Thursday, December 9, 2010

Review of my blog

After Nilu, it was my turn to submit my blog for review here . I like reading their review
because they do not talk about "goody-goody" thing of your blog. Though, I do not particularly like the so called "cool" language they use, I do love to read some honest review of the blogs.

After reading many reviews he has written, my blog did not get so much of bashing as others. Looks like the reviewer din't want to go too harsh on a newbie like me or as he says he was too exhausted to comment.

I agree to few things he said and disagree with some.

- He says , I started blogging because other people I know have them -This is not exactly true,
I started blogging first, then started knowing people who have blogs. None of my friends have blogs (at least not now) nor do they read mine.

-He says, My blog doesn't show the excitement I have- I totally agree. Somehow, when I write things down, things seems less exciting. I am improving on that. It's not problem with my attitude/lack of interest, but has more to do with my writing style.

-He says, I love reading other's blog- yes, I agree. That's how I get to know other's views. I don't think one should have a blog only if he has to say something.

I got a zero star. But , since he says it is a new rank invented just for me, I can not compare my rank with others. But ,I do get the message -There is nothing exciting to return back to my blog. Let's see what others have to say about it...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Am I addicted to Blogging?

Can someone get addicted to blog or to be specific reading blogs? Not so long ago, My day used to start with - Check official mail, Check personal mail, Check my Orkut/Facebook then start my work (No Blog!)

Now, my day starts with Check official mail(thankfully, this has not changed), Open my blog -see my blog list , see if the people I follow have posted something interesting (If they have,go and read/comment!). Then, check the time and get psyched about the work to be done. Hurriedly finish reading the personal mail and start my work.

Thanks to all the blogger I follow - Nilu, Shilpa, Preeti,Iya,Monika,Deepika, Swaram, Anu(who is not as regular as others - I started my blog journey reading her blogs , so do miss her blogs).

I love the addiction :-)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

How to be diplomatic

How I wish there was some self help book on being diplomatic. I am either straight forward to the point where the other person gets offended or I keep things to myself. There sure is a way in between these two. Just that, I am lost in my attempt to find it.

There has been many instances in my life where keeping quiet would have helped me and equal number of instances where I should have spoken up( That would have saved me from taking all the suffering/blame)

I was as straight forward as one could get .It did hurt many around me. So, I started trying to notch it down a little. Sadly, now I am at another extreme where even if I want to say something on someone's face I cant do it:-(

Thankfully, I am married to a person who is good at being diplomatic. He doesn't do injustice to anyone and he doesn't let someone else treat him with less respect. I really adore that quality in him.

I remember an incident when we had been to smoky mountains, we were watching fireworks. A couple were standing in front of us and we were sitting. Everything was fine, until the girl decides to move , thus blocking our view. My husband went and asked the guy to move a bit so that we all can watch the show comfortably. He responded rudely to say that we should stand up to watch the show. Now, I asked my hubby to keep quiet and we got up. But, later he did explain to me why it was not right and we should not let others have their say if we are right. It was a small incident but I do remember it whenever I keep quiet in spite of being right.

I hope I will find the courage to stand up when I am right, apologize when I am wrong and treat others just the way I want them to treat me.