That is the number of posts that have been written for Nishantzworld. And writing this little post to celebrate the landmark.
More than 6 years ago, an idea of writing a blog came to me. And I took my first tentative step. It was a confused beginning with me having no idea of what I was getting into. After that first step, posts started coming in as and when I felt like writing something. Posts would be on campus life and some other world events which I thought strongly enough at the moment to express my thoughts upon. Apart from my life, there would be the occasional movie review and the more regular cricket related ones. There were also a few random ones whose content had zero originality.
Had an idea of closing the blog after moving out of campus but was dissuaded by a couple of readers (whom I am very grateful to). Post campus life, the posts became more world oriented. The frequency of posts went down. However there was something which kept me going. Slowly the writing style also underwent little changes. Cricket has been shifted to an altogether different platform called Slipstream Cricket (which reached its double century in double quick time but has slowed down off late. There have been the occasional writer's block but have still gamely carried on. Some cosmetic changes have taken place to keep up with the time. Now I have a dedicated MovieNotes section where I review the recent movies seen. (debuting today to mark the 200th post). Hopefully sometime soon there will be enough posts to start a dedicated travel section too.
What keeps the blog going on? The occasional comment which comes in. More than that the satisfaction on seeing my own thoughts getting published and being able to share them to the world. There is never any dearth of ideas. It also feels great to be occasionally published on other forums.
Special thanks to the 22 people who publicly follow this blog.
And lastly the Fab 5, my favorite blog posts from post 101-199 (something which I had done for my 100th post as well). In chronological order here they are.
- The Fast & the Corrupt. Where I wrote about Anna's movement
- Jhansi Ki Rani. The Don Bradman of my posts. For some weird reason the most visited blog post so far.
- The Inhuman Humans. An account of a painful encounter with the Dentist
- Bombay. Expressing my inability to call Mumbai my home.
- Driving Lessons. A set of 3 posts chronicling my efforts to learn driving. Made some progress in there. A blog is a good way to note your progress. And I need to post the 4th one in the series.
Thanks once again to all who have have read this post. Your comments are most welcome.