Today’s assignment: write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post on your blog.
Note: This post is in response to Blogging University Blogging 101 course.
My name is Anand and I live in India. I started scribbling my ideas in 2003 in notebooks to increase my perceptivity. Those notebooks kept growing in time and I was not able to manage them. I burnt them, threw them away at unknown places and sold them to peddlers, still their memories kept haunting me. Then I started frequenting online forums in 2008 and it became easier as I relied less and less on notebooks. In 2011, I started keeping a blog for the same on Google’s Blogger. In July, 2015, I switched to WordPress when a friend suggested. This was a great breakthrough for blogging. As I joined Blogging University Blogging 101 course in August this year, I came to meet many new friends and learnt many things to improve myself as a blogger.
Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
Getting feedback on your ideas is key to your growth as a person, thinker and a writer. Systems which are closed and don’t get feedback collapse very soon. I need feedback and discussion to thrive as a human being and thinker. I also want to help others with my writings. Unless I blog publicly and interact with others–there is no chance to reach out to others and help. I feel, listening others attentively helps them and sometimes even heals them. I feel we can build a great society if we all listen each other attentively. Blogging publicly helps me listen others!
What topics do you think you’ll write about?
I will mostly write about Mysticism, Spirituality, Psychology, Healing, Movies, Meditation and Astrology. Sometimes I will share personal anecdotes and inspiring quotations. I will also take part in blogging events and challenges and respond to prompts from various sources.
Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
Everyone. I would love to know people from all walks of life. I would also love to contact other people who want to help others selflessly.
If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?
I don’t know. I enjoy blogging everyday. I hope to interact with many more people. Listen to many more people and make some really good friends and help create a better Blogosphere and society.