In one of my earlier posts, I had mentioned that I completed third batch of teaching. Now, fourth one is ready too! It starts from Monday. It's going to be a CS inter batch and for the first time, I will be teaching three subjects - all law related ones. Oh by the way, have I mentioned that I teach Business Communication and Management too? They are interesting subjects too. If you say it in B-school language, there is a lot more of gas to them than the book material! I enjoy teaching it as I can talk on any damn topic. Communication and management is all about that anyway - a lot of gas, a lot of crap and a lot of talking!
Now, it's been quite some time since I started blogging. Initially, there was an enthusiasm to write frequently, update the blog every third day, receive comments etc., but slowly that phase died down. At some point, I had even believed that I could be humorous too, for people did find a few posts funny, and that made me slightly conscious. I used to try to sound funny in every damn piece I wrote, which started getting boring after some time. I mean, how many times you are going to crack the same joke on bloggers, numbers, anonymity and expect people to leave LOL in the comment box?
And thus I realized - humour was not my cup of tea. I can throw subtle humour here and there, but writing a downright witty post is not possible. Anyway we lawyers lack sense of humour as we don't get paid for being funny. Our serious face helps us earn money.
Talking of humour, I see so many people on twitter these days who have taken up stand up comedy as their profession. I know one or two of them personally too. They were in my college and were always upto some or the other prank! It was a delight to watch them in a comedy act which is unlike the one you see on Indian comedy shows. It is better, more fresh with good punches and good themes. And like most places, here too you will find a few overrated people who are not so funny but still are popular enough!
Now, this always happens with me. I start writing a post with a topic in mind and talk about everything else but that topic. Now, there is an unsaid rule in this blogging world. If you want readers on your blog, you first have to visit other blogs and leave comments there. Then only people will come back and read you and comment on your post. You have to keep doing it whenever that person updates his/her blog to ensure that you have that person in your regular reader list!
I have a few such readers who read me regularly and I read them too. But there is one particular reader whose blog I read once in a while, NEVER leave a comment and she makes a point to read and comment on almost all my posts. That reader is Rajlakshmi of Destiny's Child. This girl has been reading me since very beginning. She is very much regular on this space. If ever I have seen an unconditional reader, she is the one. I don't remember when I left a comment on her post last time. I read her posts on my phone as I have subscribed to her blog's RSS feeds, but I don't comment on her blog.
It feels good to have such readers. Thanks Rajlakshmi :)
PS: I cannot think of an appropriate header for this post, thus this one!
I dont think she will mind it, you have given her an entire post instead of a small comment. Fair trade eh?ReplyDelete
Agree with Ritu!! Rajlakshmi would be all smiles!! :)ReplyDelete
LOL @ "we lawyers lack sense of humour as we don't get paid for being funny"... but I find a lot of fun and wit here at this space!! :))
She deserves the mention ,good wishes for both of you .ReplyDelete
Read 2 posts now. You said it so plainly about striking conversation with someone who's appearance does not attract you unless you have some business with that person. It is fact of life. Inner beauty of a person can be judged only when you talk to him or her. As far as writing here is concerned, one should write what one wishes to share with readers in own style. One should not worry whether readers will like it or not. One can always add little wit as you have done in this post - Anyway we lawyers lack sense of humour as we don't get paid for being funny. Our serious face helps us earn money.
like you've said it's not necessary for you to read others' blogs and comment too to get the traffic..those who really like reading you shall do that without condition :) of course rajlaxmi !ReplyDelete
ad me too ;) though I don't comment regularly on each and every post but hey even me reads you regularly :P
And BTW congrats for the 4th batch :) good luck !
Even I liked those TQM classes, though in engineering we don't get much of them. Nice read :)ReplyDelete
You sure have an ardent follower :)ReplyDelete
Well, I read her posts very regularly.ReplyDelete
Neha, I think a lot of bloggers---including me--have slowed down perhaps Twitter has given them an oppurtunity to express themselves.And,as you said, how long can one go on writing and reading almost the same thoughts.
(Our serious face helps us earn money.) Honest. Claps for you.ReplyDelete
I do miss your regular posts. Rajlakshmi is a sweet girl. Nice of you to mention her in this postReplyDelete
Now I have to read Rajlaxmis blog:) I can so realte to your post here. However when I first started blogging, I realised that this could turn into huge stress factor too... going by the unspoken rules in blogging world: getting as many readers as possible, leaving comets regularly and updating your posts. Seriously, I just didn't have the time though I would have loved to do all that too. I have often marvelled at how some bloggers have so much time. Me, I just don't. I am single parent and a working mommy....blogging was a creative activity and something like a personal diary where I could air my opinions out loud:)ReplyDelete
Opps now am ranting...he he he! Anyway, deep down we do write so that others read our posts. I have always enjoyed reading your blog, Neha:)
wow ...OMG!!! woww :DReplyDelete
hey it's a pleasure to read your posts :)
thank you so much for those lovely words :) I don't know what else to say :D I am grinning like a little girl with chocolate candy :D
PS: As the fate may be, I am reading this post 4 days late :P
Good luck! and I read Destiny's Child too but never leave comments. Love the creative work going on there and the pictures too and of course the writing. Maybe I should go leave some comments then..ReplyDelete