Tuesday, October 10, 2006

blog analysis..A P tharakkan report!!

I was tagged by Her Holiness Sri Sri or Sreemathi Silverine. I will be granted moksha when His Holiness Sri Sri bloggerdotcom publishes it without any hindrance…


1. Are you happy/satisfied with your blog, with its content and look? Does your family know about your blog?

I am quite happy with my blog. Analysis of my own blog was never part of my agenda. Infact I feel quite awkward weighing the pros and cons of my blog. For me the blog is just my thought process in alphabets…my family knows that I do blog. But then they don’t read it. I show Mom some of my articles but then am in a comfort zone when I see that they are not particular about reading all my crap!!


2. Do you feel embarrassed to let your friends know about your blog or you just consider it as a private thing?

A few of my friends know that I blog. But then most of my friends don’t bother a big deal about blogs. I don’t feel embarrassed to let my friends know, though I don’t want my friends to weigh me based on what I write in the blog. I would like to keep it as an outlet of my own free will. Cancerians play it safe…u know!!


3. Did blogs cause positive changes in your thoughts?

Yes. It definitely has given moments of laughter…introspection...Empathy...Sadness...Infact it can generate a whole gamut of emotions. Some blogs have really inspired me. Some others have given that fleeting moments of anger…Some still leave me happy and contended that world is after all a good place to live!! Just like some celebs are “media shy” I have always been “other-sex shy”…This place is a good place for folks of my ilk!! :)


4. Do you only open the blogs of those who comment on your blog or you love to go and discover more by yourself?

I am comparatively new to blog world. I used to blog hop when I started out. Of late I have restricted myself to a set of blogs which I frequent. Comments are definitely a boost. But then I read blogs for my own leisure.


5.What does visitors counter mean to you? Do you care about putting it in your blog?

I put the counter sometime back. But then I don’t frequent that site anymore…It has more to do with a feeling that It doesn’t matter neways!!! The initial curiousity about the search links folks use or my visitor stats have died down…


6. Did you try to imagine your fellow bloggers and give them real pictures?

Yeah I create a mental picture of the person. That is something that happens while reading the person’s blog. But then that changes for the same person when they write on different themes. I have visualised the same person as a nun as well as a hot shot rockstar..eh.Just kiddin..

7. Admit. Do you think there is a real benefit for blogging?

Yes, We have frank conversations. All those blocking points like sex...looks...caste...creed...whatever… is absent here. I think that’s the best part of blogging.
8. Do you think that bloggers society is isolated from real world or interacts with events?
It is isolated from the unreal world of show biz and fake camaraderie…fake etiquettes. If the real world is Page 3.Then blogger is Page 1!But then blogger is most of the time a small place in our day-to-day life.


9. Does criticism annoy you or do you feel it’s a normal thing?

I get annoyed in the beginning if it is unwarranted...The toughest part is to know the intent of the criticism…I don’t show the person that I get annoyed. And then I just think about it. Most of the time I try to find rational…

I haven’t received any cutthroat criticism in my blogs. Anyone dare do it…It is a veiled threat...hehehe…


10. Do you fear some political blogs and avoid them?

I often do read political blogs. Though social issue blogs interest me more. Political blogs sometimes get into unruly war of words that leaves a bad taste. I don’t frequent propaganda blogs…


11. Did you get shocked by the arrest of some bloggers?

Yeah.Those .5-volt shocks send shivers down my spine. Am not aware of bloggers getting arrested. On a serious note I ll say anyone one using blogs to harm anyone should be duly punished.


12. Did you think about what will happen to your blog after you die?

It will be institutionalised in the bloggers hall of fame and commemoratory parties will be held once a year to mark its death!!!..


13. What do you like to hear? What’s the song you might like to put a link to in your blog?

I have varied interests in music and I hear any language as long as it sounds good. Neways the song for the day is...this beatles song..hey jude..


Hey, Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it bette
rRemember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better


Hey, Jude, don't be afraid
You were made to go out and get her
The minute you let her under your skin
Then you begin to make it better.


And any time you feel the pain, hey, Jude, refrain
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders
Well don't you know that its a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder


Hey, Jude! Don't let her down
You have found her, now go and get her
Remember, to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better.


So let it out and let it in, hey, Jude, begin
You're waiting for someone to perform with
And don't you know that it's just you, hey, Jude,
You'll do, the movement you need is on your shoulder


Hey, Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better


I would love to pass this one to my friends…Angeline Jolie..Vidya Balan..Meg Ryan…yeah my celeb friends do blog. But then I visualised people like I said before!!!

