Sunday, April 1, 2012

Thus Spake The Mister's Sister (Guest Post)

Expectation is a bitch. Everybody expects something from someone. Like, my parents expect me to wake up by 7:30am every morning even during vacations, my cousins expect me to wish them at midnight on their birthdays and my friend Kanupriya expects me to “like” all her pictures on Facebook. I hate it when people expect things from me. ‘Coz if you’re someone like me, you’ll give your best to not let them down. On the other hand, if you’re someone like my brother, you’ll never stop expecting things from your awesome little narcissistic sister, and force her to match up to them.

Sarthak has asked me almost a billion (yes, with a ‘b’) times to write a guest post for his blog ever since he wrote his first post here, and I’ve always blown off his requests. But every time that I did, I’d end up feeling guilty. And even though I tried writing something for him a couple of times, the thought of my condescending, judgmental brother reading it would make me change my mind. It’s something really sad when you fail to meet someone’s expectations. But since I think Sarthak wouldn’t ever stop begging me to write a post, I thought it would be better if I finally pen something down for him. Atleast now if he’ll be disappointed, it would be over my sucky English and immature style of writing.

I’ve never been good at writing. And to have my writing become a part of the digital world for everyone to see? I don’t think I can ever be comfortable with such public display of my personal thoughts and opinions. Which is why I think being a blogger sucks. Why would I want to sound my innermost thoughts or rant about things in public? Plus, I’d rather watch a movie than be concerned about what I should write for my next post which would probably keep the readers engaged. Being a blogger comes with all these troubles and more. Here are the 4 major reasons why I think blogging sucks:

1)      Trollism
Trolls are the BIG BAD WOLVES of the internet world. They’re ugly, annoying and mean. And when you’re getting trolled by a bored hater, it ain’t pretty. Probably the main reason why I was so apprehensive of writing a post was this. I knew I couldn’t write a blog post, but having to face a scrounging hater insult me –that would be a big blow to my already low self confidence. And if one day I have to wake up to see some badass hater criticize me and this post, before killing myself, I would kill my brother for talking me into writing it.

2)      You Always Have To Come Up With Interesting Things To Write About
There, I said it. No Matter how lame it sounds –it’s true! It’s always a big pain in the ass to come up with something fun and entertaining to keep the readers engaged. And let’s face it –my life is no hilarious sitcom or some cheesy Bollywood flick. In fact, it’s pretty boring. Which is why more than half my time was wasted when I sat down to write this post as one question haunted me –WHAT to write about? What on earth would I write about that would keep you engaged and interested?! Like any other teenager, I’m in my own damn world and don’t have a strong intellectual opinion on things. No sire. Which left me with another question –Why on earth would you even want to read it?

3)      Blogging Is A Time Consuming Activity
I never thought writing a little blog post would be so time consuming. As embarrassing it is to admit, I spent almost 3 hours writing this post. Blogging is no walk in a park. You have to think of a topic, collect your thoughts, get your content up, promote your blog on Facebook, and spend ages trying to make sure it’s a fun read. Especially for someone like me who doesn’t have a bone of humor, blogging can be a tedious task.

4)      People judge/expect
As I mentioned before, expectation is a bitch. Being a “guest blogger” here, I’m expected to match up to the level of all the other cool posts Sarthak wrote. If I fail to write compelling content, then of course, I’d be judged. “How can one sibling be such a cool blogger and the other one so lame?” I didn’t want that! “I’m a guest blogger. I have to write something totally awesome to blow people away.” But thanks to me and my critical self, whatever I wrote wasn’t good enough. I’m someone who’s LITERALLY able to have never ending conversations with people. But blogging? Nah! I knew I had to do anything to pull this off –scare you, excite you, fight you –but NOT bore you.

-by Kashika Ahuja (on special request)

You can check out Kashika's blog here.


  1. your post is awesome kashika just like u!!!!!!

    1. So many exclamations?! I know it's surprising to know that she's so awesome.

  2. Awww! This clearly shows that you torture your little sister a lot Sarthak. Tsk Tsk. Is that an elder sibling trait? -.-
    And Kashika, I feel exactly the same way about blogging. Its a tedious task. I'd rather be the one who reads and enjoys posts written by others than make the effort of writing them myself:P
    Nevertheless, you can write well:) And you're definitely not the lamer one.Trust me on that ;)

    1. I don't torture her. I give her a tough training so that she grows up to become a tough girl.

  3. Great effort Kashika, I've gotta say you did pull it off quite well! It was a fun read and i couldn't agree with you more! :D

    1. Tu toh bolegi hi. Tune help jo kari hai itni uski :P

  4. You've outlined what Sarthak or every other blogger feels every other day of the year.

    That said, put down on paper (or on blog) things you think about. You'll be surprised with the insights you will come by.

    1. Yes. Listen to what Karan has to say, Kashika.
      P.S. He doesn't even comment on my posts. Bas ladkiyon ke post pe comment, eh eh ;)

  5. You should hand over the reins of your blog to your sister, Sarthak. She's awesome.


    1. You should hand over the reins of your blog to my sister, Pearl.
      You don't write anything on your own.

    2. Hahahahahahahaha!

  6. Oh my goodness, I just followed the link to her blog. Please go tell your sister to continue posting on it, Sarthak!

    She sounds amazing! I read her post about guilty pleasures and I was like, SHE READS FANFICTION?! SHOW ME THIS AWESOME PERSON!
    Plus, eating Nutella straight out of the jar, staying in pajamas as long as I'm at home, and a bunch of other things.

    Seriously, though. Please continue posting, Kanishka! :)

    1. I know, man. I keep telling her that she should continue. But *throws hands in the air*


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@ = Soggy and stale! :(
@@ = Stale! :|
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