Monday, October 22, 2007


This is my 200th post. I didn't realize when 100 passed by, and so I thought I would make a big deal about 200.

200. Never thought I could write so much. When I first started this blog, I did so doubtfully, thinking - what will I write about? Apparently, I do have a lot to say.

Coincidentally, it has been nearly two years since I started blogging regularly.

It's been a ball - thanks, all of you - you kept me going. Your encouragement, your comments, and your friendship! So, thank you, to you and you and you.

It has been lovely knowing you all, meeting some of you in person, and getting to know some others better through email/phone. I have met many interesting and like-minded people through the blog, and that I count as one of the greatest advantages of blogging. I will not be exaggerating if I say that right now, I am more regularly in touch with my blog friends than I am with my "other" friends.

Blogging under my real name, and having all my friends and family and family's friends and friends' families read my blog, makes things difficult at times - I cannot spew out everything that's on my mind. But I wouldn't have it any other way. This suits me just fine.

Blogging has another major hazard. Many of my friends keep track of me through this blog, and when I write or call them and ask, "Hey, what's up, been a long time".. they say, "Oh yeah, sorry, I know what you have been up to, because of your blog, and I didn't realize that I haven't kept you updated."

So, you, and I mean YOU. Please close this page (after you have read till the end), open your inbox, and send me a mail. And yes, I mean you. Thank you.



Abi said...

Congratulations, Shruti! I wish you many more blogiversaries and milestones.

[It has been a long time since I commented here; this is a good opportunity to shed my status as a long-time lurker ...]

Yesh said...

Hello Shruthi,
Congratulations on your 200th post and 2nd anniversary of your blog. I accidentally came to your blog thru' one of my friends blog and from thereon your blog is on my google reader. Truly i have enjoyed reading your many entries. All the best and looking forward to your more posts.

Shyam said...

Me? you mean ME? :)

Congrats on your 200th post, and may they never every stop!

PS. FYI - Have posted a partial travelogue (well, a Croatian foodlogue) on my food blog :)

Shyam said...

That should've read "never ever stop"!

Dont you just hate the typos that you see only AFTER you hit the post button?

Anu said...

Congratulations!! Yes, you do realise you have so much to say only after you start writing! Happened to me even when I tried to get back after a break.
Wish you many many years of happy blogging ;) Have mailed you btw!

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Chitra said...

Congratulations Shruti!!!!!!!
Reading through your blogs makes me feel like i'm seeing a child grow ...........from infancy to waiting for the teens :D
Have a blast!!!!!

Altoid said...

Congrats Shruthi!

And ahem, what is this? A celebration post with NO mention of Puttachi! Thats unacceptable!! :)

Cheers for more and about time I asked this question- what does nychthmeron mean?



rajk said...

Congratulations Shruthi,
I was reading your old posts the other day just to find out how many you have written..I gave up counting after a while, but did come across many interesting ones that I'm so glad I read. I love your style, your sense of humor and most of all, the way you respond to criticism, with confidence and wit!
Keep it up!
BTW, Altoid, Nychthemeron means, "A whole day or Night". Thanks to Shruthi (and Google) I learnt a new word!

Bit Hawk said...

Congrats Shruthi! May you have many more hundreds in your blog.

Raaji said...

Congrats. Oh you are celberating your 200th today and I am celebrating my first. :)

Anonymous said...

Please keep it rolling!! Enjoy reading your blog!

Adu said...

hello! i've just begun reading ur blog of late. i hope it's okay. i got to your blog through 8&20's, and enjoyed reading some of your posts immensely. congratulations on the double century, and keep writing!


Viky said...

Only? :O :O :O
Really, is it only 200? *More open-mouthed reactions*

For the amount of ranting, gushing and blah-blah you do, one would have thought you must be a post churning machine, going kippety kippety kip on the keyboard!!

"Shruthi, the baby's crying"
Er, one sec, haan? Just clicking on Publish.

"Shruthi, where are my keys?"
Hmm? Find them no, I'm trying to add a link.

"Shruthi, is dinner ready?", I WROTE about it!!

Just 200? I don't believe it!! :D
Bloggy isn't honouring you? With something like "Girl you're my machine, my post-churning machine..."

Go, gal, go!!!

rgb said...

congrats.keep blogging

Maverick said...

i know it doesn't matter a lot, but isn't it time to change the look of ur blog?

serendipity said...

