Monday, November 01, 2004

Today marks the completion of an entire year of blogging...and I must say I've had a lot to write about : I met someone special, I prepared haphazardly for the CAT, I completed my engineering degree, I searched desperately for a job, my father passed away, I received two good job offers....well quite a lot to blog about indeed.

Now that I think about it, I'm not sure what the purpose of my blog was. Initially I just wanted to write something funny everyday so that people could tell me how witty I was :P. However as I began to blog more and more often, things changed. I felt the urge to chronicle every single thing that happened in my life. Perhaps being a blogger, the assimilation of experiences whether mundane or important obliged me to write about them. Blogging is a conceivably a way to put my thoughts down on paper and then ask myself " Is this how I feel about this experience?" or "do these words really echo my thoughts?". Very often I have this nagging feeling that I've written down something totally irrelavant to how I feel.

Then once again there is the question of " How much of myself do I wish to reveal to the world?". A lot of what I've written is in fact extremely personal...but yet I know that I have not met a large percentage of the people who read my blog. It does feel odd at times when a total stranger comes and tells me he's quite familiar with all the intimate details of my life. Sometimes its gratifying, sometimes I actually resent it.

There are times I blog because I saw something really hilarious and I want to share the joke with everyone. Sometimes I blog for the purely selfish reason that I think I write well and I want everyone to tell me so :P.Sometimes I find that I can deal with emotional issues better when I write about them. Perhaps this blog will serve a diary and remind me 50 years from now what it felt like to be 20 years old.

I think the real reason I blog is because I think it helps me learn more about myself. Writing down every thought, every feeling, every experience tells me how I think, how I react to situations both good and bad. It certainly is an educational experience, I do recommend it :-).

So exactly one year back I wrote the " Personal Computer Systems " exam...little did I know that life would change so much in 12 months....

4 comments:

Arvind said...

hey dd,
im Arvind doing my final yr engineering in Panimalar engg college.u will be very surprised to hear that we came close to starting a fan club for u and ur blog in our class. i told about ur blog to one of my friend and he bunked college the next day. when i rang him up, he said he read ur blog the previous night and suddenly he got all inspired to become a goddamm writer. he started reading rknarayanan and stuff. man,u do inspire people.

and then, that guy told many of his mallu friends and so on. and finally we have a bunch of 20 guys from my class who r regular visitors to ur blog. the best thing abt ur blog is that many a times we all identify ourselves with u .and among a few bloggers i have read, i fell ur fu**in honest.
write much more personal stuff.we dont mind at all.but dont stop writing.

Happy BLoggin'

from,
Arvind and his classmates

Chakra Sampath said...

Dinesh, you do write well.

I thought of leaving few words of encouragement here, but reading Arvind's comments he has done that job already. Don't want to repeat that..

Great going buddy... Wishing u the very best in life!

- Chakra

Chakra Sampath said...

Dinesh, you do write well.

I thought of leaving few words of encouragement here, but reading Arvind's comments he has done that job already. Don't want to repeat that..

Great going buddy... Wishing u the very best in life!

- Chakra

Anonymous said...

Hey Arvind...a fan club for DD-sounds amazing! But why is it that 'u came close to starting a fan club' for him and didn't actually start one? Go ahead and start one-he deserves it!

And DD, congrats on ur blogging anniversary.. :-).

Sriram