I have a weird habit. I guess it might be common to most of the lot who own and maintain blogs. I read through previous posts and their comments, and my replies to those comments. For me, it also works as a form of proof reading, and I promptly correct mistakes – grammatical or typos or even better phrases in posts posted months or years back buried below some 30-40 new posts.
Of course livejournal does not let me edit comments, but only posts. And I noticed something weird in my comments. Nope, not the comments that people write, but my response to them.
Almost, nope not almost, all my comments over the past few months include a ‘:P’. Its almost like a teenager posting ‘stuff’. Here’s a resolution, a three-quarter year one – no more ‘:P’s in any of my comments from now on. In fact I’ll desist from using any smileys for a while (but the normal ‘:)’s can flow I guess, sound serious otherwise saying Thanks to friends complimenting me on nice posts). I don’t really need to behave like a man who tries to please all all the time. Reminds me of the printer Natraj from the Man-eater of Malgudi.