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You light up my life: 5 years and going strong!

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Wishing everyone a very happy Diwali!

I hope that your life is lighted up, the way you light up mine!

Those of you who have stumbled upon this page by chance, those who visit this page once in a while, those of you who have been silent readers of my blog for a while and those of you who always come and leave me a nice and encouraging word! I’d like to thank each one of you.

I thought I’d especially acknowledge the silent types who just check my page and go away! I recently received a mail from a blog reader who said he has been reading for the last one year, but never commented. But he did finally mail me after a year, and it really good to read his nice long mail – in fact it made my day!

And I realised I complete 5 years of blogging this month! I began way back in October of 2001. Strangely, like many other who started around the same time, I haven’t felt like quitting yet. Blog burnout is common but somehow it’s evaded me. I’m not quite sure how or why this has happened but I still feel as enthusiastic and excited about it. Of course, I can’t post that often because of time commitments and the fact that I also maintain around 3 other blogs.

But I think what I’ve got back from blogging is definitely worth all the time I’ve spent on it over the years. I’ve met some wonderful, amazing and fascinating people through this and my other blogs and it’s been one hell of a great journey! Many of these bloggers and blog readers, I’ve got an opportunity to meet in person and many I hope to meet in the future. What can I say? Here’s to five more years at least! 🙂

I had a most lovely day today (it was a holiday and it sure felt like it!). The roads were relatively peaceful, with many folks obviously leaving town, since it’s a long weekend. Had a long lazy lunch at the Belgian Café where it felt almost sinful to be enjoying waffles on a Friday afternoon! That extended to almost 5 pm, topped off with coffee at Barista. And then went and had a yummy dinner at Shiok to end the day.

This morning at 5 am I leave on a 3 day road trip to the beautiful hills of Chikmaglur. Meanwhile, do have yourself a great Diwali. I don’t like the noise and the crackers so it will be nice to get away. But I do love the beautil lights… Have a great one!

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