Task for Day 8 on Blogging 101 was to say hi to neighbours and comment in their blog posts. And for Day 9, the task was to post something inspired by the blogs that I commented on the day before.
I am a continuous blog hopper. I can read blog posts day in and day out and never get bored. If blog hopping was a game, I would have been the champion hands down. But I rarely make any effort to leave a comment and share a piece of my mind with the blogger. The assignment for Day 8 made me read others’ blogs with the objective goggles on. It did something. It opened up my mind. Instead of reading on the surface, I started reading to understand.
I came across these excellent pieces on Human Trafficking by Suraj and on racism by Jonathan Olivier.
And I read this post about ‘Not Harming Others‘, a translation of the world renowned saint poet Thiruvalluvar’s works, by NV Subbaraman. I recently started following his blog and there is a ton of information there. I am amazed to see that he posts everyday at around 5.30 AM.
By the way, as I’m writing this, I’m just realizing the thread that connects these three posts. All the three posts are against the harm imposed on other people. Now, how is that for coincidence?
If you are thinking that I am going to continue about my views on harming/not harming others, you are wrong. I am not going to. Without an ounce of doubt, I appreciate and admire the above posts. But writing about serious issues is something that I am not comfortable with. Yet. I will take a cue from the above posts and refrain from harming you guys with my thoughts.
Then there was this post from Georgiemoon that was fun to read. An anti-bucket list. It was quite amusing. It is about the list of things that you never ever want to do in your life. I am so terrible that I neither have a bucket list nor an anti bucket list. Not even a to-do list. I don’t know what I will do or not do in the future. Oh wait, does that mean I am living in the present? Am I enlightened? Not really. It may be just that my “nothing box” is bigger than usual and always active. (Refer first few minutes of ‘Tale of two brains‘ by Mark Gungor)
Another blog that I started following recently is that of Ioana, a music teacher from Romania. This blog is elegantly designed and wonderfully written.
There are lots of other blogs that I started following after I enrolled for Blogging 101 that I have not mentioned here. But, I am looking forward to connect with and learn from every one of them.
17 thoughts on “Be nice to thy neighbour”
Mark Gungor is the best! 🙂
Yes, he is. His videos are fun trip.
Hello blog hopper! Thanks for hopping onto my blog, and for your nice comments. Keep up the good work, and good luck with your blog.
Hello! Thanks for the comment. Your blog is interesting.
You have such a nice “voice” in your posts. You’ve mixed the serious and the humorous here in a way that makes me want to read more. Oh, and that “I came. I saw. I screwed up.” is awesome! Keep up the great work!
I actually looked for somebody posting about Assignment no 9, as my baby deleted the e-mail this morning before I manage to ready through it and I didn’t know what to do today. Thanks to you, I know 😉 and thanks to you I went through other blogs you mentioned, since I like the way you wrote about them and I decided they must have been nice things to see. So, thanks to you (again) i will discover new blogs and have one more blog to follow on my list, without searching through hunderds (yours, of course).
I start regretting that my blog is in Polish. I can “meet” so many other people writiing in English, but they can’t infortunatelly “meet” me. Well, maybe one day.
Love the mention! Glad to see that you felt like you learned something by reading my blog post.
Sadagopan,U R indeed an excellent ‘blog hopper’! I am particularly happy and grateful to U for appreciating the VOICE OF VALLUVAR. That VOICE has UNIVERSAL APPEAL. Thanks in millions.
I loved UR presentation on being nice to the neighbor. S U have been so nice to UR unseen and unmet neighbor N V Subbaraman!.
I agree that it is difficult to take the time to read other blogs. I just set aside days when I read not write to improve my time management.
Thank you, Amy. Glad you liked it. I was browsing through your posts and I like your Flash Fiction posts. I have subscribed already 🙂 looking forward.
Yes I did. And I haven’t even started digging into all your posts yet. I like the way your write. Thanks for the comment!
Thanks for your kind words. Those who can, Create. those who can’t, Consume. People like you create and make my blog-hopping enjoyable. 🙂
Thanks for commenting. I am good in planning activities but find it challenging to follow through 🙂 Time Management is the need of the hour for me.
Thank you for taking time to comment. Glad you found it useful.
Your blog looks great with grids and nice pictures. May be if it was in English, you would have connected to more bloggers. But you do have decent number of followers in Polish also. Your call 🙂
Thanks for the follow–I’m afraid my blog is terribly random right now, but I’m slowly learning what it might be when it grows up! 🙂
Do you think your’s is more random than mine? 🙂
You re nicer to the neighbors than me! Congrats.