Friday, July 11, 2008

What got you started?

Yesterday was my "water-my-plants" day (I do it every alternate day). I quite enjoy doing it, watching all the plants grow, and also all the creepy-crawlies that the earth is home to!

So was in a pretty good mood. I had just read Vrij's comment on my other blog saying that he really liked my posts. This made me VERY happy. Like totally on top of the world. All was right in my life at that moment. And I realized that blogging makes me feel good. I get to share my thoughts with others, get to know everyone else's thoughts and make such good friends. So then, I thought back to how did I even start to blog?

I was introduced to this world by Tanu. She and I have a common friend, who introduced us through orkut. I totally got hooked on to her blogs. I felt maybe I can have one too, but was not sure what to write. Now Tanu is very smart, and her posts are deep and meaningful, she writes poetry some times, and fun stuff some times. I felt that I can't write like this. So was a bit intimidated. Her pics blog did inspire me to start my photoblog. I didn't have any visitors there though :(

From Tanu's world, I got introduced to the really sweet and lovable Anjuli
Her blog was SO lively! And FUN! Totally loved it. Again, I felt like writing. But she was so cute and sweet and fun! I didn't have so many things to write about. I continued to visit her everyday.

Through comments on Anjuli's blog, I met this monkey, Veens! :) Now this character was totally hilarious :) The girl had me in splits! Then she posted a tag, 10 things I hate about men.
I took it up, put it up on my pic blog. And then I just started writing more and more stuff that didn't belong in the pic blog. And so was born this one that you're reading :)

There's been no looking back since then! I have so many friends here, its hard to remember the days when I was not part of this world!

So my chain was

Tanu -> Anjuli -> Veens

Whats yours?

30 comments:

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

I started my blog quite accidentally
reading one guy memphis blog way back in 2006..
then I stopped..and designed my website...and then I thot why to pay hefty wen I canactually design a good blog..so I left orkut and started blogging...
ab kaha kab kisse mila yeh I forgot :P
anjuli di ko shayad ek gana chaiye tha..so unhone mail kiya tha..
par best blogmate meri toh cindy bhindy hai..she jus lift up my spirits aur hum dono ek hi tarah sochte hai ..

~ ॐ ~ said...

i don't know.... it was loooooooong time back...

Don't think I was reading any blogs or orkutting when i started writing... it all started together...

Princess Mia said...

Well babes I used to blog about 4 years ago at that time my blog was more of my love life blog as i was so much in love at that time i was inspired by my ex now as he used to blog....then once i was in syd i never got the time...

off late just about March I decided to blog again....cos i felt i need to have one.

I actuallt started my blof just for myself .....n eventually i started getting comments n i have now made good friends here...

Pacifier Returns said...

I started blogging when i had nothing to do in my company. One of my friend introduced me saying that we can earn money by writing....But money was never my intention behind writing...So it all started in April 2006 an its going great till now.....
Now i enjoyed this mode of freedom of self expression...

Smiles :)

Aayushi~ said...

I?
Woo..thats like I got started almost without any particular person/think persuading me too!
Its nt even total 4months since m blogging..but there ain't any such story :D
Btw haven't seen you at my blog since long..nor do I see myself in your blogroll.(even when i have you blogrolled)..and..:(

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Blogging is surely a nice way of life.Thanks to good old Google! :)

Ankur said...

I started blogging coz i was asked to put down... but then i quit it, restarted it coz i wanted to write and ease down the pain but again i stopped, but then somehow i visited few ppl and loved what they wrote!!!

Have been to almost thousands of diff blog but few find a place in my blogroll, no pressure, no force... sheer love for them and the respect to wat they write!! :)

I dont know abt others but i met u on Veens and remember how i teased u tat day... :D
i still remember... :)

All the bloggers in my list are ones i love and like!!!!
all are my dear friends and they make me happy, sad, enjoy!!! :)

So heres a toast to them... Cheers!!!

vishvsambyal said...

aaaha.... me and my best friend started to blog together... we actually saw a blog done by a bangalore military school student.... for the school..and in he same way we wanted to do for our school...but interest died off cause we were censring the masti studfff and just singing gun gans of the school.. then we both started our lifelogs as u can call them...he left midway...i got hooked...and then oone fine day... the readers came

ceedy said...

intersting..

I think i started to blog last year...and my last post is my 100th...do come and read it..there is smg for you there which many ppl liked...:)

my chain was after making the blog - I searched in the city who else blogs...

came across ashu first and from hers (she was a hardcore blogger) got many links...

besides that found preethi who is still on the blogroll but rarely writes...these two chains set off where I met pri, cindy...the monkey veens...and later ankur

i think i got your id thru anjuli who I checked for bombay bloggers..

intersting idea for a post

gunj said...

i started coz it gave me aesy publishing option ! dats it!:)

Cinderella. said...

Dont rem'ber di...that was way back....but yeah the fren who introdued me to blogspot was my school pal Tejasiwni aka Nomadic Spirit.

aneri_masi said...

