Well, the title was reserved for a blog to be written when Tendulkar hit his hundredth ton... Seems that we will have to wait a little more for that. In the mean while, I reached this personal milestone of 100th entry in my Blog! Even though its not a historical or hyped event, but just a humble achievement of a rather unknown and uninspiring blogger, personally, it is a great achievement for me. What started as a time-pass has now become a passion.
So, allow me to celebrate this small event. It is only proper that I express my gratitude to some important people who have helped me to reach this far.... I started out with no idea of what blogging is or how it is done. I was inspired by my friend Ranjith Menon to start a blog, way back in 2009 (I think). It was created and soon forgotten... Then for two years it lay dormant... I don't know what hit me, but in 2011 I started blogging like a man possessed ... and the result is that I am here at my 100th post today.
I learned a lot, earned a lot of friends, read a lot and more than anything else, enjoyed every moment of it. In the beginning, I was too timid and unsure, but gradually I got into the groove... I remember the times when I was disappointed to see that not even a single person has read my blog. I also remember how thrilled I was when Ashish, Dilip and Nithin became the first few to be my blog's followers (I love calling them my motivators). Thank you fellows, for providing the much needed motivation!!! And each comments that I received were like raindrops on a parched land...they helped me to go on...
I owe much to Roopa Karumarappatta for the way she has supported me and guided me... My efforts would have been really poor, had she not taught me few tricks of the trade and introduced me to hitherto unheard of avenues (believe me, I knew nothing on blogging then). So here's a big THANKS to you Roopa...
Over the time, many fellow bloggers have helped me to go on... Deepak Karthik always made it a point to leave some comment for me. Indiblogger has given me friends like Saru Singhal, Magiceye (Deepak), Rohit Singh, Rahul Bhatia, Megha Sarin, Arti, Engram, Indu Chibber, Alka, Rajkumar, Sangeeta Reghu, Rakesh Kumar, Hariharan Valady, Deepa Gopal and Dee who have always supported me. Priya Nambudiri, and of late, GK Sir have also provided me with a lot of encouragement through their words. Leo Paw is another friend who have always been a motivator with his insightful comments... I feel a bit strange that I don't even know his real name...Thank you all!!!
Ajoy Sir is an inspiring and exemplary figure for me ever since I've known him. Hence each opinion of his has been a value addition for me... My gratitude to him is boundless. Malini and Rajesh have been the greatest support back home, not only as elders, but also as fellow bloggers... A BIG Thank You! to you both.. Mohanan Moothringode is another person who has chipped in with his inspiring comments from time to time. Thank you Mohanetta!
I know that there are many others who read my blog, but have never commented on it. My gratitude goes to them as well! Just the knowledge that you are reading my blog is a motivation for me! Thank you folks!!! And to others, who have never ever read me, I hope that one day I'll be able to reach you and that you'll like what you see here on my blog...
I still don't know the secret of earning 100s of followers. Nor have I understood how people could wave magic with their words to make hundreds of people tell them what they felt on reading the post. Me, I am happy that I could at least achieve what I have achieved till now...and looking forward to many more hours of happy blogging!!!
A very special THANKS to my small band of 'motivators' for being there for me... You've all brought me great joy!!! Once again, Thank You to one and all!!! (Just in case I missed mentioning someone)
Lastly, Thanks to Google Family (Blogger, Google, Google Images) and www.freedigitalphotos.net for providing me with the tools for making my blog more interesting!!!