සිතිවිලි (Sithiwili)

Why Blog?

Posted in Thoughts by Nalaka(නාලක) on December 4, 2007

Why do we blog?
What’s in blogging that makes thousands of people take it up, and devote a considerable portion of their working time on it?
Looking closer to home, I ask myself; why exactly did I start to blog?

For me, it is really simple:

Like all human beings, I like to express myself. Through blogging, I want my ideas to resonate in other minds, for them to find fertile ground within others. I want to grow as a person, and I want to help others grow along with me as a result of that intellectual interaction.
This is why I blog.

A note on this blog…
I started this blog on Sunday and as of Tuesday, my hit-counter already reads over 450 hits.
Of course I bugged many of my friends to read the blog…🙂 and I am not exactly sure about the actual number of different people that read this.
But seeing the hit counter going-up and reading the comments, made me extremely- almost childishly, happy!

Thanks.

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  1. Dulip said, on December 6, 2007 at 9:28 am

    Dear Nalaka,
    You must be wondering why I am commenting all the time in English, due to some technical problem my computer doesn’t have Sinhala support right now. When I get the fixed, I’ll start commenting in Sinhala, in which I am more comfortable with!!
    BTW, I would like to add some thing to your post. I also have a blog which I started one year back, as you may know I am extreamely willing to exchange my ideas with others, but I am not motivated to express my ideas in a blog, maybe it is a kind of passive act as the listner is not just in front of me to give me immediete feedback!!
    But I really enjoy send comments to others blogs, some times my comments is larger than the original post.
    I think commenting on other person’s blogs is also a kind art!!!
    Best
    Dulip

  2. Nalaka(නාලක) said, on December 6, 2007 at 9:38 am

    That is very true- commenting on other blogger’s posts is form of art in its own right!

    In fact, I think bloggers are largely motivated by these comments …

    Maybe you could mention the url of your blog here- we would love to hear what you are doing over at Cambridge …

  3. bypeexedy said, on May 23, 2009 at 3:42 am

    hm. love it ))


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