Why one must Blog
Modern development in technology has given us the internet connectivity, super friendly mobile phone, portable computers and much more. With all this sharing has become easier, but still-blogs seem to be the least used. All that we share seems to die out on the walls of facebook. This post lists few reason why I feel we all must Blog.
Sharing is one of the most humane acts one can do. Since childhood we are taught to share. but somewhere in the midst of living a materialistic life we forget to share. An interesting story about ubuntu which means I am because we are.
/“An anthropologist proposed a game to African tribe kids. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told them that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said:UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?/
Ubuntu in the Xhosa culture means: " I am because WE are”.
/Realistically it is very difficult for us-children of the internet age to do what the children in Africa did, but one thing we all can share is our knowledge and experiences. Whats a more better platform than the internet! With blogging platforms making stuff super simple Its one the best options to share learn and create.
Ones life is spread over few decades, where one has done quite a lot. It becomes important to document all this work for various reasons. Primarily to prove to others about having done it. It also becomes a reference for oneself to improve upon it and acts as a guide while working on similar lines again.
Ones Writing captures the state of mind and feeling in a way only the writer can understand. When rereading the blog one is taken on a journey of ones evolution. Personally its the most enthralling journey one goes through -to literally see how one has evolved in course of time. Each post capturing the state of mind,the emotion, the experience, mental maturity, ones outlook towards life and many more intricate details only visible to the author.
“over a period of time, ones blog becomes the reflection of oneself–in the purest form."
/*Need to let it out*
Another very important role played by blogging is the very fact that it closely replaces our need to talk out. In an age where people hardly make time for one-another, each one needs wants to let out frustration and anger. Blog I feel are the best replacement, it is also documented and reminds oneself later in life about the experiences and the lessons learnt during that time.
Make a difference
There is in all of us an urge to do a small part in helping the world make a better place. Blogs act as the first and simplest step for this. Personally I started blogging after reading the epilogue of the book Confessions of an economic hitman.
Now, many of the young generation are involved with NGO’s and other activities. To make this effective, blogs are most important. It inspires many others to contribute in ways similar.
As for activists, since one does not always have an opportunity to write and publish in news papers and magazines-blogs seem to be the most easiest and effective way to communicate ones ideas and actions.
Blogs can be of various kinds, photo-articles,text articles, sequence of images, Maybe just one image…..Or you can come up with your own unique way.