Sunday, November 4, 2007

My Blog journey ..This Far

Life is strange and a paradox too..but equally if not wonderfully enjoyable.

Blog was alien to me till say August.An article in a newspaper talked highly on the same and somewhere in this aging brain of mine a spark (Though dim ) said this was it.My previous attempts in chat rooms was a disaster with me exiting that experience as fast as the light could pass through the broken east faced window pane of my room.

So perfectly misunderstanding blog ,to be a country cousin of chat room (though with an element of maturity in it )I started off with an id and a title which was close to my heart.I had to add the word Tamizhan to that since already a NGO existed by that name.And so to get past all the diffuculties I also had to add a T in unlimitted..Originally it was Tamilan and then my friend from Dubai said it should ZH instead of L and now its TAMIZHAN..hmm

As an veteran and with several battle scars which my life has inflicted on me ,I thought I will be of use to people ,by merely sharing their pains if not pleasures.After all by merely pouring out people feel lighter and could perhaps get on with life with a lot more confidence.

In passage through life, I have had several instances where I could be of use in marriages surviving. No jokes but that was and is the truth.On the hind sight when I think back (I know both are same,excuse )i have done nothing great except for listening. Apparently in this world ,among other things,time for each other seems to be a rarity !

And so with this in the background I started my first attempt in blogging.
The first person to visit my blog , there were questions and views from me.And then perhaps both of us realised this is not what blog is to be !

I visited some other blogs and then slowly a sort of realisation dawned on me that my objective and blog-o-sphere dont match.An awakening under the Blog Tree !People dont want to discuss IT out here and suddenly my Email box started having lot of contents in the inbox..fair enough.I started replying my friends out there and looks I am of help elsewhere and not in blog.Only that I had thought, by putting it on blog others would also benefit.

Now coming to my blog experience,it has been one wonderful journey and I have started enjoying it( perhaps at the cost of others time ).My two sons have a strange smile on their face when they realise their dad is HOOKED..

I realised Blog is very personal too.In my initial attempts I made a mistake of giving my opinion( though I promised myself that I would never do it)in someones site,I was politely asked to get lost.Respecting their privacy,I did ,without a murmer(did I have a choice).Lesson learnt..

In some of the blogs I do leave a request asking them to visit mine and many have obliged.No,I am not trying to increase my HITS( new word learnt by me from my kids)Only that I want different opinion on the way of my thinking expressed in my thoughts.!( now dont ask me what this means )

With some friends I do take the liberty of harmless banter and when they reciprocate I feel happy.I promise them that I will keep my limits !

With some friends my envy surfaces,in the manner their thoughts get expressed in TAMIZH and ENGLISH.
I am honestly envious.

Also an healthy competion surfaces with some when I see their blog meter rolling down (or is it up )compared to the auto meter of chennai(wonder if its the same else where,I mean the auto meter).Just then i read in one of my friends blog questioning the sanctity of these hits.Point well taken.

Some friends have told me, to keep my write ups short.hmm,can I ever succeed,I wonder.I promise my attempts will be at that!(Just excuse me for this one )

For statistics sake,44 friends have visited me so far,and some have left their imprints in many of them.Thanks for the encouragement !not forgetting your patience too !

But my counter shows some 1700 and odd..I wonder how that happens ,with just 44 friends.Does it mean everytime I sign in ,counter goes up by 1...My God ! does it mean I have logged in 1600 plus times..If this is true I must be crazy..experts please clarify !

I have a lot to learn from all of you for each one of you have a distinct style and language which makes me beam with happiness..I thoroughly enjoy going through.

Thanks friends ,for making my day and I will continue blogging ( of course without meeting the eyes of my kids for the smile on their faces is unexplainable.)

Couple of more things ( can I ever make things Short )

...I know my spellings are atrocious,thanks for bearing with it. like I dot the T s and Put a stroke on ..I..and whenever Im confused,which is normal,I interchange i and e....and grammer,my apologies to Mr Wren And MrMartin..wherever they are

...My email id continues to invite people who dont want to share out in blog..you are welcome

...for those friends whom i visit and and I know they visit me too,but seldom leave a comment...please leave your imprints,i look forward to it

And To finally to end this post (I needed a lot of determination to do that )


MY ADVANCE WISHES ON

A HAPPY DEEPAVALI AND LET THE DARKNESS, IF ANY ,

IN YOUR WONDERFUL LIVES GIVE WAY

TO HAPPINESS , BRIGHTNESS AND

PROSPERITY


TC
CU

78 comments:

Raghs | இராகவன் said...

