And this one marks the century!

You read it right! This post marks the 100th post on my blog! 100th post and I wanna make it special. But I don’t know what to write. It has been almost 3 years since I started this blog. But I did not write much in the initial days. This blog started as an assignment.So after that was over I kinda stopped writing here. And then some day all of a sudden I started writing here. And now this is where it has come. I don’t have much of a story to tell on how this blog started as there is no much of a story. But I could tell you few milestones about my writing and the blog journey till today. Well a 100 milestones on the 100th post sounds cool. But I don’t think I have 100 milestones to tell you about the blog. So lets see how many things I can tell you.

1. I don’t exactly remember when I started writing stuff. The earliest I can remember is a poem I wrote. It was called “Who paints the flowers?”. And the best part was that it was published! Little me was so happy to see my poem and my name in the newspaper. I still have a copy of it somewhere in the house.

2. Then as the years passed I kinda stopped writing. There were a thousand and one stories in my head. But I did not put any into writing. Ah! The world has lost so many great stories. I am damn sure I’d have been signing autographs now if I’d written all those. Reema Michelle D’souza would be the most famous name in the world.
P.S.: I love my full name!

3. The next poem I remember writing was “Stranded”. I was sad that my best friend from school had shifted to a different place. I was so lonely. Not that I didn’t have any friends, but she was my bestie! The story that follows is awesome. It is the reason I started writing more.I scribbled this poem on a sheet of paper and kept it in my Physics text book which I lent to one of my friends. And in all excitement to study, the book was opened in the van and there the paper in which I’d scribbled fell out. And then everyone around read it and liked it. And I didn’t know whether I was supposed to be happy or sad. Confused me!

4. Then no writing till the end of 2nd year of PUC (Class 12). After all those dreaded board exams (I’d rather call them bored exams) and those hideous entrance exams, that spark of writing was rekindled. And I wrote a poem dedicated to my dad.

5. Then started my blog. Actually this wasn’t the blog I’d created then. But it was a blog for an assignment.I wrote something and submitted and then all was forgotten.

6. The writer within me wanted to come out. So then started those notes on Facebook on which I’d tag everyone I thought would read. And I was pretty pleased with myself.

7. Next I started writing for all those sites which asked for poems and articles- Campus Writing, Let the good times roll, Voicesnet and the like. I wrote and wrote.

8. I then started sharing my opinions on The Teenager Today- a teenagers magazine.

9. And then finally I started this blog. But I just posted some poems which I’d written before and forgot about it.

10. Then WriterBabu happened. I wrote and wrote and shared the links of the things I’d posted there to my friends.

11. Then somehow (I still dunno how) I came back to my blog. Joined all the blogging sites! I saw an increase in the number of views-finally!

12. And then there came a time when I was on the editorial boards of all possible editorial boards in college. (I still am in some of those).

13. Some of my stuff started getting published in print and I was glad! Super duper happy! Newspaper, Magazines, College magazines!

14. Then my posts started getting WOWed and started getting picked as Tangy Tuesday and Spicy Saturday Picks. I also got a Liebster Award!

15. And the big one came just a few days ago when the page views on my blog crossed 10,000.

Wow! What a journey it has been. From not writing at all, today I have come to the state where if I don’t write something at least once a week I feel sick. This blog has now become an inseparable part of me. It wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for you my dear fellow bloggers and readers. I have grown with this blog. From writing not so good poems to writing great poems, attempting to write new sort of things I have come a long way. And I want this to continue till my last breath. Yeah, my last wish would be to write a post “Bye World I am dying! I’ll see you soon from heaven”, hit publish and then die.And till then I want to write as much as I can and I know that I will. I have this confidence because I have lovely readers like you all who keep reading my blog and ask me what’s wrong if I don’t write something for long. That is what keeps me going and it always will.

Keep reading and I promise to keep writing till my last breath.

Keep smiling.

Lots of love,

Reema Michelle D’souza ๐Ÿ™‚

26 Comments Add yours

  1. hey congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚ it is a big achievement and veryy well written ๐Ÿ™‚ may u touch 10000 mark ๐Ÿ™‚ and even more

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Abhishek ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. nibhz says:

    Congratulations on your 100th post!
    I was nodding my head in agreement for almost every point! I too had joined Campus Writing and WriterBabu but the time My blog gained momentum, I lost track of them! Its been I haven't logged into those accounts!!

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Nibha. I stopped writing on campus writing long time ago. But Writer Babu I was using it till recently.

  3. Congratulations Reema. I'm here to assure, it's not only you who loves writing these posts but we love reading them too! so keep up, I'm always going to look out for your blog posts ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Soumyaa ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm glad to have you read my posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Soumya says:

    Congrats Reema!! You deserve this and more!

    Here is to thousand more posts! Cheers!

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Soumya ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Congratulations Reema ๐Ÿ™‚ That was a long journey and here is to a greater journey ahead ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Swathi ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Anita says:

    Heartiest Congrats, Reema! Cool century!
    Don't think of death! Be full of life & attain many milestones ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. jahid says:

    Congrats for completing your century, Reema ๐Ÿ™‚ nice post to read!!

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. you have all the words wit you.. right now i'm short of words for you.. congratulations! i'm sure we all will be congratulating you many more times..

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you Patrick ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Hey congrats on your 100th post! I'm sure it feels amazing…after going through the entire journey you have narrated here. Great to connect with you…keep blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. reemwrites says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Anmol Rawat says:

    Whoa !!! Congrats ๐Ÿ˜€
    It feels awesome to write the 100the post right? I know the feeling ๐Ÿ˜‰

    "Bye World I am dying! I'll see you soon from heaven"
    Loved it.

    Congrats again and I do hope all your dreams come true and you keep on writing and writing so I'll soon be commenting on your 1000th post ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. reemwrites says:

      Yeah it feels really awesome! And yes I will keep writing. Thanks for the encouragement ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Congrats on 100th post ๐Ÿ™‚ n do remember i need ur autograph some day when that stories in ur head get published ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. reemwrites says:

      Hahahaha… I dunno if they will ever be published. But if they do, then surely I will give you an autograph, provided you give me yours ๐Ÿ˜›

    2. arey i am nt an author to give autographs ๐Ÿ˜€ u r d one ๐Ÿ˜€ i'm ur fan ๐Ÿ˜€

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