As much as I hate to do this, and as much as my near-and-dear friends told me “Don’t do this man, just don’t”, it is with a heavy heart that I am stopping this blog for a minimum of 6 months effective from today. I may re-start this blog from September 2010 onwards, subject to many conditions. I have been asked “Why now?” by all those who knew about this in advance, and sadly I have no reply to that question even now. It is a drastic decision from my side, a very rash decision. But I just felt that it needed to be done.
No, the movie “Leader” did not inspire me to make such a drastic decision. I had made my decision around 16th/17th of January this year. I was at the peak of my depression then, and I just wanted to do something drastic. I started evaluating what went wrong with my life, and in that process realized that the most important thing to me (apart from my parents) was my blog. It was not something that was wrong, but it felt like it had got to me. Yes I was in love with my blog, and each of its 25 followers, and each of the 63 people who have made a useful/encouraging comment in it as of now (Yes I do keep track folks). Their names I have listed in this link here (with due messages for each of them) for everyone to see.
My blog has been a very integral part of my life for the last 3 years. I have lived a complete different life though it – I have argued with folks, received threats, and got nice reviews for it. Some days, the only thing that kept me blogging was the fact that some friends used to tell me – “Dude, when we feel bored we open and read your blog. Always something good to read in it”.
I never tried to market my blog – and honestly I am very poor at marketing things. But I was content with what I wrote, as I wrote mostly for myself. Seeing so many people relate to what I wrote made me a very happy man.
This blog was supposed to be a good CV point, and you are all responsible for making this my best CV point yet. Thank you all for your support.
I hope that by September, I would be a more sensible and less frustrated person than I am now.
P.S. I have started a book-review blog (Link here) that I will keep updating as and when I feel like it. It won’t be regular, nor would it be addictive.