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Blogging to me is…

It was Maverick who tagged me and here I go:

Rules:
1. Name the person with link who tagged you.
2. Complete the questionnaire without changing the questions.
3. Tag 6 or more people.

Lets start:

Q1. Are you happy/ satisfied with your blog, with its content and look?
Blog: Well. Considering the insignificant amount of time I spend on the verb called blogging, I must say I’m pretty satisfied. The idea of banging the keyboard churning out more clutter to the already overcrowded in cyberspace and expecting it to be read by strangers is funny.

Content: I know that I don’t have anything specific on my blog to offer. Marketing theories suggest that the customer (the reader in this case) should be the focus of everything… BUT I’m shamelessly self obsessed πŸ˜‰

Look: Yea! I LOVE this look. I’m all with straight line designs, bright colors and stuff (next post). I also love the stuff behind the scene, i.e. the code that I so passionately edited. Ok I should stop ranting more. PS: Checkout the themes – Agni and Prithvi. I’m making Jal and Aakash too.

Q2. Does your family know about your blog?
Yes sure they know. My mom dad read it once a couple of months and leave comments. My other relatives have either read it and have appreciated, or have concluded that I’m a nut. I do try to remind them once in a while by uploading pictures on my site and sending them a link πŸ˜€

Q3. Do you feel embarrassed to let your friends know about your blog or you just consider it as a private thing?
Nah… I flaunt my blog every time I can! Actually not the blog per se, but the website itself. Link to my personal website is always a part of my e-mail signature. Not many people have/had their own domain names, so sometimes I get “wow your own domain?”…

Q4. Did blogs cause positive changes in your thoughts?
Well, I don’t know about change in thoughts, but it does add different perspectives. I swore I’d never name anyone, but here it goes anyway: I eagerly await Mahendra’s new posts, they are always on diverse topics and well researched. Nita writes amazing stuff about contemporary topics that have an India angle (which I miss). Then I see Krish Ashok doing Jalsa showing Jilpa (I still need to recollect his definitions) and Cuckoo with something unusual and inspiring (except the poetry which I never understand). Nothing is as humorous as watching Rambodoc twist words and phrases. Now that I miss Himalayas, I see it through Mridula’s travel tales (poke: Spiti travelog is OVERDUE…). Gauri’s photos are always inspirational to my mediocre photography skills. Jerry feeds me with heavy objectivist philosophy. Arun is one Carnatak music guru. Oemar’s musings are random enough, but will make you pause and think. I must mention David’s and Paul’s blog factories that dispense global content (a pace I struggle to keep up with).
(See, I’m sure I missed many others. Thats why I was against writing names…)

If someone was curious enough to dig into the archives (no idea why would anyone do that), they’d find the phenomenal evolution that I have undergone since this πŸ™‚ And reading others’ stuff has got a lot to do with it.

Q5. Do you only open the blogs of those who comment on your blog or you love to go and discover more by yourself?
Apart from visiting the blogs of people who comment, I actively try to discover new ones.
If I put everything in a graphical form, I think that blogosphere is like a circular chain of chains. People have blog friends, those friends have their own friends, and so on. Its so interesting!

Q6. What does visitors counter mean to you? Do you care about putting it in your blog?
There were rising visitor numbers sometime back. But now I don’t trust the stats much. A conservative estimate suggests that 20% of my visitors are spammers. Then there are others who arrive here googling by mistake. Stats don’t matter (this phrase sounds familiar :D).

Q7. Did you try to imagine your fellow bloggers and give them real pictures?
Nah. I did that once upon a time long long ago. It doesn’t work. Most people have a picture these days anyway, some don’t. And for valid safety reasons.

Q8. Do you think there is a real benefit for blogging?
For me? yes for sure. Once I launched a scathing attack on a bank for using fraudulent tactics and it got things fixed for me πŸ™‚
For society? ditto.
I believe everyone should have a blog.

Q9. Do you think that bloggers’ society is isolated from real world or interacts with events?
Bloggers society? whats that? If it means the virtual sphere called blogosphere, then I can just laugh here πŸ˜‰

Q10. Does criticism annoy you or do you feel it’s a normal thing?
I get a kick out of criticism. Although overall I tend to avoid interpersonal conflicts.

Q11. Do you fear some political blogs and avoid them?
No opinion yet.

Q12. Did you get shocked by the arrest of some bloggers?
Nope, it was expected (and I’m not being judgemental).

Q13. Did you think about what will happen to your blog after you die?
Those who know me also know that I plan for all situations. I’m the Hari Seldon of this world my little room.

Q14. What do you like to hear? What’s the song you might like to put a link to, in your blog?
Usually I listen to Indian classical. Either that or soft rock and soul music. I don’t wanna put any link in my blog though. (This is a funny question!)

Who am I tagging?
Well nobody. Are there any volunteers? πŸ˜‰

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18 Comments

  1. hhhmmmmmm tht was great! and thx for the wonderful recommendations, think i shd check’em all sometime

  2. Maverick:
    YW!

    Paul:
    Pleasure is all mine

  3. Priyank: Thanks for the mention and the compliment! I’m very much flattered by the use of “well-researched”…I’m sure it would be the hallmark of any INTJ! And I’m glad you didn’t tag me! πŸ˜€

  4. Thanks for the mention. I am honoured. Inspiring ??? πŸ˜›

    Thanks for the recommendation, will check them sometime.

    BTW, sometimes your blog takes too much time to open. Why? I went back without commenting in the morning. πŸ™

  5. Mahendra:
    Haha, I can imagine your (un)desirability of being tagged. Go INTJ go!

    Cuckoo:
    Oh yea, inspiring for sure.

    * Guys, I am aware that this site has issues. The SQL database server has service interruptions, I’m talking with the admin guys to get it fixed!

  6. Hey thanks for mentioning me, and also not tagging me. πŸ™‚
    that stuff made an interesting read. A nice peep into your mind.

  7. Ha. Most of the days I grow a stubble waiting to open, read and comment. Shit, at this rate, I could have got myself a new girl if I had tried that many times!

  8. And, of course, I was talking of your blog!

  9. Nita:
    Wow people really love NOT to be tagged πŸ™‚

    Rambodoc:
    God! you are unmatchable. That was a very ‘stuble’ way to put it πŸ˜‰

  10. Thanks for those blog links – have been following few of them. It’s time to check other blogs…

  11. Thanks for the link. I came here and as soon as I saw the first line, I was dreaded something – luckily it did not happen and thanks for that too :)!

  12. Prashanth:
    Welcome. See, I missed linking your travel blog…

    Arun:
    haha! Getting tagged really scares people off!

  13. Waoww.. nice to know about you and your thoughts about blogging. I also have added you in my reader πŸ™‚ Cheers

  14. Pijush:
    Thanks, I added you already!

  15. Heyyyyy!!!! How come I missed this post…. wsa your site down when you posted this? πŸ˜‰
    Or maybe I was on a break.. thanks for the “random” mention.;)

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