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  • Narendra 10:35 pm on April 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: blog, Blogger, Blogging, Directories, , reader   

    Why I started Blogging ? 

    I had registered with Blogger way back in 2006. However, it was not until Jan 2009 did I start Blogging. I kept procrastinating till I set chatting with a lovely girl. During one of our mindless chats she was like ‘ Hey, Why don’t you Blog ‘ I don’t remember why and how the topic of Blogging came up but she managed to coax me to Blog. So I did some research, couple of days later I published my first post, it was about ‘Anger’.

    She liked my post so did few others,  that gave me lots of happiness and confidence to Blog frequently. It’s extremely unfortunate that the person who inspired me to Blog is no longer in talking terms with me, in fact we lost track the very same year. Every time I login to Blog I remember her and Thank her for sowing the seeds of Blogging, without her I doubt Blogging would have been part of my system.

    There’s one more reason why I continued to Blog after the initial hoopla. I figured out that most girls out here found it as something “intelligent” and “Suave”. Like at a job I took up in mid-2009, within Days all the girls at office knew about my Blog, and suddenly everybody knew me. It is such a wonderful feeling when people like you even without knowing you. I would like to believe my Blog gave them an insight about my personality, which built positive projections. Moreover, I was the only one who Blogged at that office which clearly helped me score points over others.

    So, that was a phase where I posted because I found recognition among the fairer sex. Once I crossed that stage, I took up the ‘Post a Day Challenge’.  It went on well for 3 months and then monotony was taking away the joy the Blogging so, I scaled down and went back to Adhoc ways.

    I never considered myself as a serious Blogger though I handle Blogs for corporates, my personal Blog is just a fun place, a workshop of sorts where I capture my views and opinions on stuff that matters to me.

    What’s your story? How and Why did you start to Blog Who was your inspiration ? feel free to share in the comments section or best write a post and leave the link.


    • sufia 2:52 am on April 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      wow when did you write this, never got a notification on this one 😦

      why am i not surprised to hear about the girls?

    • Narendra 3:25 pm on April 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      WP is gone bad I guess, there are lot of times I don’t get notification when you publish a post, very strange.
      And you’re not surprised to hear about the girls bcoz everything I did or would do is connected to women 😛

  • Narendra 11:29 am on February 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: blog, , new blogger   

    Finally, after a long wait my good friend, Karthik Manoharan has got into blogging. His brand of humor is impeccable, at times below the belt 🙂 however, extremely enjoyable and funny. I’m so very glad to see his blog. I’m sure he would provide generous offerings of his funny side on his blog. If you’re looking for a blog which would lift up your spirit and make you smile then, Karthik’s factory is meant for you. Highly recommend, let the production begin – http://www.karthisfactory.wordpress.com

  • Narendra 4:49 pm on January 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: blockader, blog, Brad, , , , posts, , Tom Cruise, WordPress   

    Must visit, Must read, Must follow 

    Very few connection’s are made out of nowhere and this is one such story.

    Weeks ago I visited daily post blog. I was there to seek inspiration to blog daily. I read through the list of comments and finally stopped at “Blockader” ( means a strategic barrier ). I saw this middle aged man with shabby hair and unkept beard ( By the way, his often mistaken for Tom Cruise, way to go Brad ). For some reason, I left a message showing

    Tom "Brad" Cruise

    Tom "Brad" Cruise

    interest to be his blog buddy. Really, I don’t know why I did that ( Maybe, I should have looked for a pretty girl 😛 ).


    Tom Cruise

    Tom Cruise

    I will be honest, the first time I visited his blog, it looked plain uninspiring. On that day he had posted about an Ice hockey game at Church ( You see I’m from India, I neither connect to Church nor Ice hockey, I have never seen snow for that matter ). For a moment I thought I shouldn’t be his WordPress buddy, I can’t relate to his world but you see, some connection’s are made to last and they are completely beyond our control. I resisted my temptation to hit the unsubscribe button. Couple of days later, I was slowly able to grasp his sense of humor ( but yes, still can’t get it all ). Personally, for me happiness is paramount. I woudn’t want to be reading a depressing blog or something filled with cuss words or needless criticism. I love happy blogs and his posts were getting extremely enjoyable. Out went the idea of unbuddying ( Just coined a new word, don’t look up on google, there’s no such word ).

    Few days later Brad came out with what was his shortest post ( guess it has less than 100 words)  but it packed a mighty punch. An honest and sincere post, the essence lies in these closing lines ” But today, if I can make you laugh, and put a smile on your face, then that means the world to me“. Big thumbs up to Brad. From that day, I stopped worrying about the differences in our culture, food or looks ( but hey, I look no less than Tom Cruise ). I could connect to his thoughts, I could relate to his world, I could understand his views. Suddenly I realized, here is a man who writes to spread smiles and that for me is,was and always be the single biggest reason for following his blog.

    Since then I been an avid follower of his posts and due to the time zone thing, I get to comment first, well before his friends. It’s a joy reading his posts, never fails to deliver. As of today his blog is the 6th fastest growing blog on wordpress and his little gem on Jan 21st was featured in Freshly Pressed segment. Extremely happy for Brad. Having said that, even if he wasn’t featured in that list, I would still keep visiting his blog with glee.

    Thank you for all the entertainment. Keep posting Tom “Brad” Cruise.


    I strongly recommend his blog, it’s a must visit,must read, must follow – http://www.blockader.wordpress.com


    • Blockader 6:53 pm on January 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      You do realize I only get mistaken for Tom Cruise when I jump on sofas right? 🙂 It may seem a little self-centered, but I am going to click “like this post”. Thanks for the kind words.

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