I have been toying with the idea of starting a blog for a few months now, but this is the first concrete step forward. It’s actually scarier than you might think. Putting yourself out there, for anyone to judge. There is something about writing that feels permanent. Once it’s out there, it’s there to stay. Also when you read someone’s writing, it’s like having a tiny little peak into the window that is their mind. Especially for rookie writers, this is more than a bit terrifying.

On the flip side, reading a good article or book can inspire you like few other things in the world. It can strike a chord inside you that resonates so hard you almost feel like you know the writer personally. This is special. A connection was made, literally out of nothing

They say that man is a social animal. And this is more true than ever in the digital age we live in. Blogging is a way to broadcast your views out for anyone to see. There are thousands of articles out there telling you why blogging is good and why everyone should start one. The obvious good effects like improving one’s vocabulary and so on are there but one more important reason is this. It’s been less than 5 minutes spent here and I can already feel my confidence increasing. The words begin to flow and it is like a metaphorical dam breaking out. The title phrase seems to take a whole new meaning now. It is important to lose the insecurities and fears that hold us back. Like they say, try everything, you only live once, So what if it blows up in your face. A scene from The Simpsons comes to mind:

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This post may have come across as a little left field, but I’m just an ordinary college kid with a voice and a keyboard to let it all out. As a rookie writer, who’s been told repeatedly (pretty much everyday 😛 ) that he talks too much, this seems like the logical next step.  A short first post this but watch this space for more posts on topics from my interests that span from football and television to machine learning and mathematics. Plus for any thoughts and feedback, comment below or mail me  @vishakhpadmakumar@gmail.com

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