10,000 hits in 4 months! :)

I started this blog in March 2008, after living up to one of my new-year resolutions to weed out all my other blogs (some of which were more than 2 years old) and to start writing afresh, here at MirrorCracked. In the four months since then, this blog has seen more than 10,000 hits, crossing the milestone yesterday around noon. I have a big smile on my face now and I want to thank each and every Reader. I am sponsoring unlimited food and drink to you all. Time and venue, we’ll decide based on your convenience and the depth of my wallet. πŸ˜€ So, let me know when you guys would be free to burn my money! Three Cheers for All of You!! πŸ˜€

I will do a couple of tags here, the first of which I borrowed from Rekha. As soon as a blog reaches 10,000 hits, we’re supposed to publish our very first post again. So, here it is! The post, dated March 16, 2008, written in NYC:

I started this blog with the intention of being naughty. I’m bored as hell with nothing to do and I thought if I could write some unimportant stuff here, I can vent my boredom. I’m from a quaint little city called Bangalore, south of a quaint country called India, which happens to be the best place in the whole wide universe. There are wide open skies, clear air, good people, ambient temperatures and half the world’s population and three-quarters of the vehicles of the world. There’s no paranoia, no racism, no street brawls and no such thing as an indecent exposure. I love it there!

I’ve had a lot of blogs in my time, and I’ve found it hard to settle down to one. Principally, its because of my diversified interests in everything benign. Does that make sense?

Vatson has already commented on this post, I see. Well, what can I say? People recognize quality!

So, this brings me back to my original question: Yaake? (It means β€œWhy?” in my language), and I answer it: Summne (”No reason”).

The second tag I’m going to do is one I borrowed from Shefaly. She had tagged me with a branding meme a long time ago, and since I still haven’t found the time to complete it, I’m doing the other interesting one, so as not to disappoint her! πŸ™‚

Here goes:

I am: a bit confused.
I think: I am losing my mind here!
I know: that I am God’s biggest mistake!
I want: to go home and sleep for 48 hours!
I have: been thinking something… Hmmm…
I wish: for more wishes! πŸ˜€
I hate: a few people in my life, but can’t really help it! πŸ˜€
I miss: being in love! πŸ˜€
I fear: slimy insects!
I feel: the urge to scream out loud…
I hear: deafening silence!
I smell: coffee in the office pantry, where I’m heading after posting this! πŸ˜€
I crave: for banana pancakes and honey! Slurp!
I search: for the one who shall remain forever.
I wonder: if I can finish my work in time today…
I regret: not being able to hold on to her!
I love: the smell of rain in summer.
I ache: when I twist my body in an awkward angle! πŸ˜›
I care: not one bit for the political jerks in the world! πŸ˜€
I am not: a religious guy!
I believe: I can fly!
I dance: when I am high! πŸ˜€
I sing: in the bathroom and while riding the bike!
I cry: not…
I don’t always: tell the truth! Hee Hee Hee
I fight: with myself a lot!
I write: to please the Reader!
I win: always!
I lose: never!
I never: lose! πŸ˜›
I always: try not to repeat myself! πŸ˜€
I confuse: if I can’t convince!
I listen: very well…
I can usually be found: online! πŸ˜›
I am scared: of my own shadow! It’s a very powerful piece of dark magic!
I need: to be constantly reminded of my own mortality!
I am happy about: the fact that my blog has reached 10,000 hits in 4 months! πŸ˜€

Cheers Everyone! πŸ˜€

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

37 thoughts on “10,000 hits in 4 months! :)

  1. keep going Nik… its not always that you feel so happy… and 10000 hits shud feel like being on top of the sky…!! (and if u spot some gods there… please ask them to read my blog too… as for goddesses… ummm… have the courtesy to spare some of them… πŸ˜‰

    PS : your party… is it going to be at bangalore…? πŸ˜‰

  2. Congrats!! So where’s the party?

    //I win: always!
    I lose: never!// Never?? NEVER???? Impossible!

    //I search: for the one who shall remain forever.// nice!!

    //There’s no paranoia, no racism, no street brawls and no such thing as an indecent exposure// Are u talking abt bangalore or India???

  3. Free food and drink!! πŸ˜€
    I wish your wallet has as many dollars as your hits πŸ˜›
    great going dude! πŸ™‚

  4. @Harsha
    Don’t worry, the gods shall peep in to your great blog! πŸ˜€
    Goddesses, well… Um… don’t u already have one? hehe… But still, I’ll see if i can spare a few… πŸ˜€
    And yeah, party in bangalore!! πŸ˜€

    Lol… yeah, party’s in Bangalore! Probably this saturday! I dunno… You’re in bangalore?
    And the part about “no paranoia, no racism, no street brawls and no such thing as an indecent exposure” is sarcastically referring to Bangalore! πŸ˜€


    Don’t worry about the money part! I shall take care of it!! hehehe… πŸ˜€

  5. congrats Nikhil. I was nowhere this 10,000 mark after 4 months, probably a little more than half! πŸ™‚

  6. @Nita
    Thanks! though my humble blog nowhere matches your excellent one, I am making an effort…

    Thanks! And again, for the tag! πŸ™‚
    Will do!

    thanks! πŸ˜€

  7. congrats! try getting another 10k hits in less time than that. πŸ˜‰

    and i started that meme! well, somewhat. i stole a post from another blogger and called it a meme… damn, these things are contagious, heh. πŸ˜€

  8. And just the other day u were complaining of not getting any hits!
    πŸ™‚ Congrats – there will be a day soon
    when u will become a Lakh hit pati πŸ™‚ so keep up the good work

  9. YaY!!!!

    Ahem, Btw, I may not leave comments THat often, but i Do read your Blog REGULARLY.

