Thursday, May 24, 2012

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

ब्लॉग्गिंग का क्या फायदा 

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.


Hemant said...

Well written sir!!! I agree to you - "Kuchh kaam apne liye bhi karne chahiye"

Trying to translate -
इश्क का क्या फायदा ?
फायदे का क्या फायदा ?

Once someone asked me, "What's the benefit of Love".
I simply answered, "What's the benefit of being benefited?"

compassion9981 said...

Blogging aint just a phrase, in my vision it is a productive work. Anything which satisfies the writer in me is fertile.. The blogging being one of those works is worth doing.
I dont write to earn money or to gain sympathies or appreciation. I write to be appeased. Writing completes the lines I am unable to think of. It makes my wordings a lot more explicit and understandable..

Hence, I love.. blogging !!

IndianTopBlogs said...

Came here while examining blogs for our rankings. Feels good that stopped by your blog.
Blogging can be a passion, and yes, passion ka kya fayda?
We have posted a detailed post on this subject, titled, 'Blog and live happily ever after… ' You may like to visit that.

Vikram Waman Karve said...

@ IndianTopBlogs
Absolutely right - PASSION ka kya faayda? I'll surely read the post you mentioned.

Vikram Waman Karve said...

@ compassion 9981 - Truly a great answer. You really love blogging, don't you?

Vikram Waman Karve said...

Thanks Hemant

compassion9981 said...

Absolutely.. its part of my routine now :)