The much-awaited annual visitor to our shores is here... yes, the monsoons have finally arrived! I just love the rain!! Bangalore is 'feeling' like 'Bangalore'... once again! No more getting 'roasted' or 'fried' in the (quite unbearable) heat and humidity... which was so alien to Bangalore/Bengaluru until a few years before... Yippie!!! The summer dust is getting washed off too...
I have more cause for celebration. Just last week... I discovered that my blog has received an IndiRank of 77 (http://www.indiblogger.in/)
IndiRank is a system that the folks at Indiblogger have built to rank the blogs in the IndiBlogger network. It's like runs in a game of cricket - the higher the score, the higher ranking you (i.e., your blog) have. Blogs are ranked on a scale of 1-100. So, 77 is a pretty good score... what?!!
My blog's rating at blogged (http://www.blogged.com/) has gone up as well!
And here's the third. The Alexa Traffic Rank (for my blog) is curently at 251,289! No, higher is not better.
Oh, and I have one more cause for celebration. Kaddu had presented me with the "Blogger Friendship Award" (for 20o9) last month... well, actually, a while back... May 14th, to be precise. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you........! I was and am absolutely delighted! This is 'the' very first award for my blog!
So now... it's my turn to pass on this Award to my Blogger friends!
Why haven't I done this before... ??? Well, I was 'busy'... and not procrastinating, mind you. So, what could I do... ?!!
Anyways, I would now like to nominate the following people for this prestigious honour... and Kaddu will be the first one on this award list! This award also goes to: Rajdeep, Ved, Kokonad, Sumit, Dhiman, Tangerine, Deepa, Web Snacker, Subhayan "Wrahool" Mukerjee, Vamshi Krishna A and puresunshine aka Virtual Crossroads.
I'm sure I must have missed out on a lot of names... there have been sooooo many new blogs that I have been acquainted with lately... you see. Plus those who leave a comment and appreciate my writing. The ones who have blogrolled or have this blog on their network. And the ones including my friends who read this blog regularly... but do not leave a comment or join in the discussions here. This award goes to you as well... !
*Clap! Clap! Clap!*
All you guys and gals... please take a bow!
Update on June 19th, 2009: This award also goes to: Mukund, pawan, wandering soul, Books and Comics, Crocodile's Tales, Rana Sinha, Jamaica My Way aka Jamaica, Sandy, Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind, ACKnowledge, Welcome to the world of Devil, সোনার তরী, History and Mythology, Vik's angles, Rhett, My Memoirs of Mesmerizing Memories, Simply Ridiculous, Prateek Shah, thoughtsandviews and Shilpa Garg.
... And even as I write this, the Alexa Traffic Rank (for my blog) has gone up... to 250,362... !!! Yayyyyyyy!!! I am over the moon!
And Oh! Before I forget... a while back I had checked the 'value' of my site at http://www.pufip.com/. Guess what I discovered??? No... ??? Well, now don't fall off from the chair or whatever you are perched on at the moment. My site is 'valued' at a whopping $394,545,921.. !!! I AM serious!
Now, lets move on to the "to do list" for all the awardees. Going forward, you have to compile your own list of awardees. Please display the "Blogger Friendship Award" (2009) badge on your blog. You can copy it from my site and post it on your blog... and give it some pride of place! After all... it could well be the first award for your blog... !
Photograph: The "Blogger Friendship Award" 2009 badge.