If you have been blogging for some time now you might have noticed that our blogs change, they go through phases and at least in my case my blog has grown up with me. When I look at some of my earlier posts and the pictures I posted I often wonder aloud- how could I have ever posted that pic? In my case it has been 7 years of blogging and seems like a long, long time.
I started blogging because my sister and brother-in-law insisted that I blog too and gave me no peace till I started. Initially I would blog whenever I felt like but for past few years (I have not kept count) I make you all on my RSS (or those who read my stuff regularly even otherwise) suffer almost daily.
There was a time when I would take my blog only so seriously. Not that I take it (or myself) too seriously even now but there is one difference. I will tell you what but in a minute.
When I started, it was for pure fun, for recording my journeys and since I would anyway take pictures, I would put a few in my posts too. Then came a time when I would post only pictures on this blog. But thankfully I outgrew it.
To begin with, I was not so serious about my photography but it really grew on me. I have developed a passion for photography that refuses to go away or diminish in any way! And I hold this blog responsible for it!
Slowly I started getting invited by hotels (the first trip was in 2006 I think) in India. Some money (largely loose change but sometimes a little more) also started coming my way through blogging. Recently I got invited to Malaysia because of my blog!
Even till the start of this year if I ever got worked up about my blog traffic etc. I would ask myself- “why did you started blogging?” and the answer would be- “because it was fun.”
Did you notice the past tense. Try as I may, this tried and tested recipe is not working any longer. If I get worked up now about my blog due to some reason (like that tweet button on the top of the posts is not working and I have no clue how to fix it) I try asking myself again, “so why do you blog?” But in reply all I get is a silence. I am not sure of the answer any longer and I do not know if it is a good thing or a bad thing. I hope time will tell.
How long have you been blogging? Have you changed as a blogger? Do share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you on this.