What to Write and What Not?

Friday, August 28, 2009

It has been quite some time since I last posted on my blog. I'm often in a dilemma when it comes to posting something on my blog, especially when posting non-tech stuff. In my previous posts, many a times I've talked about posting more personal stuff out here. Infact, in Jan 2008, I had a complete post on this. But alas, there is rarely anything personal on my blog.

Most of my recent posts make this blog look like a technology blog. Most of these are code samples, tips and tricks, technology reviews etc. One of the reasons for this is that, I kind of use this space for my own reference by posting stuff I might need to use in future. Also, at times, these help others looking for similar stuff (and I get visitors from search engines).

Coming back to the dilemma about writing blog posts - it’s hard to decide what I want to share on my blog. I can't figure out how to post on the public domain. Many a times, I think about posting some small events and happenings in life. But then I just don't want to write a complete post about it. These personal posts can sometimes take a lot of time as it requires a lot of thought process to put everything together. Most of the times I just feel its not worth the time.

Some of these personal things just find another place on the web - my Twitter account. It’s much easier to tweet stuff rather than writing a large post about it. This is one of the reasons that I post less on my blog. I tweet about a wide variety of stuff, some of which would have been on my blog if there was no Twitter.

Talking about some social networking sites - there was a time, when I was very frequent on Facebook and Orkut but not any more. I do visit these occasionally, but hardly ever do things like changing my Facebook status. Previously, I've also been active on various forums where I've posted actively; but now a rare visitor to those forums too. For me these online habits evolve over time then go into long hibernation stretches and sometimes wake up for short spells of time.

Hopefully, in future I'll continue posting more useful stuff on this blog and cut down on these crap posts. Thank you for bearing with me through this post, I know it wasn't a nice read.


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