Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm two!

Of late, I've been very sluggish at blogging. Various factors can be deemed responsible with the main two being: time constraint and lack of inspiration. Well, you can't blame it when one buries herself in academia and thinks, writes and dreams of aetiologies and epistemologies. I never imagined that splashing words in a less restricting place (ie: this blog) could possibly be not so appealing and therapeutical.

Anyway, today is http://pausetoreflect.blogspot.com/ 's second birthday (and my dear friend myheartbleeds' 3xth birthday). After two years of pausing and reflecting through 226 postings (an average of one post per 3 days), I don't think it would be easy to give up this blog altogether.
Well, I baked an orange cake today and when I told my princess that today was PTR's 2nd birthday, she told me to decorate the cake. Err.. not so pretty but will probably do, eh?
Undeniably, this is one of my fondest places to express myself albeit what I write may only be a fraction of what is in the mind. Mark Twain once said, "The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause."
Hence imagine the numerous drafts written while I paused, often not quite the right timing! *chuckle*
At this very moment, the approximate number of visits to my blog is 155,518. I extend my gratitudes to readers who have somehow found my rantings interesting, inspiring or even worth a read.
So here's to more pauses and reflections!
ps: anyone who wants to link me can do so without asking my permission. Hehe... I don't think I did that to those I've added!

24 comments:

Kak Teh said...

Happy second anniversary!!!!!!!!!!
and hooray i am the first one!! Am so glad to have made your friendship D!

Take care!

Ms B said...

And u really had to put the cake's pic, eh? Looks like I have to get that rail tix to taste ur yummilicious cake.

Happy anniversary dear! Glad to hv "met" u.

D said...

hehe, kak teh, thanks for the wish via comment and also phone!! btw, checked out the you-know-what blog already!LOL! Was also pondering over the term 'bloggerversary' - and I thought I was in real dilemma with birthday vs anniversary.

ms B,
haha - yup, get your tix quick, but don't have too high an expectation, ok? I don't have any candy men to serve... LOL!

somuffins said...

I'm ONE, without asking permission before linking you to mine. Mahap dipinta. Salam

Umi Kalthum Ngah said...

Assalamualaikum warahmatullah,

Dearest D,

Congratulations on this second year running.

Thank you for joining in my prayers in my blog...

Hope to read more postings in the years..Keep on churning, okay?

Wasalam...

Roti Kacang Merah said...

aeti and epist whokkk??? *blur blink blink*

Eiii kejap aje masa berlalu, kan...?

i love the patterns around the side of the cake!

mama23beas said...

You certainly started this blog later than I did mine, but your writing certainly more inspiring than my ramblings!
Congrats!

Ajzie said...

Happy birthday day to pause to reflect...

semoga terus menulisssssss..

pB said...

Selamat Ulang Tahun


suka tengok banner kat atas tu ....

cikdinz said...

hepi besday kat blog kak D...

MULAN said...

happy, happy & success semuanya..

halwafy said...

D,
Masih berhingus blog u ni (err..mine too for that matter!) so sama2 lah kita bela blog blog kita ni sampai mereka dewasa..hehe inshaAllah..:)

Take care!

D said...

somuffins,
alah, ambil link tak luak mana pun!! LOL!

umikalthumngah,
thank you, i abandoned many others. this one is here to stay!

roti kacang merah,
hoho... that's what you get from a research student!

mama23beas,
yup, this blog is only 2 years old. i had many attempts before, but nothing followed through...

ajzie,
terus menulis tu insyaAllah, tapi how often tu wallahu'alam (see, trying to answer all comments like i used to!)

pB,
thank you. banner tu gambar my Fantastic Four posing giler! LOL!

cikdinz,
thank you... orang kata panggilnya BLOGGERVERSARY, tapi tergeliatla lidah nak sebut!

mulan,
insyaAllah

halwafy,
ye la, bak sini tissue! not so easy to find footing. haha! bila nak letak video main piano on blog? :)

myheartbleeds said...

Happy Birthday to Pause to Reflect!!! Tak sangka sama birthday kita, ye??

Keep on pausing and reflecting, pleeezzz... and keep on inspiring others!!

lovvveeee the cake... its ooohhhh sooooo creeeeaaammyyy!!! :-D

p/s: 3xth birthday?? hahaha

Oldstock said...

Salam D,

The two big words caused me to pause and reflect... from cause and origin to limits and validity... phew! My mind is boggling now, hehehe.

Congrats on the second year of blogging. Wishing you even better years to come.

Kak Elle said...

d....

happy 2nd birthday to us may we continue to be cyber friends always.

lupakanje said...

Salam,
Happy Birthday (belated ehh..)to PTR.
Just passing by and pause to read.
Wish tht this blog will bring good to the readers, especially to the owner.....
I hv not read all yet, just a small part of it, and will come again to continue my reading..

F manchester said...

Happy Birthday! orange cake with chocolate topping...hmmm Its a Jaffa Cake aint it!

MyAnneJay said...

D,

U too, 2nd blogging bday? They way your entries have captivated us all I would hv thought you have been doing this writing business for years.

Happy 2nd year blogging again dear.

mad redo1 said...

some say "many good things start in November..."

hehehe...

13may said...

tahniah kak d atas ulangtahun ke-2 :)

Just me...Naz said...

D,
I love your writings. May you get streams of ideas to write even more...so boleh hiburkan we all semua di sini.
Happy Bday!

eden said...

d, i lost ur email add, email me now, waited for ur email but seems it'll never come - eden pilah

eden said...

is it djiebabe@yahoo.com?