First up – it is so good to hear from our own bloggers and I am happy to learn that the Bhutanese blogging community is mushrooming by the day. This is good for the nation.
And secondly I would also like to thank Rekha Monger for initiating this bloggers’ conference. It was timely and fun, and I am sure this initiative will for sure lead us somewhere in future; except that I wish we keep doing this quite often.
Thank you Rekha!
1. Why did you start blogging in the first place? And what’s the story behind your blog title?
Back in my Shercol days, I used to fiddle with a lot of sites that allowed us to write and post pictures. The idea was tempting. Back then I tried writing on www.helium.com - it was of course my friend PaSsu, who directed me to this site. And later I caught hold of our own sites www.nopkin.com and www.kuzuzangpo.com. But the best thing came about when I started my own blog on a platform that www.blogpost.com provided. However, back then it was a site where I would post pictures of my classmates with funny captions. I didn’t really understand that blogging could take me thus far. It was only in 2009 that I took blogging seriously. The current blog – I titled it thus – although I didn’t write well, writing was what I thought would keep doing. By the way I still struggle writing a paragraph. I was fascinated by the phrase “Pen is mightier than the sword” that I titled my blog – Penstar with “for the pen is mightier than the sword” as subtitle and in doing so I wanted to celebrate writing.
2. How long have you been blogging? Where are you based?
As stated earlier, I started fiddling with different writing sites and blogs way back in 2006. But the current blog was born much later – in early 2009. Back in 2009 I was based in Phuentsholing and what I wrote was mainly about the issues that town was facing. I also ended up touching on subjects that the nation was debating on, etc.
3. How do you schedule your blog post? Daily or weekly? Or as and when inspiration strikes you?
Back in 2009 I had time at my disposal to write on many things. And inspiration was something I had although I may have blogged on many small and pity issues. But today I don’t get to blog very often due to time constraint. Of course I realized it is nothing to do with time, but commitment. So, I have no schedules (how I wish I can have one though) for blogging for now. I blog only when I am fully tempted by a subject and that I feel I have some sufficient points to support my statement.
4. Does your family and friends know about your blog?
Like PaSsu – my first audience whenever I write something is my wife. She likes me to read everything I write on my blog and then she would think and comment. I am always thankful to her. And of course my former classmates and friends are my first readers. It is only because of them that I have been able to continue to do something that I loved doing.
P.S: I tag the following bloggers:
2. Riku Dhan