Wednesday, August 22, 2007

My 100th Post!

I reached my 100th post today and I can hardly believe it. When I first started blogging, which was a little over six months ago, it was only to help the wife with her blog. She was the one who actually got me interested in blogging. She decided to start her own blog one day and I was just helping her with getting it started up and one thing led to another, there I was instead having my own blog titled 'Anything Goes!'

I never thought I would actually go very far with it simply because I didn't see the relevance of blogging (yeah, I was a blog skeptic!). But somewhere down the line, I kinda got pretty interested in blogs and when I actually went out into the blogsphere and started reading all the blogs out there, my interest grew day by day and you might even say I'm a little addicted to blogging (a little? yeah, right! LOL!).

I never really thought I would be able to achieve much postings let alone 100. In fact I never thought that I could stick to blogging for so long. I'm the kind of person who loses interest in things pretty quick. My attention span for things are pretty short (my wife and best buddy can testify to that). And here I am with my 100th post.

When I first created Anything Goes!, I didn't know what to write about. I'm really not very good at writing, so it took a while to figure out what I wanted my blog to be like. Being a newbie back then I wanted everything in my blog, all the widgets I could find out there, all the ads I could get out there, all the buttons and links I could source out there, I wanted it all on my blog and I did have it all on my blog for quite awhile. Boy, did my blog look pathetic (those of you who knew me from way back then could probably remember how unsightly my blog looked). I registered for all kinds of stuff out there that I have no idea what some of them are today. Caught up in all the excitement of blogging, I wanted everything but I really had no identity and character.

Eventually I decided that I want Anything Goes! to be about me, the things that happen or has happened around me, my family, my life, my friends, my experiences, my work, simple stuff like that. I wanted a little bit of lightheartedness in it. Nothing serious (the world is serious enough as it is). Something that represents my very character, the happy-go-lucky-no-cares-in-the-world kinda person. So, off went all the unnecessary widgets, all the ads, all the useless other gimmicky stuff. I dabbled in learning a little html editing to give the layout a little more personal look and feel (still not satisfied with it but it will do for now). With that came about a more defined direction for my blog.

I've posted so many articles that I can't even remember some of them (I seriously just had to go and take a quick surf down the memory lane of my archive just to recall some of the posts I've done). I've had posts bitching about my neanderthal neighbour, my pain in the you know where clients, my favourite football team, my gorgeous beloved wifes cooking :) right up to my hair, my barber and even my ghostly encounters (which reminds me, Gypsy, Wolfgang & Cindy, my next post will be about my other eerie encounters).

Along the way, I've received numerous awards (some of which I don't think I deserve) from some good bloggers out there, who would always have a kind comment or two for every post that I put out. This is where I was also introduced to the tag revolution (before this I didn't know what the heck a meme tag was). I've been tagged for so many things that I've had to create tag marathon postings just to keep up with the tags ... LOL! I'm not really a huge fan of meme's but I enjoyed doing it all the same, some were fun, some were downright easy, some needed a little rocket science knowhow and some (well one anyway) I just plain screwed up all on my own with my stupidity! I've even received a million bucks for goodness sake ... hehehe ... (how I wish).

So, six months down the road I've hit 100, I'm not sure if I'll hit 200 but judging from the way things are going and unless I totally have nothing else to ever say again (highly unlikely for a blabbermouth like me) I guess hitting the 200 mark shouldn't be too much of a problem ... LOL! So, to all you bloggers out there who have supported me with your visits, kind words, lovely awards and just plain being interested in what I have to say, I must say a big warm thank you to all you guys and gals for helping me make it this far!

And to my beloved gorgeous bombshell of a wife, who got me into this blogging thing in the first place, this is all your fault! LOL!

43 comments:

  1. Hey congrats on your 100th post. Looking forward to your 101st, 102nd, 103rd, 104th postings!!! Just a word of advice, don't let the 'perasan nyonya' derail you... wahahaha..

    Keep it up! One of the best blogs around:D

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  2. Applause!Applause!! I've another 20 to go before I reach 100... maybe I'll throw a party and paint the town red!! 'Perasan nyonya???' Saper tu... hehehe (Busy body la me)

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  3. Congrats on reaching 100! I'm looking forward to your next bunch :)

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  4. Sweetiepie, thanx:) Oh, there definitely will be a 101st posting ... hehehe ... Oh, I know how to handle 'perasan nyonya' la, you don't worry ... LOL! One of the best blogs around? You sure don't visit too many other blogs do you ... hahahaha

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  5. Nessa, am I invited to that party? I got loads of red paint in my office ... LOL! And don't worry, before you know it, you'll be at your 200th posting :) As for 'perasan nyonya', well, maybe you'll get lucky and I'll make a post out of it one day :D

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  6. Jason, thanx. It will be awhile before I reach that next bunch of postings but then again, with blabbermouths like me you can never tell :)

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  7. wow, you are really cool man, and so are your posts, happy 100th post, wishing you more success in blogging, keep up the good job^&^

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  8. A hundred posts! Congratulations! You sure can yakk! :D

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  9. Hi Nick! CONGRATS on your 100th post. I LOVE Anything Goes, here's hoping you'll reach that 200th mark really soon. Keep up the excellent job! :):):)

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  10. "Nick Phillips,
    Hey buddy, congrats on hitting the big 100! It’s gonna be awhile before I get anywhere close to that number.
    Here’s looking to that big 1000th posting !!
    Jul 19, 9:09 PM"

    Well it took you about a month, but I knew when you said the quote above that you would without a doubt reach 100 posts! I have enjoyed the reading on your way to 100! You are a great blogger and you have a forever fan in me! Congrats and all the best! Now it is my turn to wish you all the best on your way to 1000 posts! Hope this finds you well!

