Really? You Sure?

“Man, your posts are boring nowadays…”

“They have lost the quality…”

“Who are you and what have you done with Nikhil?”

“Makes me wonder why I’m reading it after 2 lines…”

“Your blog has become so boring, dude!”

“You have lost that touch…”

“Why aren’t you writing like how you did before?”

“You are not being yourself but working to the formula…”

“I almost hate MirrorCracked now…”


feedbackThese, and a plethora of other feedback have made me sit up and take notice. I look at myself in the mirror, searching for the cracks that were once so obvious, and fantasize in my head about them still being there. I wonder to myself what went wrong along the way. Maybe things went way off the mark and somewhere in the process, I focused more on being more than myself. Come to think of it, this may be the case.

Generally, negative feedback makes a person more focused on where they are headed in their venture. It forces them to re-look their act and make adequate changes to please everyone. More often than not, negative feedback makes people take a break, rethink their strategy and come back strongly with a fresh outlook on everything.

When it comes to blogs and bloggers, most negative feedback is meant to be a cause for improvement. I’ve known bloggers who’ve changed their complete profile of writing styles because of feedback. It helps some, it irks some. That’s life, I guess. After all, we all look in the mirror, hoping to see the tiny cracks that make us who we are, and panic when we don’t find them. For all those who’ve given me feedback, whether good or bad, I am indebted. Thanks for taking time off your life to show me where I’m slacking and where I need to improve.

Unfortunately, I’m a stubborn mule. I think MirrorCracked is a space where people can have a laugh, with me and at me, and I don’t see a reason to change. I will not change the way I write and I cannot promise whether my next post will be as uninteresting as this one, or as brilliant as something I wrote a long time ago. I write mainly because I feel obligated to share the details of my weirdly exciting life, and if, on some days, my life’s bland, then it’s not my fault, is it? Maybe it is… I don’t know, and honestly, I don’t care, as long as I’m happy in whatever direction I’m headed.

I repeat – I do not mean any offense to any one who gave me feedback. I am deeply indebted to you. It’s just that giving feedback to me is like throwing water balloons at a wall, hoping to make it topple. Sad, I know, but true.

I started this blog with two things in mind:

  1. Make sure that every person – man, woman, child, animal and jerk – who visits this space gets a good laugh or even a smile.
  2. Write scathing posts about the assholes of the world and show them just how much of a burden they are to this over-populated planet.

So far, in my posts, I’ve succeeded in both. Wouldn’t you agree? πŸ˜€

Quod Erat Demonstrandum!

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

40 thoughts on “Really? You Sure?

  1. U have succeeded !
    Whenever I need a hearty laugh,I just log on & read all ur posts
    Keep it goin… πŸ™‚

  2. Now, if you have even the slighest idea of changing, I am never going to visit this space !!! πŸ˜€

    Its your blog after all. Write whatever you want to! The regulars of mirror cracked will always remain regulars.

    @ Critics : We understand you ! This is Nikhils territory, he wants it this way; most of us want it this way !

  3. The easiest thing in life is to be yourself no matter what!! Do NOT change for anyone! Been there, done that and I know what one loses by changing for someone’s remarks!

    PS: I love your blog the way it is!!!

  4. This space has always made me smile if not break out into a loud laugh(and prove to others I am as crazy as they think I am laughing by myself πŸ˜‰ )
    This is your space, write the way you want to. If there are people who think it is not worth a read, then so be it! πŸ™‚

  5. Hmmmm…
    people like
    people dont like
    people talk
    people peep and go away….

    … so what?? πŸ™‚
    πŸ™‚ Blogs are our space…write on Biryani man!!! πŸ™‚

  6. A blog has to be an expression of what you want it to be and what you want to say…you ain’t writing it to please the others….!!! You be who you are buddy!!!

  7. will not change the way I write and I cannot promise whether my next post will be as uninteresting as this one, or as brilliant as something I wrote a long time ago.

    Amen to that. Went through something slightly similar for different reasons. This is me, take it or get lost is what I ultimately said.

  8. Just keep it coming man … I have a lot of laughing to catch up lol πŸ˜‰ You are way too good, and I really can praise your sense of humor .. It’s always easy to make people laugh in person, through conversations and random talks, but it requires something special to make people laugh by getting them to read your posts and stories … That something special type talent is god’s gift and you have it in you buddy … So I would say, I, and a lot of us out here are indebted to you for giving us such a hilarious blog to follow …

    Cheers πŸ™‚
    (Treat yourself to a beer from my side ;;;)

  9. is this one of your ways of seeking for compliements πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

    dont you already know it that you’re awesome??!?!

    dude ur blog rocks…i keep on ranting endless about it… so chill and have a char minar….!

  10. Awesome! I used to wonder, I am the only egoistic ass out there. Coz I do just what I want to do, not what people tell me to.
    M glad there are 2 of us now! πŸ™‚

  11. Bow bow! πŸ˜€
    The animal in me loves everything here. So just grrrrrrrrowl at people who look for faults and keep galloping on your keyboard!
    Meow for now πŸ˜‰

  12. Dude you are one of the most hilarious blogs after Onion News from me. Pl. don’t think of changing.

  13. Dude you are one of the most hilarious blogs after Onion News for me. I visit everyday for a quick smile. Pl. don’t think of changing.

  14. Which Jazz hole, said that you’re boring!!!!!!!!!!!! I log in and have a stomach ache laughing!!!

    You’re best Nikhy boyy!!!!!!!

  15. Please don’t think about changing your wonderful blog! It always makes to read something fresh and puts up a smile many a times while reading.

    The best posts of the blog are those when you put up some funny incidents of day-to-day life, they rock!

  16. hain?? people change their blogging style after feedbacks??..err..I am not still sure abt my style of writing[if at all i have one].Guess for most of us this is just a scribbling pad,so lets draw more doodles and have fun.

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