Zee2Etch201 – Set Blogging Goals

For those of you, who are new to knowing me, I did all my Zero to Hero challenges earlier by renaming them to Zee2Etch challenges.

I’m lagging in April’s Zero to Hero Challenge by 5 days. Task for day 1 asks me to list a few goals for this blog and how I’d want to go about it in future.

Ummm… giving it a serious thought, I can come up with a few goals that I can genuinely work towards. Meeting those goals is only secondary but the attempts will be genuine. Here they are –

1. Reach 2000 followers by December.

2. Try to make inroads into other social networks as well.

3. Make at least 2 weekly features regularly.

4. Expand my genre of writing. Try to enter fiction and nonfiction equally.

5. Try to have at least 100 regular readers by December.

Lets see how it goes! Shower your blessings people for I’ll need them all! ūüėÄ

Zee2Etch – Task #21

Zee2Etch Task #21 has me contemplating on what I posted in Zee2Etch Task #19.

Well here’s one take on that post –

Power

Power 2

Zee2Etch – Task #16

Yesterday, something happened which took me by surprise. Dad and I discussed the difference between Attitude and Nature.

It all started when I asked him what is my reputation? He got confused and at first cracked all possible jokes thinking I was joking myself. But I had to shake him up and tell him to get serious as this is about a blog I have to write for a task I have signed for. He then told me a few things about me that caught my ears and here they are –

I am someone who gets influenced by my surroundings. The more I come in touch with my surrounding, the more I run away from it so no one can question my lifestyle or methods. He said I told me that I’m a thorough professional although he couldn’t, for his mediocre vocabulary, put it into a word and this was what caused a lot of commotion between the two of us. All he wanted to say was, I am different from others because of my “Professional Attitude”. Now first I took his words to actually mean “Professionalism”. But apparently, that wasn’t what it was. He wanted to tell me, that I have a nature to stay correct all the time and to do that, I may sometimes falsify some people for which I may never give any explanation. I run away from such situations and the poor chap is left scratching his head to think the wrong he has committed.

Okay. So this must be my reputation among others as well. I went around asking a lot of people about this and told my dad about it, for which he had a very simple answer – “You know, it’s only you who can gauge your reputation and no one else. Not even us. We are your parents. For us, you are the most beautiful thing that happened to us and we will never put you in a wrong place and will never mean to hurt you. But this world isn’t us. They’ll lie to you, so they may gain points with you and earn your hard-to-gain trust. So there’s no point asking others about it. Ask yourself. For example, when you enter a meeting or a social gathering, you will automatically know if you are liked or not, respected or not. That’s your reputation”.

I couldn’t have agreed more. No one will ever tell me my exact reputation. So I’ll write for this task on the basis of what my dad told me about me.

Let me explain his statements while analysing them too. He isn’t very good with what he says but spend time with him and you’ll know what he meant 2 hours ago. I’ve had an entire day to myself and when he said that I get influenced by my surroundings, he meant that I like to carry a lot of perspectives while making decisions. I like to consider all the opinions and keep my options open before coming to a conclusion. Regarding my correctness, my answer is I have forever rising inner urge to stay equal and fair to all. No one is high and no one is low. All things belong together and it’s that harmony that makes this world livable.

He said a sentence twice – that I run away from situations. Well that has just one answer, I am the rarest possible introverts possible and as my brother would testify – I told him a few days ago that I’d like to buy a recorder so I may record all my thoughts and turn them into posts on my blog. All he said was – you are the biggest introvert I have ever seen.

Just for the record, my fathers testimony is enough!

Zee2Etch – Task #13

Task #13 of the Zero To Hero Challenge required me to build a better blogroll.

So, what is a blogroll? A blogroll is a list of links to blogs that the blogger (me) likes.

It was a term I had come across a year ago when I started my journey into the Blogging World. And I chose to completely ignore it. I did that only for one reason – I am not here to make myself famous. I’m here to share what I think, to know what others think about the articles, topics or thoughts I share. This is my playground and I decide the game I play and the rules of it. If I have to be famous, I’d rather be famous for what I do than the means I put into it. I don’t see myself reaping any materialistic benefits from my blog. A reason that still remains and hence, blogroll full of commercial articles (to gain traffic and all)¬†isn’t meant for my blog.