    B~

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  11. Lordmanilastone, thanx. I never really thought I would make it this far :)

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  12. Lis, oh, I know I can yakk, its just the shutting up part that I can't do ... LOL!

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  13. Marzie, thanx and I'm glad you like Anything Goes. 200? urmmm, we'll see how that goes .... Hopefully I don't dry up of things to complain about.

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  14. Barrett, wow, you actually remembered what I wrote? I'm touched. Thanx for being a fan :) I'll be happy to even touch 150 ... LOL!

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  15. Nick, you make me laugh when you blame it on your wifey for getting you into this blogging stuff. Have your wife passed that 100th post. Or already onto her 1000th post?

    CONGRATES to you NICK :)

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  16. Janice, it was all really her fault ... LOL! No, she's still got a little while to go but she's getting there slowly and steadily. She's not a blabbermouth like me that's why still not 100 yet la ... LOL!

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  17. Congrats on your 100th post. Keep up the good work Nick!

    Thanks for the add and have added you too in our networking partners.

    Cheers to our new friendship, Nick! =)

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  19. Hey Nafa, no probs on the add. hope to see you around here more often.

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  20. All her fault, eh? ROFL! I wonder what she thinks of that LOL
    Congratulations Nick!! Thats a great milestone to pass! Keep on being you!

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  21. Happy 100th post Nick!!! Wooo way to go. Keep the posts coming!

    And yeah, speaking of posts, I can't wait for the ghostly encounter post. Yay!!!

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  22. Congrats Nick. Here's to another 100! I remember very well the post that made me laugh so hard and cemented my interest in Anything Goes! It was the picture drawn by a child of a scissors that looked like a penis. You have one of the more successful blogs around and deservedly so.

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  23. Lavender, I'm surprised I managed to sustain my interest in blogging this far! I have to blame somebody don't I? LOL!

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  24. Cindy, Thanx. One extra scary paranormal encounter coming right up ... LOL!

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  25. Hui Sen, yeah, I thought that was hilarious too and I'm glad it made me gain a blogging buddy :D Kids draw the darnedest things!

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  26. Meleah, thank you. I'm hoping to hit that 200 mark in a bout a century or two ... LOL!

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  27. Happy Friday Morning, Nick!! Congratulations on your 100th post! *fireworks behind scene, followed by thunder applause* I love ANHTHING GOES! Keep it up! :)

    And hey, don't blame the pretty wifey lar! LOL!

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  28. Hey there Nick! Thanks for the kind words one the "Nice Matters Award" post!
    I have been talking to my Mom a lot about the house I grew up in, getting as MANY spooky stories as I can for the next "supernatural" post! Wooohahaha!
    Take care, have a great Friday!

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  29. Congrats! been reading your blog, just realised you live in Malaysia and you love running! I went to KL in June to join a run organised by Pacesetters running club. If you're keen on running, you can look out for their activities.

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  30. Hi Nick. This is my first time visiting your blog, I read about you on revillian.com and I love your writing.
    I especially like the description of how you decided what to have your blog be about, as a new blogger that is proving to be the tricky part. The fact that you've made it to 100 posts is inspiring.
    Congratulations and keep up the good work!

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  31. Jean, thanks. Never thought I could make it to 100 postings.

    Barrett, I'm gonna be so looking forward to your ghost stories :)

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  32. blur thing, thanx and glad you do read my blog. Oh, I'm more than keen on running. Will definitely check them out. Thanx for the heads up. Hope to see you around more often.

    Menopauseprincess, welcome to my blog :) Yeah, I finally have an identity of sorts with my blog. Thanx for the congratulatory note, I'm looking forward to the 200th posting. Hope to see you around more often.

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  33. Hi,

    Congratulations !!!
    Not easy to reach 100 posts... Must have a lot of memories on this..

    Keep it we would like to see more interesting from you.

    Hehe.. =P

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  34. Hi Kee Yit, thanx for dropping by and thanx for the congratulatory message.

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  35. Sorry this is late but congrats on such a great achievement. I hope you keep on blogging for a long time to come. Always enjoy your posts.

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  36. Congrats Nick on #100! Your blogs is one of the more interesting blogs out there that I actually do read and it keeps me entertained. I believe you were cut out for this..cause you do it well. =)
    Funny thing is..i got my husband interested in blogging too as he was helping me with the technical side of it. Now we blog together..it's pretty awesome and you are right, in can be addicting. ;)

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  37. gypsy, hey no worries. Thanx for the comment. Will definitely try to keep on blogging till I'm old and gray (which I'm already halfway there anyway ... LOL)

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  38. Kat, thanx for the nice words. I do try to keep everyone entertained as best as I can ... LOL! Cut out for this? Well, I'll let you know if I really am when I do reach my 200th posting ... hehehe ... I do blog with my wife too but we have separate blogs though.

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