Announcing a looooong Blog Holiday!

Written by vik

Topics: Blogging, Life

I am very busy now thanks to assignments, Ph.D. synopsis, incoming exams and other sundries.

I am still unemployed, single, poor, unhappy and whatnot and I am dying to change the status quo by getting a good job, marrying and the like! 😀

That all my previous attempts at changing my life have failed is immaterial; my plans keep failing but I don’t fail making new plans! 😉

So, this year too I am going to put some irons in fire and I hope some chickens will hatch by the end of the year. Amen!

So, I will refrain from blogging for next many months now (say, until November 2009).

I have made many friends in the blogosphere in last 50 days and will surely keep an eye on your rantings/musings from my feed reader though my comments on your posts will be few and far between.

I take a lot of time in making friends (a year passes without me knowing the names of my classmates) but I have made many friends in the cyberspace in a very short time! 😀 So, thank you!

I have 5 pending tags (from Indian Home Maker, Nimis 540 aka Nimmi,  Mesoliloquy, Oorja and Gunmeen). I will do them as and when I resume blogging.

Feel free to contact me if I could be of some help to you (including seeking blogging help, suggestions on themes etc.; I love giving such tips).

flower4youAdios! Ciao! Phir Milenge!

P.S.: 1. You may add me on Orkut or Facebook and/or keep an eye on my Friendfeed profile.

2. Animated scrolling GIF typewriter from Screedbot.

3. My Blog Stats (1 Jan , 09 – 25 Feb, 09): 5658 hits, 413 comments (including mine), busiest day : 24 Feb 09 (222 hits)!

Edited to add: I have a tendency to overdo things! So, it will be hard for me to choose the suggested option of intermittent blogging. I will be back just the same.  My need for catharsis will surely bring me back to action.

112 Comments Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Dev says:

    You came, you saw, and you left!

    “I am still unemployed, single, poor, unhappy and whatnot”

    Let’s imagine you were on other end..I mean you had a job, you were married, you had money and so on..
    Then, most likely, you would have said..

    “My job sucks, I have marital problems and I need more money”
    lol..Iam just kidding but the point is as long as you are alive and in normal health, there is always hope. 😉
    Good luck with your stuff dude..hope to see you back here soon.

  2. Ronak says:

    I was really taken aback reading this post… such a loooong holiday ??!!

    Trash out whatever adjectives you have mentioned in the beginning of the post.. As long as you enjoy each moment of your life, nothing else is relevant…

    Liked your spirit:

    “my plans keep failing but I don’t fail making new plans!”

    All the best for your studies, and we’ll surely miss your creative posts…

    (In the meantime, if you are tempted even to put a few lines on your blog, please do not hesitate… 🙂 )

  3. Nimmy says:

    Hey hey Vikas…

    While i read the post,I was going to comment the same line that Dev said-you came,we became friends and now you are leaving so soon..

    But yes,there are more imp things in life,especially acdemics bcoz they are stepping stones to success..

    Nevermind about failures,what is imp is in hanging in till the end…I agree with Dev that as long as we have physical and mental helth,nothing is impossible..Aboveall,you have a very positive attitude and it reflects in your words.Thatz your strength and make sure you never lose it..

    I wish you good luck and don’t bother about comments,even without them,i will remember you as a friend who gave lot of suggestions and directions…

    And maybe not long posts,but do post one liners or two liners about your statusco 🙂

    Take care 🙂

  4. oorja says:

    all the best for your studies and it is a wise decision to concentrate on that as it will take a you a long way in life.
    blogs will still be there. we will be here only.. and if not it is not difficult to make friends here..

    All the best 🙂

  5. Solilo says:

    All the best Vikas!

    First priorities in life.

  6. Subrahmanya says:

    Just came across your blog via your comments on nanopolitan. And then say this loooong holiday post! I understand you are pursuing Ph.D. Don’t you think you should share your experience with others?