Therefore, I’m sharing thoughts on my blogroll – thoughts shared by fellow bloggers/thinkers/therapists that relate to thoughts I’d have someday written about. Following are the three thoughts I’ve preferred to share and add to my blogroll after a lot of searching –

1. http://theselfcompassionproject.com/2014/01/19/whats-your-self-care-style/

– This post has “Love Yourself” written all over it. This is incidentally what my wife is teaching me too.

2. http://themanifeststation.net/2014/01/19/vlog-do-you-compare-yourself-to-others-you-see-on-facebook-instagram-etc/

– This post has a line – “But don’t compare. And don’t assume”. This is a thought I believe in. When we compare ourselves to others, I sincerely believe that we are losing ourselves to them and their life. Read the post and you’ll know what I’m saying.

3. http://toddlohenry.com/2014/01/20/if-it-is-important-to-you-you-will-find-a-way/

РThis is a thought I follow and is meant for all you lazy bums out there. Get your asses off your beds and do something meaningful else all meaning may get lost.

I’ll keep adding links to my blogroll from now on but only with thoughts. Nothing commercial and nothing sellable. Pure, good thinking which may serve some good to us.

Thanks,

Yours Truly.

Zee2Etch – Task #11 & #12

Today I commented on 3 different blogs. Blogs of different genres on things I’ve loved –

1. http://picload.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/underwater-swimming-through-bubbles.jpg

– There is something really kinky about mermaids.

2. http://journeythrul.com/2014/01/16/money-management-rehab-living-in-dc/

– I’m a¬†terrible money manager and this is a nice insight to my situation a few years ago.

3. http://sueghosh.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/figuring-out-spirituality-religion-or-people/

– Religion and spirituality is a topic I’ve always negatively embraced and I’ve certainly explained it as well.

These are the three posts I’ve commented on as a part of the Zero To Hero Challenge Task #11.

Now to get the task #12 started, I’ll continue my thoughts on the second –

The second post tells us how the author Juliane is waiting for a loan disbursement and how she is anxious about how it’ll be managed.

You know I’m in the same place now. Next month I’ll get some amount of money whose consumption is what I’m worried about. It’s not good enough to do me any good but it’s good enough to turn me into a pedestrian from a limp in my journey to financial freedom.

I’ve been wasted. And I’ve wasted a lot. I can never care about money no matter how hard I try. I mean where would we take it once we are dead? Obviously we need to have savings for emergencies but that is all I’ll save for. Not for my kids or anything else. For everything else there are insurances and people can happily use them.

But credit cards and loans are what started my downfall. Not that I didn’t love the money when I had it. I spent it and I did it lavishly. Got a bike, BOSE Speakers, a laptop and what not. But you know something – I don’t cry for money now for I have the best things for my survival and they are enough to let me live.

Since then I’ve gotten married and now I have a budget to run my home every month. I learnt it in 4 difficult years during which I paid off my credit card debts and loan defaults with the help of my family. Now I keep up an expense sheet – both current and forecasted. This helps me get a grip on things I’m supposed to do in the future and what I’m not. What hurt my budget and what can be accommodated.

Other than this, I don’t have enough financially bended mind to understand money and I don’t want it too. It’s just too much work and I have enough of it in my office to take care of.

Here’s my forecasted budget for every month, the way I do it –

Rent 14200
Store 11000
Maid 2500
Electricity 600
Mobile 1500
TV 600
Internet 1685
EMI 5000
Petrol 1000
Shrek 2500

Other people have any other ideas, please do share. Just keep them simple.

Zee2Etch Challenge – Task #9

Task #9 for the Zero To Hero challenge had me follow 5 other blogs.

So, thought about it and the only topic other than what I blog about sprang to my mind – SCIENCE.

