Mar 22, 2014

Thank you for dropping by...


No blog is complete without the love bestowed upon it 
by those who pass by and share their views.

While I do have a ‘top commentator’ widget on the blog always, it tends to showcase the most recent 1000 comments only on the blog. So I was overjoyed when I found one which actually calculated all the comments on the blog right from 2005 onwards. Unfortunately as it turns out, doing so slows down the loading of the widget (and hence the blog) considerably so I had to remove it. However, I did want to use it as an opportunity to thank everyone who’s been by the blog over the years. 

It’s truly heartening to see that even when I extrapolate to TOP 100 COMMENTATORS, the widget still gives me people who’ve commented a minimum of at least ten times.

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Thank you. I mean that sincerely.
While I do write to let my own thoughts out of this confining bald cranium, without people dropping by to comment, I don’t think I would have had the extra motivation to keep writing for as long as I have… 3035 days today, apparently.
Even those who drop by, read and choose not to comment but later drop in a private message or line – thank you. It feels nice to know I've made you laugh or look at things from a different perspective.









I look at this list and I can’t help but smile: so many familiar names all distributed across various phases of my life. My childhood classmates are here as are my college friends. Sirs who’ve taught me and been an inspiration in my life are here. Fellow bloggers who are now national best selling authors and superstars in the blogosphere are here. Friends who started off with me are also here in this list – a rare few still persisting in the blogosphere while others have vanished, washed away amidst the waves of time hopefully onto better shores in their lives. There are new friends who I've made over the years who show me new facets of blogging even today. Real names, pet names, nom de plumes…
You are all here. You are all a part of what made this blog keep on running.

Thank you for that.

58 comments:

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    1. That counts as a comment, incidentally

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  2. Bah! The stuff you will come up with to make us comment, Roshan! ;) I almost forgot that I'm ignoring you for a while!

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    1. Ignoring me? Maine kya kiya? :(

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    2. Remember all those food pictures from Malaysia! How rude that was. ;)

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    3. Then u would have sent assassins yday for the way I was harassing Nabanita, Manjulika, Shailaja and Rohan with food pics at the end of #blogchatter on twitter :D

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    1. Technically, you're number one if you count both ids together

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    2. I disagree to that! You can't bring in technicalities here. .
      Bow down to the top commentator here!!!

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    3. Hehehe... lucky for u, she doesn't live near ur place or else there would be a morcha outside your door!

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    4. I want to come first tooooo!! Rohan and Anita, you have competition :p
      And Roshan, I love this widget of yours. I have not seen this on many blogs. It is a great way to motivate (bribe) us.
      Also, it is our pleasure :)

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    5. The widget just shows typical vertical line... I've cut and made the pic using screen captures :D
      And you can easily overtake Rohan... his college WIFI blocks my site :)

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    6. It's cause of your photo! Cannot squeeze it through the wifi network! :P

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    7. *grumblegrumblegrumble*

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  4. And this is my 48th comment! Am 19th on the list.. Nice to know Doctor.. :) And all this thanks to the wonderful creative stuff you write.. :)

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    1. Thanks man... I guess I'm lucky that way... many people have taken a shine to the blog over the years so that translates into a lot of people having more than ten comments.

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  5. You are most welcome, but khaali thank you se kaam nahi chalega yaar... we haven't forgotten all the stuffs that u keep promising during contest times... {like politicians during elections ;) } nahi toh ham dharana shuru karenege yaad rakh na....

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    1. I feel like that fat politician in the new "IDEA- no ullu banaoing" ad - "Paani hum zaroor layenge! Ye hamara vaada hai!" :)

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  6. Wow! I am that high in the list :). Looks like a certain doc does appeal to so many of us with his writing.

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    1. haha... yes, and it's been years since some of the names above you have come by the blog as well so lots of chance to overtake them too :)
      This post has been there at the back of mind for sometime based on a conversation I had online... whether we would still have the motivation to write CONSISTENTLY if nobody replied.

