Yippee! 100th Post Today!!

 
It’s 100th post today!! 100 posts in 111 days!! A super cool milestone to achieve, I guess!

I believe, these 100 posts have given me immense learnings.
Sharing the 100 learnings, experiences, wisdom, observations, insights and reminiscences from 100 posts on the blogosphere! (It could get very very long!! Beware!!)
  1. I CAN express. I kinda, knew it that I had a flair for writing, but blogging has confirmed that!! (You are free to disagree!!)
  2. It’s an amazing creative vent! I no longer ‘harass’ KG over silly matters!!
  3. There are multitudes of talented, intelligent people on the blogosphere, and to interact with them is one “Aha” experience.
  4. Learnt the new form of fiction…55 Fiction, which is catching everybody’s attention and imagination and is spreading like wild fire! … Thank you Dhiman!

  5. From Vipul Grover, learnt a new form of poetry…the Cinquains (poetic forms using a 5-line and 11 words pattern)! It’s tough and I know I’d not be able to write that!!
  6. Ranee, introduced me to the field of Haiku! Another new form of poetry! It has use of three (or fewer) lines of 17 or fewer syllables!! Truly challenging!
  7. How Pawan creates magic with words in his poems is simply awe inspiring. And now his thriller has spine-chilling grip!!
  8. I am learning the art of commenting from Amrit. It’s so conversational! And always has a feel good factor!
  9. Subhayan’s friendly, happy-go-lucky attitude is reflected in his posts as well as comments, which always make happy reading!!
  10. The prompt, witty, interesting, succinct comments of Roshmi, Avdi, Indian Pundit, Sid, Rane, Shruti, Pra, Bharathi, Mou, Kaddu, Shas, Sumeet, Avada, Paritosh , Musings of a lonely traveler, makes the blogging experience so very exciting and delightful.
  11. Shankar, can make an ordinary event into an interesting one with his narration!

