Blogging Experience So Far…

WTF!! Thats the first time I using this expression on my blog. After an hour of my posting this post, my blog hits decreased from 1,00,018 to 99,480!!!!! Old WordPress users any idea about this? This is so FAIL. πŸ‘Ώ

And its 91,890 now..what on earth is happening??? 😦 😦

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As some of you may know, my blog used to be at Blogger and I didn’t have many readers back then. This would give you an idea :-

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But then I wasn’t active in writing posts and more importantly networking with other bloggers. Then slowly I actually started getting random thoughts πŸ˜€ and the energy and interest to type them out and share with people online. I gained a few readers (mostly wordpress bloggers) who cajoled and convinced me to move to WordPress and I did in June 2008 on the occassion of my birthday. And I haven’t looked back since then. Blogging has been a wonderful experience with lots of gratification, discovery of good friends, good people and awesome bloggers. A few highlights of my blogging journey till now:-

# My post “Classification of Students” had featured in Desipundit.

# The two posts -β€œThe Undesirable Child” and β€œLost Love and Fair Skinβ€œ- had featured in the 60th Carnival of Feminists.

# My posts “Parents, Daughter and Over Discipline” and “Bengali and Hindi Songs Tag” have featured in BlogBharti.

# My post “Celebrate Tilak Holi, Save Water” on YouthUnite! was picked by BlogAdda for their Tangy Tuesday Pick.

# My post “Random Thoughts on Republic Day” was mentioned in the Bloggers Park column of the Bangalore Mirror and the Mumbai Mirror newspapers.

# Four of my posts won in various categories at the “Avant Garde Bloggies Awards”.

A recent feather in my cap is the Blog-o-laureate award which Arpit has come up with in his blog birthday post. According to him “This award is meant to honor the bloggers who have done astounding work, have come up with useful and enlightening posts and who actually in my opinion are the pride of the blogosphere”. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Thanks Arpit! I am honored!

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A look at other details about my blog:-

# The busiest day on my blog was Feb 23, 2009 with 760 hits

# I have posted 167 posts (excluding this one) till now.

# Baby girl, Indian Food and Lara Croft are the top 3 search terms which have contributed the maximum number of hits to my blog.

# I have 110 subscribers who read my blog via Google Reader and Feedburner shows 24 subscribers.

AND even after all this, I still care about the number of comments on my posts πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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Hehehe! I don’t have self esteem issues but who doesn’t feel good when their posts receive comments?

Now why such a narcissistic post?

Because my blog “My Random Thoughts” has reached the 1,00,000 hits milestone!! Yeyyy!

Thank you my blog readers,fellow bloggers and visitors!!


41 thoughts on “Blogging Experience So Far…

  1. Congrats! Blogging is an amazing medium in which to work. Feedback is the breakfast of champions!

    Reema: Welcome to my blog! Thanks! nice quote. keep visiting!

  2. Congratulations! And celebrations!
    But why the hell is the blog count going down?? 😐
    Have you contacted wordpress for this? This is crazy. I think it happened on my blog too but then got resolved automatically.

    Reema: Thanks!! Apparently there is some bug and they are fixing it. This is what is written on their support page.

    • gah, what a goof i am! it is arpit… i don’t know why i’m thinking of perx, seeing that he hasn’t visited my blog in a long while! sorry arpit if you read this. 😳

      Reema: Hehe it seems he didnt read it πŸ™‚

  3. Congratulations on the achievement πŸ˜€ …

    It seems like some bug’s affecting the hits … It is showing “74,756 hits since 22 June 2008” ….

    Happened with me too … when my scraps at orkut dived from 100000+ to 60000 in a go …. 😦

    Reema: Thanks!! I hope they fix it soon 😦

  4. Congratulations Reema!
    Also add to your achievements your brilliant idea of awarding weekly certificates to the post of the week πŸ™‚ I have found some lovely posts through those, my fav being ‘They should go to jail’ πŸ™‚

    Reema: Thanks!! Ahh yes I will be starting that again.

  5. Report to WP Support ASAP. This is ridiculous. I am so angry on behalf of you. 😦 😦

    BTW, nice post. You are surely a cool blogger πŸ™‚

    Reema: Thanks!! They are fixing it as written on their contact page.

  6. Congratulations Reema!
    I am glad I discovered your blog too πŸ˜€
    all the very bet may you reach the next big number soon too πŸ˜€

    Reema: Thanks!!

  7. Congrats Reema for the milestone. It’s a great one! I wondered if anyone had explained the fall in the blog stats but after reading the comments I noticed that no one had. I read it in the morning itself. It’s in the wordpress news. They have changed the Time Zone for the stats. Now the stats match our time zone so I think that is why the change. Nothing to worry really. At least that must be it.
    It’s curious how Lallopallo manages to direct so much traffic to you! πŸ™‚ I hardly get any hits from his blog, although at times I do get!

    Reema: Thanks! yes they have written in their contact page that they are aware of the issue and are fixing it.

  8. Congratulations and now the hits have come to 75113 πŸ™‚ may be something wrong with the widget, just try to delete and re add it or is it showing like that in your blog stats ?

    Reema: Thanks! No the problem is with the changes WP guys have done.

  9. Congratulations ! Your writing is very interesting, so deserves so much audience. And I have got to say. you have featured my favorite cartoon strip (Between Friends) for the first time. So I am more happy πŸ™‚

    Reema: Thanks! Oh I like the strip too!!

  10. congrats…! πŸ˜€

    i remember i joined in as your follower on the day you wrote your 200th post. that was the first time i visited and liked your blog very much so have been regular since…!

    keep going…!

    Reema: Thanks! Keep reading πŸ™‚

  11. Heartiest Congratulations on all of the achievements above…It surely is highly well deserved. Let me know where is the party…. πŸ˜›

    Reema: Thanks! πŸ˜€

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  13. Congratulations! Amazing…

    I am still at blogger and receive measly hits 😦 But, I wondering whether I should do anything about it even… I enjoy reading the other blogs so much!

    Reema: Thanks! I think you should move to WordPress. It really is a better blogging platform.

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