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Monday, August 02, 2010


A few years ago, every few months, someone or the other would pipe up with an angsty post on the topic of blogging. The question always was: Why do we blog? My standard thought at that time was that I blog because I feel like it. Now I think I have a better answer.

I blog to remember.


Blogger Rahul Siddharthan said...

You mean it's like a sort of open, online diary?

(I never kept a diary and I rarely re-read my old posts -- so I suppose our motivations are different.)

8/02/2010 3:03 PM  
Blogger gaddeswarup said...

I originally started when a Telugu site started rejecting my comments. Slowly the purpose seems to be changing. Now it is partly like a commonplace book:
But too many interesting things and I am beginning to loose track of the previous posts.

8/03/2010 10:37 AM  
Blogger km said...

And people are tweeting to forget?

//seriously, hasn't everyone abandoned their blogs for twitter?

8/06/2010 6:09 AM  
Anonymous blackmamba said...

Trying to remember from a public log, recorded soon after something happens - seems like an inherently sketchy enterprise. You lose the ability to introspect. But later on, you read your blog, and it seems factual.

I am skeptical of using blogs to archive personal memories.

8/06/2010 7:23 AM  
Blogger km said...

BM: For me, self-censorship (while blogging) is the bigger problem...which is why a public blog cannot replace a private diary for me.

8/07/2010 1:07 AM  
Blogger Phantasmagoria said...

I blog(ged) to forget.

Now that I have forgotten I no longer feel the need to blog.

True story!

8/24/2010 12:13 AM  
Blogger Phantasmagoria said...

But thanks to you, I have to blog about this now.


8/24/2010 12:14 AM  

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