July 08, 2012

Neha’s Journal hits a century.


This is not a post on my hundredth post. I’m still 32 posts behind to reach my hundredth post and I intend to reach it with posts that matter to me. This post is dedicated to all my friendly readers who visit my blog from time to time and assure me that I’m not the only one reading my posts. Recently, my blog celebrated its one year anniversary and as a gift to myself, I duly noted that about a 100+ fellow blogging friends have been kind enough to follow my page. In the first month that I started to blog, I had no idea about the blogging world or how it worked. I was under the impression that I would post whatever I felt like writing and people would visit and comment on my post. Obviously it doesn’t work that way and I’m glad it doesn’t work that way too.

Because if things became that easy, I wouldn’t have developed a broader perspective of reaching out to the diverse family of bloggers and I definitely wouldn’t have learnt a thing or two about the different lives and culture and history and the photography that the other bloggers had in store for readers like me. Over the months, I have learnt to be humble and definitely I know it now, that blogging is not like Facebook or any other social networking platform where the sole purpose of such platforms is self-promotion and a desperate seek to achieve popularity.

No. Blogging is a much more sophisticated and yet a friendly platform. Indeed, bloggers blog with hopes of gaining many readers. But it’s definitely worth it because here, all we are promoting is our words. Our hard earned sentences weaved together to produce an interesting insight into our individual lives. It’s very easy to take a picture of ourselves and to post it online and to get likes and comments, but definitely the end result of it won’t be as sweet as getting appreciated for bringing out the writer in us and showing the world a glimpse of our intellectualism. That, my friends is the real fruit of blogging.

So as a thank you to all my fellow bloggers and friends and future blogging friends whom I look forward to meet and exchange a comment or two, here is a poem dedicated to you all. Cheers!!

A journey that began
Not so long ago;
It triggered a dream,
A dream that evaded its existence.
But a dream, that finally began to unravel
Letter by letter,
Word by word,
Sentence by sentence.
Finally, I saw my dream
Pouring onto the pages;
Pages that I hold close
To my heart.
Pages... I never imagined,
Would make their way
Into the lives of the many individuals,
My fellow bloggers,
My mentors and my friends,
Whom I met during this worthwhile journey.
So far, the journey has been fruitful
And I intend to continue it,
For days and weeks and years to come.
I am forever grateful for all your support.
                                               
                                                         ~Neha 

51 comments:

  1. I am glad to have been following your blog Neha. It is a wonderful gesture of thanking your readers and followers. The way you write am sure will attract hundreds of more readers to your blog. Long way to go.
    Neevu bardiro kavana tumba tumba chennagide Neha.
    We wish to read you for days amd months and years to come :)
    "ninna ondondu akshara seleyutide namma gamana..
    Nee bareda pratiyondu kathe yentha romanchana" :)
    This one is for you

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    1. Wow, that is a lovely poem composed by you Mak. Sorry I'm not so good at composing a kannada poem to thank you in return. Nanage tumba ishta aitu :)

      And thanks a lot for your wishes. Will hope to see your valuable comments in the future too :)

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  2. very touching gesture, neha. and congratulations on your 100 followers. may your tribe increase...

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  3. very true neha... it s totally diff from the social networking site.. evry word dropped here is valuble... keep up the good work..:).
    and do check out my blog .. http://sahisridhar.blogspot.in

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    1. Thank you sahi for your valuable feedback and I'll be there in a jiffy :)

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  4. ooh well am yr 107 follower then...:) congo for yr 100+ followers ,way to go...we all await yr lovely posts.....lovely poem indeed....happy blogging

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    1. Thanks for your lovely wishes and double thanks for your support Saikat :)

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  5. First of all I would like to congratulate you for your blogging success. Keep up the good work :-)

    Blogging is way better than Facebook. The satisfaction of people reading what you write is immense, and I too am discovering the joy of being a part of this world. Lucky to be a member of this vast friendly blogging community :-)

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    1. Thank you GS :) and it is indeed nice to be a part of this community :)

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  6. Congrats on 100+ followers. May you get many more!

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    1. Thank you for the wishes Rachna.

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  7. Good on you Neha and heres wishing you plenty more valuable posts and followers!!

    Cheers!

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  8. Happy blogging & more followers for you !

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  9. Here I am first time visiting your blog and will be returning for more from now on..Congratulations and wish you more!

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    1. Hi Ashwini and welcome to my blog. Thank you so much for the wishes and feedback, hope to see your feed backs for my other posts too :)

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  10. That's a beautiful poem..And congrats Neha :)

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  11. that's a lot of subscribers/followers. may you have 1000, 10000 followers in days to come.

    loved the poem :)

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  12. A nice dedication--keep writing!

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  13. Hip Hip Hurrah!!! Kudos Gal!! You write very good posts and the number of followers just holds testimony to that ...Keep entertaining us :)

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    1. Thanks you jaish and happy to hear your feedback :)

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  14. truly you deserve more fellow readers..a poem at the end is adding flavor of emotions....kudos n all the best ahead

    keep writing girl :)

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  15. beautiful neha...I hope you do keep writing...it soothes your soul and ours too!

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    1. Thanks Laura for stopping by and leaving behind such lovely feedback :)

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  16. Lovely poem Neha and congrats!

    Anna :o]

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  17. Okay, there is only one thing I can say. The very title of the post is misleading, when I first saw it a week ago I thought your blog completed it's 100th year! :P

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  18. Hey.. good blog u have got :) nice to read it :) do keep blogging :) it feels good to blog :) to share our writings with the world :)

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