Nov 25, 2008

42

In the last couple of months, the readership of this blog has increased from near-zero to statistically significantly non-zero on a consistent basis. While that pleases me no end, I've been irked lately by several people complaining about various posts not living up to their expectations. 'What was the point?', 'Why was it so long?', 'This post didn't have your usual depth and emotion'... the list goes on.

It's as if people expect to find answers to life, the universe and everything... on this blog. I shall oblige. It's 42.

Now, let me re-iterate what this blog is really about. It's about ME. It's where I have every right to express myself - whatever's on my mind - in any manner I wish - and in as much unnecessary detail as I wish. I like for people to read it, and express their own views. But only for two reasons - I want big numbers on my hit counter, and I like being appreciated. I do NOT like being told that people's expectations are not being met, and any post (which I would've taken a lot of time and effort to think up, and then publish) is not good.

Tomorrow, we shall return to regular programming (episode 9). Multilateral Musings. Unnecessary Ramblings. Call it whatever, but that's how it is, and that's how it will be.

Got it? Peace.

3 comments:

  1. Hmmmm I can only say the following things after reading this post (read this only if you are writing for non-commercial purposes):
    1. Write for yourself and only yourself.
    2. You can write crap and still be happy about it... and thats what matters. People who want to read it will read it... else you can tell them to take a walk (on a serious note - its not crap)
    3. It is YOUR space... you can write whatever you want to... good, bad or ugly... take it or leave it. Simple.
    4. Humans are born critics... u can accept or grin and bear it or bajao them.

    Ok now enough gyaan from me... keep writing :)
    lastly - write only if you enjoy doing it.

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  2. So, basically you want people to come to your blog, read it and write tons of praise and not come if they donot like it.

    I think you should take feedback in the right spirit. No body means to insult you. We like the blog and want to give our Pov to get the dialogue going and make it better.

    Brat saala!!

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  3. @priti: It's not commercial, and i do write only for myself. And the gyan you gave is pretty much what i wanted to say with this post!

    @LoM: Appreciate the feedback. Honestly, what would I do without you all? Of course, I want y'all to keep comin even if you don't like it! But, in the interest of fairness, if u gonna be critical, i should also be allowed to throw some attitude :)

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