Expression

March 13, 2006

letters vs blog

Still learning to blog...a few years back the ultimate pleasure I found was in writing letters, buying interesting looking stamps of different shapes and sizes, posting 15 pages long letters and then eagerly waiting for the postman to get a letter addressed to me...I sincerely kept account of the arrival time of the familiar postman bhaiya who secretly seemed to be enjoying the power he held...I was scared of not giving him 'holi baksheesh', lest he threw away my precious letters...I hated the fact that he held the key to my link with my friends...things have drastically changed now. The only post addressed to me is in form of MTNL bills and bank statements...I do not get to know who the postman is and don't care anymore. His moods, his arrival time are no longer a concern for me...

Life has changed for both him and me...he must have lesser inflow of letters to sort out I assume and I am here sitting at the computer figuring out how to blog. Writing letters seemed such an easy task- just find a paper and your favourite colour pen and write as much as you like...the joy of buying pens of different shapes and sizes and the joy of buying different kinds of paper...it all added to the exercise of letter writing...but now I find myself struggling...I don't know who am I writing to and who will write back...I can't take breaks and resume later...I must finihs in one go and press send to post my blog...so what I am writing is a blog or a post?it was a simple letter way back then when I wrote on papers...

I no longer know where the post office is and no longer do I buy stamps and envelopes...I miss that time and I feel lost blogging. Yet I am learning and am determined to be more regular...the reaons of doing that are many...as there are advantages of blooging over letter writing...all that in my next blog/post...

so are there any people like me who yearn to write letters and all emotions that accompanied that experience?