I am the first :P

Happy Diwali to you too CU.

What's the spl gift for me? (being the first place holder in the runningrace.. ha hah)

Its just an attendance post.. padichuttu rest in next...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Boni pottuteenga..nalla padiya nadakkum..deepavali ya sollaren..Special gift a..anbu dhan..vaari vazhangida matten..Indha kanja payala poi gift kekkareengale
Thanks..Happy Deepavali to you too
TC
CU

Raghs | இராகவன் said...
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Raghs | இராகவன் said...

//Special gift a..anbu dhan..vaari vazhangida matten..//

adhu podhumea enakku! :)

"அன்பிலார் எல்லாம் தமக்குரியர் அன்புடையார்
என்பும் உரியர் பிறர்க்கு"

- வள்ளுவன் வாய்மொழி!

Raghs | இராகவன் said...

one thing could of some help to you..

wrt the statistics and count you mentioned, the panel on the left side of your blog itself says that there are some 1520 hits from India itself.

44 might be the people/headcount who have left their presence noticed in the form of comments. but there are many ppl who just visit for a timepass.

and obviously "Yes!", each and everytime you refresh the page and visit it, the count gets incremented by 1".

The Artist said...

happy diwali to you too...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Raghs | இராகவன்

"அன்பிலார் எல்லாம் தமக்குரியர் அன்புடையார்
என்பும் உரியர் பிறர்க்கு
Vaazhga Valluvan..andha kaalathileye enna maadhiri aalunga varuvaanganu therinju ezhudittaru..

Servar Sundaramnu andha kaalathile oru padam vandadhu..adhula Nagesh sir otte pocketla kaasai pottutu,thiruppi thiruppi adhaye ennitu hotel la saapidapovaru..adhu maadhiri ippo naan 44 visitors lendu eppadi 1700 counterla vandhudhu nu purinjuruchu pa..thanks

TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@The Artist
Thanks for the wishes and wish you the same..keep dropping by
TC
CU

Raghs | இராகவன் said...

You are blogrolled here. http://blogsofraghs.wordpress.com/.

Thank you!

c e e d y said...

Happy Diwali to you....

There are blogs which are long and there are ones which are long but interesting - you fall in the latter category.

I might be crossing my limits here :) but just a thought - you seem like a very compassionate person (blog title says it all ;)) but this is a space where you can exercise some freedom - you seem to pull down your opinion - I think it is not fair - as life has probably taught you various lessons - and someone somewhere can always learn something......
I like to be positive in anything I undertake - changed from a "I dont care attitude" where I made grae errors to a sensitive one.
Thanks for visiting my blog - will have "mithais" for you on Diwali there - cheers !!!!!

Pri said...

heres wishing u a very happy dipavali too :)
as for the counter, did notice the number of hits goin up everytime u check ur own blog...heehee...thts one of the reasons i took it off from mine...
neways have fun and keep blogging :)!!!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@c e e d y,
Thanks for visiting.Long write ups.I definitely have to shorten it,even though at this point of time you may have the patience,I dont want to test it
Pulled down ..far from it..I only keep the expectation level right.But if I am sounding it,I better change.Thanks For the input friend.
Keep coming.You have a nice site too..
Tc
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Pri
Hey,thanks for the wishes.Hope you have fun too.Thanks for the dope on the counter.Looks crazy,tho gives a pep to oneself..lol
TC
CU

david santos said...

Compassion, My friend, Please!

Send an email to the Brazil embassj your country and repor the injustice that the brazilian courts are making with this girl

Thank you

The resignation is to stop the evolution. (David Santos in times without end)

David Santos

Thinking aloud said...

Ah CU...now that was a blog from the heart...everyone has a reason to blog...and i've been asked whether i really have so much time to blog...in other words they mean that i'm wasting my time...so happy blogging...

A very happy diwali to u and your family :))

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@david santos,
Hi David..Thanks for passing by..but cant understand the meaning of your request..could you be a little more explicit ?
TKS
TC
CU

Vidya said...

Warm Diwali wishes to you too. I took to blogging only because I loved to write. And now I realize that it is also a way of life. You are right about differing opinions. I have had some interesting perspective laid out at my door step and read some different ideas on others' blogs.

