Tuesday, November 21, 2006

TAG: To My Blog... With Luv...

This Tag is courtesy one Meesha Mathaichan...

1. Are you happy/ satisfied with your blog, with its content and look? Does your family know about your blog?

I am more than satisfied with my blog. And.. No.. My parents don’t know of my blog. They are not very internet savvy. I don’t think they would even know what a blog is. My father only recently learned how to send sms’, but I forgot to teach him how to enter a space. So for quite some time he used to lavishly send sms’ to people without any punctuation or spaces between the words thinking that is how it is supposed to be sent ~laughs~. They know I write though. One day I’ll print all my stories and gift it to them in the form of a book. They would like that.. :)

2. Do you feel embarrassed to let your friends know about your blog or you just consider it as a private thing?

This blog is a reflection of me, an expression of my innermost thoughts and beliefs and that’s certainly not something I am ashamed of.

3. Did blogs cause positive changes in your thoughts?

Hmmm… Well, blogs have not exactly brought about any changes in me. But they did reinforce what I believed in. They exposed me to a million different perspectives of people belonging to different cultures, social background and circumstances. I got to know about the life of a transvestite who is still craving to be seen by others as she is… About a woman who had to stand at her own feet even as a child… About another woman having to fight cancer each day without knowing how long she would live... Now that I think about it, I don’t think I have changed as such, but it has definitely made me grow in many aspects that I didn’t even realize.

4. Do you only open the blogs of those who comment on your blog or you love to go and discover more by yourself?

Oh! I always like exploring the world around me. You never know what you may find…

5. What does visitors counter mean to you? Do you care about putting it in your blog?

Not a thing now… It did mean something when I started the blog to be honest. Or at least I thought it did. Now I don’t even look at it. Because I know I don’t write for another soul except myself. Oh, that reminds, I have to remove the ticker off my blog…

6. Did you try to imagine your fellow bloggers and give them real pictures?

Not really… I don’t try to visualize how they would look physically. But I do have a mental picture of the kind of people I think they are sketched in my mind. I think a person’s writings reveal a lot about the person even without the writer intending to do so.

7. Admit. Do you think there is a real benefit for blogging?

Does everything we do necessarily HAVE to have a tangible benefit??? I am sure everyone has their own reasons for blogging. Some may do it to display their talents, while others use blog as a journal to jot down day-to-day events, which in turn becomes a reservoir of memories to be savored years from now. Many have created a blog only so that they can comment on others blogs. And most of the bloggers are in this space purely for time-pass. ~smiles~

8. Do you think that bloggers society is isolated from real world or interacts with events?

The “bloggers society” consists of people who are very much part of the real world and affected by the events happening around them. (What a stupid question..!! ;)))

9. Does criticism annoy you or do you feel it’s a normal thing?

Oh, I looooooooove criticism… As long as I am the one giving it.. ;)))))). Ok, jokes apart… I think a person would get affect by criticism only if one doesn’t know about oneself and isn’t confident about oneself. When one is faced with criticism one has to know what to take as constructive feedback and what to IGNOOOORE!!!! Having said that, people have a right to their opinions and that needs to be respected.

10. Do you fear some political blogs and avoid them?

Not at all…. Politics is very much part of the world that we live in, whether we like it or not…

13. Did you think about what will happen to your blog after you die?

Oh, that was the first thing that I thought about when I started this blog. I wonder if people would know if I am dead... I wonder iof they would still come back to see if I have posted something... And I imagine the worst when people don’t post for a long time…

14. What do you like to hear? What’s the song you might like to put a link to in your blog?

MEMORIES - Sung by Elvis Presley

Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened through the ages just like wine

Quiet thoughts come floating down
And settle softly to the ground
Like golden autumn leaves around my feet
I touched them and they burst apart with sweet memories...
Sweet memories...

Of holding hands and red bouquets
And twilights trimmed in purple haze
And laughing eyes and simple ways
And quiet nights and gentle days with you...

Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened through the ages just like wine
Memories...memories...

Of holding hands and red bouquets
And twilights trimmed in purple haze
And laughing eyes and simple ways
And quiet nights and gentle days with you

Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened through the ages just like wine
Memories...memories...

41 comments:

GuNs said...

Interesting views and an interesting tag to pick up. I see you've answered with utmost honesty which is a very good thing.

By the way, I love the song 'Cant help falling in love with you' by Elvis. I like it so much that I have 5 versions of the song. The different versions are sung by 1) Elvis 2)Julio Iglesias 3)Richard Marx 4)UB40 5)U2

-PeAcE
--WiTh
--GuNs

Rose said...
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Rose said...

Oh! 'Cant help falling in love with you' is a CLASSIC!!! An all time fav of mine too.. The song literaly fills up within you making you wana fall in love.. :)

..Me

praveen said...

Its a good tag !

A tag worth tagging...

mathew said...

thanx a lot for taking up the tag..
infact i thought that it was a pleasant surprise to see that you took up the tag after a long time..

and the gift you are planning to give your parents would be a good idea..

infact just like what u said about blogs..this tag reveals a lot about yourself as well..

hoping to see more of ur creative ideas flowing in the blog.

thnxx...

jac said...

And what prevents you ??
:))

Of holding hands and red bouquets
And twilights trimmed in purple haze
And laughing eyes and simple ways
And quiet nights and gentle days with you

really cute lines !!


Liked your answer on 9.

neermathalam said...

A mischevious grin...for waking up.. from hibernation..

Wonderful tag indeed...
truely said everything need not have tangible benefit..
:)

Anshuman Ghosh said...

this TAG was different than the cliched ones.. I had almost stopped reading tags (uh, did i start in the first place ? dunno ;-D ) but this one was worth a read. Okay I wont lie, worth 3/4th a read ;-D

Michelle said...

i like the tag...i for one think blogging is a very healthy way to voice ur opinion or sometimes jus vent it all out with/without other ppl knowing of it

Rose said...

@ Praveen..

And it was worth getting that comment from you.. :)

@ Mathew..

Mathai.. to be honest I am not a great fan of tags.. But during this phase when I am dreading the very thought of writing somethn, this tag was a welcome change.. :)

@ Jac..

Wat abt all my other answers??? :(((( ~grin~

@ Neer..

~a bigger grin~ Not so faaaaaast!!! I stl havnt started writing.. This tag was only to fill the gap.. :)))

@ Ashu..

I hate tags as well... So 3/4ths was gud enuf for me.. ~smiles~

@ Michelle..

Oh, you are ABSOLUTELY right malady.. ;)))

..Me

jac said...

One answer for one question.
I like number 6 too.

Next question ??

;)

passerby55 said...

Hi Rose,

One day I’ll print all my stories and gift it to them in the form of a book. They would like that.. :)

I too want a copy...i mean this from the bottom of my heart!

how are you? i am here after a long time.

Rose said...

@ Jac..

So wat else do you like abt me?? ;)))

@ Passerby..

Oh, I'll promise to do that if you promise to do so as wel.. :)).. Im doing great.. But how dare you not come visit me more often.. Grrrr...!!! :D

..Me

faith said...

very nice post rose.. i liked your answers.. and wonderful lyrics..

*smiles*

pophabhi said...

Very nice views! Could not agree more!

Sreekumar said...

Thats a pretty refreshing tag that I have seen in a long, long time. I just thought that the tags were just another uninteresting post but enjoyed reading this one!

Ajith said...

>>
7. Admit. Do you think there is a real benefit for blogging?
>>
-- I differ here..There is a real benefit. But few people tend are aware of that..Imagine how lucid your thoughts flow into words after blogging for sometime...Isnt that a benefit ?

jac said...

I sure peep in as often.
:)

anup.777 said...

very insightful, i'm glad i dropped by ... :)

BTW still busy busy i see ... long time no articles?

