Yesterday, my new friend Anonymoys left a comment on my first blog-post on Stu(Art)
Now.. Now.. Anonymous - Why would you do this to me?
Let me explain...
But First things First, let me begin with telling you this that I am relatively new at blogging and every single feedback small or large, is appreciated like a demented zombie by me.
But the unfortunate truth remains that I am not one/tenth as talented as my fellow bloggers and to make matters worse I don't hard-sell either. So even if at times it annoys the crap out of me - I still go on believing that if I am doing good work, sooner or later it will get noticed.
And even though it gives me an immense bout of pleasure every time someone leaves me a comment on my blog - I still choose not to get after people's life to do so, and hence, it does not happen a lot.
(Barring a teeny tiny percentage) Most of the people who tell me that they enjoy my blog - they do so in person- or over the phone- or through a text or on my facebook- or through an occasional email may be
and, to be completely honest, rest of them don't bother at all.
Nobody, including the best of my friends, bothers to go through the whole "tiring-tedious" process and praises my work in the comments section. Hell, I am not just talking about praise - they just don't bother to say anything at all. May be they genuinely don't like it or may be they are just too lazy to bother to write something- anything- but the truth is- that even though they are completely aware of how psyched I get, every time I see a feedback, they still don't do it - not even to make a friend happy -
The reasons as to why they don't post out here could be plenty- they may be super paranoid that if they once comment here they might get lost in a blogger's wonderland and never return to earth safely or may be it is because they find my blog insanely boring. But the point is that THEY simply DON'T CARE.
(I tell you things would have been a lot different if my blog was a picture of a girl pouting her lips to glory.)
But you, Anonymous, you brave-brave soul, you dared to cross all those barricades, pitfalls and traps that I have set on my blog for innocent visitors just like you. And you left me a comment, and a rather meaningful one at that (and still managed to return alive to tell your story).
And not just that You re-affirmed my faith- that my dream of giving India it's own Fantasy- a character, that for a change is not something copied (and poorly so) from the west- is not a total lost cause. You made me smile - you made my day and most importantly, you reminded me that I shouldn't give up.
Now why would you give me so much joy and yet deprive me of the privilege to thank you in person.
So here goes...
Please don't hide under the garb of anonymity next time - allow me the chance to at least know your name so that when I thank you for your kind words- I shouldn't feel like I am talking to a wall.
P.S. Please convey my warm regards to your friend who introduced me to you :-)