This post is to recognize and thank those who’ve been commenting regularly at this blog. Though about 500 visitors visit this blog on an average per day, only 1% or about 5 of them write comments. In this post recognizing some of my readers who’ve been commenting more often. Recognizing readers by comment may not be a right way, but this seems to be the only practical way (though we can track visitors by their IP, service provider, city etc, I won’t have their names unless they take trouble to leave some comments) Last time I did something like this was 3 years ago, in December 2007 (read the then post Comment Kings of this blog)
There are many who were actively commenting at one point of time but eventually drifted away. Most of my comment kings of December 2007 are also commenting rarely. Below are my readers, who’ve written 5 or more comments during past 3 months.
Mridula D: One of my very long term readers (since December 2007), lecturer by profession and a top travel blogger by passion. Mridula blogs at http://blogs.gonomad.com/traveltalesfromindia/
Sankara SC: We were strangers to each other till the Nano superdrive and we’ve been interacting often after that. Sankara loves to ride around in his bullet, has been successfully freelancing and running his travel business. Sankara blogs at http://www.beontheroad.com/ and true to its name, is on the road most of the time.
Ramsubramanian K: Friend and well wisher, travel mate in 2-3 road trips (so far), Ram is a veteran photographer and blogs at http://www.photography-travel.com/ about his travel experiences
Lakshmi Rajan: Haven’t met him yet, but hope to some day. LR is one of the key contributors at http://www.gingerchai.com/
Rajesh: Rajesh’s blog, http://myindiantravel.blogspot.com/ looks very simple and basic, but his posts are detailed enough. Wish to visit all those places some day
Deepak (Magic EYE): Haven’t met him and we probably started visiting each others’ blogs due to Indivine. Deepak’s photos at http://mumbai-eyed.blogspot.com/ have been very catchy.
Logesh: probably the only one to be present in both December 2007 and November 2010 lists, blogs at http://loggyrhythm.blogspot.com/ yet to meet him in person, though we were just kms apart couple of times.
Mohan BN: Another long term reader, yet to meet him in real life. Mohan blogs at http://www.mohanbn.com/
Other regular visitors who’ve been commenting: SR Ayyengar, Dbarpita Mohapatra (fellow blogger at Nano superdrive, blogs at Archistar, Imnjack, Anu Menon (who also wrote 2 guest posts for this blog), Aarti K, Indrani, Nalini Hebbar, Anu, Joshi Daniel and others.
Just taking this opportunity to thank all the above readers and everyone else whom I couldn’t mention for their readership and comments at this blog.
Please note that above list is compiled manually, by referring to comments repository at blogger and listing those who’ve been written 5 or more comments during past 90 days. I might have missed a few due to oversight. If you’ve been commenting regularly but not listed above, do let me know. There’re many of you who read from google reader or email subscription or other means. Request you to visit the actual blog once a while and share your feedbacks. Reader support is the single largest motive for a blogger to keep blogging.
Also a special mention for Raghava Satish, who's said he reads my blog using text to speech softwares, since he has visual challenges. Besides his job at IBM, Raghava undertakes several initiatives to help other visually challenged individuals and organizations helping them.
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