Friday, February 08, 2013

What I've learnt about blogging

  • Write about things that are dear to you, things that you care about or stuff that means something to you. People might agree or disagree, like or dislike the piece but will respect your opinion if it is put forward the right way.

  • Do not try to be too politically correct but also do not write to incite or provoke. It's fun to debate but its wisest to avoid starting a gutter fight. Also, tone is as important as content.

  • Lastly, but most importantly, do not indulge your audience and pander to their requests. At some point in time, you will be consumed by this overwhelming desire to please them that you lose your identity. What happens then is that you don't realise your own voice 10 years down the road when you revisit what you've written.

1 comment:

Manwithnoname said...

thalaivaa.. thee kulikavaa..

Just the other day I read this saying from Oscar Wilde "Be yourself. Everyone is already taken." And most of the blog buggers are "inspired" by someone or the other..

anyway, since reading the quote, I've started hating myself for becoming like my manager.. repeating everything he says to the team.. just like what he does from his mgr..

Sad.. but all frikin vetti's think alike..