Thursday, May 24, 2012

ब्लॉग्गिंग का क्या फायदा ? WHAT DO YOU GAIN FROM BLOGGING ?

ब्लॉग्गिंग का क्या फायदा 
WHAT DO YOU GAIN FROM BLOGGING?
Musings 
By
VIKRAM KARVE

In today's materialistic world you must have a motive for doing something. You must “gain” something from doing an activity.
So if you spend your time and effort pursuing some activity there must be some material motive for doing that - you are expected to gain something - it can be POWER, WEALTH or FAME, mostly Wealth or Money.

WHAT DO YOU GAIN FROM BLOGGING?   ब्लॉग्गिंग  का क्या फायदा  

Many people ask me why I am wasting my time and effort Blogging when the same time and effort could be put to “good” use doing something worthwhile to earn money. 


“You spend so much time and effort blogging, they say. 

And then they ask me, What do you gain from blogging? 

Why don't you monetize your blog?” other well-wishers say, “at least you will earn some money for your efforts. 

Why can't people understand that a person can do something for the sheer enjoyment of doing it, without any material or ulterior motive. 
To buttress my point I would like to quote an Urdu couplet I heard long back. 

(I cannot translate it exactly but will try to give you the gist)

Someone asked a lover  इश्क का क्या फायदा  (What do you gain from love?)

The lover replied फायदे का क्या फायदा  (What do you gain from gain?)

Why do we look for profit or reward in anything we do? 

Why do we have expectations in a relationship? 

Why can't we do something for the sake of doing it - like in the case of true love or इश्क 


इश्क का क्या फायदा  ?
फायदे का क्या फायदा  ?


Would some connoisseur be so good as to translate and interpret this couplet for us in a better way please?


And dear fellow Bloggers, do let us know why you blog and what is your what your answer to the question: WHAT DO YOU GAIN FROM BLOGGING?

ब्लॉग्गिंग का क्या फायदा ?


I eagerly await your comments.





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