Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Why do I blog?

I've been one of those people who were bitten by the social media bug early on. From the days of Orkut (remember? Now even Google is suggesting I change it to Irkutsk!), I was hooked to tweeting and blogging. I've had a few blogs earlier, writing on anything that caught my fancy. A news article that enraged me, a post reminiscing the good old days, a crazy idea I came up with after a coked up night, they were all there. All there until last year. Last year I decided to clean up my act, deleted some age old blogs, wiped out URLs I was eating up and basically tried to improve my cyber presence. It was a little hard to give up a few of them, with encouraging followers and dedicated fans but I knew I had to. The randomness was doing me no good and I'd always put off writing to when I'd get my next big inspiration which would come, inspire and fizz out. It was unjust to the amazing people who egged me to write. I knew I had to have a dedicated motivation source to write regularly. To my credit, I still have the same twitter handle.

Well, if you know me, you'd know I am addicted to three things, the internet, cosmetics and books; and not in that particular order. And then it hit me, what if I combine my two greatest loves, makeup and writing? And thus the idea of beauty blogging was born. I buy a tonne of stuff, love half, throw away the other half. Why not catalog the experiences and share the joys of getting dressed up? As a girl and even today as the little girl at heart, every women loves to doll up, for herself and for someone special. While I wait for my knight in shining armor, I am playing dress up so that I am all pretty-ed up when he finally finds his way around. Well that's that. I love writing and I love wearing makeup. I combined the two and decided to write about makeup. Win win :)

Why this post, you may ask. Well, I was meaning to write something similar and  then I read Nisha's post on her blog Spusht. That's when I decided to write my own Why I Blog post. While you are here, do check out her blog too. She writes about a plethora of stuff and what really draws me to her blog is how innocently she writes and how warmly she welcomes us into her life. Do give a shout-out to her :)


  1. Hey Aruna ! I just came across your blog and it was great to read this post ! Even I had started out with random scribbles in my blog and was hooked to fb ! Then i rediscovered my love for makeup and beauty .It has been more than a year now and am totally loving it ! Absolutely looking forward to see some of your articles.<3

    1. Thank you so much Sukanya :)
      I already follow your makeup journey on Makeup Beauty Lounge!

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    1. :)
      Congratulations on your anniversary girl!
      So good to find another Bangalore Beauty Blogger :)

  3. Hmm, interesting how our journeys to blogging begin and then gets us so hooked to it - especially if it is one of our passions :)

    Thanks for the sweet mention and kind words, Aruna! Glad to read your story.

    1. True that!
      I really do enjoy reading your blog Nisha and the post on writing notes for your hubby was hilarious ;)