I went back to Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan’s The Compulsive Confessor to find if I missed the secret to its being so popular. And while I was looking for the ingredients that made Meenakshi’s blog that popular I found that it was the right mix of right spices that perhaps made it click with the readers. Quite surely she did not want her to be identified, which is why she uses a pseudonym. All she wanted was to communicate incognito. Ironically, that made her famous. She could be open, frank and confessing simply because she knew that she was not being judged by people who saw her, met her and talked to her everyday. She knew that she did not run the risk of being avoided the next day by her next door neighbour simply because she disclosed on her blog that she slept with a boyfriend the previous night after having drunk herself out of her senses. The anonymity added to her candour, which made her blog popular bringing her into limelight.
So far as her blog is concerned, I could not find anything that could interest me. But The Compulsive Confessor would continue to draw readers because it gives an insight into the inner life of an outgoing urban youngster of the modern world. It has lessons for anyone who would care to see. And for all those who are there for fun, there is indeed enough fun out there.