Wednesday, June 16, 2010
The Making of 'NaazukSpace'!
Its my first post! :) And its dedicated to my Love, Zuhair. Everybody wants their first post to be an interesting one. While i was thinking on what i can write on, i thought to myself ' Hey! Why not write on how 'We' created this blog!!'. So i told the co-author of this blog, Zuhair Kapadia- My darling techie hubby, about my idea & he said 'Great! that's a good idea!' and so.. here i am! :)
Ever since i heard about Blogs, i wanted to create one. But since i was.. umm.. i AM, a victim of procrastination, i am doing it now, which is like a year and 5 months later! :p Nah.. Its not that i heard about blogs for the first time then, but a friend's blog did the trick. I was soooooooooo in love with her blog that i thought ' I want to write posts too!' Writing has always been something which is very dear to me. I could just have a pen.. aha, not just any pen, It should be a Black gel pen ONLY! :p and a book and i could write for hours together.
Okay now how i FINALLY created one! Yesterday, i.e 15th June, 2010, 10 pm India time, my NY living hubby wakes up! As usual i got a text from him and i came online. We started our usual chatting session. Talks ranging from how my day went on to updates about the weather here in Mangalore and there in NY was being archived on my Yahoo messenger! And then, as the World's #1 football team Brazil ,was playing ( yea just playing, not winning!) against the 105th FIFA ranking team North Korea, i was checking my updates on my Facebook account and i stumbled upon a link! MY BEST friend CREATED a blog!!! Somehow God always enlightens me with the help of my friends! :p So here she was with her Brand new blog and i was loving it! http://prathimarao.blogspot.com/ . It said ' Prats Corner' and 'Prats' was the name i always referred her with. I was happy to see her blog. ( Ur welcome Prats, i know u love me for promoting your blog!) :p
I copied the link to my hubby's IM window & asked him to check it! He said its Cool. I said i am creating one too n added the word NOW to it! :p Having a techie as your hubby has a lot of advantages, and i got to see a few of them while he helped me create this blog :) I was happy again. He gave me the link to create the blog and i signed in. The next step was to give the blog a name. All the names we thought were revolving around my name, until i thought why not we have a shared blog? As in we both are authors in the blog and we both can post articles with our own names. I told this to him. He agreed. I was happy again :)
The excitement continued. Names rolled in our minds, some silly, some hilarious like ' Naaz ki mazedar khichdi', 'Na-Azaadi', 'Mehnaz nolastname'' ( Grrrr), 'Dangerously dangerous' , 'Naazuk ka blogging kaarkhana', 'Naazuk blogs- NYC to Mangalore' etc etc. Finally i said ' NaazukLand'!! Mehnaz's Naaz And Zuhair Kapadia aka Zuk- Naazuk and a Land attached to it. My hubby like a true techie said ' Let's make it 'NaazukSpace' since we are in cyberspace!! ;) I said ' Yeah! Awesome!'. Then a series of questions plagued my mind. My answer bank - Zuhair, Very promptly answered all my queries one by one. ( I would have lost my patience if i was in his place) :p
Templates were chosen, changed again and again though, designs were made, gadgets were added and deleted, fonts were edited, dragging and dropping continued throughout, columns were filled, picture was uploaded and finally when Brazilian fans screamed ' GOAL!!!" ' Our' blog http://naazuk.blogspot.com was ready. And now when i click on the ' Publish Post' option, our blog will be alive n kicking! Alhumdulillah!
Hope you enjoyed reading it as much as i enjoyed writing it.