Blogger or Writer?

Writing isn’t a piece of cake for everyone! Blogging however gives you that freedom to sense that pleasure of what it feels to eat that piece of cake and maybe try to bake yourself one with limited resources.

I am a blogger right? But then I write my blog posts.. so that makes me a writer? (if you look at it literally) or better still, I type my blog posts.. that makes me a type writer? [I know silly thought that! duh]

I BLOG hence I am a blogger BUT then isn’t writing and blogging physically the same thing? So maybe I’m a writer too then? Okay, I do not write professionally and stuff.. so that puts me more in the casual club of “Bloggers” where bloggers are casual people who basically express their opinions and thoughts on different topics on the contrary to “writers” who write from a more professional perspective..bah! Big Deal!

Potato, potahto – Tomato, tomahto .. whatever!!

That said..writers are boring (not all, most of them are..) bloggers on the other hand are so much cooler. One can associate with what bloggers write..their posts would always include a little something of themselves, maybe in the form of an emotion or a personal experience and that makes people connect to a blogger better than to a writer.

I’ve tried my hand at ‘writing’ or if I could call it that.. an article here and there (during my college days) on the local newspaper but I always knew if I was to write about something, it’s got to come from the Heart..and that’s why I enjoy blogging so much, there aren’t expectations, there isn’t pressure to deliver posts everyday and you get a chance to enjoy what you write, however silly it may be or sound to the reader. The odd grammar or writing mistake can be found..but that’s still okay.

At the rate blogs are being opened today, one thing is clear – everyone’s got an opinion about something or the other and under the shelter of a blogging platform, they can have their say, not worrying of too much of it catching the public eye. For everything written or said on main stream media is either judged, condemned or mis-understood.. and not everyone is up for that.

At least with blogging, you keep the ‘fun’ aspect of writing alive.. and you aren’t restricted to what topics you can write about..any topic under the sun is good enough to write about. You see something and you’re like….


Fourth Anniversary


Thank You WordPress, if not for the illustration pop up, I’d never know 🙂 😀

So, 4 years on WordPress…hmmm, that means I have been inactive for a good 2 and half of those years…its just been a little over a year than I have been posting regularly 🙂

Well Anyways Happy 4th Blogaversary to me…yay!blogaversary-sign

Blogging has been really fun, having met some awesome people through this platform. So bloggin’ it shall be in the future as well…and who knows this blog might just be the small stepping stone to greater things. For the 83 followers so far and the awesome friends I’ve made…you guys are the real heroes behind ‘theextraaamile’

I’m just the everyday guy with the crazy thoughts that eventually go up on the blog, of which stories being my favorites. These thoughts often come to me while walking, driving, listening to music, having a shower etc. man-with-motebook-05Though some part of the fictional stories have resemblance to my own life, where else would I get the inspiration to write them from…? They are mixed and matched through different situations and characters that’s its difficult to put a finger on a particular line.

Of course for those friends of mine who know me on a personal level might figure it out…but then again, all my friends on WordPress are new. Some of them who are very sweet and very special 🙂