My Blog & Wo Log
Why do I blog? Because I can! :)
Well, I joined Blogger in 2007 & posted for the 1st time in 2009. Not because I didn’t have anything to say, but for the lack of internet facility at home. So in 2009 finally I managed to persuade my parents that ‘Internet’ doesn’t only mean meeting strangers online or viewing shitty sites on the sly. (It means Orkut & Facebook!! Big grin :-D)
One fine day I remembered the promise made to myself about maintaining a blog & after the initial struggle with templates & all (am an IT student, shame on me!) I managed to post my 1st feature. Since then I can be seen banging away my poor keyboard with the 2 index fingers & 1 thumb (hey, my speed has increased mind you! I no longer spend 30secs looking for the missing ‘n’)
Initially my parents were happy, at least I wasn’t chatting with God-knows-who’s online. But then the frequency of my sitting before the PC increased. I even dared deny Mom from playing her much loved Solitaire! And my sister was denied her daily dose of masala flicks leading to Mahabharata type scenarios that would rock the entire area.
Then they started asking me-what do you type so much? Ah! Now you’re talking! I tried describing to them what blogging means, I read out my posts & all I got was-does anyone even read them?
You blocks, you stones,
You hard-hearts, you cruel….
This week I was lucky enough to win a prize in a blogging contest. ‘Prize…?” all ears perked up. What did you win? You got money? Any certificate?
The next time our land-line rang, I could hear Mom saying-“yes she won a prize you know? For her blog thing.” Now that was a transformation from-“she is sitting before the PC again, God-knows what she does all day, wish she would study that much sincerely. Blah blah…”
So for the time being I can safely blog without the fear of ‘who reads them’ questions. And it doesn’t matter if they still don’t get what blog actually means or that the winning post bounced off their heads like Maths bounces off mine. As long as they leave me alone, am happy!
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