Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thanks For The Memories!


It was exactly one year ago yesterday that I started blogging for the very first time. And to be honest, I never thought I'd stick with it this long. I guess the fact that I did 5 postings in a row on the very first day I started my blog should have been a clear indication that I'd get hooked to this blogging thing. And it's not a bad thing either :)

One year ago, if you told me you blogged, I would have gone like, yeah, so what? What's the big deal about it anyway? I wasn't a believer in blogging back then. I thought blogging was just another form of social networking, something teenagers use to get dates and perverts use to find victims! Shows you what kind of mentality I had back then didn't it?

Then when the underseas cables snapped sometime last year (before I started blogging) and everyone was screaming bloody murder cos they couldn't access their blog, I thought, what's wrong with you losers? It's not like it's the end of the world or something. But now, even if I have a 10 minute disruption of my internet connection and I can't get access my blog, I'll be screaming bloody murder at somebody. That is how much my perception of blogging has changed since then. And it's changed for the better if I must say so.

And with that admission, I humbly take both my feet out of my mouth and apologise to all bloggers out there for what I thought of them prior to my blogging days ... LOL! Yeah, it's been a year now since I've had this blog and in that time I've come to see the world of blogging in a different light. The new friends I've made, the cultures I've learned about, the money I've made (LOL). And the thing is, everyone in the blogsphere is so friendly and I mean in the genuine way. There are one or two exceptions of course but the majority of bloggers are all a fairly decent bunch of friendly and nice people.

And I speak from experience here (gee, only one year in the blogging world and I'm experienced it seems ... LOL!) cos all my visitors are such nice people who never fail to leave a kind comment or two, well, except you Adrian, who always have nice sarcastic words for me, but that's alright cos you are my best buddy after all :D I wish the whole world were like bloggers, then maybe we could all get along with each other in this world and they'd be no wars and such. But then, with some of our leaders here who think bloggers are just a stupid lying bunch of people, that's just wishful thinking I know, but one can dream, can't one?

One year ago, I'd have never thought I'd be this addicted to blogging. I'd have never thought I'd expose my life for all the world to see. I'd have never thought I could write so much. Gosh, I'd have never thought I could actually make some pretty decent money from blogging. If I'd have known, I would have jumped in the bandwagon much faster ... LOL! I must say the experience has been an enjoyable one and I'm really looking froward to blogging forever or at least as long as I'm able to, that is. After all I aim to be a blogging grandpa, remember? LOL!

But sometimes, as hard as it might be to believe, there are days when I don't know what to post. I've posted about my childhood days, my barber, being a spoilt child, ghostly encounters, my horrible neighbours, my best buddies, my work, my evil car and right up to my wonderful wife that sometimes I run out of things to say. Yes, even a big mouth like me sometimes just run dry of ideas. But because of the passion I have for blogging, I'll eventually come out with some long winded post to bore you guys. LOL!

Here's a big thank you to all of you who have in your own way made my blogging journey a memorable one. After all, without you guys stopping by and commenting every now and then this blog would be a very quiet place indeed. It's only because of your support all the days of the year that I've come to enjoy blogging and go this far. So, I'd like to thank all of you for taking the trouble and time to stop by Anything Goes! and leaving a kind comment or two. Without you guys I wouldn't be here.

68 comments:

  1. Congrates to "Anything Goes" for a year old now.

    Also, may you have a roooommmmantic time with your wifey tonite :)

    Happy Valentine's Day :)

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  2. Happy 1st Anniversary Anything Goes!!

    Great to have known you in this world of blogging Nick. May this friendship stays for more and more years ahead.

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  3. Well how about that Nick. Our blogging birthdays were only a few days apart and so are our real birthdays. Happy Blogoversary and may you continue til you are an old grandpa with drool running down your chin.

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  4. Congrats on reaching one year, Nick. Let's see if you can go for another nine! :)

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  5. Tahniah! :) Way to go... keep it up!! Keep writing l o o o o o o n g posts :D

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  6. Happy 1st anniversary Anything Goes!!!

    *firecrackers*

    Aren't you glad you joined the world of blogging? Else you wouldn't know cool people like (me) us! lol. jk. xP

    Keep it going, Nick! Congratulations!!