So I took¬†to the WordPress Reader and selected “Science” for my topic of search. Following are the blogs that attracted my attention –

1. http://zedie.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/scientists-accidentally-record-ball-lightning-in-nature-for-first-time/

I always wondered what those mushroom-ish ball of clouds were in movies – This is the answer!

2. http://sensuouscurmudgeon.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/do-religious-brains-function-differently/

I hate religion so I read everything about it!

3. http://priorprobability.com/2014/01/18/what-common-law-rule-or-general-legal-principle-would-you-retire/

I’ve often asked myself this question without actually realizing it!

4. http://criticalhypocrisy.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/some-thoughts-on-gender/

This one deals with an idea that has always baffled me!

5. http://jhone2english.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/self-storage-facility-infographic-9/

This one deals with my area of speciality!

And so these were eventually the blogs I followed today hence accomplishing my goal.

No Zee2Etch???

Le Me – Should I stop Zee2Etch?

Le Conscience – Eh, what?

Le Me – I said I think I’m gonna have to stop Zee2Etch, why the hell can’t you hear me?

Le Conscience – (With a finger in its ear) But why? Why this sudden surge to nada productivity?

Le Me – It’s nothing but a few days break. I’m so tired these days and I don’t get time for those tasks¬†(Hands open like a loser).

Le Conscience – Have you ever read them? They are so easy and take no time at all. You’re just a lazy ass.

Le Me – Really, open the WordPress reader, find some interesting content and then comment on it. What if I find nothing to comment on? I can hardly remember what I said 10 seconds ago. How will I keep up a train of thought and go on to write a post on something I commented on and then present my own views on it? You see, how long it is gonna take?

Le Conscience – Yeah Right! It’s how you say it that makes it look like it’s gonna take a while. Get on it, bozo!

Le Me – Really? (fidgeting) Lets try it then, but first A Blog A Day! (smiles)

Krishna

I remember that afternoon. My brother had gone to his school and I was home on the preparatory leave for my 8th Board Exams. It was so sunny, not a cloud in the sky when mom decided that we had to go to the supermarket for somethings. I loved that market for the complex that housed the market had many shops that served my taste buds.

Mom and I sat on our Luna Super Star and off we went. There was a gift store right beside the market, Archies, that had 2 cassettes displayed on the rack. I recognized these albums from MTV for I knew songs from both and even Mom had heard them and loved them. Her near childish demeanor for new music still surprises me and it did that afternoon too.

The other song that we had heard from this album was –

This song is so hip and so pop and doesn’t at all relate to the other topic the artists were about to touch in Krishna. We had no clue how it would sound but the entire experience and the thrill of it is still fresh in my head! It’s a fantastic album for those of you who haven’t heard it yet with very special meanings!

The other album was Aby Baby by Amitabh Bachchan.

Thanks Mom for always bringing out the best of our (me and my brothers) taste in music. I won’t place anyone else there with you. It’s really special and at the top!

P.S. – Pardon me for the poor quality of the videos but these are the best youtube gave me.

Awards

I got awarded today… yayyyyy!! What a feeling! It’s been a long time that someone awarded me and I’m thrilled to my core. So as you may know, what we do next after we read the comment that links to the award.

We click on it and so did I. I open this wonderful blog by Kathy Clem about her poetry. She has another Beautiful Blog that has her artwork. I really loved the red flower.

Now when I started reading the post that linked to my blog, I see that The Liebster Award is awarded to bloggers who have less than 200 followers… OOOPs!!

I don’t meet this requirement and although I would love to share this award with many others who’d have received it but I’m an incorrect candidate. I know it’s a huge mistake which I just noticed, that ever since, I have changed my theme, the widget that showed the number of followers I have has vanished! And I totally take it that you may have reached my blog by a Zero To Hero link, which I completely appreciate and I say a million thanks to you for visiting my blog!

