Why I blog about my personal life

I am often told that I have been very brave in sharing my life, my private issues and many sensitive pieces on a public platform. When I come to think of it, a smile rises to my lips. Not because I feel proud of being considered brave, but because I started this blog with full realization of this fact.

In fact, my first post, which is also the about page of my blog talks about it too.Why I blog about my personal life - My journey of being a candid, personal blogger and why I chose to be one.

Like anyone else I too could keep the dark shades of my personality hidden, I too could never speak of my vulnerabilities, the troubles in my life or even if I would, I could keep the gory details to my self.

It’s rather convenient to present only the good, the strong and the rosy aspects of one’s life.

The trouble that kind of blog would pose for me was, I wanted to start writing a daily diary. Something that would register my life as it is in reality. No hiding the frustrations, no soaking up tears to pose as a strong person, no airbrushed emotions. Pain, joy, hurt, bitterness, anger, innocence, everything in their true form.

I want to vent out my emotions through my blog, but at the same time, I wish to come back to these records from time to time to gauge my progress. To assess where am I heading in life, to smile at my changed self and to feel proud of have swum through the rough times.

This blog is a mission, it holds much deeper meaning in my life than just telling the world what I went through, who I am, what am I made of and what life made me decide to do in my circumstances.

I sincerely wish that by sharing my life-story on a global platform, maybe someone, somewhere, someday will seek inspiration. It might help someone prevent getting stuck in situations like I have and find better, timely resolution of issues that can leave deep, painful scars.

I totally understand how many of my readers feel that I am going through mood swings every now and then. But the reality is, I register all of my negative thoughts so that my journey has all the emotions intact. I can see through life more clearly without defying that frustration, humiliation and anger were once part of my journey.


The world is full of people who take pride, feel happy in making us feel stupid should we dare to show an emotion other than elation, anger, boisterousness. To shun us on exposing our vulnerabilities.

Letting the world have a clear view of my raw, often unhealed, the sensitive side was laden with a fair share of insecurities. That icky, picky, strange, panic-inducing feeling.

But…but… but, there is a silver lining to this ordeal.

Showing my true self has opened up a WIIIIIIIIDE door for the people to walk in, feel a connect and say,

You know what? Me too. I too have been there, felt that.”

The first step towards healing is the understanding of one’s situation as it is without any form of manipulation marks the beginning from where things can only get better.

I am trying my bit to be honest and open to my own-self by blogging about my life, freely and truly.ped knock down those massive walls built by my mind that once blocked help, support and kindness from reaching me

As accept

Quoting a famous line from the song Pyar kiya to darna kya ~ Mughal-e-Azam:

Parda nahin jab koi khuda se, bandon se parda karna kya! (When nothing is hidden from the Almighty, why try to hide from the people of the world).

The song on my mind: Pyar kiya to darna kya ~ Mughal- E- Azam

49 thoughts on “Why I blog about my personal life

  1. Inspiration – you truly are ME and its a wonderful mission that you have begun which is going to make the journey till there very interesting!


  2. “acceptance is the first step towards healing” – very true.. And I really really appreciate the initiative of blogging down your own feelings that helps in great way for analyze self at times when you are in doubt.. we all are with you.. tight hugs..


  3. 1stly this is your blog and you should not justify what you write here, ok?
    2ndly I can totally understand what you are saying! There are times when you have so much to say but we don’t have the guts to talk it out because we are scared the details might hurt somebody or might sadden also and in such times writing comes to our rescue. We can pour ourselves here and feel relieved!!!
    So keep writing and keep pouring out the sadness, I am sure that the day is not far when we will be listening much happy incidents from you and will also see you getting to your normal self πŸ™‚


    1. I actually wrote this post to answer the one question almost every e-mail I receive asks me in one form or the other, “Don’t you feel worried about sharing your personal life publicly?”
      I absolutely agree on the magical healing powers blogging possesses and the awesome blog buddies we make over the time πŸ˜€

      Hugs Smita…thank you for being there, I need a reality check from time to time πŸ˜€


  4. I feel it takes a lot of guts to do what you are doing. And I hope you continue in the future too. You dont realise but you are actually helping a lot of people along the way πŸ™‚


  5. ME…strong Girl…your blog gives me stength

    Blogging has given us the platform to scribble down whatever is our heart & mind….I love reading your posts…love to U & Pari πŸ™‚


  6. How is it that you like the same songs and the exact lines that I do … but I guess they are all good songs and must be on fav. list of most people. I like the mission of your blog.

