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I survived!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Bloggers





“Hey, wonderful blog! I’m a fan”
“Thanks for the visit. I like your stuff too.”
“I’ve blogrolled you. Hope you don’t mind.”
“Not at all, you’re on my blogroll too.”

Commenting, competing, critiquing, prodding, sharing, writing for each other, laying their selves bare for each other, they became as intimate as lovers.

No, they became more intimate than lovers because they had never seen each other’s flesh and so their flesh was never a barrier between them.

Living more and more with each other’s thoughts and touching and feeling and tasting each other’s words, they mapped each other’s souls.

Bits and pieces of their identities fell away from them like beads from a broken necklace. As they spent nights caressing keyboards for each other’s pleasure, the real people they knew became dream-like, blurry, faded, insubstantial…

image from: blackmaps.wordpress.com

This is my entry for Day 2 of the April A-Z Challenge 2016

15 comments:

Vipul Grover said...

Delightful.. a totally diffrnt way of taking up this topic.. loved it:)

Sid 'Ravan' Kabe said...

Heh heh heh...nice one...

btw I am a fan and ur on my blog roll...;)

pawan said...

Good way to deal the topic!
Unique and fresh!

I will surely come back for more!

Shankar said...

wow....A very different one.... thanks for visiting my blog.....your blog is very nice...

Bharathi said...

Nice one pal. I like the way you kept it short and sweet.

Saimanohar said...

blogging in a poetic way..a refreshin change

Dhiman said...

Again a intellectual take on the topic very unique...
I liked this approach from my "run-of-mill" approach... very nice ...

IndianPundit said...

Hello
Just discovered your blog.
A very matured and intellectual post.
Cream of blogging is SELF EXPRESSION and feedback.......also blog reading gives us "food for thought".

Its a great timepass, good entertainment and a great way to meet different interesting people.

Cheers and check out my blog too.

PEOPLE, PLACES, VOICES, FACES... said...

Wow, y'all! Thanks for your visits and your comments! I value and appreciate them.

I think I've already been to most of your posts and commented on them. If I haven't already, I definitely will.

I think what I like most about blogging is the unexpected pleasant surprises when people read your stuff and leave little bits of their opinions for you in the comments box!

I also like the idea of a community of writers prodding and supporting and egging each other on. I hope I can become a part of such a community one day soon...

Cheers.
Ranee

Daisy Blue said...

Of all the blogs that I read till now in Blog a Ton I believe you are the only who has this perspective :-)

Shilpa Garg said...

Wow! A truly different take on the Cream and Scum of blogging!!
And its beautiful! :)

Vipul Grover said...

hey raneeji, jus a day lft 2 declare Blog-a-Tonic of the Month.. I am sure u hv gone thru all d posts bt where's ur vote??? Plz vote 4 the post u likd d most.. othrs hav done it, so u too do ur part nd help in making Blog-a-Ton 1, a grand success:)
Cast ur vote here:
http://blog-a-ton.blogspot.com/2009/08/update-your-post-and-get-ready-to-vote.html#comments

Aniket said...

You have subtly made a huge point with this post. We are so much at comfort with these virtual like minded friends. There are no strings attached to these friendships.

And surprisingly, even by reading a poem/vignette they understand our state of mind and feelings way better than the people whom we actually meet. I love this medium of expression and am glad to have met some of the most wonderful people via blogging.

Here's to all the friends made and the ones we're to going to find!

Michelle Wallace said...

What a delightful post!
"Bits and pieces of their identities fell away from them like beads from a broken necklace." A wonderful image!
Blogging is all about networking...meeting other folks.
Nice to meet you via the A to Z challenge.
Writer In Transit

Ranee Kaur Banerjee said...

Thanks Michelle, you're so right. Lovely to meet you too! This is my first time doing the challenge and I am so enjoying it!