  7. Vee says:

    That Long!!!! That’s really really long.. do peek in now and then.. 🙂

    Anyways, added u on FB.

  8. Anubhuti says:

    Hey! This is aurum. Thanks for your comments!’re going on a hiatus! Oh well. Have a good time!
    – Anubhuti

  9. hey vikas, so sorry couldnt reply in the morning , was a little tied up. will miss u and your posts surely. but do stop by sometimes, though i understand you will be hard pressed for time. but nevertheless i’m glad you have priorities set in place. take care. will look forward to hearing from you.

  10. Arpit says:

    nov 2009 .mmmmm……….that way too long
    you wouldnt be able to refrain from blogging for so long
    anyways…………..we all will be waiting for you
    chao 😛

  11. Getting a good job, marrying will make you more poor, unhappy and whatnot LOL 🙂

  12. Ambika says:

    First thing first, thank God you added the back-up to your Gif typewriter!! After a time I got frustoo 😛
    Btw, I can’t quite imagine you off the cybercity for that long (you’re replying to comments, nevertheless!!) 😉 So, see you sooner.. A lot sooner actually.. 😛

  13. Ambika says:

    Hey, there’s is just 1 problem with this Comment threading thingy.. I have to give 1:1 replies which unnecessarily shoots up my Comment Count!!

  14. Dev says:

    Hope to see you soon in a much better avtaar!! 😉

  15. Vee says:

    So, did you see or not??? What’s the conclusion?

  16. Jagjit says:

    Change and all… Yeah, I too feel that need of a drastic turn that would change it all – at least for sometime. Wish you a change! 🙂 And that Screenbot is really sexy. I’d surely need some blogging help from from you. You seem a pro at cool things 🙂 tc. it was fun to read.

  17. Jagjit says:

    Screedbot* I just realized.

  18. Julie A Ray says:

    Hey Vikas! Jobs will come and go—same applies to marriages too!–but a thesis submission gives more pleasure than any of the above.
    Come to the US for sure. But 2 years is eternity in the US—and then like millions of us, you can never go back! Sadly so! This place just sucks you in. Enjoy your jobless, marriageless freedom now. God has many adventures in store for you when you are still single!

  19. Julie A Ray says:

    About RSS feeds—-how do I fix it?

  20. Mike says:

    Just passing by.Btw, you website have great content!

  21. Ambika says:

    “..I am dying to end my bachelorhood.”
    Nice of you to accept it publicly.. 🙂 😛

  22. Jagjit says:

    Dude, I am here again. To bother you this time.

    Suppose I buy an independent domain name e.g. Can I still use blogger functionality? Or would I have to do the designing, programming at my end? Throw some light please.

    Thanks a lot!

  23. Serendipity says:

    Aww! Cant u do both? 🙂

    Good luck anyhoo.

  24. chandni says:

    what? no blogging till Nov 2009?

    That’s not allowed!

    chup chaap blog karte raho and keep working on the other things alongside 🙂

    may u have a great 2009

  25. Julie A Ray says:

    book widget–will look. thanks!

  26. Alex Towler says:

    Wow theres a lot of comments here. You are clearly loved and your fans will miss you. I will read back through your posts and get a feel for your writing hopefully when I have read them all you will be back with new content.

    Thank you for visiting my Blog – wow you did this theme? its stunning I love it. Thank you so much

  27. Solilo says:

    Vikas, Hope your assignments are going well.

  28. Shefaly says:

    Just so you know, when I was writing my PhD thesis, I blogged most prolifically. People who read my blog kept my morale up through their emails and comments and messages. The blog writing bit was my break. I wrote small and long posts and originated the 1 sentence journal.

    Work is no excuse for not living life. 🙂

  29. Arnav says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog

  30. Anna says:

    Don’t stop blogging! You’ll be missed – I just discovered you! Anna x

  31. azim1070 says:

    hi vikas. its not so good to stay away from the blog people. i think our friends are the biggest assets. yes! it is true that this realisation comes when you have lot of money with you. hope and pray that you achieve all, what ever you want and, which are beneficial to you.

