Over the past two decades the Internet has brought a series of changes to the web that has completely altered the way we interact with it. We are all part of that. I still wonder how I entered into the World Wide Web. The word “blog” has evolved as a new word in the world of internet. What exactly is blogging? And why does someone blog? The blog is an online personal diary shared with others. In other words it is a website where you can write on an ongoing basis. Some write a blog to earn a living, some write as hobby on any interested topic and some write to express themselves. Personal blogs are written to connect with other people by sharing their experiences around happening in their day to day life. Written for whatever reason, a good blog post must influence its readers. Sometimes I am carried away by reading plethora of information a few bloggers share on their blogspot. Be it about cooking, customs, traditions, politics or history - choose a topic you will find ‘n’ number of blogspots. I think people read blogs as a source of information or because they find the writer style interesting. The writer may have lot of knowledge to share and mostly writes informally.
Personally I enjoy talking and sharing my experiences or whatever I read in magazines and newspapers. My childhood practice of writing letters and sending through snail mail, now an outdated fashion, paved a path to write a blog. As I named my blogspot as “my thoughts”, I am enjoying the journey of writing. I am not a literature major or an avid writer. I am just trying to put all my thoughts and my experiences in a language i.e., my own English. My elder son is the brain child of my blogspot, his perseverance and inspiration made me take up “blogging”. My husband’s encouragement guided me to write day after day, posting after posting. My younger one is a great evaluator and critic of my English. My commenter’s, known to me or anonymous, words have boosted my confidence level to continue my posts daily. My silent readers have contributed their views offline. My mom, who is not an English reader, shared her experiences while I was writing on some of the topics that were related to her. Not only I learnt writing, blogging helped me think and rethink. The process of freelance writing made me think from a different perspective. My ideas probably evolved as I wrote. While writing a non-fictional topic, I started off lamely, but later researched thoroughly and composed them in my own way. This process expanded my view of understanding the essence while reading articles and magazines. The best part of blogging to me is the progression of writing and receiving comments from readers like you. Thank you all who accompanied me in the journey of blogging to my 100th posting.
“Blogging is an art, same as any other method of self-expression. Some are better at it than others.”