Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Birthday ~ Rendezvous

So here we are, celebrating a 4 year anniversary with blogger. Never thought that what started as college fad would come so far. Many things have changed since then, my location, my appearance, the abysmal writing style. But thankfully the blog somehow sustained. There were some long gaps taken but even when on hiatus my mind was always involved in formulating posts for the blog. So the connection was never really lost. 

In a state of nostalgia I planned to read my old posts. So I started with the first ever post I had written, it was actually an expert from the book I had started to write back then. I had a hard time controlling my laugh while going through the post. It was a very teenage-y kinda write-up. The SMS slang, the overdose of “!” marks and the very naive story. It seemed like a reflection of my life and desires back then. Reading it made me realize how far I have come both in my life and writing skills. It is really amazing how life changes. We make plans for future but sometimes life takes such a turn that those plans remain of no use. I would have never in my wildest dreams imagined that I could stay away from home, cook or take care of my expenses. And back then I would have never believed that I would meet so many new people some amongst who would hold a special place in my heart.

I had always dreamt of having a very versatile blog covering all genes. Nothing too girly and nothing too boring. As far as the content is concerned, I guess I have covered general happenings, my personal stories and observations, sometimes current affairs, photo-posts, the cooking posts. Sometime last year there was this phase of cooking I was going through, Oh-My-God I took pictures and pictures of every dish I cooked (including salads and Maggie) at various stages and posted them on the blog. The picture quality was terrible and the food dreadful. I cringe when I look at those pictures (which I do regularly). I have this thing of goggle-ing my blog on images whenever I am getting bored. All my blog images are displayed without any blockage from office proxy and I love to boast to my colleagues the fact that Google knows me ;)

Coming back to the type of posts. I have always had this huge desire to do a fashion blogger kinda post on Rendezvous. But sadly I have neither the locations nor a sweetheart who would play the cameraman!  Although I did try to do one post long back with the dismal location i.e my PG and Roomate#2 aka Ms G as the Camerawoman read more about her here. The post however became so controversial that it had to be removed for reasons not fit to be disclosed. I did indulge in something remotely similar to an outfit post but it was a featured thing on someone else's blog (Tanvii)

So fashion blogging is number#1 on my blogging wish list. Second would be finding creating a perfect designer title. I am so bored with the current one and the one with my images as background. I am in search of something classy yet chic (and also Piccassa photo editor dump). Thirdly I want to network more which means I am open to writing guest posts (Yeah) and also coming up with a plan of inviting people to write on my blog. Lastly I really want to understand the adsense on blogspot, I mean its been 4 years and I have not earned even a single penny, how the hell does it really work (does it reaaaaaallly work?). Anyhow so this is the business plan for financial year 2014-2015.

Ending this post without a proper thank you would be extremely impolite. A major chunk of the credit for the completion of 4 glorious years of blogging goes to my readers (known and anonymous). You guys are the reason I am still writing. A special thanks to some loyal readers who have bravely withstood to read my initial mind-boggling posts and left sweet comments as encouragement. Some are no longer active on the blogging arena but still I remember them with a smile on my face. Please keep visiting and showering love as you always have.
Lots of Love:

P.S Does anyone have a HTML code which can disable right-click and Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V.?


  1. Hey "S" Blogger,

    First of all, Many Many Happy Returns of the Anniversary Day to your blog “”.

    I know this is a very special day in your life and so it should be. It’s my pleasure to read your blogs since the time I came to know about it. Every topic that you write shows the mature creative writing skills you possess. Moreover, it shows the little child in you (Yeah even I agree that ‘Google’ knows you :-P :-) ). Your opinion and thought process about the variety of topics is appreciable. Thank you for your efforts in sharing your thoughts with the world.

    Wishing you all the very best for your future posts (and your 2014-2015 business plans too ;-) ).

    Keep writing and making other smile :-) :-) :-) :-) with your posts.

    Final ‘4’ words for the blogs ‘4’ th anniversary.
    “Your blog is amazing”

    Have a joyful day Sepo!!

    P.S. : I mentioned your blog link in my first sentence purposefully because it is very special to me!! ;-)

  2. मुझे आपके ब्लॉगों में सदा ही नवीनता और सृजनतत्व दिखे हैं, चार वर्ष की बधाई पर चालीस वर्ष लिखने का हौसला बना रहे आपके अन्दर।

  3. Congratulations Sneha and I still remember how I found you in 2010 and since then, there was no looking back. I was floored by the youthfulness in your unique writing style and it's becoming bigger. I would love to be your guest. Cheerz

  4. Hearty Congratulations Sneha on Rendezvous turning 4!! :)

    This is a wonderful blog and I wish you many more happy years of blogging and may you be successful in every step you take :)

    I'm sorry but I have no idea on the questions you have on adsense and other topics!

    Anyway, keep writing more, it is a pleasure to visit, read and comment on your brilliant pieces of writing! :)

    All the best,
    Sai :)

  5. Congratulations Snehaa !!!!
    4 saal ho bhi gaye, aur dekhiye samay ka pata nahi chalta....!
    All the best for future days sneha....keep writing beautiful posts...!