Well folks, the suspense is finally over! The "winner" of the much awaited "IndiBlogger of the Month May 2009" contest "Original Humour" category is finally out... and yours truly (my blog, that is: "Musings of an Unknown Indian") is the second runner-up... among 74 nominations. Not bad... eh?!! *Clap! Clap! Clap!*
As they say.. and I will tweak it a bit, to suit the occasion that is: When You're Second (runner up), You Try Harder. Therefore, I will try harder... the next time around. Wish me luck!
... Now for my "acceptance" speech... I'll keep it short... I promise. I would like to thank all those who voted for my blog, to those who leave a comment and appreciate my writing. The ones who have blogrolled, subscribed 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. I would also like to thank everyone who wanted to vote for my blog... but did not/could not (*wink! wink!*) largely due to "external" factors: casualty of work, slipped out of their mind, already voted for someone else's blog by mistake. I understand... kabhi kabhi galti se mistake ho jata hai... !!! Not to worry too much about it... what?!! Just chill!
A 'thank you' to the ones who voted for other blogs... for having taken part in the voting exercise and thereby making this contest... a huge success!
And last but not the least, a big Thank You to my friends who could not take part in the voting... since they are not a member of IndiBlogger yet... but read my posts regularly and/or share their opinion(s)/comment(s).
I have been a member of IndiBlogger for about 3 months now, and this was the first time I actually participated/nominated my blog... for a contest here. One of the fascinating and key takeaways for me... from this experience, has been... the many new blogs that I have been acquainted with lately, courtesy this contest. It has been a truly enriching experience... I must say. So, here's a big THANK YOU to Team Indiblogger too... Anoop Zombie, Renie Ravin and everyone else! Guys... and gals, you rock!!!
Now, for the winner... Reema, way to go! Keep up the good work and many congratulations! It was great to know that you liked my blog, and subscribed to it too... *big smile*
Please note, I am taking a bow! *drumroll! drumroll!*
To quote Henry Ford: "I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night." How very apt! It applies to us... bloggers, as well. As the tagline or is it the punchline... for IndiBlogger proclaims: We Blog, Therefore We Are.
P.S. There is one blogger who has told me and someone else (who did not nominate her blog for this contest)... that she has voted for us. Now, only one vote per person was allowed, i.e., you can only vote for one blog... and you cannot vote for your own blog. Hmmm... mystery deepens (tarang, tarang - thats the 'suitable' background music for these occasions, silly!) Some "mind chow" for our in-house private eye... the very "miss_teerious" girl, perhaps... what say...?!!
Note: Some info courtesy Wikipedia.
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