Thursday, January 13, 2011


Blogging Will Change Your Life – For The Better

If you are a blogger there is one movie you must see – Julie & Julia.

The story is about a woman who is thoroughly bored with life and is on the verge of depression. She hates her job at a call centre, her marriage has stagnated and she feels that her life has become static and there is nothing to look forward to.

Her husband introduces her to blogging, motivates her to start a blog, and start blogging about anything she likes. After considering various options, she picks up a cookbook The Art of French Cooking and decides to cook one recipe everyday and blog about it. In fact, one day when she does not post a blog, her angry fans ask her why, and this inspires her to make a commitment to herself and her readers to be regular in posting a blog. Now she has something to look forward to everyday – to cook a recipe and then write and post a blog about her culinary experience every day.

She starts feeling motivated and happy as her blog draws lots of readers, elicits numerous comments and evokes tremendous response, makes her famous, and finally culminates in her becoming a published author. Her days of depression are a long way off – a forgotten thing of the past.

That is the beauty of blogging. It gives you something to look forward to – yes, something to look forward to every day. Once you start enjoying blogging you will not sleep until you have posted something on your blog.

Blogging will make you happy as they say that the key to happiness is to have something to look forward to.

And do remember that you blog is your literary legacy in cyberspace for posterity – you may go away but your blog will remain forever.

Aren’t four things important in life – to live, to love, to learn and to leave a legacy.

Likewise there are four stages to enjoying blogging: anticipation ( looking forward to blogging), savouring the moment (enjoying the sheer pleasure of blogging and the joy of experiencing your creative juices flow), expression (sharing your creativity, interacting with fellow bloggers and friends in the blogosphere to heighten your experience) and reflection ( harking back on your blogging experiences by re-reading your old blogs and comments of your fans for happy nostalgic memories).

Dear Reader. Start Blogging. Keep Blogging. Blogging will change your life for the better. You can take my word for it. You will feel happy as you will have something to look forward to every day.

They used to say: An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Maybe now they will say: A blog a day keeps the doctor away.

Happy Blogging.

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VIKRAM KARVE educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU, Lawrence School Lovedale, and Bishop's School Pune, is an Electronics and Communications Engineer by profession, a Human Resource Manager and Trainer by occupation, a Teacher by vocation, a Creative Writer by inclination and a Foodie by passion. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories and creative non-fiction articles in magazines and journals for many years before the advent of blogging. His delicious foodie blogs have been compiled in a book "Appetite for a Stroll". Vikram lives in Pune with his family and pet Doberman girl Sherry, with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts.

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Nadia T said...

Good to be reminded of Julie and Julia... that was one amazing movie around blogging and food! Especially with all the nostalgia and past narration made a beautiful story!

Might blog on it at our Soul Care blog, do take a look it is about food, life, nostalgia :)

Sarah malik said...

so simply put but so very true. blogging surely changes life for the better...and i loved the legacy point, feel proud to be the owner of a blog :)
as for the movie, i m gonna watch it at the earliest. thnk u for making me smile and giving me the motivation which i kinda needed today :)
happy blogging!


Dibakar Sarkar said...

It is true that a blog keeps any ailments away...

Alka said...

Seems to be my story...Vikram, I started after I faced an empty nest syndrome...only son left for Engg(EEE)...and blogging has given me a new identity.