Tejas said...

Those tags really seem truthful and deep from the heart:) Nice reading them.

And yeah...Elvis does rock! There is nothing like driving on a dark lonely highway and listening to him.

Priyankari said...

Nice and honest thoughts!

The idea of presenting the gift to ur parents is a really lovely idea:)

aqua said...

Thts a nice idea to print a book and give it to parents! u can also publish it.. Some of ur writings worth publishing!!

SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

Nice taggie :)

White Forest said...

"Does everything we do necessarily HAVE to have a tangible benefit???"

so true....soem are intangible yet so dear to us!

Shakhi said...

Good One!
Hope you have a great year!

yetanother.softwarejunk said...

Did you think about what will happen to your blog after you die?

*** I do think the same ***

-YaSJ

neermathalam said...

happy new year

anup.777 said...

Hey Rose .... just wanted to wish you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!!! ... :)

Anil said...

I'm a new visitor to your blog...in fact I'm not even a blogger - I just decided to check out what "blogging" is all about, and your blog seems to stand out - you do have a positive talent putting words to good use! Honest, and to the face...but one thing stood out - your comment to question 8 (and I don't mean the ANSWER to the question, but what you wrote in brackets - your COMMENT here).

I just don't think it's right to be judgmental - we have no right to decide what's stupid and what's not. People may have different levels of cognition or different ways of interpreting a question - many a time, we are not even aware of the background to a question, so attributing adjectives to them may not be ideal...

For instance, what's an "intelligent" question then?

Awaiting more insightful posts on issues, I remain.

Best regards,
Anil Alexander, Delhi

Anki said...

ahhh...my fav lines from Invictus... keep writing

Shakhi said...

Hey! where have you vanished?

jac said...

Still lazing like a puppykutty ? Wana waste your talent, sista ?

Tejas said...

Statutory warning: Staying away from your blog for too long is injurious to the blogging community :)

jac said...

Will anyone get tired of waiting ?

Ahem !

anup.777 said...

Hey Rose ... u most definitely are contagious ... come back soon! ... :)

Sachin said...

Hey there lady, it has sure been a while I was on Blogosphere!!! Looks like I've missed out on quite a bit of good writing...but hope to catch up on all of it. Where have you gone to? And where is the second instalment of that post you promised would be coming soon? Take care and do visit.

Rose said...

@ Faith..

~smilesssssssssss~

@ Pophabhi..

:)))))

@ Sreekumar..

I find tags usually uninteresting too.. :)

@ Ajith..

Oh yes.. Of crs ther are numerous benefits to blogging.. What I meant was the benefit one reaps cud be diff from another.. :)

@ Jac..

Grrrrrrrrrr...!!! U peeping TOM!!! ;D

@ Anup..

Hmmmmm.. :)))

..Me

Rose said...

Tejas..

Oh ya.. He is addictive!! :D

@ Priyankari..

Oh.. Im sure they will luv that.. :))

@ Aqua..

I want to... But not sure how to go about it.. :((((

@ Scribblez..

Danx!!! :))))

@ White Forest..

Oh yesssssss.... The things not seen, not spoken are the most meningful of them all.. :))))

@ Shakhi..

You too dear.. :)))

..Me

Rose said...

@ Junk..

"__________"

@ Neer..

U too.. :))))

@ Anil..

Hmmm.. Dat did sound a li'l supercilious didnt it? Hmm.. Point taken.. :))

@ Anki..

Aaah! Isnt it just Perrrrrrrrfect??? :)))

@ Sachin..

Oooh!! I was hoping u guys wud forget abt it.. ~grinnnnnn~ ;)))

..Me

Rose said...

@ Shakhi/Tejas/Jac/Anup..

At times dnt u want to have ur mental space ONLY to urself? It is one of those phases for me..

With due apologies...

:))))

..Me

Anonymous said...

Rather valuable idea