Sep 5, 2012

Hundred

Without any predetermined objectives having set, by occasionally putting smiles on its readers lips, by making them sad or angry sometimes, by giving a spark of inspiration that usually starts from their spines at times, and most often killing them with boring topics, Vanity Moments today manages to give birth to its hundredth post finally, helping its author breathe out a long restrained sigh of relief.

As the author, this post is very special to me regardless of the plain subject that it deals with. I took a long time to climb up this high, roughly a little more than five years, but at the same time I know so many fellow bloggers who reached this magical number and beyond that in a very short span of time. What I have in mind towards them is sheer admiration for their prolificness and the ability to write flawlessly and fluently.  

Most often I tried to do justice to my policy to write based on actual incidents, and not fiction. This queer writing policy is not because of hatred for fiction, but owing to the inability to use imagination in a productive manner. This inability had obviously prompted me most often to absorb elements for my posts from what I see, what I hear and what I experience in my surroundings. And many times I have been criticized by my close ones for approaching everything with a Blogger’s hawk’s eye that is thirsty of plots. 

Thankfully I remember some fellow bloggers who have been with me in the process of maturing. I remember everyone from the initial stage of my blogging who took the pain of reading my posts and comment what they felt about it. Priyanka, who used to poke me with her posts periodically through mails, had given me the initial idea of blogging. But I came here not with the aim to become a blogger. My real purpose was to find a platform to promote a short documentary which I made featuring a Beach in Kerala. So, on 2007 July 24, my first post was published with the video, but without a write up (the write up was added later). 

I have to specially thank NRI Girl for encouraging me and for having the patience to listen to what I said as part of an interview series she conducted. Walk2Write, the awesome nature blogger from Florida here needs a special mention of gratitude for helping me to reach this far with her encouraging words. She courageously calls me her favorite Indian Blogger, and that is something I consider as a recognition. 

I thankfully remember my fellow bloggers for their continuing support especially Ramesh for waking me up during periods of inaction, Britta for her whole hearted way of appreciations, Bikram for his witty remarks, Rekha for being a model blogger, Meera for her kind concerns, Rachna and Jzt4Me for pointing out even the minor factors, Ankita for being very friendly, Jyothi and Joe for their occasional but continuing visits, Joms for his sincerity, Poornima and Sayuj for becoming my characters, Irfan, Harish, and Petty Witter for  their support and encouragement, and so on. Being very close to my heart in my real life, X-N-Tric and Sony remained very loyal to my writings. Thank you guys, I am proud to have you both in my posts as characters. I also thank Stephen, for motivating me to come up with better posts even though he is very new to my network. 

I know there are a lot more bloggers and readers who deserve unfathomable gratitude from me. You have the freedom to slap on my face, knock on my head, and hit on my back, if you did not find your name among this list. I have many silent readers as well who read my posts and say frankly what they feel in personal. But I think, to mention them all, I need to keep a separate post. 

Thanking you all once again.  Seeking your support further. 

48 comments:

  1. Congrats Tom! Hundred posts is a great achievement! I just came to know that you write only based on real incidents, great! Keep writing! Wishing to read five hundredth post from your pen soon! :) Good Luck!

    Someone is Special

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    1. Hello Sis,

      Thank you. Five Hundred is a great target. perhaps I may do if I still be blogging in my old age..;)

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  2. Congratulations Tom for scoring a ton! Wishing you many more laurels!

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    1. Thank you Bhatiaji,

      Thanks a lot for your nice wishes..:)

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  3. Thanks for the mention Tom.You are a very good writer and I am very sure that you would be writing your 1000th post soon.My best wishes to you. Stay blessed and keep writing.Congrats on the 100- a landmark figure for every blogger. NVM ,that it came late for you but it still is the best..

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    1. 1000th.. Iw ill be a ghost writer then.:)Ah kidding..Thanks for your nice wishes..

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  4. Dear Tomz,
    congratulation to your jubilee-post!
    And thank you for naming me - a blogger who seems to pupate through her blogs till she finally finds the Butterfly-blog :-)
    I love the way you write - and I think it is fiction. The inducement is everyday-life - but as every artist you choose, you give it a form, you create.
    And your short film 'The Movie' is great!
    PS: I invite you to become a follower of my new blog, berlinletters.blogspot.de, because I will give up writing on 'Youarewittyandpretty' (though I let it remain in peace).

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    1. Hello Britta,

      Thanks for your nice wishes..

      Thank you for inviting me to your blog. I will certainly do it..thanks for informing me

      Tomz

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  5. That's a nice post of gratitude.
    A very good gesture.

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    1. Yes, Thanks priyanka, thanks for leading me to blogging..;)

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  7. wow super post..honoured boss..thanks is a tiny word..yet..nanni, shukran, danke, merci...

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    1. Hello Rameshji,

      Thank you very much :)

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  8. wooo hoooooooooooo ... 100 done .. excellent and here's wishing many more 100's your way .. thank you for the mention ..

