This happens to be my first ever blog post. Not really an achievement I must admit, but nevertheless no less remarkable. This has always been on the back of my mind for ages now. But I kept pushing it further back for some reason, or no reason.
I know many of my friends who took to blogging (I came to know only when they forced me to read theirs). Either I was too lazy (I still am) or I never took myself too seriously (I still don’t), enough to “take the plunge”, as I like to call it.
Look, I love talking alright, only to people close enough to me, mind you. The rest still call me ‘shy’, so no harm done. I love talking about things that I love doing, matters I like, people I adore, and rest of the time, I just end up talking about myself all the time. Ask my friends, they’ll vouch for that one. Does that make me a self-centered, egoistic jerk? I think not. I guess it’s got more to do with poor communication skills on my part, and a clear lack of ideas during a one-on-one conversation. My opinion is backed up with the fact that I more often than not end up using self-deprecating humor as a conversation starter. I’m sure my friends will agree with me on that too.
Anyway, going back, the thing that did it was… One of these days, I happened to be in a (one-way) conversation with my friend Shilpa, and I was going on and on about Superman vs Shaktimaan, when she suddenly popped the question to me: “You know what, you talk a lot! Why don’t you start blogging?” Apart from politely-indirectly asking me to shut up, she gave me an idea! But let us not blame her even if she is partly the reason I have started writing this. She is a sweet girl, she is.
I was, and I still am, of the opinion that a blog is a regular log of events. Regular. That’s the word. And that’s what I’m most allergic to. That partly explains why I took so long. Anyway, Wikipedia says:
“A blog (a portmanteau of the term web log) is a discussion or information site published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order so the most recent post appears first. Blogs are usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often are themed on a single subject.“
I assure you I shall try my best to stick to this definition. But I just cannot promise ‘regular’, okay? That’s the disclaimer I am starting with. Looking forward to some good times. Good day… Cheers!