Of Dears, Casinos & Pills

If I caught your mind right, you are just speculating that this post will be all about illegal money business and night clubs flowing whooping quantities of money and wines over wealthy beasts accompanied by skimpy clad beauties and then following dotted, flavored desserts post ‘dinner’ (Papads or appalams I meant!). Well you are in the wrong side of your brain’s hemisphere!

I was about to touch the most ignored topic in the world of inbox and accounts.

SPAMS.

Yeah, we never ever cared what is there in the hopelessly unrelated mails that fall in our inbox knowingly or unknowingly. But something that makes me wonder about those spams is, from where in the world do all those pharmacies around the world get our email ids? Leave aside job openings and banks, sending phishing emails expecting us to sign our papers right away and catch a flight to meet some Anderson or Jimmy Paul who ever existed or never existed at all.

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Are you bored blogging?

In this fast moving world, things run faster and we need the fastest of everything – Bikes, Washing machine and Internet. People have really become lazy to find time for things. So at one point of time, they either become tired or become bored. Boredom is more vulnerable than a radio active element. So many of us started blogging to kill that boredom. But in the due course of time, few get bored of blogging too. Blogging is one hell of a good pass time. But it can turn you off like an uninterested girl friend when you run out of ideas. So what are we supposed to do, to always have the inertia of blogging? Here are my 50 cents to help out all you bored bloggers out there.

Time constrain!
Always, try to allot some time religiously for blogging daily. I know many working professional who are tied up with their work and repent due to non availability of free time for blogging. One hour of your daily time will suffice to blog. You need not write a full post in that one hour. Sit and think. Think about topics which you can blog about. Write down the topics. Classify based on your interest. Write down them in a text editor or your personal diary so that you don’t forget them after sometime. In this way you can work on your thoughts dedicated for blogging. Once you get the topics you can always write down the ideas around which you are going to build the topic. It is a very planned process. Once you get the ideas, write down them one by one and decide which content should go in which paragraph. Any images or quotes if you would like to add, do mention that also, the web address or the file name will do for the initial setup. See you have gathered ideas and topics. You are ready to go now!

Topic constrain!
Now that you found some time for you blog, now comes the next major obstacle – The topic! Now all of us have to understand that, our blog is just a reflection of our thoughts. So it is not always mandatory to write about politics, a book or a movie review or a technical blog. You can write about anything under the sky. You can gather topics from your day-to-day life – Any funny incident in your office. your baby started speaking out words, an incident which affected you the most in the city bus when commuting to some place, a blunder that you happen to do when cooking last night. Anything, anything you feel that can be converted to a small article that can be blogged. Be open to ideas, Watch out for interesting things and happenings around you. You will get more than enough topics to blog about. So why worry? Keep your eyes and ears open to information around you. There you are….

Comments constrain!
Another big problem for bloggers!

“I don’t get comments for my posts. No one is reading. Why should I blog. ugh…am bored….”

When you ask any of the bloggers who stopped blogging for a time being, you can encounter the above said words. I should say, comments under a post doesn’t really judge your writing or the blog. Your thoughts and the usage of words is all matters. Do not worry, there are techniques to invite visitors to your blog.

  1. Enroll yourself into blogging forum and communities and share your posts, your posts will speak from there on.
  2. Share the link in social networking sites, tag your friends and invite them to read your posts and ask their opinion.
  3. Twitter, Buzz and many more media is always there. Follow people and make a good set of friends there. You can tweet/buzz your posts there. Link your blog to twitter so that it will automatically tweet whenever you write a new post in your blog.
  4. Come up with interesting stuffs which means a lot to all those reading your posts.
  5. Have a pleasant and professional theme which is soothing for the eyes and to browse through the content. Select a suitable template for your blog.
  6. Participate in blogging contest and nominate your blog for voting.
  7. Always be proud to share you blog address to your friends or to your colleague.
  8. If you have an invitation for guest blogging, do participate and write for them. It will be a good experience to write for others and get featured in their blog! 🙂
  9. Do update your blog frequently. Do not leave your blog untouched for long time. Your last two or three updated post will tell you how frequently you blog.

And this list is endless.!!

Blogging not only helps you to write but also it helps you to control your thoughts and streamline its flow. It helps in knowledge sharing and helps you to interact with people around the world. It increases your vocabulary and helps you to come up with important and useful ideas in a public forum. It gives you a platform to get yourself exposed to the society.

Blogging has always been fun and at the same time, it can be a downside too. Few points to help you make blogging a fun.

  1. Never be harsh on anyone or for any comments. Be polite and accept fault in case its in your side. You have approved their comment and so you have to answer them.
  2. Never try to justify that you are always correct.
  3. Don’t be under emotional lockup when writing content for your blog. Your emotions may mask your original flow of thoughts or sometimes hinder you from getting new ideas. Sometimes being under emotion helps you to speak your mind so freely and you can end up in a very emotional write up!
  4. Never talk bad about any public figures, great personalities and about your country. None of us are perfect. We all have imperfections. By blowing someone else’s balloon, you ultimately end up blowing your own negative image.
  5. It is always advisable to spell check your content before posting, a small spelling mistake may ruin the whole article.
  6. Always moderate comments. It helps you to control what appears in your blog. Moderation keeps you away from spams.

