Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Invasion

A couple of bloggers here, because of sheer kindness and nothing else, have been making me feel like a superstar. They've been sending messages, pinging me again and again, to post something. Yes, it seems, the gaps are on the rise. I consider it altogether unnecessary to explain now, for their sake, since it seems to be developing into a norm rather.

My husband (a teacher) has written a couple of guest posts for me on this blog, and all of a sudden, his students - girls mostly - have started sniffing around my page. Word has gotten around campus about it, and google analytics reveal that 90 per cent of search engine hits come from his name-search alone! None from my own. I have, therefore, gotten a little wary of the entire charade. The few things I've wanted to write about lately, have had one thing or the other to do with our personal lives. Or maybe, some of my personal experiences. If I write about a recent trip to an embassy - this is just hypothetical lest some of those eager hormones make their way to a certain office in question - he'll instantly be exposed to queries about our travel plans. There have been demands of sharing wedding photographs and the sort. It is not that I do not approve of a good rappo between teachers and students; most of these lurkers have already graduated his classes, which is a good thing, but word gets around like anything, and before you know it, incoming students will have researched his personal life (and wife) to be in a place that would seem a bit too comfortable to me.

Now don't I sound like a snob? Maybe I truly am a superstar.

Please pray otherwise!

27 comments:

Aqeel Ahmad said...

lol .. my wife would love this one as she shares a similar problem. well put yourself in your hubby's shoes, you will feel good .. won't you? so he is not to be blamed for the searches :)

Abdul Sami said...

happens... doesn't it...

attention is a funny thing !!!

Saadia said...

Aqeel, no, I don't blame either of you, superstars! Maybe your wife and I should meet up sometime...

Sami, at times funny, at times, not so much! :P

Abdul Sami said...

yea i kno.. havin had a scandalous childhood and teenage behind me i kno its pros n cons... lol

Saadia said...

Scandalous? Pray, elaborate please!

R. Ramesh said...

hey what do i say? well, easy way out..will not comment..just say welcome back saaadiaaaa

Saadia said...

Easy way out of what, Ramesh? Sorry, didn't get you.

Razz said...

I would still post whatever I wanted to post, just be a bit more careful about it. This blog is public and can't really control who reads it anyway. Even if you'd written it earlier and they'd have found out later, they could still read it. OR you could do password-protected posts, which I'm not a big fan of.

Saadia said...

That's true. The blog is public so people don't need permission to visit. The blog is for readers, though, not researchers! ;-)

Abdul Sami said...

i would rather ask the guys/gals who would scandalize me :D !!!

but lets jus say i hav always been a free spirit not caring what others think :D

anas said...

Let the girls come! I'll keep an eye on them ;) And why have you removed Name/URL option?

Id it is said...

...posting incognito is always an option; it works in some cases.

Saadia said...

Anas, you haven't exactly been following the blog, have you? :-) Let me look into your problem.

Id, point taken!

Id it is said...

Haha...
Not pushing an agenda here am I:)

Saadia said...

LOL. Would be fine even if you were...

Onkar said...

It's good that you seem to be enjoying the whole situation. Many people would take it rather seriously, causing maximum pain to themselves- unnecessarily.

R. Ramesh said...

saadia, thanks for passing by, dear friend..

Id it is said...

I'll see if I can rent Brideshead Revisited this Valentine Day weekend.
Did you enjoy it?

crumbs said...

Isn't that the whole glory/pain of blogging? That it is not personal, but it oh-so-is!
And good luck for handling all the attention ;)

Saadia said...

Touché!

Tazeen said...

interesting ....

Hopper said...

I read through the comments trying to pick up on which ones were suspicious... funny post...

Just found my way around here by surfing some blogs... glad i did... take it easy...

Adnan said...

Who knows your hubby would have written your blog URL on whiteboard. :-)

Kadri said...

I know the feeling, that's why I have more than one blog account. Though my husband work with criminal psychopaths.

How do we know said...

oh u ARE a superstar to us, and we do miss ur posts a ton, but this point is very valid. Maybe u shld blog about other things.. things that are not personal... ?

Saadia said...

Awfully kind of you, but the reason is just that we are all a family, and we miss each other. As for personal posts, I avoid them most of the time. But at times, personal experiences motivate the most. Don't they!

Saadia said...

And Adnan, no chance! ;-)

Kadri, that's scary. How are you feeling now?