Please Donate . . .

This is the day I hoped (and feared) I would never have to face. When I took the decision to become a professional blogger, I took a vow not to ask for any favors from my blogger pals. When I saw the donate button on blogs, websites and forums, I never thought I too would have to put it up on my blog someday.

But, one has to face the reality. And reality is bitter. Am I paying the price for being audacious? Maybe. But reality is not going to deter me from being audacious. I believe in hope. I believe that struggling times lead to better times.

When it comes to survival vs honor, I am left with no other option but to choose survival. That’s what we all do, right?

If you people don’t support me now, probably, I will have to quit the very essence of my life – blogging. I hate to do that. I am sure you hate to see me do that, as well.

Let’s look at the positive side of this ordeal – Now I will know how many of you will stand by me, and how many of you will leave me. Only in difficult times, I can Β  test the strength of true (blog) friends and well wishers. It is an opportunity for all of you to prove that blog pals are as good as better than real-life ones. And yes, you’ll gain the good Karma of helping a struggling blogger.

Throughout history, we have seen that great acts of philanthropy have produced great people who in turn have made great contributions to society (later on).

I hope one day I’ll be able to say, “What ever I am now, I am because of my blog friends. Unlike the real-life ones, they supported me though thick and thin. They believed in me. They walked their talk. They are sheer gems.”

This is a historical moment. Each and everyone of you are at the cusp of creating history. The (future) world will be proud of all your contributions.

But today, I need your support. Your help. Your charity. Each and every small contribution to my cause will help me to survive. To strive. To make this world a better place. Go ahead and inspire me people – grab this is golden opportunity with both your hands. You’ve got an opportunity to be associated with one of the noblest causes on this planet – blogging.

Hence, with tearful eyes and heavy heart, I request you all to PLEASE DONATE . . . COMMENTS πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

Destination Infinity

* I know you guys were super excited and couldn’t wait to gossip about my predicament, but what to do – your hopes of fun is now DASHED πŸ˜›

** This post is dedicated to all those fellow bloggers who are struggling to get comments, like me. These days, one can even earn money, but getting comments in blogs is a HUGE STRUGGLE!! I long for those days when we used to publish a post and comments raced away in double digits. Sigh. πŸ™‚

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38 Replies to “Please Donate . . .”

    1. you are right veyr hard to get people to come to one’s blog, people forget and find new friends … as you can see from my blog πŸ™‚ all those who were very friendly vanished .. πŸ™‚ ways of the world ..

      But hopefully I wont turn like them and forget people πŸ™‚

  1. Enjoyed your ‘begging’ post! Hmmm….those days are gone. It is not that people don’t read blogs, many people do, but are lazy to comment. As soon as I click ‘publish’ in my posts, within half an hour, some 10 people will be ‘reading’ but if I get one comment, I should be happy. Then I have to wait for 3-4 days to get some 10 comments. But nowadays, I just write what I feel about things. Then monitor comments for 2 days and then forget it!

    Now, in two days 61 people have read my ‘my dream of riding a two wheeler’, a very old post. Nobody posted a single comment! Hahaha…!

    I think I have never missed your posts and was always prompt in commenting!

    1. I should also admit that I read some green blogs but don’t comment on them.

      Before a few years, there was a lot of interaction on blogs, even though that was lesser in my own blog. Some blogs were very popular and people used to discuss and debate topics for days together, and comments easily exceeded 100! I think, with the advent of FB, the appeal for blogs has decreased. People are reading and commenting more, there. I guess you are very active on FB – I am not that active because it takes up a lot of time!

      Destination Infinity

      1. I joined FB very late because I was not interested in just writing one liners as status! You know by now how I write even comments like Ramayana! But many people were asking me to come in FB and then I joined. Now, it is full time job! I think I enjoy twitter more than FB! We can know about so many things, though I forget them easily!

        1. For some reason both FB and Twitter don’t have the kind of appeal blogs have, for me. I didn’t know that you were active in Twitter – how can I, I never log in to my twitter anyway. I have set-up an auto tweet that sends out the links to my blog posts!