But I’m doing the Zero To Hero Challenge, not because I’m very new here but because I want to make it a habit to post regularly and even daily and that this challenge will make for my target board. ūüėÄ

The Tickle Moment

You know how a chill runs down your spine, not from fear but from the sudden excitement of the new? A waft of warm air in the winter chill, or a drop of cold water right behind your ear lobe, the last extra bell right at the end of a metal song, a finger in your hair, the sight of an ocean or mountain. You didn’t ask for it yet you got it. The pleasure of these sudden sensations just wakes us up. Sometimes it’s good enough to change your perception about a subject you were thinking about right then. A fresh view, a new take.

I love darkness. I love going deaf once in a while. The winter chill on the pore of my fingers, that mild glowing pain, the rising bass in “The Suicidal Dream” by Silverchair. It just takes me to a new world. It gives me shivers. It gives me a new perception. You may say where is the excitement? The excitement lies in enjoying it while it lasts. Sensations can’t last forever. Lets call them “The Tickle Moments”.

Test By Fire

Sometimes your faith in this world is validated for absolutely all possible heights. I found both the abyss and the summit all in an hour and a half.

My bike has a nasty habit of getting flat tyres at the worst moments and nothing is worse than getting it on the ride to the office. I normally travel late to office and then stay late ‘coz I can’t wake up early. It just simply isn’t my cup of tea.

This time though, on a bright and really hot sunny day, my bike had a huge surprise in store for me. I was riding comfortably when suddenly, it chuckled and came to a stop. My fuel meter had malfunctioned since a few days but I knew I had a measure of the fuel I had in my bike. I dragged the bike to the side of the road, shook it up and tried to start it again but it just won’t start. So now I wanted a mechanic who could look into my bike. My bike had broken down for the fourth time that month and I was scared of the disappointed voice from my boss when I would tell him about this one. Honestly I think my boss doesn’t think very good things about me but that for later. I called him, told him the circumstances and the area I was stranded in but instead of sounding disappointed, he helped me by telling me that I was wrong in thinking that there are no markets in the area. First help that day. Was the world really alive to my plight?

After asking for some directions, I found that I could either go ahead another 1.5 kms where help wasn’t so sure or go back around 3 kms to a confirmed mechanic at a showroom. The typical Indian that I am, I decided to save the 1.5 kms of my journey to get to the market to seek the unconfirmed ‘help’.

I started dragging my bike looking for that market and asking people for directions. The damn way even had a bridge after an incline and right before the incline, I asked another old man if he knew that there was any mechanic shop open nearby and there came a pat reply – “Abey khud dhoond le na, mar nahi jaayega! (Find it by yourself, you hag! You won’t die if you look for it yourself!)”. He had looked grumpy but I had no clue he actually will be. This was the abyss I was talking about.¬†I was so tired, I could only show him the finger in disgust which I knew he would know nothing about.

Carrying on, within a few hundred meters, I reached the shop right when it was about to open. I reached the mechanic and asked if could help and he said – “Sure”. I breathed a sigh of relief while I was recovering with deep breaths, he checked my bike and told me that I had run out of fuel. “What the hell!!!” I knew I should have had a lot of fuel in the bike but it probably had been stolen in the theater parking the night before. He also told me that I couldn’t have known about this as my reserve knob was broken too. “So someone did break into my bike… DAMN!!”. I asked him if he could arrange for fuel and he said he has asked for help from a nearby shop already. But neither could he arrange for the fuel nor a new reserve knob. Had he repaired my bike I’d have taken him to a nearby working ATM to pay him, but I had Rs. 10 in my wallet with none of the ATMs working around with the bike still not working. Somehow I convinced the guy that I will pay him later for his work which I promptly did.

So the issue now was to go back another 3 kms for a petrol pump. But with no other way available, I started dragging my bike again down the same way I’d taken to get to the mechanic. I saw the grumpy old man again and there was my finger out again and again he didn’t know what I was doing. I smirked and kept walking. I crossed the highway and somehow safely reached the other side of one of the busiest roads in New Delhi and kept moving towards the pump.

And then a miracle happened. From all the rough I have received from this world, what happened next was so soothing to my heart, it did mend a few of my wounds. An autorickshaw driver came from behind me and honked. He asked me – “Kya hua bhai saab (what happened brother?)?”. I replied that I’m out of fuel and am going towards the pump. He never asked to help me. He just asked me to get on my bike. He started his auto, plonked a foot out to the left of his auto and started pushing my bike with that foot.

