A friend started writing a blog and that got me reading. I know how I got to her blog, just not sure how I got to others. Some I read always, some I read once and then never return.
As time went by I wanted a place to preserve my memories and thought a blog would be perfect for the same. But I always struggled with one question. What I was writing was for me and me alone. So do I make my blog public or private? If private, I will never give the URL out to anyone. If public, well its open to the public.
Why I struggle with having a private blog? Well I guess that comes down to why blog, why not just keep a diary and why everyone who blogs actually blogs? Because when you put something down, you want to be read. I would like to be read as well. But then I know I am not one of those who believes in self propagation. So even if public will anyone ever stop by? So if no one reads a public blog why not just go private.
But the main reason why I want the blog to be private is, I guess, a factor of the industry I work for. I know how user information is stored, sold, tracked and things targeted at you. Knowing all this do I really want my life to be open for observation to all, tracked by all the search and target engines?
There are a few blogs I have blog rolled. Without permission or without the owners of the blogs knowing :(. Some of these blogs inspire me to write..some of these blogs are like reading a page out of my life..some of these blogs just make me plain smile.. I would like to somehow reach out to those people and thank them for sharing their stories, an iota of their lives with the rest of the world and making an impact.
I don’t have any such lofty goals. I just want to remember a few things, capture the happy times forever in words, so that when time starts to slowly, fray the edges of my memory I have only the happy times to fall back on.
I struggle everyday. I toggle the switch between public and private every day. Private wins for now..every day.. Asmanjas everyday..