One day I get the thought that I must be eminently 'searchable' on the net. To make that possible, I create my blog. Then I do nothing for 9 months & still hope that my blog counter shows an awesome number. This is not cockiness, this is downright stupidity.... Anyways I was reading Peggy Noonan the other day. She was Ronald Reagan's speechwriter & her writings are just awesome. On Gerald Ford, the former US President who passed away this week, she said 'He just did his best and kept walking. What a grown-up thing to do. Former, current and future presidents would do well to ponder this approach. History would treat them more kindly. The legacy of a man who spends his time worrying about his legacy is always: He worried about his legacy'. I am gonna do the same. I will not worry about the visits that I will likely generate or the kind of reviews my blogs get. I'll just write whatever & whenever - and as about legacy, well I know I'll make it (See - I cannot be 'un-cocky' for long).
2006 has been a revelation. I thought that you put your profile online only to impress a co-ed. Apparently there is more to it than just dating. Time and again, I am asked whether I have my profile on Orkut. One day I could take it no longer & created one. That was the easy part. The difficult part came when I saw the question 'Write about yourself'. Aaaaarghhhhh!!!! What can a human being can possibly write about himself/herself in 500 words that must also be humorous, eye catching, unique & stylish? I mean, it is difficult enough when strangers ask 'Tell me about yourself' in a casual social setting. Do I have to have the ignominy of also writing something about it? I eventually decided NOT to do a write-up on myself for 500 words on Orkut that must also be humorous, eye catching, unique & stylish. (Side Note: Lest you think I am a chicken, I want you to know that 8 years ago, I posted a great write-up on me online. I expected lasses the world over to coo at me. Not one wrote back. Maybe it was coz. it was titled 'Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn').
In the beginning of 2006, I had no idea that MySpace, Orkut & Flickr even existed. Now everyone talks about them. I accidentally bumped into Metacafe one day. Subsequently I learnt that YouTube was better. Before I could comprehend all this, Google swallowed YouTube. I got hooked on to Wikipedia. And apparently there is even a world's funniest joke. Well - it sure takes an effort to keep up with the changing times & I hope I learn a lot more in 2007.
I hope I also write a lot more in 2007. I once read that a picture is worth a 1000 words. Maybe 2007 will be the year of pictures. We'll see.....
Until then - to all of you out there that are kind enough to read my blog - Have a Wonderful 2007.