The numbers in my WordPress dashboard screamed silently at me, as if they were on the wrong side of a rolled up car window.? I didn’t notice, my mind busy wondering whether I should install the latest WordPress update.? In the short time that I have been using wordpress.org,? it has managed to come up with more updates than even Windows.? Which must be a record.? Is there a curse surrounding all software that begins with “W”?
Then, finally, I saw it – “You have 100 posts..”? my dashboard was saying.? Wow! I had managed to write a hundred posts!
But wait, did that include drafts?? Did that number include scheduled posts, which were mostly posts that were so bad even I couldn’t publish them but didn’t have the heart to delete either?? I quickly checked my sidebar.
Yup.? I had completed a hundred posts, and hadn’t noticed.
So what does one do on completing a hundred posts?
-? If I were playing cricket and had completed a hundred, I know that I should raise my bat as if it were the Olympic torch, and wave to the crowd.? Then, I should look upwards as if expecting rain any moment.? Or a shower of gold coins from the Gods.
-? If I were an old man turning a hundred, I should rummage in my desk drawer to make sure I had written my will and had it witnessed.? Or dance the cha-cha with my walking stick.
-? If I were a painter and had turned a hundred.. scratch that.? Who has ever heard of a painter living to be a hundred?? You are supposed to die young if you are a painter, unless you are the kind who paints walls.
There are no answers, I can see.? Plus, it’s not as if my blog has turned a hundred. (Thank God! How old would that make me?)? My blog has not even turned one. It’s only the posts that have turned a hundred.
Which reminds me that I should stop gloating now.? The credit really belongs to you, readers, for reading my posts and even commenting!? Obviously, I would have closed shop long ago if not for all of you.? So many thanks are in order.? Of course, like all bloggers, I wish more of you would head to the comments section!
By the way, what kind of amazing coincidence is it to find that one’s 100th post is about a sweet dish, and an Indian one at that !?? I mean, I have written only 2 other recipe posts and only one of them is a sweet dish (apple pie).?? I have no explanation, except to think that my blog somehow schemed to make this happen.? I am very glad it did 😀
One final note – all the baseball fans among you are going to sidle up to me and say “The title is not exactly right, madam. “Batting a hundred” means you got only 10% of your hits right, or only 1 hit for every 10 at bat. To get a perfect score, you should be batting a thousand”.
Well, 10% sounds like a good rating for this blog, thank you.? But what makes you think I am talking baseball lingo anyway?? No, no,? I am too desi for that! I don’t speak baseball, I speak cricket.
I am not going to the pavilion any time soon, and thankfully this is not twenty-twenty.
So I’m going to step back and ask you guys – what do you think of this blog?
Specifically, I would like feedback on :
1.? What is your most favorite post on this blog?
2.? What changes would you like in this blog?? (Layout, content, anything)
3.? Could you hop over to the sidebar and answer the poll on what kind of topics you like?? You can click on multiple answers too..