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Et tu blog ! February 20, 2007

Posted by Sharath Rao in blogging, humor.
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Deepak has an excellent post here. In addition to being informative, his post is also trying to tell women who have a B.Tech/B.E. degree that he is not going to marry them 🙂 . What about doctors man ? 😀

On a totally unrelated note, here is an announcement I have to make. I ask some of my friends now and then about why they are not keen to start a blog. The answers span the broad spectrum of – not interested, wary of online presence, no time, don’t write well, no vocabulary, I don’t like blogs, who will read them etc.

I am now inducting the recent-most answer to the “Reasons-for-not-blogging-hall-of-fame” :

I don’t have any incentive to.

Oh, bloggers among you ! Tell us, what incentive do you have to blog ? ( I spent some time reading Wikipedia entry on Mahabharata, hence the language ). And non-bloggers galore, what incentive would you want ?

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1. ggwfung - February 20, 2007

I just want to share my ideas with others and get them interested. Engage the mind.

ggw

2. Deepak Krishnan - February 20, 2007

This is Abhiram’s excuse:

I want to know my potential reader base before I start to write…

3. Ashwini - February 20, 2007

Autism-predominance among engineer’s children=don’t marry a doctor ! You reall should try “the” ban.
Unrelated note :- non-bloggers want many incentives but primarily this :
The liberty/convenience to “shuttle between work and leisure by using the browser tab to change windows.”

4. geniusadvice - February 20, 2007

critism…sharing blogs together.

5. raosharath - February 20, 2007

ggwfung : Thanks for your comment. I certainly agree.

geniusadvice : True too. I think blogging is really opening yourself up to criticism in ways that is otherwise hard to.

Deepak : Oh yeah, if abhiram doesn’t speak Abhiramese, who else will 😉

Ashwini : That sounds a lot like a related note 😀 – “The liberty/convenience to shuttle between work and leisure by using the browser tab to change windows.” – is a sufficient but not necessary condition IMO. I would suggest that people take time off from work and never change browser tabs, just keep blogging. 😉

6. Deepak Krishnan - February 20, 2007

as far as docs are concerned, let me just say, i am not as lucky as you to know so many of them… my count is just 2….

7. raosharath - February 20, 2007

Only 2 ? How many of them are vets 😉

8. Deepak Krishnan - February 20, 2007

none

9. Achala - February 20, 2007

No incentive needed: just too lazy to write.

*–*

Random observation: I notice that since the experiment began (dunno if it’s related or not), there have been more comments than posts. 🙂

10. Aswin - February 20, 2007

My incentives to blog – in decreasing order of priority:

(1) I love debates and discussions, hence a portal where I am the king of what is discussed implies that everything on my blog will be interesting to me and like minded people.

(2) Power – Quite similar to the point 1, one feels powerful when publishing one’s opinions 🙂 . The same feeling a journalist would feel writing an article for the NYT.

(3) An outlet for complaining about the world !

11. raosharath - February 20, 2007

yeah I agree with that one there – “everything on my blog will be interesting to me and like minded people.”

12. raosharath - February 20, 2007

@achala : I wonder if there are people too lazy to read, but writing is okay.

If there is a causality indeed, it will begin to worry me – its a thin rope walk – call off the ban and drive away commentators OR enjoy commentary and get stuck with some not so great alternatives. :-).

13. Ganesh Nayak - March 6, 2007

Honestly,

I feel proud when i write blog.


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