Ever since I started blogging, I kept bragging how Curious Tester was my second child and how much I enjoyed spending most of my online time here. When my second child arrived in REAL 3 months ago, I realized how this blog became a step child almost instantly. It hurt because for two years, I nurtured it as if it was a baby and all of a sudden I had orphaned it. As the proverb goes “No pain, no gain”. I had to prioritize and my little one won over unanimously. As she grappled with the outside world, I grappled with my learnings, shortcomings and also came up with some cool stuff.
So what did I do all this while? Thanks to many of those wonderful sleepless nights, I was still on twitter and my RSS feeds entertained me while I was awake at odd hours. I read several books spanning testing, technology, parenting, relationships, motivation and many more. Now, don’t ask me for the list of books, I seriously don’t remember and I am too lazy to look up the bookshelf to recreate the list here J. I also happened to test many websites and applications on my Nokia E63 cell phone which was a great boon this time around. My reactions varied from ‘Oh, this site is so lousy on the phone’ to ‘What more can be done?’ to 'What value does testing bring in here' to many many more. There were many interesting observations which I wouldn't have found out if I had to test on a computer. Again, don’t ask me for those experience reports J
For a while, I often wondered if my readers would ever miss my writings ( this little human thing in me!). Thankfully, many did and I am grateful to all of them who messaged to find out if all was well with me. And yes, I am back! Watch this space!
Looking forward to read more... :)ReplyDelete
Congrats Parimala, good to have you back!ReplyDelete
First of all, i would like to congratulate you for now you're blessed with a KID! And yes, the little human thing in you is right. I have waited curiously for a post of yours. I have added your blog in my blog list(blog that i follow) and everyday i keep an eye on the updates. When i saw an update on your blog, i simply couldn't believe it. Nevertheless, i got to know about 2 good things, first the blessing from god to you and second, you're all set to go ahead with this blog.
N.B: I being the first commentator proves that how curious i am to read your blog!
@Parimala - Now, don’t ask me for the list of books, I seriously don’t remember and I am too lazy to look up the bookshelf to recreate the list here JReplyDelete
There were many interesting observations which I wouldn't have found out if I had to test on a computer. Again, don’t ask me for those experience reports J
Can we ask, when this space be filled with an wonderful post :-)
Congratulations :) Hope the little angel is doing good!ReplyDelete
Nice to see you back.. Keep writing!
Also, the first time the curious tester came out leaving the child at home, it was to Moolya's office :)ReplyDelete
All the best! :) Looking forward for interesting writeups by the curious tester..
You will be treated with more reading shortly.
Thank You Vyshali!
Thank You for your curiosity. Good to know you have started blogging too.
Sure. You see something very shortly.
Thanks a lot.
Thanks a lot Pradeep. It was lots of fun. Hey, I just remembered that I didn’t try out the music system and the bean bags. Will visit again shortly ;-).
Other folks who are reading this – Moolya office rocks! Amazing testers, awesome office and cool locality. In case you are looking out, do send in your test reports!
Thanks everyone for the welcome messages,
Keep pouring them :-)
Great to see u back in action :-)
What I liked most was the way you remained connected to testing(reading testing books, testing on your Nokia E63...) inspite of the change in your priorities..You always rock...!
Looking forward to read more write ups from u..
Take Care :-)
Welcome back :)ReplyDelete
Yeah, I missed dearly and waited for your blog post earnestly.
Congrats Pari..! Hope you will achieve what you were looking during your start of career.. :-)ReplyDelete
Hope you know me :-)
Thank you very much. Your first comment on my blog. You are one of the most professional persons I have met. How can I forget all the time you spent mentoring me when I was a fresher. I am indebted to you for life, Ish!
Hey Parimala! Nice to see you back :) Congratulations!!ReplyDelete
For the little human in you - I did wonder many times... about your absence from this space :)
As it appears, It has been a long time since i have been on blogs :)
Enjoy the moments...
lookin forward to read more about testing :)ReplyDelete