I blog for exactly the same reasons Sam Ruby identified five years ago!
“So why do I blog? Because it works. It finds worthwhile things for me to read. It helps me refine and focus my thoughts and be more productive too. And most of all, [it] creates the opportunity to interact with more interesting people. That’s what’s in it for me.”
Mungra mohinder says
For me its a bit different, i blog because first its free… no need to pay for a domain .Secondly i like writing. Normally most writers dream a lot, their conception of the world is different from most averaged people.When you write , you are able to see the world differently, your able to question it..These are the feelings i get when i blog.see my blog on vinaymungra.blogspot.com
Yeah, I think it captures it all quite well…
I agree with has been said,writing settles the speed of my mind and give structure to want I dare say. As opposed to chats where one is in jerk knee reaction blogging requires a more thought through statement.Besides to blog every day allows me to live my wits.
By the way,I got carried away…What struck me first was the wonder of the photo…congratulations for love, Marriage ring (alliance) & the shadow heart.Writing the book of your marriage with your heart!The heart, the driving shadow of your union.
I have been online since 2002 through my web site and after much thought, i finally created my blog some months ago…
Blogging has become for me, a new hobby, a new way to tell to others what i think, what are my ideas or critics….
Reading the comments of ur visitors makes u see from a wider point of view and may make you discover your own “defauts” or get an additional support from those who are on your side.
but blogging requires active participation from your visitors, a thing which 99.999% mauritians surfers are not really ready to do.
Many of them may just read your post, if they happen to stay on your blog for at least some seconds!
i just hope that our mauritian fellows, include this practice in their culture and this would be a step forward in the vision of making mauritius “a cyber island”!
I suppose you know that this magnificent photo is not mine… Click on it and you’ll know who did it!
True. Comments are what make a blog interesting. And we all know that comments come when the post is interesting. So I guess everything depends on us, bloggers :-)
I suppose for every 100 readers or zappers there would be to my humble guestimate only 2% who would dare put in a comment. Nothing utterly Mauritian about it! I for one zapps through hundred of blogs per day using blog bridge: I would put in 5 comments per day. My urge to put in a comment is triggered only when I am hooked to the statements made whether positively or negatively.On one of my blog I got continued comments online and offline through email for a month and numbered at over 40.Why? I had aroused passion.Do you have readers who comment on your blog by an email to you?Is it out of fear to go public that they react this way? Today,only I got a long letter,mind you, from a knowned person to me from montreal who enthusiastically & regularly reads my blog and commented thereon. Let freedom of the readers come and go, just keep on blogging for your pleasure!I do take pleasure blogging almost daily!A comment would be the cherry on the cake!
Jochen Kirstaetter says
Following our conversation on FB on that matter…
I started to blog back in 2004 – already being very late compared to others at that – and quite frankly it’s a very selfish process. I use my blog to jot down my thoughts, my failures, my obstacles and my successes. It’s like a notebook to myself about content I’d like to remember.
Avinash Meetoo says
I started in 2004 too. That’s a coincidence :-)
Initially, I wanted to share thoughts and also to ask questions to people more knowledgeable. Little by little, I started writing more in-depth posts (on Mauritius, on politics, on teaching, on society in general…) and my blog gathered a lot of comments over the years (8,787 counting the one you have just left). But I have to admit that, since people don’t have mechanisms to discover blogs anymore (’cause they are mostly in Facebook), I write less now and I pretty much get zero comments on my posts. That’s what people like Tim Berners-Lee want to remedy by making the Web decentralised again (’cause it’s now centralised on Facebook).