10,000 Hits : Taking My Bows !

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by Sakhi

Dear Reader,

Thank You! These are the two words I can manage to say at this moment. WAIT ! Let me catch my breath and calm my heart. Oh My God! What a heady moment it is. Today some 2600 followers and nearly two months later, I got my 10,000 hits. I got them and let me tell you, I never thought I will. The day I started to write, it seemed like a summit of The Himalayas. A journey I thought I will make in at least a year, or maybe more. I never ever imagined in my wildest of dreams that I will make it. It’s thrilling, exhilarating, euphoric.

If anyone is thinking that I have used some kinda voodoo, then I must say you caught me red handed. I have used a very powerful magic, and that is my beloved father’s blessings. They are with me, guiding me, bringing me to people that would enrich my life with their presence. I know this wasn’t possible without his Midas Touch.

But let me tell you all, it’s not my achievement but your love that brought me this far. If you all hadn’t deemed me worthy and taken the time to visit, read, like, comment, reblog, I wouldn’t have made it this far. It is your support that made a girl like me, who just wrote on losing pieces of scattered paper, collect her wits and pen down something worthy enough for you to read. I am not alone in this journey, some people were there like my constant support. Without them, QuillnParchment might never have happened. It has reached here because of them.

The first one is my friend Sri Satya, you was the one who saw me in darkness, I always tell him that he is the ink in my pen. He inspired me so much, pushed me, pestered me constantly to break my barriers and start a blog. He has been my beta reader ever since, every piece I write, I show to him first, and he despite not being of this field of writing gives me the best feedback. I know that when he decides to write, he will give me a run for my money.

Next is Chiradeep Patra, who is the most humble and helpful person I have met so far in my life. He is an inspiration in every way, and he has played the role of a mentor/godfather to me. He was the one who saw me as a diamond in the coal mine and polished my slowly to make me shine. Today I have his hand on my back as a buck up, and he is my best critic. When he compliments my write ups, I find them worthy. He has a very impactful and noble webzine of his own, works for an NGO, and has a big family and friends, yet he always managed to find time for me.

Next, I would like to give credit to Kalpana, my fabulous writer friend from Belgium, mum, a wife and an amazing person. She has been kind enough to be an Author on my site and helps me keep it up with her excellent articles. I can’t forget to thank Miss Roberta Pimentel, who has a very successful blog of her own but is polite enough to read and reply to all comments. She was kind enough to accept me as a guest writer on her blog, giving me an instant leg up. She wrote one brilliant post in Quill and proved that the greater you get, the more humility you show to other who are still learning to walk.

I would take this opportunity to mention and thank few of my most loyal commenters, Eugenia, She leaves most heartfelt comments. Marshall W Thompson, SR, his comments make you feel connected to him and leave you with a smile. And Miriam Hurdle, her comments have a loving relativity, I feel I know her from before. The best thing I found about blogging is the brilliance of Guest Post. It helped me grow a lot. Last but not the least is Shiva Malekopnath, who has a splendid blog and has a keen eye for music.

The best thing I found about blogging is the brilliance of Guest Post. It helped me grow a lot.I found it is the best way to help each other in the best possible way, giving each other a helping hand, giving that slight nudge up the ladder. Bloggers are great people, they are always eager to help, to advise, to counsel. I love to be a part of this awesome community. It has a Utopia kinda feel, where all live and let live in perfect harmony.

I write daily, sometimes twice daily. There are times when I am unwell or got Writer’s Block and not able to write, but I try to be as regular as possible. Soon I will be bringing Hindi Poetry and Short Stories to my blog too. I hope you all will keep showering me with your love and blessing like you have been doing until now. With your support I see myself making the One Lac hits posts in the near future 🙂 Hope you people make this dream come true as I keep working towards trying to bring better and best write ups to you.

Thank You !!!

Warm Regards

Sakhi

A 1000 Followers !

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Dear Fellow Bloggers,

What an overwhelming moment this is. WOW !!! I am not amazed at my achievement, but I am amazed at the support given by you all. I wanna take this opportunity to thank you all. Each and every follower is valued and treasured. I loved to read all your posts in my readers feed friends.

I still remember that I made this blog almost a month ago. I was so unsure of myself that day. I had the fear of failure in my heart but despite all my inhibitions I started it and wrote few posts on my friend’s insistence. He encouraged and inspired me in the best way possible, pushing me towards my goal. Telling me you are writing for no one but yourself. Then was the hope that I might be accepted by fellow bloggers and the fear that I might be ignored by them all. But you all proved me wrong, you all proved that all my fears were unfounded and I am so thankful to you all friends.

I wanna thank my very first follower, dirtyscifibuddha. He saw me when I was invisible and that one first follow gave me the first ray of hope that I might make it. The next person I wanna thank is dewdandelion, my friend, my most loyal follower, my most avid reader, the one who has liked all my posts and commented on them all. One more very big thank you is for candlesonline, the blog which gave me my very first platform to showcase my work. It is the first place where I truly understood the power of writing and the influence it has on readers as well as writers. It is a most humble and helpful blog, doing its work every day without fail, and irrespective of likes and comments. It is the only blog that gave me the confidence that yes, I can write and I can make my thoughts reach out to many. One more very special blog I wanna thank is promptlings for it was the first blog to reblog a post of mine. It is a beautiful blog and worth a visit. Next is fabwritings, I am thankful to this blog for giving me my very first comment. Last but not the least is theshivasponder, for the man behind this blog is awesome. He makes beautiful comments. He told me that each like feels like a feather in my cap and each comment is like a medal on my chest. So true, truly each like I get feels like a pat on my back and each comment is like a jewel in my crown.

My heartiest Thank you to all my followers, likers, commenters, rebloggers and readers. I have just begun my journey and I need your support for long time to come.Please keep visiting QUILLNPARCHMENT and keep showering your love on me. Each comment is welcome and cherished, even if it has come criticism as every blogger needs critics who can tell him/her what is amiss from their posts. One last thing friends, I know sometimes I get delayed in replying to your comments, please don’t feel hurt or offended. I have a family, I am active socially on FB too and I am trying to write new posts for you to read every day while at the same time I am trying to write a fiction that can help me make a name for myself in the literary world. So I get a little pressed for time, but your comments are my priority, I might be late in replying but I will reply for sure, just bare with me.

Thank you all

Warm regards to you all

Sakhi

PS : This achievement is my beloved father’s blessing, he blessed it with a very special I made on him, my very first post. It is the most liked, the most commented and most famous post of QUILLNPARCHMENT. The Tale Spinner  Do take the time to read it. It is the one post I am most proud to have penned.