Saturday, October 28, 2006

On turning one

A few days back, 19th October to be precise, this blog turned one. So, um, happy - and belated birthday - to me.

It all started here. That post eventually led to this blog (which will also turn one soon), which I've not done the kinda justice I want to. But then, this one's also not quite my masterpiece.

I started blogging with the "who's gonna read this stuff anyways" thing - not like many do now also! - but then it became something else. I guess it's the whole "getting things off my chest" thing. The opportunity to see my words out there. In print, in cyberspace.

Sometimes they've evoked discussion - like the one on Go 92.5FM going Hindi, which generated all comments (excluding my own), which was a pleasant surprise for me. Sometimes they've been good fun, like ranting on the Nokiaind fraud. Sometimes a trip down Chor Bazaar and Bandra Fort.

To me, my most satisfying post would have to be this one on Sailu. Typed on one of those Friday afternoons at work, it was about one of those definitive (and quite personal) experiences that I'm sure everyone's had in this city.

For those who've wondered why "Bombay Addict" do read that classic Bombay v/s Delhi face-off, courtesy the vibrant Dhoomk2. That post eventually prompted me to do the Bombay's diaries series. It was great to see the kinda experiences - again definitive and personal - that bloggers have had in this city.

To sum it up, obviously I love blogging and obviously I want to blog more and obviously work and other commitments cuts down time for blogging. The usual reasons. The kinda stuff I'm sure almost all of us bloggers face, and which also almost closed down Desipundit.

Before I end this completely self-indulgent bilge, here's my THANKS to all those kind bloggers out there who have blogrolled me. It's an honour for me that you give me space on your property. Thank you.

Finally, to all those kind-hearted, patient and tolerant souls who frequent this addict's cyber home - a huge thank you. Your comments and visits mean a lot to me. In your own way, you keep me going.

Ending with this extract from U2's brilliant Walk on.

Walk on, walk on
What you've got they can't deny it
Can’t sell it, can’t buy it
Walk on, walk on
Stay safe tonight

And I know it aches
And your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on, walk on

Home… hard to know what it is if you’ve never had one
Home… I can’t say where it is but I know I'm going home
That's where the hurt is

I know it aches
How your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on, walk on

Leave it behind
You've got to leave it behind
All that you fashion
All that you make
All that you build
All that you break
All that you measure
All that you steal
All this you can leave behind
All that you reason
All that you sense
All that you speak
All you dress up
All that you scheme…


Shivam said...


Purush said...

Congrats chief! It's been a pretty decent first year, and I hope the second is even better!
Congrats again...look forward to many informative and fun pieces from you!

Kusum Rohra said...

Congrats! Maintaining a blog is really a tough task, specially one like yours where people have high expectations.

What you've got they can't deny it
Can’t sell it, can’t buy it

No one can deny it, I am sure, the magazine people chase you, you write brilliant stuff on hafta, you got featured in India Today, hell you even got a PHOTO SHOOT!!

All the best for the years ahead.

Bombay Addict said...

Shivam - thanks very much for the wishes.

Purush - hey chief, thanks a lot and I'm looking forward to more stuff from you as well!

Kusum - Oho...I don't know what to say!! Thanks a ton for all the kind words ! And yes, the cheque's in the mail !

Anonymous said...

Congrats mate! Keep the Bombay flag flying high. Have a great birthday.


Full2 Faltu said...

Janam din ki bahut bahut shubkamnaye.


You got a photo shoot? When? Where was I when this happened?


Bombay Addict said...

DownUnder - I'm waiting for you to come up over. Thanks man.

Punds - Thanks a lot for the good wishes, bhau. Kusum is refering to this.(and sorry for the self promo).

Anil P said...

Keep going. There is many a mile ahead.

Bombay Addict said...

Anil - Thanks. Looking forward to that walk.