Can you believe I’ve made it to a hundred posts!?? This little tentative step that I started out late in September of 2007 has now grown into a fairly big obsession for me. I’ve loved the journey so far…it is so cathartic sometimes to just pour your heart out when words fail you conversationally.
Blogs and blogging was never really on my radar till around the beginning of January 2007…I mean I knew they existed, I knew about the whole blogging IIPM controversy, the blacking out of blogs by the Government and all that, but somehow I never read a single one let alone writing one. Then a colleague of mine sent me something written by Amit Varma and I really liked what he’d written and when were were talking about it, he told me that that was a blog and was wondering given the amount I read how I never read blogs? I hadnt even realised it was a blog, assumed it to be a piece of journalistic writing somewhere, then Amit became a daily fix for me..even then I hadnt moved on to other blogs..then one day Amit had linked up to one of Neha’s poems and bang that was enough to open the can of worms for me! Came across comments, blogrolls and got hooked on to so many blogs…went through archives and was simply amazed that every little person in the world can actually speak out if not to the whole world to a small audience!! Given my love for the written word it was only inevitable that I started writing my own blog, tentatively commenting at other people’s spaces…and then I started receiving comments on my blog, other than KT (who was of course coerced into commenting)! I was thoroughly zapped to find people reading my blog, consider this, my blog is neither one of those riot acts, the serious ones with witty lines on economics, politics or people’s world view (though I toyed with making my blog one of those!), I’m not even one of those “fast” types with plenty of sexcapades to regale an audience with, no short stories or fables, no cute baby stories nothing. I am married, work hard at my job, do fun things when the time permits and by fun things I mean going on holidays, catching a movie and other blah stuff! This was just about my life..which at its rocking best is mundane….and can get dead boring very often…I mean I still don’t get what makes people come back here!! I know there are tons of “return visits” where people get obliged to comment thanks to my incessant commenting on their way more exciting lives, but for sure there are people who come to read me!!
I digress, but there is something I simply have to say at this point…I read loads of blogs, and I comment on many and would like to comment on many more…but I don’t. Now lack of time is not the excuse, I can spend 3 or 4 minutes reading a post, surely I can devote another couple of minutes in commenting…the thing is I do this more out of the office…and gmail and blogger are blocked out…with blogger its a little wierd, I can view the blog, but cannot comment. So I’m really sorry to a bunch of people that I read, I do try and leave a comment when I’m reading out of home, but it really isnt too frequent..but I read you regularly!!
Well now that that’s done, I find that I’ve become a much more social person, this kind of interaction is rarely there in the real life for me…no body knows the real me..here my soul is bared, I write what I feel, I don’t bother being politically correct, I need not couch my thoughts in more palatable language. So that kind of gives me the opportunity to understand myself that much more….I get feed back, criticism, support from people who are far removed from me in the real life..so they don’t bother being polictically correct as well..this is open honest communication at its best and for the first time in my life I am experiencing this (outside of KT of course with him though I always feel an element of bias creeps in and we tend to rationalise our actions when that happens).
Alright now I’m going to ask you to do something…well if you do this and make a wish it will be granted immediately, and if you don’t severe bad luck will be upon you and you will lose your love, money, happiness and everything that you hold dear and wait….the bad luck will haunt seven generations to come.
Now that you’re sufficiently scared, please leave a comment…and let me know where you’re from and what exactly it is that makes you come back here…I know its not like I get a thousand hits but even this has overwhelmed me…I see these dots that grow bigger in China and so many other places..now indulge me (or influenced by the threat)…go on don’t let me down!!
Happy 100 th post dear blog!