Hiphopgmom tagged me with the following

1.Are you happy/satisfied with your blog with its content and look?Does your family know about your blog?

I do not have the technical expertise to change the look of my blog as much as I would like to. So I do not have much choice except be happy that it allows me to do this much.
As for content, I would certainly like to do better.
Some of my family know about it – others don’t because they are not interested.

2.Do you feel embarrassed to let your friends know about your blog or you just consider it as a private thing?

No I do not feel embarrassed to let people know about my blog. In fact, although I have given the link to many, I do not think most of them read it.

3.Did blogs cause positive changes in your thoughts?

Yes. I realised that organising stray thoughts and writing them down imparts clarity. And the comments are a great tool to share others’ perspective on one’s thoughts and many times they open up new lines of thinking.

4.Do you only open the blogs of those who comment on your blog or you love to go and discover more by yourself?
I make it a point to visit those who visit my blog and comment. I would love to go to other blogs if time permits.I enjoy reading blogs.

5.What does visitors counter mean to you? Do you care about putting it in your blog?

Yes. I like it. It lets me know who is visiting me and why.

6.Did you try to imagine your fellow bloggers and give them real pictures?

Yes, but not a face but a personality.

7.Admit. Do you think there is a real benefit for blogging?

Yes. It fills a need for communication and companionship.

8.Do you think that bloggers society is isolated from real world or interacts with events?
Being isolated from the real world could actually be one of its strong points. In any case it is changing with bloggers meets etc.

9.Does criticism annoy you or do you feel it's a normal thing?
When one is airing ones thoughts in a public domain, one should be prepared to face criticism. But if the criticism becomes a personal attack and not restricted to the writing, then I get annoyed.

10.Do you fear some political blogs and avoid them?

Have never been to one but I am very likely to avoid them.

11.Did you get shocked by the arrest of some bloggers?

Yes. That some people find a way to misuse every new invention.

12.Did you think about what will happen to your blog after you die?

Yes, I hope somebody will read it and remember me.

13.What do you like to hear? What's the song you might like to put a link to in your blog?

I would like to hear something inspirational and something that we need to remember at all times:
For starters, I would like this song by Bob Dylan:

What good am I if I'm like all the rest,
If I just turned away, when I see how you're dressed,
If I shut myself off so I can't hear you cry,
What good am I?

What good am I if I know and don't do,
If I see and don't say, if I look right through you,
If I turn a deaf ear to the thunderin' sky,
What good am I?

What good am I while you softly weep
And I hear in my head what you say in your sleep,
And I freeze in the moment like the rest who don't try,
What good am I?

What good am I then to others and me
If I've had every chance and yet still fail to see
If my hands are tied must I not wonder within
Who tied them and why and where must I have been

What good am I if I say foolish things
And I laugh in the face of what sorrow brings
And I just turn my back while you silently die,
What good am I?

Now it is time for me to tag others and this time I am going to name a few as I would definitely like to hear their story

Mahadevan, my Captain Souvik, Pradeep, Ravi

Would you people mind doing it please?
12 Responses
  1. Hip Grandma Says:

    Me first.Nice replies and lovely song quoted at the end.Got to know you a little more.I think that's what tags are for.

  2. organising stray thoughts and writing them down imparts clarity. And the comments are a great tool to share others’ perspective on one’s thoughts and many times they open up new lines of thinking.
    Agree completely

  3. Shankar Says:

    What a wonderful song - something that echoes what I often think of myself, and of others.

    I've never heard the actual song, but now I will.

  4. Mahadevan Says:

    Thanks for tagging me. Your thought process runs similar to mine.

    I like that excellent line "not a face, but a personality". It sums up everything.

    About that Bob Dylan Song ;

    What good am I,if I am enthralled by it yet feel shy to express my thought.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Actually, I thought my posts are fairly political & you've been visiting fairly often. What did you mean by not visiting politcal blogs?

    So I've gone ahead & filled out your questionnaire. Thanks for tagging me.


  6. passerby55 Says:

    i too did the same tag...

    Usha, it feels like doing some homework given by Preeta, hhaha
    ( i hope she does not read this).

    i liked all ur answers,,
    wished i had copied some ... lol..

    "Yes, I hope somebody will read it and remember me... Usha, if i am there, i shall always read u

    and i loved the song too"...


  7. Pradeep Nair Says:

    I don't mind getting tagged. In fact, I always wondered why no one tags me..!!!

    Just as you are the first blogger to tag me, yours is the first blog on which I left a comment. You are the first blogger I interacted with. And, you are the first blogger I met face to face.

    And, how did I find you on the blogosphere? While I gave a blog search for "Bangalore".

    Reply to those questions will be my next post... May get delayed, as I am not able to devote as much time to blogging as I used to...

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Nice ones.. Got to enter here and lovely thts.

  9. Balaji Says:

    An excellent song...First time I am hearing it and I am really impressed....


  10. Usha Says:

    Thank you all. Isnt that dylan song wonderful we can never have enough reminders of these no?
    Thanks Mahadevan, souvik for doing the tag in your inimitable styles and Ravi and pradeep for agreeing so charmingly!

    Souvik: Your content is "political" - see I didnt recognise that until you pointed out and that is how apolitical I am.I hope you approve captain!

  11. Wild Reeds Says:

    Very pertinent question.

  12. Usha Says:

    wild reeds! ca va?
    These are some questions we need to ask ourselves everyday so we dont forget, n'est-ce pas?