Seven Years

More then seven years ago I was introduced to the concept of blogging by @vidit and I was hooked. Started with some url I do not even remember now, moved to spaceofkunal.blogspot and then I received an invite for WordPress and got the url – kunal.wordpress and have been at the same address for a while. Many times I thought I’ll buy a domain and shift my blog, but two of my constant companions – procrastination and laziness – never allowed me that liberty. Guess I’m stuck here for a while.

When I started blogging, all my initial posts were about my life or the college days. Sports made an appearance some time later (and so did two failed attempts at writing sports-centric blogs), then the topic of Hyderabad. There were months I would blog daily or at least once in two days, and then there were months when my own visits to the blog could be counted on one hand. At times blogging was a stress buster when a pathetic day at work would make me visit this blank canvas and just type away without thinking. After all this was the internet and I was anonymous (not anymore!).

I started writing short stories sometime in 2006, and to my delight people actually enjoyed what I wrote. This boost of confidence allowed me to write more – sometimes pathetic short stories (which even I hate upon re-reading now), and some short stories which I absolutely love even to this day. And then there was a time when I stopped writing about my life, I stopped watching any sports, and I did not have any opinions on anything. At such times bereft on any ideas I turned to posting photographs, and then moved to the most obvious recourse – book reviews. After all I was a voracious reader, and there was no better place to opine my comments! My blog had turned truly eclectic.

And then somehow my book-reviews clicked with the authors, my short-stories got more appreciation. Authors started contacting me for book reviews, my short stories got published in two books – Urban Shots, and Down the Road – and even got interviewed; my blog shifted from being a personal blog to one dedicated to books and book reviews. Well I don’t mind writing book-reviews but I don’t remember the last time I wrote anything which had nothing to do with (a) Books (b) Sports. But then these are the two things in focus right now in my life; since I’ve stopped blogging about my personal life.

This post is quite a change for me, this is a throwback to those years when I blogged without thinking. And true to those days I will not proof-read this post. Seven years of blogging – don’t know when will I, if ever, stop blogging.

17 Responses to “Seven Years”

  1. 1 delhizen July 5, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    don’t know when will I, if ever, stop blogging.- I hope NEVER!

    Happy B’day to :))

    grand party on the cards when it turns ten!.. keep reading, commenting and coming back for more… ! ( added an addendum on your behalf)

  2. 3 Maruti Borker July 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Ah that means i have completed 5 years πŸ™‚ Thanks for reminding

  3. 5 mythalez July 5, 2011 at 6:48 pm


    and that reminds me … for the first time i forgot to post the customary birthday-post on my blog 😦 seems like I am either growing old and forgetful or my blog and I are just growing apart :-s

    • 6 Kunal July 6, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      You know every year you would put up a b’day post.. And I would comment “I need to write a similar post” and never wrote one.
      This year when I finally got around to writing one, you decided to grow old πŸ˜›

  4. 7 Rakesh July 5, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Dude you are the torch bearer among all long lost blogger, keep this light on.

  5. 11 Ghost Runner July 8, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Good to know someone’s not fading their blogging away because of facebook and twitter

  6. 13 niketaiketa July 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Hey Kunal,

    Congrats! I used to follow your blog around 2-3 years back when I was working. Suddenly I thought to visit your blog and was very happy to read this post as I have read many of book reviews and short stories. It reminded me of all those old times when I used to take a break from work to read your blog and get refreshed.

  7. 15 poonamjo July 27, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Kunal…..I too started blogging ages ago, on blogspot..havent written a post for over a year, and now decided to get back on wordpress….your post speaks of my state of mind..I hope I get into serious blogging too…reading posts, thoughts of others is truly refreshing.

    • 16 Kunal August 3, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      Reading and writing without agenda is quite a releasing experience. And that is where blogs trump everything else!
      Keep blogging πŸ™‚

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