Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chitchatcrossroads - One year old :):)

A milestone achieved and thanks to all my friends for the encouragement and the support. A big thanks to my fellow contributors for helping achieve this milestone. It is hard to believe that a year has passed since we started our blog. I still recall the healthy debate among the family members regarding the title of the blog, the contents etc etc. And 'Chitchatcrossroads' was chosen unanimously as ours was not an exclusive food blog and the title should truly relate to the contents published.

 My first blog was about my travel experience to the US, which was a true episode translated into words.  This ordeal  might have been experienced by many like me and it is to the individual to tackle the situation and come out of it.   Although I have made many trips to US since, this ordeal remains and would live with me throughout.  Again, the 'Lone Daniya' was about the whole and sole daniya (cilantro)  which sprung out, just to encourage me and indeed that was my hand in gardening for the first time too. Gardening is not as simple as just planting a sapling.  It requires the care and love almost as raising a child.  This Lone daniya made me develop a beautiful indoor garden with about 20 plants adorning my drawing room.  My other blog "Ignorance is a bliss" evoked much response as much as 'Platform No.1'.   Very often we come across people who play a small role in our moving life and ever remain there, thus making a dent in our hearts.  Thus, was this boy selling 'chai' in the Egmore station who I might not meet again, but he has carved a place in my thoughts and reached you all too. 

Small poems like the 'LIMIT' and the 'Forget not' were liked by many and happy that it reached out to their hearts. Children, unaware of the parents' feelings, does not often communicate and keeps them under suspense.   Those 'two minute' talk or chat would do wonders in their parents' lives.  'Specatular spectacles' and 'Gold facial' brought a smile into many and I personally enjoyed writing my experience at the parlour :) There are times in our lives which brings some sunshine to the routine life.  Very often, these are embedded in our daily lives and there is no need to go and look out for those moments, they always exist  around us and it is for the individual to watch out for those  and enjoy them thoroughtly.

'Sun lover' too was a true experience of the loneliness felt with the weather change.  This is quite prominent in the Western countries where there are distinct climate changes.  Weather plays an important role in our psyche.  Summer and spring brings in cheers and winters bring in solitude alongwith it. It is upto the individual to put on a brave front and overcome any anxiety associated.

As  my children are not  very conversant in their mother tongue  and that made me write 'Mother tongue=Native language=???' which was chosen as the 'Tangy Tuesday pick' by Blogadda.com.  Many of my frends were able to relate themselves to the story of 'My friend Kamala' and am sure there is a Kamala in most of our lives. 'Advertisement and the wonder years' brought back nostalgic memories to many  of us as we all reach out to ads and simply love them. My bloglist would not be complete if I do not mention about the four parts on 'Pranayamam and its benefits' by my husband which I hope would have benefitted many of my blogger friends.

When it came to the recipes, most of them were home cooked on a routine basis, but some were delicacies and it is a norm now to ask my children if they had clicked enough of the  new dishes they prepare :):)Learning the art of perfect photography too, thanks to blogging again.

That was a short glimpse of our journey of 365 days. Of course, acquired tons of friends during the journey and now blogging has become a daily feature in our lives.  This has gone to such an extent that if I do not get a comment from a regular visitor, I start wondering what is happening and  why they have not commented:):)

Happy Blogging!!!!!!!!
"A milestone passed, new things begun, dreams as shining as the sun, a goal achieved, a victory won!!!!! - Unknown

47 comments:

  1. Happy Blog Anniversary!
    Wish you many more successful milestones ahead :)

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  2. Congrats for this wonderful milestone ..its really a long n fruitful journey ...i would appreciate if u could link the highlighted red text to read more ...ALL THE BEST

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  3. Congratulations on your milestone. Wish you more and more success in future blogging.

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  4. congrats on your blog baby's birth day.Wishing many more post to come. Enjoy the day.

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  5. Dear, Congrats on your first blog Anniversary. You know what? I started my blog last year on the same day:-)

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  6. congs for the year pssed of ur blog wonderful space i think i am ist time here i saw ur cooment on my blog do keep visiting

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  7. Congrats on your achievement dear..wish you many many more such milestones..keep rocking!

    US Masala

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  8. Thank you Uma, Umm Mymoonah,Swathi, Rachana Neethubala and Santosh Bangar for your wishes. Thanks Satya for ur suggestion and I have linked all the said posts.

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  9. Congrats and happy blog anniversary, wishing u many more beautiful years in this blogsphere..

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  10. Kudos! I am happy to be a part of your celebrations..... May God Bless u with all happiness & prosperity...... May your sweet blog grow by leaps & bounds..... Hugs))))

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  11. Congrats on your milestone....this is a beautiful blog....

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  12. Congrats on the Great MileStone...Waiting for more from U...Keep up with the good work..

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  13. Congratulations Chitchat!!! Best wishes for many many more to come....

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  14. Congrats on your milestone...

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  15. Congrats on completing one year, wishing you many more successful years ahead..keep rocking...

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  16. Congratulations !!!Keep up the great work :-)

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  17. Dear Ms. Chitchat...CONGRATULATIONS....Happy Blog anniversary..I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all ur posts. Looking forward to many more...Can't believe its been a year old already.

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  18. COngratulations on your 1st blog anniversary.LOve to read your posts as they are always unique,useful and very inspiring.Wish to many see many see more such wonderful years of blogging from you.

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  19. Congratulations on your 1st blog anniversary, Ms. Chitchat :) Love your space..

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  20. Congrats on 1st blog anniversary..keep rocking!!

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  21. Congrats! I am sure you will have many more great moments with the blog.Good Luck!

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  22. Congrats on your anniversary.This is an awesome blog. It was fulfilling in all aspects. Eagerly awaiting for many more to come.

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  23. congrats on your blog birth day.Wishing many more post to come. Enjoy the day

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  24. Congratulations !! Keep rocking more :)

    Lavanya

    www.lavsblog.com

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  25. A fitting blogoversary post and that too the whole in a nut shell. I will be digging your archives when i find time, and hope to be a regular here. congratulations and don't restrict yourself to food blogs. Your thoughts on the egmore chai boy was touching.

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  26. congrats- and what a versatile blogger you are- will come back to read more- keep it up!

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  27. Congratulations! Watiting to read many many more posts during the many many coming years, Chitchat!

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  28. Hey Congrats for the anniversary!! It's my first time here and I'm loving it. I'm following you as well :)

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  29. Congrats dear...

    Fantastic space you have with interesting collections...happy blogging..

    Tasty Appetite

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  30. congrats on your blog anniversary dear.....

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  31. congrats for completing a year, its a milestone achieved and thanks for stopping by blog and for your kind words of appreciation, glad to be here too :)

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  32. U rock dear.. .out here....
    COngratulations on 1 yr completion..

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  33. Congrats! Wishing many more milestones.

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  34. Congrats Dear!All those posts you mentioned were sure a great read.

    There is an award for u in my blog.Kindly collect it..

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  35. congrats dear... always love your site dear... visit my site whenever..

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  36. an award for you
    http://eatvegetarianbehealthy.blogspot.com/2010/10/two-at-time.html

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  37. Very well written, though I have not yet read your other posts, this being my first visit. Would be coming more often.

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