In response to a reader’s genius
We’ve three types of readers:
a.) A majority of people choose to read Kathmandu Speaks quietly, then close it, go back to work or sleep. Of course, they return.
b.) Then, there are a few regulars who post comments.
The comments are of three types again:c.) Then, there is a growing number of people, who for private reasons, choose to communicate personally. And emails are always welcome although I stick to one-liners in these mails.
i.) Honest feedback on the given post
ii.) “Eureka! I found your blog just today!” comment
iii.) Announcements/Spams (Some use this as a platform to promote themselves! For example, I.)
Yesterday, one of those readers, who prefer privacy, wrote :
It’s quite nice that you are a thinking person.. tara bhai ghari ghari blog ma affaile aafnai kura gareko katti pa swauchha ra?(How appropriate is it to talk about oneself now and then?).. I know this is a personal blog .. but we would like to read more of what you think of certain things than what you think of yourself.. i am not talking solely in response to your recent post, but from an overall perspective ...there is no need to constantly remind the readers that you have a ******* (or whatever) thought process... honest feedback as your regular reader .. mind na garnu hola hai..Well, this was the second time I was asked to write on certain things.
PS: ignore this mail if you are not interested in feedback
I wish she was my editor and I was into active journalism. Today, I’m trying to write to a select readership. I’m trying to break in somewhere. I’m trying to discover my strengths and weaknesses. When I started active blogging as a young activist three years ago, Kathmandu Speaks was for 100% freedom, 100% democracy. But then, as it happens with everyone: I grew up. I am not doing that any more, or am I?
Today, I don’t talk about so many things that I used to in the same vein. But I will write more about me if that is how I see I can send a message out there. At times, I find Kathmandu Speaks useless because I cannot even frankly express myself here anymore. I wish it was a little more personal! This confusion will annoy some of you, and I know some of you are kind enough to ignore it.
But let's face it: I’m not going to be a good boy, attend a college, take a job and live happily ever after. Like it or not, I’ll stick to being me. Have patience, I don’t think I know what Kathmandu Speaks really is/will be. Wish me good luck.
One thing is sure: I'm not going to do a regular job.