Like everything else, blogging too has phases.
The other day, I was discussing this with a blogger how many people have kind of stopped writing; or they are very irregular. Now, there are times when the "girl" in me gets too curious about certain things. I am close to a few bloggers who happen to make to my chat list too. And I happened to discuss it with couple of bloggers!
One of them said that the surrounding affects bloggers. We have many common bloggers on our list, and many have stopped writing. This is affecting us. Yesterday I told her that I was taking a break from blogging as I have lost interest in writing; but here I am, breaking my own stupid rule. Reason is simple - I write because I like to. It relaxes me. Because I write crap and nobody reads me was never and will never be the reason behind me not blogging!
Coming back to the blogging phases - I kind of agree with her. The surrounding affects you a lot everywhere - be it your work place, or home or even blog world. Hmmm, true that. It does affect you. I miss so many bloggers and their posts. Many are my friends now, but I still would love to read them. I have always been a fan of personal blogs. Especially the ones who write about people. The missing bloggers - most of them write personal blogs, and I miss their posts!
And I happened to discuss about the so called sannata with another blogger too. She said that there has not been any controversy recently, thus people have lost interest! And it made perfect sense to me. Yes, no controversy, no fun. Now it's time to create one :P Ah, just kidding! I lack time for such useless pursuits in life!
But the blogging definition is changed drastically! So many new sites come up and they judge blogs! Based on the genre they write about and content they have! Since when regular blogging became a competition? When you have many blogs for a particular category and one of them wins, does that mean other blogs ain't that good? Having a competition is a separate thing altogether, but nominating blogs yourself is something I cannot digest! Again, it's my own opinion. Many people love such an arrangement. Votes, Awards, even controversies for that matter!
Looks like this is a silence phase of blogging. Not many people write these days, not many people read these days, almost everyone takes part in blog contests as nothing interesting is happening around, every second site comes and declares contests and takes interviews, still I (and maybe a few of you) miss those same ol' blogs!
And each day, I am taking one step towards a scenario where there will be "ban Neha" movement going on as I have been talking a LOT against things/people other bloggers love :P