Its been more than two years of blogging and 400 posts. I remember starting off inspired by Akbar's blog. To start with, I would write every once in a way. The frequency of the posts slowly increased. I had much more to say. I began enjoying the process thoroughly. Blogging was my manna for the day.
I was going through some of my older posts. I noticed that along with the frequency of posting, the average length of my posts has also gone up. Here's a link to my first post which is incidentally about ten years with kidney disease. Those ten years have now become twelve and a half!
No great surprise - my favorite posts are centered around my favorite things.
At one point I started a series on food. The posts mostly started with "In search of the perfect" and described a particular dish. I loved doing these posts! Unfortunately, I have exhausted the list of my favorite foods.
Then there were the series of posts on the story of my life. I eventually gathered all the links and put them on the top right corner of the page. These posts helped me describe the major events in my life.
I loved doing the posts on funny, little incidents in everyday life. My brother complains that I haven't done this kind of post in a long, long time. But then that's how this is. Nothing terribly funny has happened recently! You can read some of those posts here, here, here and here.
I have always enjoyed reading comments to the posts. Comments on the post reinforce the fact that there are people who are reading the blog and are reacting to it. I have received a few nasty comments but by and large, they have been encouraging and warm. The post about a family game attracted the most comments (10) followed by the story of my diagnosis with CKD up to the transplant (8).
What makes me blog? What is it about blogging that I like so much? For one, I love to write. I love to put my thoughts on paper (or keyboard!). But what really keeps me going is you, dear reader, who have kept reading this blog! I really thank you from the bottom of my heart for this!