Thank you 500+ subscribers

Okay, now I have 500+ subscribers from and another 70 through email. This is not too bad for 5 months with 40 posts, eh? In fact, this is super-duper fantastic.

If you ask me, I did not have any number in mind when I restarted blogging. In fact, I could still run a blog with no confirmed subscribers; I am pretty sure if not humans, a google crawler would definitely read what I have to say. My aim was to publish information packaged with my opinion out there in the open, if readers subscribe to it, its a bonus.

It’s like a famous poet said “ಹಾಡು ಹಕ್ಕಿಗೆ ಬೇಕೆ ಬಿರುದು ಸನ್ಮಾನ?” (Translation: Does a singing bird ever desire to win an award?)

I sincerely appreciate that you stopped by, read them, liked and chose to subscribe with the commitment to read future posts. It means a lot.

I know these numbers are abysmal in comparison with Bloggers using Youtube or other channels. A good Youtuber already would have achieved a silver plaque by five months. But that does not entice me enough to migrate a video platform. It requires an equal amount of research if not more, but the amount of work involved to publish a video online is manifold. Additionally, I don’t see curb freedom of speech anytime soon. At the same time, Youtube, Twitter and Facebook etc. are big fans of censorship.

Thank you once again.


  1. If you like my posts, please go ahead like, share and subscribe. Link is at the bottom of the page (for mobile users) and sidebar for (web users).
  2. My Blog will still theme “Me, my scribbles and my Ego” you will have to deal with it.
  3. I am happy to entertain “You, your scribbles and your ego” once in a while as guest posts. Do send it across.
  4. If you are planning to start a blog, please go ahead. It’s worth it. All you need to do it 200 crappy words per day

My scribbles and my ego

My blog(s) are as old as**, I have seen these themes and features grow up and evolve. Technically, I am a senior citizen in the blogging world. For those reasons, when I write about blogging, you sit down and read 😉

Back from 2006 to 2012, blogging was a huge thing. Even though it did not generate much revenue, it did give satisfaction to bloggers on having vented. Then Twitter happened, and it was the existential crisis for many bloggers. Why would you write an entire post when you can write it in 140 characters? Many bloggers moved to Instagram as well. Within a year two 99% of bloggers I knew wrote obituaries of their blogs and quit.

Blogging was dead.

Since I could not keep up with Twitter/Facebook and also the YouTube did not suit my patience or skills, I too had quit.

A few years later

The COVID happened. In a couple of quarters, lock-down became new normal. So now I needed a new hobby to keep me sane and thought, why not blog again?

I planned to test the waters with some 20 posts, just to test if blogging was really dead?

To my surprise, blogging is very much alive and kicking. The number of visitors is about 10% of the glorious past of my blog. However, the visitor the engagement now is on the rooftop in comparison. That means after blogging platform losing most of the netizens to Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc. only a dedicated bunch of bloggers remained here. That’s a good thing right ? . Now almost 80% of visitors engage with the content with ‘like’, ‘comment’, ‘share’ and occasionally ‘re-blog’. I believe 80% of engagement can be called a  “fulfilment” for any blogger. I would take it and run.

So that settled it, I am gonna blog and maybe, eventually, start a podcast channel.

In the last two months, my blog has undergone a few changes :

  • Mercilessly culled old posts with extreme prejudice, specifically those which were re-posts/retweets; I have deleted extremely time-contextual. I have deleted all mediocre posts with just an image or a quote lifted from the internet. I have also deleted the content I no longer believe in.
  • I am gonna write reasonably regularly, I have a pipeline of about 50 posts in draft. So you can definitely subscribe me and then grab your pop-corn bucket**
  • As usual, I am not gonna run behind current hot & hit affairs for the sake of traffic, unless I have something to contribute.

