Read on to find the reason for the weird title. It’s actually really stupid! 😀 As always!
I’m delighted by the responses I received for the previous post. After completing it, when I read through it the final time, I had felt satisfied with what I had done. And I knew it would strike a chord with some. But, believe me, I hadn’t expected such a lot of response. It was overwhelming. I admit, it may not exactly be ‘a lot’. But what I meant is that so many out there (who don’t know me personally) actually took the time and effort to express what they felt about the post. It’s one thing to have your friends/acquaintances comment on your work, and a completely different thing to have so many ‘strangers’ tell you how similar (or different, for that matter) their thoughts are. I’m truly ecstatic…no other word to describe my emotions right now.
My day was somewhere between kinda-ok and almost-gloomy. But…all those likes and comments have, literally, turned my day around! Thank you so much! I’m glad you liked it. 🙂 And hope you continue enjoying the stuff I post over here! I’m so glad I resumed blogging and stayed. Coming back to the blogging space was one of the best things that happened to me last year! And it’s proving to be all the more awesome!
Before I continue, I’d like to point out that ‘ambivert’ is the real word for a person who is a mixture of both introvert and extrovert. I found it after I published the post. I think I’ll stick to calling myself a midovert, though, since I’ve fallen in love with the word. But those of you who don’t want to sound stupid while talking in a group, ambivert is, technically, the right word! 🙂
Coming back, apart from being super-happy, I was also provoked to think about the post, in a different angle. There were a lot of other posts (by me) which, I think, are far better than the previous one. Of course, I love them all. But there are (and always will be) personal favourites that stand above others.
When I wrote this particular post, I guess it resonated with the perceptions of many out there. Because it was something everyone could relate to and think about. There was a kind of ‘universality’ about the basic concept, as opposed to a post about personal experiences which not all can identify with or have the interest to read. So, this realization led me to a valuable lesson in blogging – if you want others to relate to your posts, write about concepts/perceptions that are more of a universal nature, like the ones everyone would have had/been through.
Like in every other aspect of life, blogging is also a space where you never stop learning. I love learning and always yearn to know more about everything. As far as blogging is concerned, I have just begun to learn. And I’m sure I’ll enjoy this journey. I already am! 🙂
Now, for the reason behind the weird title. The first part – A Lesson Learnt – refers to what I just wrote. Shiny Head is a title a friend suggested. While I was on the way to college, my friend, Vipin (it means ‘forest’ in Sanskrit), asked me why I was going then (I don’t usually go during the evening). And when I mentioned that I wanted to check my mail and blog, he instantly knew blogging was the prime reason! 🙂 He asked what I was going to write about and I replied that I would just write out whatever’s in my head. Next thing he asked was, obviously, about what was in my head right then. He happened to go bald recently (like, today!!) and that was the thought in my mind, at that moment. When I said that, he
asked if I’d write about it; I was ok with it (sounded crazy enough to me!). And he gave me permission to talk about his recently-bald head! And Shiny Head is the title he was kind enough to suggest (though I should mention that his head isn’t shiny, just bald)!! 🙂
So, Vipin came to class with an almost-bald-head, today! I say almost-bald because he chose to keep some prickly stubs of his awesome hair…Anyway, he still looks the same, idiotic, crazy guy…like always! 😀 Couldn’t praise him any better! 😛