Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Back on Blog

2009 to 2016 - about 6 years of being away from blogging I decided to revive my blog. The big question I hope to answer is Why? Why after all those years did I choose to revive my blog. The answer is simple. Something happened on the way - a thing called Facebook

Facebook! I can see the incredulous look on your face. How can Facebook be the reason for getting back on blog? I don't know if you remember or not - in the earlier days, the wall of your Facebook page used to be pretty neat and clean. You would get information about your family and friends and people who matter. It was fun and the addiction went way way deep.

Then suddenly - as your friends list grew - you saw your wall changing shape. Someone climbed down a tree - it is a Facebook post. Someone ate a chewing gum - it is Facebook post. And suddenly your entire wall was awash with Tom, Dick's or Harry's post except your own. Add to it the growth of smart-phones and you had the perfect recipe for a big load of shit. Suddenly you had no clue who the guy in the picture was - it was just some another post by another anonymous; floating down your wall. People who mattered had disappeared in this flood on anonymous post.

I don't have any grudges with Facebook. (Well, not exactly true - Mark Zuckerberg preaching free-basics is something which I find hard to swallow) But the entire experience on Facebook now a days feels like "that-i-am-not-in-control". And this is why I decided to revert. Yes I will be there on Facebook and Yes I will be there on other social media - but I guess I will start blogging more. For one simple reason - "It gives me that feeling of control"

1 comment:

  1. I locked my facebook page for my own and my nearest one. Hence there is no Tom-dick-harry's post. In these years you could have followed that. Ha..ha..ha

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