Hello from Hiatus!

Hello everyone! 🙂
Echoing Ishita’s words, Hello from Hiatus!
6 months was a long gap for me, both on a personal as well professional level. And I hope it will leave a positive mark on my posts. I believe that a person’s writing is an instant mirror for their personality, their knowledge, their attitude and their manners. The more you hone this particular tool, the more proficient you become, the more humble you become.

With this in mind, I have decided to be an active contributor to this site once again and hope to participate in Guest Features and Weekly Features — something I never did before. Starting with this.
#feedback ?

I tried something new and it looks cool

Guys, the Twenty Sixteen theme displays the excerpt of your post right below the title. It appears like a subheading and really goes well with the theme. So I thought about putting it to use. I created excerpts in the fashion of F.R.I.E.N.D.S’ episodes.
“The one about…”
“The one where…”
“The one with..”
https://rugwedsoman.wordpress.com/

What do you think?

#feedback

The Stepping Down Story

Hey guys! Anand stepping down is huge news. He was one of those people from the 101 who set up this community blog as an extension of the course. He is a tenacious bulldog (with all the respect in the world buddy! With a capital R 🙂 ) that stops at nothing. He read everything. Left comments on everybody’s posts and talked to everyone. This is something I personally cannot do and I respect him for that.

But, let us not forget Rashmi ( @sashay909 ) Christina ( @wynstep ) and Kristina’s ( @kristinavanhoos ) role in this site too. They are equally responsible for shaping up this site as it is today. Co-ordinating a 100+ blog with P2 theme is no easy stuff. Creating tags, setting up weekly features and some of the other great things are examples of what they did just to turn that 101 course into an extended vacation. Today the site has grown into a massive gathering of WordPress alumni. This is a good thing. This is a great thing. The community has become a forum.

And forums is something this site is NOT designed to become. When I say design I mean it visually. Stay away for a week and see tons of new people when you come back. I don’t see much of Ishita, Ivan Proust,  Garth, Arpita , Lula Harp and    most of the early members. New members are a wonderful addition.

But with a hundred more people comes hundred different perspectives. While some us find Anand to be an extremely helpful keyboard warrior typing his way through friendliness, some of us think of him as ‘that guy who just spams your comments and throws love and light at you’

Yes, someone somewhere in some corner of this blog definitely thinks like that. And that is okay. They haven’t known him since the beginning. What’s loving hug to a few is uncomfortable closeness to others. Everybody has their own perspective.

Anand’s ‘intimidating’ behaviour must party be caused due to the constant notifications. He was an admin. He must be getting notifications for every damn thing posted here. And he typed back. I believe this is the reason for his stepping down from the admin position. He needs a break. Everyone who interacts with hundreds of people needs a break. He has every right to do so.

But, let us not get sentimental. Don’t leave the site just because he is admin no more. Don’t make it look like mass resignation of the cabinet when the Prime Minister retires. Stick to the posts. Get feedback. Get help. Meet people. Stop being melodramatic. You are not here as you. This is not a social network. Here your username is your blog. Your profile is your blog. Stick to that. This is a public place. When someone points a finger at one of the people on the stage, some action will definitely happen. We certainly have no right to criticize the admins especially when we don’t know what happened. Anand is still here. Aren’t you ( @thinkerv0 ) ?


This totally needs #feedback I love typing up long posts

How’s the new year been…

How’s the new year been until now? Loving it? I certainly am. Here’s my first post of this year.
https://rugwedlive.wordpress.com/2016/01/01/the-alphabet-story/

#feedback

Happy new year!

Happy new year! Wish you an awesome 2016. #feedback for a post?
https://rugwedlive.wordpress.com/2015/12/31/the-5-battery-test-for-a-great-life/

Hello guys! I have been…

Hello guys! I have been away for too long. Things have gotten beautiful around here. Looks cool. And almost a dozen poetry notifications too. (wow! You guys have been busy!)
Anyway, I just wrote something. I need #feedback. This is first time I have tried writing about something important. What do you say?
https://rugwedlive.wordpress.com/2015/12/20/why-im-not-leaving-wordpress-for-medium/

EDIT: I couldn’t make it a hyperlink from the paperclip icon. Sorry.

People! Remember when we discussed…

People! Remember when we discussed about forming a group in Blogging 101? We later created this site. And it works. But it is the complete package. Sometimes a person just needs to message someone or ask something trivial or is having a question that really doesn’t fall under #feedback or #help . I had proposed the idea of creating a Facebook group then. I knew not everyone would agree due to their privacy concerns. Now I feel we could have a group chat there. Not a group; just a public conversation. Most of us have a separate Facebook profile for sharing posts. That’d do. What do you say? This may sound too cumbersome but it would be a nice thing if we go with it.