  32. How dare you stop blogging. I should fart in yoru face

  33. I am not able to comment on your holi blog.why? the pics did make me nostalgic. I miss the International food festival too..

  34. Arpit says:

    i read the jnu entry
    lovely ……you got to do a photo post 😛
    look i told you …you cannot resist blogging ( clever ah ……jumped on to the other blog 😆 )

  35. Arpit says:

    see, thats the magic of blogging 😛
    i will surely check out the new blogs but not before 21 (its actually the last exam )
    wait for my comments ……….i am going to add on to the no. of hits
    great going 😛

  36. Alice says:

    i was on a super long break as well… trying to come back though… good luck with whatever ur doing…!

  37. Julie A Ray says:

    thanks!! and when is this long holiday ending?

  38. Nita says:

    I guess I am late on this post although I did know you are taking a break from blogging because of a comment on my blog. Somehow I missed this post but then I have not been too regular myself.
    Vikas, everyone has been unemployed at some time or the other so chill. You are doing something anyways. If you were doing absolutely nothing then it would be a cause for worry!
    Hope you get back to blogging soon.

  39. Arpit says:

    well its award time for someone 😛
    just check your mail
    i am highly impressed with your camprapid fire blog
    kudos to you 😛

  40. rads says:

    Vikas, Thanks for dropping by. We all get overwhelmed every now and then, but ultimately what we enjoy doing, we always come back to it.
    I am feeling quite suffocated myself at this point in time,but writing’s always been an outlet and a comfort. So yeah, do what you have to do, just enjoy it 🙂


  41. SAG says:

    Hmmmm… I started reading you blog and you are taking such a looooong break, not done!
    I came to your blog through Arpit’s. Got kinda hooked with your blog, linking you to mine, hope that’s ok with you 🙂
    Good luck!

  42. Appu says:

    “That all my previous attempts at changing my life have failed is immaterial; my plans keep failing but I don’t fail making new plans!”- KEEP UP THE SAME JOSH!!!! 🙂

  43. Mahendra says:

    Hi, just dropping by to say Hi only to find out you’re on a hiatus. Hope you’re back to regular blogging soon!

  44. rinda1981 says:

    I hope this is not an exclusive club & I’m a newbie here. I just found your blog via wordpress forums, someone posted a question about unable to update a comment. Anyway, I just want to say thanks for your positive remark, I did update my profile after that. Anyway, you got a beautiful blog, I know you don’t post here much, but I just wanted to say Hi! & thanks. Hope that’s ok with you. Take care

  45. briseis09 says:

    Awww, that’s too bad. I just found your blog too. But … all the best with your studies. Totally agree with everyone that is the foremost importance in life.

    I suppose I’ll just read your older blogs and see if there are any other cute little stories and funny one liners and such as many say here.

    Happy studying and hope you will be well. Hope you drop in now and then.

    Loves & Huggles,
    Briseis09 :O)

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  47. Arpit says:

    bells are ringing for a new post and a fresh wordpress theme !!!!!! 😛

  48. Ambika says:

    Yayy!! Mine is the 101st comment!! 😀
    And everybody is losing their page views!! Yayyy again!!

  49. kaddu says:

    Hello Vikas!

    Just landed here – saw you’re off the radar for a while! 🙁

    No issues – just wanted to comment… your blog seems full of vibrant energy & life… & so do you! Specially love your tag line – “To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong”. So true.

    Anyways… all the best for your exams! See you when I see you…


  50. Neha Kapoor says:

    I just stumbled upon your blog, loved it and now I see you’re leaving…*sigh*

  51. chrysanti says:

    Good Luck, vikas!! hopefully u get a job soon.. and also getting married! so ur life is completely happy.. 🙂

  52. Ambika says:

    Hiiiiiiiii……… How you doing?? 🙂

  53. Indyeah says:

    How have the exams gone?:)