In Anu’s opinion
If a blogger has established a steady readership, he can use his blogs to manipulate these readersâ€™ views and perceptions. If you have a loyal audience who take your blogâ€™s word for granted, then it is very easy to influence them or delude them. You can raise their self esteem or crash it or portray yourself as a casanova, a sacrificial lamb, hero, lech, cowardâ€¦the options are unlimited! So use your fleeting claim to fame to good use and promote a worthy cause, even if the cause happens to be you.
I think she is right. Actually I have tried to portray myself as all of those roles which she has mentioned. I have also introduced new people to my reader’s circle, spark new topic of discussions, jokes, terminologies and controversies.
Today Jai knows Arun, Anoop and Balaji through my blog. The other day Shreyas asked me when am I getting married as Abhishek is getting married. Prema calls me a gopi kishan (Casanova types), Soup thinks I’m funny, Lavina thinks I’m a good cook (even though she hasn’t tasted anything which i cooked) and Shikha got an impression that I’m trustworthy even before we met or even talked. Not so long ago i had talked about how blogs speak more than words but I found Anu’s gyan very interesting and so I’m posting it as the 100th post here on NBS.
What is your take on this?
Anu is a language specialist by profession, a good friend and a reader of NBS