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December 1, 2007

How are we blogging today?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Teal @ 10:57 am

It has been a little more than 2 years since I started blogging. At first it a weekly posting routine. There was a time when I was addicted to my own blog and couldnt take my eyes off it. I was proud and very elated at the thought that I had a page of my own where I determine everything from the color of the templates I choose, to the links that go out from here, from the content that goes in here to the display formatting of the same. I am god in this place, and the blog just blindly hears me out. Like a friend in the truest sense, being a good listener, archiving everything you put across and expecting absolutely nothing in return.

I think the only post that I had put about a burning social issue, was “The Fairer Sex” in the March of 2006. It evoked a lot of huge responses, by huge, I meant incredibly strong. One of my blog buds had said within minutes of putting up the post that the content was way too strong and that maybe I was exaggerating things. And I have never been able to sugarcoat brutality or basically, sugar coat anything.

Ron, wrote a new entry here spawned from the thought of the fairer sex post. It was one scary post. But something very true and something that every girl endures in her lifetime.  The guy who felt my post was “too strong”, was numb for hours after reading this post and had a changed perception. There was yet another guy , who wanted to cling on to being an ostrich with his head way underground, refusing to believe that these things never happened and that wat I was talking seemed rather irrelevant. But after reading Ron’s post, he had a changed perception too. You can read his post here.

So what am I coming to say here?

Hmmm…..

The funda is this, my purpose of blogging doesnt intend to snub anyone or coerce them into changing their perspectives. But I believe that we should take our blogging to another level and make it more socially relevant and proactive.  There is this guy I know who had put up a post, which had put up only the so called pitfalls of women in that issue, and turned a blind eye to the other side when men are just flawed. I told him to change his article to furnish the complete picture. And I told him that if he didn’t, I’d term that blog to be one with pathetic chauvinist content. After getting more than a earful from me, he [like most men always do] didn’t change a thing in that page.

Blogging is banned in many countries, people have been arrested for blogging, people have gotten into trouble for dragging names of big shots in their posts. I am not saying take sides and write something political, but you can always have your say on something and put it in a level headed way.

But then what is the whole point in blogging, when we cant be the maaliks of our own marzi, you might ask. Let me tell you this. In the name of small talk or random conversation, we can talk anything under the sun, and get away with it. But by putting something down in verbatim, you sanctify some racy thought in your head and give it a life.

And before you know it, it is alive. A post in a blog. Dont ever undermine it, for the blogger revolution is hitting cyberspace with multiple aftershocks, the impact of which, we might be able to assess, to an extent but not entirely.

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7 Comments »

  1. I just read those posts that you had referenced. I always knew that this problem existed in India, but I didn’t know that it was this prevalent. Very informative post! And most definitely an eye-opener! I think the lack of good quality education plays a major role in such crimes. Scum such as the ones mentioned in the referenced posts should be punished severely, but that’s easier said than done, since there is corruption at every level, and the cops are involved in such perverse activities as well. And the so-called steps that are being taken by the government to make the country safer for women, are completely useless, since they are in no way related to the issue itself. Educated politicians who do care about the welfare of the people and who are not interested in their own monetary benefit alone, can make a significant change in the system if they want to, but the probability of such a politician (who is willing to take drastic steps) coming to power is almost the same as the probability of me buying a Lamborghini Diablo.

    Comment by Brat — December 1, 2007 @ 12:17 pm | Reply

  2. Blogging is a very powerful tool towards social change. Here in the US it permeates through print media (newspapers and newsites) all the way to campaigning for democrats and republicans.

    Since you bloggers are so active and have good readership, its kind of your responsibility to have some useful content apart from all the fun and the funny stories.

    I am glad you realize it, Teal. Kudos!

    Comment by Rain — December 2, 2007 @ 1:09 am | Reply

  3. informative and compelling indeed…it makes me think that i am quite selfish coz my posts r more of fun than serious thinking…

    Comment by Ann — December 2, 2007 @ 6:43 am | Reply

  4. @ Brat:
    Sad but true amigo, sad but true 😦
    But this shouldnt dissuade us from trying to do something about it.

    @ Rain:
    Citizen journalism has caught on like wild fire in some south east asian countries, what say we bring it on here in India?

    @ Ann:
    It’s never too late, to get on to anything 🙂
    and welcome to T.E.A.L.S.P.A.C.E.

    Comment by Teal — December 2, 2007 @ 10:52 am | Reply

  5. may be calling me an ostrich was too much
    may be it wasnt..
    but at the moment, It was so unreal..

    Comment by pavan aka ostrich ?? — December 2, 2007 @ 7:36 pm | Reply

  6. @ Pavan a.k.a Ostrich~ 😛
    Well what are the odds!!!! I smell ROnnie’s work here !!! :-O
    anyhoo , good to see you visit this page after a long timeee …..
    and yeah I agree with the 2nd line in your comment 😎

    Comment by Teal — December 3, 2007 @ 9:19 pm | Reply

  7. no it was me. am a drifter

    Comment by pavan — December 4, 2007 @ 2:24 pm | Reply


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