Down the memory lane..

This can’t be right, can it? After all, I did discard tags a few months ago, and decide not to pursue them in the future. But yes, this is a tag.

So am I back to doing tags? Maybe. Maybe not. I’ll decide depending upon interest and joblessness (yes, that plays a big part too!)

Before I proceed to the tag, I think I’ll introduce the blog pal who decided to tag me in her post, The Good In Me, The Good In You. Her name is Dr. Ratika, also known by her nom-de-plume, Chips From A Life. She blogs over at Asteria’s canvass, where she pursues her affair with writing, and she writes just about anything she feels like under the sun. I’m quite new to her canvass, having visited it and met her only recently through the Indiblogger forum. I had the pleasure of giving her blog a little review on the forum too, so that’s how I got acquainted with her blogging space in the first place.

So without further adieu, I give you, the “Introspection Tag”. I’ve to analyze my blog to share my thoughts under 7 categories, and pass it on to 5 others. Yikes, easier said than done, that’s for sure.

  • 1. My Most Beautiful Post: See, now that’s hard. I’ve been blogging actively since 4 years, and how to pick out one particular post as the most beautiful one from over fifteen-hundred?! After giving it some thought, I’ve decided that from my stories, I’d say “The Journey” is the most beautiful, and from my poems, I love “On Heart’s Papers” the most.
  • 2. My Most Popular Post: Thankfully, there is a popular post feature on WordPress, and it’s not hard for me to disagree with it when it says that my poem, “Envy of Mornings” was/is the most popular. It had the most views, and most comments. It was during a phase when I had tried writing under my real name, Vinay. That phase wasn’t very fruitful though.
  • 3. My Most Controversial Post: Don’t think any of my posts have been controversial yet. One or two of my posts have been called over-imaginative or too much at times, but that’s only by one person or two, and the posts have been received well in general. Maybe this tag will become one, since I am rescinding the “Non-Tag Non-Award Blog” all of a sudden.
  • 4. My Most Helpful Post: Not sure of this, since I write mostly poetry, and people who read usually prefer free verse to write, than form. I guess the posts where I’ve given details of any new form would have been helpful to any poets who wanted to try their hand at that form.
  • 5. A Post Whose Success Surprised Me: My second Blog-a-Ton Gold BATOM for the post, “Celebrations” came as a surprise. Most of my readers who were expecting a long Leo-like fiction and got a somewhat short, direct fiction were quick to point out that it wasn’t one of my best. It’s success took me by surprise too, but I’d been happy with the post myself.
  • 6. A Post I Feel Did Not Get The Attention It Deserved: Most posts do get some attention, at the least with one line comments, but I felt my first ever story for Blog-a-Ton, “Time Travel“, didn’t get a lot of attention. It was one of my better stories, and it synced with just one person out of many who came by. In general, I do hope my posts do get more attention in the future than what merits a “Good Post!”, or “Wonderful” type comment.
  • 7. A Poem I Am Proud Of: That’d be my most beautiful poem, linked in #1, “On Heart’s Papers“.

To tag 5 people, I’m finding more easy this time, since I know who I want to give this tag to.

  • Janhvi: My best friend, and I have told her in advance that she has 24 hours only to take up this tag.
  • Kirti: I think over the past year, she and I have become good friends, I’ve been delighted to give her writing challenges and such. It’d be nice to see her introspect her own blogging journey.
  • Susan Daniels: She’s been one of my ardent & quick readers. She’s on a blogging roll, and I think tags wouldn’t have come her way before.
  • Green Speck: An enthusiastic blogger, who I’ve gotten to know over the last few months. Yet to read him very regularly, but I hope to soon.
  • Ramesh Sood: He writes poems and haiku a lot. Quite enthusiastic again, but not seen him do a tag. It’d be fun to see him do one, non-poetic that too.

So, the five.. you have to introspect your blogging journey and give links to your posts under those 7 categories. It’s a fun tag I feel. Hope you all take it up. Remember, you have to pass the tag to 5 others too.


(’12, Oct 06)

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

6 thoughts on “Down the memory lane..”

  1. yay!!!! for taking the tag….Will read all the above mentioned posts. And yes, your pointers did help me a lot in improving my blog space.

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