This would be my last one here. Or the second last, technically. I would like to snap all ties with my beloved blog. For reasons more than one. Stealthily shall I bypass them. For me, this blog has been a forum for confessions slightly hidden away from the regular eyes hovering on popular podia like Facebook. Like books are to be kept in a shelf different from medals, ideas and thoughts of different shapes and sizes have their own place. This blog has been a source of immense joy for me ever since its inception, two years back. Probably two autumns is too short a life for any blog. But as theists would agree, the creator has authority to end one’s creations. If I ever feel like, I could give it fresh life, which at present I intend not to.
The purpose of a blog, as I discovered, could be manifold- but never the same as maintaining a diary. A blog need not be a chronological account of events. Instead, it could, as in my case, be back-and-forth trips down some cherished memory-lanes or dark alleys. Sparks from the past and speculations about the future merged into the present as my keyboard in close association with my fingers gave expression to the blood gushing between the heart and the brain. I tried not to “publicize” my blog as far as possible but I confess that the visitor meter ticking away faster than I would expect charged me with a “feel-good” factor and spurred me to my next post. I really do not know how people from Philippines or Madagascar or Turkey ended up visiting my page. I do not even know if this information is accurate. Still, blogger managed to keep me happy with these little rewards. Comments from random strangers and friends who I thought stopped reading my posts (to keep up with their busy schedule or in protest against my compromise of quality of posts in favor of quantity) cheered me up in the gloomiest of times. Thank You for all these.
Well, the blog had its “other” advantages. Like being member of popular blogger networks such as the Indiblogger and thereby being part of its very interesting meets where besides getting to know other bloggers, one has the privilege of having a sumptuous dinner or high tea at a posh Delhi hotel where otherwise one’s entry, as in my case on account of my tattered countenance, would have been prohibited! Add to that, this blog fetched me an award (hotel coupons and in turn a trip to Agra!) which I would relish for quite some time.
It is never easy to desert something which you’ve nurtured with such care. But “time” dictates me to take a prudent call on this. The memories attached with this blog better be interred right here (I can only hope) as I prepare to steer my life to a road probably remarkably different from the one I traversed so far. For those who want to come with me to the next ride, hopefully you’ll be less disappointed since I plan not to compromise on quality ever again. As I contemplate on how best I could transit my blog to a different place with a different name, which is to be announced shortly, I take your leave.
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