Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Unfolding. One Day At A Time.
I joined Twitter a few months ago. Initially I was not sure what to tweet about. I am sure everyone had a similar experience. And only after a few weeks of tweeting, a pattern comes out.
For a long time now, I have been using Twitter to journal. The restriction of 140 characters made it rather frustrating. Also your tweets are at the mercy of the owner of the site who may delete your diary entries anytime and without a warning.
So I decided to start a new blog just to journal. An online diary of sorts.
I actually started a new blog yesterday, chose a nice template and was all set. I was not sure if it should be a private or a public blog. After much thinking, I chose the name ‘Unfolding. One Day At A Time.’ I had decided to keep the posts small. 280 characters if not 140. But constitutionally incapable as I am of short posts, I ended up typing 1293 characters (with space) in my first post.
Today, I have decided to do away with the second blog (I have always wondered why people have multiple blogs) and make my online diary part of this blog itself.
Soon after the happening, incidents and occurances leave impressions that seem important or noteworthy. In the heat of the moment, it is difficult to tell the trivial from the momentous. You have the impulse to record them all. But if you read the old entries of your diary, most of them seem a waste of paper and only a few of them evoke the memory of someone or something that made a difference, changed you in a way - from the most imperceptible to the revolutionary – a conversation, a meeting, a movie, a dinner, a purchase, a restaurant, a song, a book, a journey, a solitude…
In this series, I will record such happenings of my everyday life – if there is a happening.
I shall use some filtering to write only what I would like to read again after an year.
For the rest of trivialities, there is always Twitter.
I loved the template of the blog I am now going to have to delete and I think it worth capturing a sample of that template here. So attached is the picture…