A Yearly Round Up

A round up of this year’s activities in my blog, because I did a lot than the previous year and I am really glad about it. In fact there are a few more friends of mine who know about this blog than last year and for me that isn’t a small thing. I still don’t want it to be known to my colleagues though. I am still not comfortable revealing my real name, which I sometimes feel that I should do, but I haven’t reached there yet. I am still content with my mask on and the real me is more boring than the virtual me.

So here we go.

I started participating in Steve’s Music Mix / Cosmic Musicology as it is called now, from Feb 03, 2014. Here is my first post. Since then I am a regular for that game. I listen to enough music to play and to use the songs as answers. Just check it out. Its real fun and you are most welcome to join. Thanks Steve for that brilliant idea and I am really sorry I still couldn’t get some good questions for that game.

Started participating in the Stream of Consciousness Saturday post, hosted by Linda, from Mar, 1, 2014 and have continued since then, because it is pure fun and its interesting to see how different people interpret the same prompt and also how people from different parts of the world think and post alike for a given prompt. I am no writer, but am glad to take part in this prompt. Thanks Linda for this wonderful idea and hope to have the same fun in 2015 too. She is also starting a Just Jot It January, if anyone is interested. I am planning to take part, but am not very sure.

Did two mini series this year on my own, just for the heck of it 🙂 One was about the way I got introduced to various genres of the books (which still needs a lot to be covered, but then didn’t want it to be too long a series) and was named Portable Magic and the other one was about my love for beaches and about the various beaches I have been to and my jog through the memory lane which was called Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses.

I did cross 1000 followers this year, Yay!!! and started following some awesome bloggers too. I follow some on Bloglovin’ too. As usual the top 5 posts are related to the Weekly Photography Challenge but this year, the ‘Minimalist‘ Photographs I posted, scored me a lot of comments. I was very happy to see that my favorite photograph was appreciated by all. ‘Baralikadu‘ still seems to be the top search term in my blog (guess no one else wrote about that small quaint eco tourism place) which is followed if not closely by ‘beer shampoo‘ (urgh, I still feel the smell of it) and Chotta Bheem (I ain’t fond of him and his group, even now)

So that is it. I am sure I might have missed a few details here and there, but these are the big ones. Its been an awesome and fun year with respect to blogging and wish the same for 2015 too.


Weird search terms

I don’t have many searches that lead to my blog posts according to my status page. Except for a handful of them, the prominent being my Baralikadu EcoTourism spot in my home town which gets searches in Tamil so it always shows as encrypted search terms, the rest are for songs mostly. But recently ever since I blogged about that ‘Beer Shampoo‘ (yuck!!!) I am getting search terms related to that too. But today I found a weird search. ‘Bear Shampoo’ – For the record I did not use anything like that. Hell, I don’t even know if there is any thing like it. Isn’t it illegal ? Nope, not in this blog. Irrespective of the fact that I am a vegetarian, I wouldn’t even out of utmost curiosity try something like a bear shampoo even if it was advertised. Not my thing.

The second is a little better than the first one. Among the superheroes, I like batman. And the only way he flies , as far as I know, is using his batmobile. So there is nothing to learn there (except may be to operate that vehicle). Other than that I guess all other superheroes (the ones I know of) didn’t learn to fly, it is part of their superpower isn’t. So I did not blog about it at all. But, I did blog about the song ‘Superheroes‘ by ‘The Script’ which I guess is the culprit. I feel really bad for those people to check out my posts just to see it ain’t that interesting at all. OK, the beer shampoo can be a little interesting if you like the smell of beer on someone’s hair, but definitely not the bear shampoo, that’s for sure.


Now that I have blogged about these search terms, next time some one searches for it, there will be two posts listed for the same term is it ?