I enjoy writing and was always comfortable jotting down thoughts in a diary or bits on pieces of paper. Earlier this year when I went home to Kolkata, I was looking through my old diaries, albums etc and smiling to myself. I thought-- God, I really wrote all this and so much of it? Some poems made me laugh (they were silly!) and some write-ups were decent-ish :p. But if I was to write them today, would they be different? Perhaps not.. if I was jotting them down on paper. For one, scribbling to myself helped me write in a certain flow--uninterrupted, happy and peaceful.
Writing a blog perhaps helps one plan their write-ups better (not that I planned to write this one though). Before publishing, am sure everyone reads their draft one more time--thinking about the audience reading it. Even if nobody reads, we still revise the draft once! Writing on paper gives you more independence--you can write anything and everything because you are writing to yourself.
Nevertheless, I enjoy writing on my blog these days. When I joined blogspot, I had a dormant account for over a year. After I 'published' my first post, I thought a few times, 'should I just delete it?'. And there was a funny feeling--publishing my own work! I always related 'publishing' to well...publishing. Then I don't know when, I got used to writing on the web.
Cheers to writing and writer friends!