It’s April 9th. The Blog of Reflections is completing its first year today entering in the new one with great hopes and expectations. One hundred and eighteen posts, about three hundred comments, more than thirty subscribers, well above 10,000 hits, and finally but most importantly, quite a few new friends—I had never expected this much, when, last year on this date, around the very same time, I had started this venture in very much unfavorable conditions. I think I must take this opportunity to take a little pause and thank all my blog-friends for their continued patronage. I have already missed a couple to chances to thank all of you: once when it was my 100th post and then again when it completed first 10,000 hits. I must not let this opportunity go this time.
Beside Master and Kailash, my closest friends in real life, Gaurav and Mayur were the very first regular visitors. Gaurav blogs on mathematical sciences and Mayur writes on his experiences with photography. Both of these topics being subjects of my interest, and both of these guys falling in the same age group as of mine, I connected with them very quickly, and when I mentioned blog-friends above, it certainly included them both.
Then comes Miss Audrey, a Romanian girl in her early 20s. Audrey blogs about her inner self, her feelings, and she in undoubtedly one of the most honest, most innocent girls I have seen blogging. As my subjects of blogging are mostly related to India, I know sometimes they fall out of reference for her, but she still reads most of my posts and is one of the most valuable reader for me.
Then, Suja, she blogs about Indian film music, mostly from the classic age of Bollywood, and I really appreciate her for being a long-time subscriber of this blog; I’m really not sure if I write good enough to interest a consummate blogger like Suja madam. Again, I must not forget Mike, the earthdrifter, a travel blogger who loves traveling, and even more traveling in India. Mike is always the very first one to read my posts as soon as they are published, and gracious enough to always let me know his thoughts via comments.
Then, Pradnya, who is one of the top commentators of this blog, whom, unfortunately, I have not seen here for a long while, and I miss her valuable suggestions in the comment section.
Then there are the other subscribers who have joined lately—it is not possible to mention them all—and also the lot many who came via Google and co.
I once again thank all of you for you love and confidence in me. I hope the next year would be a more exciting one for all of us.
See you back soon!