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My firstborn gave me the title of Cybermom when I began nagging him through emails while he was in college. The rest of the family also complained that I nagged. I can’t help it; it is part of me. But what with the boys having flown the coop, the poor Lord and Master (L&M) was left to bear the brunt of all that nagging. Then the younger one came home on a holiday and had a brainwave. He started a blog for me so that I could go online and nag the world at large!  When he asked me to give a name to the blog, I didn’t have to think twice – and so Cyber Nag was born.

Nagging is actually an art if you ask me: You have to pick up the object carefully. Otherwise you are completely ignored. The golden rule is: Never ever nag directly. Make neutral statements about things that bother you to the world at large. Nagging can get things done, ask an expert. Keep reading my posts and you will become an expert too!

On my blog, I nag about things that make me react to them in some way and consequently make others react too.  Sometimes the Cyber Nag will take you back in time; at others you might just be living through the event; you will cry with me and you will laugh with me too.

So welcome to my space, read my posts and give me your comments and criticisms so that I can come back and nag you some more!

 

67 comments

  1. Good that your younger one brought you in front of us, else we won’t have been able to get nagged so beautifully.
    And at first, I though ‘Nag’ is for Snake :D

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    1. So you know the younger one? Well, this blog and I owe it to him big time :) I have been meaning to edit my About page because it has been misleading a lot of people about the name and I feel it doesn’t do justice to my well earned sobriquet, don’t you? :)

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      1. No, I don’t know your younger one.
        Hahahaha! Yes, it’s creating confusions.

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        1. Now I am curious as to how you reached my blog :) Perhaps you were searching for a snake? :D

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          1. Lola, your sense of humor is hilarious.
            Actually, Twitter suggested me your handle & from there I found your Blog.

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            1. If you an Indiblogger and have attended a meet, you’d surely know the younger one :)

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              1. Oh yes, I have.
                So, let’s break the mystery & disclose his name, what say?

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              2. Since I am certified nag, how about you reading the post, Falling in love with books and the comment of a certain Biker. Check out his Twitter handle and voila!

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              3. :o You’re the mum of IndiBlogger’s Royal Enfielder?

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              4. Ha! Didn’t I nag you to find out? :)

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              5. Hehe :)
                Yes, you did. And like a good student, I successfully found it out.

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  2. Your ‘about me’ page has the most comments I have ever seen on any blog. Not only are they a testimony to the love everyone has for you but also, lets face it, because people want to learn how to nag effectively. The Indian education system being deplorably inadequate in this area, one finds no teachers to teach this very alluring art. I do believe you have create a unique niche for yourself Zephyr! I am impressed out of my socks!

    I am VERY pleased I sought your blog today. This is going to be a fun place for me, I know. Now for some posts!

    PS: And I LOVE it that you are on wordpress. Blogger blogs are a bit of a pain to comment on. :P

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    1. Great to have made the connect, as they would say, Dagny :) I have a new blog to read regularly in yours too. (I might not be posting comments regularly though) As for my nagging skills, the long suffering family, especially the L&M would testify to its efficacy :D I do hope you like the posts enough to keep coming back. I agree about WP comments.

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  3. [...] guest author is Zephyr of The Cyber Nag, who writes about “social issues, family and kids” with dollops of [...]

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  4. [...] closer to my heart here is a post that made me feel very emotional – my dearest friend Zephyr wrote over at her blog – The gift of giving – Organ Donation. Please visit and [...]

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  5. Oh… I thought it was the naag as in snake and kept wondering if the image in black in the header resembles one or not… Then I read this page :)

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    1. Ha ha. You are not the first one to be fooled by that name. Now that you know what the Nag stands for I do hope you’d be ready to subject yourself to some good old nagging :D

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  6. atlast i got u ! well,u are popular in blogosphere and reading u explains it why !i’ve had read true fans of u praising u-Nice Human Loved reading about how cybernag.in originated . all this while i was guessing what wud cyber nag actually stand for ? :D
    Accept a new fan on the huge list which u own !

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  7. Hey Zephyr,

    I went ahead and tagged you on one of my posts. Would love to see what you come up with. Please do this when you have the time

    http://meeraganesh.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/tagged/

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    1. Thank you Meera. I have already done that tag for my second blogaversary. I will update it and post the link in your blog, is that ok?

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      1. That’s great!! Unless your choices in the various categories have changed in the meantime.

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  8. [...] Zephyr is one of my favorite bloggers for a long time.  She writes about social issues, families, kids and a host of things that will  make you sit up, take notice and react.  She gave me an opportunity to do a guest blog on her famous blog ‘The Cyber Nag’ and I was thrilled to do just that!  Here is a snippet of what I wrote on the Ganapati Festival in India-  [...]

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  9. I like what I read here, Zephyr and will learn more to nag my family in a proper way…! Very rarely, I advice people. I keep on nagging about only one thing…my husband’s walking in the morning!

    I too learn emailing…using computer, after my sons left abroad for their studies! I find it easier to advice/nag (oh, god, I too am a nagger, I think!) in emails than in person!

    Will come back to read some more interesting topics!

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    1. We all nag, Sandhya, but only the best amongst us boast about it ;) Welcome, welcome to read more :)

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  10. Anilkumar Kurup · · Reply

    Hi,

    Thanks for coming by my blog. I have not yet gone into your postings here. But glancing the comments here, I understand that your following is pretty good. I hope to know about the “art of nagging”, I mean in a constructive way.

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    1. Oh yes, I do — I mean the art of nagging :) For instance, I will keep nagging you till you put in an email subscription option on your blog. :) Would you call it constructive or not?