  12. Senior bloggers like Mr. M Verma and Mr. BK Chowla, find time to read and then comment on your posts is truly motivating and heartwarming!! Thank you Sirs!
  13. I have seen many of us transform from amateurs to ‘gourmet chefs’ in the recipe of Blogs!
  14. The comradeship in the blogosphere is amazing. Strangers dropping by your blog, adding value to your thoughts and then turning into friends in such a short span of time.
  15. Help in the blogosphere is just a comment away! You pose your query/doubt/concern and in no time, you’ll have help/suggestions and tips pouring on your blog!
  16. Blogging surely enhances your imagination…to dream…
  17. Little thoughts can develop into a big idea, courtesy blogging!
  18. It surely enhances your analytical skills!
  19. Changing blog template is a breeze now! The first time, when I was to do it, I struggled and struggled and in process dedicated 3 posts in a succession on the trauma of changing a template!!
  20. HTML codes are no longer, Greek and Latin!! Of course, I am certainly not fluent in this Greek and Latin. But yes, can manage!
  21. Reflective comments, give a new dimension to your thought process. You look at things from a different perspective as well.
  22. You learn to take the comments from novices (in thoughts!) in your stride.
  23. You learn the fine art of debating as well.
  24. It’s an addiction!
  25. You are constantly on a lookout for a ‘subject’ for your blog.
  26. It makes you a part of ‘collective intelligence’!!
  27. Blogging is fun and interesting.
  28. It’s a great place for social interaction and networking!
  29. It teaches you patience and tests it too!! Ever waited for comments to pour trickle in??
  30. It helps you to explore the power of words and speech!
  31. You have a constant need to express minute and inconsequential details of daily existence on your blog. This expression is not complete without the photographs!! (If a stranger asked you something, he would surely be given a nasty look with some piece of mind too!!)
  32. You have convinced yourself that everything you do in your life is worthy of a post.
  33. Grey cell activity in your life span till date < grey cell activity after you started blogging!
  34. Your thoughts being read and appreciated, certainly gives you a high.
  35. It is certainly time consuming. Hours and hours never seem like lots of hours but just minutes passing by!!
  36. You read… read some more…think…think hard…write… re-write… post…wait…comment…wait…wait and the vicious cycle goes on and on!!
  37. It’s a wonderful combination of solitary expression and social interface.
  38. Blogging needs commitment! A post or two, once in a while, will take you out of the game.
  39. It asks for innovation. To keep trying new, interesting ideas is the challenge and the key.
  40. Doing the Tags, make you introspect! Like the “5 Things I love about myself!
  41. Tags also take you down the memory lane! Like “Just 4 Things!!
  42. Tags help you to hide that “Writer’s Block”!
  43. You can rant about the woes and pet peeves on the blogs and thereby feel a bit better.
  44. And thus, your family does not go through your tantrums (the frequency and intensity is lowered!!) because of those woes!!
  45. The internet bill goes up, so you start looking for economical and BEST packages available!
  46. Paying the internet bill is First priority!!
  47. You learn Time Management. Because, all you want to do is blog!!
  48. You become proficient in multi-tasking…talking on the phone and commenting on a blog and rebuking your child with facial expressions!!
  49. Camera is your new buddy (among non-living things!). It’s always there with you in your bag!! Coz, you never know, when you might come across something interesting and blog-worthy.
  50. You click pictures, with your blog in mind…the optimal megapixels you require for a ‘Perfect’ uploading! You do not want the bulky files to add to your woes!!
  51. You explore the art of ‘Live Blogging’, just as ‘Live’ journalism on TV. You blog about an event as it is happening!! Thoughts on a lazy Sunday is one such post.
  52. It kind of gives a feeling of creating a ‘Legacy’ for your kids and family!
  53. Anything and everything you see or hear becomes a blogging topic for you.
  54. Every second person you meet is suggested to try his/her hand at blogging.
  55. You have a burning desire to ask every person you meet to read your blogs.
  56. You try to maneuver any conversation towards your blog.
  57. You threaten/request every friend of yours to read and comment on your blog, so much so that they start avoiding you like plague.
  58. You ask your family to show their support by commenting!!
  59. And you realize that everybody comments on your blogs EXCEPT your own friends!!
  60. A blog idea can strike you anywhere, anytime… while cooking or swimming and for me it even comes the moment I open my eyes, in the morning.
  61. My hubby surely believes that I am having an affair with my blog!
  62. Even my child knows …. The other day, our elderly neighbor asked him about me, and pat came the reply, “Ma is blogging!!”
  63. If something interesting happens, you immediately think about how you’re going to write about it on your blog.
  64. You give a bright beaming smile to your monitor screen, whenever you see a new follower!
  65. You keep looking at other blogs for new, interesting widgets and try to add them to your page! And the poor page is so loaded, that it can’t open coz of its own weight!
  66. You get very hyper, if somebody informs that your comments section is not working or your page is not getting loaded!!
  67. Blog Décor is very important for you, and hence you download dozens of templates and keep trying new ones, every few days!
  68. You become acquaintances or friends with those who comment on your blog.
  69. You see statistics with renewed interest! And you review your blog statistics every few minutes.
  70. A power cut or a modem error gives you panic attacks.
  71. You mention your blog and where to read it at Facebook and Twitter and on other online profiles you might have.
  72. You feel guilty about not catching up with blogger friends and leaving comments, even when you are swamped with work!!
  73. You become angry if you don’t get many comments on a blog that you worked so very hard on. (Guys, don’t let me down on this one, coz I have worked REALLY REALLY hard on this post!! )
  74. You don’t read books anymore because blogs are more entertaining. The 150 pages of New Moon are pending since ages!!
  75. You spend so much time reading other FB’s blogs to draw ‘Inspiration’!
  76. Weekends are heavenly, coz you get loads of time on the blogosphere!!
  77. After you blog, you re-read your blog post numerous times for enjoyment/amusement and to check your spelling/grammar to make sure your post looks and sounds good.
  78. When a friend you haven’t seen in a while asks what you’ve been up to and you respond, “Read my blog.”
  79. You get upset when a blog you enjoy reading hasn’t updated in a few days or more. And you wonder, ‘Why??’
  80. You find it insane, when you can’t think of anything to blog about.
  81. When an idea strikes you and you are nowhere near a computer, you start ‘writing’ the post in your head!
  82. Even at a party, you sneak into your host’s computer room and check the new comments and stats! And come out rejoicing or dejected depending on the blog’s status.
  83. You miss out on your daily dose of jogging or exercise, coz, the blog post of the day has not taken shape and form still!
  84. A friend told his 3 year old daughter, “Baby, tell this to Aunty, and then she will write about you on her blog!!”
  85. A friend understanding my state of mind when I am not near the computer for long, offers to use her laptop WITH net anytime (and how so many times I wish) whenever I meet at her place, for long weekends.
  86. When you are going out of town, you worry about the loneliness your blog would experience.
  87. You make reservations in hotels, which have in-house internet connectivity or have cyber cafes nearby! Our trip to Leh is one such current example.
  88. Your closest friends know that the easiest way to communicate with you is by submitting a comment.
  89. You learn to read the entire post (and then comment too) of a FB even it is way too long or sometimes plain boring with a topic in which you have no interest. After all, dosti kee hai to nibhani bhi padegi!!
  90. You realize that you are not the only one, who is wide awake and posting comments at weird hours of the night!
  91. Live Traffic Widget is a constant source of amazement and smiles, as you see some regular visitors from Bhilwara or Lincolnshire or Ohio or Mountain View!
  92. The Rewards and Recognition make you more determined to….BLOG!!
  93. You wish you have more friends….in the blogosphere.
  94. You now describe your addiction to blogging, as “committed and driven to speak my mind”!!
  95. And actually, you don’t mind being called a blog addict!! You smile pompously at that!!
  96. You prepare for milestone posts (like the 25th or 50th or 75th and of course 100th post) the way you’d do for your daughter’s wedding!!
  97. Seeing your name in the “Top Commenters” on a FB’s blog make you smile and drives you to be the Topmost!!
  98. Its exam time for the kid and YOU know the priority, but still you grab few minutes and see the action on the blog!
  99. There would be a time (which would be any time now!), when KG would be pointing a gun finger at me and saying, “Log Off from the net and have an intelligent conversation with me, rather than answering in monosyllables with a silly grin!”
  100. Last but not the least you look at blog and feel proud as you see your little baby growing every day.
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53 thoughts on “Yippee! 100th Post Today!!

