getting into blogging badly now…

I made the below post yesterday, but than again got caught in the trap whether I should publish or not, whether its appealing or not… even sent it to a fello blogger for an opinion !! than again it clicked… I am here to write what I feel… if people like it they will tell me and if they dont they will criticise it… if its boring they will go away midway… so what the heck… I ll post it…. it relieves me atleast !!!

24th Feb 2009

Its 5 am, since the past half an hour I have changed my position a few times, slowed the fan, increased the speed, removed my blanket put it on again but some how I just cant sleep. Walked to the refrigerator twice for water… but nothing will work…. I just cant sleep. I am making a new tag of my own in my mind since yesterday and its getting me excited and I can’t sleep. So finally I have quit trying to sleep and thought its best to get down and type something for my blog …

Blogging is the new rage in my life in the past 6 months, I have become totally addicted and consumed. Thanks to the recession, I have almost no work in office, I am a trader supposed to buy and sell cotton for my company, but there are absolutely no export inquiries and very few import inquiries, we are scared to sell in domestic markets as the mills delay the payments a bit too much. This has led to blogging which is now almost turning out to be a passion.

At home though wife rules actually more than her its the son who rules, I avoid using internet at home, maybe only on Sundays. Otherwise my laptop is now only a music player and a game player for us. Though now wife uses it for her new business that I have pushed her into. Not only did I need a helping hand, I also wanted her to have a life apart from being my wife, lazy girl wouldn’t move. Eventually I threatened her that she needs to earn enough to pay her own mobile bills, for her shopping and her frequent trips to Bharuch and Pune.

She started slowly as she was being pushed into it, however gradually I am seeing that she is starting to like to work. Infact she is near a breakthrough and I hope she gets her first business through and I am sure she will be encouraged by the results and it will keep her going. It’s a foray into adventure tourism, if she can make it a lil big, I would gladly want to quit my job and join her in this, so I am just hoping my wife can make a platform for me to join !!!

Geeee I have so much to tell you, anyways Coming to the tag, well these are some questions that come to my mind that I want to ask my fellow bloggers, but have not got around asking all of you, maybe some I have asked these… so I thought maybe I should make it a tag and get all of you talking…

So here are the questions, I haven’t got a number fixed yet, lets see how many we end up with, warning I have a habit of giving detailed answers !! :

Question 1.) How did you start Blogging ? When did you start Blogging ? What led to it ? In short – How come you are here…

Answer 1.) I was a scrabble player in free times at office at a site betapet.com, infact I was so popular in the giraffe room there, that the moment I would walk in I would have many hi’s coming in my direction and lots of invitations to join a board game and the best part was so many of them were females !!!!!! After college, especially into a few jobs now, my interaction with females was coming down fast, especially after shifting to Indore I had only two females in my life, wife and mom. So this tryst with fame with females had me excited. I found a few very good friends on the scrabble board that I will keep for my entire life. Even my rating was starting to improve… But I guess it was getting tooo good to be true, suddenly one day the website went poof !! It stopped its English version ! I didn’t know what to do, this was also the beginning of our inactive times in office… no other scrabble site was as much fun, plus I would be a newbie, not the popular guy whom all females were inviting, even the foreign ones !!!! Most of them I didn’t know email id’s so absolutely lost touch with them. However of the few I had email id’s we have kept in touch and will always remain in touch. One of them Ranu suggested I start this blogging… I didn’t know how to go about it nor was I sure if any one would even bother to read what I had to write, but Ranu comforted and I am here….

Question 2.) How badly are you addicted to this ??

Answer 2.) I am gone, totally lost. While I am making quote-sheets, or making offers for cotton worth millions of USD I am still trying to either post something, or sneaking to read a few of my favourite blogs, posting comments !!! This is dangerous, but I just cant help it any more. I am totally helpless, I almost feel compelled to read and comment on the blogs I visit. I kind of feel I am being unfair to the blogger, don’t know why. Even when I am sleeping, I dream about posting, interacting with a few bloggers, having strange conversations etc.. Whatever I see now, is being judged, can this be posted ? If it will be entertaining, soul searching or worth a glance for my readers ? I am almost formulating a post all the time in my subconscious mind !!

Question 3.) Are you technically savvy ? Totally comfortable with this ?

