My 1000th Post

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Six years ago I wrote my first post and here I am today writing my 1000th post. Yes, the thousandth post on LOL! Phew! I cannot believe that I have written so many posts here. This was my first post and I still remember how skeptical I was about publishing it. Blogging was relatively a new concept in 2009 and very few had treaded there. When a friend saw a few poems that I had written, she asked me to start a blog. Heartbroken and sad, I needed a distraction. That was when I started this space. To pour out my feelings and everything that was happening in my life. Poems, fiction, rant, frustrations - this place has seen everything. Today as I write this, I feel a sense of satisfaction and acceptance. For making it this far and for lasting all this while.

My blog has been my best friend all these years. Every feeling and emotion of mine has found its place here. From a heartbreak to falling in love again and again. My poems are a piece of my heart and every story of mine has a part of me. Every rant and frustration echoes everything in my mind. This place is just like me. Straight forward and no nonsense. I have carefully chosen not to use the word bold here, as it makes me feel like I write porno content. I write the truth. The raw unfabricated truth. And this is not something that everyone can accept. Owing to this, my blog has been prone to a large number of controversies. I didn't care then, I don't care now. My genuine readers know me and love me for exactly who I am. The others who come in just to keep a tab on my life are the ones who look to find comparisons and dial to spread the word.

Yes, I have written about a lot of people in my blog. Both in a good and a bad way. But whatever has been written is true. How do I know that you ask? The very fact that people relate it to themselves and get angry about it. Had it not been true, they would not have been able to relate to it. If I had mentioned a name, then it would have been something else altogether. Now that I think of it, I should have mentioned the name and should have probably linked it back to their Facebook accounts! Wow, how awesome would that have been. People read and dissect every word. Then print outs are taken and circulated. Then calls are made to discuss the content and me. No wonder they say that weak minds discuss people and strong minds discuss ideas.

I do make money out of my blog. I write sponsored posts and I have no problem with it. I only accept topics that I can relate to and I quote my price. No compromise there. Book reviews are done on the request of the author who sends me the book, or a book that I have recently read that I bought myself. If I feel like talking about it, then I do a review. I have received fair amount of criticism for my book reviews as well. Some say that my reviews are biased, some say that it is too detailed and some say that I am way too harsh with the concept. I don't care. I am someone who grew up reading classics and I know my expectations very well. With Indian authors I know what to look for and do not over expect. My reviews are my view points and more often than not I have way too many of them. My reviews are indeed very detailed and I talk about every point that bothered me or the ones I liked. Most of the authors send me their books for review for this quality of mine alone. They want an honest and unbiased review. That is what I give them.

My blog is also like a news paper to some people. Any one who wants to know anything about me or the people in my life stalk my blog like there is no tomorrow. Since my blog is linked to my Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram accounts, people know everything about what I do. And that does not bother me at all. Else, why would I link my other accounts to my blog? Some jobless housewives sit and stalk me on all my accounts and tell others that I am in regular touch with them and give them details about whom I meet and what occasions I attend. This makes me feel like a celebrity. After all I stalk Kangana Ranaut online for her sense of fashion and I blog about it often as well. Some others spend days thinking about a particular character I wrote about and try to decipher who that could be. Try that with my fiction posts. Now that would be some challenge!

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If people say that I write bold stuff, then so be it. If people say that I write vulgar stuff, so be it. If people say that I am not a good writer, then so be it. Atleast I don't have to fabricate stuff to write about. Ah wait, actually I do write fabricated stuff. I call them fiction. I am here today writing my 1000th post, while all of them are sitting jobless at home doing what they were doing six years ago; stalking others and spreading gossip aka nothing of use.

All this hate is just a drop in the ocean of love that I receive every day. I have met so many fantastic bloggers out here and have made so many friends. My parents have encouraged me to write more and more and write whatever I feel like. As long as it is the truth. It is funny at times. I write something thinking that it is a rumor, but the concerned person creates such a furor over it and proves that it is true. Almost all the credit of this blog goes to my husband. For standing by me through all controversies and drama. For reading all my posts and providing feedback. For loving my poems and stories. For motivating to write more everyday. For calling me his inspiration to write. Without his support, I would never have got this far.

So here we are. At 300 odd followers and close to five lakh page views, this place has continued to rise since its inception six years ago. A thousand posts is just a small milestone, I still have a lot more to go. People can say or do what ever they want to, I shall continue to write. And as usual I'm not going to be bothered about any of them.

Because this is my place and I can write what ever I want to.

41 comments:

  1. Congrats Love! Indeed a milestone :) Wishing you many more success in the future and lots more awesomeness! And haters are going to be haters. Who cares?