    Congrats on the 10,000 hits!

  10. @Sulz
    Thanks! Will Try! πŸ™‚
    And yeah, do the meme soon! Wanna read your responses! πŸ˜€

    haha… yeah… tables have turned.. πŸ˜€
    Thanks man!

    Lol.. i never doubted it! πŸ˜€
    And yeah, party time!! πŸ˜€

  11. yaay… congratulations…
    yaay… party….

    but wait…

    😦 m gonna miss it! aw!

  12. congrats buddy!!!!!!!!!!!
    n u keep the tagg with u only no need to give me back.. πŸ˜€
    n 10 , 000 hits in 4 mnths is simply awesome
    *jealous* …i had to wait for almost an year ..u know …

    Keep rocking πŸ™‚

  13. Congratulations all the way from New Jersey, USA!

    Does my free drink include a plane ticket to Bangalore? I’ve always wanted to visit!

    Keep up the great blog! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  14. @Rekha
    hehe.. thanks machi… Thats why i asked u earlier, if I could the PR for you blog! πŸ˜€

    Sigh! It’s ok… I’ll drink one extra in your name! πŸ˜€

    Thank you, oh-bee-won! keep blogging, I shall … πŸ˜€

    Thank u! Thank u! Um, I don’t know if I’ll be able to afford the ticket! Sigh! But I’m in NY next year sometime, and I shall treat you then! deal? πŸ˜€

  15. congrats! nikhil, So were’s the party Tonight!!!
    oops my place is just three hrsfrom b’lore. so i hope th invitation includes even ppl around..
    Well Good doing buddy. You’re a reader’s writer, a reader’ blogger in online language…
    Try gtting another 10k soooonnnnn…

  16. I’m very impressed with 10,000 hits only since this past March. You have a relaxed style of writing that’s fun to read. You always have some tragic tale to tell that makes me laugh! So, I will keep coming back for more benign stories written out of boredom. The best place to write from, no one get’s hurt.

    You say in your meme that you cry not, yet you also say you don’t always tell the truth. I’m a big cry baby, even at my advanced age, so it’s hard for me to believe someone doesn’t ever cry, especially someone who must endure those terrible Mondays….

  17. way to go dude… πŸ™‚
    10000 in four months is great…

    >>I am not: a religious guy!
    >>I believe: I can fly!
    >>I dance: when I am high! πŸ˜€
    rhyming in this too.,.was it deliberately done…or just came out like that πŸ˜›
    anyways…it was fun reading that

  18. @Jimsmuse
    Done deal!! Save your appetite! πŸ˜€

    Thanks man! πŸ™‚

    Welcome to MirrorCracked, and Thanks dude! πŸ™‚

    Welcome to MirrorCracked, and Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

  19. @xylene
    Yours would probably be around the million mark!! πŸ˜€

    Sure!! Everyone’s invited, man!! You fix a time and venue, I’ll be there! πŸ˜€
    And thanks, I hope this blog will continue to draw visitors.. πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much! It’s always humbling to know that someone as accomplished as you regards my writing to be worthy… πŸ™‚
    And in the meme, what I’ve written is probably about the person I want to be rather than who I am… 99% of them apply to me, but a few lacunae need to be plugged.. πŸ˜€

    You tell me!! MS Ramaiah Corner House? I’m gonna be there around 3 pm today… πŸ˜€

    Thanks man! And I intended the second and third lines to rhyme, I didn’t realize that all three rhyme! πŸ˜€

  20. Congrats. πŸ˜€ And where are you throwing the party? Since we all are not in your town, so why don’t we just mail you our account numbers and you transfer money to us and we can have a party at our places. I think it will be some sort of a world record!!! πŸ˜›
    //I know: that I am God’s biggest mistake!
    Same here. 😐
    I knew God was not perfect. Mom!!! You lied!!!!

  21. Wohooooooooo !!

    Congratulations – and – Celebrations !! πŸ˜€

    Whats with you and Amit ?

    //I know: that I am God’s biggest mistake!
    Same here 😐

    LOL man.

    I so feel like laughing.
    Eeerrrr….even after eveything thats happened you know !! πŸ˜€

  22. @Amit
    Sure thing! Lemme know what you’d like to eat and where, and send me the menu card… I’ll tally up your bill details and transfer the money (plus 10% tips) to your account… enjaaai! πŸ˜€
    And moms always lie..!! Bah!

    I’m glad you’re feeling lighter again.. You didn’t call me! 😦
    And Thanks, yeah there’s gonna be a party for sure! πŸ˜€ As i said, lemme know if you need anything!

  23. Hey,

    Sorrry really late on catchin up on all ur blogs…! First of all COnnnnnngraaattts on hitting that mark…! Its soo cool!!

    Count me in for the party as well…I have expensive tastes btw πŸ˜›

    Congrats buddy..keep it going!

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