Sunday, November 17, 2013

My 400th to my Blog, Bloggers and Booksters!


I would like to inform that this happens to be the 400th post of mine. It took me 7 long years to reach  this number. When I started blogging I never envisaged that I would be blogging for so long. But little did I know that I would write 400 blog posts. This is too big a number and I have a list of people to thank who supported me and guided me in this path. Blogging has been a passion for me and I would definitely want to add that life would have been different if it wasn't blogging or bloggers.  Ideas used to stroll in my mind, its these ideas which embrace me and I painted those ideas to decorate my blog with the so called blog posts. It has been a learning experience and every thing counts.  I have come across bloggers who brag about their number of posts. I would like to be a silent blogger and there is a reason why I am writing this post. This makes me feel good and I am highly exhilarated as I type this message to thank each  one of you. During these seven years, I have learnt many things, extracted many things from senior  bloggers. I have derived inspiration from  blogger friends as its a learning process. To add to this , I have made and met many beautiful and amazingly wonderful souls who have always been supportive!

I start by thanking almighty God for providing me the time, energy and ideas to  write these posts.

#Thank you.I have a long list of people to thank in this post. Not that #Thanksgiving day is around the corner.The list is indeed too long.  Most of them are bloggers. Kindly forgive me if I miss any one.

#Thankyou Asbah & Sandeep Balan - You two have been with me since day 1 of my blogging life. You both are my mentors and  have been my partners in crime. I might not be in touch with you two but  I would like to remember you guys at this moment. I can't forget the good times which we had when the Writers Lounge was at its peak. We  three had one plan  that succeeded but eventually flopped. Would love to bring back those amazing days back!

#Thankyou Leo - for inspiring me with your writings. You are truely the king of poems and I always wanted to write good poetries. We have been out of touch but thanks for the inspiration and the good old days at the Lounge.

#Thankyou Arjun - I still remember those days when we used to co author a series called 2 point someone at the Lounge. That used to crack me up! Thanks a lot for the wonderful memories macha :)

#Thankyou John Kingsley, Thoorz, Pulkit, Arv, Nayana, Artz, Yamini, Insi, Smita, Gaurav Kharkanis,Rashi, Rashmi Rao -
Cheers to  the best people whom I met through Lounge

#Thankyou  Tan dada -
for those wonderful memories at the Lounge. I hope you are doing good and yes  we may be out of touch but I remember you every day.

#Thankyou  Shweta/ Tweety -
For the most adorable blogger girl of mine who fondly addressed me as the Story King.  I know you are busy but I want to tell you that you are being missed.

#Thankyou More Orangee/Naveen -
Kudos to our friendship brother. I know you are always there for me and you have been a fabulous friend of mine. I just want you to know that you have a special place in my heart.

#Thankyou Mehreen - You are my 3rd blogger friend from Pakistan after Asbah and Insi. I would like to thank you for all the guidance and help which you provided for restructuring and reviving my blog with the codes and all. You are one fabulous writer Mehak!

#Thankyou Mridu - Mridu is a wonderful friend. He has never said no to me whenever I knocked his door for help. He is the adorable dude of our gang!

#Thankyou Heena -
Such an amazing soul she is! She is sweet and kind. She writes lovely poems, Shayri's etc. It was great meeting you at Chennai and it was great knowing you via Lounge

#Thankyou Amity Me - I fondly addressed you as Aunt. You should know that you hold a special place in my heart. Your poems have inspired me and I still crave to write poems like you.

#Thankyou Kiran - You have been another feather in my cap! You are fabulous and I don't know how to thank you for all the efforts you put in and the feedback's that you provide me on my blog articles.

#Thankyou Disha -
for being a wonderful friend. Thank you for saying that TSW has always been the best. TSW says thanks ;)  You are always been there for me whenever I needed you. Cheers to our friendship!

#Thankyou Esthy & Anup Kaur -
to my beautiful gorgeous blogger girls. You both have been  terrific bloggers. You both write well and great knowing you two through blogs.

