100 posts done… that is a huge milestone for me, one i didn’t see at the starting line of this long marathon i am choosing to run.
i started this blog more than 2 years ago. by started, i mean i got an account on wordpress, decided i would call it sodaglass and then never wrote… after a year i figured what i wanted to call it, and renamed it! by then as you might know, i had sent many mails to editors, trying to get them to let me write for their travel magazine. that’s another post and it’s already up here…
when i posted my 99th post, i knew it was huge. and as much as my 100th should be about travel and some other lovely place that opened my eyes wider, i decided to dedicate this 100th post to this blog, to merrytogoaround.com. it has changed my life and definitely deserves a mention!
merry to go around started with a very clear objective: to serve as an entry to a travel blog competition. this competition had been announced for the month of october 2012. i took it up as a challenge. it was one month to a travel blog! but how does one travel that much in a month and populate a blog?
i cheated… yes i did!! i wrote a LOT of posts and backdated them… the idea being the judges would think that i had maintained this blog over a year. i wrote one post everyday. i didn’t share it with anyone, not even my husband or mother. i worked hard everyday, wrote and wrote and wrote. the submission date etched in my head was 31st october but it was the 30th! the day came & passed by with no attention, and i didn’t submit my blog. on discovering this fiasco, i did what i normally do when upset, i cried, a lot and inconsolably for sometime.
took a long break from the ‘damn’ blog, but then a few days later, i wanted to write. and i wanted people to read more.
and here we are now 100 posts later with so much changed and so many opportunities that are coming my way, all thanks to this blog.
so, happy, happy century dear blog… hope you have many more posts and travel to higher places!
check out my five favourite posts from the last one year…
and check out my journey over the last one year…
my first guest post: 20 things to do on a first visit to south mumbai
my first payment for writing: first article gets published at thealternative!
my first photo essay: graffiti in bandra, mumbai
my first job as a writer: my first day once again!
my highest views in a day and my first interview: supriya sehgal is merrytoTALK
and come back to read more!