Hari Shanker R

Hari Shanker R

A Happiness Engineer at Automattic.

Life blog

I’ve always been enamoured by the term, ever since I saw it discreetly mentioned in a Nokia N series ad. No, I’m not talking about the famed mobile blogging application these guys package with Series 60 Nokia phones! But this post is about the literal implications of the phrase: “Life blog”. Yeah, what would it be like, when your entire life is an unending blog, complete with categories, tags, permalinks, images and videos. Wacky interpretation? Not really. For ‘pro-bloggers’ like me, cest la vie!

As I wake up every morning and rush to my PC to switch off downloads, the thought that drives me would be: “What would be my next blog post?” As I bathe, as I brush my teeth, as I pee and shit, as I breakfast, while I walk to college, this thought bothers me, in the back of my mind, stinging me like a bee. Bogged down by good ol’ writer’s block, poor souls like us need some fresh air to get great ideas for posts, and until that idea clicks in, life would be hell!

That’s when this concept of a Life Blog hit my head. Why not make an entire life a blog post. I could post on the fly, in my mind. I don’t need any content management system in my mind’s blog! So, as I spend my day doing different stuff, a part of me simultaneously composes a blog post (literally!). It narrates everything I see, do, listen and talk in third person. It’s not streaming video from the eye, it’s plain text – pepped with images. As the day gets over and I retire to my bedroom, the blog post would almost be complete. Before I sleep, I read through the published draft. The day would flash before me, and I’d sleep, content and satisfied.

My Life :-)

My Life 🙂

Now you know why I prefer personal posts, over reviews and tech post. All I need to do is to copy-paste from my ‘life blog’! 😛 Of course, I’d have to type that out with my hands, but yeah, for someone with 75 WPM typing speed, that’s cakewalk. 🙂

6 Comments

  1. Hari

    hahaha ! looks like im not the only one going crazy with blogpost panels in my mind all the time !..

    yea.. any travel i do, any class i attend, any adventure i undergo, any conversation i make, any picture i take: the thought on my mind is a commentary on what it would be if i blogposted it..

    (did thos last 2 lines rhyme btw? 🙂 )

    and that xkcd comic.. is one of my lifes best ones ever.. ive put it as my wallpaper 🙂

  2. Hari

    @ Abhi:
    The point is that I’m a life blogger, period! 😛

    @ Rahul:
    Who, you or me? I am,yes. 😉

    @ Viajero:
    Seriously thinking about that… hmmm!

    @ Hari Vishnu:
    Brothers in arms, again!! >:D< And those lines did rhyme! 🙂

    @ Akhil Sasidharan:
    Nandi! 😛

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