Well here it is. My decision to start up a personal blog again and start writing has actually resulted in something. I started blogging many years ago, at Yahoo 360. It was a wonderful experience. I met a lot of fellow bloggers there who are still friends and people who I feel I know better than some real life friends of mine. It's because people talk in blogs, say things about whats going on. You have to blog to understand.
I have a blog at Sulekha. It's ok. The folks there are nice and all. The thing is that I do not want to write just for that community. Or perhaps its more that I am too tired to go make friends in just that group. The nice thing about Blogger and Wordpress is that they support open commenting. People don't have to have a Sulekha id to chime in. At the end of the day, isn't that the reason that one blogs rather than keeping notes in a nice leather journal?
It's the eternal quest for feedback.
Bloggers are egoists, I've heard say. I will agree with that. Wanting feedback is a double edged sword. Yet, over and over again, I find myself going online to find help for obscure things and find the best answers in some one helpful soul's post, where they describe in ways you can understand, how they got through this situation you are facing.
How do you get a power of attorney drawn up for use in India if you live in the US?
How do you apostille a document?
What's a Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua mix all about?
Now I've given away what my next three posts are likely to be, since this is what I've been dealing with the last few days.
So we will see. More than anything else, I wrote at Yahoo to get the demons out of my head. There's something very cathartic about putting things down into words. They killed 360, because it wasn't hip enough, and not popular enough. I didn't know at the time what a special online community it was.
So starts another journey. I wonder where it will lead.