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Goodbye to Blogging !!!

July 14, 2009

Yeah, you read that right! I am putting a full stop to this blog right here. Same day, two years back (15th July 2007), I started blogging and what a better day than this to quit ! There is one more announcement and that would be revealed as you read along.

But before getting into any of those, let me thank each of you here; the last two years have been really wonderful with all you guys around. I always thought I couldn’t write though I always wanted to. I still don’t have a strong vocabulary to back me up and I guess that’s because I don’t read books at all. But my best friend Anitha had always believed that I could write and often told me that I was feeling inferior for no reason. Then once it happened that I felt so horrible after watching a movie (Sivaji – Tamil) that I wanted to rip it apart and warn my friends from watching it. I sent a humangous mail to all my friends in the form of a review asking them for feedback. It was another best friend of mine, Sreeju, who replied asking me to start a blog and post it there. I took that suggestion seriously and thus Vlog was born on the 15th of July 2007 (the name Vlog was a short form for Vimals blog). I used to have only movie reviews as posts and I hardly wrote anything other than movies and music. Later on, I understood that Vlog also stood for Video Blog and so decided to change the name to V-Lokam. V-Lokam actually meant Our World (We-Lokam), but many of them thought it stood for Vimals Lokam; blame it on my infamous obsession towards the letter V and also my name! A few of them branded me as a narcissist for my domain name – ‘vimals paradise’, when all that I did was replace fools from the phrase ‘fools paradise’ with my name. LOL.

For about an year or so, I was a silent blogger with just a few friends and family members visiting my blog until one day, out of the blue, I had a visitor for my Jodha Akbar review- Poonam. She was generous enough in leaving a comment and also for tagging me after a few days. And that’s how I entered the blogosphere and started reading other blogs. You all know the rest of my notorious blog journey since you are a part of it now. Today, if at all I write something, thats only because of the encouragement that you guys have provided in the form of comments.

Well, I have decided to quit from here because blogging these days have become an addiction for me and I quit anything that makes me an addict. I buy a new mobile, I blog about it; I get drenched in the rain, I blog about it; I kill an insect, I blog about it; and one fine day, I am sure even this will happen :

(A regular visitor of this blog forwarded this picture to me and I really don’t know if that message at the bottom was added by the same person or not)

Another example of my addiction would be the following conversation I had with someone whom I had to meet recently after all those frantic matrimonial calls from my folks. We were asked to spend some time together, talk our hearts out and know each other (like its possible in those few minutes). When the girl kept asking me about important ‘life deciding’ questions, all I could think was about blogs !!! (btw, its a 110-er; a double 55 –er)

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It was my first experience and believe me, it was damn embarrassing!. We started talking and somewhere in between :

She : What do you do in your free time?
I update my blog.

She : Otherwise ? Otherwise, …hmm… watch movies …errr… and yeah I blog !
(To myself : Gawwwd, I don’t do anything else??)

U ?
She : Music, movies, shopping…
(To myself : Music ! now why didn’t I think of that?)

Her mom came in and offered tea.

No Aunty. I don’t need tea.

Her moms face shrunk and looked worried when I continued :

I meant, I don’t drink tea. Water would do.

She : Btw, do you cook ?
Nope, Do you blog ?

(she stared at me!!!)
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Our conversation lasted for almost an hour and at the end both of us were pretty sure that we had varied interests and were totally different from each other. They say opposites attract, or rather, opposites should attract and so we expressed a ‘yes’ to our respective parents. Yeah, yeah, I am finally hooked !!!

That’s another reason for me to quit blogging; I need to spend more time for all those ‘matrimonial’ understandings that I need to do from now on; I need to atleast pretend, right? Btw, I had been wondering about something ‘very serious’ since yesterday. If she isn’t my wife and also not my fiancé (because we aren’t engaged yet), what is she to me now? Technically, she is my girl friend, right? ; a girl friend selected for me by my folks ! LOL !! Now, is there a specific name for that kind of relationship ?? 😀 😀

Anyway(leaving the deepest sigh ever !), this would be my second-last post here. The next one would be a final bye bye to all of you. Its going to be very difficult for me to stop blogging here but that doesn’t mean I would stop visiting your blogs and bombarding my comments. That would never end!! Buhahahhahaha !!!! But what to do, good things need to end and it has to be replaced by better ones !

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54 Comments leave one →
  1. Badz permalink
    July 15, 2009 12:22 am

    Me First. 🙂

  2. Badz permalink
    July 15, 2009 12:47 am

    CONGRADULATIONS!!!! 😀

    So you are in the procedure of FINALLY getting hitched. 🙂

    LoL! I was wondering how long it would be before you did. 😛

    So you going to invite all your blogging friends to your wedding??

