Straight Talk

Optimistic Thoughts, Pensive Moments, Being Me.

Monday, November 06, 2006


In case you are wondering what the heck happened to my blog?

Well, it finally got a make over. But at a huge price, and I take full responsibility.

In a momentary lapse of judgement, I deleted my blog. I tried not to care, but ended up spending a sleepless night with many tormenting dreams on how could I and why on earth?? So to cut a long story short, I knew I just had to resurrect my blog as fast as I could. And more than the posts, it is actually the comments left by all my dear blog pals that I miss. So with apologies to everyone, I make another attempt to do some straight talkin' again.


Blogger Thanu said...

So sorry to hear that... no drinking ang blogging..

Try to back up ur blog often.

November 06, 2006 6:01 PM  
Blogger quills said...

:) yeah..I know. I learned. I never saved any posts either..not that they were worth saving or anything, but now that I have lost them all, I kinda miss. Esp the ones I have written over something that moved me deeply. Sigh!

November 06, 2006 6:30 PM  
Blogger Annam said...

May be you can write what you lost again... May be you will give urself a new perspective this time

November 06, 2006 8:09 PM  
Blogger silverine said...

Never mind dear, think of this as spring cleaning and start over again. I like the new lemon fresh look... and of course we will all be here reading and commenting. Glad to have you back!!!

November 06, 2006 9:51 PM  
Blogger quills said...

@annam: Thanks so much..that is a nice thought. :)

@silverine: You are so sweet! :) The lemon fresh template actually looks pretty cool eh? The polka dots remind me of an old frock of mine I used to like as a kid. :)

November 06, 2006 11:03 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Waaah! I even had a reply to your last tag and everything! Oh well, at least you're now using the new Blogger Beta thingie, right?


November 06, 2006 11:18 PM  
Blogger Alexis Leon said...

No point in worrying about what is lost. Life always is about our ability to start afresh, from scratch. I still remember many of the things that you have written. So whenever something you have written has evoked an emotion, made me think, laugh or cry, they are still with me. Also you have some posts (I read the one you wrote after reading Parvathy's article)...

As anju has mentioned the new template looks really cool. But you could have considered switching to blogger beta.

But sometimes you can recover the deleted blog. Here is what I have found:

"Although Blogger swears sometimes that deleted blog can't be recalled,
other times it's clear that they can do it. Convince them it's yours
and was an accident.

Write Blogger Support.

Blogger is

Be sure to read the input at the bottom of the page where you can send
them your message!

You probably have to keep notifying them; Their first response is
always an automated reply. If their first response gives you a
number, reference it every time you write back!"

Also please check out the following link to read the step-by-step instructions on how to recover the deleted blog:

Hope this helps. Good luck.

November 07, 2006 9:54 AM  
Blogger quills said...

@jim: Oh dear!! so sorry..I wanted to read your comment too..:( Anyway let me try and follow Alexis's suggestions.. And thanks so much.

This is not Blogger beta..have no clue what it is, although been hearing a lot about it recently. Is it better?

@alexis: Thanks so much for that lovely long helpful comment. That is so sweet of you. And I am glad you like the new template as well. :)

And you know what, I am going to try and do what you suggest..let's see maybe I will get a few of those back if not all. :) If not, no long as you guys are there to encourage and support, I am going to have fun blogging again. :)

November 07, 2006 10:17 AM  
Blogger mathew said...

It sounds silly to console..but lemme say..this one looks like a neat new you can write more and keep us entertained!! :)

November 07, 2006 2:35 PM  
Blogger Jiby said...

i get this naughty inclination to delete my blog during bad moods...thankfully i havent done that yet. i guess reading what you went through is all i need to forget making that deliberate mistake. somehow i liked your earlier template better.

November 07, 2006 10:42 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

You may see an invite to sign up for Blogger Beta sometime, it's not anything earthshaking, but lets you edit your template graphically. I'm using it now on my blog (which seems to be collecting cobwebs now...)

