Friday, February 11, 2011

IS BLOGGING LOSING ITS CHARM?


The whole internet has taken the world by storm over the years. Remember when the e-mail was the big thing? Everyone wanted to be registered on yahoo and hotmail. The good old letters were forgotten. Why the waiting, longing and anxiety when the same message can be delivered and read in seconds. Then came the instant messaging and it was said the emails are now obsolete. The emails however do exist. Then came Orkut and everyone was Orkut-ting! The world we knew changed when what we call Facebook came into existence. It changed the way we interact and share our wisdom and information. Talking to walls, poking random people, liking and updating everything from what-am-I eating to what-am-I-doing is suddenly all people do and swear by!

 

You can find anyone on Facebook. ANYONE. From the long lost friend to any ex boyfriend/girlfriend you ever had. Teachers and bosses. Relatives and hell, even parents!! Close in competition is twitter. Yes the site that cost Shashi Tharoor his kursi! The site that was the cause of a raging war between Sonam Kapoor and Shobha De. The site where our CM Mr Abdullah chooses to give answers to the separatist leaders. In short the site that is always in news. I find twitter fun, following people you admire/like, knowing about there lives, in general happenings or the current affairs. Twitter is a lot of information. Inconsequential or otherwise but information nevertheless!

 

But what if you need to share something? Something you feel strongly about, something that is a lot of characters! Something you want to have a discussion about. Where would you choose to do it?
-          Would you sent a email to every contact to know? NO.
-          Would you post is on FB? NO. Seriously who will even read it? People will be shocked to see the length of the “thing” you have written.
-          Would you post in on twitter? You can’t. Well think about it, after all how much can you express in 140 characters!

Moreover the most important reason is that the contacts on Facebook and twitter are generally people that we know and are in contact with. So limited no? We don’t always want to be associated with the same people all our lives! Everyone has to keep expanding horizons, right!

 

Here is when blogging comes handy! Blogging is entirely different. We get to know so many new people, read such good stuff. It all about patience. Working hard on a write-up, waiting for comments! It’s a beautiful thing.

 

My sudden love for blogging was brought about by an article “THE BLOG’S LONG GOODBYE?” According to statistics only half as many online adolescents blogged in 2010 compared to 2006. People say that Facebook and twitter are eating up there time and views.
 

I beg to differ I find blogging so peaceful, fuss-free and simple and also refreshing! I am up for keeping blogging alive and kicking. WHO IS WITH ME?!

 

35 comments:

  1. I am. :) But I am on twitter, facebook, orkut and elsewhere too. Different motives everywhere. :)


    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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  2. So true... blogging is something entirely different! :)

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  3. मैंने फेसबुक और ट्वीटर, दोनों से किनारा कर लिया है, ब्लॉग ही जीवित है और रहेगा। पर आपके ब्लॉग का आकर्षण क्यों हटा दिया?

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  4. U rite:Blogging gives me inner pece.still remember my first email on yahoo.created it on my bithday..jumped straight from tuition.It was frothy like ice cream n felt that I hit gold.HI5 N Orkut..was so exciting..spent hell lotsa time on them.I admit spending hell lot of tym on FB..ITS so ADDICTUVE..i find twitter sometimes confusing and I'm anonymous on it..dnt wanna let the whole world knw dat I'm der..so that I can post nethin i wanna.

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  5. @Blasphemous Aesthete

    different motives indeed! but blogger is the best medium to share intellect, i say ! :D

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  6. @ chandana

    true dear, it is different!

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  7. @ praveen ji

    arre kuch naya karne ka sooch rhe hu! apne whi photo dekh ke bore ho gye thi !!

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  8. @ vishal

    i know FB is addictive but nothing like blogger!

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  9. I am one of those rare breeds...the one that hates facebook...Use it only for reminders on friends bday's...I think all those u want to keep in touch with have ur phone number n u theirs... But I still have some weirdly high number of friends I hv no idea how...

    I am with you on blogging...Blogging is something entirely different...I love the experience...I know mine is entirely short stories but it just feels so good spreading your passion and like u said waiting for the comments and seeing the traffic to ur blog is such a good feeling...Plus you come across some really good blogs which u jus must follow and make ur presence at by posting comments...

    u meet people with similar views and thot processes who u might not have been able to meet on fb cos they wud hv thot u were some random stalker...Blogs are definitely worth keeping alive...

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  10. BTW Wat hapnd to the lovely background u had of urself?

