Unbelievable - This Blog Turns 100 today!!

So, how does it feel, to be left all alone, stuck in a 3-storeyed building with just 2 more occupants other than you, with temperatures plummeting to 8-10 degrees at night, living in load shedding for about 6-7 hrs a days, with a balance of -4.09 in your cell phone, with just a computer to accompany you, that has all the movies & porn that you must’ve watched at least 5 times, music tracks that make you puke despite healthiest of stomach conditions, toilets that haven’t gotten cleaned up for a fortnight, with the only tube light in your room malfunctioning, having to walk about 2 kms, one way, every time you feel your stomach churning up, requiring trips to your sucker of a professor’s house almost twice a day and last, but by no means the least, the only li’l bro you’ve got, gotten hurt by the zip while he felt like getting some fresh air (okay, if you got this one, we just go to get acquainted)?

Does that even remotely sound like hell? Well, isn’t that where the Devil himself is supposed to live in? Seriously, why the fuck am I stuck in this hole, especially when all my papers are over and I’ve gotten an official break for a month, you might ask. Actually, I was planning to work on a project, in the winters, so that I could have a better grasp of my branch subjects, for a change. Yes dear, I certainly have gotten a li’l, if not much, sincere about my academics. It’s not for nothing that my girl friend keeps on complaining that I’ve made her the second priority in my life. No, cyber gaming is not my first priority, you smart ass! But then again, it just might climb my priority ladder if I, ever, do plan to make it my career! ;-) As for now, it’s just the good ol’ academics! So, finally the secret is out…finally I’ve let you know why I’ve stayed back. Now, for chrissakes, stop pestering me with the stale mushroomed query again & again!!

I can’t believe it, this is my 100th post on Blogger. Well, it’s true that Sakshi has posted 10 herself. But then again, at least this is the 100th post on this blog. I know, I know – I’m still a newbie out here. C’mon guys, doncha think I deserve at least wee bit of credit and applause? I can still remember the first time I blogged was on Rediff, dated September 22nd, 2006. It was a female named Ipshita, I’d once met in a train, who’d made me post back then. (You can click here if you wanna read about it.) After that, it was Yahoo 360° & now, Blogger. Well, I can never write about my blogging life without mentioning Pragnya. It was by sheer accident that I came across her blogs on Rediff. It was her who’d first inspired me to start writing online. And then, it was her who showed me the way to Blogger. Till date, she’s been one of the best bloggers I’ve read. The way she narrates, the way she expresses & the way she presents herself, just one word for it all – AWESOME!

I write because I like writing. I like to express my thoughts, be it vocal, be it on pen & paper or be it online. It’s just ‘coz I’m a li’l computer savvy that I chose web logs as my vent. I never considered my journals to be interesting enough. However, one or two readers would often stray onto my page & leave a comment. After me & Sakshi started going around, I introduced her to the blogging scene. At first, she used to write just to impress me. ;-) But then, inevitably, she got hooked onto it herself. HeHe! So much so, that now she actually coaxes me every time I stop posting for a continuous stretch of a month or so!! Then came Karma, Rathz & Shinnok! I never knew my posts would result into so many converts! Yes, it’s certainly satisfying!!

People ask me, “What is a blog? Why do you waste time writing things that hardly anyone shall ever read? Why do you allow strangers to peek into your personal life?” Well, all I call them is a bunch of ignorants! Okay, now stop making faces & get that eyebrow of yours back to where it belongs! I know I’m being rude to people. I know I myself had been ignorant myself. But then, don’t you think all it needs one to do is check a few blogs to know what it is all about? True, there are people who write about their inner most secrets. I myself have shared quite a few of my personal life here. But does that mean you’ll have to do the same yourself? If you think you aren’t comfortable enough to share your life, there are so many other things that you can write about, dude! You can share your feelings, your dilemma, you can discuss issues that you care about, you can showcase the poet in you, you can review movies, you can share happening events in your colony, in your college, you can share your experiences that might help others too. If nothing, you can even put up your research works! The best part of it all, you hardly need to know the nitty-gritties of web page coding to do all that! Personally, I find blogging a great avenue to vent out my frustrations in life, it is my punching bag!!

Okay, I think I’m getting carried away. I guess I’ve used a lot many words in celebrating my centennial post. Anyways, all I’ll conclude with is –

"The wise man hardly gives the right answers, he poses the right questions."

Peace to all!!

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7 Thoughts:

G, now also using Blogger

Sunday, December 17, 2006 11:12:00 AM

Hi! I hope you don't mind my barging in here... I clicked from your Yahoo! 360 page as Missy Angel brought up one of her old posts (from last year), and you were the first to comment... Yes, I kinda clicked away. :D

http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-EKCyqYM.K6lAIcSKIT2ETYi9ORoWH0voWujjEF4v?p=19

Anywho, I just read your entire post... good read! Keep writing!

And congrats on your 100th post. :D

Shayon™

Monday, December 25, 2006 12:24:00 PM

Hey....thnx a lot!!

Anonymous

Monday, January 15, 2007 4:21:00 PM

shayon bhaiya...u very gud..i luved it nd yes i think it answered me well...dat y do i BLOG???..
thanks a ton!

as dee(sakshi) said dat "sayon writes very nice" i think u VERY GOOD..1 of da finest writers...nd i think that there's very much 2 learn in this field, nd i think that no1 better than u cn i learn frm...

Shayon™

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 11:32:00 AM

Woo...now u r flattering me. Oh boy, I'd neva really seen myself as a good writer...prolly better than most of my peers, yet not good enuff for me to pride on it. Neways, thanks a lot for those lovely compliments, mah dear lady. Well, if u ever do have a query, I'd love to help u out with it. And as for blogging, it's nuthin but an extension to ur diary entry, u knw...chek out the section to the top right of my blogpage where I've mentioned why I do blog. Well, neways, good to know that my reader base is on the rise!! ;-)

Thanks again for visiting!!

Anonymous

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 4:17:00 PM

i ve already read abt y to blog???....nd i think it inspired me well!!!

neways..tc njoy!!

Sakshi

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 8:12:00 PM

Chalo... atleast you managed to impress her.. finally.... i havent managed to do that...

Shayon™

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 3:26:00 PM

Now...tht's cool! Sakshi told me u blog too. Well, shall chek up on it soon. Oh btw, y doncha comment with ur name on it, rather thn as 'anonymous'??