Blogging 101: Day 1 – Hello, World.

He ruffles his unruly hair, staring into the white void that is the ‘New Post’ text area, wondering what he could say about himself that he hasn’t said before. He gives up almost immediately, a huge yawn overtaking his conscious. Sleep was beckoning him, and his brain was almost sapped of all the energy. So he flexes his fingers and starts writing, quite unremarkably… 

Hi! This is Uday Kanth and am 24 years old. I write code by day, and blog by night. 🙂 Though if you asked me which one I liked doing more, I won’t be able to give you a conclusive answer. Though I can’t deny that writing as a profession seems quite intriguing as well. I have started this blog around three months back to give a voice to my opinions, something that I’d always kept suppressed within my mind. Even though I did know for a fact for a long time now that I enjoyed writing, I was never able to fully dedicate a portion of my life to it until very recently. But now I’m so glad that I did!

Before this, I’ve also done ‘Writing 101’ which opened up my brain to all the facets of writing as well and was quite fun to delve into my conscious everyday to bring out a piece of writing that meant something to me. It was a highly fun period and I’m elated to have found some amazing people from across the globe who stood by me and cheered me along, without which I would have easily lost the motivation to write more. (I guess no matter how much one tells oneself that they are writing for themselves first, ultimately it’s the response you get that makes or breaks you).

I already have written quite a bit about me and my interests in my About page, so I won’t repeat it here. This blog is a reflection of my persona, my thoughts, interests, and short bursts of creative fiction. I worried if my blog was a bit too random for people to easily identify it with a certain type of content but then I realized that I can never be content with writing about only one thing so yes, for now, it’ll remain very umbrella-esque. I usually write about music (predominantly Indian, but I cover others as well), movies, books, photography, and some other random musings. I also write fiction and you’d see a flash fiction piece now and then.

I’m also doing Photo 101 and an online course on Writing Fiction – it certainly does feel like l’m biting off more than what I can chew but I think I can just – just – pull it off! Fingers-crossed. If you’ve made it thus far, then I thank you for your time and hope to see you again!

He checks the word count – 460. Well that’s the most I’ve written in 15 minutes, he thinks smugly. And continues to publish the post…

Today’s assignment: write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post on your blog.