Wednesday, August 5, 2009

508

My foray into the world of blogging started with a post titled 'To boldly go...' on February 13th 2007 at 12.50pm. I never thought my blogging experience would last for a week, let alone this long. Back then, the only reason I started blogging was to really see what was so big a deal about blogging.

And now, here I am with my 508th post. I was actually planning to write this post when I hit post number 500 but with work and other stuff happening in my life, I totally forgot about it. To say that I'm addicted to blogging would be putting it mildly. Ever since that fateful day when I put my thoughts, heart and soul out on the blogsphere, there really was no turning back.

I don't think I could go a day without at least peeking into my blog and doing a little blog hopping no matter how busy I am. In fact if you took away my access to blogging, I'd scream bloody murder. This coming from a guy who once thought bloggers were a bunch of nutcases. I take back every single negative comment I made about bloggers back then.

To say that I enjoy blogging is an understatement. I never realized that I actually enjoy writing about my personal experiences and the things I see out there. In fact I never realize I could even write ... LOL! I used to hate writing essays in school and was never good at story telling, not that I am any good these days, mind you. Half the time I'm just rambling on and on and on and on and on ... see, I told you ... hahaha!

But blogging has changed my life in more ways than one, that much I cannot deny. The many bloggers I've come to know so well through their blogs is astonishing. I think I know a lot more about my blogging friends than I do about the friends I have in my real life. People tend to be a lot more expressive in their writings than they would in real life, I guess. I know I'm like that. I don't talk about my experiences in real life as much as I do in my blog.

I think my blog too has come a long way since that first post years ago that only consisted of a mere 25 words! Yes, 25 words, from me, the one whom these days cannot write a post less than 500 words. Yes, I tend to be long winded with my post at times (ok, all the time!) and it's been said that you'd be better off arming yourself with a bowl of instant noodles and a hot steaming mug of coffee before you even attempt to read my post ... LOL!

But then, you can't really blame me, can you? I'm passionate about the things I write. I think I've broached on just about every subject that I could think off, from my often times supernatural short childhood stint in this little seaside town called Port Dickson, to my best friends, about my bungling tales with wifey, my fight with a squirrel right up to things I feel strongly about. I only hope I haven't bored you guys to death with my tales.

I've come to like blogging so much that over time I created 3 more blogs. Yes, yes, I know I'm a little crazy in the grey matter department but what to do, blogging is like a drug, once you become addicted, you can't kick the habit :D I even convinced my best buddy to start a blog of his own. I can still remember his look and his words when I told him I have a blog ...

'What? You have a blog? You, the guy who makes fun of bloggers, have your own blog? Are you nuts?'

... or something closely along those lines ... hehehe ... Well, suffice to say my convincing was pretty good that he now has a blog of his own :D So buddy of mine, you're taking back those words now, right?

I really don't know if I'll be blogging forever but as of right now, the fire and passion to blog is still pretty strong. Of course I intend to blog till the day I take my last breath but with me, you can never say. My good buddy can probably tell you I have the worlds shortest attention span and to actually be blogging for this long is already a feat for the record books for me. Normally I get fed up of things pretty fast.

But somehow, for the life of me I don't think I'll ever give up blogging, well unless the authorities come and take me away for the numerous times I've spoken my mind about our supposedly 'learned and intelligent' leaders :D Other than that, I can see myself years from now, lazing in a hammock somewhere in the country side by a nice serene calm lake front with nature surrounding me, a laptop on my urrrmmm fat belly, a jug of lemonade on some cardboard moving boxes, happily blogging away till the cows come home, or at least until wifey screams at me to come in ... LOL!

Anyways, before I sign off for the night, I'd like to thank all of you, my old and new blog buddies for even taking the time to read my often times nonsensical posts and if it wasn't for you guys dropping by so often, I'd have probably given up blogging ages ago.

One final thing before I really log off. I just can't resist posting a picture of Pebbles asleep with her new teddy bear stuffed toy given to her by wifey which has been named Mac Taylor by us :D And Pebbles is pretty possessive with Mac Taylor so much so that she's nicely hanging on to it even in her sleep :D Isn't she just adorable?


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42 comments:

  1. Screw the long winded post! Hi Pebbles. ;) *pat pat the cute pup.

    KIDDING! I just woke up. Anyways, I should congratulate you for your 508th post. For making it this far.

    ;)

    This is the part where I move to a blank and head off to the shower *huargh~ finally it rained.

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  2. Mac Taylor?? CSI NY??? HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

    Like you Nick..i never thou i will love blogging so much..though i don't write a long winded post like u (HAHAHAHAH), but still blogging change my life in so many ways...I have many friends now.. :)

    Anyway..congratssss on your 508th post...keep on blogging..

    *u better keep pebbles safe or i will kidnap her!! She soooooooo adorableeee lah!!!!

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  3. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... looking at her always makes the day brighter... she's such an adorable little one.. when ru gonna lend her to me? *LOL*

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  4. Oh! Congratulations on the 508 :) I think Spiff blogged faster than Nick eh? hahhahahaa..

    May you blog for a very long time and ramble on and on and on and on and on...

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  5. U just made me come back to look at Pebbles again... abislaaa cam ni.. i will haveta keep coming back here...

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  6. Nick.. i want pebbles... pinjam sekejap boleh ka? Kasih teman si gummi at home :) She is sooooooo cute la... aiyo..geram!!