#Thankyou Sushmita/Rose - Oye! I miss our funny conversations. Sometimes I wish people didn't get busy and  I will invite you to my wedding the day it gets fixed. I know you ask me the same question every time we talk on phone. You are certainly one of the best in my good books!

#Thankyou Sona dee,Rosh - Sona dee, you have been a great dee. Haven't been in touch with you since long but I am in touch with Rosh. I have seen Rosh growing into a strong individual. I still remember Roshni writing those comments on one of my blogpost of 2008. She was a young girl of 12. Now she has grown so strong. Wish you blogged more often!

#Thankyou Prats -
for  all those wonderful poems!

#Thankyou Hashan - Man, your humour posts are too good.It was nice knowing you and meeting you through blogs and AT&T!

#Thankyou Parul - You were always available whenever I required you. You have been  my best friend and more than that you always provided me constructive feedback on the blogposts. You are an inspiration!

#Thankyou Chriz/Chronicwriter- Bro, I am a big fan of yours. Thanks for the entertainment through your blogposts 

#Thankyou Priya Joyce - One girl whom I could proudly call as my sister in blogworld. I love you dear sis! Thanks for being there!

#Thankyou Braj - Bro, my days at Delhi wouldn't been meaningful without you. You were always there for me  and your friendly bonding  only gave me strength. You  guided me on almost everything! I love you! I am thankful to God for making me meet wonderful people like you

#Thankyou Tom Thomas - You are one fabulous writer. You are an inspiration for young bloggers. Your short movie  took internet by a storm and I feel lucky to meet you here.

#Thankyou Ankita Verma- You are a great friend! Thanks

#Thankyou Reeshita - You  feedbacks on my story helped me a lot. Your comments on my Techmate posts made me smile.

#Thankyou Vinti - I miss talking to you! Pl stay in touch! You are the best.

#Thankyou Cynthia - Hey! Thanks for coming in my life Cyn! Thanks for the wonderful friendship!

#Thankyou Sarah Malik - Hey Sarah! I want to tell you today that you have been my best friend.You write well and thank you to you for taking efforts to read my blog. Your constant words of motivation often helped me during the time when I never felt like writing. And I still remember your first comment on my blog. I don't see skeletons in my closet :P Hah!

#Thankyou Animesh - You are the best! You are few of the talented people send by Almighty to make people smile. You, through your writings  have created many fans. I can proudly say that even I am your fan. I take this opportunity to thank each and every member of Pune Blog-In community. Thank you bhai!

#Thankyou Arpita- Thinking about you only makes me smile! Thanks for being a fabulous friend! You are an excellent writer and more than that a very amazing friend!

#Thankyou Chitz - Another fabulous friend of mine! We two are great gossip mongers!  ;) Wish you luck for the future and yea we do keep winning the same prizes on blogger contests. Cheers to our friendship!

#Thankyou Sherna - The girl who shares her birthday with me.Fabulous friend, thanks for the friendship! and hey you write well!

#Thankyou Aparna - Another great friend of mine. You are a fabulous and I always want you to know that you should start blogging again.

#Thankyou Van - You write quality blogposts and you are  fabulous! Keep Writing!

#Thankyou Ekta - Dee, I can't tell how how much I love reading you. You have been always helpful and you are there for me whenever I needed you. Thanks for all the love and the friendship! I miss those moments when we used to discuss about our strategies and ideas for the contests.

#Thankyou Renu - I thank God for making me meet her. She is my favourite blogger. She writes well but I always want to tell you that I love your writings. Have faith in your abilities and you are a very talented person. I wish to tell you today that if I stop writing someday and you still continue blogging, even that day I would be the first to read your blog. I may not be writing comments but I would like to tell you that I follow your blog silently.Silent reader that I am!  You are the BEST! Thank you very much!

#Thankyou Sriram - Yay! finally time to mention him. We fondly address him as the GOD of blogworld! He is an insightful person and our loving captain whom we all love and look forward! He is a great leader and more than that a very good friend and a loving brother!

