The Year Ahead

on Posted by Rajesh J Advani
No. It's not this blog's birthday.

First of all, I prefer the term blog-anniversary. So if anything, it is one day past the first anniversary of this blog. Not a blog birthday. Not a blog anniversary. Okay?

So now you're going to say that that's not true. The earliest post on this blog seems to be posted on the 17th of April, last year. Well see, that was just to throw you off. *evil grin*

I did start blogging on the 17th of April in 2004. But that was on Sulekha. That "blog" if you want to call it that, can be found here. The first post on this blog was posted on the 5th of June, 2004. Once I started blogging here a little more regularly, I just copied my first ever blog post to this site, with the original date. Why? Oh, it felt like the right thing to do at the time.

Anyway. So, what else is special today?

Let's see. It's the 6th of June in the year 2005. That's 6/6/5. So one year from now, the date will be 6/6/6. The year of the Devil is just a year away.

Yes, I know. Very funny.

So, I've been blogging here for more than a year now. What next?

Well, I have a couple of things on my mind. First, hopefully, I'll start blogging everyday again. (Of course, that's probably just wishful thinking).

The other thing I've been thinking about, is starting a blog version of a soap opera. Why? Oh, just like that. It's something to do. In general of course, I've always been afraid of sharing a half-finished story with the world. But I'vevjust begun writing a story for which I don't have a specific end in mind, and I think I'll have to watch it evolve over an extended period of time, to see where it goes. And now I've experimented with episodic blogging in the Celestial Conversations, so I'm just a little more comfortable with the idea of publishing an incomplete story.

I've read stories split over multiple parts on blogs before. One of my favourite bloggers who does this, calls herself Fizo_Al on Sulekha. She now also blogs on blogger sometimes. Of course, I haven't read any of her latest stories, but they used to be quite interesting to follow.

What I'm going to attempt, though, isn't supposed to have a specific end. At least not yet. So writing something, and then not being able to go back and change it, is a little scary.
Still, let's see.

So does that mean that there will be no more Celestial Conversations? Naah. My God's not going anywhere yet. *smile*

I've also had this idea for a blog sit-com for a few months. I haven't been able to write one complete paragraph about that yet, though. Hopefully the new year of blogging will bring me some new words.

There's also that play-type comedy that I've been unable to complete for almost two years now. And the long pending blog-template update.

Lots of blogging to do. So little time.

(Alright. I can't resist it. Happy Belated Birthday Bloggy!)


Rohit said...

Keep on bloggin, Rajesh. These milestones will come and go :)

Manish Bhatt said...

That's an awsome lot you have posted in just about an year. (Mine would take another two months or so.) Oh well, happy birthday then. Rock on!

a-hem said...

Read your previous post. My sympathies...

But happy blog birthday/anniversary!

Sagnik Nandy said...

happy anniversay :)

darn, i was thinking of a blog sitcom myself - but you are def a better man to do it (graciously hands of the copyright document :) ). and yes the episodic thing will be cool too - specially if you use cheap techniques to build tensio e.g. one episode ends with "and then they found a woman lyin unconscious on his doorstep" and the next one begins with "on careful observation they realized that it was just a newspaper" :)

Megamind said...

Great going buddy! Its always been so good to read your blog.

Keep them coming...

Sid said...

Happy belated birthday to Why Me? Keep on blogging, Rajesh. Its always refreshing read something from you.

Anonymous said...

Happy Budday! Mera number kab aayega?

Rajesh J Advani said...

Rohit: He he! I wasn't thinking of it that much as a milestone, as I was thinking of an annual plan communication meeting :)
Yes, the corporate world has had me brainwashed :D

Manish: Actually it's not really that much :) I'd expected to cross 100 posts months ago, and I'm only on Post #99. But thanks!

a-hem: Thanks, and my blog says thank you too :)

Sagnik: Thank you :)
We should both do competing sit-coms! The more the merrier I always say :) In any case, going by how much I generally procrastinate, and specially considering your posting frequency, you'll probably be through a whole season of your sitcom before I air my pilot episode :)

LoverBoy: Thanks! And yes, they'll keep coming. You keep coming back :)

Sid: Thank you :) I shall definitely keep blogging, and I hope you keep reading :)

Bhuva: I believe the answer is Feb 1, 2006? :)

ioiio said...

I aint sure whether i wud have the same energy levels when I reach 1 year..

Gr8 going man..

Megamind said...

I will, buddy!

IdeaSmith said...

Good writing...I enjoyed the post on 'single women on google'. I'm here from your comment on Sagnik's post and I'll drop by again.

Debalina Das said...
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Debalina Das said...

Belated Happy Birthday Blog ! ;)
(hope you can spare me for saying 'birthday' and not 'anniversary'..)

dumbs said...

"hopefully, I'll start blogging everyday again"

that is very ambitious.

I used to follow Fizo's blogs. She rocks any day.

Rajesh J Advani said...

ioiio: My 'energy levels' are like an erratic sine-wave :)

LoverBoy: Great to know that!

IdeaSmith: Thanks! Will be looking forward to your visits :)

Debalina: Thank you! And no problem at all :) You can call it anything you want! :)

Dumbs: Definitely very ambitious :) But let's hope I get there soon. Fizo was quite a character. She wrote some quite interesting stories in multiple parts. Have always been afraid of writing in that style. No chance to go and change something if you change your mind about it.

Rohit said...

Well, Rajesh. You've just been tageed. Check out my site for further details ;)

ə said...

First, hopefully, I'll start blogging everyday again. (Of course, that's probably just wishful thinking).

hmm...i can see that! ;)