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Bloggerstock: Do-over

This post is by Dominick Mills, coming to us, thanks to Bloggerstock. Dominick aka Lije blogs at Lije’s Mindstate. My post on this month’s Bloggerstock topic will appear at That Ain’t Kosher.

And here is Dominick’s post for you

Hello I’ll be talking about a period in time I would like to do-over, however I couldn’t think of anything so I went in another direction….I’d like to thank Bloggerstock and punchagan for the opportunity leak my thoughts on this page….

I hope the readers understand that my views does not reflect those of the host’s page..before I get started though Let me take the time out to explain what Bloggerstock is all about. Bloggerstock is the brainchild of a small group of bloggers who connected on 20SB. The idea comes from the concept of a blog-swap in that maybe we could create our own kind of event where we all wrote posts to be posted on the next person’s blog. Essentially forming a blog-ring.

There’s a lot of things in life everyone would like to relive and do differently..I’ve been giving it some thought and it’s been racking my brain for the whole month now…I came to the conclusion that I have nothing I’d like to really do-over…

My reason for this is that I wouldn’t be this person I am…and I wouldn’t alter it in anyway…I love what I’ve become…if it weren’t for all the good and bad that occurred during my life time..I wouldn’t even be here writing this….or I wouldn’t even have the same goals and all my aspirations would be small…I know this all sounds weird but giving the fact that I am a weird person, those who know me, this is expected…I believe in things happening for a reason and without these occurrences we’d be something totally different, and

maybe not becoming what we’re suppose to be in life…sometimes we look at situations and think, ” Just maybe if I had done this… or maybe if I hadn’t…” even if my decisions had made into a bum on the streets I think I would feel the same way…truth is we all have regrets..learning to live with them is the hardest thing to do..we tend to get caught up in the moment and want to relive those things..either for the good or the bad…but we fail to realize that it is those things that build character not for today but for our tomorrows.

Whether it’s falling for the wrong person, being back stabbed from a friend, getting hoodwinked from a stranger, or missing out on an opportunity….all of these are just life’s lessons being taught..with that being said you should never sulk over a decision we’ve made…in the end we’re our own cause of grief or happiness so don’t whine about it stuff that’s happened….accept what has happened and move forward…don’t hold on to them, but don’t forget them either…these are turning points in our lives so appreciate them..

Well that’s all I have to conjure up on the matter..though it kind of went against the topic a bit but hey am stubborn lol.. once again I’d like to thank punchagan for allowing me to feature on Rustic Reverie and also Bloggerstock for providing me with the opportunity to express myself on a fellow blogger’s page.. here’s a link to my page to view my featured blog post


One Hundred

2010-08-17 Tue 20:18

The previous post, was the One Hundredth post on this blog. As 9 suggested, I just want to say Yay! and thank my readers!

I’d like to thank all the people who gave me those small nudges to write something down here and hope at least one person has found something useful here.

Thanks to all the people dropping in here, regularly; Bearing with whatever sort of stuff I put up here. :)

Thanks to everybody who took the time to comment here.

Special thanks to niku, Rini, and ntveem for inspiring me with their blogs. [All three of them have moved on to better things than blogging.]

Lesson with RSS feeds & WordPress

2010-08-04 Wed 09:07

In a world of (RSS & Atom) feeds, deleting your posts is not the way to do it.

First re-post using no content and give the post some time for it to be caught by the feed aggregators. Then, delete your post.

Update: This post also has similar advice.

org2blog annoyance

2010-08-03 Tue 03:14

I hate it when I’m trying out things with org2blog – fixing bugs or adding features – and my testing buffer gets posted. Why do I keep passing the prefix argument with C-u? I should probably work with a local instance of WordPress.

I’m back

After a short break, I’m back to blogging! A few things have changed meanwhile. A lot haven’t.

  • Noetic Nought shall now be called Rustic Reverie.
  • The Blogs I read page is now manually populated. More pages might be coming soon.
  • My web presence has almost been reduced to just this blog. I hope to be blogging more often this time around. I guess I’ll have shorter and more frequent posts. “Release early, Release often.”
  • I’ve been inspired by Sacha Chua and her wonderful blog. She puts up anything that –
    • she may look up in future.
    • could be remotely useful to anybody on this planet.

