I am happy to announce that I have just completed posting 'My 800th article' to my blog – Raghu’s column! After I posted my first article to this blog site on 20th April 2009, I sent an email to my family, friends and relatives as follows: “Hi! Everyone, I have just started blogging under the title: ‘Raghu’s column!’ I strongly wish and hope I would find time to contribute regularly to this column on wide ranging topics: My views, memoirs, parties, forthcoming events, local issues / news, family announcements and many more topics. Please visit http://srisrilara.blogspot.in/ from time to time, please read my articles and post your comments for me and others to benefit”.
At the time when I began blogging, I never thought I would reach a figure of 800 blog posts. As events came up and ideas, thoughts and memories sprang to my mind I kept writing as and when possible and in these 5 years, to be precise in 62 months and 19 days, I have posted 800 articles with well over 6,000 photographs.
My youngest son, Srinath is abroad in UK since six years, my eldest son, Srikanth is in Bangalore since two years and my nephew, Dr. Uday Bhasker is away from home since several years in Pune, Delhi, Lucknow, Saudi Arabia for six years and now in New Zealand and similarly a number of my friends, relatives and ex-colleagues who are all far away are very happy to read my posts on current events of Hyderabad and those concerning me and our family. And the blog is serving as a ready reckoner for me, our family and friends over various subjects related to us and I presume it is helping a large number of other visitors reaching my blog in search of information.
I wish to continue blogging as long as possible, as I am thoroughly enjoying this hobby.
With a modest number of registered followers but a very large number of unregistered regular followers and hundreds of random visitors to my blog there have been 8,25,509 page views so far, from every nook and corner of the world, as you can see in the blogger statistics I have provided below. Actual page views are more than double or treble of 8,25,509! because many computers these days have complex firewall protection which do not allow Blogger to register their page views.
Here are pictorial glimpses of my blog statistics and my 800-blog posts: