Thursday, July 28, 2011

A BLOG A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY Blogging Will Change Your Life – For The Better

Blogging Will Change Your Life – For The Better

If you are a blogger there is one movie you must see – Julie and 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 your blog is your literary and intellectual legacy in cyberspace for posterity – you may go away but your blog will remain forever.

What are the four things we all strive to do in our life – to live, to love, tolearn 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.


© vikram karve., all rights reserved.

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About Vikram Karve

A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer. Educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU Varanasi, The Lawrence School Lovedale and Bishops School Pune, Vikram has published two books: COCKTAIL a collection of fiction short stories about relationships (2011) and APPETITE FOR A STROLL a book of Foodie Adventures(2008) and is currently working on his novel. 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. Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for almost 14 years and now teaches as a visiting faculty and devotes most of his time to creative writing. Vikram lives in Pune India with his family and muse - his pet dog Sherry with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts. 

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SuKupedia ™ :) :) said...

Vikramji, I just stumbled upon ur blog through indiblogger and the Pune connection interested me more. Blog a day .. I luv it. Very true. Will surely watch the movie. I am a little insy winsy thing when it comes to blogging so no comments on ur writing, but I love the topics and ur friend in the pic is cute :) :)

aame said...

Interesting write-up ! I've seen the movie and enjoyed it too as much as I am enjoying blogging now though I'm yet pretty new here :)

Vikram Waman Karve said...

@ sunita - yes, you must see the movie. Blogging is an enjoyable activity, so happy blogging. My friend in the pic thanks you for calling her cute (yes, she is most adorable)
Do read my blog and comment - I will look forward to your feedback.

Vikram Waman Karve said...

@ aame - You will really enjoy blogging - let your creativity blossom. All the Best.

ghost writer said...

i agree with you vikram... blogging is an addiction... if i have to stay away from it for a while, i start feeling sick :)

lamb shanks recipe said...

Yes I find it enjoyable to write also. And researching for something new to share is a joy especially on food.

Vikram Waman Karve said...

@ ghost writer - yes blogging is addictive, a good addiction.
@ Lamb shanks recipe - foodie blogging - I love it too

how to cook lamb said...

Being successful on food blogging is what I love most in writing and sharing wonderful ideas and getting the taste of a good share is very fulfilling.

Vikram Waman Karve said...

@ how to cook a lamb - yes, I agree, getting the taste is very fulfilling