The image of the Castle was the 200th post in this blog. Yet another milestone .
Today the stats of the blog show –
200 posts – 3068 followers . 68000 views . From 132 countries .
I know , there are thousands of blogs with much better stats.
I know , the stats are only stats , and it is the quality that matters.
Beyond the numbers , blogging has been an immensely satisfying experience for me – of interacting with and receiving comments of criticism and appreciation from YOU – all my friends in the world of blogs .
You have helped me a lot , to improve my understanding of photography .
I am grateful .
I assure you that my efforts to learn more of this art will go on .
THANK YOU !
And ‘ Nama sthe ‘ ( In Sanskrit – an ancient Indian language – it means “ I bow before you , in all humility ” )
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 38,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals
Click here to see the complete report.
The last post titled ‘ Bliss ‘ was a milestone in the life of this blog which was started 10 months back. It was the 100th post . Time for some introspection .
The stats of the blog , today , read :
100 posts. 1103 followers . 32700 hits – From 101 countries – ( Maximum from US and then from India and United Kingdom .)
It shows how much kind and caring , YOU , my friends in blogging world have been.
I am quite aware that there are hundreds of blogs with millions of followers and zillions of hits .But , for some one like me , starting a blog for the first time with no experience or expectations , these stats are more than satisfactory.
But , stats are just stats . What has been more satisfying than them, is the experience of blogging . Friends , from all over the world ,come forward to follow . They share their experience . They help to improve , with the comments , appreciation and constructive criticism. They bestow Awards upon , to encourage. They offer suggestions to make things better. What an amazing journey , it has been !
I am grateful –
# to my family for the support and for tolerating the (often irritating :)! ) ‘ photography craze ‘ during our holiday trips.
# to my kith and kin who guided me with valuable suggestions from the initial days of the blog.
# to YOU– my friends in the blogging world , who have helped me to improve my photography skills . I know I have miles and miles ( and more miles ! ) to go . I assure you my best efforts!
THANK YOU !