I, The Absolute

Blogging – Dos and Donts

Posted by itheabsolute on March 9, 2005

Good to see a few of ISB admits venturing into the world of blogging. I am of firm belief that blogging helps not only the blogger, but also the reader community. No doubt, if the blogger is a b-school student, blogging will help the school too as the blogger/student will share minutia which otherwise will not be readily available to the prospective applicants. Blogging will be enabler of decision making to the prospective applicants

now that i have decided to blog regularly, i wanted to set the guidelines (not exhaustive) for my blog. i would like to keep close to these dos and donts

– Anonymity could have been better. i could have been more candid. that would have allowed me to speak the truth nothing but the truth. now with an identifiable face and name behind my blog, i can only approximate the truth. because sometimes the truth can hurt. but wherever needed i will bring out the truth and expect others to appreciate this.

– however, i will refrain from discussing individuals. Will also try and keep my blog less fact based and more opinion based. my opinion, that is.

– all my writing is an extension of my mind. and my mind is not a static organ of my body. it is dynamic. it will change with new info and new contexts. i would like to change with time and okay with being labeled inconsistent than being labeled consistent and unchanging

– i write with an audience in mind. If i were writing for myself, i would write a private diary. So comments are welcome. the good feed my ego; the critical ones will hurt my ego. but both types of comments are welcome. the critical ones will make me improve my thoughts as much as my writing.

– i will try and write everyday. will certainly not apologise if i take break from blogging. i know nobody but i would miss myself.

2 Responses to “Blogging – Dos and Donts”

  1. thanks. readership is the fodder for blogging. but it will be difficult to get readership unless u r interesting. lets see where we end up when we get caught in the avalanche of activities at ISB.

    count on me as a regular reader of ur blog too.

  2. Bharani said

    Good initiative..

    1. Anonymity gives you freedom. But Identity gives your blog credibility.

    2. It’s good to keep out individuals away unless they are very close to you [like close friends, relatives etc.,]

    3. There are different kind of blogs. Most prominent are diary/journals. B-school diaries are one of the most sought after blogs in MBA world. It’s a diary but it depicts your life as a student. There is nothing wrong/right with choosing what kind of blog you want to write..Choose what you want :-)..But definitely writing with audience in mind needs bit more commitment.

    4. It’s easy to excuse yourself and It’s going to very difficult to blog regularly. Needs solid commitment.

    Good luck…Hoping to see great posts from you..Will be a regular reader..

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