Monday, April 23, 2007

What do we blog about?

Ok! The title might sound to be an advisory post but then its not. It is just one of the confusions on an average blogger’s mind(assuming that I am one of them! And going by the experiences of some of my fellow bloggers).What can be blogged and what cannot? This is not to say about the problems that might come when you blog on some sensitive issues(though they make some interesting discussions of their own in the blogger community! :) Such problems have even driven most of them towards anonymity in the blogspace. Imagine a scenario where the blog that you so frequently read and appreciate is your best friend’s. Or, better still, your worst enemy’s. Or, it could be your boss, your wife/girlfriend/significant other, your father or anyone. Why! It could even be that of the person sitting next to you in the cafeteria munching his lettuce sandwich day in and day out. Scary, huh?? We think we are the only ones smart and tech savvy enough in our group to maintain blogs and secret online personalities. But, my pal, the entire world thinks so! That is the boon and bane of Internet. But, I digress... )

Back to the confusion. We have so many new experiences every day. Especially if you are working/studying, single and love to travel and meet people. What do we blog about and what do we leave? Some seemingly trivial experience, at that moment, can have life-turning impact in the days to come. Some important experience(atleast we attach that importance) becomes immaterial in the coming days. So, what do we blog about?

For example, in the last few days, I attended a farewell party, had some great time with friends(lots of juicy titbits thrown in), had a contemplative train journey, met, quite unexpectedly, some seniors whom I had wanted to meet for long but had lost touch due to daily work pressure, finished a review, made progress on the project, met some people after a long time, had some cosy chats with loved ones, planned a trip, cribbed about dogs and caterpillars and the EB(for the frequent power cuts... What else?), saw a movie and did a thousand and one other things. Even if I wanted to note down everything that was happening(remember the blog is a sort-of online journal, according to researchers?) at this point in my life, I don’t think I would ever find time to pen down(or should it be key down? ;)) all this every day. I would be missing out on some more of the interesting things that are now occupying these busy, fun-filled days. So, what do I blog and what do I leave in this? Finally, what do I blog about?

There is another scenario preceding the same question. I’ve seen so many of my friends and fellow bloggers who have asked their readers to suggest some topic to blog on. This does not mean that there is a dearth of creativity. Its just that sometimes they have come a full circle and have exhausted some of the trivial topics to blog on. Everyone blogs about different topics from time to time ranging from serious to hilarious. People finally run out of topics to blog about. So, what do we blog about?

Anyone answering this million dollar question?

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

An Ode to Bazzingerz!

We’ve been together for four years,
Lots of fun, lots of tears.
Hostelites and Dayskis mixed as one
I’m sure would make others run.
We won the Chillout the first year we came,
And spiced up Dramatix with our dames,
Sports was one field we proved our talent
And showed the world we are not latent,
Tech music had our own star
With whom there was none at par,
NSS, NCC you name it we are there,
With YRC, we showed that we care,
IEEE had our own contribution
Giving us loads of adulation,
Our own ECEA is not the least
The work we did there is a veritable feast,
Who can forget the fun in class
And the planning we did to reach the stars,
We broke many a record
And stood in unison, in accord.
Quizzes and competitions we won so many
All sweet memories, just like honey!

We had good seniors who paved the way
And lovely juniors who made life gay
Our teachers helped us in more ways than one
We’ll thank them till there’s moon and sun
Sure, we’ll go our own ways after this year
But we’ll keep in touch, never fear.
Life is like that, I do know
But this is one phase I don’t want to outgrow
College life has taught us many lessons
And showed what’s life’s true essence
I’ll miss you friends next year
With my eyes steeped in a tear.

Success is what I wish for you,
Life goes on – lets get the cue!
When twilight puts her curtains down
And pins it with a star,
Remember that you have a friend
Though she may wander far
BZZ!! We Rock!!
- Alpine Path
PS: This is my poem on my batch - the Bazzingerz. We are doing our last few days in college together. All that was said in the poem are cent percent true, no hype, no exaggeration. It is one great batch to be a part of and I've loved each minute of it. Thank you friends for making the past four years a memorable trip all the way from the orientation program to the farewell(and graduation day, of course! :))