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My first article; but why am I writing this?

By | Prabodh Sirur | In search of Postitive Intranets at In search of Positive Intranets

I tried to find an answer to this question, why I should blog.

This is what I got –

·        People blog to entertain

·        People blog to increase network

·        People blog to support business or a cause

·        People blog to share newsworthy information

·        People blog to educate

But why I decided to write this article…… because I promised myself that I will write this today.

It has been a strange experience writing my first article in LinkedIn.

When you write, you are, kind of, disrobing yourself in front of a crowd, at the same time, you are sharing your inner self.

Readers form opinions about you. Some like what you write, some hate you. Some feel you are showing off, some feel you genuinely want to connect and share. Some feel you have right-wing views; some others feel you are racist or sexist.

Some writers have poor language skills, yet they do not hesitate to write. Some, such as TV Mahalingam, a young blogger that I connected with recently, have amazing power with words.

I had all these thoughts when I said to myself that I will blog.

Then I thought I should learn how to blog and I found some tips.

·        Choose a solid topic

·        Pick a catchy title

·        Write a captivating intro

·        Write beginning – body – end

·        Insert a call to action

One more tip was to read what other people write. I have started reading articles from a LinkedIn friend Hari T.N.

After doing all the above, I decided my format as below:

My blog will have two parts.

Part 1: I will write about people I know, about people who taught me life, about people I love. And about some books that I have read. And maybe about some great practices that I saw in my corporate journey.

Why I should write about all this …… I don’t know.

Part 2: At the end of the blog I will write a small write-up about one Impressionist painting.

Why should I write about impressionism in each blog? …. maybe because I feel it symbolises innovation, … it symbolises rebellion against status quo. … maybe because I just love these paintings …. maybe because I like reading stories behind each of these paintings. … the stories of high drama, stories about their struggles, their frustrations…. or maybe because I want to be reminded of practising innovation.

Republished with permission and originally published at Prabodh Sirur’s Linkedin

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