Monday, March 30, 2015

Six years and counting !

It may seem that writing software codes for a living is the most mind-numbing thing a person could ever end up doing, as it does not involve creativity. Software codes are not so bad, I tell you. They are kind of high-maintenance and all that but people who do it are not dead inside. I am a living example of that because six years ago, when there was a recession globally in the IT sector, I was stuck idle for over six months in a reputed IT company without any projects in hand. That was when my blog was born.

Programmers get extremely creative when they are on ‘bench’ (not literally). They do interesting things like, err…start a blog! Meanwhile, numerous projects came, new stuff learnt, changed roles, changed employer and shifted to Oman,  moved on to another domain, however the blog remained true to its origins and never made an attempt to improve. I started with mundane blabbering and six years later...voila ! I am still doing that ! The highest point of my blogging journey was reached when I won Rs.10,000 in a Yahoo-Dove contest, back in 2011. Later many contests came and I chose not to participate because it was not my thing. I am still bad at writing when a topic is given to me, because my mind just refuses to focus. It wanders a lot when I write and my blog is evidence. One may not find any logical connection between paragraphs of a post. Well, that is who I am, not that I don’t like prizes that they announce for contests. ;-)

So in September I was interviewed by a friend who works at Deccan Chronicle and it appeared in the Kerala edition. I saved it for five months to show off on this day!


This month I wrote a little something about my son Aaron, and his love for corduroy pants (you can read it HERE), concluding the blog by mentioning Dulquer Salman, his idol. Well, the star himself read it and messaged me on Twitter! I am enjoying all the envy coming from Dulquer fans :D




So as I complete six years on Blogger, I fail to find enough words to thank my husband, parents, sister and cousins who are the pillars of this blog, for the unswerving encouragement they have extended to me over the years. All my friends and bloggers-turned-friends, who never fail to leave a comment, be it on Facebook or on the comments section – you guys are my rock. Everyone else who have kept visiting this space  - thank you , please visit again...it is okay to not leave comments!

So as my blog turns 6, I just want to tell all my readers to just keep reading…who knows, one day I may actually improve my grammar!


33 comments:

  1. Congratulations anita! I have always enjoyed reading your blog.Keep writing!

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    1. Thank you Nandini ! And please keep visiting !

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  2. Hey Anita, your posts have always been light yet level-headed and straight from the heart, so I've enjoyed reading them...Keep it coming!

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    1. Thank you RGB ! Please keep coming back here :-)

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  3. 6 years! Wow! Congrats on the milestone:) Yes, I'm still reeling in envy at the Dulqer Salman part ;)

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    1. Thank you ! Yeah and I am proud about the Dulquer comment !

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  4. Darling, DC writeup was not just in the Trivandrum edition. But all over Kerala. Congratulations on the 6 yr mark! 6 is the best number in the world I tell ye

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    1. Cris - I changed it to Kerala edition...but I dint know that.:D Thanks to you !

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  5. Happy happy birthday to your blog!! I'm glad you were idle once upon a time and created this funny yet emotional, silly yet mature space, imperfect yet absolutely amazing space.
    Glad to be a part of your journey! Love :)

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    1. Wow that was such a lovely comment ! I read it many times ! Thank you for not giving up on me , Nisha...thanks for coming back..every time!

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  6. Congrats Anita !

    You are the only one keeps the Blog Alive , in my list of Blogger turned friends :) .

    And thank you for reminding me " once I also blogged " .

    I remember we keenly checking number of followers and celebrating when it reaches each mile stones like a Batsman making debut for 50s Centuries and so on ..

    As 6 years gone by , you have become a celebrity :) , and I am proud and happy that you are my Friend then and now :)

    All the best Anita ! Love your blogs .. keep posting ..

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    1. I remember that time ! It was so nice ! We used to count the number of comments, followers, and so on... ! And I thank blogger to have found you as a great friend.

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  7. waiting for your next writing always.....Congrads anita...

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    1. I am so glad to know that...Thank you Saji ! Hope your angels are fine :-)

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  8. congrats friend...best wishes always

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    1. Thank you Ramesh, happy to get a comment from you :-)

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  9. Six years! And an active six years at that! Real proud to have known a wonderful blogger like you, albeit virtually. More power to you and the blog. :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Blunt... I miss reading your blogs, please update and make us fans happy ?

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  10. Ooooh.. You got a reply from Dulquer??? Treat venam!!

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    1. Yes ! I am on cloud 9 ever since ! Will treat you once I am back :D

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  11. Congrats...your writing is a treat to read, witty and refreshing always.Glad to find your blog

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  12. Yayyyyyyyyy congrats!!! :D :D

    I love your blog for the randomness and you will not believe how much sense it actually makes.

    Congrats on the milestone Anita and we both have celebrated six years of blogging this year. Cheers to us!!

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    1. Yay ! Happy happy 6th birthday to our blogs and to us as bloggers ! Thanks a ton for your kind words :-)

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  13. Congrats.. its always a pleasure to read your posts and I expect to see this blog celebrating its tenth year anniversary down the line with many many more celeb moments, Anita :)

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    1. Tenth year will be so awesome ! Thanks Doc, you know how I love to get comments from you ! Glad to have found you and your blog !

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  14. Guess what.. just had a bite of ur blog along with lunch few mins back and man...was that yummy! You are a star my friend. (Burrp...Dulquer!? Burrp...Burrp!)

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    1. Hahahaha Amogha ! Thanks a lot...I am so glad the blog went with your lunch just fine ! :D

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  15. Can't recall a single time when your posts didn't make me smile.
    Here's to many more milestones, Anita :-)

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