Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Blog marathon time again!
Do you remember the blog marathon that I did last year? Well, it is marathon time again!
I remember how hard it had been last year, to come up day after day with 'good posts'. I got an invite in my Inbox a little while back, inviting me to participate for the whole of June. They even give writing prompts everyday, in case you are stuck for ideas.
Last year, it was Prateek who immediately took the plunge with me. Somehow these things are a lot more fun if somebody else is doing it too. A little while ago, I tweeted " Wondering whether to do the June blog marathon. A post every day for next 30 days.If you manage to convince me I will do it. :) " Since it was past 1.00.A.M in India I really did not expect any reply back until tomorrow morning. But Nishant Kaushik replied back, asking me to do it and saying it might motivate him. :-) I have asked him to dive in with me. Let us see if he takes the plunge ;-)
I am still toying with the idea though. It is a lot of hard work after all! Last year, when I announced it, I got about 79 replies of encouragement (and like I often say, the only reward for a blogger is the comments and interactions from readers) which I must admit motivated me so much to do it. I have always acknowledged how much your comments truly matter and how they finally goaded me to even write my first book.
Today more than 700 people read me. But only a handful regularly comment. So I thought about it and finally decided that if I get a minimum of 50 requests for a blog marathon, then I will do it. After all, I would be spending a considerable amount of time on this. (and I don't even get paid--I refuse to put google ad sense in my blog or refuse to accept money for promoting stuff).
Here is the deal-- If I get 50 requests (from different people,let me specify, else I know what Reflections and Ramesh will do!) then you will then have a post from me every day, for the next 30 days,starting tomorrow!! :-) It would be either a poem or a photo or a musing or a 'mama moment' or something to make you think--but a new post it shall be, every single day.
So should I? Shouldn't I? :-) ( I can almost hear the voice-over saying Faisla ab aap ke haathon main hain with some dramatic music blaring. Heheheh.)
You decide! (and watch this space for results! :P ) I will be closely watching too :P :D