Apu tagged me to write 7 random things that people don’t know about me, I twisted the tag just a little to make it ‘Seven things people do not know about me as a typical Indian blogger’.
Some of these would apply to many other bloggers I guess. Do tell if these apply to you too…
1. I find WORD VERIFICATION on Blogger blogs discouraging. Sometimes I read a post but don’t comment when faced with the challenge of Word Verification.
I did not use it when my blog was on Blogger, because I didn’t think it was nice to make it difficult for a reader to comment 🙂 I had enabled comments moderation and and it took one click to delete spam comments, if any.
I once blogged about it here, in “Do you hate comments?”
2. I find reading updates in Google Reader convenient. 😆
Also… although plagiarism is a risk, and Shetal Shahs do exist 😐 I still prefer an entire post instead of a snippet in the reader.
I don’t understand why some blogs do not give easy options for subscription. 😯
I have made sure nobody misses this icon on my blog! 😉
If you missed it – click at once and subscribe. 😈
3. I think a lot of us also click on comments to follow commentators to their blogs. If the url or blog address was filled in the column provided (while leaving a comment), then you have left your foot prints behind. This makes it easier for anybody who found the comment interesting, to reach your blog.
4. I use READ IT LATER – a one click wonder to save pages one plans to read later. This also means there is no need to keep 10-15 tabs open and slow down the computer.
Readitlater, a Firefox add-on can also be added to Ipod or Iphone. [Click here to install]
5. Shareaholic [Click to install] is another one-click-wonder – I use it to tweet any posts I like, including my own updates. Shareaholic can also be used for tweeting our search engine terms 🙂 Or with Gmail, Facebook, Google Reader – though I have never tried these.
6. I miss using Windows Live Writer on MacBook. I wish there was something equally convenient that could be used on MacBook 😦 Any ideas?
7. I completed one year on WordPress on April 5. Spent an entire day adding badges, updating links on old posts, adding a new page called ‘Headers‘.
And exploring Blog Stats 😆 I found that the most fascinating of all 🙂
I was amazed to find what people were searching for when they were directed to this blog 🙂 Some of the terms were funny, but some of the searches reveal a lot about us as a society.
Let me end this list with another list…
Search Terms 🙂
The largest number of search terms on any web site are I suppose always the blog and the blogger’s name, so I will ignore the ihm, ihm on WP, indian homemaker etc.
The next most popular terms were these.
(Will soon link them to relevant posts)
joru ka ghulam meaning 143 [Post: Some Joru ke Gulaam I am proud of 🙂 ]
when did women start working 68 [ Post: When did women start working?]
meaning of joru ka ghulam 17
Joru ka Ghulam 16
when did women start to work 20
when did women begin to work 17
Some made me sad… 😦
what cultures approve of teen marriages? 1
indian girls life so sad 1
joint family system bickering and fight 1
indian mothers donot care for daughters 1
mumbai girls wear jeans 1
And a shocking number of these. (These terms were spread over a year, but still are a lot) – I have never believed all women are suited for, or should be expected to enjoy motherhood, this makes me doubly sure.
i don’t like being a mother 18 [Post: What I don’t like about being a mother.]
don t like being mother 17
hate being a mother 16
It’s obvious that we need posts like ‘Sex education has nothing to do with Blue Films’ –
how to handle your daughter pre(marital sex) 1
does smoking ruin a womans sex appeal ? 1
And many more single searches of similar kind.
And… I wish this blog had answers to these ones! 🙂
how to be witty like shahrukh 1
speech on gulmohar tree 1
I would love to read similar lists from whoever would be kind enough to pick this tag 🙂 Please do!