1. When did you find yourself lost in words?
from the time I could frame thoughts, I should say? From the first conscious memory, we do frame our world in words, don't we? We sense, we feel, and we put words to the experience. I think we hardly remember the pre-verbal stage of your early existence. I was an avid listener, words spoken by others grabbed my attention, as did songs and rhymes. And the written word too, so I became an early reader. As for writing, I never wrote creatively till much later, but I always made up scenarios in my mind, had never ending conversations with myself, wondered about everything in the universe. And I became a prolific letter writer.
2. Your journey as a blogger...
These days I am hardly blogging but when I started some 4 years ago, it was a great discovery. The freedom and sense of expansion blogging brings to you is worth experiencing. There was a blog I wrote which is now closed, where I got answers to complex life conundrums from people across the world. People I will never meet nor know, and yet my writing resonated with them, and we could communicate at a deep level. Similarly with my current blog, which I plan to revive soon, I have connected with many readers and been able to express myself at length. I tis a conversation with yourself, to which the world is invited. It is a unique and empowering medium.
3. What do you think about online readership?
This is growing by the day, I think, and will go on to be so for a while. It makes things accessible and democratic.
4. What motivates you to choose a topic or a subject of the blog?
It has to be something that moves me. I am an introvert basically, and so I do not like to be public about things as a rule. So my topics are those that I absolutely have to speak out about- good or bad, happy or sad...though usually I try to give a constructive spin on each issue. Sociological observations, cultural issues, nature, relationships- these are the areas I write about.
5. What do you think is the role of blogging/bloggers in today's world?
They are here for good and are making a lot of difference. Power to bloggers and blogging.