There are some things that exist online that give one a jolt of pleasure, spiking like a surcharge of electric current, giving you an instant lift, much like the Adnan Sami song. I list them here in no particular order.
1. Inbox (n) : Where n is a value > 0. Never mind even if its dictionary.com which has mailed me the word of the day (yes, I subscribe to it), I still feel happy to a see something new in my Inbox! If it is a book-praise mail, pleasure doubles instantly. If it is from good friends, pleasure increases in geometric progression depending on degree of friendship and the varying coefficient of degree of intensity of the warmth being felt towards person in question, being experienced :-) Apologies for being mathematical (Somehow I love Math--I must be a closet geek as I admitted to not only liking a much hated subject but also subscribing to dictionary.com that too in same paragraph! Eeks! What is happening to me? I must have drunk more Chardonnay than usual! :P )
2.The Ping sound on chat from a few very good friends: Need I say more? :-) I think like ringtones google should innovate and personalise the pings. So you know by the sound of the ping, who has pinged. This is particularly useful if you have left your system logged in, but are in another room, trying to do a
While on the topic of chats, I must mention that I find the G-mail emoticon for 'laugh' particularly amusing. When I type ':D' when I have said something funny or the other person has, and the way it turns around into a face and smiles at me really makes me giggle.Earlier a friend and I used to use yahoo-chat and the ROFL emoticon on that, is really funny! We used to chat with each other for hours and laugh like total lunatics!
3.Comments at the bottom of each new post.. x nice people wrote back!(where value of x is higher than 42 for having the pleasure spike. For some reason 42 is minimum acceptable comments for me to feel happy. And no, 42 has nothing to do with a certain Douglas Adams. Each comment is valued, read and replied to. I do have a special connection (not to mention a very soft corner in my heart--those lurking take the hint please!) with those who take the trouble to comment--but you already know that, don't you?
4. Statistics on my site meter, number of followers of this blog, and number of readers of this blog: Each time it increases even by one, I feel so very g.o.o.d! Thank you all who follow and all who subscribe and read.
5. Marvellous Images or posts that I stumble upon: I love looking at photos.They fill me with a sense of wonder. They make me think.They transport me for a few moments into another world. I also like reading thoughts of positivity. I am particularly fond of Gillian's images (I absolutely love her posts too) and I also love Joe's.
If you're like me, I suspect these are the very things that make you happy too. Is it? Or do you enjoy some thing else online? No--we're not talking about that something else! Hush! People under 18 too read my blog you know. ;-)
Are there anymore online happiness 'chota pack' recharges that I am missing here? Enlighten please ! :)