4 Years of Blogging

31/12/2008 was the day i started my blog. Till then i was not aware that i too can write and will be appreciated by my readers. Before blogging i am not able to express myself, the best last thing i used to do was scribble on a paper my emotions and tear that off after few days. My schoolmate introduced me to blogging as all my readers and friends knew about it as i keep on mentioning about him.

Thanks to all my friends,readers and people who follow my blog. Your appreciation and kind words made me to complete 4 years of blogging.

Learnt a lot through reading you all my friends. Some post of yours have changed me as a person, made me sensitive towards others, encouraged me, made me smile, made me laugh, made me cry, made me appreciate small things in life, started liking dogs and cats and many things which i am not able to express in words.

Love you all and super tight hugs to be there for me…..

Last snow picture for this year 😉

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 8,000 times in 2010. That’s about 19 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 42 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 121 posts. There were 96 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 66mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was July 26th with 99 views. The most popular post that day was My art work.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were mykitchenaroma.blogspot.com, maradhimanni.blogspot.com, varunavis.blogspot.com, en.search.wordpress.com, and Google Reader.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for rekha, bonalu festival 2010, al ain night safari, bonalu, and kunal vijaykar foodie.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

My art work July 2010
20 comments

2

Festival celebrations at Kanaka Durga Temple Vijaywada September 2009
35 comments

3

Bonalu Festival August 2010
11 comments

4

Short and Sweet January 2010
39 comments

5

The foodie—Kunal Vijaykar December 2009
23 comments

Thank you all for taking time to read what i wrote,hugssss 🙂

Short and Sweet

Most of you will agree with me that we get bored of doing the same stuff day in day out.I got bored of doing the routine chores of the house,getting up early,sleeping late,eating the food cooked by me,etc…

Without much planning went to hyderabad for just 14 days.It was surprise to my mom and sister.Just before boarding the flight called up and told them i am coming.They didn’t believe that we are coming and mom thought i am coming to hyd with some health problems.She got assured when she saw me healthy with few extra pounds.Kids were so happy when they saw their granny.They both hugged her and kissed her.

Younger sister and mom were at home to receive us and elder sister came home early in the morning.Even now i am feeling i am at hyderabad,i really miss my home,my mom and my sisters.

Varunavi got a parcel from crafty.When we opened the parcel i was short of words,crafty has send us many crochet things.Varunavi told crafty that this is the first time she got courier and she is always carrying pinkoo with her,even now she has pinkoo sleeping next to her.Who ever visited us she showed the goodies and told them that her net aunty gave her.Love to crafty aunty and hugs (varunavi said this).

First day in hyderabad i met swaram and kanagu.Swaram i was planning to see when i visit hyderabad but meeting kanagu was a pleasant surprise.He was there in hyderabad.Was not able to spend much time with them as kanagu has to catch his train.I was not sure whether he will reach the station on time,luckily train was late.

Talking to swaram i never felt i am talking to her for the first time or seeing her for the first time.We have known each other since few months but i felt i know her since ages.Kanagu is sweet and calm,it was me and swaram who did the talking.It was really wonderful to meet swaram and kanagu.Hugssssss

Spoke to my dhiren.Even with him I never felt I was talking to a stranger.

Only thing i felt bad about my trip was my mom.I disturbed her routine.I didn’t do a single work at hyderabad,the only thing i did was sleep.Papam my mom did everything including feeding the kids.Now she says she doesn’t want to live there as she hears pinkuda’s laugh and varunavi calling her ammamma(granny).

It always happens that i cry at the airport and this time i controlled my tears.The crying part was done by varunavi and pinkuda.Varunavi was holding my mom and telling me you go amma,i will stay with ammamma(granny),we can’t live her alone.Mom promised her that she will come and stay with us.

31st December 2008 i started my blog,I can’t believe i have blogged for a year already !.It’s been an amazing year got to know so many wonderful people/writers and who are my friends now.

I am really grateful to you all who visit my blog,read and comment.Your comments are like a back bone to my blog,without your comments I don’t think I would have completed a year of blogging.

PS:-This post I wanted to write since 15th and at last did summary of the events since 31st december.

My take on ABC….

