Why I started Blogging

Hello fellow bloggers,

My name is Pratik Basarkar and it has been almost a year since I started this blog.

I have been interested in writing in general, however, something always held me back from doing it:be it studies or just plain fear about how my writing would be perceived by others.

I first decided to write a blog about two years back. I even wrote an article which I hoped would be my first blog post. It was a book review of a John le Carre book, nothing fanciful, just about a 500 page article. I even had a blogging account but somehow never got around to posting it and there it lay in my google drive for about two years. Not surprisingly, my first blog post was a book review.

Over the years, I have realised that writing to me is a way of expressing myself as I am a bit of an introvert. I realised that written words are more powerful than spoken words. Writing is also a medium for me to tell others about what I am passionate about:travelling.

Since childhood, I have been a fan of O.Henry, particularly the way he provided a ‘twist’ at the end of each of his story. I too want to write short stories on his lines and am working towards that goal (see the post ‘The Dream’where I have attempted to take forward a short story left unfinished by O.Henry) .

Anyways, enough said about myself. I can’t wait to read your blog posts.

Happy Blogging!!


2 thoughts on “Why I started Blogging

    1. There are actually three stories which are quite close to me-The Gift of the Magi, The Cop and the Anthem and The Last Leaf. I like the last two for the message they convey, but The Last Leaf triumphs in the emotional content.

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