@sourish, ummm...confused. you had your own website, phir orkut chhod ke blogging?


@prashant, but how did you get introduced to blogging?

@mia, woh "yeh meri life hai" is your first blog kya?

aneri_masi said...

@pacifier, oh yeah, i guess the money comes in through adsense or something?

@aayushi, bass itna hi time hua hai tujhe? me too I guess, been here about 5 months :)

@sameera, I agree :)

aneri_masi said...

@ankur,
**I started blogging coz i was asked to put down**

you were asked to put down what?

oh yeah, I remember meeting you on Veens' space, and wondering whats wrong with this ghanchakkar :)

@samby, love your life logs!

aneri_masi said...

@ceedy, mein joyi taari 100th post. neat :) thanks for sharing your chain!

@gunj, yeah, simple as that :)

@ella, been blogging for a long time, na? does your bf blog too?

Vrij said...

Well.. I started blogging about three years ago.. was part of the small but happening blog community at Indiatimes o3 (so was chakoli). I donno what got me started.. I guess I always preferred to be private and blogs gave me a way I can be open to others. But it was a great experience. Then there was trouble in o3 with spammers, server down and also general harakiri within the community and one by one people started moving off and heading to other places.. some ditched blogging altogether while some moved to blogspot.. like me. There are a few in my blogroll from that community.

Even during my o3 days, I used to visit a few blogs on blogspot/wordpress.. basically known people's blogs. Chandni's was one of them. And I started off reading people on her bloglist and slowly but surely, my blogroll expanded to where it is now and I add atleast one blog to the list every week :)

Solitaire said...

Good for you!
I have no chain.
Just started blogging out of boredom. Had no readers for quite some time and then I don't know how they started pouring in and life has never been the same since then.

Cinderella. said...

Yeah...started around december 2005. Keshi - Ghost Particle are the oldest pals on blogdom. Its been a great journey. Wow ! Like Ceedy said, post k liye badhiya idea hai..

He doesnt blog yaar.

Blogging chodho use books mein bhi door door tak interest nahi hai...when I tell him read smth he will take out hif office books and start reading them....

Ankur said...

**you were asked to put down what?

I was asked to create a blog by my Faculty in 2005!!! :P
thanks to him but!! :)


**wondering whats wrong with this ghanchakkar :)

Thank ooooo :P
i was scolded by Veens that y m i disturbing u at this point in time, didnt know u were in US and tryin to sleep!!! :P
She thinks u r too sweet!! :D
take this as a compliment from my side too!! !:D

I am said...

This was a lovely post kashmira, I think am tagging myself to this.... will have answers to it... soon..

Ashu'z said...

i began my blog to heal out of my epic pain last yr....

first few ones to get introduced to me were :

1) annie
2) ceedy
3) priya

Kanan said...

Nice! Wow, we also have "water-our-plants" day on alternate days. Oh this gardening is so much fun. Btw, very inspiring post. Here's my story. :)

aneri_masi said...

@vrij, wow, so then you're quite "senior" here :) What did o3 stand for? Sad to hear about that group :(

@sol, yep, good for me.

aneri_masi said...

@ella, yaar, at least he reads on his own :) Yahaan to he tells me you read out loud, I will listen :O

@ankur, sahi faculty hai tumhari. what was that blog about? and thanks for the compliment :)

aneri_masi said...

@tanu, yes yes, please tell your story too!

@ashu, hope you're healed now. Very painful process, na :(

Princess Mia said...

aare nahi nahi....i dont have access to my firts blog...del it....

then came diary, then my kodak moments n YMLH is again almost a dead blog these days......

Cinderella. said...

Hahaha....awesome !

Veens said...

wow!!! I am one of the persons ..really?!

amazing :D

thank u thank u :)

waise... i started my blog as a pic blog...wanted to share my pics wen i was in US and write also.... i dnt knw... hw...but..then i will have to xplore... this... who what etc ;)

i will be back ok?

Hiren said...

thnks for dropping by my blog ... i have a q for you as my reply to ur comment ... chk that ...

and you have a nice space here .... and an even interesting topic for this post ... well, I wanted to blog for quite some time ... finally when i was in the US and started getting some free time; I created a blog to bring some change in life :) ... didnt have many (read as any) readers back then (actually dont have many now too :)) ...

Coincidentally, I too have got most of my friends here through Anjuli's blog (I am sure she doesnt know this). I had hit upon her blog through a common friend's blog ... and did comment on a few posts of hers ... from her blogroll i got to know Keshi, and gradually kp, ceedy, solitaire, mez and others ...

So, I too am thankful to Anjuli ... maybe you can help me to convey this thanks to her.

guess its too long a comment for being my first comment on ur blog ... Sorry !! :)

Preeti said...

I just had heard of blogging as a medium to wirte...i dint know anyone who used to write bak then...i just had vaguely read it and thnn i just started writing!!! initiAlly it was al like articles and all...now all random daily happenings and evrything.. :)