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….


…writing stories

We live in a country of more than a billion people and out these 1.33 billion people (to be exact) the favorite pastimes are either making babies or writing books. As for making babies, the population numbers speak for themselves. Writing books..that’s the latest ask the question “What do you do?” and the answer you’ll get back is “I am an Author”

Everyone in India thinks he/she can be an Author. What is with Indians and the obsession of writing? We must be having very interesting lives…look at the number of budding authors around the country, everyone has a story to tell and having Chetan Bhagat as their role model does not help. He is probably the virus of Indian literature! Have you read his books? He gets worse by the book. There was a time I enjoyed reading his books, I will admit..but looking back, What was I thinking?

If that’s not enough, as of April 2016, Sunny Leone launched a book that she wrote Sweet Dreams..a collection of erotic short stories (on expected lines, didn’t think she is better at any other topic better than erotica) Since when did Sunny turn author? I thought all she was good at was spreading her legs in the porn industry and for whatever her acting skills are in Bollywood!

Is Sunny going to be a news anchor next? Looks like she wants to try her hand in almost everything.

I’ve read some excellent books by Indian authors, the talent is obviously there…but not everyone can write! Let alone writing, some people can’t even put a proper grammatical sentence together. It’s a sad state of affairs.

Take to blogging, improve on writing skills. It isn’t always about the quantity, we need good quality. Some of my blogger friends here on WordPress could give writers like Chetan Bhagat a run for his money.

I too wish to write a book someday, I hope I fulfill that dream!