41 comments:

starry nights said...

very well written and honest post. Hey I like the beatles too and love this song.take care.

pria said...

Hey!!! That was a nice cool tag here.

Bloggers hall of fame:-))) Wow I admire your positive thoughts.

Anonymous said...

That was absolutely great!!!

I see that you have been granted Moksha :)

"but then am in a comfort zone when I see that they are not particular about reading all my crap!!" Me too!!! Though my bros friends do read my blog, but they are absolutley forbidden to comment :P Lots of my younger cousins read, especially in Kerala :) But everybody is forbidden to comment ;)

"If the real world is Page 3.Then blogger is Page 1" Wow!!!! That was one hell of a succint summation of blogging!!

This is Her Holiness Kumari Silverine signing off for the day.
p.s. how did you know I am holy, I am mean I am wearing a Tee with lots of holes :p

Anonymous said...

It will be institutionalised in the bloggers hall of fame and commemoratory parties will be held once a year to mark its death!!!..

Also, a Matt-Spark award annually for the best blog of that year.....

Prashant said...

Hey Dude.....i think all the bloggers have got something in common..no matter what is the sun sign ...DOB...and all scrap like numerology and sun-moon sign....
They write what they feel....
Some of ur traits are matching with mine so it just tends me to think in that direction.

Rose said...

Hmmm... Vidya Balan, huh??

;)))))

mathew said...

@starry nights

I hear only a few of their songs..but just keeping paying them over all the time!!

@Priya

guess u should take up tag as well!!

@silverine

Lol!!You are not suppossed to say bad about her holiness!!..This tag was really good!!!

@Sreejith

hehehe..yeah but who is gonna put in the prize money..:)

@prashant

That calls for a same pinch..true mate..thats the best part of being a blogger..thanx for dropping by!!

@rose

Lol!!..Are u really??? :p

MellowDrama said...

entertaining!!! Hope you don't visualise me as a nun, prefer the hot rockstar tag anyday but I guess the glasses will need to go for that:) How was Germany? My fav Beatles song - Eleonar Rigby - depressing and mellow:)

Keshi said...

**All those blocking points like sex...looks...caste...creed...whatever… is absent here.

wow Matty what a beautiful thing to say!

Keshi.

saby said...

frankly
your blog SUXS

incaps

Neers said...

meg ryan?? now, am i flattered or am i FLATTERED?? :) done, matt! the tags comes right up! :)

Neers said...

1.Are you happy/satisfied with your blog, with its content and look? Does your family know about your blog?

Its Nirvana all the way… as for family some of them do, some don’t, either ways, who cares!

2. Do you feel embarrassed to let your friends know about your blog or you just consider it as a private thing?

Ply Vate!! And, nope not cos am Mbraced (:p) jus that i don’t care

3. Did blogs cause positive changes in your thoughts?

Its more like… now, instead of talking heads… I put the stuff in black and white..

4. Do you only open the blogs of those who comment on your blog or you love to go and discover more by yourself?

DISCOVER!!

5.What does visitors counter mean to you? Do you care about putting it in your blog?

hmm… lets jus say, I like the solitude and am happy when friends drop by! 

6. Did you try to imagine your fellow bloggers and give them real pictures?

Nah!! Like the invisibility!!

7. Admit. Do you think there is a real benefit for blogging?

benefits?? World jus shrunk a lil more, honey!

9. Does criticism annoy you or do you feel it’s a normal thing?

constructive criticism!


10. Do you fear some political blogs and avoid them?

Fear Nothing!

11. Did you get shocked by the arrest of some bloggers?

you harm anyone, you should be paid back…

12. Did you think about what will happen to your blog after you die?

Nah!

13. What do you like to hear? What’s the song you might like to put a link to in your blog?

Heyy… you shouldn’t talk about addictions like this… am an octave addict!! Anything!

Neha said...

U have come back from Germany? So soon...
Liked the post..the tag rather...honest..
Ma folks too know tat I blog, but I just dont know any of ma family memebers to now of its URL...its the private me...

Rose said...

haha.. Not at al.. Vidya Balan wud commit suicide if she knows u have named me after her..

:D

..Me

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

Angelina Jolie .. errr .... why ????

I like the Jude song !

Nice tag .. this ...

tc

Shakhi said...

I have come to the blogdom after a long time! Went through all your posts that I had missed out on!Great going as always!
This post in particular, loved it! though I really don't somwhow enjoy tags, they somehow chain a person's imagination and creativity!

mathew said...

@mellowdrama

Lol!!maybe u can dye ur hair blonde..and a tatoo will make it perfect!!

