Thursday, May 20, 2010

6 yrs of blogging- the same old me, the same old shoes, just longer hair.

13th May, 2004 was when I posted my first entry.  It has been an amazing journey, where I met a lot of blogger buddies and shared. I must mention one blogger, who really inspired me. She is Poonam. I read all her posts in a week's time and started blogging. I was heartbroken when she deleted all her posts one day and moved blogs and URLs, and stopped blogging. Sometimes, I do get mails from people who've said that they read my blog and started blogging. If the feeling was half of what I felt when I read Poonam's blog (though I don't know how you measure it:-) ), I am really glad that I could inspire.
It's been an amazing 6 yrs for me of self discovery. I've come across bloggers, who say that the template is like clothes and should be changed as often as possible. It hasn't happened in mine. For me, I can say something like this: "I walk these paths, I learn these lessons, I crossed those miles, the same old me, the same old shoes, just longer hair. I still search for you and I still search for myself."

I continue to learn, to seek, and search. In the 6 years, I have realised I can be detached from blogging yet love it.

Congratulations to a dear blogger cynic, who has become a mother. The kiddo might just call her Didi, but the news touched me as I have been reading her for 6 years now, in her different avataars.

And all these years, I have never written this,  I am madly in love.  :-)

31 comments:

wishes galore said...

hey arunima,

i think i have never said this, but surely yours was one of the few blogs that inspire me to start one. I love your style of honest- yet-not-disclosing-your-everyday-life writing and ah those posts mixed with lyrics:)
congrats on the blog anniversary and hope to read more from you in this space...

keep learning, keep seeking, keep searching and keep writing....

manuscrypts said...

awesome!! congrats, you sixy blogger :D

Dreamcatcher said...

Congratulations. May we see another sixty. I remember Reshma's was the first blog I ever read. And yours was among the first I read.
Keep writing :)

Meena Maami? Meenu Mommy! said...

Congrats hon.. :)
yes.. I used to wish if I would ever be able to write, let alone like you. Happinesses, frustrations, non senses and sadnesses described as they are, in a style which is so you. Wish you a blessed a life and more for us to read.
Enjoy

abhilasha said...

hey arunima...

all ur posts are like a pendulum... extremes ... yet balanced...
anythg done in a righteous way.. keep us balanced.. i can sense ur state of mind in ur writing.. never met u though.. but can get the vibes.. i hope i m wrong...but somethg is bothering u...
at times we forget but the divine remains costant its just that our faith and perspective keeps changing...

shub said...

And it's been a pleasure reading you :) Truly.

Anonymous said...

Baby!, cuppy cake :)

Argentyne said...

This is shocking :) You won't believe it but I started blogging after being inspired by Poonam's blog :) Yeah, I too read her whole blog in a few days - I think she was one of the few who got on the blogwagon really early :)

Many congratulations to you, I think we're all of the same blogging generation (you, Shub, Dreamcatcher :) )

ricercar said...

congrats!

Cynic in Wonderland said...

Happy blogversary!

Ah the six year batchmates!! We need to get together and get drunk.

And thank you verr muchly - yes various avatars it HAS been - to think that the husband and didi-caller are much later phenomena in my life than so many blogger buddies.

It's such an ageingfeeling

Here's to sixty more!*clinks*

austere said...

Congratulations.

kirti said...

Hi Arunima,
many many congratulations on keeping your blog rocking for 6 years.
Your writing has a style which is very rare . its honest ,comical, fun, straight from heart and it flows like a gentle river.
Yours is one of the first blogs I started reading and got hooked to it instantaneously.
wish you all the best for sixty and many more anniversaries .

AmitL said...

Hi, Arunima,happy blog anniversary. Been a pleasure to visit here and read each post, most definitely. And, here's looking forward to many more years of blog-worthy posts from you.Cheerio.:)

Guddu said...

Hey arunima,
I am following your blog since 2 years or so. My girl's name is arunima too and thats how i found your blog :D and your blog was the first one i read regularly and now its in my live bookmarks so i get to know whenever you post something :D.I love the way you write.I wish i could write that way too :P but again m too lazy for trying.
Anyways congrats on 6th anniversary :D
keep writing :-)

d4u said...

Congratulations indeed...it has beena pleasure reasing you :)

Though I go through the should i blog/should i not blog syndrome so many times and even though I dont write at all nowadays, if ever I make time to see what the old set of bloggers are upto, you are among the firt set of links that I read :)

Good going and keep writing...

Nautilus said...

Congratulations Arunima!! It's been such a pleasure reading you all these years!! Keep writing girl... :)

vicious said...

thats been a long long time ...keep writing , keep inspiring !!!

Deepavi said...

I just started reading your blogs and I have read almost all of it at one stretch. I think you are a very different style of writing. I really enjoyed it. I hope you continue to write.

Stone said...

Keep them coming!
:-)

P said...

Happy Blogoversary! :) It indeed is a pleasure to read your entries here. Keep writing!

White Magpie said...

Keep plugging away. All the things in this post were nice :)Especially the last line.

Anonymous said...

guess what, i too read poonam's blog before i started writing and marvelled at the way she wrote! we met and today are good friends. she's an amazing person!
she has brought out a great writer in you!!
-anumita

Thangjam said...

Congrats Arunima! I really enjoy reading your blogposts--do keep them coming! Happy blogging!

poonam said...

Hi Arunima,
This is a big surprise for me. I just logged in on polioman to figure out if I could delete those anon comments and found yours. Thanks for thanking me. And I'm sorry I had to delete those blogs, it was one of those mad days. Congratulations on 6 years of blogging! I know what a high it can be. :-)

Poonam

abhilasha said...

hey arunima.. come up wid new posts yar.. dont u want us to wish u on the 7th aniversary of ur blog..

White Magpie said...

er..there was no mention of this being your last post..start posting bummer..

Pallavi said...

Good for you.. :)

Anant said...

congrats...
i'm a long time intermittent reader and it feels nice to see that someone's kept at it...i've tried to make a fresh start now...hope i will be able celebrate some anniversaries n the future...
infinity

AmitL said...

Hi there-frankly,I never heard of people retiring after celebrating 6 yrs...:)of blogging,of course.:)(If that doesn't inspire u to post,Arunima,I wonder what will?haha)

Anonymous said...

Hi Arunima,
Just dropped into your blog and I must say you write very interesting! I couldnt help reading all your blogs in past few days! Waiting for your next one.. Keep up the jolly work! :)
Btw.. I have some good 3 yrs of memories linked to bangalore so reading was fun! :)
Renuka

wishes galore said...

hey ya, whats up? long time, no new posts..

tc..