Before I started reading blogs and owning one, most of my time spent on the internet would be doing one and only one thing – writing and reading emails. I did not own a Facebook account at that time, same case with Twitter. When people used to say you can update your status daily – I used to be like what to put up as status daily? Farmville was in great vogue and I saw my colleagues go crazy behind it. Wanting to remain sane, I refrained from all of the social networking sites, baring Orkut, which I logged in once in a blue moon.

Emails hold a very special place in my virtual life. I started communicating them long before SMSing became fashionable. The beauty of the emails of yore was the forwarded email chain, where in you would find hundreds and thousands of addresses and they would contain knowledge of immense value – Life lessons and scenic pictures mainly πŸ˜† Even getting those repeated forwards used to give a high – knowing that you are in the lists of so many people πŸ˜€

I used to write emails often to folks from school and college, discussing so many regular and silly stuff, birthdays and new jobs, holidays and new beginnings. When I got an account for myself in Facebook, the regularity stopped and so did the frequency. It became easier to know about your friends updates, without communicating to them. And that kinda made me a bit sad. So the people with whom I communicated via emails became even shorter. Then last year I started using WhatsApp and even Facebook became cumbersome πŸ˜€ Why to login and visit a friends profile and post a message when you can easily ping them. All this quick and instant modes of communication have sounded a death knell for my love of writing emails 😦 I now have exactly two blessed souls who have yet not caved in to the mad mania of instant messaging and still resort to writing.

I wish to write and talk using emails. Anyone up for becoming my virtual pen-pal?

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


30 thoughts on “Emails

  1. πŸ™‚ remember the good old days of snail mails those beautiful blue inland letters , I use to love them .. and then emails happened πŸ™‚

    pen-pals that reminds me I use to have a few pen pals who have now become part of family but as you mentioned communication has been taken over by whatsapp now ..

    you can email me anytime πŸ™‚ and i can respond telling you what a boring day i have had he he he he πŸ™‚

  2. More than emails I love the handwritten letters. Would write letters to loved ones but Joy’s arrival has made me shift to emails and yes, they are much better than facebook! It sounds cheesy but I still read all your mails, which you wrote previously πŸ˜€ Saare save kar ke rakhe hain!

  3. I never got into this emailing stuff. From hand written letters I switched directly to social networks and whatsapp. Emails were and are used only for official communications 😦

  4. Yeah I remember the awesome forwards we would send or everyone. No facebook or twitter it was joy and moments in life. Ah! Those days when I would send post those days:)

  5. Lovely post. Something similar happened to me too – I have totally lost touch with most forms of communication today. There are exactly two people who call me regularly, and two people with whom I enjoy communicating on e-mail.

    I used to love those forwarded chain e-mails too.

    I would love to be your virtual pen pal. πŸ™‚ Honest.

  6. πŸ™‚ I used to have a penfriend during school days. my schoolmates always wondered about the person who sent me all those beautiful and scented letters. At some point, I even told them that they were from my boy friend. πŸ™‚ We lost touch after school. Wish I tried more.
    But one of my cousins still writes me emails. We meet every now and then, but it’s just a different feeling mailing each other. Your post reminds me that it’s been a while since I mailed her.
    You can try being virtual pals but I think it might get boring after a few times. Do let us know how it goes. I might try again if you say it really is worth it. πŸ™‚

  7. Oh my! There is another person like me. I used to love mailing people so much that I clinged on to it even after all the social networking stuff kicked in. But none of the others want to and slowly writing mails became a thing of the past.

    I would love to be your virtual pen pal, I guess we have each other’s mail id already πŸ™‚ Would be happy anytime to write emails and share the experience.

    • Same here! Some of the folks to whom I used to write found it cumbersome to reply via email and used FB instead.

      Yay, my list of penpals is growing πŸ˜€

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