My Best Blogging Achievement

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Simonne asks ‘What is your best blogging achievement?” in the writing project she is hosting! How can I call any one of the milestones as my best blogging achievement ever? Each of the events has stood out bigger and better than the ones before and left me completely in awe! There were times when I was not getting a single comment on my posts and was overjoyed at getting my first comment from Grace of NeonScent! Since then, I have been showered with so many friendships, so many comments and so much support that I can’t even begin to count!

Looking back at some of the events, I wonder, could my first guest post at freshblogger, when I was still a “new kid on the block”, be counted as my biggest achievement? Or was it when I got tagged with my first meme? I was really happy to be tagged by Kim and it meant I had gained someone’s attention and they thought my blog worthy of including. Then I got showered with tons of awards which put me on cloud nine! All of this encouraged me to gather some courage and even participate in a contest (albeit at the last minute, because being that I am a bit reserved and shy, almost to the point of being called an introvert and I think like a million times before participating) in which I ended up as one of the runners-up and also won me a text-link at the contest site!

It was during one of these days that I had commented on a post when Darren told me he had subscribed to my RSS feed… Now that was a huge thing for me if you remember and I couldn’t contain my happiness. Could that be considered my biggest achievement? Or when Andy Beard dugg my article on male-female ratios of 50 most influential blogs ? and Darren stumbled it?

OR should I consider my latest post on Best 101 Lists as one of my best achievements when it got popular on StumbleUpon, Digg, Delicious as well as Mixx – all at the same time, bringing me tons of backlinks, more than 12,000 visitors all in a short amount of time and the technorati rank in the top 10K?

Interesting Observations on Technorati

So, I don’t think I can call any one of these as my best blogging achievement! Each one of the above listed events was an achievement in itself and brought immense satisfaction and joy. But all of these achievements had one and only one aspect in common, and that is the people, who either came to comment on this blog, or subscribed, and slowly became cherished friends!

And, even though it is becoming more and more difficult to keep up with writing every day during holidays, shorter days of winter and amidst other life obligations, I am having the best of time doing it. I love the fact that I can talk to people with different backgrounds and cultures all over the world. And THAT I think is my best blogging achievement.

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34 Responses to “ My Best Blogging Achievement ”

  1. So many wonderful milestones and it is good that you remember and enjoy them all! I enjoy your blog and it is obvious that you put a huge amount of effort into it, so all the praise is well deserved!

  2. Pearl,

    You’ve had some wonderful moments, but I like what you’ve concluded with – and that IS the true essence of blogging achievement… the people you meet, the relationships you form and the community you build.

    Keep up the great work :)

  3. Thank you so much for taking time to participate in my group writing project. I still remember those days when I discovered your blog, and I felt like commenting on it, although it was on blogger, which makes commenting annoying.

  4. Your best achievement, my dear pearl is simply being yourself. Do you know how many bloggers fail at this test? You are fortunate to know people with true hearts, maybe because your heart is true. You readers – sometimes I am moved by their comments and I follow their links, are twin souls echoing from the distance. :)

  5. Just here to echo some lovely sentiments about you! :) Thanks so much for the link! I had fun checking back at some of your earlier achievements and awards! I didn’t realize you were so relatively new to blogging. I just assumed you had been around for years since you have such a great quality blog.

  6. Diane, Meg, Mig, teeni – you gals are awesome, you know? :) thank you so much for the support and encouraging comments… this is honestly true, I do feel blessed to be surrounded by so many generous souls… you continue to bring me tremendous joy! tc and stay in touch

    Simonne: I wanted to mention many other instances, like about the time when I was so sad that no one was commenting and you told me about Vivien’s inspiration project! thank you for always helping me out!

  7. teeni…yes, I feel like I’ve been around for years ;) its funny, every social networking site I join, there are these familiar faces all around that you instantly start feeling like a family! I’m having a blast!

  8. Congratulations to you Pearl…..
    you should be very proud of your achievements and success in such a short time :=X

  9. That’s a big list of really neat things. You’ve done well pearl!

    I know that I’ve really enjoyed the various people who I have met through blogging, and that is what really keeps me going. I like seeing the familiar faces coming back.

    Thanks for being one of those people pear!

  10. thanks Kim :) It does make me feel good, but couldn’t do it without you guys!

  11. Seeing all you have done in such a short time really looks impressive, please don’t go away or start slacking now :)

  12. hey Mike… thanks! you know the feeling is mutual!

    Ultimately, we all keep blogging because of the connections we’ve made and so enjoy… and THAT is whats important!

  13. ahh Vagner … thanks and welcome! I can’t even if sometimes I want to :)

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  17. Ahh . . .Pearl! You made me almost cry. . .
    I’m very glad to be linked to in your list of friends and I was very happy to help and see you continue to succeed!

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  18. thank you Mel :)

    Glenn: Oh shucks! didn’t mean to!! :) thank you very much for all the support! I’m working on a post about that… will publish either today or tomorrow…

  19. Hi Pearl! I have tagged you for a stress-free and easy meme. I hope you can participate! I’d love to see what you come up with. ;)

  20. Wow Pearl! What great achievements. And what a profound effect you have had on the blogosphere. :-)

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  22. Hi,

    Your site is one of my favorites seen around blog explosion. Keep up the good work.
    I enjoy reading your blog. It is great to find someone who can find the fun things in life!

    I wish you all the best in all years.

    Please take a look at my websites as well. I look forward to developing a friendship and networking with you. Let me know if there is something I can do to assist you with your business.

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  23. Hey teeni… sorry for the late response, been awfully busy lately! thank you so much for tagging me, although can’t promise when :) hope thats okay!

  24. @Aruni… its been wonderful!! profound effect?! naaah its nothing like that… its just that I’ve been really fortunate to have met a lot of people with generous and loving hearts! they’ve been very very helpful in bringing this blog where it is today!! :) thanks for stopping by…

    PS: hey, I joined you on facebook yesterday ;)

  25. Pearl, those are some big accomplishments you’ve listed. Memories of the early milestones will always stay with you.

    @ Meg, …and out of the communities we build, who can anticipate the new ideas that will spring forth?

  26. Hi Aaron: welcome! yes, I never imagined some of what happened here, and none of it would be possible without the good people :) tc and kit

  27. no pressure on the tag, Pearl. I just knew I’d be interested in what you came up with. But never any pressure from me on these things. If they can’t be fun then they are not worth doing. ;)

  28. It does come down to meeting others…you really have done a lot with your blog. And even thought I don’t comment as much, I do have you on my feed!
    Good luck in the contest.

  29. thank you teeni :) tc and kit

    Jenny: thank you for staying with me all this time…. and thanks for the wishes (and voting for me) …. hope to see you here more often :) its always great to hear from you! tc and kit

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  31. Your continual progressive climb upwards is the marker to the hard efforts you put forth Pearl. You keep it real, and it shows.

    To have Darren subscribe to your RSS and even stumble your posts is a very enviable position to be in, but he wouldn’t be doing so if you weren’t worthy. It’s very high praise for someone very derserving :-)

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  33. Hey Deborah… you have been very supportive of my efforts and thats the reason I was able to continue too – so thank you for being there :)

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