Thursday, March 16, 2006

Giving up

I always thought that people should not start something that they cannot stand by. I believe in taking a decision and standing by it. No matter how hard it is. I also thought people who stopped blogging after a few months were weak and unable to stand by their decision. Blogging to me was more than just spending time on the internet. It was a window into people's lives and beliefs. It was a window that let the sun come into my life. And let me be myself.

Have you ever given up something that you really love because you think your sacrifice might make things right again?

Will be unavailable......indefinitely.

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41 Comments:

Blogger Jinguchakka said...

I hope that indefinite period is really short.
Hope things get right again too!

1:10 PM  
Blogger Seashells said...

Hmm... I've attempted this twice... but, eventually i come back earlier than expected... and, have more to talk about than any other time... My blog is also my first choice place to vent.. I've also made a few blog friends and so, i finally decided that i'll carry it along just like my shadow...

Whatever is keeping you from blogging, i hope you get the best out of it... Best wishes, and i hope you are back soon...

3:08 PM  
Blogger Casablanca said...

I dont think blogging can be the reason something went wrong... that too with your blog, where you never have a mean thing to say about anyone. Please do come back... we all love reading you :(

9:54 PM  
Blogger Ratna said...

Ohhh! M! We will miss your senstive posts. You are so truthful and naive in your writings. I wish you did'nt make this decision. Very nice to know you through your writings. Hopefully, there is somemway you can write again. All the best.

11:12 PM  
Blogger Dreamcatcher said...

Come back when you want to of course. But really, you seem to like blogging a lot and you write so beautifully. We are all going to miss you .

11:15 PM  
Blogger Siddharth said...

Hey what happened??

Hope this indefinite period is a few hrs :)

Cheer up and hope to see you back asap!
Take care

11:16 PM  
Blogger Ron said...

I know its your decision and its really upto you whether you want to continue blogging or not. But ona very selfish note, M, I hope you will not stay away for too long. You have an uncanny knack of writing stuff that always ALWAYS touches a chord with me!! Hope everything is ok, and really really hope you come back soon. Take care.

1:04 AM  
Blogger Kumari said...

I must say I don't like that indefinite word in the post. That settled, i understand, this is your decision n u have ur reasons for it.

Take care n hope all goes well in every sphere of your life. will miss you.

1:41 AM  
Blogger Prerona said...

hope ur back. i always found it amazing that people took blogging sopersonally - as a person to person interaction.

2:46 AM  
Blogger J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Hope you get it. And come back.

J.A.P.

5:38 AM  
Blogger Bidi-K said...

just when it was a part of the daily routine to check what you have written, and keep coming back for more... will really miss you. its hard to find your sensitivity elsewhere. crossed fingers and hope that things get well again, and that you come back to writing the way you love.

6:47 AM  
Blogger ubergeek said...

Well, just came back after a long break and I found this! Don't get it. Why should you stop blogging to 'make things right again'? Well, anyway, whatever it is, I hope things work out for you! Had lost this link for a while and been terribly busy. Will miss your posts!

7:10 AM  
Blogger GhostOfTomJoad said...

Hope things are well with you.

About sacrifice making things right... there can't be a blanket rule about it but, I think, your giving up something you love so much can only fix things if they've gone bad b'cos of it. Although, personally, I don't see why doing something you love should make things go bad in the first place. However, we don't know what it is that is troubling you but whatever it may be, we hope it'll work itself out...without anyone having to make any sacrifice.

Hope to see you back soon. Best!

7:47 AM  
Blogger Fosix said...

Note To Self: Wait at least a year before quitting blogging ;)

Seriously speaking... Hope things work out for you and hope that you come back soon... Good luck !

8:38 AM  
Blogger Patient Portnoy said...

Don't say that... Do come back soon. I try not to but I take blogging personally, as in, even my film reviews are personal. How can they not be?

After your "Because you let me" post, kinda felt attached to your blog...

8:41 AM  
Blogger Anjaan said...

Aw! :(

9:22 AM  
Blogger Brown Magic said...

said in most dramatic hindi movie fashion i can muster, "NAHIIIIINNN!!!"

come back quick.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Brown Magic said...

said in most dramatic hindi movie fashion i can muster, "NAHIIIIINNN!!!"

come back quick.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Grafxgurl said...

well, all of us need a break at one point..

so see ya when your back!!! :)

3:21 AM  
Blogger A.G.Sudarshan said...

Well.. yes.

and take care!

