Wednesday, 12 October 2011

A worthwhile journey this far





It has been quite a journey and how! This day, the 12th of October, 2008, my first post titled Coversations while traversing on a rainy day in an auto was written. That day I just knew that I had to write down my experience of that travel and the platform provided by Blogger seemed ideal. I didn't even know about comments, followers, templates and other things. I just chose a name for this corner and typed in my first post and hit the 'Publish' button. The thought that people would read a post by me did not enter my mind. I imagined that this wee place would be the one where I would record my insignificant observations and personal reflections.



After I wrote the first post, I didn't even check my blog. I had forgotten all about it until November, when something painful happened. I wanted to escape the pain. I wanted to divert myself. I wrote . . . and wrote. I never looked back. Blogging has come to mean many many things now than the first time I wrote that post on a rainy day. That post was published in the morning at 07. 09 am. I wonder how I got to writing something that early in the day. And that post received only two comments :)

The journey has been wonderful this far. To all my followers, commenters, blogger-friends and anonymous readers: THANKS. You have been the best part of this endeavour.

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46 comments:

  1. Glad to have been part of the Journey when I can hop onboard :)

    A

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  2. Happy Blogaversary! We are delighted to read your posts. Keep them coming.

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  3. You have done really well in such a short amount of time congrats and thank you for the writing

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  4. Congratulations Susan! What a wonderful journey. So glad you didn´t stop writing. I really enjoy reading your blog posts!

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  5. Great Job, Susan! Three years and still going strong... here's to many more wonderful years of blogging. It is therapeutic, and it's fun to meet so many people from around the globe.
    I wish I knew who to thank... like who was the founder, or whose idea was it to start something called a blog. Well, am off to google that...
    Take care.
    Karen.

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  6. I have your early morning muse to thank then. :)

    I'm ever so glad that your meanderings and my transcendental traveling have crossed paths in the blogosphere.

    Thank you for giving us a glimpse of the wonderful person that you are, Mrs. Sus! Congrats on your 3rd blogoversary!

    Now excuse while I scoot over to that debut post of yours. :)

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS....As always...XOXOXOXOX

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  8. Congrats, hon! Happy to be along for the ride :-)

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  9. Hi, stumbled upon your blog around a week ago, and I've been reading your posts since then. You write so well. Congrats on the Blogoversary and hope you continue for a long time to come!

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  10. Congratulations! Glad to have found you... Have loved your posts... I read them .. but I may not leave my mark on all of them....
    Take Care

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  11. Congrats! I have enjoyed visiting your blog and look forward to your future journey revealed. Your reflections are always thought provoking and many times inspiring :)

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  12. Congratulations! What an accomplishment! I see so many bloggers give up after such a short time only because they are not getting the hits or comments they feel they should. It's nice to see a blog that maintains because of the sheer joy of writing :)

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  13. smiles...it is my 3 year coming up soon as well...need to go back and look at the date...what a journey it has been...glad to have found you along the way...

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  14. Your moccassins made many happy trails throughout blogosphere and you met new people and shared your warm heart with us. Now it is time to celebrate and look back on all that happend in just 3 years!!!!

    Have fun while walking down memorylane.

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  15. My own journey in the blogger-world wud be nowhere near as lovely without you and your blog, Susan! Here's hoping we've got several years of this journey ahead of us! :)

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  16. Susan,

    Congratulations..... Cheers I am celebrating with a cup of coffee...

    It takes a lot of hard word and dedication...

    Thank you for sharing your Journey with us..

    xoxox
    Jessica

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  17. Congrats for the grand success ! I wish we go along like this for many many years to come. You asking questions and we replying you :)

    Now that I’ve wished you, I’m still lingering here, looking here and there.
    Still waiting...
    Still waiting...looking at others who are also waiting...
    With no hope, I’m asking it directly now. When is the party? Where is my piece of cake?

    ***Me, thinking whether she called that Auto driver at least once to let him know about the tree which he planted unknowingly? :)***

    Love your Posts :)

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  18. Congratulations, Susan. Three years of very thoughtful posts and you've built a whole community here! So glad to be connected to you. Keep provoking us to think and look within...

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  19. Happy third anniversary Susan. Your posts are interesting and wonderful like you. So glad I met you online, and hope to meet you soon.

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  20. So glad you are here! Congratulations.

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  21. CONGRATULATIONS on your 3 year BLOGAVERSARY!!! I'm glad I discovered your site and look forward to getting to know you better through your meanderings and reflections ;-)

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  22. Happy Blog-o-versary! 3 years is quite an accomplishment. I'm glad you've enjoyed the journey. :)

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  23. Happy anniversary, i never realised you were so old, but you do look good on it. I lool forward to celebrating many more with you.

