In the beginning there was the diary! I never got into the habit of writing one. My father, brother Ramana and husband Raju were recipients of glossy diaries at the beginning of the New Year from various organizations. In fact when my father retired, he would insist on getting a new and notebook sized diary from Ramana and Raju. Later on my son Jai or daughter Nitila kept him supplied with the brand new diary, even if they had to buy one. I have no idea what he wrote in it. My mother also demanded a diary and she wrote something or the other in it.
I was introduced to the concept of blogging when I sent articles to a website Sulekha. The little pieces that I wrote about simple events in my life and a one page column that I contributed to a women’s magazine took on the avatar of a blog. I signed up on to a blogsite and then was persuaded to migrate to wordpress that I find very convenient. I am able to reach a larger audience through social media sites.
All this is hunky-dory….but a blog has to be consistently posted and there I fall abysymally short…pssst…this topic was due last week and as Ramana pointed out gleefully, the topic Travails of Blogging was suggested by Yours Truly.
I must confess that I am not consistent. I had dropped out of LBC posts because…..because….well…..you see…..I think…..oh, you must have got it by now.
I get sidetracked with Crosswords and jigsaws and Freecell and Spider Solitaire and Facebook and Scrabble. This happens whenever I sit down at my laptop to write.
When a brilliant sentence with original syntax, emotional expression and telling adjectives form in the mind, my husband switches on the TV and the Parliamentary pandemonium drown out the Muse!!
There are so many more travails that I can list and fill one of those 365 days dedicated diaries…..but I am 7 days late! So it is now or never and so, here goes the post!!
The seven other bloggers who write regularly are Ashok, gaelikaa, Maxi, Rummuser, Shackman and The Old Fossil, Lin at Dun-Na-Sead.