Friday, June 17, 2005

bloggers on blogging

as a blogger i'm interested in feedback..heck i'll be honest and let you know that i've spent hours refreshing the page to see if there have been comments. i also like responding to comments..it makes for a good conversation. you are obviously interested in what i wrote( or not if u r one of those who i threatened into commenting) and thats more incentive for me to keep writing. i'll stop the lesson here.i didnt really want to don my professorial glasses and become the most boring blogger any side of the atlantic.

the point is that conversations are good. monologs...hmm..not so much. so when a not so random set of bloggers convened to answer a few questions about blogging, it quickly became an interesting conversation. for once its not about my boring past and for once i shall drop the silly metaphors .instead i'll point you to a very well sewn tapestry of all the bloggers' answer threads on ifaqs.blogspot.com.

whats in it for me ? nada..nothin..zilch..emi ledhu. just that i was one of those bloggers who sent in answers..and as a blogger i'm just interested in one thing..my ad revenue.oops.sorry for the typo. i meant your feedback

whats in it for you ? an insight into what bloggers think they are doing..a look into what blogs mean to us in this networked world. u can either agree or disagree..in the comments section of course and thats not the only post there..there is tons of brain food. links to articles that will make you think, to blogs that you should be reading right now.

check it out and leave some comments..i might just have the apt reward when you come back here. i'll give you a hint : its something that may defeat Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings and the vogons

go here : ifaqs

34 comments:

catcharun said...

i dont
and whats a sabre lite

if u mean a light sabre...guess again..where did i say anything abt starwars

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anantha said...

congrats. you've been site monitored by avi. in indian express. hope that makes you a billionaire.

catcharun said...

gosh did they publish that ?
ya avi told me..damn that guy..
now i have to hire security and all to ward off those mobs of fans waiting outside my dingy apt..

thanks for letting me know anantha
and thanks avi, i owe u big time

V said...

Hola!

Just got here after reading about your blog in IE..goodie..Out of curiosity, would bribing work? I mean to get my blog in the papers..:P

Love the name, textosterone! And yeah, well, my blogging days started with the yearning for comments..Did even think of commenting under different names myself..but oh well, didn't have to go that far..

*quits blabbering*

am gonna visit here more, and you keep 'em comin'!

..V :)

PS: Congrats!!! :D

catcharun said...

i dont know if bribing works..bribing is for the good writers.
i resorted to something evil and devious. i profiled dopppsy for abt 6 months..found out he was a word smith who loves words. so i just abducted a couple of his favorites and threatened to misspell them and abuse them in every post..he quickly succumbed and gave me a good review.
i cud tell u which words those were but the whole story makes for a good post sometime down the line

textosterone came about as a result of a bad punning rash that i just couldnt stop scratching.. also pathetic.blogspot.com was already taken

that almost felt like an interview.
i'll stop acting like blogebrity and increase my chances of having you visit here more often

thanks

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Divya said...

hello,
came here not thru the usual links but thru a newspaper article.......!!!!
i started bloggin for the heck of it,sustained my blog for improving the number of comments per post, and now exist here for all the blog friends. another point ,i think there r more women bloggers than men. and y? dont ask. or maybe i have clicked on all feminine links.........ha anyways!
interesting space.......will try to check it out again......
have fun n TC,
divs

divya said...

hello.......its me again.
seems like i have nothing do.....wait i just told someone this is gonna be a hectic week........anyways so i've been goin thru prev stuff here.........interesting!! all the south based(ur past )posts are cool. me from south india too actually still in south of india...........
so now seems like u can expect more comments from moi.......till again......ciao!
divs

catcharun said...

doppps : how much is it to keep plugging me in every site monitor :)

divs : thanks for dropping by..glad you found it interesting.

Anonymous said...

what is this profiling/ site monitoring in the blog world? it seems a pretty big deal; congrats.