P.S **

  1. I started blogging in 2004, so you do the math
  2. Pop-corns are bad for you, so eat it in moderation. Or maybe you can grab some pumpkin seeds 🙂

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಬ್ಲಾಗಿಸೋಣ ಅಂದ್ರೆ…

`ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಬ್ಲಾಗು ಮಾಡೋದು ತುಂಬಾ ಕಷ್ಟ, ಒಂದು post ಮಾಡ್ಬೇಕಿದ್ರೊ comment ಬರೀಬೇಕಿದ್ರೊ ಬರೆದು ಅಳಿಸಿ ಬರೆದು ಅಳಿಸಿ ಬಟ್ಟೆ ಹರ್ಕೊಂಡು ಒದ್ದಾಡಿದ್ರೂ ಅಲ್ಲೊಂದು ಇಲ್ಲೊಂದು ಕೀಗುಣಿತ. ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ translitration ಮಾಡುವ ಸರ್ವೀಸೇ ಬಂದಿಲ್ಲ. ಈಗಿರುವ ಸರ್ವೀಸುಗಳು ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ಅನುವಾದನೇ ಮಾಡೋದಿಲ್ಲ. “ಬರಹ” ಎನೊ ಚನ್ನಾಗಿದೆ ಆದ್ರೇ ನಾವೀಗ web2.0 ನಲ್ಲಿದ್ದಿವಿ ತಾನೇ , install ಮಡೊದು ಹಳೆ ಜಮಾನ, ಈಗೇಲ್ಲಾ writing, reading, bookmarking, sharing ಎಲ್ಲಾನೂ on-line . ಮನೆಲೇನೋ ಸರಿ ಆದೆ officeನಲ್ಲಿ install ಮಾಡ್ಬೇಕು ಅಂತ ಕೂತ್ರೇ ನೇರವಾಗಿ ಮನೆಗೆ ಕಳಿಸ್ತಾರೆ. ಮತ್ತು ಏನೇನೋ ಸಮಸ್ಯೇಗಳು. ಕೆಲವು ಪುಟಗಳಲ್ಲಿ font ಓದಕ್ಕೇ ಆಗದಿದ್ದ್ರೇ , ಕೆಲವು URL ಓದಕ್ಕೇ ಅಗೋದಿಲ್ಲ bookmark ಮಾಡೋಣ ಅಂದ್ರೆ .

ಅಮೇರಿಕಾದ ಗೆಳೆಯನೊಬ್ಬ ಭಾರತೀಯ ಭಾಷೆಗಳ web2.0 site ಶುರು ಮಾಡ್ತೀನಿ ಅಂದಿದ್ದ. ಅಲ್ಲೇ ಬರೆದು, save ಮಾಡಿ , ಅಲ್ಲಿಂದಲೇ ಬ್ಲಾಗಿಗೆ ಕಳಿಸೊದು , posting ಏಶ್ಟು ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿರೋತ್ತೆ ಅಲ್ವಾ. ನೋಡ್ಬೇಕು ಹೇಗಿರುತ್ತೆ ಅಂತ.

“ಭಾಷೆ” ಮತ್ತೊಂದು ವಿಷಯ. ಬ್ಲಾಗು ಅಂದ್ರೆ ತುಂಬಾ casual ಆಗಿ ಬರೀಬೇಕು, ಇದು ದಿನಪತ್ರಿಕೆ ಅಲ್ಲ ನೋಡಿ. ಆದ್ರೇ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆಯೇ ಹಾಗೆ, ಬರೆಯೋಕೇ ಒಂದು, ಮಾತಾಡೋಕೇ ಸಾವಿರ ಡಯಲೇಕ್ಟುಗಳು. ಸೀರಿಯಸ್ಸಾಗಿ ಬರೆದ್ರೇ ತುಂಬಾ ಬೋರು , casualಲಾಗಿ ಬರೆದ್ರೇ ತುಂಬಾ ವಿಚಿತ್ರ. ಒಂದು ವಾಕ್ಯ ನೋಡಿ ” ಎಷ್ಟು ಸುಂದರ ಹುಡುಗಿ ಹೋಗ್ತಾ ಇದ್ದಾಳೆ ನೋಡಿ” ಎನ್ನುವುದನ್ನೇ ” ನೋಡ್ಲಾ ಮಗಾ.. ಎಂತಾ figure ಹೋಗ್ತವ್ಳೇ…” ಇಲ್ಲಾ “ನೋಡಿ ಮಾರಾಯರೇ , ಎಂತಾ ಚೆಂದವಾದ ಹೆಣ್ಣು ಹೋಗುತ್ತಾ ಇದ್ದಾಳೆ”.

