The Writers Onus

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#responsible blogging.

This was a beautiful quote I read, unfortunately I have forgotten the author, “I do not want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I can’t change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do but I can do my bit.” It really got me thinking, the world howls for social justice, but when it comes to social responsibilities there times we can’t even hear the crickets chirping.

So what is social responsibility?

Social responsibility is an ethical framework and suggests that an entity, be in an organization or individual has an obligation to act for the benefit society at large. Social responsibility is a duty every individual has to perform so as to maintain a balance between the economy and ecosystems.

Like a new nation needs new people—people who take an active civil and social responsibility, the same goes for the new generation.  Movement away from defensive destruction and towards greater responsibility is characteristic of this tendency. The political implication of this position is that we do not need to be controlled by authority. We individually and collectively not only have the right to self determination but, given the necessary conditions can be trusted to use our power responsibility.

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When it comes to Blogsphere, we have two components here the blogger and the reader.

As bloggers we are writers and publishers. And in a world of lies and liars an honest writing is always an act of social responsibility.  The Blogsphere gives us the means to connect honestly and I have the responsibility to employ it. writing a blog is very much like  being an artist, an angry artist tells people what he thinks they need to hear, so does an concerned responsible blogger, an hungry artist tells people what he thinks they want to hear, so does an hungry blogger

citizen journalistBlogs are the new age books, they can change our lives, the lives of who read them, the lives of who write them, both the blogger and the reader alike discover things they never knew about the world and about themselves. When a reader falls in love with a book or a blog it leaves its essence inside him, like radioactive fallout in an arable field, and after that There are certain crops that will no longer grow in him, while other stranger more fantastic growths may be produced.

A reader would read a blog either to gain information, or to escape into a fantasy or to live a hundred lives that he wants to. And writing is being able to take something whole and fiercely alive that exists within in some unknowable combination of thought, feeling, physically and spirit and then to store it like a genie in tense tiny black symbols on a calm white page. If the wrong reader comes across the words, they will remain just words. But for the right readers our vision blooms off the page and is absorbed into their minds like smoke where it will re-form whole and alive fully adapted to its new environment.

This blog is written for the weekly prompt on Indiblogger

In my space when I blog I’m just translating the world around me in what seems to be straightforward terms. For my readers, this is sometimes a vision that’s not familiar. But I’m not trying to manipulate reality.  This is just what I see and hear. Words can be like X-ray if properly used—they can go through anything, you read and you’re pierced. If I do my job right, then what I basically do is remind the reader of how smart he is.

date: April 8th 2016

Prompt: Do Bloggers have a social responsibility

Prompt by   Tomichan Matheikal




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  1. “… in a world of lies and liars an honest writing is always an act of social responsibility.” You couldn’t have said it better, Parwati. Your post shows the exact understanding of what I meant by responsible blogging and I’m grateful. There are so few people who understand each other these days!

    I also like your analogy between the angry artist and the blogger. Letting out the feelings and emotions and thoughts honestly – that’s what honest blogging is all about, I believe. Sometimes our feelings may cloud objectivity. As poet Shelly said, “Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass, stains the white radiance of eternity.” Can’t help that colouring. But that colouring is precisely our anger, our quest, our responsibility.

    Loved your post.

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