Academic and Creative Writing Journal on 11 Nov 2010 at 11/11/2010 10:22:00 PM at url: http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2010/11/blog-day-keeps-doctor-away-blogging.html  and reposted by me many times on my various blogs including at url:http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2013/01/live-love-learn-but-what-is-your-legacy.html  and https://karvediat.blogspot.in/2015/05/why-blog.html  and  http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2016/03/blogging-why-you-should-blog.html  and  http://karvediat.blogspot.in/2016/11/why-i-blog.html andhttp://karvediat.blogspot.in/2017/04/blogging-why-i-blog.html etc

2 Comments »

  1. 1
    bhaatdal Says:

    Happy Blogging :):) you are right writing is the biggest medicine for depression , I believe if I wouldn’t have continued writing and throwing away those write-ups I could never have been able to survive ..

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  2. 2

    Yes Jyotsna – Writing is catharsis – it keeps me going too

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