  3. Badz permalink
    July 15, 2009 12:55 am

    Vimmuuu… I can't believe what I am reading. And I certainly don't know what to say. Honestly speaking, I don't what you to quit blogging. I love reading your posts. And I'm sure all other bloggers will agree with me when I say you are a great blogger.

    I would personnally say to you to cut down if you feel you are addicted but NOT quit. I know and understand what you are saying. I believe you've had the shock of your life with the conversation you had with your "girlfriend/Fiancé."

    But PLEASE don't quit blogging. (God! I sound as if I'm begging 😦 ).

    Ok. What the heck.

    *Badz begging Vimmuuu*

    PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE DON'T QUIT! 😦

    *Badz hoping Vimmuuu melts with her sad face and wobbling bottom lip 😦 *

  4. Badz permalink
    July 15, 2009 12:58 am

    BTW, you conversation was funny with the girl and her mother.

    And the pic was too good. You've had one of the best night of your life and you want to blog about it. ROFLMAF!! 😛 😛

  5. KeepingItSimple permalink
    July 15, 2009 1:11 am

    Whatz Up? Best Wishes for everything you do in life and please resume !!!

  6. Smita permalink
    July 15, 2009 1:34 am

    So it is Poonam who is to be blamed for creating a havoc in blogosphere! Lol @ replacing fool's with Vimal must say you know your reality pretty well 😀 btw congrats for being getting hooked up and don't cook up so many thoughts in your mind she is you 'fiance' and you guys are in a beautiful phase which is called 'courtship'. BTW does she know that she has been talked about here? Has she visited the blog? And now the most important part. YOU ARE QUITTING? Nahin! Seriously?*with a grin* Please promise that you won't go back on your words. *realizes she is in a public forum* oh please Vimal don't quit your madness will be missed. *can't continue with the nautanki* yay! Breaks into a celebratory dance. Dhan tana….

  7. Ordinary Guy permalink
    July 15, 2009 3:24 am

    Aliyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa congrats on the impending marriage!!!!!

    so the first one in our Komalli group is getting hitched!!!

    Classic aliya……
    btw, during your conversation with the "Ms. X", did you ask questions based on american physhology,

    (I hope she is not reading this) 😛
    ROFL!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahahaha 😛 😛

    aliya, best of luck on life but please dont stop blogging…….

  8. Ordinary Guy permalink
    July 15, 2009 3:24 am

    and yes, I want advance notice for marriage….

    food adikam nammalu ethum mone 😛

  9. Pixie permalink
    July 15, 2009 3:27 am

    Oye!! What is this talk about quitting blogging to get married??

    Please don't quit Vimmu… 😦

    But, CONGRATULATIONS!!! 🙂

    Very happy to know you are getting married! 🙂

    BUT, DON'T GO AWAY FROM HERE…

    *sniff*

  10. hitchwriter permalink
    July 15, 2009 3:59 am

    Woh kehte hai na… Ladki ke aate hi doston ko kalti !!!!

    This is a prime example of this… !!!

    I should be congratulating… but dude why quit bloggin ???

    We all are addicts here big time… but friends stick together dont we ???

    Remember Aamir Khan's dialogue…

    Bus Train aur ladki… inke peeche kabhi nahi bhaagne ka…

    ek jaati hai to doosri aati hai…

    P.s. – added later.. but blogging se kabhi mat bhaagna…

  11. eye-in-sty-in permalink
    July 15, 2009 4:15 am

    Since you are going away, let me bug you

    "good things need to end and it has to be replaced by better ones"

    So are you replacing the blog by your gf selected by ur parents? ha ha ha

    btw, congrats on getting hooked 🙂
    If u dont mind, do post a pic so we too can see your prospective bride 🙂

    btw, lets say u dont quit…. and manage to update the blog and also date ur GF…. would it be like gharwali-baharwali? (that was the last PJ …… for now) 😀

  12. Chiranjib Mazumdar permalink
    July 15, 2009 4:26 am

    Hey congrats man! You finally did it! [I mean got hooked!]

    The conversation was fabulous btw. And you are absolutely correct. Even when I interact with my non-blogger friends and even utter the word "blog", their face expression instantaneously changes to WTB (B for blog). Blog is occupying so much space in our lives these days, that tomorrow, if I have an extramarital affair, it most likely would be 'pati, patni aur blog'!!! LOL 😀
    But, you know something! You won't be able to survive witout blogging! I mean, we need some sort of a vent to express ourselves and this just provides us with that kinda platform.

