Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Blogs-An Alternative Media?

The history of blog is a wee bit funny of course. As the wiki says Peter Merholz coined the word weblog and just like that broke it into “we blog”. This eventually turned in to the now most common word “blog”. Digging a few decades back, having a PC was a big achievement for many. Slowly people started considering PCs as any other household amenities. Likewise, internet which was once considered only as the rich man’s pie is now a necessity of every household! With the increase in the popularity of internet more and more people started consuming the web juices either to nourish their knowledge or their wealth. Now internet is considered as one of the most powerful medium to do anything in this world! And blogs are making a rave race there. Blogs are educative, entertaining, and even whining (for those who vent out their frustrations). It is used in all possible ways to communicate various messages. I can keep listing the various uses of blogs! Websites use blogs as back links to increase their hits, cinemas use blogs to advertise their latest releases, Celebs use them stay in touch with their fans, and people like me use blogs just to ramble, share ideas and opinions… blogs are evolving in to a new don of the internet. Unlike social networking sites blogs have a huge space for you to own, more privacy, more fun. Personally I feel a blog is like your own piece of land. You can build a house, invite people, shoo off people, and host a party… or whatever… it’s all your own! Coming to the professional part… online advertising has become a branch of advertising. One can make a huge career out of it in the present scenario. Online business and transactions is considered the most convenient and affordable means right now. Many blogs have now become a platform for all these online activities! Is each and every blogger using this medium in the right way? The answer doesn’t matter. Blogs are fun anyways!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Monday Morning Blues

Beating the Monday morning blues seems like a hot topic! Looks like 90 percent of the working population sail the same boat as mine… I don’t hate Mondays though! It’s just that I am at my laziest peak on Monday mornings.

Unlike the other days my Monday mornings start with forcing myself out of bed (takes at least half an hour!) and then coiling myself again on the sofa for an extra 15 min. Boom! My mind explodes… alarming me that I have less than 20 min to get ready and hit the road. I get ready in lightening speed pretending that sleep has exited my mind for at least 14 more hours.

When I start rolling my bike on the road, the traffic welcomes my sleep with a big smile again… actually I used to wonder how people can doze when they drive but believe me it certainly is possible! My eyes droops putting my life and other’s at sake. Thankfully a variety of vehicle honks and the buzzling auto drivers save my day with irritating noises that put off my sleep. And when I finally reach my destination (my office) that is the best place to serve your Monday morning right! I jus can’t resist the sleep that invades my eyes though it’s preoccupied with work! I can’t help it people!

But today…. This Monday…. I jus took a small leap forward to find out how I can make my next Monday a better one. Guess what??? I found this – experts suggest hitting the sack as early as possible on Sunday nights, the extra sleep might help dust off the sleep away from your eyes!

By avoiding sleeping in on weekends we can raise early on Monday (now that looks like a difficult one for me… may be you guys can go ahead and try that). Laugh your way to a great start by reading funny comic strips and silly jokes. Guarantee to chase the blues away. (I might want to try these). There are many more tips and tricks in the online world but what I feel is that if you have the confidence and courage to fight and throw that tiny weenie bit of laziness away… it’s is all done in one go!