I, The Absolute

Can blogs be purpose-free?

Posted by itheabsolute on April 8, 2006

Today I received my certificate for Torch Bearer Awards during an Award function. The core terms and elective terms best professors also received their awards. A small video was shown covering almost all the professors. I should say that some professors did not match our expectations only because that term would have had much better professors. As we saw the video, we felt that almost all the professors were brilliant. It is only that some were more equal than others.

Tomorrow, we graduate. It is a moment I have been waiting for. I had to make many tough decisions to realise this ambition of getting a management degree. But as i look back i can only pat myself for these decisions. Status quo is always an easy decision, but the repercussions need not be easy to handle.

I believe that blogs are purpose driven. I had started this blog when i received the amdit letter from ISB. So, in a sense, the underlying purpose of the blog was ISB.
I have tried not to make the blog an online diary. I have tried, in the manner I felt okay, to question, to argue, to share, to discuss, to convey my opinions/views/what i learnt/knew through my blog. I may not have reached truth, but then I never aimed at it too. (there are only two truths in the world (uncertainty & relativity)). I hope the blog had served some purpose and helped a few people see or think more than they did before. I enjoyed doing the blog.

Now that I graduate from ISB, I am not sure what I should share and who would be its audience. But I know that I need to reinvent myself and find a place. Maybe, I will share my thoughts about what i read in books; what i see in the business world; what i observe about people…..

If someone is rejoicing that this is the end of the blog, please pause. I am going nowhere. I will continue to blog. I cannot but blog.

PS: Thanks to GPRS and Bluetooth, I am able to connect to internet from my studio.

13 Responses to “Can blogs be purpose-free?”

  1. Niranjan said

    good that u are not stopping it. i sledom write but read a lot. keep going.

  2. Hi maverick

    thanks and good wishes to you too.


  3. Maverick said

    hi vijay,

    have been reading your blog over the last month or so. its proved very useful to someone like me starting out on his career. its given me a distant perspective of things that i might not get to see in daily life.

    thanks once again and good luck for th future.

  4. Hi all

    thanks a lot for your support during all these days. Readership is the most important impetus for blogging.

    I hope to continue to blog and keep sharing what I have learnt.


  5. Anup said

    I think you do a great job at blogging – very eloquent,precise and interesting…its like a weekly column that i look forward to reading….keep up the good work

  6. Hi Vijay,
    I really appreciate your blog which was very thought provoking. Wishing you all the best for ur future endeavours.

  7. Hey, what made u think tht someone will rejoice? 😦

    We will defintely miss u if u choose to stop blogging.

    Please continue blogging and provide us general gyaan about business, people, books and abt management consulting ofcourse πŸ˜‰

    All The Best Vijay.

    – Murali

  8. vin said

    Have followed your blog since its inception. Have thoroughly enjoyed it. Your clarity of thought process and the confidence of writing exactly whats on your mind amazes me. Irrespective of whether you blog again or not, I am sure this is not the last time I will hear of you.

  9. Kapil said

    well ur new life will bring newer adventures and challenges..wud luv 2 knw bout them in ur no nonsense style

  10. Follow your blogs regularly and like the way you write.You have got a mature style of writing.Congrats on the offer,graduation and good luck on the road ahead.Do keep blogging.

  11. jasmine said

    Hey Congrats on graduation!@ πŸ™‚

    well wen u say:I cannot but blog.
    dats really nice πŸ™‚ hence shldnt really worry abt ur audience! just continue writing….shldnt really be for others but 4 urself coz many times thre cld be silent readers πŸ™‚ so keep up the gd work

  12. Venkat said

    Hi Vijay,

    Yours is a blog i have read religiously ever since i got my ISB admit. Great work and honest expression of thoughts. Your posts inspire positive vibes and ignite thoughts.

    Wishing you all the very best in life and looking forward to meeting you on campus.

    Happy Graduation day

  13. Hari Kasa said

    All the best Vijay. Do continue to share your thots. As they say, form is temporary, but class is permanent.

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