“Blogging was always about community; reading and commenting on each others’ posts,” jots Pratik. “We say that we should write for ourselves as if no one is reading but it sure helps to know that someone is reading you out there.” For my part, I don’t think one should write “as if no one is reading” so much as one should write for oneself and leave the rest to serendipity. It’s a seemingly-minor but actually-crucial difference in perspective. That said, Dino Bansigan wishes “close friends to also be writing journals or writing on their own blogs” rather than “living their online lives inside the walled gardens of Facebook and Instagram”. Which, fair enough.