I must tell you – THEY WERE THE MOST SILENT AND BLISSFUL MINUTES OF MY LIFE! My rapidly beating heart was so filled with his generosity, I just didn’t cry of happiness. This was the absolute pinnacle of human generosity. I got to believe that things like these really do exist in the real world and not just in movies or books.

And if all of this wasn’t enough for my day, after I got to the pump and got the tank filled to my satisfaction, I had gone another 9 kms to my office when not just rain but a hail storm struck!!! WTF!!! Not only was I soaked in my sweat from my ordeal that had ended 15 minutes ago but now I’m being washed off by rain and hail storm with no f***ing shelter in sight. This day really was the “TEST BY FIRE” of my patience. I called my boss again and this time, he surely sounded disappointed as it was 11:45 am already. I knew this was coming. But everything was fine when I reached office half an hour later when they too had seen the hail storm for themselves from their windows and I could tell my story with gusto!

This was truly a FAITH IN HUMANITY RESTORED post!

Zee2Etch Task #8 – Make Your About Page Irresistible

Frankly I think I’ve screwed it up badly already and so many dear writers have yet liked it so I’ll leave my About Me page as it is to change later. I think what people liked there was the intent and I shall be eternally grateful to you finding something good about my About Me page. Thank You!!

So what must an About Me page have? Ummmm… something about me, right??? Well WordPress has me doing a task to make my about me page irresistible and therefore I will tell a story.

It’s another story narrated to me by the same friend who narrated the one yesterday.

There was once a tiger who had a kid tiger. The greater tiger loved the kid and was a great teacher. The kid was too small to understand all what he taught, so small that once, he got lost in a flock of sheep. He went away with them and started living his life the way every sheep does, eating what every sheep eats and the charade. He grew up and he grew up fast continuing to believe that he was a sheep too.

Then one day, when father was out hunting for food he saw this flock of sheep and attacked but stopped when he recognized his son. He approached his son but his son was too scared of this tiger and ran for his life and hid by a river. His father followed him steadily and asked him to attack the flock so they can feed the family but the kid tiger wont come out of the bushes. Father then decided to push the tiger and showed him his reflection in the water. He matched himself with his father and then realized he was a tiger too and he never knew because no one was around him to ever tell him too.

Moral:

You never know what you are until a teacher tells you. Why a teacher? A teacher has no interest in your fortunes. The only interest he has is to make you aware of everything around you and yourself. He seeks nothing from you and hence is the best gift that a student can have.

Most of our lives, we strive to find the perfect teacher who can show us exactly what we are and to make us understand the truth about the world around us.

My take on this line is, a teacher is the quickest way to learn for someone who has no time or not enough brain to reflect upon himself. When we were children, the basic frivolities of the world¬†needed to be taught to us – the maths, the physics, the chemistry, the biology behind it for we couldn’t have understood those ourselves. A teacher hence, hastens things up so we are capable enough to fight a cruel world. But as adults, when we don’t have teachers anymore and life is our best teacher, when people around you look up to you, that is when you look within yourself and ask – are you showing them the right way?

I am in transition. From having got it all from teachers to bewilderment of the world. I am yet to find my best teacher – someone who can show me my reflection in a mirror called life. I am almost always confused and hence I am¬†brutally honest most of the times. People hate me and I hate them. I bore them, they bore me. I am starting to believe that this is what my relationship with the world (as it stands) will remain. I can be very quiet outside and yet most of the times, I am violently unstable inside. There is a war of contradictions raging inside me. I want to take all the sides of life for everything and everyone seems to be right and just when I think I can start trusting them, they shatter whatever it is that is left of confidence. I actually am a firm believer of a thought – “Everyone has their own battles to fight out and we must respect theirs to win ours”!

There you have it – I told y’all something about myself, something I haven’t already told before on this media!

Aims – From Love To Obsession

Warning – This may turn into a rant pretty fast!