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  2. Hello there, Lioness :) Surprise surprise.. Guess who ;) A BIGGG congrats on achieving this grand feat of 1000 posts on the blog. You are really really awesome! You are such an inspiration wifey :) Be it a busy day, a bad day, a happy day or a boring day, you have that dedication to write every single day. How do you do that? I have always looked up to you for this laser sharp focus to do what you love the most - Write. You are a wordsmith, a poetess and my favourite writer ever, not because you are my wife but because you are the best storyteller. I have spoken to every single friend, an acquaintance about your blog not because I need to but because you I want to :) Keep the awesomeness going Leo and get your book out by the end of this year! Cheers, God bless :)
    Love
    Your Crazy Fan For Life :)

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    1. Wow 1000 posts!! Brilliant! Here's to the next 1000 Soumya... and several more after :)

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    2. Errr, I meant this to be a separate comment -_- Sorry!

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    3. @Booblehead, you are awesome! I love you so much and thank you for this comment. I cannot say anything more here, as I'm already teary eyed! <3

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    4. @Cookie, not a problem at all, why sorry? :)

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  3. Woohooo congratulations :D You are one of the bold writers I know in blogosphere and love your take on life and people. hahahaha loved your analogy of Kangana Ranaut :P Sahi hai na... you are a celebrity :)
    Congrats again on reaching the milestone :D

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  4. Wow! Congratulations! And when you say this is your space and you are honest whether people like you or not, I would say that's how it should be. I am a fan of your writing. It's straightforward and to the point. If I invest my time, I feel good about it. So keep writing and I will be around for your 2000th post :)
    So glad to have met you Soumya!!

    Btw - Lohith's comment above is super cute :D I should show this to VT and may be some sense will prevail ;)

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    1. Thank you so much Parul. I'm so glad to have known wonderful people like you :)

      You should! ;)

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  5. Awesome! Congrats on your 1000th post, Soumya. :) Keep writing.

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  6. it is a huge thing... 1000 ain't a small number. and u've been consistently good too so more credit to u :)
    Keep it going...

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    1. Thank you Doc. You have been a huge inspiration as well. And I don't mean literally :P

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  7. Congratulations girl.. It indeed is a milestone! All the best.. God knows, how many more people are yet to get pissed off :P

    Cheers

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    1. I don't know and I don't care :P

      Thanks Geet!

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  8. congratulations ! :) keep writing :)

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  9. 1000 posts is a huge milestone, Soumya!! Hearty congratulations for achieving this in a short span of time. Looking forward to read more from you as you express and share your honest voice. Keep writing and keep rocking! Cheers! BTW, where's the party tonight?? ♥ :)

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    1. Thank you so much Shilpa! <3

      Party wherever and whenever you want one :)

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  10. 1000 posts!! Wow! :D You have come a long way as a blogger, Soumya. Congratulations! :)
    I am happy to have started following you lately on LOL as well as on Yellow Mojito :)
    Will be with you as a reader to cover more miles and catching up with interesting posts... way to go dear. Keep writing and cheers for the success :)
    Stay smiling!

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    1. Thank you darling! I am so glad to have met wonderful people like you :)

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  11. Congratulations :) You are awesome and awesome people always have people who don't like them because people are always jealous of awesome people! :D Keep writing and I look forward to learning more from you. For me you are the blogger who inspires me! Wishing you more success in the days to come :)

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    1. How sweet are you! :)

      Thank you so much Reema! :)

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  12. Wow! An amazing milestone, Soumya. So glad that you love writing. Keep writing and keep enjoying it. Lots of love and best wishes.

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    1. Thank you so much Rachna. You have been a huge inspiration to me :)

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  13. Congrats on the milestone! Here's to a 1000 more! It's been a wonderful journey and I've enjoyed following you all these years. :)

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    1. And I'm so glad to have followed you too!

      Thanks Sanch :)

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  14. Indeed a milestone.. Keep writing! :)
    A Rat's Nibble

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  15. Congratulations! 1000 is a big number!

    Cheers to many more! :D

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  16. I have said this many times and saying it again - I have huge respect to you. You are an inspiration to many out there, first being me. It's not easy to write and you have been doing it consistently. It's great to read your blog philosophy, having some rules and maintaining standards calls for applause. Wish you more success, Soumya. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kinds words Saru. You have been an immense inspiration for me as well :)

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  17. 1000 posts that teach almost everything about love, life and self! I have been reading silently all these years and I adore your writing and thinking. You have no idea how much your posts and experiences help others to survive, to live and to get better each day. There always is a lesson learned.

    Keep the good work, my friend. Hope this is just a beginning and a lot more is yet to come! :)

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    1. Thank you so much dear Stranger! I know you are around, I feel the vibes :D

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  18. Oh my, 1000th post? (3 zeros?)
    Speechless..how do you write so well and amaze others?

    Well, Congratulations. Repeat that, a thousand times!

    If i go with my current speed, i would do 1000 in 10 years. And since i have a full-time job and i keep myself involved in other activities too (apart from blogging)...i don't think i would do it before at least 9 yrs.

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  19. Congratulations Sowmya for achieving this feet...I have been following your blog for a while and it would not at all be wrong to say that you have inspired me to do my bit of blogging as well.. You are bold, Yes and you should be proud of that.. All those who sniff around to spew negativity can never achieve what you have achieved...You have embarked on a journey that i wish should never end.. Happy blogging to you always..

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