    I like her idea of “thinking of writing as sketching”. “Keep repeating yourself, until the core message floats to the top”. It feels similar to the idea – “Release early, Release often.”

  • Also, Thanks to Madhu and Vattam who set an impossibly high standard by having their resumes and letters of recommendations and other “personal” stuff on version control on public repositories.
  • All my posts will be made from org2blog – a little org-mode based client that I hacked up. Emacs and Org-mode all the way! This is the first post by me (and probably anybody) from org2blog!

Posts.. 2

These days my strolls, in the blog-o-sphere, have grown manifold both in their numbers and lengths. And with every passing step… self doubts mount up. I begin to wonder if my blogs even worth its w8 in ‘seconds’. Like the thousands of others in this world, I could post something in one of these genres but..

  • Techno Blog. [On various latest hardware, softwares, gadgets et al..]
    But I ain’t a geek to be able to post such stuff. If I ever posted something of this genre.. it would just be a copy-paste job.. isn’t of any great value, given the readership of my blog.
  • Scientific Blog. [With the latest advances in various disciplines of Science]
    Again a case similar to the previous one. Not of much use
  • Literary Blog.[Stories n Poems n other Creations.]
    I ain’t a creative being and rarely indulge in such creative acts. Would be foolish
  • PhotoBlog.[Creative Pics/Paintings, Worthy of Display]
    I own no camera and don’t borrow one too often. Also haven’t got a very Creative eye to capture magic from the ordinary. Un-healthy
  • Daily Diary. [An account of my day-to-day tidings]
    My life ain’t overflowing with adventures. I am presently leading a non-adventurous, pretty monotonous life that would be uninteresting to readers of all classes. Ruled out for the lack of utility.
  • Current-affairs Blog. [An account of today’s, this week’s happenings]
    Not interested in being a Journalist, there’s already lotsa people who can handle the job better.
  • Humour Blog. [Laugh and Let Laugh!]
    Again there’s a lot of it already online, and with a sense of humour like mine, the difference made would be Nought.
  • Inspirational Blog. [Inspire others to do their best.]
    Its pointless preaching what I don’t practice. That would be hypocrisy.
  • Information Blog. [Any info possibly..from pet-care to ethnic goan recipes…]
    I haven’t yet crammed in so much into the super-computer on my top-floor to beat Google.
  • A Mixed Bag. [Posts of multiple genres]
    Impossible. The bag’s already empty for every item of it has already been ruled out.

Do I still need a BLOG?

ps: Prevention of boredom-induced-insanity is the one and only genuine reason(known to me) for the continued existence of my blog.


I am beginning to notice something about my posts [ok.. there aren’t many that make it here.. :P] There are sometimes, when I feel I should write about a specific thing. I feel as if, there has to be a post about this, and there’s no way I can’t write about it.

But then I have limited access to net here… and even less time when I’m alone, to write up something. I definitely cannot access net immediately, whenever I get that ‘feel’ to write about something. So the post is postponed… And later, when I think about it, or do get access to net… it seems that topic isn’t worth writing.. or that ‘feel’ isn’t there anymore..

I wonder if this would have been the case with my other posts too.. if only I waited longer to post them?? [But on reading some of the older posts I don’t feel so much that way…] Am I being lazy?? [Is this how other blogs die down?] Is it that my life is dull and boring here (if it was so bad.. I guess I would’ve managed to write about boredom! :P).. and there’s nothing worth writing? [and I am just thinking of something to keep my blog alive?] Is my blog closer to its end than it is to its beginning? [I don’t think so.. its only a matter of time before I get back to coll.. :P] But is it the best way to be posting [instinctively… immediately]??? Or is there something better that I should be learning.. that I should have learnt by now??

BTW.. why do people blog at all?? What’s the whole point of Blogging? [Yes, I haven’t still understood what it is.. even after about 30 posts…]

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