#Thankyou Namrata -
here comes my inspiration. Lady who sends me inspirational quotes. Driving force who inspires me to blog. You are amongst my favorite people who give me the reason the blog often

#Thankyou Dee - You are an inspiration. You write well and I admire your consistency at winning contests. Teach me the art of winning contests. Hear me! I say 'Art'

#Thankyou Ankit -
He says that he used to follow my blog as a secret visitor and I was amongst the one who inspired him to blog. Thanks for all the love bro! Cheers to our friendship! We two are great and trust me we will rock and keep rocking. I am ready to help you any day, anytime!

#Thankyou Rafaa -
for all the wonderful stories of yours. You are fabulous and a great writer and more than that you rock!

#Thankyou Fati & Vaisakhi -
My Awesome blogger girls, my sisters and fabulous bloggers. I love you girls and thanks for all your contribution in Bloggywood!

#Thankyou Anukriti - My captain, my sister and my best friend. Love you Bahen! You are the best and I want to tell you that I remember you everyday in my prayers.

#Thankyou Namrota,Nikhil, Rahul Sir,Ritesh, Sud, Amar Jazzy, Neha Sharma, Gayathri Kannan-
My wonderful friends..Each one of you are special for me and you all have a special place in my heart!

#Thankyou Tapobrata - I admire your funny bone and  the way in which you make people laugh.You are the like the PR of our group and a rockstar who is harmless at heart and a very good friend!

#Thankyou Karan- The official spokesperson of our group! He in an insightful person with lots of creative ideas and we share amazing stories when we are together especially with Ankit!

#Thankyou Hetal,Rohan -
I should tell that one day  I accidentally bumped into their blog through some contest forum and learned that they are good writers. Rohan to me is like an elder brother and I still want to know the secret behind your amazing writings. We all call him as the king of erotic writing. Trust me he his talented!

#Thankyou Aditi, Ashwin - Amazing bro - sis duo. They need a special mention too. Aditi, for all the creative, witty  ideas that she gives me. I remember the Guju Aunty idea of yours for the Life of Pri post on my blog. Ashwin, my younger bro - for helping me with the codes and css stuffs. Love you guys!

#Thankyou Madhulata -  My wonderful friend. Always there to help me! Thanks a ton for being there. And yeah I am coming there soon. Book the flight! :P

#Thankyou Ratika/Asteria - Thanks a lot sis for inspiring me through your blogs. You are a great person and thanks for all the help when I call you for doubts regarding medicines and my queries on diagnosis :) Love you sis!

#Thankyou Harshal - Thank you bhaiyya :P I mean chottu..You are like my younger brother in blogworld. Love you

#Thankyou Reshmi - The Virat Kohli of my Bloggywood team. It was nice knowing you and reading you. Keep writing Virat.

And #Thankyou to my wonderful readers like Gayatri Aptekar, my facebook fans, Blog followers and every one of you who read my blog. You all are the reason why I still blog despite of tight schedules.  Cheers to blogging! Accept my apologies to all whose names I missed. I am sure I have not missed any but if I have then kindly forgive me! You all are the reason why this blog still exists. Its been 7 long years and I pray that this association continues forever! Thank you! And my 400th goes to you all!

Love ,
The Solitary Writer

PS - I have not edited this post. Wrote it and posted. Spare pl!
The Solitary Writer is a blog which started as a hobby.Here you will find stories, poems, satirical posts, humour, photography and almost everything. This blog is the alter ego of a Technical guy who loves to be called as the Solitary Writer. Others call him Ste. He works as a Senior Quality Analyst in a leading Organisation and loves to break the codes and he likes to  do things differently. Did you like this post? Get The Solitary Writers updates via Facebook or Twitter, better yet, subscribe to it via RSS Feed. It’s easy, and free!Also you can discuss in the Forum. Comments are just another way to let me know how you feel.Don't forget to comment.


