What with all my comings and goings, a little anniversary I’d planned to celebrate quietly has been entirely passed by. Sunny Days is now over three years old. I’d started the blog as a lark during a brief holiday in
Sunny Days was originally in Rediff (the old posts can still be seen there) and the tagline reflects the dialup connection we used to be dependant upon then. Ah, the slow old days…It’s seen a lot since then. If anybody had hopped along back then and told me I’d end up being married to V, not to mention carrying his child, in three short years, I don’t know who’d have been more startled, the man, his brother or me. (I knew the brother-in-law before I knew the husband, in fact I love telling people I married my friend’s younger brother.)
The old blog saw me through the mad days between BA and MA, when I suddenly decided to start on a career. I had begun writing for The Statesman by then and the blog records my journalistic endeavours as a serious of panic-attacks about overdue deadlines. Then followed the phase where I did only theatre in various forms and that too is chronicled, in fits and bursts. The parents had moved to
A year ago I moved to Blogspot, on Rimi’s urging. I suspect that had a lot to do with the kid trying to get me to read her blog in the first place, but after I’d got used to having to actually navigate the marshlands of HTML, I realized I was having quite a good time. So, I moved and have been here ever since. That’s the story, more or less.
I’d begun archiving the old posts from Rediff over here, but it’s still not complete. In the meantime, thanks to my last job and Blogspot too, I’ve actually understood what HTML tags are. I even put up one or two little thingies on my sidebars by myself, including the counter, and the weathergirl, and the little marquee at the bottom which everybody misses. (The term sidebar though I picked up from the graphic designer I married.)
Seriously but, three years, huh? Makes you think. And if you thought the blogging has been sporadic the last three months, I’ve got to tell you it used to be far worse earlier. But I think it was over here at Blogspot that I got into the public nature of blogging, and realized the attractions of writing for eyes other than mine own. So I guess Sunny Days is here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future. Happy birthday, kid, and may you have many more.