Smitha has tagged me to write my ABC.Here i am

1. A – Available/Single?

 Ans: When single too much freedom now no freedom

2. B – Best friend?

Ans: My Mom

 3. C – Cake or Pie?

Ans: Cakes and apple pie,now i am getting tempted to do,but can’t 

 4. D – Drink of choice?

Ans: Tea with ginger

 5. E – Essential item you use every day?

Ans: My bindi,finger rings,mobile,laptop etc……….

 6. F – Favourite colour?

Ans: Purple and all light dull colours

 7. G – Gummy Bears Or Worms?

Ans: None.

 8. H – Hometown?

Ans: My  Hyderabad

 9. I – Indulgence?

Ans: Blogging -spending too much time on this,trying hard to stop but not able to do so 

10. J – January or February?

Ans: February 1 (varunavi’s birthday)

 K – Kids & their names?

Ans: Varunavi and pinkuda

12. L – Life is incomplete without?

Ans:The people whom i love and who love me

 13. M – Marriage date?

Ans: March 4th 

 14. N – Number of siblings?

Ans: Two sisters

 15. O – Oranges or Apples?

Ans:Apples

 16. P – Phobias/Fears ?

 Ans: Scared of dogs and rats.

 17. Q – Quote for today?

 Ans: “Experience is not what happens to man.It is what a man does with what happens to him”.

 18. R – Reason to smile?

Ans: Daughters in particular pinkuda,her body language puts smile on my face.

19. S – Season?

 Ans: Rains – That is the only thing i miss here,miss riding my kinetic honda in rains,the water splash…….

. 20. T – Tag three four People?

 Ans: I skip this as most of you have been tagged

 21. U – Unknown fact about me?

 Ans: Wanted to be a archeologist,but mom didn’t listen to me

 22. V – Vegetable you don’t like ?

Ans: Cabbage,i hate the smell

23. W – Worst habit ?

Ans: Many

 24. X – X-rays you’ve had ?

 Ans: Thrice for ankle and wrist fracture and twice for visas

 25. Y – Your favourite food?

Ans: Everything,i am not a fussy eater.Eat everything which is tasty and spicy.In particularly love biryani and payasam.

 26. Z – Zodiac sign?

 Ans: Pisces

Update

This is my update on my previous post about my dieting.I have reduced 3 kgs in 3 weeks time.I am not starving but i have changed my food habits,eating healthy and most importantly doing excersie for atleast 20-30 minutes and sweating out my excess fat.Honestly i am feeling light after i stopped eating sugar,oil,spices and substituting with honey and olive oil.I should thanx solilo and pixie for letting me know about honey and lime water,it made wonders to me.And also i should thank my doctor cousin who gave me a diet plan to follow which i am following religiously and got the result.Thanks to all of you who wrote encouraging comments.

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I didn’t realise till today that my last post was my 50th post and in that post i have changed my blog header.This is my 8th month into blogging and i never thought i will continue for so long.First post on my blog was a poem about my father writen my little sister,who is a very good writer.Mostly she writes poems.The post is here. The first person to comment is IHM and it was on 31th december,so what a way to end my year.Do read my sis peom.

Firstly i should thank my schoolmate  liju whom i met after 18years in a social networking site and he is one who introduced me to the blog world.Thanks to all my blog friends  who read and write encouraging comments.I am sorry i have not been updating my blog since long as i am short of time,not able to take out time from the house work and kids.But i make it a point to  read all my favblogs and  comment there.

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My Take On Four — A Tag

Sai of Beyond Barriers has tagged me to do this.Here is my take on four.

Four Movies You Can See Over and Over:

Tara Zamen Par

Na Autograph (telugu) 

Sholay

Guide

Four Places You Have Lived:

Hyderabad (my heart)

Muscat (Oman)

Dubai (UAE)

Sharjah (UAE)

Four TV Shows You Love(d) to Watch:

Barney and Friends

Tom & Jerry show

Walk the talk (NDTV)

Highway On My Plate (NDTV goodtimes)


Four Places You Have Been on a Vacation:

Vacation is always to hyderabad no where else

Four Of Your Favorite Foods:

Hyderabadi Mutton/chicken biryani

Paratha

Rava Masala Dosa

Curd rice with banana/mango

Four Websites You Visit Daily:

