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by Kiran on January 16, 2012 · 12 comments

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Happy Martin Luther King Day 🙂

So, I’ve finally taken the bullet – figuratively of course. Being ill for far too long really got me thinking of my lifestyle and the changes that I must incorporate soon. I’ve been drinking boat load of fluids, getting way too much sleep (not enough), lethargic and deprived of mom’s cooking nourishment.

Above all, I’ve used this time to seriously ponder over how much time I am spending in blogging etc. It’s a huge commitment, requires a lot of hard work with NO pay whatsoever. But it’s my baby and I love doing what I do — sharing this space with each and every one of you.

Occasionally, I tend to annoy the heck out of Husband whenever I take so much time photographing foods for recipes. That takes a lot of patience and when hunger kicks in, temper’s flare!

And to top it off, I love taking zillion photos of everything! I literally click away whenever I have the chance and often given dirty looks as though as I am a crazy tourist from another world. Geez, keep cool people.

Sometimes it might come across as a total waste of time for others, but I love what I am doing. And that matters, right? I mean, it’s perfectly justified that I don’t care what others think of my hobbies so long it doesn’t hurt them in any way.

There are many more reasons as to why I chose to spend so much time blogging. But I am leaving that up to assumptions at the moment. I refuse to draw too many conclusions and just go with the flow. Sheer fun.

Hmmm.. by the way, I am feeling so much more better now and the credit goes to, of course, the Husband and the ability to rant out my frustrations on my blog. There, another brilliant excuse of blogging in my opinion 😉

I hope you all are having a healthy, ill-free, happy and prosperous 2012!!!

Thought for the day

“Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.” – Jack Handey

Question: Should there be a reason for everything you do in life?


1 Destination Infinity January 16, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Nice quote. We almost always forget that, when we criticize others. I guess hobby is different from vocation and hence it depends on how you treat your blog. To me, my personal blog is an avenue to indulge in my passion – writing. These days, I am doing more – writing a lot of travel articles, clicking away photos/ videos, etc. But the reason why I do all these things is because they enable me to write. For me, written communication/ engagement is very important.

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2 Tanvi January 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM

I would never judge you for taking pictures! 🙂

Such a good quote. True & Wise 😉

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3 easyfoodsmith January 17, 2012 at 11:24 AM

To some extent we are all in the same boat. I am not so much of a passionate photographer as you are but even then when I keep clicking pics of the food, I too invite exasperated looks from my daughter and hubby, as if I have lost my marbles! Most of my pics are clicked in absolute rush.

As to whether “there should be a reason for everything that we do in life?”, I believe we always FIND reasons in doing things that we want to do in life…
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4 Caroline January 17, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Wow, we’re too similar Kiran. I take an obnoxious amount of food photos, well, actually just way too many photos in general. I rarely travel without a camera. My friends don’t even bring a camera out with them because they expect I’ll always have one. Gotta capture those precious moments though, right?? 😉
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5 Alyse January 18, 2012 at 2:02 AM

My husband gets grumpy when I take pictures of food and delay our dinner time, too! But sometimes you just have to take ten million pictures to find the right light and angle 😉

6 Simply Life January 18, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Glad you’re feeling better! I know the time you’ve put into this blog has helped me but not only showing me great recipes but teaching me SO much about my own blog- I’m still so appreciative you took the time to do that!
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7 carolinaheartstrings January 18, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Love this post! Glad you are feeling better too! The only reason a person needs for doing something is that it makes them or someone else in their life happy in some way!

8 sujatha sathya January 19, 2012 at 11:02 PM

good you are feeling better now

yes a blog is a good companion and no one need not go “deep” into reasons for spending time blogging. it is fun and sometimes keeping it as simple as that works just fine 🙂

take care
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9 Parita @ myinnershakti January 20, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I don’t get paid for my blog either, and I too put lots of time and effort into it. I think blogging is a great creative outlet. You are so talented with your photography that I think it would be a shame not to share it with others!

And no I don’t think there has to be a reason for everything – like my mom says, do whatever you do with a pure heart, and all is well! 🙂

10 Elvirah January 24, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Even i think there is no need to have a reason to do things in life. And investing a lot of time in blog would definitely have some fruitful results when our posts in some way are helpful to others. When people get inspired or get some useful information from our daily writings, i would really feel glad and we all do i guess, right?
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11 Jay Couture February 18, 2012 at 9:03 PM

I have finally made the jump to see your blog from yelp. You are one funny person! lol Besides being a Jack Handy fan..(I am stealing your quote by the way! 😉 ) I thought your reference to taking the bullet so edgey and “wrong” I had to laugh at it’s dark humor…nice, nice. I am not advocating violence or toward any particular race or person, but it was comic genius! Keep writing.
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12 Reema March 5, 2012 at 9:41 AM

No somethings are done just like reason whatsoever 🙂
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