    I couldn’t agree with you thoughts here more. I often think, privacy is over rated. The more open we are the more clear conscious we would have.


  7. I am glad you decided to blog about your experiences. I think blogging is a great medium to vent, share and interact without being judged. I think many of your readers including me already seek inspiration from you for being a such a courageous and positive person πŸ™‚


  8. Writing shows a way to the confused self…and written words have mopre impact. When i read some of the poems which i wrote years back, i wonder hiow did a particular thought came…and those words comfort me now.

    Keep sharing Era, sharing one’s sorrow and tensions will make the journey easy:)

    HUGS and muahhh to Pari


  9. Anything that brings a smile on our face and makes us feel more confident about facing life’s trials and tribulations – anything like that is to be pursued and encouraged. Cheers, ME. πŸ™‚


  10. Hugs dear!! I think you are doing awesome writing these, first of all when you write you will be clear with your thoughts. Later you can come back and see how far you have come along. Take care!!


  11. I just started a blog a couple weeks ago with much the same intent and purpose. I’m looking for other people who are doing the same. I have a feeling the mutual support will be essential. Thank you for being you. In my opinion, not enough people are doing that.


  12. For me, it’s a lot like undressing in public, asking people to understand the scars I bare and to appreciate their stories. But more importantly, it’s cathartic for me, it helps me accept the scars and feel that I earned them.

    Nice article, by the way. I hope I can write more often.


  13. I just wanted to say that I write for the same reasons and having stumbled upon your beautiful blog tonight makes me feel really happy. Reading this post felt like a good coffee on a cozy winter morning. I like your honest, simple and beautiful style and am looking forward to reading your blog posts.
    Just if you like, my blog is called Walk With Me 36. I’d be honored but maybe you are like me: I enjoy writing but I don’t often read other people’s blogs. πŸ™‚

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    1. Welcome to my online abode Seval πŸ™‚
      Thank you for the warm note and I’d be glad to check out your blog soon.
      Looking forward to hearing more from you in the future!


    1. You’re right MG πŸ™‚
      We all go through a reflective phase in life, especially when recuperating after a setback. But choosing to share your reflective journey or what made you embark on one in the first place is totally a personal choice. I chose to write it all publicly to connect with anyone to whom my line of thoughts/ experiences could make sense. Though everyone doesn’t do that.


  14. upasna1987

    Hey Era, We have same expectations from our respective Blogs- a journey to know self better. I can certainly say- More I express and open myself, more i get to understand myself better. Happy to find you.You are right, its hard to show up a dark side but I still do it.

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    1. Welcome to my blog Upasna πŸ™‚
      Thank you for sharing your perspective about personal blogging. I agree, we grow each time we share our personal life on a global platform and are enriched by the experiences of others. Glad to connect with you. Hopping over to your blog right away πŸ™‚

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  15. Navanita Varadpande

    Era, I was feeling absolutely low today when I chanced upon this link on Twitter…I am feeling better after reading through this post. I tend to express myself through poetry and it feels much better…a catharsis of sorts..that’s I tend to do on my blog too..
    Sometimes I feel that I am scared to be free…afraid of what lies on the other side of the threshold called ‘freedom’….anyways…loved reading your post!


  16. And you are very much keeping the record even after 6 years…very much appreciated. There is no doubt about what you’ve written…you can’t measure and improve upon something you aren’t aware of.

    Btw, read β€˜The three signs of a miserable job’ if you can…a wonderful book on this concept.


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