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  2. lol πŸ˜€ here is my lil contribution πŸ˜€ I was reading the post wid utmost seriousness and ended up laughing seeing d cause for which the charity is created.. good one πŸ™‚

  3. I read a lot of blogs. But I comment only on those I understand what they are saying. I am not from Harvard or MIT. All those posts with bombastic words and ununderstandable poetry are off limits. I am uneducated that so I don’t understand. So I don’t comment.

    1. I don’t even read through poetry πŸ™‚ Fortunately, there are no poets in my blog-reader circle. I am actually fine with poems as long as I am able to understand what the author is saying. But many of them are adamant about being excessively poetic – forget commenting, I don’t even read such blogs!

      I will start reading poetry only when poets understand that the essence of poetry is not style, but substance. I think they will take some age and experience to get there. I’ll wait. I think, I’ve commented ‘I don’t understand’ a couple of times only to be thrashed by the commenter community! πŸ™‚

      Destination Infinity

  4. That was like the twist in my stories!!But this is lot more unexpected!!!!
    I have always been regular in commenting on your posts.
    Pity,I cannot do more than once for a post.
    May your blog be flooded by comments to unmanageable level

  5. Hahahahahaha DI! πŸ™‚ I really got a bit worried. Sigh. I haven’t been too regular reading blogs honestly. Have made a mental note of the donation πŸ˜› Keep blogging! πŸ™‚

  6. Have no fear Rajesh, Rachna is here. Because I was travelling, I was unable to donate comments generously. Now that I am back, I will drop in often to your blog and donate generously (comments ofcourse πŸ˜‰ )

  7. You very well took your readers on a guilt trip or emotional blackmailing. I am sure in your previous birth you were a Jewish mother.

    1. And I thought it was an inspirational speech and fundraising campaigns, etc. would approach me to write their copy!

      Writing fiction, I find, is difficult. So, one needs to hone their skills. Like this πŸ™‚ Had I mentioned that it was fiction initially, the fun would have been lost.

      Destination Infinity

  8. Professional blogging? Alas money may not work because of hesitant nature of people.
    How about increasing faith on Chettiar, Iyengar, Christian friends? Zero to hundred is tough. Nineteen lakhs to twenty lakhs is easy. This is the way out.
    Hope you maintain balance and not take vague steps.

  9. Lol! I need to say that nothing content me like blogging… next to real life sharing, blogging is the best virtual space I spent more time. I too have gone through such ordeal but I accepted the fact, that we can’t force anybody to check or comment at our blogs. Later sometime how many comments I get doesn’t mattered me, rather how true people share their comments and even it’s a single one wake-up from their thought.

    My initial day of blogging is quite different right now; I used to check my blog every now and then for comments. I got number of friends rather readers and I also learn many lessons though blogging which helped in developing my personality… I could easily understand your situation and I hope to be there until u denies sharing πŸ™‚

    1. I too hope for the same. It’s true – blogging helps us make a lot of friends irrespective of whether they interact with us or not. And I am also (somewhat) more mature now – I don’t feel depressed if I don’t get many comments, these days πŸ™‚

      Destination Infinity

  10. Boss Rajesh – you are adding fuel to fire – your posts are assured of at least 10 comments 90% of the time!!!!

    Plus you are a star who gets contacted by companies to review cool drinks, you have published a book, you get review requests from tourism boards, famous travel-bloggers!

    I envy you captain πŸ™‚

    Anyway I have done my bit – commented πŸ™‚

  11. Haha.. okay one comment donated to you. πŸ™‚
    I am also guilty of not commenting regularly. I read the posts on the day they are posted on my phone, but I am lazy to comment or usually I am somewhere outside where I don’t have time to comment etc. And most of the blogs require me to log into wordpress or blogger etc and I am lazy to log in. But when it comes to my favorite blogs, I read the posts regularly.

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