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  11. First time here, and loving it :)
    Hope to learn the art of nagging from you, so that I can live in peace thereafter!

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    1. How did you find me, but glad you did! Do visit again. I visited your blog but there is the option of commenting only with the google account! The name url option would be great :)

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      1. Sure! Point taken :) Thanks fir the visit!
        Did you come for the Dove Indiblogger meet, by any chance?

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        1. No! You wouldn’t have missed me had I come. I am quite an old woman :D

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  12. [...] belan-wielding woman, I doubted if she would actually come to meet me with one. Yes, I was meeting Zephyr, a.k.a. The [...]

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  13. Androgoth · · Reply

    I was wondering who Zephyr266 was and now I have found you, Cybernagging could be a little bit risky inside My Gothic Realm but guess what? I am going to let you in and see if my Skeletons take to you, of course the Zombies can be a tad aggressive but as I have already mentioned that you will be calling by, I think that you should be reasonably safe, just watch out for the Vampires… Perhaps bringing a pack of garlic chewing gum could be useful but that is optional :) I hope that when you call by that you enjoy your adventure, but remember my Space is rated as an eighteens and above so there could be something naughty, or even a tad wicked inside so you have been warned :) lol

    Be good now and enjoy your weekend :)

    Androgoth

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  14. Came to know about your blog through Raj’s guest post…loved ur blog…:)

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    1. Welcome here Latha. Glad you liked my space :)

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      1. Couldn’t post a comment on your latest post…:( it says duplicate post…..anyways, i was rofl….:)

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  15. Hi Zephyr,

    Nice to see a blog which discusses social issues and forces people to sit and think…

    Keep it going.

    Best Wishes,
    Shail

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    1. Thank you Shail for visiting and leaving a positive feedback. :) Looking forward to seeing your footprints on the blog posts too. :)

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  16. [...] Zephyr is one blogger that I admire tremendously, I have never come away from her blog without getting some insight into an issue, a topic and even myself. So when she asked me to write a guest post for her, I was flattered. So flattered that I said yes. And then when I realised what I had said yes to, I panicked. How could I write as well as her? What could I write? Then the nail chewing began. Then excuses about a heavy workload were conveyed. Then request for additional time to write the post was submitted.  [...]

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  17. You have a wonderful blog here that gives you a hearty laugh, the humorous way to look at things. You are a great writer and i am blog rolling you.

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    1. Thanks Sumana. Glad you liked the posts and had a laugh. Come again :)

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  18. Comments on About me as well. nice description :)

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    1. Also i would like to sharpen my skills of nagging ( its at a stage of irking now )

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    2. Thanks :)

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  19. Excellent! Like the made-over look, and, of course, your posts….and at 60+, waiting for 2 super-achiever daughters to ‘fly the coop’ so that I too can encourage their super achiever mom to take to blogging………

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    1. Thank you for the compliments. II will promptly pass on to the younger one the one for the makeover and keep for myself the one on my posts :) Why wait for the girls to fly the coop? I am sure a super achiever is fully capable of multi-tasking, including blogging :D

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  20. Absolutely love all of your blogs … i missed ur last blog entry…dnt knw hw :(

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    1. Nice to know you enjoy my blog posts. do keep visiting.

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  21. glad to connect – and i thought my mom was an expert in nagging. i can see the skill is really an art to perfect.. lol
    look forward to staying connected. cheers -m

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    1. Moms are the experts in this field. Next come the wives :D Boy, am I glad that you still want to stay connected with this cybernag! :)

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  22. Engaging read again…

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  23. It was nice meeting you for a short time in the meet. Interesting blog you got here. Yeah, I act like an authority on everything.
    But the subscribe button title….do I want nagging mails? or not? yes? no?…..oh what the heck…I think I can handle it. :P
    Subscribed!!

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    1. Hey welcome here SL. I wish the traffic had not delayed us so much and denied me the pleasure of connecting with more bloggers at the meet. There is always a next time :)

      Goody! I now have another one to nag :D Psst, you know something? Everyone likes to be nagged. Ask the L&M and the brats!

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  24. It was nice meeting you at the bloggers meet .

    Loved you writing and this art of nagging :)

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    1. Nice meeting you too. Saw your blog. Luscious food indeed!

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  25. Oh well, so it’s about nagging. I thought you were Nag Devata :-)

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    1. Welcome here Giribala. I am so relieved that you said ‘Nag Devata’, and not Nag or Nagin a la Mallika Sherawat :D

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  26. Hey thanks and welcome here, Sakshi. I have already visited your blog and even left a comment! Ann, no, I am not on any social network. My kids and friends help promote my posts!

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  27. Nice Blog – This one is super cool :) and I guess u love it too, going by the frequency of your posts :) Great going :) would love to read more..

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    1. Thanks Supriya! :) You bet, I love it! Haven’t I said it is therapeutic? Do visit again and leave a comment. I’d love that :)

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  28. Hi , you have been tagged for an award . do visit my blog. hugs

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    1. Thank you so much Tikuli! All this is so new to me. I have to learn the ropes fast i guess.

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  29. i hereby vow to me a more effective nag using ur tips…nice blog u hv here

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    1. Thank you NN. I am glad to be of assistance (?!)

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  30. Aw! Thank you! The younger one is an easy mark. Don’t take him seriously…But you are always welcome at theearthsign.wordpress.com :-)

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  31. You have opened my eyes to the eternal truth O wise one! Where have you been all these days? will you take me as your disciple?

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    1. Ha, ha.. you are most welcome! I hear that you are a damn good writer. Where can I read your stuff?

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