Some ten years or so back, blogging was a technical kind of thing when it got introduced, rather it was the techies who lapped it up first. But slowly when the people got to know it was easy to blog rather keep an online diary, it spread like wild fire and it was like everyone wanted to blog.
So some ten years before, I was like why should I blog. But the call of writing your online diary was immense. Oh forget the online stuff, how many of us were used to writing diaries.
Earlier it was a big thing for us to receive a complimentary diary and flaunt it in school. The best diary had plastic overs and some had day pages and rest used to be 2 days a page.
The design of the diary was the premium we had and it had information on everything especially the STD code and the ISD code as if we were going to use them. Those days you had to book a trunk call to call your distant relatives – who were really at a distance!
So what did we scribble in our diary, some facets that we do on Facebook a bit of it may be, since we were looking at noting what happened. One of my entry was birthdays, then exams and results, then meeting dignitaries or listening to them on special school days.
Possibly this was very personal unlike Facebook or this blog / post which everyone gets to see. There would be serious repercussions if you ever happen to open the diary unlike the blog which I am posting and asking everybody to like / comment / share.
The siblings took care not to open the diaries or even if they did it would be a secret. The diary will also have the resolutions sometimes, which I wrote about in the first post. Some interesting tid bits would be the class crush in a code name, the fav actor / actress they love, and they had nothing to compare and make themselves heard.
We were all normal human beings unlike Anne Frank whose diary is probably the most read one since World War II. That was a revelation. So sometimes I also thought the diaries would have to be like this.
The other diary we hated was the school diary with teachers’ notes, homework, more home work and more home work and also had good, bad and satisfactory written all over.
I did have notes written when you know the time of just jotting down had been crossed. It was also a handwriting exercise if you ask me, you got to write between two small lines.
This used to be fun too. Hmm was just thinking how the diary writing has evolved into blogging, then has gone to become a marketing tool and bloggers are celebrated!
I can feel happy that across these milestones I have been able to be a part of top 50 bloggers in the country. Perhaps the dairy writing which i did still helps.
So tell me how many of you have any diaries or still writing ?