Post # 200 :) YAY!

This is 200th post published on my blog!
Priyank Thatte
-24°C, dressed shabbily, sleep deprived, debt laden, searching for identity, yet delighted…

Rant:
I registered priyank.com in September 1999, barely 6 months after I first started using a computer (after 12th grade, kinda late). I remember the thrill of discovering Notepad on a black & white computer running windows 3.1 and DOS, the apprehension of using the mouse and 14-kbps shell access to text-only internet (no pictures, colors, graphics). Today, 8.5 years after losing my computer-virginity, I look back at those days with wonder and awe.

I created my first website in early 2000 and in all the time it existed, it has served no useful purpose to the world, other than to entertain myself.

A look at the Archives would reveal that the ‘blog’ part of this website was born only in June 2005, thats approx 2.7 years back. Till then, my website was a collection of static pages, seldom updated, and filled with stuff that fascinated me then :)

The last 8 years (18-26 years) were the formative years of who I am today and this is vividly reflected in my writings (wow that sounds like an elegant word). It has become my habit to read older posts and have a laugh :) Some of the things I blogged about two years ago were really immature and childish, and I’m sure that two years into the future I’d have the same opinion about today.

Apart from serving as a convenient online public journal to add on to my personal diary, I’ve made some wonderful contacts via this website all these years. Thanks for all the love showered by you, yes you reader, by means of the comment box, e-mail, chats and real world interactions. I admit, it has given me nothing but encouragement all along.

So let me invite you to join the party with me to celebrate an important milestone of this blog (and the website). Why? Because you are an essential part of it :)

cheers!

24 thoughts on “Post # 200 :) YAY!

  1. Congrats…!

    It’s been a wonderful time since I have known you – more thru your blogs/website. It has served the purpose of knowing you better. You know I come here religiosly.

    It has also been interesting to see your growth (you know I have gone thru ALL your blogs and website versions).

    Keep blogging, keep growing, keep entertaining.
    God bless you.
    Raji

  2. Raji:
    You are such a sweetheart. I still can’t believe June 2006 ;) Thanks so much

    Himanshu:
    Mitraa…! So nice to see you here after a long time :) cheers!

  3. Priyank,

    Congratulations on your 200th. Lovely knowing you through your website/posts, and thanks for sharing great stuff here.

    2.7 years of blogging!! Wow. Are you addicted to it? ;)

  4. Luck, Cellu:
    Thanks for sticking around, and I hope to achieve 500 soon! Yeah I am addicted to it, as if its my virtual home, see how much time I spend on decorating the website :|

  5. “-24°C, dressed shabbily, sleep deprived, debt laden, searching for identity…”
    Are you fishing for compliments here or sympathy? From me, you shall get neither..LOL

    For someone who is addicted, another post should have been published by now. Hurry. ;)

  6. Poor little guy like me… studying and working in a foreign country, away from home,…. blah blah….
    Oh boy! so much pressure…! I don’t have freedom to write on my own website! :P hahahaha…

    You’ll have to wait until weekend, I’m toooo tied up :( And I don’t want to put up a silly post. Oh well I can, let me do that…

  7. Hmmm… That’s the problem with you. You have become so popular that if I come a little late, your blog is already full of comments. :(
    Is there any cake left for me still ?
    Anyway, congrats bade bhaiya !! Remember, you made me your sis ? So, the next post is of you & me ? ;)

    Yayyy !!! :D

  8. well well atleast in the pic u look ‘appropriately’ dressed for -24deg plus nicely co-ordinated interms of colour and material with ur surroundings and u look good and stylish and sensible…howzzat now? ;-)

  9. if u still ‘say’ u were ‘shabbily’ dressed, I wd for one, take it to mean u were wearing dirty undies of wh only u wd ‘know’ whch we cant ‘see’ or othwise u have no dress sense- now u decide whthr u wd still….(am quite belligerent ths aftnoon…wont have understatemnt or overstatemnt of facts, everythng has to be ‘just right’, so there :-) )

  10. congratulations Priyank for having kept at it thru it all(well,it= whatever…I remmbr the times whn thre was trouble accessng ur pge etc.glad that u didnt give up n stop).

  11. Trisha:
    Ok I give up and admit it all :P hahaha…. And ugh my underwear was clean, and I think I do have some dressing sense …
    I won’t give up on anything (you’d know that by now)… cheers.

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