The Responsibility of a Blogger

The Responsibility of a Blogger October 27, 2014

I find myself frequently reminding people what this blog is. It’s a journal of my life and it contains my thoughts and experiences. It is not meant to tell you what’s right, but to encourage thought and discussion. What I’m here for is to share a window for you to see into the life of one non-Indian Hindu.

Yet sometimes I’m told that having an audience means I have a responsibility. A responsibility to take a stand on issues, to educate people about the truth, to “signal boost” things important to the Hindu community.

Those are all good things but I’m very cautious about what I take a public stand for. I’m still growing and learning. My thoughts are changing and evolving. You’re not here to learn what the right way to think about something is but to watch how my way of thinking about it changes and grows.

Of course I want to share truth. And unlike at least one blogger I know who writes factually incorrect things and then deletes any comments that point out the errors/lies, I am trying to share the truth to the best of my ability.

It’s always going to be imperfect. I’m not a guru, I’m not a scholar, and I’m not an enlightened person. I’m an ordinary Hindu trying to live life the best she knows how.

This is the story of my individual life.

I got the audience that I have because I talked honestly about my experiences, fears, questions, and challenges. Now that I have people who come to talk to me each day am I supposed to change what I do? I don’t think so. This is nothing more and nothing less than the spiritual evolution of my life.

I’m not here to lecture, I’m here to listen. This blog exists so that we can talk about things and look for Truth together.


Speaking of real life, baby and I are doing great. He is as perfect as can be. My husband is working only part time now and my parents have been staying with us so I have lots of help and support. We’re so happy and I am very grateful to be a mom at last.


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