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