Unlock your heart at Gabbing Club

This club called blogging
Heals and unlocks sealed hearts
Gabbing at its best

After accidentally starting my blog, for quite some time I was surprised to see the amount of sharing and connecting that is involved in blogging as against simple writing.  I had no idea about this.

Some bloggers open up less while others want to open up.  Many blogs have memoirs, personal musings while most indulge in occasional rant to say it out and feel lighter.  Of course this sharing of inner feelings is in the form of creative and inspiring writing, as it is in this Haiku Challenge, and in all other challenges and prompts .

But all that makes blogging somewhat similar to a club or any other hub of social activity. Some people go to a club a lot, others come occasionally.

If we look at most gatherings and congregations that involve physical presence of people, there is similar socializing that begins with interesting and relevant talking but has every chance of ending up in idle talk that people should preferably refrain from. There is that thin line. Sometimes I myself end up writing too much.

Hence, I’ll re-write my above Haiku by changing its last line:

This club called blogging
Heals and unlocks sealed hearts
Idle gab there be none

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Sculpture by Rose-Aimée Belanger

Does it mean bloggers should always be cautious about their posts and interactions? Won’t that make it too polished, while killing the charm of natural spontaneity of blogging.

Actually it depends on the purpose of our blog. There are some extremely formal academic and business blogs that have very minimal and formal interactions. Their objectives are different

In comparison to this, some bloggers feel like communicating a lot, for it is their need, as blogging is cathartic, esp. if bloggers remain anonymous and unlock their hearts, thus seeking solutions to their problems. Likewise there are bloggers who want to, and are in a position to, help others and win hearts. Again, this task too can’t be done without elaborate communication. If you want to help others heal their broken hand, there’s nothing wrong in narrating how your own hand was once broken and how you healed it.

In keeping the above blogging goals, many, if not most, bloggers want to quickly go viral and some do get successful in that. Thus fame and possible money are not too impossible by-products of this gabbing and healing club.

To each his own.  But basically, on any kind of social media that involves gabbing, we should crave depth over breadth, or else both.

Because…“Only on the Internet can a person be lonely and popular at the same time.” This quote by Allison Burnett does make sense.

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That was my response to:  Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge 49

This week’s words were – Lock and Gab.  I used these words in my Haiku.

10 thoughts on “Unlock your heart at Gabbing Club

  1. Natural spontaneity in itself keeps me blogging. Before, I was deterred from writing and sharing what I wrote because I thought it had to be presented formulaically, or that everything had to fall into a certain theme. It may, if you want to. It may not, if you want it so. The flexibility of the blogosphere and the ability to make things as formal or informal as you wish not only expands boundaries, but also introduces thoughts and observations to reflect upon and apply your own spin on things. I find the transmittal of ideas across blogs and the friendships formed to be most intriguing.

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    • Exactly so. Your approach is great and you have evolved in a right direction. Blogosphere is flexible as you said. There is definite gain there in interacting and sharing of ideas. We write whatever we feel like but it is the comments that generate so many new thoughts in us, as if our post topic is dissected from all angles.
      Thanks for sharing your insight about blogging 🙂

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  2. I love how you link social media and blogging as gabbing. And so true, each blog has its own purpose. I’ve always hesitated to share certain parts of my life in my blog and on the Internet, and there are certain topics and parts of my life I won’t talk about. That sort of keeps me grounded – everyone really doesn’t need to know every single thing about me. When I started my blog, I wrote in a stiff academic tone and didn’t think many people understood what I meant. Ever since adopting a more informal writing tone, I feel it’s much easier to connect with other bloggers out there 🙂

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    • Thanks Mabel !! In my article I referred to it as gabbing, but it’s much more than that for most bloggers/writers…that’s why we can call it gabbing at its best. It’s the very nature of blogging that people get carried away while writing esp. those who write in one flow and press Publish. But of course it’s much better to be a bit discrete.
      My experience was very much like yours. When I started this blog I wrote just two formal political essays in Dec 2014 (I’ve put them in private mode now). I thought I’ll stick to that style, but later when I came back to WP after many months, I gradually changed and soon liked it a bit informal. It’s greater happiness this way.
      I still need to identify or redefine the purpose of my wayward all-purpose blog 🙂

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  3. Pingback: RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge Review 49 | ronovanwrites

    • Thanks Ron for appreciating my post! I know, by writing Haiku Essays I seem to have distorted the concept of terse and cute Haiku. But this gives birth to a new genre. – Haikussay…whatever

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