since i'm told that i'm good at doing tags *it's one of the few times i write a decent read* am picking this from preethi.
i was introduced to the concept of blogging quite early. 2002, i think. a much-younger copywriter colleague *who went ahead to transform into a super super junior of mine at MICA* was into bloggin and mailed me his URL to browse. i read thru his space. i liked it, yes. but i didn't pay much attention to it then. i thought this was some kiddie thing! also, i was too absorbed in my "career", back then! *'course i told him he shud keep writing. i'm nice that ways!*
years later, in 2005, minal mailed me her blog URL. she took to blogging as a respite, i guess. from what, i don't know. but she didn't want to tell anyone she blogged. and she was sharing this with me ONLY for feedback! i read one piece, and i got quite hooked. i loved her blog, her writing style... i could relate to everything she was writing about. i thought this was mostly due to the fact that i knew her and could visualize everything clearly! i started making time to read her blog in my extremely chaotic days @ work. it was a kind of a respite to me! whenever i needed a break, i'd login to her space and read.
personally, i always wanted to write. since junior college. it was one of the things on my list-to-do-before-i-die. write. i didn't know what i wanted to write. but i did write nice, lucid mails to most of my frenz. whenever i had the time. a few of my close frenz always insisted that i should write; and that i'd be good at it. i usually thought they were just being the good frenz they were & indulging me.
after i got married, quit my job and shifted to the US, i thought "why not!?" so i started this space. i didn't really tell anyone about it coz i didn't understand why anybody would want to read it. i was writing merely coz i loved to. and also - as an afterthought - because someday, i'd like to read all this and laugh at myself! then, i posted the blog URL on my orkut profile. i still don't know why i did that. maybe i wanted suruchi & minal *they were my only frenz on orkut then who read* to read my blog, but was too shy to mail across a URL! *yeah, am silly that ways!* and sure enuf, they'd read and tell me they'd read it... *they still do. sweethearts u both are!* then eventually, vellapanti set in. i started checking out other blogs, liking what i read... commenting when i liked something someone had written. and i realized that this virtual world was indeed very comfy. i haven't looked back since. to the extent of being termed a "geek" in those silly tests i've started loving!
i've made some really kewl frenz here. *dotcomrades, as fuzzy says* and over the one year 3 months that i've been blogging, there have been times that i write ONLY coz i know that you enjoy reading this. why, is something only u can answer.
really. feel like saying thanks to all of u - for reading, appreciating and giving me feedback. i love reading ur comments/mails. so keep them coming! i AM vain, that ways!