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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Blog Trotting


There is another atmospheric layer apart from the ones we already know of. At the risk of raised eyebrows and sarcastic comments, I will have to insist on this fact. I know cause I am living in it now. It primarily consists of letters and pictures - not unlike books sans the physical pages, the insane smell of print and glossy covers . It is called Blogosphere... 

Blogosphere is a multi-colored layer spanning from the Earth right through Troposhere and ending in Exosphere. It is mainly composed of emotions, experiences, stories, poetry, photography, quizzes and much more. The inhabitants here survive on “followers” and “comments”. Without these they shrivel and die a sad death. I roam this layer much like a tourist now and am awed by its magnanimity and power. However, I do aspire to stay on and hence I came armed with a whole lot of luggage to add to Blogosphere. The hope that remains is I don't end up polluting it. 

My journey began on an uneventful evening, when a thought just fleeted into my head. Of course I was facebooking at the time. My eyes suddenly strayed to the left hand corner of the page where a I saw a link that said "create your own group". Little did I know then that this was just the beginning of a lure that would hold me in my place for quite a while. Having nothing to do I quickly acted on it, created a "Ladies Club" and invited a few friends to join it. It started with 5 gals and has quickly grown to more than 200 talented members now. Most of them I still haven't met but somehow these ladies slowly took over a substantial part of  my waking hours. It was as if I knew them through and through all my life. Ladies Club became so addictive that I easily ringed out at least 5 hours a day for it. Suddenly this group had all this literature that they brought back from Blogosphere that completely enveloped me. 

So far my knowledge of writers were limited to the ones that were published - whose books I read and the names I googled.  To my complete amazement I was now face to face with people who ink amazing literature, as easily as taking a sip of tea, and for the most part don't even realize their own worth. I was introduced to Blogosphere by Alpana (from the club) and her lessons in life.  As time went by, I had to just take a stroll to Rimly's for some mesmerizing sensuous poetry and heartfelt experiences;  Yoshay's gothic literature at its peak will take over you completely, to be blown over by versatility stop by Sulekha'sLavina even promises a drink while we read about the most interesting events, places and people; to have a light moment check out Priya's amazement at the entire world but herself and Clooney; small incidents in  Sukanya's life make fabulous short stories; Nina's take on movies, literature, life, food etc is just the place to go for a quick recommendation and entertainment, Chokher will easily win your heart with her poetry, Eva's honest portrayal of world through photographs and prose makes you wonder again - why isn't she famous??? Why is Vani not rolling in money? In the meantime I cannot stop reveling at the fact that when these women do get published I would know a handful of famous people.

By this time, I was convinced not only to travel to Blogosphere but stay there for the rest of my life. One fine day, Providence just sent me the ticket as a small pleasant surprise. The ticket had "Bloggers Network" written in bold across it. I grabbed it with all my might and left. As promised, the ticket took me  to the most scenic place in the atmospheric layer - Derek ruled this layer  - he was the leader of the pack, an undisputed chief in the newly coined marketing tool called - social media. Here I met even more fabulous talents - Roy, Sweepy, Ardith, Jim, John, Abhishek, Pandora, PrithwijitCharles, RickyEd , still another Jim, a whole conglomeration of writers and even more people have become my utmost favorite in this world.... they have it all. Blogger's Network opened up even more avenues for me to check out and I moved with a curious soul...

They were even children that floated in Blogosphere - I was amazed at the depth of their feelings - one would probably not even know the intensity of their thoughts if it hadn't been penned down. Joyee’s maturity besieged me while Ishaan’s thoughts revealed the intricacies that can hover in a little brain…

 I have been here for about 4 months now and have finally been given a temporary visa called ‘howaboutthis’. The status could only change to 'permanent' if I abide by the laws of Blogospere and am able to contribute meaningful matter to it while getting enough fodder for survival. My journey continues ... 


46 comments:

  1. It's a wonderful neighborhood! You do a great job!!

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  2. lol very nicely done. I am honored to be included, As they say in Maui.. Its not the destination that counts but the journey.
    Thanks
    Jim

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  3. Fabulous! Well done, and well said! Thank you for including me.

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  4. Super duper....and weird as i have been writing a post on the women's club today and how its become such an important part of my life..and you come up with one too :)
    Btw you have got a permanent residency not a temp visa

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  5. Innovative, i won't mind to add a letter 'a' to my name, if this helps me to gain membership of that club

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  6. Mitr, mind blowing post, love your blogospere and you are the most treasured member of blogospere. What an imagination...brilliant.

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  7. Kriti I love the way you write. So effortlessly. Thank you for your tribute. I am fortunate to have a fan in you. It is so encouraging. Thank you once again for giving birth to LC. Love you

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  8. Kriti, your writing is so heavenly; I'm honored that you would include me here. I am so happy to have found you on the blogosphere. It wouldn't be as bright without you so please make your status permanent! <3

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  9. Interesting. I actually have made some good online friends over last couple of months.

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  10. You're an incredibly warm person,Kritz.God Bless You:)

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  11. Brilliant...just brilliant!! Your style of writing intrigues me Kriti... I wish I had such a talent :) I'm soooooo honoured to be included in a post you've written....thank you!

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  12. What a wonderful nod to The Ajnabee, dear Kriti! And cool to find out how the Ladies Club began! Keep writing!!