6:39 AM  
Blogger Sagnik Nandy said...

hope to see you back soon - real soon - reaaal soooooon - take care

5:22 AM  
Blogger Rimi said...

Have you ever given up something that you really love because you think your sacrifice might make things right again?

What hasn't been right, M? If it makes YOUR life any easier, by all means stay away. But I'd grown to love this bit of the Net so much, and so looked forward to your comments on my posts...
I'll miss you. A lot. And if you're serious about staying away, well the...it was lovely knowing you. Really really.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Point 5 said...

Strange that u would mention blog in the same light as other things....There r lot of ppl who blog only for fun (myself included)...in such cases giving up has no consequences

2:26 PM  
Blogger Kele Panchu said...

Please, come back soon. In the meantime I'll read your older blogs.

4:55 PM  
Blogger True Blue Guy said...

Have never had to do that - thank god and hope you are back soon

cheers

10:15 PM  
Blogger Bonatellis said...

ok ... it's been seven days now :)

5:03 AM  
Blogger Ashmi said...

oh! dear y are u away......anything wrong???......pl don't will miss every bit of you, your lovely posts so full of wisdom and such a source of solace at all times(atleast for me)......yeah i contemplated not writing my blog after the last post coz of someone sneaking into my site and acting like a spy, literally intruding upon my personal; life and rendering it worse than it is at present but then i didnt coz that'll mean i'v lost to that species......though till date i couldn't pen down anything for fear that it's gobna affect me again...........and like you it is also a whole new world i like , in which i love geting lost and living in that anonymity....pl come back, i'm sure you love it and you shouldn't give it up at any cost. if this is a sacrifice then i must say that it affects admirers like me, so pl come back:(

9:37 AM  
Blogger the Monk said...

hope you get it...and get abck soon...

5:02 AM  
Blogger Acroyali said...

to your question i'd say yes. i have. and i think making the sacrifice was possible cuz the thing was that much precious.

you are one of the few people whose blog has always been a stopover. more than just ur breathtakingly beautiful posts, you somehow make a connection. after all, you were one of the first visitors at my blog.

do take care!

2:41 PM  
Blogger karmic_jay said...

Hope you will be back.. but do what you think is best for you. :)

12:53 PM  
Blogger Anarkist said...

Ummm.......its been 10 days now. I can't imagine anything that will get better by giving up blogging. But, of course I don't know whats happening, so I just hope that whatever problem you are facing, you come out of it smiling. I admire that you are willing to give up something you love to work this issue of yours. Hope to see you back in action. Take your time.

1:50 PM  
Blogger panu said...

Hey... sacrifices were born to be made, and they get sacrificed all the time.

Sorry... habit. Wordplay makes me get by nowadays, the rest looks like God's little joke sometimes.

God bless, and come back soon,

Panu

12:35 PM  
Blogger nomita said...

Hey M.. This is the first time im posting a comment here though ive been a regular visitor to your page..Since the first day I came across it, Ive always been drawn to your space for the 'warmth' it effuses, for the 'oh-so-human touch' it has and now I find myself (like everyone else) sorely missing you, a stranger (and yet not-at-all-a-stranger) across the seas.

Hope things work out for you the way you want them to and hope you'll come back with renewed warmth and faith :)

Tc

2:26 PM  
Blogger hutumthumo said...

Themey jetey jetey
Jodi ekbaar kono motey
BNechey nitey jodi ekbaar
Baro bhalo hoto

- aashakori taratari phirben.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

I don't know why you're stopping, but I stopped a couple of times myself, these last three odd years. Eventually you realise you miss the joy of connecting, of being able to tell your stories (whether you have an andience or not) and if you really enjoyed blogging, you don't think giving it up was entirely worth whatever you gave it up for.

Waiting for you to come full circle :-)

7:55 AM  
Blogger sapna said...

Lovely lovely blog M :) My first time here, will be around more. Don't stop please!

6:25 AM  
Blogger True Blue Guy said...

:( I keep clicking your link in the hope that you are back :-)

11:58 PM  
Blogger Bonatellis said...

ki didibhai, ki khobor???

10:59 PM  
Blogger ichatteralot said...

Completely agree with you about your views on blogging. Would be a pity if you never return!

10:14 AM  
Blogger Bidi-K said...

keep coming back hoping you will come back too! please do! hugs..

6:03 PM  
Blogger True Blue Guy said...

Still not back :(

11:18 PM  

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