Yesterday, as I went through blogs created by family and friends, I was suddenly racked by curiosity as to who had hogged the blogger site with my first name. And I typed out archana.blogspot.com. The site popped up (with some really silly background having pink kittens) and to my horror I found that it had my name and my thoughts on it. My heart raced as I thought through a 1984-ish possibility where somebody monitors everything you do, albeit with a technological advancement which comes up with on-demand thought-publishing websites depending upon who types out the web-site name. Then this scenario sounded too outlandish even to my generally vivid imagination and as I calmed down it came back to me - long ago, in 2002 to be precise, I had on a whim created an e-blogger account. After a few posts I forgot all about it and this site was the very same one that I had created (though I swear I still dont know who chose that pink-kitten background).
Well, well, well - what a discovery! I actually had a blog account with my first name without the usual _ or numbers or other additions because 'archana' being as common a first name as it is, just the name is always taken. In my enthusiasm since this discovery, I have promised to myself that I will be a regular blogger and have also revamped my original blog settings a bit.