Tuesday, July 15, 2008

One Year, Eleven Months, Two Weeks and Counting...

Today, I read the story about how Kashmira became friends with blogger in the first place and Shub celebrating her four year anniversary with hers. It was quite interesting to read her story. Over the past few months, I have come to know that people who are passionate about life and everything it has to offer seek for a way to release that energy some how and blogging allows just that and much much more... also there are the seekers of information, knowledge, truth, answers, questions and the like and they are out there with their magnifying-glass-like energies. Then the rest of them who are completely indifferent towards blogging or just don't have enough time for it, which is fine too. And then the ones, who don't even know what blogging is.

For me, it started in Aug 2006 with Yahoo! 360. I stayed on there for about a year before moving on to blogger. That was also similar journey: I kept reading around at quite a lot of places before creating my first few posts, which were, surprisingly enough, all poetry. I had wanted to make it just a poetry blog; just the thought of it makes me go *chuckle* now. I had just taken up poetry writing after JD convinced me that I too can write. For the longest time, I kept on thinking... what? me? and poetry? and I still do. Typing this today feels so silly because my so-called-poetry-writings are far from poetry; they're more of an attempt to pen down my suffering thoughts into rhyming words, or sometimes just put them all down like I used to brain-storm in my technical writing class, an outlet to my feelings like many of my other posts.

Now blogging continues for the same reasons and many more to keep the journey of this life more engaging, and may be make it better by seeking within and out there, or just get a different opinion on things that matter. Hopefully, one of the destinations will be to discover self among all the others. Like Geet of JWM would say: lagta hai funda zara zyada ho gaya. :P

Btw, the title of this blog was born in summer of year 2000, when I got inspired by a similar sign posted outside a coworker's office.

Now over to you...

5 comments:

aneri_masi said...

Cute story :)

And I still feel I cannot write poetry. My husband does, he's awesome and he asked me to try my hand at it. I came up with two lines before I knew its not for me.

Here's my two lines:

Jungle mein nikla sher
Puchhi mein lagakar chameli ka tel :)

chinmai said...

ditto wid me :) i wanted to blog just my creative writing .. but eventually i drifted to writing general blogs also .. i started posting my poems only.. :)

Kanan said...

Kashmira, you should give it a try. You’d be surprised what you can do. Btw, good attempt. Do write more. I wanna know what happened to that sher.

Chinmai, I will have to go read your archives then. Thanks for sharing that bit. Btw, I just noticed that your blog page doesn’t have the tags listed on the sidebar. It would be great to have them on there. :) Thanks in advance.

Jaydip Mehta said...

Nice read Kanan.

Kanan said...

Jaydip, thank you! it was great fun to read your story as well.