Can your aims themselves turn into stumbling blocks for your happiness? The day I took the decision to write “A Blog A Day”, was the last day I was free and not tired. Damn this schedule is ruining my head and amidst the work that I get done in the day, I have to watch out for any topic that might evoke my interest to think about it. But all that pops up in my damn mind are – ridiculous code review comments, are they even valid and how do I avoid them in the code I’ll write next. Topics!!!!???? Please will you just smoke yourselves out of some window and land on my table? How difficult can it be but trust me, it truly is plus the difficulty in getting me inspired by any idea? It just shows how less I learn in my current office.

Oh yes… I started with something then haywired out of it… Aims and them turning into stumbling blocks!

Has any such decision, to do something constructive chronically and eventually making it a habit, itself become a burden for any of you? I heard a story somewhere and this is how it goes –

“There was once a very famous philosopher who loved reading, loved books and cherished collecting them. He started nurturing a dream of building his own library, full of his favorite books, at a tender age of 7. He read and read and collected and collected when at age 27, he had finally built a library inside his room. He kept on building it for next 10 years when one day he had a huge hall in the center of the town full of his favorite books – his own public library.

But one day, a fire in the library burned all his collection to ashes. He stood outside the burning hall, very silent, pondering, when someone asked – “How do you feel when you’ve lost such a treasure?”.

He replied – “Relieved!”.

I guess the moral of the story is quite clear and so is the intent of narrating it. Now some may argue why should it become a burden if it’s something you love to do so much?

Well lets delve deeper and divide the discussion into three items –

A. Things that you love to do but can do away with when you get bored

B.¬†Things that you would love to do because that’s what makes you happy

C. Obsessions, case in point OCDs

Now, we can safely leave C aside for they are mandatory.

But A and B have a grey area wherein someone might start with B but end up at A or vice versa. The story I just narrated was a 30 years long journey from B to A.

The situations in our life change so fast that the love for some of our things may perish but a habit always persists. No matter how much you control, habits tend to present themselves at the oddest of times. I’m not talking OCDs here but simple things you do mindlessly. For I have one – I always walk like a rook on a chess board – 2 and a half – 2 to the front and then the next step right beside it. I don’t love doing it, it just happens. That’s how my mind signals my legs to walk on tiles. These things don’t make us good or bad ¬†because they are inherent. We have them ‘coz we can’t change them.

What makes us good or bad are our aims and our will to pursue them till we achieve the desired results.

Did I meet my goal for today? I hope so.

Any more theories?

Zee2Etch Task #6 – Publish a post with a new element

This is a folk rock song from an up and coming artist Abhinav Bansal. 

An amazingly creative music director. You may listen to a lot more of his songs on his profile at SoundCloud. He has an amazing voice too.

The song above relates a very rare thing that becomes part of our life in times of celebrations erasing darkness – Fire Crackers.

This song in a gist suggests, what kind of world we live in, where we gather happiness from burning fire crackers, causing commotion, smoke, only to please Goddess Laxmi. The crackers won’t kill the Ravanas and culprits of the society because they live inside us together with love, the love that we should emanate which will burn all the evil.

This is task #6 for the zero to hero challenge but I really wanted to share this artist since long. Damn my memory!

I have actually posted SoundCloud element on my blog before but this was the best I could get to share with y’all today!

Zee2Etch Task #5 – Love Your Theme

Task #5 for the Zero to Hero challenge was to find a good theme for your blog and for users like us, find a theme that better suits us.

Well I know they have told us not to write posts about this task but I still have something to say, that I love the RYU theme the most. I have used it before but due to some issues while tagging, had to stop using it but it looks great now! It just projects everything so loud and clear without any clutter to distract.

I loved the other theme as well, 2014 but it had one major issue that it was left aligned which never suited me a lot!

Zee2Etch Task #4 – Explore the Neighbourhood

Task #4 for the Zero to Hero challenge is to explore 5 blogs that would attract my imagination today.

I’ve had a tiring day, took a lot of shit and yet came out unscathed – I feel proud that in amidst all that, I could actually post a nice little observation of my office today. The thought about online shopping bugged me so much that I just got it all out in an hour. I guess, pretty well done considering how much time I took to post some of my other posts!