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  7. Awww, I was looking for my name but alas! it wasn't there. Hmmmm. Looks like I have to comment more.

    Cheers.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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    1. You can't be far from entering as far as I know :D

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  8. I am number 15?? Wow! I hope you're giving awards for the top 20!

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    1. Don't give the others ideas!! I already owe many treats for published books :D

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  9. I dont like me sitting at number 65 :(
    Must comment more!!!!!
    Dont be so modest. You deserved each and every comment :)

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    1. The difference between 65 and 35 is quite small :) And as I said, this is comments across 9 years... many have stopped ages ago. Easy overtaking possible :)

      And thanks... :D

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    2. 9 yrs!! RESPECT!!!! U deserved tht award then sirjee!!
      I am but a novice!

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  10. Wow!! Now, this is cool post that made 100 people happy! :D

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    1. Haha... thats the plan. A proper Thank you note.

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  11. Wow!!..is that me in Top 10 ?? :P ;)..
    Am soo soo happy :D

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    1. haha... one of the few consistent readers over many years :)

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  12. This is one beautiful post... and reminds me that I should comment more often here ;)

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  13. This is such a feel-good post :) Good job on those stats! Thanks for being part of my blogosphere!

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    1. Thanks.. had to cut and paste every 15 numbers together to make those two pics :D

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  14. Sweet of you to acknowledge your fellow bloggers! Too wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Michelle... glad to see so many familiar names in that list. Many have stopped coming by over the years but it still felt good to see their names..

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  15. Awww this post made me smile! Love you and your blog. ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy :) Glad to know you via the blogosphere...

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  16. :-) :-) :-) was glad to actually see my name up there amongst the top 10.... Work has been keeping me away from blogging and i have a lot to catch up on ur blog too.. Until then.. Feeling good abt all ur lovely posts.. Sniff sniff..

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    1. Yes, you better be commenting on all the posts you missed this year! Don't you want to defeat that Jaada-queen sitting at Number 7 on the list??? Avaluda Ahaankaram nokka!
      She's sticking her tongue out at you for being below her on the list!
      *Any resemblance between me and Narada is purely coincidental... Narayana Narayana... I mean SunnyLeone SunnyLeone!*

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  17. Roshan, what a sweet post! :) You deserve that "simple meal" you know! :) When you visit Bangalore, pukka date!

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    1. Hehe... free food! Yay! Count me in!

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  18. yes.. its such a nice feeling na?! To be loved and to be showered with so much goodwill and support!!

    Keep writing Roshan.. and we will keep coming back! :D

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    1. True.. it really is an awesome feeling to see these names like this. So many smiles across the years...

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  19. I don't need to comment, I am just following.
    Many, many 3035 more days to you.

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    1. Thanks Inderpreet :) Boy.. another 3035 days! That's a long way away!

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  20. Aha,thats a nice one.
    I am happy to see my name appear in the list.
    Cheers

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    1. I am glad that you come by and read my blog too, sir :)

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  21. Yay! finally won something in my life .. only 86 more people to beat.... :D . One virtual Azad mutton biriyani ende vakka

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    1. Haha... very easy to defeat most of them since they have stopped coming years ago... easy access to top 50 :D

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  22. That is a fun overview! Getting to have the "dialogue" through the comments is such a great aspect of blogging - I so agree it gives you courage... Happy to have found your blog - if only recently ..:-) Maybe I'll make it on your next statistic reveal:-) :-)

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    1. I'm sure you will Eli. :)
      And yes, comments do make a difference, I feel. They help you bond with the reader... you get to see what they like and dislike and their points of view as well.

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  23. Looks like I came down 1 position :( Now a days I hardly blog hop n comment only when it strikes a chord. So you have earned each one of them n I am so happy that I am still in ur top 15 :)

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    1. haha.. over 9 years, thats still awesome... and something I'm very glad for...

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