Deccan Chronical

Gmail

Yahoo

Hotmail

Four Places You Would Rather Be:

My  home with my mom and my sisters

Sit in my garden having hot tea

Any place where kids can have fun

A place where there is no summers and only rains

Four Novels You Wish You Were Reading for the First Time:

The Guide R.K.Narayan

The story of my experiments with truth M.K.Gandhi

Wings Of Fire A.P.J.Abul Kalam

Tag Four People You Believe Will Respond:

This tag was very easy to do and only this part is difficult to name four people.I am not going to name anyone, who ever wants to do please do it. :)

Hurray……………………

I don’t have words to describe how happy i am today when i went to Sandhya’s blog and read the sweet words about me and the award she gave me.This award is meant a lot to me.I am blogging since Dec end and made very good friends in the blog samaj (Dhiren’s words).

Life was quite busy after finishing college.One job after the other was busy for the whole day,go home just to sleep and get back to work the next morning.Mom always used to complain that i am not spending time with her or with the sisters.But used to like the way my life was going.

Once married left the job and joined hubby in muscat.Life was the same,very busy and hectic.Then followed kids.Left the career for the kids and very happy for the move.I am writing all this because i am very happy that i am getting much time for myself and for my hobbies.I love painting,cooking and my new love is blogging.

Blogging was introduced to me by my classmate liju (most of you know him as Philips).I got him through a social network site.We got in touch after 18years of leaving the school.He told me about blogging and i was very regular to his blog,then he gave me an idea to start my own blog.Now its been more than three months and my love for blogging is increasing.When i started my hubby said it will be one of your hobby which you will get bored after some time.But no he is wrong.After a month i started my food blog and have very good friends there.

Thanx a lot sandhya for giving me this lovely award.

Now for the rules:

1) Add the logo of the award to your blog.

2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you.

3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs (Only if you like).

4) Add links to those blogs on your blog.

5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blog.

And my award goes to……………………

Liju:-We are childhood friends and classmate from 1st class to 10th class.He opted for science and i opted for commerce and i left my school for my 11th class and he did his 11th and 12th in the same school.We lost touch after that and thanx to Internet got in touch after 18 years.His post are very informative and educative.I never miss his single post.He is just back from vacation.

IHM:- She is a lovely lady who doesnt miss to comment on my blog.She is the first one who commented on my 1st post.I was in tears when i read her comment.She has many followers but she makes it a point to visit all the blogs and leave comments.She is wonderful writer who covers the topics which everyone of us has gone through in our life.Thanx IHM.

Hitchwriter aka Dhiren:His first comment was on my cake post.When i saw his comment immediately hopped to his blog and got addicted to his blog.His post are very honest post.We exchanged gmail ids and used to chat very often.Since few days he is not seen much on gmail,maybe he busy as he is going on a 10 day vacation.

Smitha:- Got first comment from smitha on Cheers to UAE govt,then she was on a vacation.But i read all her post in her absence.Once after back from vacation she started writing as usual.She covers all the relevant topics.One day suddenly i got a mail from her,was so happy.So we both are in touch now.

Chirag:-Everyone of you know chirag and his post.I read all his post and commented only on few.He is very creative in writing and designing the header as well.First i wrote to him for a header for my food blog.He immediately responded and did a beautiful header for my blog,which many of them appreciated.Thanx chirag for the header.

Ramya:-She is my new blogger friend.She writes from her heart.I liked her post on a riddle which was very difficult to crack.And also she writes about her son,who is so sweet and cute.And also i liked her post on golden days about her house and childhood memories.

Indyeah:-I started reading indyeah blog since i started blogging,but never wrote a comment.She has a great command on her writing.Her post on her father made me cry.I cried like a baby when i read her post.Believe me i read it 10 times and even if i read now i will cry.I left a comment on that post and that was my first comment on her blog.I liked the vibrant colours of india on her blog.

I request all of you to accept the award.And also i love to read rakesh,solilo,Krishna kumar,rekha,pooja,maya,ranu and nsiyer.I am getting tempted to change the rules and give the award to all my blog friends.Can i change the rule Sandhya??

I am sorry if i missed anyone:(

Hugs to you all (started by indyeah)

Note:-The hurray pic i took it from liju’s blog,now i have to hop there and let him know that i have taken it.