Isn’t it that disciplined readership of blogs is yet a rare community?



images (3)_thumbThere was a time when the choice of readers was confined to books alone and of course to news papers later and then icame blogs when computers emerged as a revolution in the current era with a magic wand to sort out a solution to any conceivable thought in the field of messaging followed by emergence of blogging as a great communicational tool. My association with the computers goes back to mid 1960s and with active blogging in the Ist decade of the current century. My fancy for it stretched to five blogs at a time daily on varying subjects mainly inclusive of human relation (HR). It was too tedious a job but I was able to manage all of them with requisite response from the readers all over the world. Currently my concentration is confined to two blogs only and that too with certain unavoidable gaps in their frequency of release from time to time. Readership of my blog ‘Avenues’ stands at present at close to 3 lakhs globally.

The strength of a blog is determined through it’s readers who form the backbone of it. This post is in no way a pointer to the readers and is simply aimed at sharing with them on what I have been experiencing in the field. They make a reference of some problem at their end seeking my advice and in case the subject is similar to the ones raised by several others, I release a composite post exclusively for the topic so referred. What actually follows is that several of them continue the same thing again and again without going through the relative post. There are many who simply ask ‘What happened’?, ‘Any development’?, ‘Please reply’, ‘Help me’, ‘Waiting for your answer’, etc. Such questions are without mentioning any head and tail of it in the absence of which it is just impossible to answer their queries leading them to conclude that I didn’t care for their question. Pension issue is a burning problem in State Bank of India in which context a case is pending with Delhi High Court10881486_1016309615062877_1718043244602304723_n_thumb and whatever is the progress or otherwise is reported on a specific Page in this blog NewsPage routinely by an exponent with scholarly pursuit on pension issues, KR Saini, apprising the readers of the latest update but many of them prefer to shoot a separate query like ‘What is the development?’ instead of bothering to refer to the NewsPage which tendency indicates that they only take the issue cursorily. Those who really feel serious about the dispute are supposed to go to the right site on the blog appreciating the efforts of the author who has embedded his heart and soul to the cause of the pensioners with his indefatigable spirits. It is also the need on the part of the readers/pensioners to associate themselves with whatever are the issues in a committed measure and not just an onlooker. Marching forward jointly is always likely to elicit the desired outcome.

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Author: neelkanth

Certainly not a celebrity but do have inquisitiveness to know things, realise them and live them to the extent possible. My interest in History, Art of Living and behavioural science is an element that inspires me.Am a poet,an author,a consultant, an advisor on computers and behavioural science.Served as Director in Central Board of State Bank of India.Remained associated with trade union activities and industrial relations as President,All India State Bank of India Staff Federation.Led a delegation on computers to several countries abroad number of times as from State Bank of India/ Banking Industry. Was twice accorded with NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE by All India Freelance Journalists Association, Chennai (India). My email address is: neelkanthshahi@gmail.com

10 thoughts on “Isn’t it that disciplined readership of blogs is yet a rare community?”

  1. Sir we are from the generation who never came Into contact of computers throughout our service.We are still in learning process of blogs etc.It will therefore take some time to keep pace with the latest modes of communication.I however agree with your other observations like what happened,what’s latest development etc.Thanks a lot Sir for whatever you are doing for SBI PENSIONERS !

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  2. Sir, as Ramchadorkar rightly said, the usage of computers is not known to us. Even now I don’t understand what is Blog,what is tweet,face book etc.Somehow or other I learnt the email usage.Now coming to the point of observations ,so many questions put to you due to anxiety to know the solutions in regard to their problems.These can be avoided to save your precious time and energy. Thank you very much for yoman service rendered by you for the benefit of pensioners.

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  3. There is always a need for personal responsibilities.

    Reading and writing are good skills, to have. Anyone who does not have the skills? There is always opportunity for learning them.

    WordPress is a good place to have a blog. wordpress.com is better for someone new, while wordpress.org for a more experienced blogger. One of the alternatives is blogger.com and is often rated higher from those who maintain a blog through them.

    Finding a blog you enjoy then subscribing to it, is of benefit to the reader. As too, using the comment box if the owner so chooses to have one. Most blog themes on wordpress, offer the owner some customization. Yet it is the content, that is the main course. Best wishes to anyone starting, Cheers Jamie.

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  4. Respected Sir
    I request you very humbly that I always write a comment on every article what I able to write leave a few. But Sir what you did for us at the time when we were in service and when we retired from the service that is beggars description for any one. It is fact that on some articles I could not send any comment it is only by chance. Kindly excuse me Sir.

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  5. Following me in my mission since its outset people like you were the ones who supported me in my movement like a dominant force and this became a great source of strength to me taking movement to the pinnacles of success. People like you have always remained my top rank galaxy of inspirers. My thanks with love and affection.

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  6. DEAR SHRI NEELKANTH JI,I AM IMMENSELY PLEASED TO READ THAT YOUR THIS POST HAS VASTELY INCREASED THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE BLOG READERS ABOUT THE EMERGENCE OF BLOGGING AS A GREAT COMMUNICATIONAL TOOL WITH THE ADVENT OF COMUTERS,I HAVE ALSO NOTED THE CONTRIBUTION OF” NEWS PAGE” IN YOUR BLOG TO KEEP READY APPERISED WITH THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN REGARD TO THE COURT CASES PENDING IN VARIOUS HIGH COURTS RELATING TO S.B.I PENSIONERS EXCLUSIVELY ALONG WITH DEVELOPMENTS IN THE BANKING SECTOR RELATING TO SERVICE CONDITIONS AND THE MATTERS RELATING TO THE PENSIONERS.
    IN THIS CONTEXT I RECALL THE TIME IN THE YEAR 2007 WHEN YOU STARTED WRITING THE BLOG AND I WAS REALLY MOTIMATED FROM YOUR BLOG AND STARTED WRITING IN THE YEAR2010 ON THE PENSION ISSUES PARTICULARLY OF THE 7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES AND PENSION BE PAID @50% OF THE LAST SALARY WHICH WERE DULY INCORPORATED IN YOUR ESTEEMED POSTS FOR THE INFORMATION OF THE READERS/PENSIONERS.THIS HAS HONED MY WRITING SKILL AND IMPROVED UNDERSTANDING THE VARIOUS NUANCES OF THE PENSION ISSUES PARTICULARLY OF THE 7TH BIPARTITE RETIREES WHICH UNFORTUNATELY IS PENDING FOR THE LAST 17YEARS WAITING FOR JUST SOLUTIONS.
    I AM THANKFUL TO YOU FOR THE INSPIRATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED THROUGH VARIOUS PROCESSES LIKE EDITING MY WRITE UPS FOR GIVING A SUITABLE PLACE IN YOUR POSTS/BLOG.
    MY SINCERE THANKS WITH PROFOUND REGARDS.
    K.R.SAINI

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  7. Felt inspired and impressed with a thrill on the background part of my blog ‘Avenues’ beautifully described by you. I also remember that once during the end of first decade of 2001 when I decided to call it a day to my blog, you were the first to jump to persuade me to retrieve. I take you as a friend, philosopher and a guide to Avenues. I extend to you my sumptuous regards.

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