    In case, you are hell bent on your decision, just export the content and save it! Who knows, you may need it later! 🙂

  13. Solilo permalink
    July 15, 2009 4:28 am

    HURRAY! dhan dhana dhan dhan dhana dhan dhol..finally we get rid of this devil.

    *Solilo knows that Vimmu can't leave his friends and that he is moving to WORDPRESS*

    Today is not April 1st.

  14. Solilo permalink
    July 15, 2009 4:30 am

    BTW who is that unlucky girl! Poor girl….

    Daivame aa kutti ariyinillallo ee dushta aatmavine!

  15. vishesh permalink
    July 15, 2009 4:31 am

    and you just won!!!!

    Congrats man..hope u come back soon 🙂

  16. soneeta permalink
    July 15, 2009 4:46 am

    finally….
    and ya..all those red lines were added my me.i was actually thinking of blowing dt pic n framing it n presenting it to u.

    hey…congrats..
    n i knw u r not going to stop.i hope this is another of ur publicity stunts.n it better be.

  17. Ordinary Guy permalink
    July 15, 2009 5:09 am

    ROFL at sololi's comment…………
    dai, what is this??????
    it is the truth 😉

  18. Ordinary guy permalink
    July 15, 2009 5:09 am

    i mean "is it the truth???"

  19. Rakesh Vanamali permalink
    July 15, 2009 5:36 am

    Many congratulations on getting hooked! Great news!!!! Yes, you definitely need to spend a lot of time with her now and make a lot of amends!

    Your decision to quit blogging, I must say, has come to me as a mid-week shocker!!!

    I stepped in to work @ about 9:45 this morning, its a wet day with an out-pour that has now lasted about 40+ hours!

    Glancing on my sidebar, your post titled stumped me! I went around the other places and left comments before clicking your blog open…… and what can I say?

    I'm sure its been a very eventful journey, one that is replete with good experiences and learning, something that will hold no parallel whatsoever in comparison!

    For me, its been a pleasure to be associated with a fellow blogger and country man (country cousin, rather)

    Thank you for so very regularly visiting my space and leaving me some very encouraging comments, many of them much more in quality than what I deserved!

    I cannot ask you to reconsider your decision, since I assume this is well thought about in the first place! But I certainly will miss your posts and more importantly your insights which were interesting, simple and relevant!

    I shall in response to your final post share some statistics taken off Google Analytics!

    For now, do take care of yourself! I wish you a very rewarding and eventful life ahead, one that is complete with contentment, true happiness and above all else, good health!

    Apologies for making a post size comment!

    Warm Regards & Wishes

    Rakesh

  20. Nautankey permalink
    July 15, 2009 5:45 am

    Awesome news..you too bite the dust..buhahahaa…gosh wat a sadistic bum am I :P..All the best and come on I don't think the new entrant can eat away the 10mins of ur blogging time..Tell us a believable reason

  21. Ashwathy permalink
    July 15, 2009 6:00 am

    ROFL @Smita
    i love the diverse reactions!!!

    ROFLMAO @ OG's video!!! omg that was a classic!!!

    LOL @ Chiranjib for ''pati, patni aur blog'' 😀

    @Vimmuuu
    ok enuff commenting about others…let me finally speak to u!! 😛
    congratsssssss on the impending wedding!! (or shud i say 'condolences'?? 😀 hehehe ok ok kidding!!)
    LOL @ the idea behind "fool's paradise"… ippozhenkilum sammadichallo!! 😉

    heheh if THAT was the conversation u had, im surprised she said yes to u!! u sounded like a blog-obsessed weirdo!! seriously! 😛
    and btw she is called your WOULD-BE!! dont go searching for fancy words! LOL

    I like how the last sentence you've put in bold… 😀
    you and quit blogging, vimmuuu?? they cant come in the same sentence!! seeing is believing!!!

    as for ur life with ur would-be… good luck! time will tell if it is vimalsparadiseGAINED.blogspot.com or vimalsparadiseLOST.blogspot.com !!!! 😀 😀
    (wow thats an award winning comment… let me pat myself on the back!! hehehe * me runs while vimmuuu starts thorwing chappals and rotten eggs/tomatoes * )

  22. Swaram permalink
    July 15, 2009 6:09 am

    Nahiiiiiiiiiii! Why stop blogging Vimmuuuu?????? 😦 PLzzzzzzzzzz dont. We will adjust with 1 post per hr … err day , I mean .. ok week. Pls dont stop. I thought this was kinda post to tell us u r mvng to wordpress n started reading so happily :(. Pls don't.

