By “life-blogging” I mean the kind of blogging one does when one writes about his or her daily life. I do not usually do that kind of blogging, as I have emphasized in the past. There are two reasons. One related to the audience and one with related to myself. For the audience, I think it does not give them any value out of reading my blog. But then if one claims to write only for one’s satisfaction, audience should not really matter much. And no one is forcing them to read the blog – if they do not see any value, they will go away. Why bother? Therefore, it is the second reason that is more important. That is despite my feelings that “life-blogs” do not add value, many a times they do tend to attract big audience. And I would not want to tell about my day to day life to strangers. I am absolutely uncomfortable. In fact even through this blog, whenever people have tried to dig too much into my life, I have shunned them off – most of the times quite directly.
However, today I was thinking of an advantage of life blogging. Many a times, you do not initially know that you would want to remember something later. If you have been doing that kind of blogging, it will lie there whenever you want. This happened in case of PPTs. I wish I had written down my experiences with all the PPTs I attended somewhere. I have a feeling that it could have been turned into a really hilarious collection. Unfortunately it is too late. I am already forgetting the details of earlier PPTs and mixing them up with each other. :(( So, for the first time I wish I had been blogging like that. A private diary could be a solution to that. But maintaining a diary along with all these blogs I am trying to maintain is kind of tough.
P.S. I think I need to deal another issue regarding what I am labeling life-blogging. When I say life-blogging does not add value, I mean those kinds of bloggers who only write about what one had for the breakfast and with whom one went for the dinner. There are circumstances when life-blogging can add huge amount of value. For example, a researcher writing about his/her daily progress/setbacks in research giving details; or someone who is travelling a lot; or even someone writing about where he/she went for dinner, if he/she is a food connoisseur, keeps visiting different restaurant and gives details on the menu and dishes.
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