Answer 3.) I was very naïve, although I used to boast as being the PC champ among friends and at home, here my water level was tested. (water level is a gujarati saying, Paani Mapai gayu) Earlier Ranu would spoon feed me with most things, but slowly I got a bit savvy. As I started becoming popular I used my fame, my charm with my readers to get some or the other information, means to use gadgets, settings… Still learning !! I am fed up with blogger at times, trying to make a site in Word Press, having a tough time… but I will change from here I think, will inform all of you don’t worry. Naah I don’t mean you will worry, but I worry I might lose you, however I will be creating a havoc once I have the new site ready !!! You all will have no choice but to join me there !

Question 4.) Do you earn out of your blog ?

Answer 4.) To start with never thought anything like this is possible yet the Sheikh Chilli in me somewhere thought I am going to earn a fortune out of this blogging. Nothing still though !! Adsense keeps rejecting my application for some reason that is beyond me !! but I ain’t giving up ! Money is important, it’s the one and only problem in my life… I ain’t greedy but I don’t have enough by a long way so I do keep hoping ! But this has become so pleasurable that now money or no money I am gonna keep blogging !!

Question 5.) Have you ever spent money for your blog ? (bought a gadget or header or something ?)

Answer 5.) Not at all, if I can earn something out of this it would be great, like I said I don’t have enough, so spending is out of question. But the speed at which this blogging is becoming a passion, I don’t know If I might spend. Nothing as yet though.

Question 6.) Do you think you will stop blogging ? That this craze will wane eventually ?

Answer 6.) More often than not I pick up things easily, go to the extremes but soon I lose interest. However 6 months gone and each day I am getting more and more badly into this !! I don’t think I will be able to stop !

Question 7.) Have you made friends here ? Are they for real ?

Answer 7.) I have made many friends here too !! I know I have made some friends who are thoughtful, caring and realiable people not just that its a fact that I have met some very wonderful people. Its just a pleasure to know them. This journey in the blogosphere has introduced me to some unbelievable people. I think I know some of them even better than I know some of the people here in my real life !!

Question 8.) hmmm Now I am starting to think of what to ask…. So I guess I need to stop….

Hey I would be really glad if you could take the 7 questions and answer them… I made the answers too long, but than nothing is short at my end ! lol ….

So all of you are tagged, would be glad if you could do it at your time and leisure. I know there are a few too many tags flying around so take your time, if you don’t want to do it fair enough. But please please please if you do it let me know !!!! I would love to read !!

For a change this is not a copy ! It’s an original !

Well yeah… the concept of tag ain’t my original but atleast the questions in the tag are my own !!

7 questions for you —
Question 1.) How did you start Blogging ? When did you start Blogging ? What led to it ? In short – How come you are here…
Question 2.) How badly are you addicted to this ??
Question 3.) Are you technically savvy ? Totally comfortable with this ?
Question 4.) Do you earn out of your blog ?
Question 5.) Have you ever spent money for your blog ? (bought a gadget or header or something ?)
Question 6.) Do you think you will stop blogging ? That this craze will wane eventually ?
Question 7.) Have you made friends here ? Are they for real ?

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24 thoughts on “getting into blogging badly now…

  1. Ordinary Guy says:

    good one dude…. and actually, i have had thoughts on such questions myself…
    and you have candidly put up your answers…:)
    yo

  2. Shilpa says:

    hey,
    getting ur wife to like her work, eh? cool 🙂

    And the effects of recession – never imagines these ones. that’s a good inquisite tag. here are my answers…

    Question 1.) How did you start Blogging ? When did you start Blogging ? What led to it ? In short – How come you are here…
    I was very angry with the proposal for caste based reservation system. Then the SC ruled that the law cannot be passed with 1931 census. I was thrilled. I wanted to vent my anger on the system and hence started blogging.
    Until then, although many friends suggested that I blog, I had been putting away thinking that no one would care to read what I have to say.

    Question 2.) How badly are you addicted to this ??
    Not much. Work takes first priority. Blogging is just a filler. But I try to make as much free time as possible for the interesting filler 😀

    Question 3.) Are you technically savvy ? Totally comfortable with this ?
    Yes. Absolutely. I keep experimenting with new things to beat the monotone

    Question 4.) Do you earn out of your blog ?
    Nope.

    Question 5.) Have you ever spent money for your blog ? (bought a gadget or header or something ?)
    Nope again. Haven’t taken blogging that seriously yet.

