Tag Time: What Does Blogging Mean to Me!

by Mridula on October 17, 2006

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

Happy yes, I derive happiness from many small things but satisfied no! It takes a lot for me to get satisfied with anything, most of all me and my efforts.

2. Does your family know about your blog?

Yes, they do. My sis and brother-in-law, both blog. And they started much before me. If fact it is because of them and my miserable previous jobs that I started to blog.

My husband, father and nephews are aware of my blog. They do not read it much but are happy for me when I share something and they do read whatever links I fwd to them.

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

Not friends but I am not sure how to react when a few of my students say they know about my blog!

4. Did blogs cause positive changes in your thoughts?

My blog was the main source of inspiration during the lean phase in my professional life. It has brought me many good things, more focus, more pleasure in my travels (if that is possible) and definitely a keener interest in photography.

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

This semester has been pretty tough on me, and I have barely managed to keep in touch with those who have been kind enough to leave comments but whenever I have time, I do love to search on Technorati and Blogger about the topics that interest me and discover new (to me) bloggers.

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

I love feedback, comments more than visitor counters, but visitors counter too gives me important feedback.

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

I am anyway not very imaginative but I have seen photographs of many and a few I have met in person :)

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

Do you think all those Fortune 500 companies would be blogging if there was not? But what I like more is that Blogs have given a voice to an ordinary person and to me this is very important.

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

I have seen much more grounded travel writings on blogs than in Outlook Traveller.

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

I think I have grown up enormously on this front. I can take criticism more easily now and I am just a bit more gentle when handing criticism :) But I was not always like this.

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

No.

12. Did you get shocked by the arrest of some bloggers?

Information is something that repressive regims have always feared. No, it does not shock me that people get arreste over their blogs in some countries. I am fully convinced about the power of the blogs.

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

I hope someone in my family would put a post on my blog that I would be blogging no more, at least from side of the earth :)

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

Has to be an old Hindi song (maybe a love song :) OK, current favorite ‘suhani chadni raaten hume soone nahin deten’ But my songs change :)

Another all time favortie is, ‘musafir hun yaaro …’ particulalrly this line.

Thousand thanks to Bellur for tagging me. Me, I will leave the tag open for everyone.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Sidhusaaheb October 23, 2006 at 3:31 pm

I started blogging because I wanted to share with the rest of the world, including my pals, a unique experience i.e. a ten-day long trip to Pakistan. I thought it would be a better idea to blog about it than merely writing a series of emails to friends and relatives. Who knows I might be able to inspire some more Indians to visit Pakistan and vice versa!After that, however, I have continued writing my blog, though I am a bit lazy and don’t post a new entry every day.Reached your blog through Rich’s, whose blog I had come to know about through another blogging buddy’s blog… :)

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kuffir October 20, 2006 at 7:43 am

so blogging is therepeutic..i think i agree with that.

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Mridula October 19, 2006 at 5:28 pm

Bellur and a very Happy Diwali to You and yours too.Sid, but I have read about so many of them getting arrested and recent ones were from China and Egypt. And if I was just a bit less tried I would have given you the links too :) And I agree, there are many pluses of blogging, getting lovely emails is one of them.

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Anonymous October 19, 2006 at 1:30 pm

Interesting view you have on bloggers getting arrested… I also did this tag.. and the ques – do blogs benefit – the first thing that came to my mind was ur blog – the one where u helped some one in guiding him to Leh.. ;)

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bellur October 19, 2006 at 7:14 am

mridula,happy diwali to you and your family.best wishesbellur

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Mridula October 18, 2006 at 1:05 pm

Thanks TP,I myself have been so irratic blogging this past few months. And with a heavy load of grading ahead, I may just altogether vanish for a few days.Bellur, let me admit, I did this in a hurry. On the other hand when one does not think too much, probably the responses are more unguarded, sheesh, if I would have been thinking correctly, I would have listed different songs!Cuckoo, go for it! And I do not know if anything was wrong with my blog yesterday. In fact when I was answering no. 7. Your avatar is quite cute!

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Anonymous October 18, 2006 at 9:02 am

I was also tagged by someone for this very tag and I took anticipatory bail for sometime as I thought I am very new in this blogworld and would not be able to do any justice to the seriousness of this tag. After all, just 2 days back I have completed 3 months!! Very young compared to all you veterans. :) But I think now I can give it a try. :) BTW, last night was there any problem with your blog? Was not able to comment.

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bellur October 18, 2006 at 8:05 am

it was nice reading this tag. liked the response to Q.8 and 10 in particular. i am happy i tagged you! best wishes :)

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travel plaza October 17, 2006 at 10:45 pm

Great responses Mridula. I’m just trying to catch up on my blogging:))

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