Monday, April 28, 2008

On Blogging (Part 2)

Among friends, it is well known that a certain Mr SatyaVrat insists on reasons and purposes before doing anything (even before thinking or taking a dump). As chance will have it, I have had 'reasons' to believe that being reasonable may not be reasonable after all and so purpose and direction and reason seem not that important to me.

So why is it that I keep blogging and don't let go of it just as I have done with so many things that I have begun doing and enjoying? What reasons are there for this behaviour (if any)? Let's just analyse and see for ourselves.

A trivial sort of explanation is that ever since I stopped chatting or social networking (about ten months back), I have been out of touch with people and that blogging is a far more creative way to keep in touch with friends than Orkutting.

However, this is not the most important reason.

I have found that reading older posts gives a glimpse of what one used to be. It is like looking over old family albums and discovering what you used to be when you ran naked around the house. Such re-reads are often accompanied with contempt, annoyance, bafflement, pleasure and even a tinge of nostalgia. It's like having your mugshots taken every other day and shown in rapid succession to you after a considerable lapse of time.

"Ah!", you would have said. "I sucked...", or "I always kicked ass" or "I hate myself and I want to die" etc etc. It puts a lot of things in perspective and helps you keep track of your personal evolution over a period of time, which in my opinion, is about as important as sleeping twelve hours a day. Hence the blog title introduction is that which it is.

So the persistence of an action over a period of time leads me to think of reasons why I do that which I do. This was On Blogging, perhaps we'll post about something else some other day.

8 comments:

clueless rebel said...

12 hours of sleep...... amen!!!

BTW was in lko yesterday...visited ira... she's doing fine i suppose... sorry man wont be able to meet u when u come..will be in bangalore... so tada..

Nanga Fakir said...

Uhh that sucks!

Tarun R said...

Haha, but fear not. For I'll be there, preferably well stocked.

Nanga Fakir said...

"Ah friends! What would I do without you? Don't ever leave me!" (from The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

Geez I have begun quoting myslelf -- surely, a sign of greatness.

clueless rebel said...

ahhhh mr. ra.... we have a lot to talk about... you know wat am talking bout... never knew u were a talker... atleast the reports from the notorious daru party state that..

Safari Al said...

Fucking asshole come to bangalore!!!

clueless rebel said...

@ safari .... dude.. would love to meet you... i am coming to bangalore... so hopefully we'll meet.... say wat?

Safari Al said...

sure dude. drop me a mail. call me something.