I am tagged by Nee of Nee's Nook for this fun 'I'm it!' game!!This would be very interesting with different questions than the usual !! :))
What according to you, is a blog?
A blog, according to me is a portal to express your thoughts, ideas, creativity and musings,is fun as long as you do not hurt others by your actions or words !!:))
My blog is a food blog...mostly traditional, sometimes experimental...
How did you come to know about blogging?
Accidentally!! I was surfing for a recipe, what do I see but recipes with colorful pictures!! I thought "Hey!! I could do this easily?!" and whined until my husband and my tech savvy kids showed me the way!! Now I am almost a Pro!! :))
How far has it changed your perception?
To some extent!! I have come to appeciate the diversity of Indian food,culture and other countries and their culture as well!!
There are so many talented,strong ,intelligent, fierce women and men out there,makes me very proud to be one of the world citizens and bloggers!!:)
Are you true to yourself while blogging?
Absolutely!! I realize that I am not here to get any Pulitzer or Nobel prizes!! :D
There is no reason to be dishonest!!Unless I think my recipes are good enough for other people ,I wouldn't throw it up there in my blog!Does everybody like them, probably not and that's perfectly okay too !! :)
Any blog you wish to be the author of ? Why?
There is one blog (Seema: Walk in the clouds!) which has poems, poems and more poems !! Wish I could weave a poem like that but can't do it!! Now, I can talk and write philosophy until the sun goes down but poems??!! Nope!! :D:D:D
What it has preached you?
Blogging has taught me how fast you get hooked to all the praises you get, and how easy it is to get addicted to blogging, to loose weight:)and worse, neglect the family!!:(
But I came to my senses very quickly and paced myself!! Now my family comes first, my blog next !!:D:D
Two of your favorite blogs? Why?
NEE of Nee's Nook and KESHI of Viva Forever hands down!!:)) I consider myself lucky to know them and their blogs!! Thanks guys!!:)
Nee; because of her ability to laugh at herself, sweet, witty and sometimes senseless banter which are hilarious, I love'em all!! She makes me feel young(hey!I am not THAT old!),brings out my already weird sense of humor!!:D:D
Keshi; this girl is an amazingly good writer, feels every emotion so intensely that I get scared for her sometimes!! I have to go to her blog to read what she is up to now and hurry through her looong write ups!!:D But these days, it seems that she has suddenly found herself,happy, positive and concerned for others! Ahh..I am relieved but not released!!:))
One of your favorite posts by a fellow blogger?
An article about 'Copy Rights' posted by Manisha of 'Indianfoodrocks' blog! It's about how some bloggers are stealing from other blogs and posting as their own without any hesitation!! A gutsy lady who stood up for her rights and voiced it with lot of determination!!Please read this article and the comments!!:))
One of your favorite posts by yourself?
Just one?! I am proud of all my Grandmothers'traditional recipes that I have posted so far!! Younger generation probably donot care abt them! If I don't share and preserve, those wonderful recipes die with those grandmothers, that's how I feel!!
If provided the opportunity, would you like to meet a fellow blogger? Who? and why?
This would be a tough question to answer!Blog friendships are like dating!You are on your best behavior every time you meet, be nice ,joke and loving, which are true emotions, don't get me wrong!! But once you are hooked for life, start living together, you think "What the heck was I thinking?!" :D:D:D
No, I am not saying blog friends are going to move in with you :) but after meeting them face to face ,what if I get disillusioned!! Or may be I start to care too much about them!! Should I keep my distance or may be I should take that risk and meet them! AH..!! HELP!!! :))
Name a blogger, who comments regularly in each post of yours?
This is very easy!! That person would be..ME!!...:)) Sometimes I have to slap my own hand to keep it from reaching my LapTop ever so often and commenting on each & every comment I get!!:D But I enjoy it though!!
A blog, where you comment regularly?
Whole lot of blogs!! There are lot of good blogs out there, not just one!!
How does it feel to be called as a blogger?
Very proud!! I am doing something on my own for myself for the first time in my life instead of taking care of others always, work hard for it,and being accepted as one of food bloggers is a good thing!! But if tomorrow nobody visits me, I will still keep blogging, hoping that in 20yrs down the road, my kids would be interested in my blog!!:D :D
I Tag: Hey!! That was fun!! Thanks Nee!!
Now , I tag Nandita of 'Saffron Trail'! No obligation N, play this only if you like to! I chose you bcos I think you can put down your thoughts very well!! Thanks in advance!! :))
September 28, 2006