Some positive thoughts

Took this from Facebook. Not sure who created this image. I feel like taking a printout of this poster and pasting it in my room.


By the way, today I was asked this question by husband – “Who do you blog for?”. I said it is for myself. “Then why do you want to publicize or promote your blog in any manner? Why do you even care who reads your blog?”, he said. He had a point, a valid point there.

{ I tried to have a Facebook page for my blog and then gave up on that idea again. Yeah this is the second time I created one and then unpublished it. I think I don’t really need one. Sometimes you see what everyone around you is doing and feel like doing the same. }

On a totally unrelated note, I have seen people refer to “btw” as between. I think not many know that btw is an abbreviation for “by the way”. I sometimes feel like correcting them, but I am afraid they will take offense.

Happy weekend!

24 Comments Add yours

  1. I love the, ‘Time heals almost everything.’ – It’s very true.

    That question is very valid – why do bloggers yearn for readers? If we are writing for ourselves, we should just write and publish and forget about it. Or we can even write in a notebook (I used to do this, but I showed it to everyone around me!).

    Let’s admit that blogging is about appreciating others and being appreciated in return. Maybe we want it because we lack appreciation in our lives? Whatever the reason, we feel good about writing and people commenting on our space, so we do. We can’t keep micro-analyzing every act and complicate *already complicated* life! πŸ™‚

    Destination Infinity


    1. yep, most people say they blog for themselves then why is there a need to publicize through twitter/facebook etc. I think everyone wants to be read. Even I want to be read. But I feel I do not want to publicize my blog on Facebook/Twitter at least for now. If people like my blog, they will anyway follow it I guess.
      Agree with you, we must not analyse it too much. πŸ™‚


  2. Those are some wise words….I need to follow a lot of them! πŸ™‚ BTW, I use that as by the way…and don’t understand the ‘between’ use of it!


    1. I saw some Facebook updates where someone started a sentence with something like this – “Between, I was going…”. I think what he meant was btw. πŸ™‚


  3. Exactly what I need. I wouldn’t mind putting this somewhere I can see everyday. Million likes. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

    Why would someone confuse btw for between. It doesn’t make much sense.


    1. I loved all the 7 logic too. Want to apply in life.
      I think they have seen people use “btw” in sentences and thought its full form is “between”. So I saw few people start sentences as “between, …”.


  4. Shilpa Garg says:

    Agree with all the 7 logics shared here and I must definitely practice 2 of these in my life!
    BTW, (the real BTW, I mean πŸ˜‰ ) I have seen a lot of glaring issues as well, but it is best to ignore because not everyone is receptive to a critique.


    1. Yeah sometimes it is better to ignore I guess. I usually don’t resist myself from commenting if I see some issues in other blogs.


  5. Ashwathy says:

    Hahah! SO glad to notice that I am not the only grammar nazi! πŸ˜€


    1. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  6. Rajlakshmi says:

    7lovely thoughts indeed. Maybe you should correct them πŸ™‚ else how will they learn… I sometimes get brickbats for this though πŸ˜›


    1. haha.. that’s true.. if we don’t correct them, they will continue to abuse English. πŸ™‚ But yeah scared of those brickbats.


  7. The Other Side of Life says:

    Very nice! Have you seen the Holstee Manifesto? I put that up on my office desk! Should add this one there..:)


    1. I have seen it online, but did not know that we could get a poster. I want to put it on my office desk too. Thanks Preeti. πŸ™‚


  8. SG says:

    Nice post. Excellent points. I did not know some people use “btw” for between. I always used “btw” for by the way. I write blog for myself. I read a few others’ blogs because I like them.


    1. Me too SG. I mostly write for myself but it is easy to forget why you are doing something. Thanks to the question my husband asked, I realized why and what I was doing.


  9. renu says:

    All the points are true, only if we could follow the. I also write what i feel like, if people read it I am happy, but I do not publicise in anyway..nor write from that angle, same goes for reading, I read only those blogs which I like..


    1. Yeah those points are really good but not easy to follow.


  10. Mi says:

    AK, you are just too sweet…. tell them that btw is by the way and not between! Remember the times when people corrected you??? πŸ˜€

    Well, there is always a discussion about why do we blog.. I always feel, that anything we do is for ourselves at the end of the day.. so even if you made the FB page, isn’t that getting people to read what you write, have them discuss over topics and make interesting conversations? It is not always publicity!! I feel! πŸ˜›

    Your blog is amazing…. if you wont promote, others will, anyway! πŸ™‚


    1. Yeah I should let people know next time I see someone sharing grammatically wrong sentence on Facebook. πŸ™‚
      That’s true Mi. You put it so nicely, I now understand why people would want to create FB pages.
      Thanks Mi for such lovely words. πŸ™‚


  11. Mi says:

    And those wonderful points… thanks for putting them up! πŸ™‚


    1. Glad you liked them Mi. πŸ™‚


  12. Nish says:

    That’s some very nice advice. I try to do them, not sure I succeed all the time. Btw (by the way), I love the look of your blog.


  13. Thanks Nish. πŸ™‚


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