My blog did cross a pompous milestone of Five Years! And this is the first year, it had gone by without me blowing the trumpet for it..
I recently revamped the looks of my site. And thought of cleaning up my past posts. Since I am yet to grow strong within to call crap as crap, my old silly posts still stay, for now.. But I had better success with my drafts and this one needed to be posted on my blog..
I wrote this for my 100th post.. But I am much closer to my 500th right now.. So I have changed over those 100s of posts and might also claim to have grown a teensy bit.. Yet in the depth of my hearts, I still have a high pride of my blog and here below is one such pompous trumpet blowing post.. Reserve your judgements, till you read it till the very end..
Written on Feb 8, 2016
Now go grab a cup of coffee or chai and some refreshments so you won’t sleep in between this long post of ramble.. 😉
This is my 100th post!
It had taken a very long journey of two years to cross the two-thirds, while just one month was enough to complete the last one-third.
I have successfully managed to post a day on every day so far, in spite of the times I was inclined to not write up the next. I wanted to post daily, not out of some challenge or someone dared me to! I took this up voluntarily for a personal reason and this seems to work beautifully.
Now is the time to take a look back, so I would know what I have come across, so I could reassure myself that, I could go further and reach where I want to reach!
I had updated my Facebook page’s ‘About me’ as follows. Do take note that it was written more than a year back.
Continue reading “Ahoy! Five years on board!”
This is a walk down a memory lane, a beautiful lane for me!
Life keeps surprising us when we least expect it!
And becoming associated with “Through the Mist” was one such accident!
The history of the accident goes like this:
Not long ago, yet, almost 3 years back, out of the blue, I was asked by Jithin, the Trablogger, and without knowing the impact, I accepted to be the co-ordinator / book designer / editor of a new project.
My journey into his book’s Acknowledgements page was even more accidental and that’s what has led to this. He was having the idea of taking the Flash Fiction Chain, an feature he had in his blog to the next level. The working of Flash Fiction is, A part of story triggered by an image, and that story is evolved by a chain of authors.
So the idea mixed up with a book evolved into this: A book of five stories, written by five authors. So the Flash Fiction Chain grew up to Dream Chasing Chain, the initial name of this project.
Continue reading “A walk “Through the Mist””
Long Long ago,
Not so long ago,
The Earth visited the same spot,
As it is today,
In its orbit around the Sun,
And on that fine day,
A pebble was dropped
To create Ripples
In the exploding world of bits and bytes,
And while earth
was busy riding on
And has completed four rounds,
Somewhere along the lines
Many many posts were published,
Many strangers have become dear friends,
And few of them become closer as a team
To bring out a book..
And Here I am,
Looking back with pride,
Looking merrily at the upgrade,
Quenching the thirst of my narcissism
Looking hopefully at the future,
For much more experiences
That would help me learn, grow, nurture and
Make me a better person,
So I could throw away my two cents
And make it worthy for
Those who happen to stumble upon,
And also good enough for them to
Let the ripple carry on and on
Into the endless expanse
Of this universe..
As Ripples step into its fifth year,
Let me try to bring in
Little more Happiness, Smile and Cheer
To everyone in the vast expanse..
A New Year in the calendar
Is also a New Year for the Ripples!!
It had been two years
Since the first ripple was created!
I look back and cherish that
I have more followers than my posts
The years here taught and reinstated that
The family will be there for me
Through the thick and thin..
I have gained lots from you
And I am here to share more!
The more being, A post a day!
Yes, this is the biggest leap
I could ever make in the blog.
For, what I have been so far was
At my own liberty on the posts,
Never on any schedule,
Not on any routine,
Unpredictable even to me.
Why the leap?
It is a leap year!
So Why not take a leap.. 😉
Life is throwing challenges
Unexpected and Uprooting
So, why not take
An expected and not-so-impossible
To achieve challenge?
The one thing that always
Cheers up anyone is
A kind word and a little recognition
Which is abundant and easy
From my awesome readers!
So I am looking forward,
To earn them,
To keep me sane,
From every other challenge
Life is gonna throw my way
In the coming year!
Never forget to