yayyyyyy It is Happy Birthday Time at SuKupedia today .. Yes dear readers our little SuKupedia turns a whole 3 today ♥♥♥ I had asked the chipmunks to say happy birthday SuKupedia but they forgot and just kept singing hmmm hmmm and hmmm .. but that's ok....
Three wonderful years of writing online. Blogging has been completely unplanned and surprising, believe me. You can read my first post and figure out how naive I was . I was on facebook and a friend Remya posted her post and I happened to visit her blog for the first time. I was quite impressed by what I saw and thought this would be really good to do. I researched a bit online and found out that Blogger was quite easy. So started off with this post.
Did you know I knew nothing about blogging seriously!! I only thought of it as an online journal in which people write their thoughts, that's it. So after I started my blog, I had this urge to read more blogs and believe me I did not know how & where to find them. So I would randomly search on google and did you know which was the first blog I followed? This one by Rakesh, but he has stopped blogging now I guess . I then started following his readers and then it was a chain, from their blog and their readers. After months I discovered various blogging communities where I could find more interesting blogs
It was after 4 months that this blog received it's first comment from Haddock on this post . Oh I am telling you Ritchie's ears were bleeding that day, because I wouldn't just stop about how I got my first comment. It's a shame I never visited this person's blog earlier, but I went there today just to see and woah! he has a good place .
It was 7 months and no one had still followed this blog. So yeah I did the unspeakable, 'I followed my own blog' . What?? I wanted to see how it looks like with a follower . But that did not make me happy, I wanted more, so then (at gun point) my husband and my MIL both followed my blog . And then it happened, my first follower happened. I had posted one technical question on Blogadda Forum and Purvesh Gada visited this post from that link on, 18th July 2011. I got my first official follower about a year after I started this blog . One year and that wait was finally over. I got my first blogging reward also in that same month from Blogadda. This post was picked up for 'Tangy Tuesdays' and friends believe me when I say even now I receive mails for this post. People coming up with their engagement break up stories and it soooooo overwhelming you know.
SuKupedia has also had it's 'Celebrity' moments. If you were a reader of Times of India then, I am guessing you would know Ritika Ramtri Kumar. I have read her articles and now her school for training aspirants for the beauty crowns in India is a well known and reputed one. In my wildest dreams I could not have hoped her to visit this blog This post has her comment
I have not done any book reviews or movie reviews, you know like most of the bloggers do in a very professional manner. Tell you the truth I don't know how to review. But there was this one author who really impressed me with her writing and her book also changed a lot for me. So I simply put it on my blog. And after I had written it I just posted it on her facebook page. That was like 2 years back. Last month or so one fine morning I was checking my blog traffic stats and saw I had people visiting from her link. I was curious why are people visiting from her website? Went to see and this is what I saw, she listed my post on her website...and that too on the top . I could not believe it, I ofcourse thanked her and she as usual was very humble. Rujuta Diwekar for those of you who don't know is a very celebrated nutritionist and a receipt of a lot of accolades.
See the picture below.. this is how SuKupedia looked in the first year..very plain with my photo on it and that's it.
It is because of SuKupedia that SuKu was born. I have contributed to Tehelka magazine, Times of India, NRI matters and yesterday was the Funtoon Cartoons debut on Women's web. As I look back and see all this, it is very very overwhelming you know
And all the above was only possible because of my God's Grace. It is His Grace that all you wonderful bloggers have accepted SuKupedia in their creative community. I learn a lot and lot from all of you each day. The bond that we have built is very special ♥. My really wonderful readers you are the reason of my motivation. You give this place its beauty, its strength and its color. This blog would cease to exist without you. I have waited a long time with patience for that first comment and first follower and I know what it means to have you... so on SuKupedia's third birthday all that she can do is humbly bow in front of you and say ... Thank you I love you Thank you very much.
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