Jun 16, 2014

The Death and Rebirth of Blogging

Look, I'll be very frank with you. Most of us never really had any patience for blogging. That is why you see more people wasting time on facebook and twitter than people on Blogger or Wordpress. Why? Because twitter and facebook are relatively easy to manage, the reward is instantaneous and hey, if your tweet or fb post bombs, you can always write another one.

Blogging was never meant to fight with these new mediums of expression/validation or whatever you might want to call them. Blogging is something different. It's something you do out of love, it's something you do because it feeds your soul. You might or might not seek validation or approval from others, but it's mostly because you feel you want to say something and you feel that it's important.

Blogging is not inane like a silly tweet about breakfast or dinner, because it takes some amount of effort, time and gumption to write a post. Hey, even if it is a post on a teenager's blog with meandering thoughts or rambling something in the title, that shit took more effort than a tweet and for that reason alone, I'd go and read it.

About death of blogging

As it goes on the internet, blogging as an activity dies about three times every year. You can google the phrase and you'll get countless hits that blogging is dead and tweeting or facebook-ing or pinning pictures is the new shit. I beg to disagree. Blogging can never really die, it just goes to sleep, maybe and wakes up again. I like to think of it as ebb and flow of a tide. Things happen and when those things cannot be expressed in 140 characters or the confines of a facebook post, people blog. Whether those things are personal or on a larger scale, they make people think, they make people move their fingers on their keyboards like lazy spiders, but shit happens and shit gets posted.

There are still people out there who are much more busier than you or me, plus many of our friends combined, but they still find time to write a blog daily. Seth Godin, James Altucher and many others, you can look them up.

So, here's something I am going to try. I am going to put an alarm on my phone for 10 PM and I'll write a blog every day that alarm rings.

I don't know what it will be about, but it will be about something.