Saturday, April 11, 2015

Journeying through the Blogosphere - 500*


My tryst with Blogging dates back to the year 2006 when blogging started as an experiment! I never thought that one day I would reach so far that I would pen this 500th blog post. I myself was not sure about this.  But somehow my initial thoughts turned true. I turned up to be a truant blogger and that was something that I had predicted. But later I started writing once again and  then there was never looking back. From random ramblings to short stories to  occasional poems to  humor and satire and reviews, this space witnessed several blog posts. Blogging has given me many friends. It had been my  closest ally! During the good  and the bad days, this blog gave me to opportunity to express myself! 



Very often I required inspiration to put my thoughts into words.But ideas and thoughts usually strike my mind seldom. But at times, mind would brim with lots of creative ideas and that's when the blog is filled with posts. Often my parched blog required water in terms of blog posts and I had been  good at doing that! But sometimes due to paucity of time, my blog would remain  deserted. I have definitely missed my blog during those times. Of course, it is a fact that it took me 9 years and 3 months for the 500 blog posts. People who started blogging with me have crossed 1000's and 2000 blog posts. But blogging isn't all about numbers for a blogger like me. I never thought that time would fly so fast. It seems like it all happened yesterday.  I started this blog as a  first year Engineering student in 2006 and  now   9 years later, I stand here strong as a  professional. During this journey in the blogosphere, I have been part of few  ventures  like The Writers Lounge and R4Review  where I  have worked with co bloggers in its success. Though, the Writers Lounge is defunct now but R4Review is rocking and ready to  go big! I take this opportunity to thank the below  people for being with me in this journey. Accept my apologies if I fail to mention your name but you should remember that  you are in my heart!

 My Thanks to - 
1. The Writers Lounge - Sandeep, Asbah, Vinay Leo, Aarti, The Lover, Prats, Tan Dada, Sushmita, Saim, Hina, More Orangee, Anup Kaur, Disha, Arv, Rashi, Amity Me, Arunkumar, Arjun , Freelancer, Alisha , Aparna , Chirag, Meena Iyer and many others
2. Westerlies & Booksters - Vaisakhi, Fatima, Renu, Karan,  Rohan, Gayathri, Sriram, Amar, Ankit, Deepti,Nikhil,  Reshmi, Ritesh, Sud, Rafa and Tapobrata
3. Bombay Bloggywood - Anukriti, Sandeep , Tapo, Tom Thomas, Ismita, Rahul Bhatia uncle and many more
4. Pune BlogIn - Animesh, Hemant, Vikram Sir, Diwakar, Sriram, Hari, Trupti and many others
5. R 4 Review & Happy Club - Ankit, Ashwin, Braj, Neha, Vaisakhi, Aayesha, Fatima, Divyakshi, Divya, Sushmita, Sayantini, Minakshi, Simran, Juhi, Ankita Singhal/ Verma, Sindhu and Himani
6. Crowning Glory - Abhishek, Malvika, Sindhu, Vineeta, Shalini, Himani, Megha, Fathima ( Ada Wiam)
7. Uff Ye Emotions - Himanshu, Anjit, Sanhita, Dhristy, Vineet Bansal and others
7. And few whom I met that includes Ekta Khetan, Cynthia Vincent, Jahid, Monica, Blogwati G, Sherna, Kiran Ashraf, Keyur Setha, Parul, Gauri,  PJ, Sarah Malik, Amrit Sinha, Jyotsna Bhatia, Tanvi, Tripta, Urvashi, Arvind Passey,Saurabh Chawla, Saru Singhal, Saravanan, Chronicwriter Chris and  Ace photo and travel bloggers Siddharth Joshi , Deepak Sir and Santosh Bangalore
8. Facebook, Twitter, Indiblogger and BlogAdda friends - You were always required  as you all served as a motivation for writing.

And  I take this moment to thank all those who promoted, liked, shared,commented and voted for any of my blog posts from Post #1 till date. I might have missed  several name! You all are fabulous! 500 Not Out & still more to go! 




37 comments:

  1. wow, many congratulations Stephen! :-) Happy blogging and keep up the good work! :-)

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  2. Great job! You did the hard work - I just brought my hands together to cheer. Here is to more writing, sketching and everything you want to create!

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  3. Many more to come Stephen bhai, many more to come! :)

    Congratulations and keep rocking!

    P.S - Thanks for mentioning me! Means a lot! :)

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    1. Thank you Amar bhai for the wishes :D :)

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  4. Congratulations! Wishing you many many more. I absolutely agree with you.it's not the numbers that matter at all.
    And I see my name there..super :) :)

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  5. Great going and many congratulations ☺

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  6. Great job ste...500 is a big number Congrats. ..and keep writing....
    cheers

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  7. Great job ste...500 is a big number Congrats. ..and keep writing....
    cheers

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  8. Congratulations :) It has been a pleasure reading your posts and hope for more to come in the coming years...:)

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  9. Congratulations! I am an on-again off-again blogger as well, but really trying to stick with it this time! If all goes to plan, I may just hit the 500th post mark next year :)
    Brandy from Brandy's Bustlings

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    1. If you hit 500 soon , then invite me to the celebration party, Brandy! :D Thanks again!

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  10. Hey! Congrats! Thats an awesome milestone! Keep writing- and here's to 500 more - and counting:-)

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    1. Thank you Eli! Cheers :D first 500 took 9 yrs hahaha... not sure how long it will take for another 500 :P

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  11. Waiting for you to reach your next milestone... :)

    Arvind Passey
    www.passey.info

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    1. I am not sure how soon that would be... :D thanks

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  12. This is AWESOME,Stephen! 500 is a cool blogging milestone achievement! Here's to the next 500! Cheers :)

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  13. Wow, congratulation that s really good

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  14. Good lord. 500. Tendulkar banega kya

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    1. Haha No No :D I am no where close to his level.... I am just another blogger man! :D

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  15. Many many Congratulations to you for completing 500* posts. You are one awesome blogger :D
    The only blog that can made me cry and laugh. Keep blogging. Keep winning!
    Best wishes

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  16. wow! congratulations Ste! Keep inspiring :)

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