One thing that has always made me uncomfortable is writing “About Me”. And being present on multiple social platforms has meant that I do it way more than I would like to.
So, I sat down to understand why I feel so uncomfortable in writing “About Me” whether it is in the form of a personal blurb or a professional headline. And finally, the conclusion that I reached was that there are two ways to write “About Me”: a) how I see myself, and b) how I want others to see me. And the right one would be the one that harmonizes both. That also explained why I’ve always liked this one.
It was never about age. It was always about experience. It’s just that, in the days of yore, the way to gain more experience was to live more. There were very few avenues to gain different experiences, and I am not sure if people were particularly interested in gaining more and more experiences. There was a class of people that was more inclined to learn and they were respected even before they aged.
In the new world, there are lots of opportunities to learn and in general, there is a peer pressure to know more and more. The economic structure that rewards experience and knowledge in disproportionate (arguably) manner has created an atmosphere where people strive to gain experiences and knowledge.
Well, that’s why age matters less and less in the new age. It was never about age anyways.
It seems to me that when you are unwell, the memories from yesteryears tend to fill your mind more than usual. I am just recovering from an episode of Malaria. During last 2 days, everything that I’ve looked at has reminded me of some incident from the past.
Is it because illness pulls you out of the world of future plans and your mind suddenly gets more space?
So, finally, I have a blog once again. I started my blogging journey with blogspot, followed by LiveJournal which was followed by self-hosted insightstory.net.
And then, the server hosting insightstory.net crashed. LiveJournal, as a place, was rotting. And I was blog-less for a long time.
Thanks to my friend Janar, I got the motivation to setup by blog again. Just to settle a debate with him, I pulled up a few blog entries from the past and then I read more and more of what I had written in 2008, 2007, 2006 and even earlier. And I suddenly realized how good it was to write once in a while. There was no point in not-blogging.
So, I decided to bring my wordpress account to life. Thankfully, I could easily import my blogspot and livejournal blogs with a single click. And whatever I had lost at insightstory.net could be recovered from waybackmachine.org.
Not sure how much I’ll write given that soch.la keeps me busy and Facebook + Twitter provide good channels for a quickly giving vents to your thoughts. Anyway, it’s good to have an option for that just-in-case moment.