Monday, September 15, 2008

What's in a Name?? - A lot it seems!

One trouble we're facing at Lifeinlines.com is that people knowing about it from Word of Mouth end up getting the name slightly wrong!

People try out lifeline.com but then we're not lifeline.com and we're Lifeinlines.com.

Neither are we lifelines.com, it's some psycho-testing thing that's not been updated in a year and has a boring first page..

I at least hope if you've heard about us from somewhere, you'll not end up believing that we're lifelines.com with all its things.. really I couldn't have created something like lifelines.com !

If you heard lifenlines.com then well, lifenlines.com would redirect you to us only.

What else could you possibly hear? NO, we're not lifeandlines.com either! I don't even know what lifeandlines.com is.. I think it's a dead link.. or a parked page!

You guessed it right, I'm putting it on our blog.. so we might just some of the ppl searching for us with these names :)

Think I should be blogging more often for LiL. Just too busy lilling about everything!

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Improving LiL

Chinz just informed of a friend of his, who actually upgraded his network connection to be able to use LiL better. On one side, it's quite pleasing to know someone likes us so much.. on the other side.. Its a wake up call that the site speed needs some reworking..While showcasing the concept at a potential associate's office.. it took an awful lot of time to load.. while the network connection couldn't have been that bad..

OL is committed to making the website a delightful experience to navigate through..

While we work to conver the many imperfections we have at the moment.... do keep pointing out, wherever you feel there's something we should be doing to make it better for you! We'll soon set up more friendly system to hear this feedback as well

Keep up!

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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Of LiL Moments..

August 2007, I'd told Sagu and Gullu about the idea, and Sagu, for one was quite fascinated, though wanted to toss it across to a few people before he thought much of it.

I guess it was about the time when Sagu was to finally leave the campus after all of his dual degree and he would call up once in while to say that he really could do with a service like LiL because in the senti times of moving out of campus, there were so many things he would like to record.

One afternoon, when I was with Happy in Delhi again, discussing the prospects of LiL, Sagu calls up, and says, hey, I had an experience I want to record... and in our conversation, it felt we needed a name for all the moments in our life that we find worth recording. So with a chuckle, we fixed upon LiL Moments. Working well with the acronym side, and a cool variant of the li'l moments of poetic english.

Whenver something is worth photographing, it's a Kodak Moment, they said. Whenever life has a moment worth recording, it's a LiL Moment, we say.

And then of course, as a small time hobby photographer, I was told sometime the translation of beauty lying in the eyes of the beholder. If you want you can seek and capture beauty in the most unlikely of situations. Random streets being my personal favorite. So then, every other moment in life is a LiL moment, if you choose to look at it that way.

A life, is an interesting story worth recording. It's One Life, and a million LiL Moments.


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Saturday, March 8, 2008

The Birth of LifeInLines - I

It was Summers of 2007, one weekend afternoon at PVR Priya in Delhi, I met up with Happy, a senior from college and an acquaintance through Gullu. Both of us, aspiring parallel entrepreneurs, had good amount of stuff to talk, discussing how life had been shaping up, post college and a host of potential business opportunities. He was then at Inductis and also putting together pieces for his baby venture, Cocubes, (that's a toddler now).

He had been thinking of some way to keep in touch with people you were close to, while in college, and lose touch as you get busy in life. Not everyone had the time to write a blog, or the flair to write one. How often would you make a long phonecall or a write a long email to your friends. Social networks had their own limitations. In between blogs and scrapbooks, there was something amiss. He'd conceived that, if you make a platform that lets ppl write about their lives in small snippets.. a line or two at a time, multiple times during the day and let them share with people, it would be really useful. the name, he aptly thought, was lifeinlines.com.

Given that I was newly getting fascinated and excited with the internet space, with my little stint at Educomp's e-learning product, I found it interesting to pursue and check out how internet startups would work, pursuing it like an interest, more than a business. Then, Shiv came along the way, a junior from college, still in his final year, as our execution man!

An online group was formed, some drafts created and action started rolling, fresh for the first entrepreneurial stint that we could call our own. Vision(happy), ideas(me) and enthu execution(shiv, already bringing together shaishav, bond and pali) got together and got cracking..

LiL was an interesting acronym that fit Life in Lines well, and there's another story behind LiL Moments..

Been close to a 9 months, and our LiL baby is due anytime now!

wanderer

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