    Question 6.) Do you think you will stop blogging ? That this craze will wane eventually ?
    Nope one more time. I might blog infrequently, but I’ll certainly blog. As mentioned before, this is a harmless way of venting my anger. Much better than getting violent/depressed, ain’t it??

    Question 7.) Have you made friends here ? Are they for real ?
    Sure. Looking for more.

  3. Varunavi says:

    Enjoyed reading it dhiren.I will do this tag,
    these days there are very less of my post,i have more of tags.I have 2 tags pending.
    “I am still trying to either post something, or sneaking to read a few of my favourite blogs, posting comments !!! This is dangerous, but I just cant help it any more. I am totally helpless”-i loved this.
    Even i dream of getting comments.
    I have drafted 4 post,i am not gettig courage to post it.
    cheers u r not alone

  4. hitch writer says:

    MOI : Glad you feel like doing it waiting for it !

    AJIT : I know the tags are increasing way too much.. but still, i think you should try… at your own leisure !

    SHILPA : wow thats great !!! you just did it here and here… i thought you didnt like people asking you questions… so i should say i was most weary of you…. and without you how would i learn the gadgets !!! eh !!!

    and keep looking !!

    VARUNAVI : thats what i realised today morning in the bathroom, why should i worry bout whether its worth posting or not !! what comes to mind must be put across… I aint a professional nor do I have any reputation to defend do i ??

    and its really heartening to see you people commenting !! really !!

    The comments give me as much pleasure as the the incentives at work !!!!!

  5. hitch writer says:

    VINODJI : Sure Vinodji !! I would be thrilled… wish she can do the working and i can do the blogging and travelling and cooking and watching cricket !!!! that would be a dream come true !!!!

  6. Shilpa says:

    I didn’t say I don’t like people asking questions. I like it, I am the questioning kind too.
    I just don’t entertain personal questions. And blog related Qs are not personal 🙂

  7. Nimmy says:

    lol..I can understand..even I am totally into this and addicted..I want to keep a small distance else i will go mad if i can’t be in blogosphere..Earlier I used to post everyday but now i am limiting myself to 2-3 in a week so that i will not feel bad and sad if i can’t blog..Loved your answers..Will do the tag soon 🙂

  8. Indyeah says:

    I have loads to say on this …and thats why I love reading your posts too:Dthey are a ramble like mine but so from the heart…thats why all of us are your followers:D

    loved this tag…will do it for sure..

    and aww..thats great…your wife is working and near a breakthrough in business…great!!:))

    ”Even when I am sleeping, I dream about posting, interacting with a few bloggers, having strange conversations etc.. Whatever I see now, is being judged, can this be posted ? If it will be entertaining, soul searching or worth a glance for my readers ? I am almost formulating a post all the time in my subconscious mind !!”

    lol!!but yeah it does happen with me too to an extent..and I am addicted..:))
    and I think its a great way to meet new people,get to interact with them and bond and simply to let out all that we feel..:))

    I love all your posts coz they are always honest.:))
    loved this one too:)

  9. Sagarone says:

    Don’t become a slave driver, I hope your wife too starts blogging and tells her side of the story!

    Did the tag by the way 🙂

  10. hitch writer says:

    SHILPA : Just kidding dear !! Pulling a leg is a bad habit of mine !

    NIMMY : Wish i could control myself ! waiting for your tag !

    INDYEAH : reading your posts was one of the reasons why i started to write like i please… and eventually that is how one should go about. Waiting to see you do this tag !

    SAGARONE : would you believe i tell my wife so many times to read my blog but she just is not interested. I tell her she is a heroine on my blog but even that doesn’t motivate her… let me get her to use email first.. lol blogger is a long way away.. !

    You did the tag ? coming man !!

  11. Indian Home Maker says:

    Hey I am the same, addicted totally 🙂 Will pick this tag definitely!
    Not tech savvy, but blogger is easy to use, hence sticking to blogger 🙂
    Not making money as of now, not thinking of earning or spending … just want a basic place to rant 🙂

    Dhiren, have you heard of REMANIKA and HEALTH TOTAL? One is a very successful fashion name, and the other is a health and basically slimming brand – from foods, to planned diets and all, both were started by defence officers’ wives, and with support from their husbands, today the names are well known and they are also making a lot of money. (Health Total, I have heard, is a family business now)..you can google it.