    Take care and all the best

    Bikram's

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    1. Thank you Bikramjit..Thanks for the support..

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  9. Heyy!

    This is an honor for me :)

    Thanks a ton!

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  10. Hello Ankita,

    In fact I am honoured..:)
    Thanks for being my friend and for the support :)

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  11. Great news Tomz! Congrats! Here's to the many more 100's to follow! Cheers!

    Thank you for the mention; it is an honor.

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    1. Hello NRI Girl, Thank you very much for the wishes..In fact I am honored..:)

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  12. Congrats brother.. And I am happy to say that your journey of 100 posts was equally joyous and entertaining to us readers. Cheers...

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    1. Hello Harish, Thank you..In fact you are among those people who can slap on my face..:)

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  13. Tom-Congratulations on your century!! I have always liked what you write ( though I may not always comment). There is a certain truth and genuineness in what you write which strikes a chord with the reader. Hope to read more of you. And thanks for the kind words.

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    1. hello Meera,

      I always was curious to know what did you think regarding my posts. Because you way of analysing posts and commenting based on ur resolutions were commendable.

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  14. Aw, you're very sweet! Thanks for the compliment. The 100th post is a big milestone on your journey. Now you are a seasoned traveler, and you've passed the test of being committed to blogging. Some people might think it's a waste of time and effort, but they're the ones who either never bother to try it or give up on it too quickly because it's a lot of work and without much compensation. They fail to look down the road and see where it might lead them. They lack imagination. You obviously do not, Tomz. And it doesn't matter how often you write a post or comment, just that you do it at all. It shouldn't be something that consumes you but nourishes you instead. I think you have found the right balance for you.

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    1. Dear Walk2write,

      Thats a great encouragement. Especially when u said that I did not stop blogging thinking about the lack of compensation and need of lot of effort like other bloggers who dropped it midway. Obviously whu said is true, Blogging is something that does not consume you but nourishes you instead.

      Happy to see u here at the celebration time of my hundred. Thank you for everything..

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  15. wow....many congratulations dear....:)
    i always like the way you put the happenings around you in your write ups, i wish you do many hundred of posts in coming days...:))

    Best wishes,
    irfan.

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    1. Hello Irfanji,

      Thank you very much,

      In fact you too just like Harish reguire mention in my thanking post. Sorry for forgetting you both. I will edit my post and will add you too soon.

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    2. My dear friend....as long as we have concern for each other, it doesn't matter being mentioned there or not, so just don't worry...:))

      cheers,
      irfan.

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    3. Hello Irfanji,

      Thanks for your consoling words..
      But it matters a lot to me that I forgot who supported me a lot in my journey...I want you also there with me when I celebrate my much awaited hundred..

      Thank you very much for the concern

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  16. Tomz that is so wonderful. Heartiest congratulations on the milestone. I am sure you will achieve many many more. Keep writing!

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    1. Hello rachna,

      Thank you for your wishes..:)

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  17. I will comment about this post on your 200th post. :) Sorry about not being more regular.Growing old is not an option you see. ;-)

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    1. On my 200? Are you kidding? Only I know how did I come this far..Thank you for the comment

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  18. I will comment about this post on your 200th post. :) Sorry about not being more regular.Growing old is not an option you see. ;-)

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  19. Many thanks for the mention and here's to many many more years of your posting.

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  20. Thanks for the mention and go for the double century with gusto. Hopefully it will take less than 5 yrs. ;P
    Take care...I haven't been blogging as often, and when I post, your post is already weeks old. :(
    but less posts with substance than too many empty words.

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    1. Hello Rekha,

      Thank you for the wishes..I am also looking for to be contentwise qualitative..

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  21. Hey Tomz,

    Was on Vacation spree, hence this delay.

    Congratulations on your completion of 100posts...u very well deserve to be congratulated for your posts that has been always interesting and different....Hehe!! you are an inspiration to me when I copy subjects...hehe!!!Whenever I am stuck on what to write, just go to Tomz and I cud find smthing nice...loL!!!

    Special Thanks for mentioning me in your milestone post...Eventhough i disappear for long periods, still whenever I am back, I dod make it a point to read your posts...And commenting doesnt happen due to the system settings here...Still sweet of u..

    All the best in the world of writing and keep writing and giving me ideas...lol!!!

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    1. Hello J4m,

      Thank you very much. you are always on vacation :)Proud to knw that my blogs are inspiring to some one like u..Thank you again..

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  22. Isn't it a shame, I see 44 comments here and not a single one from me :-( . . . .and that too when I am mentioned here in this post.
    Mea culpa.
    So its the 100th eh? Well that is the first mile stone (and thanks for mentioning me) Keep going , its fun if you enjoy posting.

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  23. Hello Haddock, thanks for coming here though late. I had sent u a message in FB. Perhaps that message might have gone unnoticed..Thanks fr the comment and wishes..

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