A new place….but same old crap !!!
Once again (continuation from the last post in blogspot), I am really sorry for what I did a few days back with all those announcements. Oh no, the hooked up thing is for real and thanks a lot for all the wishes! I never knew you guys would care so much if I left and I also never realized the stupidness of that prank. I admit, I am too stooopid. I was just being myself and never thought that people would actually leave such overwhelming comments. Btw, some of those really touched me, especially Rakesh Vanamalis. He usually leaves just a one liner (or max two) for my normal posts, but the moment I read his long post sized comment, I banged my head on the keyboard thinking how idiotic I was. Ok, I admit, I am idiotic too !!! I mean, I dont even know half of you except for your posts; never even seen or listened to most of you, yet all those nice words ??? Shucks, I am must be something more than stupid and idiotic !!! Apparently, I wanted to come up with this post a couple of days back itself, but there was this lousy training at office (OG, I repeat, office ) that kept me busy.
I mean, how could I leave blogging just like that ?? This place has created a new me and I love being this way now. The other day I had a chat with a blogger and when I was discussing about my shifts at work, she asked me a question – “What about friends and your social life?” and my reply to her was spontaneous – “You all are my friends and blogging is my social life”. Though I told her that on a lighter note, its actually true; it must have come out of my subconscious mind or something. Dhiren had put these words very beautifully in one of his recent post and how meaningful it is :
Having ventured in this world and gradually I started discovering friends and real people here…. I have found unbelievable people here… I cannot believe some of you actually exist… how have people whom I have never met become such an integral part of my life I dont know… Its quite amazing how all of you influence me and make me think… its amazing how much I think of you when i see any damn thing happening in real life… and how each event has to be related to you guys…
But I wasn’t wrong when I mentioned about the blog addiction. Check out this article from yahoo which was sent by Rakesh, a V-Lokam regular, a few days after I published that prank post. It talks about the 5 types to avoid in relationships and the 5th point is about ‘The Blogger’ which goes like this :
The Blogger. For the record, we’re still talking only about those bloggers who publish self-indulgent diaries as a sort of poor man’s insta-therapy, replete with poor spelling, gratuitous sexual minutiae, rants about exes, rants about you, gushing over a new crush, “photos of me,” more rants about you, a blow-by-blow of last night’s fight, “a photo of my new tattoo,” and even more rants about you. Unless you actually like the idea of your every niggling argument being adjudicated by the masses.
Isnt it freaky??? I have done almost all that’s mentioned there, including “a photo of my new tattoo” !!! Its like they were spying on all of us !!!
Well, the shift to wordpress happened alright, but it doesn’t feel like home here and I was very much comfortable there in blogspot. Its like I have shifted from home and settled abroad; its all foreign and alien here. I guess I will have to get used to it and slowly build up a base here too. Oh from now on, I could speak like some of those ignorant and irritating NRIs — “This is a better place than india blogspot”; or “When would india blogspot become like wordpress”; or like “would india blogspot ever change?” or like “the roads of india blogspot…..” ok ok, enough !!! The only reason for this change of residence was because I felt that you readers had a tough time commenting and following up on your comments. I would always think of getting back to blogspot if commenting becomes as convenient as how it is here. And though my first post appears here on 18th of July, I would still celebrate 15th of July as my blog anniversary!
Speaking of anniversary, I had mentioned about completing two years of blogging in that post and none of you congratulated me for that; you all did it for something else!! Hmmmpphhh !!!!!!! (I am a blogger first and I hope you all realise whats important 😀 😀 😀 )
But then again, I liked some of the features here in wordpress. You could create new pages here without a problem; check out the comment policy and recognitions one. There will be a new page on my songs once I start working on all those uploads once again. You have a whole lot of meaningful widgets here and even their placement is easy. There are free statistics from wordpress and for a change, I can understand them. I still have not figured out how to insert pictures into my sidebar and guys, I would need some help on that. I believe there are some more changes to be done, a couple of more widgets to be included, and all those would be soon.
Anyway, I just hope everything turns out to be as good as how it was back in blogspot. Well, it’s just the new place you see, otherwise, you are going to go through the same old crap here too 😀 Nothings ever gonna change in this Lokam !!!