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  7. Hi Bud!! Congrats on your 508th post!! Here's to another 508! :) Yeah and thanks for getting me started on blogging!! hehe

    PS The little pup is really cute! Mac Taylor tsk tsk tsk

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  8. i urmm.. cannot tahan laa.. i keep coming back to look at Pebbles.. cam ni macam mana.. *LOL* urmm.. urmm.. i stole her pic.. and use at desktop ah... :D dun zap me ah...please dun zap me.. urmm.. kasi fedex Pebbles to me pls :p

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  9. Hi! Stumbled on to your page and just wanted to say I really enjoy it! Blogging has changed me in ways you cannot even imagine. In fact, I'm leaving all that I know behind and moving away to start my PhD in Literature because of it... An old professor found my blog, decided it was good, wanted to know WHY IN THE WORLD I never went to grad school and here I am... taking the GRE because I can't think of a reason I should not! And all pretty much thanks to my little page. GOOD STUFF!

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  10. 500 posts and counting. Wow... congratulations! You know, it's very interesting to note how a blogger grows through their blog... I am now going to look for your very first post!

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  11. dude... i just started my photoblog like two months ago... hahahahah... it's gonna take loooong while before i reach post no.508... congrats dude..

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  12. Congrats Spiffy on your 508th post! Zomg Pebbles is sooo adorable clinging to her plush toy while sleeping *aaar melt!!*

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  13. Congratulations for making it this far. Like you said, I used to think that bloggers were simply wasting their time but now I take back every negative comment I may have thought about them. I started my blog about 4 months ago and it will take me ages to reach blog no. 508!

    Pebbles is so cute..got the feeling that she's become a permanent resident, am I right?

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  14. Aww.. that cute little Pebbles!

    And Happy 608th post, Nick! I was just telling myself how I'm getting tired of blogging.. and there you are, happily prancing around with your post yang ke 508. Ha Ha Ha! :D

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  15. Congrats Nick on your 508th post!

    OMG! Pebbles is sooo adorable sleeping in her basket.I can see how she adore her new BF, Mac Taylor the teddy bear..hehe..

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  16. Oh my Pebbles is getting cuter by the post! So shiny la her coat! :)

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  17. Maslight - I'm sure Pebbles will appreciate the pat :D

    Thank you. I hope to make it even further :D

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  18. Congrats on your 508th post! It's a milestone.

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  19. Kadusmama - LOL! Well, wifey was the one who really came up with the name Mac Taylor.

    I have to agree, the best part about blogging is getting to know more friends :D

    And I'll be sure to lock Pebbles safely tonight. You never know who might just drop by and kidnap her ... LOL!

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  20. Anny - LOL! You're still trying to borrow her from me till today, huh?

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  21. Anny - Yeah, that Spiff fellow is way ahead of me in the posting department ... darn him ... LOL!

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  22. Congrats on your 508th post! I like reading your blog, and because of you, I'll make sure that I eat donuts if I ever get to KL again! LOL :)

    That sure is a cute dog btw!

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  23. Anny - LOL! You're always welcome here anytime and no matter how many times ...

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  24. Emelda - Hehehe ... sure, no problem. I think Gummy could do with the company ...

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  25. Adrian - Thanks buddy :D And I'm glad I got you in on the bandwagon too :D

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  26. Anny - Hahaha ... don't worry I keep coming back to my own post too to check her picture and I have her here lagi ... hahaha!

    You have her pic on your desktop? Cool, I'm sure Pebbles will be thrilled :D

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  27. Cindy - First of all welcome to my blog :D

    I have to agree with you. Blogging has really influenced my life quite a bit these days. It's like a whole new experience for me, something I never thought could even exist.

    And all the best on your PhD in Literature :D

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  28. Terra Shield - Thank you :D I think I've come a long way since that fateful first post I did ...

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  29. Alting - Hey, you're not doing all that bad yourself you know :D Before you know it, I'll be reading your 500th post :D

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  30. Soulie - Thank you :D And yes, I melt when I see her like that too ... hehehe ...

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  31. Zen - You too? I used to wonder what drove bloggers to be what they are and now I totally understand :D

    And how I wish Pebbles would be a permanent feature in the family ...

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  32. Cindy - You tired of blogging? Alamak, don't la like that ... hehehe ...

    Right now, I don't think I'm going to be tired of blogging just yet. I can't say about the future though ...

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  33. Mama Mia - Thanks :D Yeah, Mac Taylor is her new BF, but you should see how she goes ballistic on him sometimes ... hehehe ...

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  34. Marzie - She is, she is and both wifey and me adore her :D

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  35. Mei Teng - Thank you :D I never thought I'd last this long ...

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  36. The Real Mother Hen - LOL! Maybe I should ask Big Apple donuts for some commission ...

    Glad you do like reading my posts :D

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  37. Awwww......the dog is SO cute!!! And I'm not even a dog lover!

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  38. Big Pumpkin - LOL! She does that to people.

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  39. What??? This is your 508th post already! I started the same year as you did, although my site has been up in the web for 8+ years now. But oh, no, I haven't even had my 365th post, and so far behind this figure. Geez, you can make a book of all your posts now. :-)

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  40. Marlene - Yeah, I can hardly believe it myself :D

    A book, eh? That soounds like a great idea, but who would want to buy a book of long winded posts? LOL!

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