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  13. Kriti,its an honour..and,you have it in you..I or anyone else,just were a mere medium to get you here..I love your style of writing,and more than that...the warm,loving person that you are..love you always...Alpana

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  14. Just joined Derek's group and discovered your writing. What a wonderful tribute to other people, so generous

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  15. Thank you all - you are so wonderful - and with your help I am sure to get a permanent visa status here : )

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  16. Thanks Kriti for the mention among the many great writers. You intrigue me with your writing. You're exposing me to subjects little thought about, but deeply felt, just needed to be brought to the surface. As a travel blogger, I enjoy these groups because they get me out of the travel blog fraternity, and reveal so many other wonderful blogs.
    Thanks and keep up the great writing. You have great enthusiasm.

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  17. Goddess, loved it... and was reminded all over again that some of the best things in life mostly started with the smallest action!! You will forever remain my Goddess for starting the Club!

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  18. thank you i am highly honored to be mentioned, and it greatest tribute to be call your friend. thank you and god has bless you with his love and mine. this such a beautiful post and thought it could only come from one of his angles. you must be one. thank you god bless

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  19. awww thanks Roy - you are the best : )

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  20. Kritit, thanks for introducing me to so many more wonderful reads! XX

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  21. Great post Kriti, always enjoy your writings :))

    following you again on Networked blogs :( It keeps deleting my follows

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  22. @Tuladhar - You are so welcome - how did I forget you!!!! You rule Blogosphere too ...

    @ Debbie - thanks a ton! What's with networked blogs - I haven't figured it out yet either... You are such an integral part of Blogosphere too

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  23. History is important for posterity too. It serves the purpose of an inspiring documentation. Reading it I felt like having traveled the whole distance myself. Bless you.

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  24. It is an honor to be a part of your life. To have my name mentioned in your blog is reward indeed. Thank you, Kriti.

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  25. @ Bapi - Hadn't realized that, thanks for the input : )

    @ John - thanks a ton! the honor is mine : )

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  26. On reading this, I wish I had a blog too...want to be part of the blogosphere, and part of history!! But am so glad for the Ladies Club, yes never thought it would take over our lives so completely. Fantastic post!!

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  27. If only you could beat time to it Tuds you would be the most awesome blogger ever... Wish you would give it a shot

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  28. Kriti that was outstanding, I love how you brought all those people into the fold.

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  29. THank you Scott - why aren't you there??? I now realize I had missed out on so many that I would have loved to mention : (

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  30. Kriti, really enjoyed the piece and thanks for the nod to Lassi with Lavina. Love this circle of friendship and how it's been nurtured in the virtual world without many of us having seen each other in the real world!

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  31. You write so well Kriti.......Thank you for tagging me :)

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  32. What a great post! I love blogging! Blogging for me has far transcended just merely sharing things that interest me but has opened me up to a new sense of community and learning things that I would have never have come across otherwise!

    I'm following you now through network blogs and look forward to reading future posts :)

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  33. Thank you dear Jessica... Couldn't agree more- Its fabulous in Blogosphere....

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  34. This was a wonderful post Kriti. It feels great to be acknowledged by a friend and a fellow blogger (and a wonderful one at that)

    For me (and for many others i guess),blogging started off as a personal space for ranting,and i was happy hiding it away;safely tucked in the 'blogosphere'. But then once LC happened and i noticed how the creative wheels started turning.It gave me the courage to share.And since then there's been no turning back:-)

    Thanks a bunch for being the springboard !!!

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  35. Thank you my darling - your talent must be seen - that's all there is : )

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  36. You are an incredible writer and so happy to have found your blog via my site:) Look forward to reading more!!

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  37. Thank you so much! I am really gald to have found you as well : )

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  38. Apologies for the delay Kriti, been very busy lately. Read your fabulous post some days ago but couldn't find any time to post a comment. Yes I am all praises for such an impressive post. It is indeed true that your kind of blog-trotting on the blogosphere keeps our blogs alive and kicking. I am deeply & genuinely thankful to you for thinking about me while you wrote this. Your brainchild, The Ladies Club was just the place I was looking for. I am so mighty glad to be a part of it. Thanks once again dearie!

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  39. What a beautiful way to write about your experience and to link everyone together - it's really inspirational.

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  40. Keep sharing your experience, very interesting blog, and thank you for visiting my blog, invite your readers to do that. Carlos from Brazil

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  41. @ yoshay thanks for dropping by - you are so worth being talked about @ SJ - this is something I wanted to for a long time. Give credit to the people who brought me here. @ Carlos - thanks a ton! I love that you dropped by : )

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  42. Awesome style of writing Kriti!!
    Hats Off to u!!!
    :)

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  43. I agree with you about the amazing writing talent that exists in the blogging world! I also count myself blessed and fortunate to call many of these talented people my dear friends. I hope to meet many of them face to face before all is said and done. I've been blogging for about 18 months now, and started my own blogging group over a year ago (Authentic Blogger, which I'm happy you're a member of!). I continue to enjoy the growth of that group and the endless discovery of new bloggers as they, too, discover this fascinating world.

    Namaste', dear one!

    ~ Dawn

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  44. fabulous post, love reading them, all of them...your way with words just blows me away.Can't wait to say 'that famous writer is my friend'...wishing you all the best!

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  45. Thats great that you built a web that makes u connect with every one and i wonder how you are balancing all of them and it becomes difficult for me to maintain my network of blogging friends...

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