Reading, an apology of it, or really something substantive?


There was a librarian, obviously the one who had to handle a large number of books throughout the day as his routine job. Since he was so much in the midst of the books on different subjects, he was naturally expected to be a knowledgeable man. His problem was that he himself had no interest in books, hence no reading at all at his level. His other problem was that he did not want to disappoint those who held him in great respect as a learned man. He thought of a device to overcome this snag. What he did was that he vigilantly kept a watch on the visitors to the library, and the moment he noticed some one entering the library hall, he immediately took a position in his chair focussing his head towards the open pages of some book in his hands to leave an impression in the mind of the new visitor that he was deeply involved in reading. His trick worked, and he was acknowledged by one and all as a prolific reader.

This is exactly the story behind many a readers of different blog posts. They pose to manifest as if they are going through it thoroughly from heading to the bottom of the articles building up a reputation for themselves as well versed on the topic, whereas factually speaking, the position is just the otherwise in several cases. They may at least have the patience to absolve the gist of the articles glancing over the pages a bit more thoroughly. We as bloggers, after all, respect our readers, the very source of an inspiration to us.

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12 thoughts on “Reading, an apology of it, or really something substantive?

  1. at least i am not as librarian

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  2. A man has to be honest in his reading.

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  3. “attention span” of average readers should be kept in mind. those who love to read often sift through too many posts to zero on some.

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    1. My sincere thanks to you for your valuable comment.

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      1. the pleasure was all mine. I happen to be amongst those voracious readers. 🙂

        i used to read books back to back, repeated only those i liked.

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    2. My sincere thanks to you for your valuable comment.

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  4. When I started blogging no one read my blog, hell no one reads it now, but the difference is now I write for myself. But to get to that point I made myself a promise, that I would read 5-10 blogs a day, and so far I have kept that promise. I read whatever blog title catches my eye. Yours did, thanks for making the effort. — Bill

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    1. My sincere thanks for your elaborate comments. I do endorse your lucid views on the topic.

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  5. I am not sure but may be librarian too,even then if it becomes a matter of your inspiration,it is enough for me.

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  6. SIR, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR VALUABLE ADVICE TO THE READERS WHICH WILL DEFINITELY INSPIRE THEM TO GO THROUGH THE WRITE UPS /ARTICLES THOROUGHLY. AS FAR AS YOUR BLOGS ARE CONCERNED, THEY ARE ALL VERY MEANINGFUL, CATCHY AND USEFUL AND NO ONE CAN AFFORD TO MISS THEM.

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