While perusing the Internet I stumbled upon my old blog write-ups from 2002-2005 which were created on Blogger. It felt good going back to those writings to get a personal sense of how much times have changed me. The posts were more or less written as diary notes quite mindless of the anxiety that it was meant for public viewing. In a way, I’m glad I wrote them because it evokes a sense of nostalgia in me. Take, for instance, this note from my amazing 2002 holiday in Hong Kong where I was still applying my latent photographic skills using my Dad’s old film Pentax camera. It also mentions some connections from that era which I have left behind (or rather they have moved forward) and had I not mentioned them in this post I assure you I’d have no realization left of them. Honestly, it feels great to come across a missing testimony of my time from the past decade which was lost in the surge of the Internet before social media completely swooped down upon my existence. It also brings the heartache as to why I stopped personal blogging.
This one’s pretty interesting. One of my last personal notes was in 2005 where I state that the Mumbai Metro would start in 2013 and it did start services on the Versova-Ghatkopar line almost a decade later in 2014. Now for those of you wondering why I stopped blogging on Blogspot, time constraints apart this account was probably the last one I operated on a public domain before moving on to blogging on my personal domain, in that, I was the first individuals to adapt to WordPress as a blogging tool for its wide array of plugins. Sadly those early posts have been lost due to a server crash in 2005! And before I started blogging on bhooshan.com it served as a canvas for my creative urges, but not as a full-fledged online portfolio, which has now moved to bhooshan.net.
Now the question remains, what should I do about my old Blogger account? Well, the verdict is still out. :-)