I almost forgot!
It’s been 2 full years since I began writing this blog. I’ll never get tired of telling you folks how little expectations I had when I began. I literally just picked up my computer in anger and started typing away on the internet.
I never actually knew that my words would find an audience.
A lot has changed in the last 2 years. For one, I no longer write in anger (this was really a suggestion from my wife!) Love you wifey ❤
The second thing is that I have grown enormously in confidence in my words. At the beginning it would take me lots of thought and lots of planning to get each blog post out, which was a pain really. I always doubted if I could keep going on a daily basis!
But then, writing and more importantly…. writing everyday became something of second nature. Sometime around afternoon, I always get this nagging, uneasy feeling … and it refuses to go away till I have given my thoughts for the day an outlet on this blog.
I must also apologize to all of you for being a little irregular of late. Please believe me when I say that I have been having an absolutely mad time at work, with over 16 hour days with precious little time for meals and sleep.
At the end of the day, people like me and people like you are just that : common people!
We are not paid stool pigeons of some political party. We are simply common people who are passionate about certain causes. I would have said aam aadmi, except that phrase has become poisonous through its association with Kejriwal.
And of course, I owe a big thanks to the good folks at Opindia who now carry my articles quite regularly on their main page. It’s really through them that I can reach an exponentially larger audience. An Opindia article with 10,000 shares on Facebook is me getting to speak to a crowd of 10,000 people! That’s the power of the internet.
But most importantly, it is the readers and commenters on this blog that gave me the confidence in my writing. Without you coming back each day to check what I have to say, I would never have tried my hand at writing for Opindia. And who knows, maybe some day I will reach an even larger audience through an even bigger website.
Times are changing. There’s Swarajya already. But that’s just a start. There’s a world of opportunities opening up for right wing platforms as the right rises in Indian politics.
And yes, I am working on my first novel : fiction mixed with politics. But it’s taking a while. Now you know why I generally don’t blog on Saturdays. Wish me luck.