Honestly, I never thought I’d get this far.
I didn’t really know where I was gonna go with this blog. I even thought of being a dumbed-down version of Screenshots, but that idea fizzled out as quick as a leaky Coke bottle. Instead, I merely plodded on, day after day, writing whatever that pops into my mind.
With the exception of the Steve series (and a handful of others), every single entry I’ve posted here was written on the spot. Every time I try to compose an entry, I’d find myself distracted by something else and eventually the draft posts remained unpublished. There’re tonnes of unfinished drafts that I still have saved, and I doubt I’d ever get around to publishing them.
(This is not to say I don’t re-edit my entries. Of course I do, I’m as vain as any other blogger out there, right? We all want to get it right in the end…)
Anyway, despite not having any direction whatsoever with what to do with this blog, I’ve somehow made the 1-year mark. Phew!
Much thanks goes to the blogosphere/blog-community/blogiverse/blogalaxy/blogworld/blogwhatever – every time I see a comment on an entry, it gratifies me no end. Thanks, people – you’ve kept this blog going for one year.
In other words, it’s entirely your fault that I’m still writing. 😀
Here’s to another year of sashi-isms, eh? Drinks are on me! (send the bill to Sashi, c/o Malaysian government, Putrajaya. I’m sure they won’t mind picking up the tab….)
Chronology of Events:
21 March 2004: First post on Blogger.
4 April 2004: Got my first ever comment from Khalilur on this post. Of course, the comment was made on Haloscan, so now it’s lost. Well, not exactly lost, it’s still there inside some Haloscan database somewhere, just waiting, mutating, forming virtual gangs, fighting digital wars against other insidious comments from other digital galaxies….
12 April 2004: Redesigned blog. It still sucked.
30 June 2004: Wrote Steve: Vol I. And yes, I WILL get back to Steve soon. Please, be patient with me, ya?
2 July 2004: Got really annoyed (and slightly kembang hidung too) at a local newspaper article.
7 September 2004: Attempted to start my own religion.
24 September 2004: Almost got dooced. Almost.
21 October 2004: Experienced the first of many problems with hosting MT on a free webhost. Guess you get what you (don’t) pay for…
11 November 2004: Bought myself a digicam and posted my first digicam pics.
8 December 2004: Won the 2004 MACVAYSIA Blog Award for Best Blog Fiction for the Steve series! Woo hoo! 😀
26 January 2005: Launched my personal war against blog spam. Happy to say that this blog is still spam free today.. 🙂
21 March 2005: sashi-isms celebrates one year of survival.