Everything is new and happening when we are young but as we age we not only gain maturity and experience but are also laden with apprehensions and the increasing ‘what- will-people-say’ syndrome. I still remember the craze we had for online chats and sify cafes when I had just stepped out of school. It was a mandatory requirement for every college going kid to have an account to chat. Oh the excitement of those Yahoo and Gmail chat rooms ! But as all things do, this passed too. Online accounts became a normal thing. A plethora of new websites cropped up while a few old ones met with their natural demise (R.I.P. Orkut).
The blogging sites too came and went, and I kept thinking of creating an account. But the thought of my own insufficiency as a writer always stopped me. Writing for me is an art that needs perseverance, proper time and dedication. I did not wish to create a blog just for the sake of it and then find myself incapable of doing justice to it. I kept on putting off this task under the garb of a busy schedule. But I guess this procrastination had more to do with my low self assessment of my own writings. But inspite of these misgivings, my wish to write stayed a constant. From my pen and paper, the pages of my notebooks, a diary to my laptop… all became witnesses to my humble thoughts. But after years of writing just for myself I feel the need to express myself in front of a larger audience. Self criticism, though best in form, can sometimes lack proper channel without any external feedback. Thus I decided that why not give blogging a try. Here my musings can float around, open to interpretation, criticism and constructive feedbacks.
My blog would give me a chance to reach out to my friends, family and the world at large…here’s to new starts again!