Friday, July 17, 2015

For what it's worth

I'm quite active on five social media platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Blogger. Although it might not come across, of the five, i feel the deepest connect with my blog. And i'm not just saying it. I've been actively writing on this platform since 2007 and my frequency has only increased so far. Yes, i refuse to promote it on other platform for several reasons. The primal one being, what's the point? I write for myself here. Unlike a tweet which i might have framed keeping the readers in mind, i don't write 140+ character material. So naturally, i don't expect much in terms of followers (which currently stands at 321, an embarrassing figure indeed!) either. But that's how social media works. If you don't exhibit or scream or both, you don't get noticed. 

That said, every once in a while, you experience something which makes you feel better about yourself. For instance, a student of my brother's walked up to him after the lecture and asked him a question. "Are you Shakti Shetty's brother?" My brother nodded and asked the young fellow, "Do you follow him on Twitter?" The student replied, "No, i don't like his tweets but i love his blog!"

4 comments:

Aashish Kulkarni said...

Sweet.
Who doesn't read your blog?

Harry said...

I am quite regular in following your blog than following you on any other social media platform.

I love your postings. and you have been regular in it. that's more amazing. couple of days ago, I was watching 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai' where Fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed were showed to have acquired a habit of writing their notes on a daily basis. saying just like that.

cheers!

Unknown said...

I check your blog every night before sleeping. This is kind of routine.
I read one of your post in which you wanted to be like chaiwala near your house when you grow up.
I want to read that post again. I know you don't reply on social media platforms. But Please give me the date or name of that post. This blog is very special to me.

Anonymous said...

So do I. You have a beautiful mind. The world needs more people like you. Chaos would give way to peace..inner peace.