Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Request. Help!

Hello, you, all my dear people!

How is it going, reading through all my rants and ramblings? Good, I hope, considering you are still coming back to these pages!

I have a request to make today. This blog has been around for over six years now. When I started, it was just a new thing that was catching up and I thought, well, why not. I spent early days in internet centres, typing the first posts, taking dozens of photos to be scanned and put up and having to finish writing in the hour or so that I had a computer to myself. I never did imagine I would continue writing through all these years.

But I have. And this blog has been a place I have always turned to in the best and worst days and periods of my life. I like to believe that this is where I am most ‘me’, though off late I have learnt to censor the topics and people I write about. The family reads, you know!

When I started, it was that rebellious days in college. Though my parents were too liberal to give me anything to rebel against (I hold them against it, for ruining the fun of rebellion!). Yet, it made sense then to proclaim that I would live my life the way I saw it fit. I have mellowed down, of course, though life continues (mostly) on my own maverick terms.

Winding down the long story here, I have made up my mind to change the name of this blog. And I need your help. The name made sense when I started this. It still does, but I feel I need a better, more mature (ahem!) name, growing with the times and all that. Many of you dear people have followed this blog for years, many started anew. Many know me personally, many through the words I write here.

Would you please send in some suggestions? I am looking for something nice and simple, something that smells and sounds good! Mail me at the email address on the top of this page. Or leave a comment. Whatever works for you. I do have a few ideas in mind, but I would love to hear what you all might have to suggest.

If I find someone to help me with the HTML, I would like to tweek the look of this page as well. But then, that is another story.

Thank you muchly. And thank you for continuing to read these posts.


Captain Nemo said...

I think what you're using is quite alright, no need to change it really unless totally re-inventing your style.

My suggestion may sound kind of weird but I'd be surprising myself if I did not just go ahead :-P

"Dandelion Wine" It is one of my fav novels by Ray Bradbury. Why is it my suggestion? Maybe reading the whole book will be awesome way to find out. But if time is at a premium, then -

Deepa Bhasthi said...

Wow! That sounds lovely! Thanks a bunch again.
I haven't read the book, but will look for a copy.
Meanwhile, the scales are tipping dangerously towards dandelion wine.

I don't at all want to change my style, just the name, into something more appropriate.
Will take a few days and see how it goes. Thanks for the suggestion.

Giribala said...

Hi Deepa, I can help you with template or whatever changes you want to make using HTML. Send me message on FB. And if any interesting name comes to my mind, I will let you know :-))

Deepa Bhasthi said...

Giribala, thanks a bunch. I am going to take you up on that offer. I have a trip coming up soon, once I am back, will get in touch with you about this.