Monday, October 16, 2006
Blogging and me..
Alexis is one of the real gems I found in the blogworld and I feel that it is apt that it is he who tagged me to write about my blogging..
so here I go..
1. Are you happy/satisfied with your blog, with its content and look? Does your family know about your blog?
Yes I am quite satisfied. However I would love to add more pictures preferably taken by me.
Yes my family knows about my blog. Hubby dear and my boys seem to have a love - hate relation ship with it.
2. Do you feel embarrassed to let your friends know about your blog or you just consider it as a private thing?
Only a very few close friends know about it. And I prefer it that way. For obvious reasons
3. Did blogs cause positive changes in your thoughts?
Sure. It has opened a lovely word where smart, intelligent and caring people voice their inner most thoughts and share their emotions and experiences.. Definitely this wonderful world has made positive changes in my thoughts. Positive changes in ‘me’.
4. Do you only open the blogs of those who comment on your blog or you love to go and discover more by yourself?
There are some blogs I love to visit regularly.. They keep my blogging going. I also try to visit those who comment on my blog as well as go blog hopping too. Depends on the free time I get. Which is really very little..
5.What does visitors counter mean to you?Do you care about putting it in your blog?
Yes I have put visitor's counter in my blog.. It is interesting to go through the reports and analyze them.. It sort of motivates me..
6. Did you try to imagine your fellow bloggers and give them real pictures?
Yes. That’s part of the fun of blogging.. you get to know people from their words, their emotions, and their comments.. It sort of builds up and as time passes and slowly you have an image of the person..
In the real world it is the other way round isnt it..?
I don’t know why, but creating an image for each blogger like putting a jigsaw puzzle together , gives me a thrill.. Also I believe that this image will be a true one
7. Admit. Do you think there is a real benefit for blogging?
Yes there is a real benefit
It has offered me connection and bonding with some special people , widened my horizons and has given me the pleasure of being the part of a warm wonderful community..
8. Do you think that bloggers society is isolated from real world or interacts with events?
Never..!! It reflects the inner world of the people living in the ‘real ‘ outer world.. and I have always believed that the inner world is the true world..
9. Does criticism annoy you or do you feel it’s a normal thing?
Criticism both positive and negative is normal and expected.. positive criticism encourages me.. I feel that there should be more frank positive criticism..
Negative criticism.. Well..it disturbs me .. For a few days.. Though I try to ignore it..
10. Do you fear some political blogs and avoid them?
I don’t fear or avoid them.. I am not much interested in them too..
11. Did you get shocked by the arrest of some bloggers?
No. It is to be expected I suppose..
12. Did you think about what will happen to your blog after you die?
Hmm.. I have thought about it.. It will die with me ..
But I expect hubby dear to put up a notice in my blog that I am no more so that my dear buddies are at least kept informed about it..
13. What do you like to hear? What’s the song you might like to put a link to in your blog?
I love melodies..soft sweet ones..
This blog is an expression of the goodness I would like to cultivate within me and share with others..
I read this poem by Wordsworth as a fourteen year old and was instantly hooked .. This is my ideal woman. This I what I would love to be.. And I would love to put this poem a link to this blog
She Was a Phantom of Delight
She was a phantom of delight
When first she gleamed upon my sight;
A lovely Apparition, sent
To be a moment's ornament;
Her eyes as stars of Twilight fair;
Like Twilight's, too, her dusky hair;
But all things else about her drawn
From May-time and the cheerful Dawn;
A dancing Shape, an Image gay,
To haunt, to startle, and way-lay.
I saw her upon a nearer view,
A Spirit, yet a Woman too!
Her household motions light and free,
And steps of virgin liberty;
A countenance in which did meet
Sweet records, promises as sweet;
A Creature not too bright or good
For human nature's daily food;
For transient sorrows, simple wiles,
Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears and smiles.
And now I see with eye serene
The very pulse of the machine;
A Being breathing thoughtful breath,
A Traveler between life and death;
The reason firm, the temperate will,
Endurance, foresight, strength, and skill;
A perfect Woman, nobly planned,
To warm, to comfort, and command;
And yet a Spirit still, and bright,
With something of angelic light.
Thank you alexis.. Doing this tag was a beautiful experience.. cos I was writing about something that i hold dear to my heart..
PS. That is the pix of the blooming 'arali' in my garden.. thats how blogging has brightened my life..