Sunday, October 08, 2006

Taggy .... Looking back!

It’s just 7 months since I started blogging (I know! I was way behind the IN people!). But now, I feel as if I have been blogging all my life :) Velu wanted me to retrospect so early… I will do it for his sake ;-)

1. Are you happy / satisfied with your blog, with its content and look?
Content wise YES! I am more than happy. If I say so myself, my posts are wide-ranged from chikki to women issues to philosophical thinking to just pure fun! Looks… naaahhh! There’s nothing that “I” have added to the looks of it! I want to make it more personal and me-kinds but haven’t really got the time :( damn! This software industry!
2. Does your family know about your blog?
Yes. Everyone knows. My mom, my sis, my fiancé. My father does not know, basically because he is not interested in my writing ;-) for him anything other than “The Hindu” is below-standard! I will show him one day if my blog gets a mention in the newspaper for being one of the most popular blogs…. Readers, do you get the hint? [;-)]
3. Do you feel embarrassed to let your friends know about your blog or you just consider it as a private thing?
Initially yes. I felt so. But now NO. Before I used to think what will people think of me if I write this way or that way… but now I have realized my blog is my place. I will write whatever I feel like. All of them like my blog, atleast that’s what they say to me... I will believe them [;-)]
4. Did blogs cause positive changes in your thoughts?
Oh yes! I have realized this amazing potential in putting your thoughts in writing. It makes you think again and the thought process flows! Amazing! Also, I have come across some wonderful blogs, which have made me see the world in a totally different angle! And oh! How can I forget the comments section, I guess that’s more important and thought provoking than the main post.
5. Do you only open the blogs of those who comment on your blog or you love to go and discover more by yourself?
It’s mandatory for me to open the blogs of people who visit me. They deserve it :). But occasionally I blog hop too…time is more of a constraint here rather than anything else!
6. What does visitors counter mean to you? Do you care about putting it in your blog?
Oh! It means a lot to me. I don’t have a visitor count on my blog for display but I do track them through site meter. It makes me happy when I see so many people have visited my blog… :)
7. Did you try to imagine your fellow bloggers and give them real pictures?
Yes. 100%. I have pictures of every one of them in my mind. Some of them I know personally so I have the real pictures, but for the others I have my own picture in the mind, sometimes some are related to cartoon characters. .. some are related to things.. and some are well… I will not tell [;-)].
8. Admit. Do you think there is a real benefit for blogging?Benefit?
I didn’t start blogging for a benefit. It’s just like your dairy, maybe after 20 years when I am all old and all… with grey hair and no teeth and wrinkled skin, I want to go back my memory lane through my blog. I want to show my children, this was how I was when I was young…. So is that a benefit? If a smile on my old face is… then yes!
9. Do you think that bloggers society is isolated from real world or interacts with events?
To some extent yes. It is isolated. I mean I don’t meet them personally anywhere outside this blog world. But then blog world itself has become a part of my life now :)
10. Does criticism annoy you or do you feel it’s a normal thing?
Criticism on a positive note, when genuine feedback is given is a normal thing. We all learn from our mistakes. But personal comments and abusive language is not acceptable! That’s annoying, but to be frank in the blog world I really don’t care!
11. Do you fear some political blogs and avoid them?
Politics… the farther you stay from it, the safer you are. Basically I can’t relate to their way of thinking. So, their world is theirs and mine is mine!
12. Did you get shocked by the arrest of some bloggers?
I have not actually heard of any such incidents L either I am too new here or I am somewhere in Timbuktu to not know what’s happening out there! But yes it’s shocking! By the arrest you are taking away their freedom of expression…
13. Did you think about what will happen to your blog after you die?
I guess it will just lie there until blogger shuts down. K, in my will I leave the user name and password for it so that my children can just update my readers that I am dead and that’s the end of “Encounters of Life”. I would have encountered death then…. .
14. What do you like to hear? What’s the song you might like to put a link to in your blog?
Sorry, I can’t stop at ONE favorite song. I like different stuff for different moods… so,
Senti Mood:“Zindagi Kaisi hain paheli haayee… Kabhi tho hasaayee, kabhi ye rulaaye…” from the movie Anand.
Hip-Hop Mood: “Right Here Right Now” from Bluffmaster
Happy Mood: “I am the best.. I am the best…” from Phir-Bhi Dil Hain Hindustani
Sad Mood: “Surmayee Akhiyon Main…” from Sadma
Videsi Mood: “One-Love” from Blue.