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  11. loved the post

    n the last pic of post :P

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  12. hi

    all feminists should punch into google search VIVA LA DIFFERENCE VADAKAYIL.

    also punch in POWER OF BLOGGING VADAKAYIL to understand , the long reach of a blog

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  13. @ terroe#1

    true buddy! those who really want you to be in their lifes will surely make an extra effort to do the same.

    many of my FB friends are those to whom i don't even say a "hi" in the real world! and the thing about random stalker is soo true! i mean if it would't have been for blogging, we would not be talking right?

    and for the background! well i was quite bored of it, hence the change!

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  14. @ vandy

    i know, right? i had a difficult time selected pics. all of them were soo awesomee

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  15. @Capt. Ajit Vadakayil

    thanks a lot sir , for visiting and commenting!

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  16. I'm all for blogging! Its fun, informative and liberating !!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting... M following u back :)

    http://huesofpink.blogspot.com

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  17. इतने दिनों बाद आपका ब्लॉग पढ़ रहा हूँ और कहना पड़ेगा की पोस्ट दर पोस्ट आपके लिखने का अंदाज़ जबरदस्त होते जा रहा है...
    बहुत अच्छा लगता है ये देख की आपने कितने कम समय में कितना अच्छा लिखना शुरू कर दिया है..

    इस टिप्पणी को इस पोस्ट की न समझ के आपके ब्लॉग की समझें..और ब्लॉग का टेम्पलेट और फोटो दोनों बेहद खूबसूरत लगा मुझे...

    और भी कई पोस्ट पढ़ने हैं आपके...पढता हूँ धीरे धीरे..

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  18. Long live blogging! I am absolutely addicted to Blogosphere and am really glad there are people as passionate about it. Bloggers rank among the most interesting people I have met..ever. I couldn't access Blogspot for a day and I began to have withdrawal symptoms - that is how hooked I am :)

    Facebook and the likes can take a hike. My FB page is gathering dust. In fact, the only thing I really use it for is to promote new posts on my blog!

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  19. I don't have much time,so I am not any on any social network.I don't like blogging either,but I do blog sometimes,because I like writing

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  20. @ Inky Pinky

    its my pleasure sweety! i am so in love with this name of yours!

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  21. @ abhi

    hah, finally you are back!! i was missing your post and your comments on my posts!
    thanks so much for all the appreciation, means a lot!

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  22. @ Basically blah

    i know, same here, i have made many good friends and known very interesting people like you!!

    long live blogging!

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  23. @the feeling lioness

    i can understand those who are busy don't get the time for all this even if they want to!

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  24. Every style of interface has its own users, which keep on being stuck to it, in due course.

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  25. I'm wholeheartedly with you! I love, love, LOVE blogging, and no Facebook, Messenger, or e-mail message can take that away from me. Nothing else gives the same feeling of relief and serenity that blogging does, so I'm never quitting it :D

    LOL @ the image of "We swore never to have babies - but that was before he ran out of things to blog about." hahahah! Lovely!

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  26. P.S. I'm on FB - and I can't find you!

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  27. @Kajal Kumar

    true! different purposes at different places

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  28. @Serenity

    i know, blogging is so different from all the facade of facebook, the likes nd photograph overdose.
    i know that pic was soo hilarious i just had to attach it!!!

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  29. @Sepo: Yup if it hadn't been for blogging we wudn't be talking now...or reading interesting posts...

    BTW really this is a better background pic...I like black n white pics...They seem more alluring and intriguing...

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  30. @ terror#1

    thanks! even i love black and white pics, incidentally they are also two of my favorite colours :)

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  31. heyyyyyy i luv this post..i am a blog lover...am with u on this..if not for the blog i d not have come across excellent friends, inc sepoooooooooooo...take care and thanks for yr kind words ya...

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  32. thanks a lot buddy!! good to hear from you after soo long!

    cheers!

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  33. @Sepo...Black and White...Interesting...Well I hv a very interesting analogy for that...All of us hv two sides whether we accept it or not...n I believe the black and white represent the 2 sides...

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  34. bloging is much more fun than those 1 liners! FB or orkut or twitter r like short fame but with blogging its different... u can learn , let learn and make new friends! its total fun!

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  35. Thank you for the entertainment.Love those puffy clouds...Awww so sweet and lovely:) Kisses and hugs, darling
    i will be much missed.
    Scarves Scarves

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