Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Your Blog – Your Legacy in Cyberspace

If you don't blog (or if you are a newbie 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. 

She is depressed as she feels that her life has become static and there is nothing to look forward to in her life.

Her husband introduces her to blogging and motivates her to start a blog.

He tells her to 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 then blog about her culinary experience cooking that dish.

Gradually she has many readers and her blog becomes popular.

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 do 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.


There are four things we all strive to do in our life

1. to live

2. to love

3. to learn  

4. to leave a legacy


Likewise there are four stages to enjoying blogging:

1. Anticipation (looking forward to blogging)
2. Savouring the moment (enjoying the sheer pleasure of blogging and the joy of experiencing your creative juices flow)

3. Expression (sharing your creativity, interacting with fellow bloggers and friends in the blogosphere to heighten your experience)

4. 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 do every day. 

And you will have a sense of satisfaction that you are leaving behind your legacy in cyberspace for the benefit of posterity.

Copyright © Vikram Karve 2012
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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 and blogger. Educated at IIT Delhi, IIT (BHU) 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 an anthology of short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories and 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  and academic research papers in journals and edited in-house journals and magazines for many years, before the advent of blogging. Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for 15 years and now teaches as a visiting faculty and devotes most of his time to creative writing and blogging. Vikram Karve 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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1 comment:

Gaurav Raghav said...

I love books and stories about pets and all.