Anyways, the easiest thing about WordPress is how so many excellent bloggers exist to illuminate your path and creativity. Few of those who lit up my dying bulb today are as follows –

1. This Page Intentionally Left Blank РThis guy Liam has a great sense of twitchy humor! You should totally visit him.

2. A walk with my camera РI just love the style of photography featured on this site.

3. Literature & Libation¬†– I’m always all in for literature and anything to read and to break it up, I’m on libation now… ūüėČ

4. Journey Thru L¬†– Just read the about me page on Julianes Blog. It’s enough to get you inspired!

5. Patriciaddrury РHappy, Healthy and In Love is what I wanna be!

Great Job Guys! You are on my reading list for sure! ūüėÄ

Zee2Etch Task #3 – What’s On My Mind

Task #3 for the Zero to Hero challenge needs me to tell you what was on my mind when I started this blog, the exact thing that made me mark “VIEWSPLASH”.

I remember I was free. I wanted to do something and I decided to write. Now what do I write? As I said, I wanted to talk and discuss. Tell people something new and a new perspective about it. So this channel was to be a sharing platform and it did happen for the first couple of days but the intention melted when my career required a lot of my time and attention.The first few days gave me a huge high with a lot of likes and views but I didn’t know what I was getting into and how much time would it need to keep it up.

But my readers still splashed their views and it continued and the blog kept evolving to what it has become today. From sharing silly pet pictures to mature content to foul language, this blog has seen it all and it will keep up its reputation and yes it is a sharers and discussionists platform.

Talk, talk, talk!

ZEE2ETCH TASK #2 – TITLE TRACK

Task #2 for Zero to Hero Challenge is to explain my Title and tagline.

As I said in my post for Task #1, I am very confused. When I started this blog, I never intended to make this a personal blog, never to share my personal life. Sharing views, commenting and interaction with discussions was to be the primary motive. I love interacting with people who have the skill and the talent to talk about various skills and their professional fields. I love learning.

But gradually, as I found the purpose to my blogging habit, my posts started to trickle down and I confined myself to very limited posts per day. Then the question arises – why still VIEWSPLASH?

The answer remains the same. No matter what the problems are or will be – I love getting solutions from discussions, solutions that satiate every persons requirements. And hence, my tagline remained unchanged – “SPLASH UR VIEWS”. I want a lot of views and discussions and the tagline is to get my point across to my readers very clearly.

The “UR” in the tagline isn’t “YOUR” because I have a tendency to show off that I’m Cool!

Zee2Etch Task #1 – Introduction

The first task that Zero To Hero (from now on lets call it Zee2Etch) has me doing is – to introduce myself!

I am Samir Mishra. I am a confused man. The colossal truth of life has descended upon me and I want to write it out. I find writing a great means to let out all my rage safely, in the confines of my page and yet free from all boundaries. It doesn’t and won’t hurt anyone. It gives me the freedom to write in shapes, fonts, and colors of choice. It gives me freedom to experience my passion for reading and writing.

I’m here to let people know about any topic that crosses my mind. If you have any views on them, you are free to comment. If you like a post, like it or reblog it. If you consistently like my posts and think I am worth watching, follow me and I’ll be available on your reader and mail box with all my new posts.

I’m taking on the Zee2Etch challenge because I want to start my new year doing something new. I did something new last year when I shared Dilbert comics for a complete year to challenge my diligence and work ethic. Now that I have established that, I am moving towards “A Blog A Day” challenge for myself and Zee2Etch will give me a perfect head!

Once I complete this challenge, I’ll look to dazzle all my current followers and make a lot of new ones. I want to establish a relationship with my fellow bloggers using comments, likes and follows. I would also like to move them to let me know, if they would like to have certain content on my blog.

I want to challenge my creativity and share my experiences doing all the above for which I look humbly at all my fellow bloggers to help me, guide me and nurture my blog while I pay all my respect to their respective blogs.

Thanks & Love,

Samir