img_6758Months have passed since I last posted on this blog. But that’s not really the shocking point. The shocking point is the fact that months have passed since I’ve written any blog at all.

Apart from a handful of posts on ais.blog, that is. Even those were written months ago if you take a look at that blog.

For someone like me, who lived and breathed blogging through the years 2013-2015, it’s a shocker that I have been so much away from blogging. As this blog is the first blog I’ve ever created in English, and the blog with the most number of posts published in it, I wanted to break the silence and write something about what kept me away.

I don’t think anybody misses this, but just in case anybody who’s on my long list of followers still read the blog, I think it’d be worth writing this blog post just for him/her. (Shout in the comments if you’re actually reading this!)

If I wanted to give you a short answer — and I will give you a short answer — as to why I’ve been away from blogging, it’ll be this: life happened.

I know, it’s undoubtedly the most cliched answer to when you’re away from blogging for a long time. I’ve seen it so many times before and laughed silently thinking they were doing it wrong. And now that it has happened to me as well, I know how life can happen and how one day you’re writing a blog post and the next time you’re looking at your blog, months or years have passed.

This is that moment for me. I can’t believe how long it has been.

If you look through the archive, you’ll notice that I never was super active on this blog. But in the past, there was a reason for it. I used to write regularly for my other blogs and newspapers/publications. That would take up a lot of writing energy. So I wouldn’t bother writing even further on this blog. But, for the past two years, I haven’t really been writing that actively anywhere at all. And that is so not me.

So, I’ve decided to give the “not anymore” look at this whole thing. Here’s what’s going to happen.

As most of you know, I’m a hardcore tech enthusiast. So, the tech vibe from my writing is never going to go away. For everything tech, travel, and most of the serious type of writing that I take longer to write, edit, and publish, I’ll choose ais.blog as the new home.

As ais.blog is a short, memorable, and special domain (because you can’t really register three-letter domains unless you’re ready to spend thousands), I choose that as my new home on the web.

What happens to aisjournal.com — this blog? Well, I’ve been thinking about it, and I feel like this should not go away. I originally thought of archiving this blog or redirecting the domain to ais.blog. But I took a long trip down the memory lane by going through some of the older blog posts and comments, and I feel like this should continue to exist.

So, I’m going to continue writing shorter, more on-the-go type blog posts on this blog. I’m going to start following daily prompts from The Daily Post whenever I can to keep practicing my writing. I might even start taking pictures based on the photo prompt. Who knows!

That’s it for this post! Now, let’s do what I asked and let me know in the comments if you’re actually reading this post. I very much doubt that anybody is still reading this. But if you do, I want to know that you’re special, and I want you to let me know that you’re special by leaving a comment!

3 thoughts

  1. I wondered why you are not posting anything on this site. I am not sure if I am following your other blogs, but I am following this blog. I found this post in the Reader and was curious what has been keeping you away from this blog. Well, now I understood life happened 😀

    I too find it difficult to blog amidst life. So I fell back to short form posts and photo blogging. Better than not blogging at all, and I am sure it saves some readers’ time too.

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    1. I created a blog some time ago only to get in the habit of posting daily (and not clutter up this blog with daily, somewhat useless blog posts). While I was able to continue that for a month, I eventually gave up on that. I figured, while writing even a little bit every day was a good exercise, it wasn’t as satisfying as taking a bit longer to write one meaningful post. But you’re right from one aspect, short and photo blogs do save readers’ time a lot. 😀

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