Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Compliments etc.

I am a bit fame shy person. I do not like to be in the spotlight for any reason whatsoever. And it's a very popular trait of me among friends. They know how awkward I become when someone gives me a compliment. The scene is still better these days as I have learnt to say thank you in spite of being taken aback after the compliment, but I would still prefer a no-compliment scene any day.

Recently, a very close friend A happened to message me that he loves my blogs and I should take up writing seriously. Well, she is a very very dear friend and naturally she will like my work more. I told her that it was just a hobby for me. I have seen amazing writers around. I am not a writer, I am a ranter. I crib. I cannot create stories. A couple of other friends too said that they read my blog. They played safe and didn't mention how it was though :D

But it feels nice when people read you. Appreciation or trashing doesn't matter. I don't auto-publish my posts anymore. Earlier I did. At that time, I didn't have many friends. But slowly as my friends' list built up, I stopped doing that. Now all my accounts are separate. None of the account is inter-connected. Life is good.

And I recruited a couple of people for my firm. It might be a small thing, but it is a big deal for us. After working hard for four years, you are finally establishing your organization - ah bliss. Now the target is a house of my own in Mumbai. That's the toughest target as the property rates in Mumbai are sky high; but well, hope is always there.

Busy days are ahead for me. I will be running around a lot this week as there is a family function taking place before the weekend. And I have some plans for the weekend too. I may make a short trip somewhere if everything works out. Let's hope for the best.

Another ranting post, another show off post - I am practicing what I preach.


  1. such rants appreciated !

  2. Shy and show-off dont go together :P

    All the best; wish you get a new home soon and invite me to Mumbai :)

    I realized how happy you were when you mentioned to me about your friend appreciating your blog. such small things mean a lot isnt it?

  3. best of luck, also nice writing ;)

  4. Wow...thats great...being an employer (not of a kaamwali bai, though) is the ultimate!! :) Congrats on that!! :)
    And well, not sure about how good you write for I'm no good to gauge..but then your writings make me think...sense or nonsense, but i do end up thinking! ;)
    Way to go...lagi raho! :)

  5. I disagree with the "cannot write stories" bit. You and ZB are 2 of the people whose stories I loved going through. You are underestimating yourself. And btw, I thought you were already working on your book. Have you abandoned it? I sure hope not. Because if you have, then it would probably be the most idiotic thing you may have ever done in your life! You don't stop shining just because compliments make you nervous! And having successfully kept working at something for 4 long years is not a small achievement. You have a right to show off! Congrats and keep going!

  6. Good going ..girl.

    Keep it up.

  7. Neha,

    If someone is complimented for good work or poise, it should be taken with grace without letting it go to one's head. Hard work always pays, though late at times. Best of luck for house ownership.

    Take care

  8. An employer... that so cool!! Mighty impressive!
    All the very best for your home in Mumbai!
    And keep writing, you are good at it! :)
    Cheers :)

  9. Whoa..big plans ahead..all the best.
    Keep up the writing..I m still to reach that level, where comments flow without tweeting/ publishing post on FB.

    Hope to make it there someday.

  10. Yes. I read your tweet wanting lawyers for your law firm.
    Good to see your progress.
    But, keep writing