Vidya

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Thinking aloud,
Hi .its true blog is taking a lot of time.but perhaps its worth it.In this unique blogosphere,one tends to share the NAVARASAS without perhaps an iota of inhibition.perhaps in our routine real life they are all shoved under the carpet building up inner tensions and contradictions.
Once we take it out here its lighter.Perhaps one may not meet each other in the real world.But who cares.
Only concern ,one can foresee is a sort of addictive tendency this Blogworld can induce in normal mortals like me..
Thanks its been good you shared
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Vidya
Long time no see...This is the kind of feeling or reaction one is able to express as if we have been next door neighbours for ages!The bond and closeness which can be exhibited here is unique.
One learns a lot, especially on several issues which hitherto have been ignored by us ,as non issues
Happy Deepavali to you
TC
CU

Sandhya said...

So, that was ur blogging history.

hmmmmmmmmmmm.........

Great to know abt u.

Anyways, Happy Diwali to you also.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Sandhya
Thanks for passing by..
TC
CU

m.flowerr said...

Diwali wishes to you too!!
Btw a nice posting and especially the lines, "And To finally to end this post (I needed a lot of determination to do that )" is simply well expressed.

A nice blog indeed!

Sudhakar said...

Keep posting.Let ur blog grow.
KCS

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@m.flowerr
Hi..thanks for passing by and comments..Happy Deepavali to you too
Tc
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Sudhakar
Hi.tks for your first visit and well wishes.Keep coming
TC
CU

Curious said...

Iniya Deepavali nal Vazhthukal... :) I love reading these blahging oops blogging history somehow.. Gives a personal touch to a lifeless compy screen!

One of these days I will write my more unfamous blogging ishtory ( Kandipaa History yaa irukaadhu!) too! :P

Btw konjam padika.. "aale vidungada saami" nu tata bye bye sollara post maadri kuda iruku.. :P ?

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Curious
Thanks ma..Dhideernu thonichu ezhuthitten..Happy u went thruuuuu it completely..looking forward to your BLOGISTORY !!
TC
CU

Abhishek Khanna said...

happy diwali to u too

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Abhishek Khanna
Thank you and wish you the same
TC
CU

வேதா said...

நீங்க ப்ளாக் ஆரம்பிச்ச கதை நல்லா தான் இருக்கு, எங்க நட்பு வட்டத்தில் உங்களை வரவேற்பதில் எனக்கும் மகிழ்ச்சியே. தொடர்ந்து எழுதுங்க உங்க எழுத்துக்கள் எங்களுக்கு கண்டிப்பா உற்சாகத்தை தரும் :)

வேதா said...

உங்க வலைப்பக்கத்தை என்னோட நட்புப்பக்கங்களில் சேர்த்துள்ளேன் தமிழன் என்ற பெயரில் :)

உங்களுக்கும் உங்க குடும்பத்தினருக்கும் இனிய தீபாவளி நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள் :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@வேதா,
Mikka nandri..miga naatkalaga andha aasai irudhadhu.. ennai yaarenum serthukolla maattargala endru..adhuvum unga maadiri popular site la sera kodutthu vechhu irukkanum..baagyasali ena ninaikkiren
Vaazhthukkalukku nandri..
iniya deepavali vaazhthukkal
TC
CU

Preethi said...

Happy Diwali to you too... and good to know that I am not the only one to get "hooked on"!! Like all other good things of the www era, blogs are addictive too!!

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Engayo aramichi engayo mudichteenga :P Happy diwali 2 u and ur family.. Tappasu ellam pasangaluku vaangiyacha? :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Preethi,
Thanks for dropping by..addiction a big worry for me too !!
Happy Diwali to you
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Ponnarasi Kothandaraman
Vaanga..muzhangalukkum ethukkumo mudichu podarathuthan namba velaye..tappasu naan vaangi kodukkara vayasulaya irukkanga pasanga..ennoda pocket money avanga kittendu ammani !
Vaazhthukkal
TC
CU

Honey Bee said...

Dear Mr. Compassion Unlimited....
Please have mercy on us.. change the Poll code color.. my eyes are paining........

Wish you and all your loved ones a Happy Happy Happy Diwali....

Aarthi said...

Happy Diwali to you and your Family

And why the poll? Have any idea to quit..pls don't do that...

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Honey Bee
Terrible is right word.Thanks for beieng polite.LOL.WILL DO
Thanks for passing by
Happy Diwali to you too
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Aarthi
Thanks !I am touched. You are perhaps the first person to guess the brewing inner conflict on to quit or not to quit..
Wish you happy Deepavali
TC
CU

venus66 said...

