I don’t generally understand the concept of celebrating one’s anniversary. Birth day, marriage day, Union day etc…
One thing behind it might be to go thru the major events that happened during the cource of the year gone past and learn from them… lessons.
If that exactly is the intension, why do people celebrate it? For another round across the Sun? Or just to remember the plights of them then?
Whatever the reason behind it, I feel, it’s the time to recollect the events, thank the people those helped us achieve whatever we did, if any, learn from facts and get on in lives. Basically, it is one day when one can say, “it belongs to me”!!
And, folks, today belongs to me!!
Yes, today is my first anniversary in the blogoworld. It seems it began yesterday….and….I am an year old already.
Welllll wellll…. A year is not a very big time if we consider the universe as a whole, but a human being…with a small life span, an year is a big thing…
Achievements : I have made a lot of good friends. Some friends whom I have met, some friends whom I have not yet met…. Some of them are elder to me… some younger… and some of my age..
Flashback : It all started with me reading and commenting on Sanjay’s Muktha blog. His random rambling went on to become a club of people’s discussion forum about Muktha the serial…and most of the times everything else… We had good debates, mind blowing factual learning, superb acquaintance with some regulars… And then there was one man who’s articles I was an avid reader of, Srivatsa Joshi on thatskannada portal. Then I decided to write a few lines on my village, at an apt time of Ramanavami. That post was published on thatskannada portal and got some good reviews too…
In a few days, I visited Hampi… and my emotional account of my visit came out in the form of an article that was intended to be sent to my friends. Then having seen Sanjay and Shruthi write articles, I thought of publishing it myself, thru my own blog.
Thus it started….. a jouney…I wish it goes on as long as I do....
There were times when I cribbed against some Govt. policies… or times when I took sides with one community… or times when I wrote somethings politically… or times when I wrote some things poetically….There were times when I ranted on some issue….there were times when I tested people’s patience by putting up lot many stories on the same subject…And were times when people were made wait to read a part of some story that was started in parts.
In all those times, all of the following people have stayed with me…commented and encouraged me to post the next one… I must Thank all of them(you) for this un-precedented support.
Shruthi, Harsha, Praneshachar, Usha, Anu, mouna, December Stud, Savita, Ashwini, vicky, usha, Gautham, K.Pal, Maddy, Sanjay M, SHEELA, Rakesh, Prashanth M, Raaji, Mohan, Chaitanya, Samudyuta, Vijay, bellur ramakrishna, reborn, Bhargav, AJEYA RAO, Sharu, child, Balaji, Gini, Prasanna L.M, opinionated indian, Pegasus, s.b., shark, Veena Shivanna. DutchDerk, Prashanth M, Mahesh, Deepshikha, tpraja, Shiv, sprash, Vani, ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ, VENU VINOD, Sundar, neela, Diya, ANAND BALAJI, Tttozz, astroshiva, bachodi, Mysorean,
Sometimes I used to feel it’s a huge responsibility to carry forward a blog over the time….An year has passed and it has progressed along with me… I have taken pleasure in presenting my stories to my readers(I rather call them friends), scribbling some things that I like to see… ending up writing nostalgic accounts of my childhood…and what not….
Now I realise…Its not a responsibility, its all about one’s priority and understanding. One need to love being a reder for being able to present various information in the most apalling way as a writer.
But one question remains….Why do you write? So as people read and Recognise you? Or people get to think for a moment in your point of view?
I feel the second answer is nearer to my interpretation of writing. Blog is a space where one can make his argument heard and felt, I think.
A recap of the year that was :
Un categorised article : SHE
Ramblings : Superstition, Iqbal Part II,
Scribbles : Aa yaa India…!, Good Bye and Thanks for all the ad campaigns!!, Reservation series, Kannada in Bangalore, Mercy upon one kills the nation as a whole!!,
Stories : Malgudi Days, Living Perplexed with a news, An unforgettable accident, Electing a chief minister
Maga series : Meghane Trek log, Licence to Kill series,
Visits : A small walk into the past...., Ramakrishna Kendra, Kuditini, Bellari, YaladUrina rAmOtsava, Kurudumale, Oh! It was a thriller!!!!!!, A blissful dread, Children for equality, Remembering Independence, A stranger that was not, Meghane,
Light ones : Juduciary, When I met a friend, Superstitious practices
Movie review : Mungaru MaLe
Apart from the above, there were celebration, tribute and gyaan sessions on this forgettable corner of a backbencher….
Thanks for all the wishes and blessings.