November 07, 2006 11:16 PM  
Blogger Anoop G said...

u from changanacherry..? me also..

good luck on recovering ur posts.!

keep writing..

November 08, 2006 2:47 AM  
Blogger Arjun Ramakrishnan said...

as they say, every beginning is also an end... so bad that you lost all those wonderful posts, would be great if you can get them back.... anyway, great that you're continuing the straight talk, they are a pleasure to read let me assure you......

November 08, 2006 8:10 AM  
Blogger KESI said...

here's to fresh beginings!

November 08, 2006 4:49 PM  
Blogger Maya Cassis said...

I am crying in here!!
but anyway I am sure with this new avatar,there will be plenty more to look forward to.

November 08, 2006 11:14 PM  
Blogger quills said...

@mathew: You are right! :) Glad to hear you like the new template and your support.

@jiby: Yeah, you should never even think about it. In your case you have some great posts. The polka dots don't take your fancy eh? :)

@anoop: Welcome here!:) Nope not from Changanacherry, but have lots of family there.

@arjun: Thanks so much. :) Coming from such a fantastic writer like yourself, that is a big compliment indeed.

@Kesi: Cheers! And let's toast to that!

@maya: Yep..crazy me! Anyways, this new template is kind of easy on the eyes, don't you think? :)

November 09, 2006 12:22 PM  
Blogger quills said...

@jim: Thanks I will check out blogger beta sometime. And yeah, where are you? No new posts. :)

November 09, 2006 12:23 PM  
Blogger Maya Cassis said...

yes,I love the fresh,clean feel of a lovely white to go with your honest and innocent writing style :)
cheers to that

November 10, 2006 10:21 PM  
Blogger quills said...

Maya dear, you sure know how to put a smile on a face. :) Thanks so much. Hope you are good.

November 11, 2006 9:40 AM  
Blogger Fleiger said...

Now don't go freaking people out by deleting your blog again...
And new post now...

November 11, 2006 8:53 PM  
Blogger quills said...

@fleiger: :)Hihi..will try my best.

November 13, 2006 11:13 AM  
Blogger ursjina said...

welcome back..missed u..n u r tagged...:)

November 14, 2006 5:53 AM  
Blogger abhishek said...

Don't worry. I remember some of your earlier posts. And as is apparent here, so do othes.

After seeing his lab burn down, Edison said, "There’s value in disaster." Where's the value in this?

I think you have come closer to death by killing your blog then most of us have. Through this, you have a better idea of mortality then most people. And you've learned something valuable - your friends are still here. So your thoughts will live forever through others. And through them, you will live eternally. Hope that gives you a way to deal with the grief.

November 15, 2006 6:33 PM  
Blogger quills said...

@jina: Thanks :) I actually attempted this one and lost it when I deleted my blog. :( Anyways, let me see if I can rewrite it some time soon. It was lovely reading yours by the way.

@abhishek: Thanks so much for your kind words. :)
You know, you are absolutely right. It is nice to see my blog pals around, still cheerfully offering their valuable comments. That does bring a smile to my face.

November 16, 2006 9:28 AM  
Blogger avan said...

Yes, I deleted my blog too, infact, it was not just my blog but someone else's as well. Managed to recover all the posts and ressurect the blog, though

December 25, 2006 12:45 AM  
Blogger mathew said...

Hi Quills..

this is a general mail which am sendin to few postin it as comment coz i dint get ur mail ID..please delete the comment after u read it..

I believe you are a regular reader of Silverine's blog and
..I was wondering if I could manage to collect birthday greetings (which falls on July 6th) for her from all her regular readers ...and post it in the blog...

It would be great if you could send me scanned copy of a handwritten message or a mail message itself so that I can consolidate all of em..

It would be nice if the messages are not restricted to one liners and are funny in typical silverish way!!! ;-P

Hopin for a response from all of you...

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