One year in Blogam

It was an year back, almost. I was rummaging through orkut profiles making fun of people and cracking jokes to myself when I came across a web link on my friend’s profile (you know we studied together for sixteen years, so she was as webliterate as I was). Curious and jobless I clicked on it and lo I’m in this new kinda webpage – it did not ask for credit card information anywhere. Her post was on Neruda and maybe thats what set the ball rolling. I realized I had a lot of things to say, a little bit on Neruda, a lot about overthrowing governments and plenty of time at hand too. March being the best month in a software developer’s life cycle with all new initiatives in a sham called ‘Analysis’.

Through further analysis *my mallu ego – as the morons at home accuse – did not allow me to ask my friend directly* I found the blogger site, entered the initial bull, wrote this post and pressed publish. There was a scramble to see what happened where, but the page looked cute. I liked the post too, I was my first publisher and reader. And that was empowering.

The last time I felt so powerful was in an internet cafe near DPI, that was ages back. My friend xyz (not his real name) showed me this thingy called email. He taught me to create a yahoo id with which I could chat to any girl anywhere in the world. He said I could use this id to send ‘letters’ to other people, he also said its free. I did not believe him. So I typed something and send it to my fat friend’s id *he had internet connection at home; his father was a smuggler* and immediately called him and checked. He could actually see the words that I typed in a few minutes back and read it out to me – to confirm, that was awesome and really cool. From the world of floppy disks, here we are – in the world of iphones, without a cure for cancer; and everyone has a blog. I have had one for an year now, and having a blog is cool.

12 Responses to One year in Blogam

  1. alakananda March 23, 2007 at 1:20 am #

    BVN, Congratulations! happy to be the first to do so.
    Happy Blog Anniversary!!
    so how do you celebrate this? by throwing a cyber bash? invite me to the party if u do.
    and yes. it is really empowering. i often wish i had started blogging earlier. anyway, here we all are…
    and happy blogging in the years to come… ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. alakananda March 23, 2007 at 1:20 am #

    oh and i like this way of celebrating too. new posts on all ur blogs. way to go. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Fleiger March 23, 2007 at 3:23 am #

    Congrats… Congrats… Many Happy Returns of The Day!!!

    OK now, where’s the cake?

  4. Neihal March 23, 2007 at 4:03 am #

    so what am I suppose to say, Happy anniversary, right???

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. alex March 23, 2007 at 4:27 am #

    Anagane, oru varsham.

    Chiripikkanum, edakku karayippikkanum.

    Nalla blog ayirunnu maashe. Njan parayathe athariyamennaraiyam, engilum.

    I dont like writing malayalam in english. I couldn’t help it.

    Enjoyed this blog thoroughly. (Most of the times) ;))

  6. Jiby March 23, 2007 at 2:19 pm #

    congratulations man…this is certainly a landmark to take pride in…you are among the best kerala bloggers i have read…thanks for a ton of quality writing you gifted us. hoping to read a lot more great stuff from you…cheers!

  7. mathew March 24, 2007 at 3:08 pm #

    congrats bud..blog is one of the best parts of the internet revolution..

    I had same curiousity when i learned that we could send mails free of cost via yahoo..so much has changed over the years..

  8. b v n March 26, 2007 at 1:58 am #

    alakananda, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    fleiger, cake n beer is coming dude ๐Ÿ™‚

    Neihal, its all yours ๐Ÿ™‚

    Alex, thanks man ! “Nalla blog ayirunnu”…illa njan nirtheettila blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. b v n March 26, 2007 at 2:03 am #

    Jiby, thanks man,means a lot when it comes from a blogger like you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Mathew, yeah bud, blogs are important. in 1997 i haven’t yet seen a mobile phone, the decade just rocked ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. alex March 27, 2007 at 5:15 am #

    BVN,

    lol

    nirthinnulle? enthina kothipichethu?? ๐Ÿ˜›

  11. Anonymous March 27, 2007 at 2:58 pm #

    Whenever I have to write a word of appreciation for you, it is real tough to make it not sound like a love note or something. So all I have now is a request –

    Whoever you are, wahtever you are, keep this BVN in you intact – forever young & blogging. I might sound silly, but sometimes, thats all I have on a bad day. And its an added joy on a good day.

    Toast to the 1 yr old !!!!

  12. Anonymous March 28, 2007 at 4:28 pm #

    Sending you a Chakkara Umma for the event ;)))

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