Friends, there has been so much hustle and bustle of late, I thought I would be a little more light of heart 🙂
I don’t know if you guys know this, but there is a blog views scam that is afoot. Everyone knows by now that at 8 pm on Nov 8, Narendra Modi declared that all blog views will cease to be valid from midnight.
But few know that Modi had actually leaked this plan to a select few blog view hoarders. Especially Gujjus, I guess? How else do you explain that starting October, your humble blogger, with little more than a “Jan Dhan blog account” started getting a sudden rush of views. Just get a load of this:
From just over 4500 views to well over 6000 views per week!!! Something must be wrong ..
Eh, Opindia, does this have anything to do with you guys suddenly accepting so many of my posts for publication on your website? Are you guys using my blog to turn your “black blog views” into white?
Looking at the spike in monthly views tells an even starker story :
No wonder, as a result of all these blog views flowing in, I have become lazy and arrogant…hardly ever replying these days to comments on my blog. This is what sudden riches do to people. And then we dare blame those poor saps with 100s of crores stashed under their mattress.
Folks, what I am trying to say really…is THANK YOU! I’m really touched. THANK YOU for all the love, for taking all this time to visit my blog, read my blog and comment on it. Now, hardly a day goes by when this blog has less than 850 views, usually 900. Yesterday, we had 891. And last week, this blog had the best day ever, with over 1100 views 🙂
All this for a poor little “Jan Dhan blog” created barely a year and half ago. It really makes me think. I’ve tried my best to keep up with 6 posts a week. There are now 477 posts. Blogging is basically a part of my life now. I sometimes wonder what is the future of this blog. Will I be able to keep it going? I don’t know…but I want to keep finding out. One day at a time.
Because every single day I feel blessed. I am so lucky to have a day job that demands creativity to the extent that it often keeps me awake at night. I mean it. I am lucky to have all of you reading what little I can whip up on a daily basis. I am also seven chapters and 70 pages into writing my first novel. It’s a wonderful life.
And last but not the least. I’m really sorry about not replying to your comments as quickly as I used to. I won’t make excuses for I’ve been lazy. I can only request you to forgive me and keep commenting. Give me a few days folks to get back into my groove … after that if you don’t get replies I will come to any public square you want and face whatever punishment you choose 🙂