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  7. Happy Birthday Blog! And Happy Valentines Day to you and your family! xxoo

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  8. Congrats Buddy!!! One year...that's a long time to stick to something in your terms right LOL May you have many more happy returns!!

    PS wow you actually started blogging on Valentine's day huh!! Kewl!!

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  9. Happy 1st anniversary! I've read so much about your childhood, wife and kids, I probably know more about you than I know my best friend!

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  10. congratulations on your first anniversary!!!Happy valentine's day and happy birthday to your blog :)

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  11. Happy 1st Bday Anything Goes!! :)

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  12. Happy Birthday, Anything Goes!

    May the author of you keep on overloading you with his long and entertaining posts.. and may you not be burdened by MY long comments!! LOL!

    Thanks for being an awesome blogging buddy, Nick! Hope you'll keep on going to gain your blogging Grandpa title! :)

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  13. Woo hoo!!! Happy Birthday to Anything Goes! Here's to another great year of blogging fun! :):):)

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  14. Janice - Thank you :) Well, wifey and me are just gonna have a quiet romantic time by ourselves at home. We don't really have any plans for today. Thanks for the wishes though ...

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  15. Oh I just realized ur blog birthday is on Feb 14, so Happy Valentine's day again! :):):)

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  16. Chegu Carol - Thank you for the wishes.

    It's great to know all the friends I've made through blogging so far and hopefully all that friendship will remain for years to come.

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  17. Gypsy - LOL! That is cool isn't it?

    Thanks for the wishes and I do hope I'll still be able to blog with all that drool on my keyboard ... LOL!

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  18. Jason - Thanks :D Nine years, huh? You're on buddy :)

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  19. Nessa - Terima kasih banyak-banyak :D

    I do write pretty l o o o o n g postings don't I? What to do, I'm a long winded blabber mouth ... LOL!

    Hopefully you enjoyed reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them :)

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  20. Cindy - Thanks for the firecrackers ... LOL!

    I am glad I joined the blogging world. You guys are all cool, in fact you're all much more cooler than some of the people I know in real life ... LOL!

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  21. Meleah - Thank you. And a happy Valentine's day to you and your family too ... :D

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  22. Adrian - Thanks buddy. Yeah, with my reputation of getting bored of things pretty fast, I'm surprised I stuck it out this long. It's been a great ride though and thanks for your support.

    Actually I started this blog on the 13th of February la :D

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  23. BT - Thank you :)

    LOL! I guess everyone who reads my blog knows everything about me ...

    Drats, there goes all my secrets ... hehehe ...

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  24. Sweetiepie - Thank you. Happy Valentine's day to you too.

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  25. Shemah - Thanks so much.

    The author of this blog will try to keep the long winded posts going and all long comments are totally welcome ... LOL!

    And at the rate I'm aging, that blogging grandpa title is just around the corner la ... LOL! Thanks for the support Shemah!

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  26. Marzie - Woohoo! Thanks :D Hopefully it'll be another great blogging year!

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  27. Marzie - LOL, actually as mentioned to Adrian up there, I started blogging on the 13th February, but thanks anyway :D

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  28. Happy Birthday Nick! hehe..
    You are a fantastic writer and I enjoy reading your blog very much. All I can say is, dont stop writing!!

    Cant wait till I am one yr old too!

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  29. Jen's place - Thank you for the wishes.

    I think everyone who blogs is a fantastic writer :D Glad you enjoy reading Anything Goes!

    I don't intend to stop writing, I wanna be the blogging grandpa! LOL!

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  30. Nick!! I have a new meme for u, this one is not so easy but interesting! Enjoy!! :)

    http://mariuca.blogspot.com/2008/02/i-love-i-want.html

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  31. congrats!!! wow i also started in february last year 22nd..but left it to sleep until sept..hahaha..keep it up nick!! just why no pictures??? hehehe

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  32. oh ya..i think you have to come to sabah..like many of your readers are sabahan la..hehehe

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  33. Happy One Year Nick's Blog! I hope your second year brings you more new friends.

    Thanks for being one of the good bloggers.

