How simple blogs can promote social cause effectively!

Let's have a look at these two blogs and see how success in blogging need not be just for making money and how we can use the free blogging tools for making a little contribution to the society we live in.

Well, this little post is not on how to become a social entrepreneur or a social activist. It is for illustrating that blogging for a cause need not cost money and that it can be used for supporting society in small ways without spending energy on design, SEO etc. 

These blogs are small in resource use but are big in resources. Both of them are on the free Blogger platform and no effort had been made to even customize the basic theme. Yet, these blogs are contributing their might behind the bloggers towards achieving their goals. 

Anaarkali - The saga of Bhil Adivasi Indigenous People

Rahul Banerjee mostly chronicles the saga of tribal populations though he sometimes digresses to areas not related with it, on this Blogger blog. Calling himself a naturalist and skeptic, Rahul has been relentless in discussing existential issues relating to the tribals and other marginalized sections of the society.

Esha - People for the Blind

Esha is a non-profit organization trying to help the visually challenged people in various ways, especially by spreading awareness about their needs and guiding people in whatever ways they could help the blind. Started by Nidhi Arora, Esha has two full-fledged websites and a good collection of web-resources for the needy, but they have chosen this simple Blogger blog for updating their activities.

Introducing a reference book on all things blogging

You cannot avoid mention of this book when you are talking about blogging in 2020.

Book on BloggingThe Manual is perhaps the first and only such work on blogging - dealing exhaustively with all aspects of blogging: history, concepts, legalities, tips and what not.

The book has been written by Manoj Pandey, an Indian media personality and social media watcher. This is the second edition of the book. Mr Pandey has written another book, The Manual of Social Media, with similar treatment to the topic. He maintains a blog, SocialLogging, in which he carries information and advice on social media, particularly blogging. The term sociallogging seems to have been coined by him.

Produced below is the book blurb.
The Manual of Blogging is a treatise on blogging - the online activity that now encompasses the entire social media and is growing in newer forms year after year.       
Though even writing small posts on micro-blogging sites and putting videos on video-sharing sites are also now called 'blogging', standalone blogs have traveled a long way since being plain  HTML pages on the web.  Some blogs of today are as big as media portals, rich in design and content and with many functionalities including ecommerce. If majority of individual blogs still are web diaries, more and more bloggers now maintain their blogs as online businesses, professional portfolios, even research publications.        
The Manual presents latest information on blogging, explains theoretical concepts, unravels technology, gives time-tested practical advice and discusses social and commercial aspects relating to blogging. Yet the Manual  does not ignore the rich history of blogging or shy away from predicting its future.
A reference book itself, the Manual contains a long list of quality references  and a glossary of terms used in blogging and social networking.        
The Manual is a must for libraries, media institutions, and those interested in blogging and social media in particular and media in general.
The book is available on Amazon, both as print edition and Kindle edition.

Mid-term updation of Indian best blogs' directory for 2019

Like in earlier years, we are updating the Directory of Best Indian Blogs in December to include good quality Indian blogs in English that have come to our notice since May. We thank hundreds of bloggers who have recommended their or others' blogs to us.

As you would know, we include blogs in the Directory in a very objective way, and without any financial consideration or asking the blogger for backlinks in return. Plus, we cannot include blogs that are poor in quality, especially in content, and those pushing copy-pasted or inappropriate content. Therefore, out of the new blogs that we have examined only a few get a place in the Directory.

During the mid-term review, we also check the existing blogs in the Directory for a major deterioration in regularity and a few other parameters. That has, like in the previous years, led to a few blogs dropping from the Directory.

The following are the new blogs in the Directory. Congratulations to the owners of these blogs for maintaining good quality blogs!

top Indian blogs in English

aditikapur -Panoramic Ripples
amritkauramy -Amrit Kaur
avibrantpalette -A Vibrant Palette
beingoptimist -Being Optimist
chitrasfoodbook -Chitra's Food Book
desicreative -DesiCreative
endlesselan -Epiphanic Moments
gleefulblogger -Gleefulblogger
hayyaahere -Hayyaa Here
invajy -InvajyC
khyatigautam -Bookish Fame
kitchenflavours -Yummy Food
maheshsowani -Heart of the matter
makeupandbeautyblog -Makeup Review And Beauty Blog
mansirana -Mansi Rana
moviesinmydna -Movie Reviews
mybooktours -My Book Tours
neelstoria -Seasons of Life!
onmycanvas -On My Canvas
orangewayfarer -Wayfaring the World
reviewbybookworms -Bookworm's Reviews
scienceandsamosa -Science & Samosa
shilpanairy -Shilpa Nairy
slimexpectations -Slim Expectations
sweetannu -SweetAnnu
vartikasdiary -Vartikasdiary
vidhyathakkar -Vidhya Thakkar
zarahatkeblog -zarahatkeblog