Monday, July 20, 2015

Blogging Thoughts by Rahul: Vol. 01


"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood,  but one of respect and joy in each other's life." -Richard Bach

[Disclaimer: I beg your pardon, if you find any grammatical errors, blame it on my Hindi-speaking buddies who always told me I were the next William Wordsworth of English Literature].

FAMILY- This is the word to remember, and do you know why? Well, If somehow you don't relate to it, I would like to remind you that Humans are social animals. My friend Jeremy Crow has in the past done a tip on the Blogging Community, and being a friend to Co-bloggers, you can click here for that. One message it has, 'make the world a better place, and rewards shall find you by themselves.' I use this post wanting to throw some more light on exactly that and few other things.

I am 21 years young and still in College, so most of you who read this probably have more experience at blogging, and a lot more at LIFE in general. This is why I have a few questions I want you to ask yourself and provide your younger colleagues with solutions to their queries.

Have you ever taken a newbie blogger under your wing? Someone who wants to be welcomed into the blogging community as a colleague (not competition) after they come out and say hello? I know a few will come out and say, "Hello! Feel free to ask me anything, let me help you with your doubts, and I am always here to help!" but that seems to be few and far between. I know because I have observed and witnessed this on G+ communities, Facebook groups and Twitter lists where it tends to turn into a stage for people to sell you a bunch of schemes on SEO and rarely anything useful. You know what I mean, don't you?

Now I guess there is nothing wrong with this, but it took me three months of bouncing around the social networks to see that bloggers rarely share or retweet posts from other bloggers. I will cover the benefits of it in another article, but now what I want you to think about is what you find really worth sharing. Sharing from others is really appreciated and it is what builds the environment of FAMILY that is a lot stronger than just being another face on social media trying to get noticed. I am new to this world of blogging, but being an Indian, I still know how families work and they are the strongest thing on earth. When I write my autobiography (I am sure I will have to call it Life of a Screwed-Up Whacko) what I know for certain, the money will never matter as much as the family and friends I made along the way. The memories of being part of a lovely BIG family.

Again let me put this question forth to everyone reading my humble words, whether you are a blogger, a writer, a combination of both or anything else, would you be so kind as to say a kind word or answer a question to a new blogger as you pass by? Hell, even the trolls on the internet take the time to stop by and insult you! To be one of the people who would take a moment to say something nice or give a kind word of advice would make you part of the FAMILY and that is the greatest thing in the world. You know what I mean?