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  34. Welcome to the club, Nick! :)
    And congratulations on completing 1 year and changing your mentality ;)
    Happy blogging!! :)

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  35. Hi Nick!

    Happy 1st Blogging birthday. The blog world would be such a lonely place if you weren't around.

    :)

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  36. Happy Blog Birthday Nick! I am so glad you changed your mind about blogging (or you became a loser like the rest of us!.

    Keep on writing, I'll keep on reading and smiling at your stories.

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  37. Marzie - Thanks, been a little busy the past few days, will check it out later tonight ... not easy you say, eh? I'll get you for this ... LOL!

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  38. Deana - Thanks. well, your two years is just around the corner then, right?

    Got a pix of cupcake and candle what! LOL!

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  39. Deana - LOL! Actually you have a good point la ...

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  40. AB - Thanks. The second year is really a long way to go and hopefully I'll still have loads of things to complain about ... LOL!

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  41. Lena - Thanks for the welcome. I am glad I changed my mentality or I'd never have know about how wonderful the blogging world is :D

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  42. Sharon - Thank you so much :D

    The world would be a lonelier place without bloggers and that's a fact!

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  43. MP - Thank you :D And I am really glad I did change my mind cos it's been an enjoyable journey so far.

    Glad you do read my posts. I'll keep on writing for as long as these fingers can take it ... LOL!

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  44. Congrats Nick!! One year already eh...times flies when you are..blogging eh...

    I was one of those screaming bloody murder when the cables snap! lolzz

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  45. Congrats Nick! I am trying to be careful with the "blogging addiction" :) There is so much to see out there too and the sun is shining :)

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  46. 4 days since this post! That's quite a record for you. :D

    Happy blogiversary! I can't believe your blog's younger than mine yet you already have soooo many posts under your belt!

    By the way, what were you thinking starting a new blog on V Day? Shouldn't you be getting lovey dovey with the wifey? ;)

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  47. Happy Birthday!

    I've been away, but I'm back and loving reading your blog.

    Long live blogging!

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  48. happy 1st anniversary! and judging from the number of comments from your fans (me included..) you certainly have done good in the blogging world :-) congrats.. and may the blogging force be with you!

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  49. Wow... just saw this post.. Happy Birthday Anything Goes!

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  50. Lady Java - Thank you. Yeah, time flies when you're having fun they say and blogging is fun!

    So it was you I heard screaming, eh? LOL!

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  51. La Delirante - Thank you :D Don't worry, I still know how to go pull myself away from my blog addiction and smell the roses once in a while ... hehehe ...

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  52. Lis - It is a record for me. Don't think I've been away from my blog for more than one day before! LOL!

    Well, for one thing, I've got a big mouth and have so many things to complain about ... LOL!

    Urrmm, actually I started my blog a day before Valentine's day ... hehehe ...

    And thanks for the wishes, Lis.

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  53. The World According To Me - Welcome back then :D Hope you had a great time.

    I'll second yo on that long live blogging thingy. LOL!

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  54. Sting - Thank you so much and thanks for even reading my often times long winded posts ...

    Here's to blogging till I'm old and grey.

    Wait a minute, I am old and grey ... sighhhhhh ...

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  55. Upset Waitress - How I wish! LOL!

    Been a little busy with work, that's why the lack of postings the past few days. But I should be back to posting my usual nonsense again :D

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  56. wah so many comments already! Happy 1 Year Nick! :)

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  57. Jaq - Is that good thing or a bad thing? LOL!

    Thanks for the wishes.

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  58. Happy BlogBirthday Nick!!!! We almost started blogging on the same day...mine was Feb.9th!

    Here's to a great year and many more to come:):):)

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  59. Bobby - You only started blogging just around the same time as me? With all that you know about blogging, I'd have thought you've been blogging for ages :D

    Yup, here's looking for a great many more years to come :)

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  60. I know but I am too late but I want to be a part of this milestone in your blogging...Congrats and more success to blogging. You are welcome and thanks a lot too for being a part of my world.^^

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  61. Lord Manila Stone - Haven't seen you in a while. Thanks for the kind words :D

    Do drop by here when you're free ...

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