They say, "A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself." I am fortunate to have many such friends in my life. The other day, when I decided to stop blogging, I received quite a few emails, blog comments, and phone calls from my friends asking me not to stop. I never realized my blog had a small but loyal readership.
My friends were generally unhappy that I would stop blogging, but they respected my decision - like all good friends, they had my best interest in mind. Some friends pointed out that I waste a lot of time watching movies - "May be you should cut down on your movies, and not blogging." So it was time to do some more self-reflection. As often happens, "Others had a better insight into my problem than I did myself." True, if I really wanted to invest more time on studies/research, I should have been cutting down on my movie watching first. So, I have decided to watch no more than one movie per week. I have also decided to continue blogging, but with one condition: I will blog only if I am satisfied with my own efforts at work. No hard work - no blogging. Blogging, in other words, would be more like a self-reward for my hardwork. So, if you see a post here on this blog from me, you can be sure I have worked hard enough to earn that privilege (that includes today's post). Thank you.