I completed a year of blogging last month (February). But I failed to write about this landmark on the D-Day. I thought better late then never. 🙂 So here am I with one year reminisces.
Before I go on to take pride in fact that I completed a year, I must confess I have been a very errant blogger. I wrote only 97 posts in a year. There have been weeks (and initially months) when I never posted anything. 😦
Therefore, total number of hits in the blog are also meager: 23, 403. However, 97 posts have 1, 254 comments! Meaning, discussion and communication do happen in this blog. Yay! I am sporting blog stats widget in my blog for two days, so that you know I am not lying. 😛 I thought this was also the right occasion to write about my favorite posts in this blog.
My top 10 favorite posts in the blog
Interview with Lt. Col. Rajesh Yadav and Amit was few pleasurable, satisfying deeds in my blogging career. It was a privilege to know these two guys who could stand up for their rights against all odds. They certainly are my inspiration.
I wrote both these posts in a state of mental unrest. I still feel strongly about these issues. Writing the article Times I Felt Like A Helpless citizen was also crucial to getting job offer from leading News channel. As for ragpickers, I have not been able to do much. But seeing them still does something sad to my insides.
These articles are part of my We need A BIG change series in the blog. I also wrote about Religion and Consumer Rights in this series. I would like to create a separate page in my blog for these articles. If someone can tell me a fast of way of moving these articles to new page, their help is appreciated. 🙂
I keep saying firsts are always special. This was the first time I blogged about an entertainment reality show. I later went on to write about Jhalak Dikhla Ja and movie reviews. I wrote this post with impassioned sadness when Ankita Mishra was voted out of Indian Idol. I had to write it because she happened to be most criticized contestant in the blogosphere. This post was a turning point in my blogging. I found some blogging friends, hits and subscribers. After that there was no looking back. People were beginning to notice my serious stuff too.
Another first. I have travelled to so many places, but this is the first time I sat down to actually write about my travels. Though this travelogue is not yet complete, I will complete it soon.
Now a little bit of self-indulgence. 😉 One tag that I absolutely enjoyed doing. Thanks, Ruhi. 🙂
People I want to thank
Ish and Ashish, my earliest blog buddies. All other blog buddies I have in my blogroll, their feedback are my biggest motivation. All readers and subscribers of this blog. I have a small but dedicated readership. I am thankful of that. Special thanks to communicative readers like praneshachar (he never fails to encourage) and falcon (he never fails to dole out his irreverent opinion 😛 ). Whatever the case, I always look forward to reader comments. My infinite thanks to them 🙂