I started blogging back when blogging was a new 'it' thing. I think it was somewhere in 2003 or 04. I deleted my blog once, only to come back again. I used it as a place to just rant, rave and post about the songs I liked. A large part of it were rap lyrics.
From a very young age, I was addicted to the spoken word. English was not my native tongue, but I spoke and wrote enough to be able to survive. Sometimes, they say your gift is a curse. Hip hop music, rhyming, writing raps and recording music led me into the music world where I kind of got lost. There were not many rappers in my hometown. Even lesser where the western music enthusiasts. Don't get me wrong, Indi-rock or just Rock n Roll was just becoming commercial. Chennai had a deep underground movement which was manifesting into a big juggernaut with the advent of the internet.
With this in mind, I quit making music and anything even semi-pro. You can get the kid out of hip-hop but you can't get the hip-hop out of the kid. I was still a big fan, avid listener. That still remains in-tact. When I used to search for various rap lyrics of the different tamil songs which featured rappers, I was left with googling. Many times, I posted the lyrics after decoding them myself so that I can go back to them. According to the Google Analytics, my blog is still pretty popular for people who want to read these lyrics. 80% of my traffic comes from search engines. None of this was intended.
My other love in life, technology was growing faster than anything else that can grow. I become a techie, an IT worker among the millions of other Computer Science Engineers in India. The web still continues to fascinate me. Web development is my life now. There comes a moment in life when you have to let go of things. I've lost many things in life. Money, loved ones and interest in various facets of lifestyle. I guess it is time to take out all the skeletons in this blog and bury them once and for all.
I started this blog as a confused teenager. Then it became the angry young adult who didn't think before acting. Music was my outlet. Rap was my medicine. It still continues to be. However, with the changes in privacy, technology and the digging people do to unearth facts about you, I have lost faith in continuing this blog anymore. That does not mean I will not continue blogging. There will never be complete anonymity in the internet.
Given that, and that I don't think I have a great person readership or anything like that, I plan to put this blog to rest. I will not delete it, as anybody can still get it from web archives. It will remain in the annals of web history, that there was once this blog. Or until Google deletes it or Google shuts down (rather impossible). I know I've done this before. Leaving the stage to only come back and entertain. But this time, its for real.
So, adieu my friends, readers, spammers and countless people who have been part of this blog's journey.
P.S: I will be moving to blogging at some other place. Possibly my own website. Who knows what the future holds in store? I'll edit this post with a link when I launch my next venture.