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catcharun said...

big deal indeed..site monitor is a feature that runs in the sunday magazine of Indian express and this week it featured textosterone.blogspot.com..so in a way i made the holy leap from the virtual bits and bytes to solid paper

i dont think site monitor is available online though
i have to ask someone to save a clipping for me

catcharun said...

doppps : green card - no chance
SUV - very high chance. i have the money but i'm a earth-loving, weed-smoking hippie..so what'll i get for a cycle ?

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V said...

darn. suv. green card? I don't even have the money to buy a pin. pffter. Eagerly waiting to see which words you need to screw to get in! :)
Glad that you haven't stop scratching the rash! Makes it an interesting blogworld for us! Keep 'em comin'!

..V :)

PS: If you seriously are planning to give out SUVs, how about a 4*4 for moi..A VW Touareg or a Range Rover..:D:D:D

Übermaniam said...

see, all it take is a SUV. that apart, i'm sure the world of women would testify to the fact that it's not just words you can screw to get ahead :-) or be written about. (damn, there i go, again, unloading my baggage on simple transparent, nice, innocent souls.)

Übermaniam said...

btw, catch...you must, if you haven't...already, check out V's blog. she writes well...not as fluently as you do but definitely quite engaging...and funny. there you go, V, you've been site montiored! and you didn't even have to bribe me.

Anonymous said...

excellent; may it indicate many more publications to come.

catcharun said...

V : thanks for the suggestions. the touareg is overrated..the range rover is better though.
when the purple haze lifts, i shall get one. for myself

doppps : yes i did check her (blog) out..and since i'm now a half-celebrity pompous ass, i'll declare it very readable..heck..who am i kidding.. V very nice, good fun stuff...to say it in a net quiz style: you are a witty VETTI in the indian blogger ecosystem

and doppps go easy on the golt stuff man.. does site monitor get published in goltland as well ? i dont want my rep to get a hit there

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trust me, anything i say goes where everything i say goes, down the toilet.

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Übermaniam said...

thee you go, you blog has been cleared of my drivel. happy hunting.

catcharun said...

doppps u just devalued my site and called me a site monitor to boot by deleting those comments.
despite what i say, let those comments be..they add to that bad boy image that i've been trying so hard to cultivate..growing a mullet and buying a leather jacket didnt help, can't i be one at least in description

V said...

You buying yourself a touareg or a rover isn't all that appealing to me..:(...

Thanks @dopppsy and arun..:)..I feel so popular!!

*takes a bow*

'Textosterone' is really catchy tho! Why didn't I think of textrogen or something? Gah!

PS: I am not as desperate as I sound..Maybe a teeny weeny itsy bitsy bit more ..;)
PPS: I want to link ya both to my side..
@Arun, is that alright?
@dopppsy, which one of yours should I link to??
PPPS: *poof*

catcharun said...

actually , V, i'd rather you link my blog to your site..someone linked me to their side once..rather painful experience. i'm not talking for dopppsy though.he makes his own choices..but do link my site..the more the merrier

ok i'd promised something for the masses in my previous post...lemme go work on that and see if i can get dopppsy to recant his review on site monitor next week

Anonymous said...

when i saw '29 comments', i thought not bad...... looks like a lot of people have been reading ur work. but abt 20 comments are from doopy or poopy , and abt half of that has been removed by u. veliyadringalada ?

catcharun said...

i didnt remove them..i dont censor anything..dopppsy did it himself

not everyone is like you..most people are just readers..they dont comment at all.here's the split though since u ask
others : 9
dopppsy : 12
me : 10
most blog comment sections are like this.they quickly evolve into conversations. you have much to learn about blogs.

V said...

I need a special category..

V: 3..ok this one makes it 4...

I've linked ya! yayz! I need a thank you note and a box of chocs for spreading the message! lol..
waiting for dopppsy...

PS: finally the mystery is solved, dopppsy is a he..

catcharun said...

i'll do the best i can..shall return the favor and link u to my side..er..site

and since u mentioned it, i'll buy a box of chocs..for myself :)