August 4, 2015

Thank God, she has quit blogging.

A beautiful friend maintained an equally beautiful blog. Once she even asked us for blogging advice which we gave, but she did not intend to use that. She quit blogging last week. So this story is fresh from the oven. 

We'll talk about her beauty later; for now let's talk of the blog.

She wrote a couple of posts everyday, and did that religiously for three long years. At the end, she had a massively resourceful blog with over two thousand posts. Other than some technology / gadget / news blogs, we are yet to see blogs with those many posts. 

Her blog was a show-piece. She was there in every part of it, with photos in every conceivable pose. There were colourful widgets in two sidebars and the bottom. Almost all posts had she painting nails or combing hair or applying lipstick or patting her dog or posing before a monument.

What gave you the time and energy to carry on for such a long time with such regularity, we asked.
"Sheer passion," she said. "I put my heart into whatever I do." We know that. She has earlier put all her heart into gardening, then horse-riding, then yoga, then handicraft... Poor heart of hers!  

We have browsed a few dozen of her posts. They come direct from heart but have no meat. We had earlier discovered only English errors but now we looked at the content; it was all about herself, her 'sweet doggie', her nails, her saris and blouses, her sandals, her this, her that. Almost everyday, she rang up one of her friends to tell them how great she had written that day. Friends would comment with 'nice post' or 'you are looking exceptionally beautiful' or 'from where did you buy ...'.

But when she left blogging last week, we thought she had finally got bored of it all, or maybe she had seen the futility of talking only about herself. That was not the case, she said. "Blogging, you know, is after all such a slow medium. I have joined Facebook, and see how many friends I have made!"

One of us visited her Facebook timeline only yesterday (and that prompted this post). It is really impressive: she now posts at least half a dozen times a day and she has been doing so simultaneously with blogging, for the last six months. As well-wishers, we are going to suggest to her to switch over to Twitter before she discovers that Facebook is too slow for her. 

Are you one of such passionate bloggers who put their heart into blogging? Stop blogging before it is too late!

Blogging is not really for chatting, as there are much more instant platforms now available. Blogging is a 'serious' business, isn't it?