There was a time when I loathed chatting; for isn't it a boring job to type non-stop? But a few friends got me hooked to this chatting fever. They always blamed me for not keeping in contacts with them after they left the city/country. And the chatting bug bit me too. Since then it has been a great source for me to simply burst the stress by ranting, venting out my frustration, subject discussion, ideas for so many competitions doing rounds on blogger and such.
And there are so many messengers around. So far as I remember; for me it all started with MSN Messenger. Then there was a major shift to yahoo thanks to the kind of option it had - one could remain invisible to selected people, group chat etc. Then I shifted to gtalk and till date loyal to it.
Tell you a secret people? My block list is longer than my friends list these days!
Why am I talking about chatting suddenly? Well; it has done a great thing to my brain; for it has become a bit creative. But along with, it has proved to be lethal for others. Me and my weird and dangerous ideas about different posts that we plan and plot (I won't name those bloggers here with whom I communicate), there are many who have become the target of our so called "already frustrated" brain.
And the chatting lingo - oh it was a nightmare for me; as i joined these chatters pretty late. These people had some kind of an alien language whereby they used so many abbreviations for most of the words. I was the odd person out when I was forced to be a part of a group-chat of the experts in this field. I am sure they had spent days in discovering and learning those shortcuts. BTW means by the way; LOL is laughing out loud, Your becomes ur; GTG is got to go, BRB is be right back, DND is do not disturb, you are becomes u r and what not. They didn't spare god too. Oh my God became OMG!
This chatting has affected many bloggers in this blogville too. They use this lingo in their posts as well!
I have a small gang of few bloggers on my chat list. We discuss bloggers there - whom we like, whom we despise, who comments what and how and why, what we feel when one does not understand our posts etc. - the list is pretty long. But I love these rants; for it makes me feel good that I am not alone and I have made few friends for life.
And how can I forget this! Chatting is too dangerous people; for they turn you into gossipers too. Tell me, how many of you have not ended up talking about others on chatting? OK, don't run behind me with a stick in your hand for making you realize this. I am one of you too!