    Women can be very successful with support from their husbands, I wish you both all the best. -IHM

  12. hitch writer says:

    IHM : just want a basic place to rant 🙂

    geee thats funny and honest both !! 🙂

    I sincerely hope she is successful, ek to we both love travelling… so it kills two birds with one stone… and if she can make it good wow… i can do the tour management, guiding part and she can do the sales… lol !!!!!

    wishful thinking but than dreams do come true !! i believe in that !

    gotta check those two out i havent heard till now !

  13. mayz says:

    i normally dont do tags…but m gonna take this one up…this is a good one…thnx for this…

    n i hope this craze of urs dsnt fade out n we get to read a lot more from ya 🙂

  14. Monika says:

    oh so u finally did post it… couldnt never respond to u for reasons u know

    but i found this very interesting and would surely take it up, only thing cant promise when

    also loved ur honest take on it

  15. Rendevouz says:

    hi there,
    I am getting addicted to your posts. I just wait for a new post everyday… By reading your blogs I feel nostalgic.. I knw it sounds funny but I m serious.. Now I am also feeling that I should pen down my thaughts.. I have so much to write about but not sure if anyone really cares..
    If at all I start sharing it will you, my inspirations (as always)..

  16. hitch writer says:

    MAYZ : great dude !! and thanks for the kind words !

    MONIKA : yea.. i know with the maid on leave I wont bother you a lot !!! lol…. take your time !

  17. Chirag says:

    Question 1.) How did you start Blogging ? When did you start Blogging ? What led to it ? In short – How come you are here…

    Blog actually started so that I don’t blow up my brain and record my idea in one place, then I met really wonderful people whom I learn from and started evolving my blog and now it’s about opinions, criticism, beliefs and stories.

    Question 2.) How badly are you addicted to this ??

    Equal to coffee

    Question 3.) Are you technically savvy ? Totally comfortable with this ?

    I have an engineering in computer sciences 🙂

    Question 4.) Do you earn out of your blog ?

    Nope.
    Question 5.) Have you ever spent money for your blog ? (bought a gadget or header or something ?)

    Nope again, but I do header designs from my friend for no charge 🙂 I have worked with a lot of folks you already know.

    Question 6.) Do you think you will stop blogging ? That this craze will wane eventually ?

    No Sir, I may slow down from time to time but never stop.

    Question 7.) Have you made friends here ? Are they for real ?

    Ahaa a lot of friends, http://chiragchamoli.wordpress.com/blog-roll/

    Dude, sorry for answering here but 🙂 you know, I have like 10-15 tags pending and this I though I can do right away, hope you don’t mind.

  18. Solilo says:

    I support Sagarone. I hope your wife blogs too.

    BTW nice and interesting read and I am also an online/offline scrabble player.

    Question 1.) How did you start Blogging ? When did you start Blogging ? What led to it ? In short – How come you are here…

    I started blogging on 16 Dec 2008 to just scribble couple of things and had no intention of interacting with anyone. It was more like a personal page but once I started comment interaction things changed :).

    Question 2.) How badly are you addicted to this ??

    I am not addicted. I post only on alternate days. But some days if I feel like writing something then may be consecutive. I am more addicted to reading my favorite blogs which includes yours too :).

    Question 3.) Are you technically savvy ? Totally comfortable with this ?

    Yep.

    Question 4.) Do you earn out of your blog ?
    Zilch. :))

    Question 5.) Have you ever spent money for your blog ? (bought a gadget or header or something ?)

    Nah 🙂

    Question 6.) Do you think you will stop blogging ? That this craze will wane eventually ?

    I have already done that twice before but this time even when I am busy I will not lock the blog and may be come back when I get time.

    Question 7.) Have you made friends here ? Are they for real ?

    Some are for real and I am very close to them that we exchange mails daily. With others I interact on comment space.

  19. hitch writer says:

    CHIRAG : whew.. by joe, you guys are quick. blowing up your brain !! gee…

    equal to coffee… i like that… i should say for me its equal to cigarette…

    I dont mind it where it is as long as you guys are replying !!!!

  20. hitch writer says:

    SOLILO : yea i guess once people started commenting and we started interacting everything changes.. !! exactly… gotta tell wifey that she is already in demand… maybe that might prove to be a catalyst into getting her to atleast read mine and maybe make her own version !

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