Straight from a Blogger’s Mouth…

About a year ago, when my satellite was launched into the blogosphere, I was completely ignorant of the huge responsibility I was undertaking. A few words of appreciation were received from friends. Encouragement was showered by relatives and loved ones. Some mouse clicks were made and within five minutes a blog account was created. I typed my first post, adorned it with beautiful pictures, clicked on the “publish” button and gave a licence to every netizen to explore the little niche that I had carved for myself on the world-wide web. But the satellite had to keep revolving; posts had to be published periodically to lure fellow bloggers. And it was here that I experienced some difficulty.

The nature of my job doesn’t really help when it comes to cooking up lip smacking stories. Nothing interesting happens in the mundane life of a software engineer who is holed up in an air-conditioned cabin for nine hours in a day. As a result very often I am at the mercy of unknown pedestrians, various elements of nature and members of the animal kingdom to give me some inspiration to write.

It’s quite frustrating at times. I sit in front of my laptop but the words turn hostile and refuse to cooperate with me. I find myself pitted against an army of words that attacks me with full force and ensures that I surrender. On such occasions I resort to boot licking and flattery because I know that I have to make my peace with them.

The amateur writer in me also has a tough time searching for alien domains which might leave the readers delighted. Our earth is several million years old and right from dinosaurs to the modern-day dudes very little has been spared by our super inquisitive writers. Under such circumstances I often encroach upon people’s private space to come up with something new. The desperate writer in me is willing to go to restricted places to gather fodder for the curious cow that resides in my devious mind.

The other day I was sitting in the bus, engrossed in a romantic novel, when my gaze fell on a young couple. Both of them were sitting with their fingers entwined and the smiles on their faces suggested that they were very much in love. Unknowingly I started spinning a story that revolved around them. It was a wicked thing to do. I tried to gather my thoughts and concentrate on the fictional characters but they kept crawling back to those two. After a while I realized I would never want snippets of my personal life being published on some nosy stranger’s blog. I pulled the reins immediately and brought the wild stallion under control.

I guess all bloggers go through these rough patches at times but I am not very sure.  If you have any comments to offer please feel free to do so. And don’t forget to share your blogging experience with me. The curious cow in my mind is very eager to know.  😀

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8 responses to “Straight from a Blogger’s Mouth…”

  1. praveen200sinha says :

    I am not new to blogging but i am also not even at a level of Amateur one can say.I read a lot, books, blogs every type of stuff.Sometime when i read some lines, my mind also just goes into imagining a vivid story about how this would happen. But i haven’t posted anything like that yet & was thinking to start that. 😛
    On the way to office in the bus just to pep up the travel, i also usually start making stories in my head when i see someone peculiar.It just takes the boredom away.

    • Chhavi says :

      Well, when I am reading a book or an article, even my mind starts spinning short stories and anecdotes….. I have to try really hard to concentrate on the text…… But, I think it will be quite exciting to come up with posts based on such thoughts 😀

  2. Destination Infinity says :

    I used to blog during the weekends. I spent one such weekend searching for a topic to write – two full days, with no luck! That is the only time that I went without a post in about three years of blogging.

    Early on, I used to write stories – The stories came to me, I didn’t go after them. Same way, blog topics come to you (somehow!). These days, I write down blog topics in my diary whenever an idea occurs to me. I have one full page filled with topics! But, the ones I publish may not be from that list at all! It just happens spontaneously.

    I was shocked when one blogger said that she had seventy posts in her drafts. At that time, I didn’t even know that we can hold posts in drafts and publish them later! I mean, I was struggling to come up with even one every week!!

    You have the talent of choosing nice words (and contexts). Maybe you could look at writing some short stories as well.

    • Chhavi says :

      Thank you Destination Infinity………. I have already begun writing stories. I have written one so far. It does makes one’s life easier. I don’t have to go searching for topics everywhere 🙂

  3. Saritha says :

    Congrats on completing one year of blogging and wishing u many more years of blogging…

    Been busy since few days,kids summer vacation has started and house is in mess,most of the time goes in cooking and cleaning.I get few thoughts of what to write but by the time i sit in front of the pc my mind is blank and don’t remember what i wanted to write….

    • Chhavi says :

      Thanks Saritha….. Yes I did make a note of the fact that you had not been very regular on your blog lately. It’s hard to manage everything with children in the house. But it’s their vacation and they deserve to enjoy themselves. So, best of luck!!! 😀

      And yes… when I sit in front of the laptop even I forget what I wanted to write. I guess it makes sense to jot down one’s thought in a notebook as and when they come….

  4. wanderlustathome says :

    I think the key is writing about something that you feel strongly about, anything that touches your heart or will touch other’s heart, a topic that is relevant. One blogger I truly admire is Preeti Shenoy of http://justamotheroftwo.blogspot.com/ She started blogging after she lost her father whom she was very close to. Today, she has an amazing blog, two published books to her credit and two more on the way.

    • Chhavi says :

      You are right WL……. we should always write about something that touches our heart…… Only then can words flow and touch your readers’ heart too. I am still trying to figure out what pleases my heart the most……. 🙂

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