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Getting back to LJ 
11th-Nov-2009 02:16 pm
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When people move out of livejournal/ blogging, I have always thought they found something better to do which kept them busy.  I always believe there would be no such day, where I would dis-associate myself from the LJ world. LJ is a sort of relationship I build with myself, relationship I create and build with people I meet here, and a kind of virtual diary where I pour out myself here which is neither strictly private nor something  where I want everything I say to be heard. Though there is no classification on what I ramble here, I can share thoughts about some things here, which I might either want to just share here or know your opinion about. I really dont know how to define this relationship with myself and my blog-world.

Every time I login to the internet, the first thing I access is my Gmail followed by livejournal on an adjacent tab. I do not know how life would be without logging into LJ. I have been quite passive in my posting and commenting for some days now, not bcos I have nothing to share, just that life got clogged with too many things together, new activities, which I couldnt handle well myself. I was too stressed to handle things myself, and though I knew solutions myself, I was really experimenting with them.

At work, I was nominated to be one of the 6 people put together to organize a Day-Out event for 200 people. We had 2 months to begin with the plan. What followed was nothing but pure chaos as some people were intelligent enough to step back and some people found this as an opportunity to step in and dominate others while doing minimum work.  There were still some people, who were successful enough to maintain a High-Z state, not bothered about whats going around. Well, I did nothing but slog and run around stitching together broken links. Work suffered a lot during this time period, but since one is part of the core team working towards the event, nobody really complains.

At the end I have my own pending work piled up, innovations yet to be put into existing work, new work sitting on my desk, bills waiting to be cleared up, and the worst of it, my personal satisfaction of the event execution being a poor 5.5 on 10. Every thing has a good lesson learned in the end, so I wouldnt complain about the whole thing, as my awareness on Transport, DJ/MC, Gifts, Prizes, Audio/Video, Snacks, Resorts/beverages etc have improved quite a lot since then. Next time, I deal with similar people, I would learn to be more assertive rather than wait and watch the fun / hope for things to improve on its own.

Now back to work, Excel Sheets and Bills replaced with Grey linux terminals !
Comments 
11th-Nov-2009 09:44 am (UTC)
Welcome Back :)
11th-Nov-2009 10:27 am (UTC)
Thank You ! And Congrats for the new car !
11th-Nov-2009 11:03 am (UTC)
Now I know whom to contact when I get to do some event management :)
Keep blogging!
12th-Nov-2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
heh, sure, I have all data stored on a mini-diary, will make it an e-copy soon :)
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11th-Nov-2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah the organisers opinion/rating of the event doesn't really count. You'll always find a LOT of things that didn't go as planned or in hindsight you could have done better. (Or in case of a bad organiser see absolutely nothing wrong with the execution and feel nobody can ever do a better job than you!)

But the people who attended/participated in the event have absolutely no clue about the things you know. They judge only based on what happened .. and not what didn't!

I've seen events where what the organisers saw as a major failing was actually seen by participants as the most awesome part of the event.
13th-Nov-2009 05:21 am (UTC)
well, you are right, the prb is, its an annual event, so people have some reference to always compare, in that way, this year's was a bit bad !
12th-Nov-2009 01:21 pm (UTC)
I hope so !
11th-Nov-2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
>Every time I login to the internet, the first thing I access is my Gmail followed by livejournal on an adjacent tab. I do not know how life would be without logging into LJ.

Same here! *shakes hands*
:)
12th-Nov-2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
same pinch :)
14th-Nov-2009 07:20 am (UTC)
Me too!!!

Welcome back. Hopefully there will be an update from me soon too....
19th-Nov-2009 11:59 am (UTC)
I am waiting to read your updates ! Am guessing the 2 cuties are keeping you quite busy !
15th-Nov-2009 04:15 am (UTC)
welcome back yaar...!
I think i am getting a little out of touch with LJ too, need to get back to LJ modee..need to get back to LJ mode :D!!
19th-Nov-2009 11:59 am (UTC)
nice user pic, yes pls do come back to LJ :)
16th-Nov-2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
Good to see you after a long time.

Naah life happens so people get busy. Its not always that one finds something better to do than blogging. :)

Good luck on your event planning!
19th-Nov-2009 11:59 am (UTC)
Thanks A, Hope you have a good vacation :)
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