My Diwali wishes to you and all at home.Take care.:)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@venus66
Thanks and same to you Venus
TC
CU

Nithya N said...

my blog was really a platform to host my articles and hone my writing skills. i dint realise what a great means of communication it was going to become until i came to pune.

Happy diwali. happy blogging.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Nithya N,
True. From honing your writing skills it has additionaly become a platform to express the feelings from within ,I guess.Same out here.
Thanks for dropping by
Happy Deepavali to you too
TC
CU

PurpleHeart said...

Congratulations on being a fabulous blogger. I wish you a great journey ahead ! So u r a father of 2 ???? I donno why, but your posts (started visiting ur blog just lately) gave me a feel that you must be unmarried ! :) And yea, i second your friend's suggestion to keep the posts a wee bit short if possible.But let that not take away the grace of your writing. I enjoy your blog ! Keep it alive !

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@PurpleHeart
Thanks for your nice words.Yes, father of two grown up kids !Keeping it short..hmm seems to be tough issue for me..well ,have to do it..or perhaps split it into two posts..lol..will I ever change
thanks for passing by and keep coming
TC
CU

Mystery said...

heyy...unnoda blog super duper..no doubt about that..:)

happy diwali to u n ur family..ensoi!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Mystery,
AAhhaa..nambitten..thank you..thank you..!Happy Diwali To you too
TC
CU

Nisha said...

Hey hii..
first wishing you and your family.. (especially your kids.. ) a great Diwali..
Have loads of fun..

Reading through this very long but very interesting post of yours.. I somehow feel that your journey as a blogger has been quite interesting.. Liked your blog.. and am surely gonna leave a cmmnt every time i check in.. ;)

Keep Writing..

CYA..

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Nisha,
Hi thanks for your encouraging comments..happy to note you are going to drop in regularly !
Thanks for your wishes and
wishing you too a happy diwali
Tc
CU

Vanjula said...

very veyr happy diwali to you and your kids sir! :)) they say experience is the comb that life gives u when you are bald. but it is to pass on the comb that we are really.. so keep us enlightened and happy with your rememberances, fights, solutions, happiness and in short everything..:))

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Vanjula,
Vaazhthukkulakku nandri..deepavali nal vaazthukkal..
Comb..baldness nu sollumbodhu konjam kuttharaa maadhiri irukku..nalla velai..vayadhum anubhavamum irukku..koodave thalai mudiyum irukku..lol
TC
CU

Pri said...

heyy hers wishing u and ur family a very happy diwali too...:)
keep rocking the blog world...
take care!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Pri
hi Thanks and wish you the same
Tc
Cu

phoenix said...

Happy diwali to you and your family...
it really felt great to see u comment in my blog and even more to come and read your blog..truly donot bother much about trivial things like..how long is my post?how many people visit?do i have enough comments?does my friends list long enough...i used to be totaly bonkers worrying about such things...i used to loose sleep over what should be the frequency of my post and if people get ample time to read my stuff[did i mention i am addicted to blogging??? :)... i am you know :D]

1 year and 200 posts later here i am..i dont care..i write because i want to... and nothing better than blogging in my life

i talk too much...but in all this rant let me tell you i really loved your lucid style...was really wonderful reading your experiences...join the club of people with horrible spellings :P...thats why blogger invented spell check..thank god for small favors! :P lol!

take care cya around...

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

aww.. this is such a lovely post.

You are always encouraged to speak your mind and give me your honest opinions when it comes to my blog.

I don't wish to be among people who do not have the heart to listen to others opinions which may conflict with theirs.

Cheers!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@phoenix
Thanks a lot.Thats my style too..just speak the heart out and make it lighter !
Your statistics is just awsome,mind boggling.It indicates the fertilty of mind if not anthing else.
Thanks for dropping by and your words
TC
CU

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯)

Those were nice words.thanks for passing by.you have a nice site.
TC
CU

phoenix said...

i really need someone to teach me tamil..the language...my semesters are coming up,do you think you can help?? :(

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@phoenix
Hey thats nice.but my Tamil is Horrible.My fellow Bloggers will vouch for it.
but if you scroll up you can find couple of them who I can vouch are good...vedha,raghs,PK and many more..
I appeal to all of them thru this posting to help , phoenix ,the wonderful damsel in distress

tc
cu

Raghavan alias Saravanan M said...

may i come in?

hi pheonix, though i m not sure of your exact requirement.. i am there to help you! please feel free to approach me. I will do my best!

pls drop an email to RaghavanKavithaigal at googlemail dot com.

