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Evangelizing Blogs – Guy Kawasaki tells us the secrets of the Professionals

I just started this blog and wouldn't mind it if a few people came by to read some of what i have to say.

So i was looking for tips on how to get about spreading the word about my blog. And i came upon this post on Guy Kawasaki's blog. Guy is one of the early people behind Apple and is a very successful VC now. And he certainly knows a thing or two about marketing.

I will add my thoughts to this post once i finish reading his post and a few others on the subject.


May 13, 2006 Posted by | Blogger, Musings | 1 Comment

Desi MJ Prabu Deva and reminiscions of simpler times

Sigh. 10th standard. wonderful times. Life was all about 'hakuna matata' – No worries for the rest of our days. Or so we all thought. This was, as far as this fragile memory of mine can recollect, the first time i had gone to see a movie with a group that did not contain my parents or any combination of the seemingly endless list of relatives. A bunch of guys in our class decided to go to this new tamil movie 'Kadalan'. It was in a neighbourhood theatre just a few blocks away from home. So i guess that was a factor in my parents letting me go. And this ranks as the first of the many (ok, few) fun episodes of my youth (Ah, my youth, wither goes thou (pun intended)).

Indian Micheal Jackson Prabu Deva (all the dancing with none of the child molesting 😉 ) sent waves of appreciation throughout TamilNadu with this movie. The guy could act, do comedy and boy 'o' boy could he dance! And this was Nagma's introductory role in Tam movies AFIAK. The video is of a song from this movie is of one the most fun songs i know of.

The real revelation in this video (and the movie) is SPB – S P Balasubramanian. He is a well known play back singer. Has innumerable songs in all the 4 south indian language movies. And many hindi movie too – notable for Salman 'I'll shoot all the deer i want to' Khan. And in this movie, in addition to lending his voice, he performs wonderfully. Be it comedy or be it the heavy scenes, he matches and exceeds prabu deva and the others. Watch him dance his way to your hearts – the perfect Hardy to Prabhu Deva's Laurel. And yes, i realise Laurel is the goofy one but once you see the video you will realise why i absolutely could not cast SPB as Laurel. My mind just would not allow that!

Watch Kadalikum Pennin Kaigal … and reminisce with me of simpler times.

May 12, 2006 Posted by | Movies, Musings, Videos | Leave a comment

So it is like this …

I decided to start a blog (yet again).

I had a blog before. I blogged pretty assiduously ( YAY . Gooooooo GRE . Erm did i spell that correct ? ). Then for reasons that will become clear sometime in the future to all you dear readers ( and no, i am not talking to the RSS aggregators out there or the Google spiders ), I shut up, chucked everything and disappeared from the WWW.

I spent my time reading all the other blogs. The bloggers bragging about their traffic and blogcred, for pethamber's sake !! And some of them even had interesting stuff to say. After i had been bitten sore by the green bug called jealously, i decided that the world should not be deprived of my wise words any longer. Ofcourse that book deal I'll be making a couple of years down the line needs all the blog enteries to back it too. So watch out Kaavya ( another YAY. I am now officially a blogger. I have mentioned Kaavya. PS: She is a facebook buddy! ) – you and your 500K advance will be old news once my book deal is finalized. And yes, there will be plenty of plagarism in my work too. And I am announcing it right now – infact, that will be my main gimmic viz a viz said book.

What am I going to write about? My Life – The past, the present and the future. And not always in the same order. All the blogs I have seen seem to follow some sort of chronological order. Not Mine! I thrive on chaos. Infact chaos have been a dominant, nay defining, part of every aspect of my life. My blog will be no exception. In fact I might even have to use 'the Future Semiconditionally Modified Subinverted Plagal Past Subjunctive Intentional' grammar in quite a few of my posts. So there you have it, you now know what to expect. Fascinating stuff, I am sure you will agree.

I might not remember the exact details of any past ( or present ) events and anecdotes I am regaling you, my loyal audiance and future book buyers, with. So I plan to embelish a little here and there. What now ? Oh alright – I'll probably emblish a lot. Afterall not all of us can 'Internalize' past occurances :).

And if any of you have issues with that – well DANG IT ( Woot, Title mention !!!), its my blog, and I'll embelish if I want to!

PS: The astute reader might notice that I have quite the love affair with the puntuation symbol '!' (Otherwise known as the 'click' – see pronunciation of African names that start with '!' for further details )

May 12, 2006 Posted by | Blogger, Me Myself and I, Musings | Leave a comment