  1. Thank you, from both of us (Ashwin, Aditi) it means a lot, it's a pleasure to know you :D

    1. Welcome and thanks for being a part of this journey :)

  2. congratulations Ste, kudos to you :)

  3. Aw thats such a lovely way to thank all those who have been there. Thanks to you too Stephen for writing wonderful posts :) keep writing

  4. Pleasure to see my name up there...May you write many such 400th post and win 400 prizes :D Thathastu :)

  5. yay!!!am our 400th post :) thank u so mmuch means a lot to me... and yes we have lots to gossip :)

  6. Thank you ste for mentioning abt me! i want to thank u too forthe platform of writers lounge platform that you created. I met so many creative like-minded people through that site. And it improved not only my writing, but also me as a person.

  7. Congo on your 400th post ste! Lucky me to have met believed in this newbie to be a part of your team two years back and i owe a big time to you for that...cause it was an eye opener....i still remember you kept telling me to start a photography page...and i wouldnt have excelled without your constant support and you Bhai! and keep rocking the blogworld with your amazing stories dear Story King...:D

  8. WOW, what a wonderful note of thanks. Congrats!

  9. Hey man! Thanks for mentioning. I too remember those days, sometimes feel stupid, but it was fun. Thanks to you, Sandeep and Asbah for WL. That place was a very close part of life in one phase.

    Congrats on 400!


  10. Big Thxew Set for mentioning me :D I feel so special right now :D Glad that I was the part of your blogging journey and I still remember all the fun we have related with this. Good Luck with your blogging journey :D God Bless u :)

  11. Congrats.. :D
    And 400th Post is really a milestone..Way to go.. :D

  12. Hey congratulations on this mega achievement :-)
    400 posts in 7 years!! I am at 249 in 7 years and was wondering about writing a special post for a week.

    I loved the way you have thanked all the people involved.. maybe I too should think back and remember the ones on my side :-) Great motivation your post has been,and timely too :D


  13. Congratulations dear friend, for reaching so high up. It is truly an achievement. I take pride in getting featured in your awesome blog. You are such a friend whom everyone wishes to have. Always supportive and motivating. There is no surprise for a person like you have so many blogger friends and admirers. I am sure this number of friends and number of posts will get multiplied in a very short course of time. God bless!

  14. Wow good to see my name here on the blog of The Solitary writer! :) Congratulations may you write more and may you bug us more :P Thank you for giving me a place in your life that means a lot to me :)

  15. Awwwww!!! Thanks so much Ste and Congratulations on your 400th post :) I'm glad I started reading your blog, because after 7 years of blogging, you are still so simple and down-to-earth that it is reflected in each of your posts! Really happy to know you! Looking forward to more posts from you... waiting for the 500th one now :P

  16. Ab rulayega kya pagle :(

    Jokes apart Ste, congrats for achieving this milestone. 7 years, wow, that's something to be proud of. And then 400 posts, I say it's something to boast of. And you made me feel special today. To be mentioned on The Solitary Writer by Sir Stephen is a big thing and I say it from heart. You have used some big words for me and I personally believe I am far from what you mentioned here. I am still to achieve the heights of bloggers whom I admire and you are one of them. As far as Pune Blog-In is concerned, it's something which is ours and made by all of us. We are proud of it :)
    Way to go man. Hope to see 500 soon :)

  17. 7 yrs and 400 posts is an achievmnt very few happen to reach. congratulations:) may u achieve greater heights and i miss ur love stories these days..plz write more of them:D
    and mujhe mention to karna hi tha..nahi karte to 401th post likhne ke liye zinda bachte no thanks fr that;)

  18. 400th post, wow. Congrats Ste. Whether you are writing regularly or not; you will always be my favorite story teller. Wish you to see completing 1000 posts :-)

  19. Aw..thank you Ste..and congratulations once again .. may you cross 1K soon :)

  20. Congrats and well done Ste. You have yourself been an inspiration to many, though you may not be aware of it. And thanks a lot for making a mention of me, even though I have only been through a few posts of yours....i am subscribing to your blog so that I don't miss out on any single post from here on....cheers and keep writing.....
    Confession: Though you came across as a pretty silent, reserved and laconic person on our first and only meet, you really open up well when you write...and I admire you for the ease and command with which you write, which is quite astonishing, given your introvert personality in real life. Unlike you, your pen is really rally outspoken

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  22. 400 posts and he thanks the entire blogosphere and calls me GOD :D.