1. No one reads your personal blog if your last name is not Hilton or Spears.
2. Even though people dont read your personal blog, it still hangs in the air (stays on the Internet) for everyone to see and read.
3. It still reveals a lot of things about you. Lot of them desirable (that you think, that you are honest, that you like straight-forward, that you love adventure sports) and lot of them undesirable (that you are old, that you are a MBA, that you are getting balder with each passing day, that you are still single and that you dont want to get married) etc.
As I have said earlier that I am thinking what to do with this blog (here and here), I will try to pen down the arguments against and for the decision.
Reasons against shutting down
1. 4 years of effort (first post ever here)
2. Emotional attachment (even though no one else reads this, I write because I want to write and I like venting out whatever I think is relevant to me).
3. Very strong identity (Google for Saurabh Garg and this is amongst the first results).
Reasons for shutting down
1. 4 years of effort - with every passing day this 4 years is growing and would be more difficult to shut tomorrow.
2. Very strong identity - I started this when I was a student. Today I am looking at creating businesses. Every new contact I make in the real world would search for me on the Internet. And they see this blog - which is a good thing but does not talk about my work and other professional interest areas. One way to go about this is to brand this as a personal blog and move on (this is a good idea - I will do this right away).
So basically there is only one strong reason for me even thinking about shutting this blog. Point to ponder is that is it that big that I shut this down (wow three "that"s in six words - a new world record?). Will keep on adding points and thoughts to this. And come to think about it, this could be an interesting personal marketing and branding problem.
How about selling this on ebay? May be I get few interesting bids and money can motivate me to finally end this? Any offers from any generous people around?