I recently read an article which said that the literary skill of this generation is almost nil. It said that the development of technology has hampered the traditional ways of expression and that its very difficult to find people who will sit down with a piece of paper and a pen and jot down some thoughts. That article kind of shocked me. I mean, I consider myself a budding writer and hopefully someday a published one. But all I ever do is post articles on my blog and of course the occasional article in my college magazine. for almost a year now i have only used my computer to write because with MSWord i do not need to do a manual spell check and i can always get help when i can’t remember certain words. but yeah, i can no longer be called a traditional writer and upto now i had thought that this was for the best. but now, i’m not so sure. also – bloggers. who are bloggers? are we writers or photographers or publishers or normal people who just have something to say? bloggers don’t really have a separate status like writers, musicians, artists etc. we are just a group of people thrown in together, who’s only common interest is probably voicing their opinions. for those of us who are writers – well, like i said, we aren’t traditional writers and we aren’t exactly the most compatible with technology either. so what are we?? the ‘in-betweens’??? is there any such thing as the right mix between traditional and modern writers? though i believe (and hope) there is, i have to admit that the so called ‘writer’s block’ is more apparent now and we do have a lot of distractions on our computers, which do not give us much space to concentrate on our work. so what is this is new breed of writers who fall into both categories of being traditional and modern? who love and hate the new technology? who have a lot more ideas but sometimes don’t have the time? the right mix? what is that?
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a while ago i was cleaning out my dashboard. you know – links, widgets,polls etc. and when i was going through my links i realized that there are so many good blogs out there with so many good writers. and these are my favorite 5 blogs.!!
what i love about her is her advice on writing. i mean yeah, thats what the whole blog is based on, but the way she does it just inspires me somehow. it has actually helped me in a lot of places and she puts her thoughts in very simple words and the beauty of that is amazing!!
The Good Old Days
completely different from the first blog. this one makes you wonder after every post. a wonderful meaning hidden behind those heavy words. it may be a little intense, but thats exactly what i love to read.
this guy i love!! he is funny, and smart ans successful and a great writer!! his contact form actually says other forms of communication, including psychic signals and carrier pigeons seem to be less reliable, so stick to the above methods just to be safe.
this is sheer genius. i mean, the concept is simple enough, its usually nothing out of the ordinary. but, the way she puts her thoughts into words is just wow!! that is some very powerful writing!!
what i love about this blog if the originality. his ideas, thoughts, articles etc are so intriguing. he has this 51 minute lecture on his website (and i hate online videos that are very long) but i still watched it because i didn’t feel like closing that window!!
how to be a free thinker
i have been pondering over the question ‘who am i really??’ lately. trying to place myself and deciding what kind of a person i am is not easy. but yet i have been analyzing myself, part by part, looking at myself from different angles. and then i learnt this:
i talk too much.
i am very sensitive.
i am lazy and slow.
i am confused about my career.
i am fat.
i am alone, but not lonely.
i love to write.
i love to read.
i love watching movies.
i love analyzing everything under the sun.
i am considerate.
i make a conscious effort to improve myself.
i am dedicated to any project i undertake out of my own interest.
i am not half-bad a dancer.
i am NOT a singer .
though i do not feel hurt by other people’s opinions about me, somewhere deep inside it does prick.
i cannot keep a secret.
i love my blog.
i want to be a writer and a practising C.A.
i can put a little more effort into everything i do.
i don’t even know why i am writing all this but i do know self realization has become very important to me. i want to organize my life, so that i can do everything more efiiciently. i have seen improvement in myself and though i am changing at a snail’s pace .. i am definitely moving towards being a person i can actually be satisfied with.
it’s like i have undertaken my own project. i.e, i have undertaken a project to improve myself. and the first leg of identifying and accepting, both the good and the bad in me, is over.