ಮತ್ತೊಂದು ಸಮಸ್ಯೆ ದಿನಬಳಕೆಯ ಅರ್ಧಕ್ಕರ್ಧ ಶಬ್ದಗಳು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿಲ್ಲ, ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಶ ನುಗ್ಗಿಸಿ ಬರೀಬೇಕು. “ಬರಹವೆಂಬ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶವನ್ನು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಗಣಕಯಂತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರತಿಷ್ಟಾಪಿಸಿ” ತುಂಬಾ ವಿಚಿತ್ರವಾಗಿರುತ್ತೆ ಅಲ್ವಾ. ತುಂಬಾ ಆಂಗ್ಲ ಪದಗಳು ಬಂದರೊ ಬೇಜಾರು. ಕಡಿಮೆ ಬರೆದ್ರೆ ಏನು ಬರ್ದಿದ್ದಾನೇಂತ ಅರ್ಥವಾಗಲ್ಲ.

ಸಧ್ಯಕ್ಕೇ ಒಂದು ಬ್ಲಾಗು ನೋಡ್ದೆ. “ಬೊಗಳೆ ರಗಳೆ” ಅಂತ (ಬ್ಲಾಗಳೆ ರಗಳೆ ಇರ್ಬೇಕು ). ಒಂದು ಅದ್ಭುತವಾದ blogroll maintain ಮಾದಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಏಲ್ಲರನ್ನೊ subscribe ಮಾಡಿಕೊಂಡ್ಬಿಟ್ಟೇ. ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಓದುವುದಂತೂ ಹಣೆಬರಹದಲ್ಲಿ ಬರೆದಿಲ್ಲ, ಬ್ಲಾಗಾದ್ರೂ ಓದೋಣ.

ಯಾರಾದ್ರೂ “ಬ್ಲಾಗು” ಶಬ್ದಕ್ಕೇ ಓಂದು ಕನ್ನಡ ಹೆಸರು ಹುಡುಕೀಪ್ಪಾ. ಕಟ್ಟೆ ಪುರಾಣಾನೊ, ಹರಟೆನೋ ಏನಾದ್ರೂ ಸರಿ. ಈ ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ನ “ಬ್ಲಾಗು” ಅಂತ ಬರೇಯುವುದೋ “ಬ್ಲೋಗು” ಅಂತ ಬರೇಯುವುದೋ ಎಂಬುದೇ ಓಂದು ತಲೆಬಿಸಿ.

Sanskrit Quotes on Blogging

No, i don’t have any Sanskrit quotes on blogging.There are couple of Subhashita ( Sanskrit quotes ), which can be applied to blogging also.

घटं भित्त्वा पटं छित्वा कुर्याद्वा गार्धभसवनं
एनकेनापि उपायेन प्रसिद्दः पुरुशो भव

Can be read as : ghaTam bhittvaa paTam chittvaa kuryAd vA gArdhabhahsvanam yena kenApi upAyena prasiddhah-purusho bhava.

Translation : if it needs to “break pots in public” or “tear off your clothes” or “bray like a donkey” to get attention, just do it. These or any other way , but Do become Famous!

This a tip for new blogger. I read it everywhere , be unique , different , and “controversial “ to be seen in blogosphear. Being controversial is very effective way to get attention , finally freedom of speech. My tip on this is Don’t create so much contovercy that it will effect your life expectancy.

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