Thursday, March 17, 2011

100th post, 10,000 hits and awards - I am loving IT!!!

I consider this to be a big milestone for me to have reached my 100th post and 10,000 hits. I started blogging way back in 2008 but my blogs were meekly fed. My twin daughters were born in 2008 and all my free time was dedicated to them. Hence, blogging took a back seat. Last year when Ria, Divya and Maria announced ‘A Sweet Punch’, I sent in my nomination unaware that it would be a turning point for me in terms of blogging. I got to know so many wonderful people, learnt about wide variety of cuisines, cooked dishes that I hadn’t heard names of in my wildest dreams, I jumped with joy whenever my readers left comments. I daily watch my Blog Stats page and feel so elated to see the count increase.

I recently received some awards from fellow bloggers:

This is from Rachu of Amma & Baby:

This award galore from Sonali of Only Fish Recipes:

The pleasure that it gave me is beyond words. I did not post about the awards so far as I wanted to do it as part of this celebration. No food post today but 7 facts about me as per the award rules:

  1. Although I am a Konkani married to a Bengali, if you ask me which cuisine I like more? I would be lying if I chose one. Both are close to my heart, errr tongue.
  2. I wanna marry once again… but to my husband. Might sound crazy but it’s my dream… But it will be a Christian style wedding with me in a white gown and my two fairies as bride’s maid.
  3. People might eat to live but “I love to eat and live to eat”.
  4. I am not at all a religious person. I believe that if I do my work with honesty and dedication, not wish or do evil to others, God will always be by my side.
  5. I hate the melodramatic daily soaps. I love to watch serials like Friends, Full House, Small Wonder, Popeye, Noddy, Chota Bhim, Roadies!
  6. My hobbies include crochet, painting, mehndi, soft toy making, cooking, photography, reading, adventure etc
  7. I dream to open a food outlet of my own someday….

I need to pass on these awards to 15 other bloggers. Now this is going to be very difficult to restrict the number to just 15. Yet here goes the list to the special ones who have influenced me in their own way

  1. Nithya of 4th Sense Cooking – For her creativity!
  2. Suma of Cakes and More – For her undying passion for baking
  3. Reva of Kaarasaaram – For her galore of recipes and breathtaking photography skills
  4. Sushma of Authentic Food Delights – for coming up with so many recipes of her own origin
  5. Nids of Wizard of Thought – for her inspirational writing
  6. Srivalli of Spice Your Life (needs no intro) – for her dedication and contribution to blogosphere
  7. Priya of Priya’s Easy and Tasty Recipes – for being an inspiration to all bloggers
  8. Ushnish da of and Recipes – for his passion for food and a wonderful recipe collection
  9. Geeta Baliga of Geeta Baliga’s recipes – For your contribution to my blog and as a good luck to your own blog
  10. Chaitrali of I-am-not-a-Chef – For giving us easy access to restaurant style recipes
  11. Mallika of Veg Bowl – for all those lipsmacking Veg recipes specially Eggless bakes!
  12. Pree of PreeOccupied – for the way she writes, her paintings, pottery and trusted recipes
  13. Savitha of Savitha’s Kitchen – for her active participation in marathons and other events in the blogging world and also for her other blog dedicated to her son
  14. & 15. would go to none other than Ria of Ria's Collection and Divya of Easy Cooking for starting 'Sweet Punch'. I trust that whatever baking I do today, I owe it to the two of you. Keep rocking gals!
Thank you all you dear people who stop by my blog, care to leave comments, even to those of you whose visits I can sense only  in the blog Stats. I am enjoying blogging wih all your support and hope to do better with passing days.
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  1. Congrats on your awards and you really rock :)

    Thank you so much for remembering me and sharing your happiness with me. Hugs to you dear :)

    And it was so good to know about you :) Wow.. looks like you are really talented :) Keep it going.

  2. Thank you so much Seema!

    Congrats on your 100th post, 10,000 hits and awards!:)

  3. Hearty congratulatons for ur 100 th post and thank u very much for passing it to me.

  4. Congrats on ur awards and reaching this milestone, thanks a ton for ur kinds words..

    Glad to know more about u Seema, enjoyed reading..

  5. Congrats to you on all your awards ! you deserve it dear !

  6. Amazing Seema, congrats dear, love your blog. May you keep it rocking like this forever. Congrats on your awards too :)

  7. Congrats on ur Awards Seema!..hope u get many more ...Thanks so much for sharing it with me thts really kind of u to remember me and give me this honour:)

  8. Congratulations on all three counts... and wish you many more milestones!

  9. Congrats on your milestone and awards..wishing you many more to have a lovely blog.
    Great to know few things about you..keep rocking.

  10. Here i have tried to pen abt her a little bit more...apart from a cook..a wife..she is a very good mom too...she quickly learns from situations though she is quite young(don't over estimate her age wid her writings)...for eg..Man Tam everyday while coming bak from daycare..wud ask de co-passengers for chocolates etc...she observed it and de next day..she carried chocolates for dem...she starts her day at 5:30am..will cook breakfast lunch...goes to office at 8am..return 6:30pm..cooks dinner..make dem study..feeds man tam..make dem sleep..and then sits wid her blogging around collegues keeps on asking me how can she manage...i reply(though even sumtyms i think)its just her will..thts keeps her going...

  11. Hi Seema! Congratulations! Good to know so many things about you! And thanks so much for passing on these awards to me also!

  12. Hi, That is a lovely display of your awards... congrats and best wishes to you... U deserve so much more..
    Nice to know more about u... I like your idea of marrying your hubby again... very romantic and sweet;)... Thanks 4 remembering me and sharing your happiness ... I am honoured and humbled.... hugs dear.. take care:)

  13. Hi Seema,

    Glad to know that u r also a konkani.

    Congrats on ur 100th post and 10000 hits.

    1st time visitor n a follower too.

  14. Thank you so much Seema. I am deeply touched by this gesture. I am glad that you like my writing. I love writing for wizard of thought and it does come straight from heart although i write only when some emotion strikes me hard enough to break the daily routines. Its really fab to know that you find value in what i write.

    And the 7 facts that you have written about yourself- I am not kidding or exaggerating at all, but you just defined me - each one of them inside out. First one slightly different but same essence - I am a small city Hindu girl married to a Delhi-ite Muslim. And i too love the simple vegetarian to elaborate mughlai in equal measures.

  15. Hey Seema,

    Congrats :) on ur 100th Post and the hits u got.. This is just the beginning am sure...



  16. COngrats... I'm following you. click this link to follow me.

  17. Congrats on your fine achievement Seema.May you have many many more!!

    Thanks for the award and the sweet words!!

  18. thank u dear.....for those lovely award...and that too wil be posteb on my 100 th post

  19. Congrats to u Seema !and thank u for instigating me to add to ur blog as a guest blogger for some time ! This has encouraged me to start my own blog Geeta Baligas Recipes.


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