Friday, April 4, 2008

I'm celebrating!

It’s the time of celebration for me. I’m celebrating my 50th post here, and look back to see it’s already been over an year of blogging experience. My blogs (well, most of them) have become an online version of my journal and I find the same amount of delight in rereading them as I do in reading my previous journals. I started blogging on the 26th of March, 2007. That was a long time ago, and I was thinking I would have completed a 100th blog by now. Well, I’m not sad it didn’t happen. I guess my priorities were different, and sometimes, bloggging took a backseat.

For a teenager who’s growing up so quickly, life shifts pace rapidly too. Lifestyles change—you are in school one moment, and then in college. And by the time you settle down, you are facing the board exams and the lecturers wave you off….then, there are new things to discover. Every day I grow up, every day, there is something new in my life. And my blog keeps reminding me of all the fun I had in second PU and the way I was thinking at that point of time. My brain tends to be volatile, sometimes immature, sometimes strangely vague and clouded, I cannot define it. My blogs help me to go back and see the way I am growing up as they mirror my thoughts.

For example, when someone wrote that I was trying to indulge in ‘shameless self-promotion’ on my blog, I really took it to heart and whole-heartedly agreed with that person without as much as analyzing myself. Now I think that was seriously immature of me. On account of my fiftieth post, I wish to spice up my blog with interesting features and welcome some constructive criticism. I was thinking of replacing the title with something more insightful and metaphoric (suggestions are welcome!) and even find a better template, if possible.

11 comments:

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Congratulations on hitting half a century! May you blog more and more, and enjoy yourself while at it.

Praveen G K said...

Good going :-)
Hearty congratulations!!!!
I am sure you will end up writing a lot of wonderful posts in the long run, and a lot of ppl will enjoy reading them :-)

Yup, a right time to change the title and templates, what now, no way that you can call yourself an amateur with 50 posts in your kitty :-)

Happy blogging!

Gardenia said...

Bravo, Lakshmi! Way to go!
No writer who's past it can recreate the energy of youth!

Indrani said...

Congratulations Lakshmi !
That is indeed a milestone achieved and calls for grand celebration.
It is commendable more because at such an young age along with your studies you have been posting regularly.

I look forward to more from you.

Celular said...

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Lakshmi Bharadwaj said...

Raji mam, thanks a lot, I will blog often. I love yr posts too!:)
Mr. Praveen sir, one of the first blog of yours that I read was when u completed your 200th post, and thought "I should blog like that guy...." Well, thanks a million!
G: Thanks for visiting my blog!:)
Indrani mam, thanks a lot too! I will write more...I enjoy reading yr posts and all the other ones as much as I enjoy blogging.
Cellular: Thanks a million for blogrolling. Means a lot to me.

Kadalabal said...

great work amidst your busy puc schedule. your committment made it to happen and you are bloosoming into a full fledged writer of the future indeed kudos to you for all your efforts and pains taken to minutely put your posts. appreciate your idea of welcoming constructive criticisim in the process some will criticise without any point or reason just igonore them. this is my sincere advice and I wish from 5o you march to century and further and further in leaps and bounds
wish you all the best in all your endeavours
three cheers to Lakshmi for all that is being done here in this blog.
pranesh

narendra shenoy said...

Congratulations, Lakshmi, on your 50th post. You very rightly put it when you said that "My blogs help me to go back and see the way I am growing up as they mirror my thoughts". That's their main attraction. It's like a snapshot of your mind. Twenty years from now, you'll be struck with amazement when you reread your own blog and find refreshing things in it.

Keep going!

Lakshmi Bharadwaj said...

Mr. Pranesh, thanks for the comment. Really. Inspiring words make all the difference for a difficult exam! :)
Mr. Shenoy. Thanks a lot! Will continue blogging!!!

Swarna said...

Lakshmi, thanks for sharing your thrill with us, and here's wishing you many more milestones, in blogging, and as you discover the joys and sorrows of the world of adults!

aravind said...

congrats !!!