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  24. wow! happy anniversary that is wonderful! I love being part of your journey and I love that you are part of mine too!

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  25. "I wanted to escape the pain. I wanted to divert myself. I wrote . . . and wrote" I relate.
    Keep at it - it suits you well.

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  26. Dear Susan, congratulations on your blogoversary!
    How wonderful that you had an experience that inspired you to write, as if it was not so, we would have been without our own experience of your lovely writing. Your blog is a breath of fresh air and such an inspiration and it constantly triggers my brain to work, which I love.;) Wishing you many more productive years.;))
    Hugs
    Zuzana

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  27. Congratulations on completing three
    in the blogworld where you get friends for free
    some learned, some learning,and a few who are crazy
    though different in many ways,all your readers will agree
    that there are only a very few writers who can write as she.

    Sus, keep it up and keep them coming. :)

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  28. Hey Susan! hearty Congrats on your blogversary! I hope you continue to inspire me for many more blogposts to come with your interesting insights! keep blogging!

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  29. oh! Congrats for your 3 years of blogging. You might not have known much earlier when you gave your first post, but now after 3 yrs you can explain every areas about blogging. Though i am newbie as a blogger, but i can understand the pleasure of sharing thoughts through blogs. I will be following your blog now. :)

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  30. Already I have started gaining knowledge from ur blog..I neva knew there existed a term called blogaversary..But now I know..Congrats to u and all the best for the forthcoming many many such blogaversaries..I too wish someday I would be as old in life as u and as old on the blog as u..It would be all thanks to friends like u who read my blog and comment regularly!!Thanq and once again Happy Blogaversary!!
    headacheandtension.blogspot.com

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  31. Cheers and here's to many more fruitful years of blogging to come!

    (btw I started blogging in Oct 2008 - what a coincidence it is :))

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  32. And now, where would you be without writing? Scary thought, huh?

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  33. Hi Susan:
    Congrats on three years! Writing; for me as ALWAYS been very cathartic.

    Wisdom and Life is my 3rd attempt at blogging. The 1st two didn't hold my interest. Once I reached a year back in May I understood that I found my niche.

    Seems as if you found yours as well. I'll keep returning to see what you have to say, Susan.
    --
    Chris

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  34. Congratulations on three years of blogging, dear Susan!

    Hope you enjoy writing here, as much as we enjoy visiting you!

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  35. Congrats Susan!! 3 years.. not bad! I think I have been following you for a year now. :)

    Keep writing.. I absolutely appreciate and look forward for those minute under your nose yet not too obvious observations you make about life and behaviour.

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  36. Happy Blogoversary, Susan!
    Your blog is an additional reason for my liking India.
    Keep up the fine work you've been doing for three years!

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  37. AG, Janu, Jessica, Nelieta, Karen, AJ, Bongo, Pam, Sav, Jessica M, Mary, Brian, Elizabeth, Karishma, Asif, Corinne, Jan, Sulekkha, Linda, Rachel, Larry, Vinay, Sofia, Zuzana, Govind, Tariq, Prateek, Yuvika, Chris, Ash, Sameera and DUTA:

    Thanks for your kind and warm words. You have made this journey worthwhile so far and I'm glad that I stumbled across you.

    Cheers for the continued association.

    Joy always :)

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  38. Sumitra:

    Thanks for coming by and welcome here. Your warm words have encouraged me and I am glad that you stumbled through the Meanderings.

    Joy always :)

    Anshul:

    Welcome here and thanks for coming by. Thanks for teh following. I hope to catch more of your writings in the days to come.

    Keep blogging.

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  39. AND the AUTO DRIVER:

    People, the meeting with the auto-driver did not go beyond that particular day. I did not even save his number. He remains in the memory and that is enough, I thought. I'm glad he made me write my first post :) I shall always be indebted to him for that.

    I hope he is happy and garrulous as always :)

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  40. I've been away so I'm late to congratulate you on one wonderful blog. Glad you wrote on that rainy day. Your blog is a success because you're so honest, diverse and have a great sense of humor. Keep on writing Susan.

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  41. Hi Susan .. well done and now you've got loads of comments .. it's fun isn't it .. cheers Hilary

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  42. Myrna:

    There is nothing as late, dear Myrna. The posts are up and one can visit whenever. So, don't bother, dear Myrna. Hope you've been well.

    Hilary:

    Oh yes, comments are the lifelines of blogs.

    Hope you're doing good this Thursday, dear Hilary.

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  43. Kudos to your blogging journey!!! :)

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  44. :-Dee:

    Thanks for coming by and warming the day.

    Joy always :)

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