@Keshi..

seriously isnt that the best part of blogging!!

@saby

thanx for the info!!! ;)

@neers..

that was one quick tag reply..

benefits?? World jus shrunk a lil more, honey!

oops..i missed that point!!

mathew said...

@neha

nope..still exploring this part of the world..should be here till christmas..the place where am working is experiencing bad times ever since i arrived!!!hehehe..

@rose

hehehe...after all there is no limit to imagining things!!

@Deepa


hey..was just putting in names for the tagees..u want a different name..eh??..u got really busy off late?

@shakhi..

thanx for droppin ..even i couldnt read all blogs..was busy settling down in the new place..

Priyankari said...

simply great. liked the honesty reflected in ur words. I too feel the same way about blogging and all points were really very true. Though I don't like too much of tagged writings because people get to deviate from their original style, but really loved this post of urs, for i cud find the original 'u' in here. Nice post!

How do we know said...

Mathew: You are one cool dude! This is a fun post to read, esp since its so direct!

Anonymous said...

lol! that was fun reading through the crispy and goofy statements!
yes cancerians hold their reserve but given a topic to write about they pull the right strings and open up.

your "other-sex" shyness has really made me smirk.

hey me too, i . too, try to visualize pple by reading their blogs.

Coming to the saddest part of the story...commemoration of your memory. By jove, you should try dying 1ce to see if we can arrange for that. May be yours will be the first one to start off with :)

(p.s- no offence given on this one)

now about you being irked with criticisms- man you have to live with it and when you have to accept it gracefully. siding it doesn't help much believe me.

Jiby said...

good one man...i loved your tag coz you uniquely gave it an irreverent tone here and there, unlike other bloggers!

so u went to cet...so my sis says...which surprised me coz very few kerala born bloggers can write as humorously as you in english.

SilenceKilled said...

It was great to know ur thoughts about blogging......
Maybe sounding like those "Vote Of thanks" speech :)

Appu said...

gud un. especially the angelina, ryan comment. had fun

mathew said...

@priyankari

thanx a lot for the generous comments..why dont u take up the tag ass well!!

@how do we know

:)..am humbled!

@Amu

So u are a cancerian too!!..u know we have the biggest numbers out here.. :p
oh btw..the results are out..
And the award goes to......:)

@Jiby

Yeah i especially visited the classrooms in CET..er ocassionally!!~ :p

@silence killed

Yeah..i tried to sound serious but am bad at it!! :p

@Appu

Welcome..Brad Pitt :)

jac said...

Mathew
Nice to see you again and nice to read that 6th number in the tag...a sort of sizing up of the other person.

So the tag goes to Mademoiselle Joulie ?????
:))

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

Errrr .....
a rose by any name .......

Yup .. too damn busy .. client interviews and stuff

Velu Nair said...

Aha... Matt!! Great job of the tag, and never knew u were in touch with so many of those celebrities either!! Gosh! :o

;):D

mathew said...

@jac

hehehe..glader to see u back man..guess u can take this tag as u come back post retirement!!

@Deepa

okay..sometimes these s/w companies dont give enuf time to blog..should say they should allow us sometime for that atleast!!!

@Velu

:) ..sure i would say Velu why dont u take the tag..u are a celebrity as such!!

RandomThoughts said...

Wonderful read! It seemed you are an honest person too!

Rashmi.

vibhor said...

another beautiful tag...

enjoy tagging season..as it seems so..

wish a very happy diwali..

mathew said...

@random thoughts

..yeah am 99 % honest!! :)

@vibhor

thanx for droppin by..happy diwali to u as well..for me diwali has reduced to virtual fire crackers..:)

Keshi said...

Happy Diwali Matt!

Keshi.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy Diwali and Eid Matt!!!!!

alex said...

"Life is not measured by the number of breathes we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away..."

True! All it needs is a spark! :)

Anonymous said...

nice lines at the end!

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

yeah ... absolutely ... r u too busy ?

Anonymous said...

Good tag and nice blog!

Anonymous said...

chekku.........
nice seeing u here :)

mathew said...

@Keshi..

thanx buddy..

@Sreejith

not much celebs here ..it was more somber.

@Alex

thas a fav quote of mine..thanx for droppin by..

@whiteforest

:)..guess u can take up the tag as well..

@Deepa

unfortunately so..

@mallu films.

Thanx for visiting...and the appreciation.

@Gasmuttai...

oh..i just started reading your blog..lot of introspections in it.

Anonymous said...

Re: Mathew

:-(