    Ok, nw that the main thing is over 😉 😉 Congrats n welcome to the 'Shaadi karke phas gaya yaar' club.
    We r all invited for the wedding na 😛 Abhi woh kaun sa telephone operator hai jiska tum dono udhdhar karne waale ho 😛 Me planning to take a job there then 😉

    Oh, so V-lokam is We;Lokam is it …hmmmm!

    That ws one wonderful conversation!

    And u r an awesome blogger Vimmuuu .. who will let us know abt what songs to listen n abt the new mobiles in the market now 😦 Pliss to learn multi-tasking n help us 😛

  23. Priti permalink
    July 15, 2009 6:56 am

    Nice fun blog!

  24. hitchwriter permalink
    July 15, 2009 7:47 am

    saale nautankey… moving to wp and doing all these nakhra's….

    I should have known better….

  25. Deeps permalink
    July 15, 2009 7:50 am

    Hey,Congratulations,Vimal…no not for quitting blogging,u know that!Its for having found a girlfriend-soon-to-be-fiancee-then-to-be-wife chosen by your parents!!

    Here is a conversation between you and a friend(lets call her Deeps) that would befit your current status:

    Deeps: Sooo you've a girlfriend,huh??
    V: Yep!
    Deeps: Is it arranged or love?
    V: Totally totally arranged,but turning into love at a jet-speed!!

    Good luck,Vimmu…wish you two all the happiness in the world:)

    Which reminds me I need to really press my brother hard to get married…its been ages since I've attended a wedding!

  26. Indyeah permalink
    July 15, 2009 8:33 am

    ROFL@Smita's comment :D:Dand at Ashwathy's:D

    You are really quitting?
    or are you joking?:P and moving to WP as SOlilo says?

    Please dont quit..so many friends here have said the same…and I too will say it..

    DO NOT QUIT.

    commenting isnt half as good as blogging:/
    specially your posts

    your posts are looked forward to with eagerness..

    DONT QUIT..

    and oh! congratulations!! :))
    another one bites the dust eh?:D:D

    After that conversation she still agreed to marry you?:D
    Why?:O

  27. Pixie permalink
    July 15, 2009 8:34 am

    Vimmu, where are you?!!
    Are you doing natak and moving to WP?!!

    Tell..

    Don't quit blogging!!!!

  28. Rakesh permalink
    July 15, 2009 9:02 am

    Dude!!!
    did she just ask whether u knew how to cook??!!

    Thts bad news man!!!

    Hey wait a sec!! Now i get it!!
    If i am not wrong i have a feeling that you are goin to quit blogging just to pursue ur career as a COOK…….forever!!!
    U R DOOMED BUDDY!!!

    ALL THE BEST!!

    buhahahhahahha!!

    Cut the crap dude..i know you are not going to leave this planet(v-lokam)
    Remember last time you made all that drama about quitting orkut forever and then after a few days you crawled yourself back from the grave like a retarded zombie!

    Btw why do u have to move to word press man???
    i liked it here and what do u plan to do this blog Please don't destroy it.Save the planet!! 😦

  29. Smitha permalink
    July 15, 2009 9:05 am

    Congratulations, Vimmuu, on getting hitched 🙂 And OG says, you are the first among the komalikal cousins to but the dust 🙂 Now, you have given us more incentive to help OG get hitched too 😉

    But why quit blogging?????

    Please don't! Please tell me that you are just moving to WP as Solilo says!

  30. Veena Chech permalink
    July 15, 2009 9:19 am

    Congrats dear..Do keep me updated..Sad to know that you are leaving this space, now i understand what you meant by "Expiry Date" :). Anwyays all the best!!Do keep in touch..
    Luv
    Veena Chech..

  31. kanagu permalink
    July 15, 2009 11:20 am

    Congrats bro on getting hitched 🙂
    great to hear that 🙂
    and for your decision of quitting blogging… blogsamaj is going to miss your LOL posts 🙂 hope your comments will compensate that 🙂
    wishes once again from me bro 🙂

  32. Vee permalink
    July 15, 2009 11:44 am

    Wow, Good Riddance, Pheew! Finally!

    One Blog Less To Read…Whooppiiee

  33. Bedazzled permalink
    July 15, 2009 12:25 pm

    dey !! stop the nautankey !! … be back soon 😉 ..