CU, thank you for having included me in the well renowned and eminent personalities!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Raghavan alias Saravanan M
Nandri
TC
CU

Priyamvada_K said...

CU,
Wishing you a VERY HAPPY Deepavali. Hope you and your family had a wonderful day!

Priya.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Priyamvada_K
Hi,Thanks and wish you the same..long long time since you came on Blog
TC
CU

மங்கை said...

Hmmm....Good One CU...

Definitly Blogging is one which gives strength and freshness (atleast for me).

Tamizmanam was introduced to me by my one and onely well wisher....though i dont write regularly, writing itslef gives me freshness. Basically i write about y exp and things i hear and see... I myself feel a lot of difference in me, in my attitude, outlook and why even in my maturity level i would say.

none of my frends or relatives know that i am writing, one reason that i dint want to say is that my Tamil and another is that the content. but somehow my brother in Newyork found out... and he is still not able to belive that i am writing. He is a great lover of Tamil..and too good in that. He is in a state of shock.. ha ha ha....

anyways..for me blogging has changed my world around..I shifted to Delhi just 2 1/2 years back...this culture was not very comfortable (still not) so blogging is the one which is giving me a good company...

whatever is..i would say...dont stop writing... not for anything but for ourselves..

Good one...keep it up

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@மங்கை,
Nandri .Very nicely brought out expresssions and encouraging too.In my life too tensions envelope me like the skin of a fruit,and surprisingly BLOG has given me a let out.From your writing too I feel this has been a relief outlet.
Thanks for dropping by and a very nice comment
TC
CU

Keshi said...

HAPPI DIWALI CU!

Ur blog rocks and u too!

Keshi.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Keshi
Thanks Keshi..your blog too is excellent..keep at it.tks
TC
CU

preetilata said...

hey fren sorry 4 my late visit. actualy m stuck up with my xms.
will definately gv my honest commnt once 1 go thru ur post with much concentration.

but it seems that u hv a lovely blog. i hope u hv a grt blog journey. continue writting as 4 som ppl writting is life.

thnx 4 visiting my blog n 4 ur encouraging commnt. do visit agn.
me blogrolling u

tk cr
:) :) :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@preetilata
Hi thanks for passing by and your nice words.
Look forward to your visits in future too.Good luck for Exams
TC
CU

Marutham said...

Hello ,
My first time here... That is a very interesting post & quite interesting post about the journey as a blogger .
The blog journey starts off in the most DIFFERENT way for each one! Indeed, i hardly understood the idea of the comments :P initially. I was such a DUMBO!

Well, now we all learned to love our blog & it has become one of the priced possession i would say. That is one reason i don't share my blog URL in any of the public profiles ;) other than the blogger profile. I love the anonymity initially when people bump on our page! :)
Loved your post & went back to my first few days as a blogger ...

I wish u a happy stay at the blog world & more posts ;)

Cheers,
Marutham.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Marutham
Thank you for dropping by.looks this Blog world gives satisfaction to most people in its own way.
Please do keep passing by
Thanks again
TC
CU

Vinesh said...

Wonderful!
May your blog experience continue merrily on :-)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Vinesh,
Thank you for your wishes and for passing by.Seasons Greetings to you
TC
CU

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

Belated diwali wishes to you.. Hope you had a lovely time.. My internet connection has been down for the last few days so was unable to read blogs earlier..

the cause for which you started blogging is an amazing idea.. Everyone has a lot to learn from others experience in that way im sure there are a lot of things to learn from you too.. Keep blogging..

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@Shalini Gowrisankar
Hi ..Seasons greetings and belated Diwali wishes..Looking forward to hearing your story on how you started your blog
tc
cu

Prats said...

Hope you had a great Diwali an hope those eyes of your sons surely lit up
It was so great to hear this blogarry (blog summary) being put here....Lots of times when we think about why's and whats its tough to understand ourselves....
but i'm sure glad that you started putting down your thoughts and if you didn't realise, your attempts at listening to others, is such a precious value...hope you never lose it

Compassion Unlimitted said...

@prats
Thanks prats for your nice words//your attempts at listening to others, is such a precious value...hope you never lose it//
I will never lose it for I know its value very well..you will be surprised my unique(!) yahoo email id is used to speak and pour out by many..I am unhappy to see so much of pressure built in youngsters but happy I am able to listen..
TC CU