P.S: With the 13th question, I am a bit worried now… will they have net connection in hell? I will die if they don’t have one! But wait a sec… I am already dead… *&^$#@#!!!!!


pavan kumar said...

"..It’s mandatory for me to open the blogs of people who visit me.."

hehe :)

Velu Nair said...


The 13th query did get u, hehehe, it seems! :)

U have done a wonderful job of the tag, and I especially liked the answerd to Qs. 7 and 8!! Okayz.. so I suppose I must be Garfield!! :P

Sudhakar said...

Lovely answers to almost all the questions.. Esp, these two

How can I forget the comments section, I guess that’s more important and thought provoking than the main post.

maybe after 20 years when I am all old and all… with grey hair and no teeth and wrinkled skin, I want to go back my memory lane through my blog

pavan kumar said...

"..maybe after 20 years when I am all old and all… with grey hair and no teeth and wrinkled skin.."

is that a typo? 'coz 46 shouldnt be that bad, paatti :P

GuNs said...

What picture of me do you have in your mind? LOL, I'm sure its a cartoon but WHICH cartoon?


Anonymous said...

u mean after 20 years, when u have not teeth, u can still see things and read :-p....

Anonymous said...

A pure justice to the TAGs...
Your answers were straight from your heart.

shark said...

@pavan: :)

@velu: Garfield...? Na... you are something else!

@Sudhakar: Thanks!

@pavan: Ayyo! This is just a jalak of 46 da... it's even worse! I hope I will be able to read without soda glasses ;-)

@guns: Aw! I can't tell that...:P That's going to be a picture in my mind only ;-)

@vin: Girl... I am sure I would be able to read with some soda glasses though ;-) ELse I will ask my children to read for me..:D

@Sunil: Thanks!

Hiren said...

Tags can be interesting at times but I feel that they rob blogging of its uniqueness. When you are blog hopping, you like to be surprised by new posts on new topics but tagging makes it standardised. Tags can be interesting depending upon the anwers.

pria said...

That was a wonderful tag and you did a good ob.

shark said...

@hiren: I do agree with what you say but at the same time tagging is interesting. It also shows how different people do it in different ways and that's nice :)

So now did you like the way I did the tag or not ;-)?

@pria: Thanks!:)

Aberrant said...

how come u are very sure of goin to hell!
wat evil did ya do???


bellur said...

very well answered. keep up the good work.

****for him anything other than “The Hindu” is below-standard!****

my family subscribing to the HINDOO since the time my grandfather was a small boy. me continuing the patronage.

do ask him to read your blog, and write a post on what his comments were.

Anonymous said...

I know of all the evil you have done. :P

Its 7 months already is it? Cool. :)

shark said...

@aberrant: Awww that's quite obvious da... I haven't done anything fantastic to go to heaven :) And anyway I think heaven is boring... hell is much more interesting and happening ;-)

@bellur: ha..ha.. The Hindu is in my family too from generations ;-)
Yes. I should atleast make him to give it a try :)

@ hardu: Oh you only know 20 % dear... there is still another 80% of my dark side which you still don't know ;-)

pavan kumar said...

"..there is still another 80% of my dark side which you still don't know.."

is that why marriage is sometimes refered to as enlightenment? :P

I just beat my worst pj!

shark said...

@pavan: Run as fast as you can... because that's what we used to do if someone cracked PJs in college! Find them and hit them as much as we can ;-)))

pavan kumar said...

or as it is referred to in tamizh as "blade" or "kadi"

neermathalam said... connection@hell is too gud...