  1. great one shilpa… i think no one will disagree to ur first point….

    simply amazing..

    congrats for ur 100th post…

    and thanks for putting the seven letter word in your post…. my name..

  2. Wow.. congrats for completing 100 posts in such a short period of time.. I still need to complete it (I am in blogosphere for almost 4 yrs now.. hehe) Agree totally with point 1.. Hope you make it to 200 soon 🙂

  3. Congratulations Shilpa on one more achievement!! 100 points on Blogging…I agree with each and every point with you! we all experiance this time to time.. I am really honoured seing my name in your post! Thanks. I am learning many things from you!!

  4. hey cheers lady!!
    100th post!! How could you manage that!!
    Congrats on this achievement!
    What a novel idea in celebrating this post yaar?!
    Am truly impressed with you (as always!!)
    Glad to find my name among everyone!!
    Infact proud to be so!!

    Thanks shilpa and once again my best wishes!!

  5. Hey shilpa, thts gr8.. From A-Z to 1-100.. u r making our lives really difficlt 😉
    I wud hav luvd 2 read this whole post rite now bt already wastd time adding my posts to the new IndiVine on Indiblogger.. so gotta go..
    Will rtrn 2 read the whole of the mega-post in d aftrnoon frst thing aftr d class 🙂

  6. Hey Shilpa

    Congratulations on your 100th post.
    Wow….how can u read my mind???
    All the points that u have raised are EXACTLY the ones i think of all the time.
    20,21,25,28,29,34,35,40,41,48,54,56,57,59,
    64,67( i downloaded about 30 to 40 till today),70(i hate power cut),72,74,77,82,86,93,92,95,100….ALL ARE MY THOUGHTS AND ACTIONS…..

    hhahahaha…its so strange.
    Great read by the way.

    One question:
    Who is this guy from “Mountain View”? i see him so many times visiting my blog….

    Cheers and am waiting for your 200th post….start preparing for that too……LOL

  7. Congrats! on hitting ur first century. Hope you hit many more centuries and become the sachin of blogosphere.

    Holla! shilpa, can’t believe that you wrote those 100 points to celebrate your century. Thanks for mentioning me.
    Well you sure do have 100 reasons to smile =)

    Where’s the party gal???

  8. Uffff! Point No. 32! “You have convinced yourself that everything you do in your life is worthy of a post.” So true! And also points 53-59! He he!

    I recently found out that a middle aged woman in my building used to blog earlier on rediff. (Like over an year ago). Now I’m in the process of convincing her to start again! Managed to sell her ‘blogger’ over ‘rediff’ and she’s even created an account with google now. Told her yesterday how to sign in into blogger with that! 😀

    And yeah, none of my close friends read my blog either, and I’m at such a loss of words when they ask how’s it going, ‘coz I’ve already written all of it on the blog, and it seems pretty useless talking about it again!

