Thursday, May 14, 2009

it's been 5 yrs

I realised I have been blogging for 5 yrs. As the archives show, I started in May '04. I have been tempted to change my template very few times, but somehow I am still with the old template.

It has been fun to write.

I have realised its personality is very much like mine.
I have realised I'll continue writing for a long time.
I have realised I don't keep on thinking about my blog as I used to do earlier. I write when I feel like it and I write what I want.

Hell, the title should have been 'Realisation'. Look at the amount of 'I have realised' that I have used. And now, don't start thinking that I have been living a moronic existence all this while. shoo!
I am just trying to give away a little more of my character perhaps, through the rightful use of the wrong words.

I have a group of 5 best friends from school. We are still in touch like the old times. Some of them, I have known for almost 26 yrs of my life.

I am still in touch with a gilli-danda friend in the neighbourhood from childhood.

I am still in touch with my first roomie in Bangalore, who has gone back to Mizoram now.

I met J in the other hostel. We are still in touch and I am in touch with another 2 friends from that hostel.

I am in my 6th company now. I found many good people in each company, but I found at least a good friend in most of them with whom I still catch up.

I am still in touch with Meg, my only male best-friend left. We've been friends since '95.

Many have drifted in between and there is an occasional hi! and bye! on social networking sites. But, for these friends, we've never required a social networking site to be in touch or to catch up with each other.


In the blog world too, I have some blogger friends. If I have aged as a writer, I have grown as a reader too and it has been a wonderful experience. Even with so many interesting new bloggers popping up every other day, I am glad that some of you still care to drop by. I am glad that in these 5 yrs, some of you have really mattered to me and I have mattered to some of you and I hope to say someday that I have been reading you for the past 10 years like I just said about my childhood friends.

Congratulations to Shub. Wish you a very happy married life!

29 comments:

austere said...

Congratulations. Arunima.
Its been a pleasure knowing you.


Congratulations to Shub too.

Rohit Sharma said...

Congratulations for the five years and All the best for next five :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats Arunima...!

norrbu said...

you are quite fortunate. Or does one make ones own fortune? In either case, I envy your list.

manuscrypts said...

*working out that elusive paanch line*, meanwhile pleased as paanch for you :]
wonderful writing, ol' gal, and here's to many many many more words :]

Alapana said...

Congratulations:) I am reading your blog from the time i used to blog as Akruti, so it makes 5yrs of knowing your blog:)Hope to leave a comment when it turns 10yrs:) good luck

Anonymous said...

hey Arunima - Its been a pleasure reading your thoughts and experiences :)
Hope you got to vote. Do keep us posted on that

~Meenakshy

wishes galore said...

HEY CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BLOG'S 5TH ANNIVERSARY!!
its been only 4-5 months since i have got interested in blogging and yours is one of the few blogs i started with(reading)...have read many(almost all) of your blog-posts...what to say more,
Arunima, you Rock!!
great to see, you are still in touch with friends!!

on a side-note,on reading that you have known some of your friends for 26 years, my mind did some calculations;))couldn't help it:)) keep writing...

Arunima said...

@wishes galore: Hahaha, I knew somebody would do it as I do it myself. I mean the calculations. I have stopped making fun of old people long time back.

Thanks for the wishes.

Ricercar said...

conrats to you and happy birthday to your blog :)

its been good reading you

Stone said...

:-)
Congratulations!!

And I'll will be completing 5 yrs in couple of months, after all your blog inspired me to start my own :-)

wishes galore said...

@arunima :)) hey, i am not making fun of you, oops, i mean i m not even calling you old ;p
*sigh* how can i when little kids start calling you 'aunty':((( (on their mother's insistence ofcourse:))

Saltwater Blues said...

man we are all a bunch of oldies here :)

so how've u been Arunima? have to admit I'm coming here after ages. all well I hope.

Shruti SriHarsha said...

Hey Arunima, Happy Blogging Anniversary!!!!!
Also, nice to know you keep in touch with people who matter to you....

AmitL said...

Hi,Arunima-hearty congrats on the five completed blogging years.And,here's wishing for many more to come.:)It's been a nice blogging journey with you!!:)

haha-yes,I noticed that your template is nearly same since then-but,perhaps it's coz the colour is such a nice serene colour,you don't need to change it.
A big smile at the other realizations!!

Question-which post of yours do you remember most and why?:)(Make categories,if you have more than one-humour,serious,etc...and give links)

Arunima said...

@AmitL: I will try but I am not sure I can be very honest now in picking up my favourites. :-)

ramya said...

Hey Arunima,
I got 88.7% in my ICSE board exam.
thank you for all your prayers and wishes :-)
And also, collect some awards from my blog. :-)

Arunima said...

@Ramya: hey sweety! that is amazing news. I am so so happy for you. Congratulations and a big hug from my side.

Cynic in Wonderland said...

arre coolness. fellow batchmate you are. here's to many, many, more!

Arunima said...

@cynic: haanji, kya baat hain!:-)

White Magpie said...

wow!! Congrats!! Likhte raho.

ramya said...

I've put up pictures in the sidebar of my blog.
Go ahead and flaunt ;-)

venkat said...

It is a wonderful experience to come across your blog and others from North East.I learned about so much about life and people there.Hope you will keep on blogging for a very long time and I will keep on visiting and learn more from your blogs.Does your friend that went back to Mizoram blog?

Arunima said...

@venkat: well, I am not sure as she also doesn't know that I do.

:-)

Pooja Shetty said...

Congratulations Aru!!! I still remember the day you told me, I write a blog, its fun, and then you inspired me to start one too. Though I love to write, I guess I don't have the perseverence to pursue it like you do. However, I always make it a point to check in on your articles. Whenever I see a new article, I feel so glad...its such a good break for me. I get a cup of tea and try to relax reading your articles. Why don't you write columns for newspapers? Am sure you'll do great!!! Still meaning to call you soon!! lots of updates to give! :)

Arunima said...

@Pooja: Waiting for your call as I have not been able to reach you. You are either unreachable or are busy in a meeting.

Thanks for the words. I am really encouraged.

Aquarius said...

wow congratulations...5 years is damn good!!!

Arunima said...

@aquarius: Thanks, you bet it is.

Dreamcatcher said...

Congratulations and happy birthday to your blog. You always make for wonderful reading.