Saturday, February 25, 2012

WHY YOU SHOULD BLOG - Blogging is Good for Health

Blogging Will Change Your Life – For The Better

If you don't blog (or are a budding 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 married life is stagnating 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

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.

Copyright © Vikram Karve 2012
Vikram Karve has asserted his right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work. 
© 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 and a book of vignettes and short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories, creative non-fiction articles on a variety of topics including food, travel, philosophy, academics, technology, management, health, pet parenting, teaching stories and self help in magazines and published a large number of professional research papers in journals and edited in-house journals for many years, before the advent of blogging. Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for almost 15 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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Unknown said...

i m very motivate after reading this post sir. thank you so much to share with us !
will sure buy a book(cocktail) from flipkart.:)

Sahithya Sridhar said...

nice read.. :)

anrosh said...

you bet

deb said...

i liked that movie although i didn't know anything about blogging when i watched it.

loved this line - u may go away but ur blog ll remain forever.

thorough enjoyed the read.

Shalu Sharma said...

As a matter of fact you are very right. Blogging is good for your. Its one of those things one can do without any issues. Just write your heart out.

Anonymous said...

Hello Vikram,

I totally agree with you. I introduced my mum to blogging after her retirment last year and now she's enthusiastically making new craft projects and learning new things just to contribute to our blog "miss crafty"...

Vikram Waman Karve said...

@ Deepak - Thanks. I am sure you will enjoy Cocktail and blogging too
@ Sahi - Thanks
@ Anonymous - I am so glad your mum has found such a fruitful and rewarding hobby

Arvind Passey said...

After reading the post I've decided to see the movie too...
Loved the way a complex thought is expressed in a simple way.

Arvind Passey

Anonymous said...

I agree!! Well said and I think all bloggers would be able to relate to this :)

Anonymous said...

I agree!! Well said and I think all bloggers would be able to relate to this :)