2000: Remembering the Why and Saying Thank You

Well well. As it is often said, ‘who would’ve thunk?’ 🙂
This blog has now been up for 1136 days since May 12, 2008 or 3 years, 1 month and 10 days. For the geeks, that translates to 1.76 posts a day – an average no doubt helped greatly by 475 odd ‘Good Morning Quotes’.
And what a journey it has been. I vaguely remember my post celebrating 1000 and I think I would like to celebrate this moment in similar vein.
In typical style, 3 things then –
1. Remembering my 1st post

Here it is –

A learning a day..

The name says it all – Its just what the blog is intended to be. To help me re live some of those meaningful learnings. Hopefully, I will be able to keep up writing one a day.

(PS: I tend to have weirdly long days sometimes resulting in the next day being understandable short(36 hrs and then sleep through the next for example). So, the definition of day can be a bit..well.. shaky..

(PPS: That’s just me making excuses! Hoping to make it happen..)

Haha. Well, for one – my writing style has evolved.
2. Why does this blog exist?
I think the 1st post explains the purpose very clearly. The idea was/is simple – every day of this wonderful life is a journey worth remembering because we learn something every single day. Of course, the learnings may not really be all that apparent but they exist all the same. We just have to look carefully.
Why did I then not just choose to keep a journal?
For one, it feels a lot better celebrating a moment like this with you. I also a believe in the ‘Butterfly effect’. One action of ours often has a ripple effect and this blog only reinforces that.
Who knows? Someday, a learning from this blog might lift a dejected soul, save a life, inspire someone who is searching for meaning, help someone on their way to a goal, give someone a reason to smile when they have none.
Besides, I also feel there is great power in sharing your stories. Aside from the fact that others can learn from your successes and failures, it also helps you. These learnings are reinforced a lot stronger.
Sharing my learnings with you also reminds me to ‘practice what I preach’. There would be no point in sharing these learnings and not living them.
3. Giving Thanks
It is time for the ‘A Learning a Day’ Oscars again. I had a short list on my 1,000 post. I am not going to bother with the list this time. Those were the days of 10-15 readers a day – often just family and friends and a rare visitor who stumbled onto the page.
Now, it is the norm to have around a 100 visitors a day aside from those who read it via email, Google Reader and the like. Still very small but the beauty of it has been the organic growth and I can feel the momentum building as the quality of the posts get better. (I am working on it!)
So, thank you to all who read this blog from time to time. It is very nice knowing that you find something of value that brings you back here. Thanks to all those who like the blog on Facebook, follow the blog via Google’s follow widget, subscribe via email or via RSS on your various readers.
A special thank you to those who take time to comment and like the posts. It makes a HUGE difference. Thank you for taking the time to touch my life! It is only since I started blogging that I have been active on other blogs. It sometimes takes a bit of blogging experience to know how much a simple response to a post can mean..
Of course, a note to all those friends, family, mentors, colleagues who inspire me every day. Thank you. None of this would be possible with you..
And finally, to all who read this – stay inspired, happy and let’s keep learning and growing every day.
Quoting from a birthday card I received last year

‘We’re never older, Only better’

All the best!
Yours Sincerely,

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