Tuesday, September 9, 2008

What is this Blog?

I've recently started thinking about what I want this blog to be. The easiest is, of course, things I notice in my personal life and want to talk about. But I don't see how that can ever interest anyone except the people I know. And I don't want my blog to be something visited only by my friends, or a way of getting a message across to them that I would be uncomfortable actually saying in person. And (I shamelessly confess) I want comments. Lots and lots of comments. So, my posts have to be something that make strangers want to comment, not just my friends. (In fact, I don't even like giving my friends the link to my blog. Knowing that people I know are reading my posts inevitably affects what I write and the way I write it.)

What I really want my blog to be is like this one. A funny, witty, interesting blog that makes people have to visit everyday and comment. But I'm not that good or creative a writer.

So, what do I do? Should I just write about whatever I feel like and not worry about comments and responses? Or should I wait until inspiration strikes and then try to be witty?

8 comments:

khalid said...
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Sumedha said...

You are right in a way.. the number of people visiting shouldn't decide what I write. But the whole point of a blog is that there are people reading it. If I have to write stuff that no one is going to be interested in, I should write it and keep it to myself. No point in posting it online.

And still, the stuff I do post is not necessarily done to attract readers. I want to be popular as a blogger, yes, but that's not the reason why I blog. I write about things I want to write about.

Khalid said...
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Harsh said...

Personally I think you should write what you want to. I doubt a blog must be to showcase purity in writing. If you want comments write like that, a blog is after all an anonymous way of living out your desires. And anyway your inner "CONSCIENCE" is not your target area of satisfaction, it's actually the tiny bit of "naughty" inside that you want to satiate. If its comments you're looking for..Go for it!!!!

Amphethena said...

Think of it this way. Your blog is so cool, ordinary mortals haven't what it takes to comment on it ;-)
That's what I do, at least.

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Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Sumedha said...

@Anon: Thanks. :) I don't like my older articles much... I don't like a lot of the stuff that I wrote long ago. Growing up and maturing changes us, writing and ideas change along with that. :)

Keep coming and keep commenting. :)