    And yes, ‘writing the post in your head’…I know what you mean! 😉 Btw, point No. 99… he he! My Dad is the one who gets “monosyllables with a silly grin!” if he tries to strike a conversation with me when I’m reading/writing a post. :p

    Superb post yaar… must have really taken a lot of effort to compile this together! And also that shoes one! I was so amazed at that post that I couldn’t even comment on it!

  9. Congrats Shilpa,

    I love your blog and the amount of information you are able to relay. I could go ‘ yes’ ‘yes’ to all the 100 points, but I were asked to list, I would probably be able to come up with only 5-10.

    I am so in agreement with blogging being a solitary activity as well as a social networking activity.
    I have met a couple of my blogger friends, and talk to some over phone regularly, but yet ‘know’ many more.

  10. Congratulations!!!!!!!!! Shilpa, How can you write 100 points???

    I mean… it’s so creative and you are damn patient!!!!!!

    And in your case… i wud say you are not addicted, you are ______.

    I want you to fill in the blank!!!!

  11. Wow!!! I was missing your blog from such a long time… 🙁

    Its really cool… I just read your 100th post but honestly i loved it 😀

    Specially those ones “ma is blogging”, “affair with blog” and you look for internet connectivity before making reservations 🙂

    Sometimes i feel blogging when started was just a hobby and now is a part of our lives.. 🙂 🙂

    100 points on blogging.. Its really very cool…
    I am following you from here to read more from you… 🙂

    And Congrats for your 100th post 😀
    Keep Blogging… 🙂

  12. 100th post with 100 points of which all were bang on target I mean how do you manage… GR8 feat that too in 111 days almost a post a day very steep challenge I must say….
    And I agree that this blog could be a legacy for the future generation…

  13. @ pawan: Thanks Pawan.
    Actually, I should thank you, coz you inspired me to do this. I mean you raised the bar… asking me about this milestone post, a couple of times and then advertising it on YOUR Blog too!
    Thank you for your support!! 🙂

    @ Shankar: Thank you Shankar. Reached this milestone, only because of great FBs like you!! 🙂

    @ evanescentthoughts: Thanks Avada! And thank God, coz you are not as insane as me!! But would love to see and read more from you!! All the very best! 🙂

    @ pra: Thank you Prashansa. I know, we are all alike in many many ways!! 😀
    The pleasure is all mine and its wonderful meeting you here in this blogosphere!! 🙂

    @ Shruti: Thanks Shruti for the wonderful kind words!! I can’t stop beaming!! 🙂 😀 🙂

  14. @ Vipul: Nah…in fact you are making it difficult with your Cinaquain! I mean, I am confident that I’d never be able to do that!! 😀
    And take your time, but Do read it!! 😀
    And Thank You for everything!! 🙂

    @ Indian Pundit: Thank you for your words of encouragement.
    You know, it’s a case of… ‘Birds of a feather flock together!”

    I don’t know that either but seems to be a regular visitor!!

    Cheers!

    @ Shas: Oh, that’s so very beautiful!! Thank you Shas! 🙂

    Party….errr…You didn’t taste the cakes? 🙂

  15. @ Kaddu: Wow! We are mirror images then, I guess! 🙂

    That was cool….convincing to move from rediff to Blogger!! That’s the spirit of a true blogger!! 🙂

    Now, that you tell me, I wonder, why our friends don’t comment on our blogs!! I mean real good friends!! Though, my friends do read, but they refrain from commenting! WHY?? 🙁

    Yeah, it took some efforts! I mean I could do it easily without any break till 60. And then it was kind of slow and the last 10 took a lot of time and thinking! But could finally do it!! 😀

    Oops…my shoe post made you speechless!! 😛

    @ Bharathi: Thanks Bharathi! Oh, that’s way toooo far off!! 🙂

    @ avdi: Thanks a Ton Avdi for your words of appreciation and encouragement! 🙂

    No, even you’d be able to do it, whenever you decide to do so!! Not all that difficult, yeah time consuming though!