  34. Sakhi permalink
    July 15, 2009 12:40 pm

    Are you serious about leaving!! :O or is it what solilo says?? that you are shifting to wordpress finally!! 😀

    Congratulations on getting "hooked" to an official girlfriend!! 🙂

  35. Poonam permalink
    July 15, 2009 3:16 pm

    Nothing you told me about the post had prepared me for this. I was shocked that you are quitting just because you are engaged..I mean not engaged. But only for a minute.

    Then I remembered you telling me that you are moving to WP. Thank God for that!

    Waise ja raha hai to ja 😛

  36. Varunavi permalink
    July 15, 2009 3:47 pm

    U know when i read ur blog in the morning i thought u r leaving blogger and going to WordPress the way everyone did here 😉

    Congrats and wish you a happy married life with her and a bright future ahead.

    Don't leave blogging,update it when u have time or take a break and come back after marriage when u have time 🙂

  37. Reema permalink
    July 15, 2009 3:51 pm

    R u freaking kidding me?

  38. Anu Russell permalink
    July 15, 2009 4:29 pm

    awww…i just started following u so recently and u already leaving?!!!

    gonna miss u!

  39. Kislay permalink
    July 15, 2009 4:51 pm

    I shall be eagerly awaiting you return dude .

  40. sangeeta permalink
    July 15, 2009 5:27 pm

    well i guess i have jes commented once on ur blog wishing u onur Birthday..i am not a follower of ur blog as in i am not on ur followers list but then ur webpage is on my fav list..i do read ur posts..and enjoy it too….jes a chintu request dont quit…i knw u have made up ur mind ..but still jes felt like posting this comment…with a hope tat this would somewer make a difference..i really enjoy ur blog….

    by the way congrats 🙂

  41. Varun permalink
    July 15, 2009 5:40 pm

    Tussi Jaa Rahe ho!? tussi Na jaoo!!

    Congratulations on getting hitched!

    My blog is open for you to write a guest post any time you feel like writing one….

  42. Smita permalink
    July 15, 2009 5:41 pm

    Mr. Ninetanki why are you not replying here? Half the blogosphere is requesting you to not to quit (though the other half is celebrating and even half of those half who are mourning must have secretly celebrated) and here you are not even acknowledging the requests? Huh! Did Not expect this from you!

  43. Ashwathy permalink
    July 15, 2009 6:28 pm

    @Smita
    do u think he wud even think of replying right away? he will aaram se wait for all reactions, enjoy reading them frame his reply (probably as another post.. like the response to the sillyday and the emosional atyachaar ones)… just u wait! lol

  44. Smita permalink
    July 15, 2009 6:37 pm

    @Ashwathy! Another possibility. He is scared of replying here 😀

  45. Ashwathy permalink
    July 15, 2009 7:15 pm

    @Smita
    😀 😀 hehehe!

  46. sweelie permalink
    July 15, 2009 7:25 pm

    congratulations man!!!
    blog is an addiction…but quitting is the not solution..think again 🙂

  47. Praveen permalink
    July 15, 2009 7:26 pm

    u r getting ready to fool us…am sure about it 😛

    anyway gr8 to know tht u've got hitched atlast 😀 congrats

  48. soulsez permalink
    July 15, 2009 10:04 pm

    congrats! So you are going cold turkey on blogging?

    Not even frantically scheduling posts?

    Man, that sucks 😦

    I wouldn't be surprised someday if I read a post of your titles "I'm Back"

    🙂

  49. writerzblock permalink
    July 15, 2009 11:18 pm

    Hey CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So you got hitched finally. Cheers to both of you. But this is no excuse to stop blogging. All along, I thought you were going to relocate to WordPress. But yeah, you certainly threw us off!! Congrats once again. And instead of you quitting, why don't you make her a blog-addict too?

  50. writerzblock permalink
    July 15, 2009 11:19 pm

    Plus, another very crucial thing is: Blogging is a necessary vent for anybody entering into Holy Matrimony 😉

  51. oorjas permalink
    July 16, 2009 6:34 am

    so finally.. 🙂

    Congrats..!!!! 🙂

    her name starts with V right..?

    and if what solilo says is right and you are doing all this "i am quitting" nakhra to gain attention.. and just shifting to WP… dekh lena…

  52. July 30, 2009 9:57 am

    that conversation in the middle had me nostalgic.. i’ll be honest i just read that conversation bit… gotta run for some shopping..

    i had left blogging …but now that i am back i couldnt resist dropping in a ‘hi’..hope you remember me..

    Kajal(The Pink Orchid)

  53. October 14, 2009 11:45 pm

    hey… congrats… im glad u didnt just leave blogging 🙂

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