Why do I blog

Few of my friends asked me many times why do I have a website?  They asked me whether I earn money – actually they meant a lot of money – from my blog. And few people asked me what a blog is anyway? When I heard this simple four lettered word for the first time, I wondered what it is and quickly learned  that it is some kind of online journal (and did I mention I used Google). That was few years before I actually started blogging and then blogging was not as popular as it is today.

Now that I have been writing from past two years in my blog – though not as regularly as I wish to -  I think I have a better idea of what blogging  actually is. So let me answer the eternal question every blogger gets asked at least once – ‘Why do you blog?’.

So here I am writing down a list of things in no order of preference and will update when there is something to add.

  • I blog simply because I love to do it.
  • It gives me a chance to connect with interesting people around the web which otherwise is not easily possible.
  • I love writing. I can write here whatever I want and get feedback from people who read.
  • I think everyone has something to write, but very few exercise that skill seriously. Blogging is a good way to test writing abilities. If you do not have a blog yet, go get a blog and unleash the writer within. You will overcome the writer’s block sooner or later.
  • When we write about a topic, we actually learn a lot more compared to simply reading that topic.
  • Finally, do we always need a reason to do something? I just blog and that is enough for me to keep going. There may not be any real reason behind it except that I love to blog.

If you own a blog and have written on why you blog,  please leave a link to the post in the comments section.

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  1. Posted February 21, 2009 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    if something interesting happens to u and u dont write about it, the moment is lost, its beauty/happiness associated with the incident cannot be cariied forward . if u write it it remains forever with u n u njoy everytime u read it

    if u blog you need to analyse your thoughts,opinions and learn to express it in most coherent way

  2. Posted March 1, 2009 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    On the same topic, I have to tell you how gorgeous your blog looks on Ubuntu 8.10 with Sub-pixel smoothing. :-) Great work.

    • Posted March 1, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

      thank you Nilesh. Though I do not have Ubuntu installed to see how it looks, I am happy that you found it gorgeous!

  3. Posted June 25, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Loads of inspiration for every wanna-be Blogger like me! Thanks a lot Chandra!

    PS: I will love if you wont mind spending some time reading my blog and also comment on it :-)

    • Posted June 25, 2009 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

      I am happy that you found my blog inspiring.

      Will sure visit your blog and leave my comments.

      Thank you.

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