This blog was started in late 2007 and was the first blog I started. It has been few years by now and I am able to keep it alive. It takes some time to think about what I should write for next post. Actual writing doesn't take much time. Most of the blog post materials start with my interest and I try to have something that is interesting to others as well. Remember, I am not a writer by profession I am a student of science. I have written blog posts both in English and Nepali languages but mostly in English. Some of the readers of this blog have liked my way of writing in Nepali. Some friends ask why I am writing.
In the list below, I've tried to outline the reasons why I write.
1. To Improve Writing Skill
I wanted to improve my writing in English and make a habit of writing. Expressing one's feeling, knowledge, experiences is very important and writing is one of the ways to express. This is equally true in professional life. My English learning started when I was in 4th grade. Forget about speaking, writing was never good. I had 57 points out of 100 in English in SLC exam. During college study, we just had to memorize books/notes and paste that in the exams. Later on I realized that writing in English is important for my professional career (that time I had decided to go on a science career). I took English as an elective subject in 3rd year of BSc. After BSc, I joined Biswabhasa Campus and studied English for one semester. These two classes definitely improved my English but was not enough because learning has to be continuous or has to be practiced regularly.
After coming to the US, I felt that strong improvement in English writing and speaking is necessary. For speaking, I took one class at OSU. For writing, in my opinion practice is very important. That's why I started this blog. When I look back my email correspondences to the professors while applying for graduate school, I feel ashamed. Over past years, my writing has been improved-I can say for sure but still learning. This blog has improved my writing in Nepali as well.