    Oh, that’s nice that you are in touch with FBs in the real world too!! 🙂

  16. @ Sumeet : Thank you Sumeet! 🙂
    I guess, the blank should have “PASSIONATE”
    I know, I am sounding pompous! 😀

    @ Deepika Gupta: Thank you so much Deepika for nice beautiful words! 🙂
    And welcome on “A rose is a rose is a rose!”. 🙂

    Am glad you liked it.
    Yeah for me, it actually started as a better utilization of time, but now it has certainly become a part of life. We are going for a weeklong vacation next week, and everybody around is asking me, “How will you manage without your blog?” :O

    And hope to see you around!! 🙂

    @ aashi: Thanks a lot Sweetie!! I know I ‘harass’ you a lot too!! 🙂

    @ Dhiman: Thank you so much Dhiman! 🙂
    I would not say that managing all this is a breeze, but it’s not impossible either!!

    Me too like this ‘legacy’ thing!! 🙂

    The pleasure is all mine, coz of all the new forms of expression that I have discovered, 55 Fiction is the only form I can write. Others are way beyond me.
    So, Thank you for introducing this micro-fiction to me!! 🙂

  17. Finally read it 🙂

    I blive d ultimate winners out of ur passion 4 blogging hs been ur hubby n family.. I no longer ‘harass’ KG over silly matters!! And thus, your family does not go through your tantrums (the frequency and intensity is lowered!!) because of those woes!! 😉

    Grey cell activity in your life span till date < grey cell activity after you started blogging!
    now thts definitely true but sadly, so is
    It is certainly time consuming. Hours and hours never seem like lots of hours but just minutes passing by!!

    My emotions aftr reading this post
    You learn to read the entire post (and then comment too) of a FB even it is way too long … After all, dosti kee hai to nibhani bhi padegi!.. lol

    nd yeah its cinquain nd not cinaquain.. atleast its easier thn Haiku.. 🙂

  18. you gotta be kiddin me…100th post with 100 points…omg…

    ok ok…see here’s the deal…i got tired after 14th post…so

    congrats on your post…and i will come back soon,…maybe will finish reading it in next millenia…heh heh heh…ok kiddin’

    But still congrats on your 100th post…will catch up with you on your 200th..:D

  19. CONGRATULATIONS!!! ok, i know my comment is not very lengthy,reason being that i am new to this blogging thiNG and i still have to learn the art of commenting,but i had to wish you… so, once again CONGRATS!!

  20. @ Musings of a lonely traveler: Thanks a lot, lonely traveler! And thanks for joining in, so I guess, you are not a lonely traveler anymore then!! 🙂

    @ Vipul: Good to see you again!
    Yeah, KG, AG and Sisters are a great support system!! 🙂

    BTW, you know na, who writes lengthy posts!!!! 😀

    Oops, Thanks for the suggestion! How did I miss it?? 🙁

  21. @ Shilpa: Thank you so much Shilpa!! Its not the length of the comment that matters, its the thought that’s important!
    So chill and so good to see you again!!
    And happy blogging! 🙂

    @ Sid: Thanks Sid!! 🙂

  22. 100 posts! What a landmark lady! Well this time your virtual cake and treat will not do 🙂

    And you amaze me Shilpa. 100 points you wrote here which is equivalent to 100 posts! What a post this is. Simply simply terrific! I believe this should get pick by blogadda as one of their weekly pick.

    Thanks for the best point among the 100. Point No. 8 ! 🙂 😀 (waise..this was flattering..haan! :)). Thanks so much! I wish I could learn from you..how you get so much food to feed your blog and the passion to write almost every single day! Commendable!

    And congrats for your latest award. So how many now..huh?!

  23. @ Amrit: Thanks Amrit!! 🙂
    If, you do not want the virtual treat, then we will have to meet either in Jammu or Chennai!! 🙂

    I liked that Blogadda thing!! 😀

    You know, you truly are amazing at comments. I subscribe to your comments and I just love reading them. And some times much more than the actual post!!
    I am taking tips!! So Thank You!! 🙂

  24. Long posts…. ummmm… it cnt b me.. Cinquain, 55 F, 66 F; r they long 😉

    yeah bout indivine.. i blive thrs a sudden surge in traffic due 2 which this pblm is cuming.. do put it up on indiblogger forums 2 let renie know bout it.. i blive thr r othrs too who r facing same pblm.. though i cmpletd my wrk ystrday itslf wn thr wer not many evn knowing bout it:)

  25. 100 on 100 for you !!! 🙂 Congrats.. thats truly a feat to be mighty proud about.

    Btw I have done your tag. Do read 🙂

    Happy Ganesh Chathurti (in case u celebrate).. enjoy!

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