Monday, December 31, 2012

I did it!

I signed up for the Marathon Blogger challenge on a whim. I didn't know whether I would be able to stick to the daily posting regimen but I was damn well going to die trying.

It's been a crazy month. House guests, a road trip to Bangalore and back, and a history course with the last assignment due yesterday amongst other things. But through it all, I managed to make the time to post something. Every. Single. Day.

It was stressful and exhausting but it was also a LOT of fun. I realised how much I have missed this place, especially the interactions with those of you have kept me going with your encouraging comments.

So, a big thank you to all my readers. And heartfelt gratitude to the creators of the Marathon Blogger challenge. It has made for a very special December.

I don't do New Years' resolutions but I am seriously tempted to commit myself to frequent blogging. The group is talking about a '52 posts in 2013' challenge. That sounds eminently doable so I am going to start with that as a target and see where I get to. Either way, expect to see more of me in the coming year, which starts in about 7 minutes.

Happy New Year!

24 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:14 am

    Happy nu yr Rohini...keep posting....i expect mor thn 52 posts frm u. Simply love ur blog,realised when u stopped posting...all gud wishes to you n ur fmly.- Mini

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    1. Thanks, Mini. I expect more than 52 from myself too but don't want to over-commit and under-deliver :-)

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  2. Great going Ro :) well done. Read every single post and trust me enjoyed each one. Keep it up and wishing you a fantastic 2013

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    1. Thanks, Niks :)

      Good to see you here. Hope to see more comments from you in 2013

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  3. Great going Ro :) fantastic and well done. Read and enjoyed every single post. Keep it going and wishing you a fabulous 2013

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  4. Here's wishing you love, luck, happiness and lots more blogging in 2013!

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    1. Thanks and back at you :-)

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  5. Fantastic and well done Ro :) read and enjoyed every single blog of urs. Have a fabulous 2013

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  6. Loved your determination. Love that number '31' after 'december'. Great going. I chickened out for similar reasons.. guests at home.. travel... Now I'm inspired. 52 posts is so doable. Hope you have a super 2013.

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    1. Happy new year - hoping to see 52 posts on your blog in 2013.

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  7. Anonymous2:29 pm

    Happy new year Rohini. To you, the bachchas and the hubby. Have loved for posts for a long, long time. Have delurked sometimes and at other times just nodded my head as I read you.

    Wishing you many more fun and safe road trips with the kiddos in 2013. My hubby and I chuckled when I narrated your daughter kicking the back of your hubby's seat on your recent road trip. We wondered if that is why you drove and whether you strategically placed her behind the passenger seat:-) It's something I would've done as V is a huge kicker and has always been.

    Cheers!
    Deepa

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    1. LOL, no. As per the safety guidelines I read somewhere, the car seat should be behind the passenger seat. Also, it allows me to communicate with her when I am driving around with just her. Not that I am complaining :-p

      Happy new year to you and yours.

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  8. Awesome! Congratulations and good luck on the 52!

    Happy New Year to you, Jai, Angel and the children.... May you see happier and healthier days this year! And of course, more interesting things that you can write and we can read about....

    Love this space of yours, and I honestly have missed it in all those months you stayed away from here!!

    Hugs...

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    1. Happy new year to all of you, Sai! You are moving this year, right? All the best with that.

      Thanks so much for all the positive vibes. :-)

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    2. Yes... Dubai in April... But in the world that you and I seem to share... guess it makes no difference at all!!!

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  9. Anonymous7:22 am

    Yay! Looking forward reading your 52 posts in 2013.
    Happy New Year. K

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  10. Woohooo..congrats :)

    Happy new year

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  11. Anonymous9:18 am

    A very happy new year to you Rohini.. Love your blog

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  12. yay! Superb Commitment and Discipline - HNY to you and yours

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  13. See more of you in the 52!

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  14. [K/ R's Mom/ Anon/ AA_Mom] Thanks. And happy new year to you and yours.

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  15. Anonymous10:01 pm

    Pls continue Ro. Your posts are so honest and non-airbrushed, they are completely relate-able.

    (You can see how enthu I am about them, I have often commented multiple times ;))

    Chox

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  16. Way to go Ro...enjoyed reading every bit of all the posts as always...
    And yes, am catching up on older posts, as I am just back from my vacation.
    Great to read about the successful road trip. Congratulations on that....
    Now I'll get back to reading the rest and comment appropriately and yes, keep the writing going on.
    Wishing you a very happy new year.

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