Congrats Shruthi!


PS: I DREAMT about your blog! Good heavens , I'm even doing that in my dreams now!*Looks horrified*
It was a nice bloggy dream , in which you'd written about you and your sister Peevee.Maybe it was because I watched Laga Chunari .. before turning in and it influenced my dream in a GOOD way.
The film is oh so missable!

Congrats :)

PS2:I had asked Altoidster the same Q when she called up this weekend.

bellur said...

congrats shruthi!
this is truly a quality blog i came across long ago, and thanks for all the 200 posts so far which have been excellent. may Nyc hit many more tons.

Kadalabal said...

hardika shubhashyagalu
may the next hundred bring much much more and march conntinue uninterupted.
what ever you have written is totally true and I agree we are in contact with blog friends much more than others and it is great feeling reading your wonderful post and meeting all of you
have wonderful time ahead

shark said...

congrats :)

Abhipraya said...

YAAAAY!!!! 200 is a big number. Congratulations :)

I've enjoyed reading your blog as much as you have writing it. So here's to more!

aL-0k!!!! said...

Woahh 200!!! Im new here on your blog and dat number sure explains alot..

Luw ur writing.Never stop.


chethan said...

Keep writing.

Poppins said...

Congrats. Here's to the next 200 ! Keep 'em coming !

Srik said...

Congratulations professor!

You are a great co-traveller...Sending u an email straight away!

bru said...

Congrats Shruthi !!!!!!!! keep blogging. My family enjoys reading you ! :)

Puttachi must be a nice little gal.....for she allowed you to continue blogging :) Thank you Puttachi !

Anonymous said...

Congratulations ,Shruthi

Some blogs are more readable than others & yours is a great read

Love your narrative style, humour element & the honesty

your blog is a bit like James Herriot's novels - you end smiling & feeling pleasant


Chitra said...

I'd rather visit thank you ;-) !

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, your posts are very good;thought provoking, funny and very enjoyable. Your language is very pleasant. I have been a regular reader, but only recently learnt to post my comments :-)
Thank you, plese keep it going.
Jayashree, Mysore

sureshg said...

Incredible 200th post, Obviously you gathered many fans during this journey.

keep going and lot of us feel better because of your blog.

Shruthi said...

Abi, thank you so much! I guess its time that I delurked at your blog too ;)

Yesh, thank you so much! Glad you enjoy it.

Shyam, heh heh.. oh yeah :D And thanks! Read your foodlogue... and drooled all over my keyboard.

Anu, :).. time for you to get back to regular"er" blogging ;)

Chitra, wow, thank you so much! Glad you made my blog be still in its childhood and didn't age it much ;)

Altoid, heh heh.. next post all about Puttachi :)
And nychthemeron means "A 24 hour period - a day and a night" :)

Rajk, Thank you so much - those are lovely compliments!

Bit Hawk, thank you, I hope so too :)

Raaji, Aaaah but its in Tamil! I tried to read it with my meager Tamil - is it "Naan yaar". Let me answer.. Neenga Raaji ;)
And the topic of the first post is "Matam"? what does that mean?

Vidya, thank you :)

Adu, heard about you from PeeVee.. welcome to my blog :) Glad you like it!

Viky, hmph... you are henceforth banned from my blog :O, But yes.. ROFL! :D

RGB, thank you :)

Maverick, keep watching.

Serendipity, OMG! Somebody dreamt of my blog! I have truly arrived :D

Bellur, thanks all those tons :D

Kadalabal, thank you so much, and thanks for the great mail you sent too!

Shark, thank you :) You stilllll haven't done my tag.

Abhipraya, wow, thanks so much!

Al-Ok, thank you! :0 and welcome!

Chethan, thanks, will do :)

Poppins, thank you.. and happy birthdayyyy ..check your mail!

Bru, ROFL! Thank you.. glad you enjoy my blogs... all your mahime :D

J. OMG! You compared me to Herriot? One of my fave authors!! Thank you so much! :D

Chitra, aha, thats my girl!

Jayashree, so lovely to see your comment here at last! Thank you so much :)

SureshG, that's some compliment! Thank you! :O

Raj said...

Ha, the bicentennial woman! Congrats and keep'em coming!

Anonymous said...

Hearty congratulations! (I know, late response) Looking forward to much more, when are you posting another fiction?


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