Whom do I write for? Why do I write for? What do I think while drafting something? These subjects always put up whenever I intend to post something.
I scribble usually the silence of my soul, while being on my terrace or the under-prevailing flux on my mind at a deep dark hour of a sleepless night. Thus, to be factual I basically write for myself. I reckon, everybody pours their intrinsic character in the words they prefer to choose for their musing, and perhaps I do the same. I would admit I was apprehensive about taking up blogging initially. May be I lacked confidence to put my words in light of others. But then I realized its way better that others know me purely on my thoughts and beliefs, unaltered by the fact of my appearance or my sense of humor or any added conformity.
But then, what do I think while drafting a post? Is this relevant? Will this resonate? And then I freeze. Sometimes I delete the draft. Most of the time, I tell myself I’ll come back to it, and it ends upsetting in my dashboard, forever.
To me writing is way more than just blogging, it is like an unusual camaraderie between the writer and its readers, where there is sharing of the known while being unknown.
In a post on the central value of blogging, WordPress founder Mr. Matt Mullenweg talks about how blogging is harder than it used to be — that amidst obsessing over stats, counting Likes, and waiting for comments, we forget about what really counts, like genuine engagement, thoughtful interaction, and focusing on what you truly want to say.
Matt suggests simple, practical advice: write for two people. Write for yourself, and for one other person you have in mind, as if writing them a letter: So blog just for two people.
I admire his evaluation and perhaps, I can make that count.