Eleven Blogs

Eleven blogs, she said. You have eleven blogs that you hardly update.

Half a minute before, I was being smart and asking for a challenge. The world perhaps had a lot less to offer to challenge me, I said.

I suspect, she reads Lorelle On WordPress.

These blogging challenges are published weekly and are an attempt to kick your blogging ass. They serve to challenge your thinking and efforts in blogging and blog writing. To participate, start challenging yourself now. Today. Go for it. [Via Lorelle’s Blog Challenge]

Serves me right.

I can hardly regularly update a single blog, leave alone eleven. But then, one of the blogs is really a book in the binding (sounds better than book in the making). One blog is in Hindi and another one is in Marathi. I haven’t yet got used to the Devnagari input on a Mac. She allowed the concession. Nine blogs. (I know, the maths doesn’t add up, I’ll explain that later) I had to update nine blogs in a day. I have 39 minutes before I upload this post to meet this challenge that I took up.

The first feeling was of emptiness. Still, I mused about how kids have a better chance of living their lives, if they express well. But then does anything that we do, matter, given the One World Governance theory?

Then all that you have been pushing to post for tomorrow blinds you. Something that you saw in someone’s eyes. Felt, or perhaps experienced. And then some anecdotes about experiences.

William Blake said it well.

And here I am six minutes before deadline. Delivered.

It is one thing to start blogs, yet another to keep them alive and nurture them. Blogs, as electronic services (and when they are free), don’t mean a lot to most people. To me, they do. I just needed someone to kick my blogging-ass. The question was very simple. Who would do it? Definitely not someone who takes blogging lightly.

I have nearly been bullied into doing this – in a nice way. I have been called that once, but now, I just smile at that β€œaccusation”. I don’t do that anymore.

We will have to realise, some day that we have friends. Just. Not blog-friends or chat-friends or work-friends or building-friends.

Just friends.

PS: About the maths. I actually have 16 blogs. Two of them are co-authored. Discount them. Leaves 14. She didn’t know about the three new ones. I have actually updated 10 blogs in a day, after the three concessions.


14 thoughts on “Eleven Blogs

  1. You cheat. So that is why you were amused when I said 11 blogs. I really need some serious catching up to do.

    But thank you. This was fun to see. Everyone/ everything needs a little attention and I have missed reading all your blogs. Quite evidently. No pun intended.

    Well done!

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  2. ==EU:
    Nope, you can’t call me that. You didn’t ask me a question. Yes, its up to you to catch up. And no, thanks is to you.

    It was fun, I mean it.

    Well, they will always be here, and you are always welcome. BTW, I noticed that you don’t respond to comments. Very unlike you! πŸ™‚


  3. ==TF:
    Welcome to do so, but I won’t be able to post as good photographs. You’ll have to give me access to your Flickr. Also (kinda important), you’ll have to tell me what you are thinking!!! πŸ˜‰

    Nah, now that you’re on WP, I’ll keep checking for updates!

    I nearly believe that you did that @ EOS 400D, just to prove my superlative wrong! Lenses and all? Tell, tell!

    I can tell you that it isn’t easy to maintain eleven blogs. This is probably the only instance when I updated all of them in a single evening. I guess they are there just to be available to me when I need them.

    Thank ye!


  4. ==Dharma:
    Thank you! πŸ™‚

    ==The ChaiWallah:
    Yups! It has been a long time, since July 2006! And what I said then, holds true even today. It is difficult, but yes, it is also fun, for when they get updated.

    Sometimes, I wonder though, because they don’t quite get the attention that this fellow gets!


  5. ==TSC:
    Sorry, somehow missed this comment – probably came through when i answered more than one.

    I think it’s more than just stamina and words. Passion drives a lot more than stamina and words can. I like blogging (is obvious).

    Did you finally get the maths? Sure would be funny if *you* didnt! πŸ˜‰


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