So that is all. Keep these points in your mind whenever you have an idea to write. Happy blogging!!!!!!

25 Random things to know about me

1.    I believe in things which I can fathom and if you are trying to explain things to me please do it with facts & give me some time. I’ll have to get the hold of it. If you are trying to convince me into your shoes, even after my refusal to believe, you are just wasting your time. Can’t you see the word ‘lie’ sitting right in the centre of the word ‘BELIEVE’? I did…!

2.    I’m a gadget freak & Tech enthusiast. I love gadgets as much as I love my people around. I’m slowly getting addicted to technology and always long to own the latest one right away, in every sphere of life. Gadgets, Technology & People have always left me in surprise. No wonder they keep changing!

3.   I flamboyantly stand in the last row when it comes to Cooking, Maths, understanding relationship hierarchy & patience.

4.    I’m a passionate blogger, amateur digital designer, convincingly an event organizer, short fiction writer, a software techie by profession. I promise to hold more interesting positions more sincerely in my life.

5.    Laziness is something which I would never admit to be a deficit entity in me. I’m well equipped with it if you want, I can share some with you if you are ready to accept it. I believe in ‘Laziness is bliss and idleness is a curse’

6.    I’ve always wanted to chase my passion but I’m being chased by circumstances. Now I’m trying to balance passion and circumstance. Hope I get enough strength to hold both of them.

7.    When it comes to music, I like to listen what I want to and not what I have to. I say a big NO to Carnatic, Classical, Hindustani and all those which falls under “Sa sa ri ri pa pa…” kind of lyrics. Now please don’t bring in “Donkey-Camphor” analogy here. This is me to be frank. ‘No Offence Meant’ to anyone or to anything. I mean it. Filmy/Album music is okay for me. I prefer ARR to Ilayaraja. I prefer Radio Mirchi to FM Rainbow. I prefer beats to melody. Listening to Music is not a compulsion but it’s a choice. Respect it!

8.    I just cannot stand people who attribute things to Fate, Luck & ‘Inability of Almighty’. Please stay away from me. It is our own actions and decisions that governs us and things around us. If you cannot accept things happened and you blame it on God or Fate, Morons please understand you are the sole proprietor of your life and in some cases very few external factors are practically responsible. “If you put the ATM card in the ATM machine and it gets struck inside, don’t kick the machine or abuse Luck, kick yourself. You people who designed such things with glitches!”

9.    Flirting is something which I cannot control if it’s a mutually amicably and a harmlessly happening phenomena.

10.  I cannot stand loneliness and idleness. Both of them just leave me in a state of emotional mud puddle.

11.  I love to interact with people who would love to be interactive. I love hanging out with friends, spend time together and enjoy every second of my life. Happiness is after all a non quantitative feeling. Feel it.

12.  Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, WordPress & Internet collectively has become an integral part of my life. Few luxuries have become necessities and few necessities have become luxuries.

13.  When it comes to relationships I expect true dedication and sincerity. Any relationship without a mutual trust and openness miserably fails. I assure you things from my side. Please never fall into deception. I don’t want to hold something which I never want to.

14.  I read books only if I get some time for it. I have spent many of my time scanning through the book titles in Higginbothams, Landmark, Odyssey and all those road side shops in T.Nagar & Pondy Bazaar and getting few of them to my shelves. I prefer Indian authors than the foreign ones, with some exceptions to it. I do read when I travel. You can borrow some books from my bag! (But cannot lend you if I have all my book in my iPad as PDF! :P)

15.  I did have crushes on many of the girls right from my schools, to college and in work. I continue to have more of  it, on many of them.

16.  I love dogs and go mad on its puppies. They are loyal, obedient and cute. Give them a hug they will love you more than yourself.

17.  I’m a singer, dancer and a great thinker in Bathroom under shower! I love hot showers than the cold ones.

18.  I’m notoriously famous for my stomach aching, ear bleeding and brain damaging PJs (Tamil: Mokkai). If you can’t stand them, please learn to face them. I’m deadly.

19.  Travelling is an ultimate fun to me when I go with a large group of friends. ‘Bird Watching’ is more fun filled. I hate going to places alone.

20.  I’m an integral part of my family and friends and vice versa.

21.  Black is never inauspicious to me & is my favourite color. I’ve a good collection of T-shirts and Shirt of black shades.

22.  Live your life to the fullest. Don’t submerge your thoughts under others’. Believe in what you do and practice what to believe. Spend some money, after all they are not going to come with you all the time. As Steve jobs said, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”. I have always strived to live with my philosophy of life.

23.  Innocence is always an admired feeling. I too admire that wherever and whenever.

24.  Bikes are something which I cannot take my eyes and hands off. I always wanted to ride a super awesome racing machine in the lines of Apache, Pulsar and Yamaha.

25.  I’m not so orthodox and I don’t give a damn.