To paraphrase him, I need to learn, and request both constructive criticism as well as feedback on things that I do well (if there are any!). Where do I need to improve? Of course, you can email me your feedback at mahendrap [at] gmail [dot] com.
I started blogging just when I was in the midst of a very hectic life, having a regular IT job, a baby daughter, and a fledgling restaurant. (Incidentally, did anyone notice my daughter’s photographs I posted recently?) At the time, it seemed too much to take on at one time. But, I persisted, and trudged along. It is 5 months now that I’ve been blogging.
If I observe differences between my earliest posts and recent ones, I observe that I am posting less frequently with each post packing more substance and content. Each post taking up more time and effort, in order to make it a “worthwhile” post. I liken this to the development of Western Classical music. The compulsion to improve upon earlier art works is age-old in history. Haydn composed over 100 symphonies, Mozart 41, Beethoven 9, and so on. Each subsequent symphony being more complex than the one earlier.
Is this trend undesirable? Are small posts worthwhile?
In the course of 5 months, I have shared my passions, my life, my interests, and my life. I’ve shared poetry, sketches, entrepreneurship, and travelogues, apart from my amateur opinions on current affairs, politics, science and technology.
Many of my beloved readers have offered me encouragement and feedback as an ongoing process. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I don’t think I wish to gain wide popularity (somewhere, I know that’s not going to happen), and am happy with a select, sustained readership. Like in my personal life, I prefer few close friends (readers)!
My blogging life in the past five months have taught me several things. I may once write about them separately. What I’m glad about is that it has brought me a circle of friends whom I could never have found otherwise. This is what I’m celebrating on this birthday!
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