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Monday, December 26, 2011

Year 2011 posts- Roundup

2011 is nearing an end. A quick recap of the year that is about to end.

Travel:
2011 was the first year when I traveled outside India. Luckily ended up with 3 international trips- a 2 day Srilanka trip with a total expense of under 10k per person, a 1 week work related trip to Chile and another 2 day budget trip to Malaysia.

Read all Srilankan Posts, Chile posts and Malaysian posts

Unlike 2010, this year I took only 1 domestic flight- to Mumbai to attend Panasonic Bloggers meet. Hardly any domestic travel.

Longest trip of the year was the Tata Aria drive. Had planned a week long trip during Deepavali and the Tatas gave me an Aria for the same date. Drove it for about 10 days, covering Chennai, Bengaluru, Hasan (Shettihalli Church), Halebeedu, Chikmangaloor (Mullayyana Giri), Shimoga, Kalhatti Falls, Kemmannu Gundi, Jog Falls, Keladi, Ikkeri, Sigandur, Agumbe, Kundadri, Maravanthe, Ottinene, Murudeshwara, Nagara Fort and so on.

Couple of short trips included one to Valparai (TN), one to Hasan (Hoysala Village Resort), Mysore.

Events attended:
Indiblogger tata Grande meet * Panasonic Bloggers Meet * Hoysala village resort Bloggers Trip * Yourstory.in Techsparks * CII event on entrepreneurship * Tour of Nilgiris 2011 *
Did miss couple of opportunities to join few events as blogger. These events were few weeks to a month long in duration and getting so much leave was not a viable option. Buying DSLR didn't happen in 2011... Will make it happen next year.

Blog stats and updates
Enidhi.net's Google page rank came down to 3 from 4. I guess there're so many new websites and my relative rank has gone down. Indiblogger Rank remains at 87, traffic stable at around 700+ visitors a day and 45000 pageviews a month. Total post count has crossed 750. Numbers apart, good to see the concept of blogs survive despite the onslaught of facebook and twitter.

Few email subscribers have unsubscribed- I believe the the concept of RSS feed and subscribing to feed is getting redundant as everyone prefers it on facebook. Hardly any media presence this year, except for a tweet published in the Indian Express and an international magazine publishing my Nano Superdrive pics. Should write more articles for mainstream media next year.

Life is fine at work and home. As a policy I don't write much about professional personal life in my blog. Few mistakes, lots of learning and indulging this year. More should be lined up next year. Let us see.


Vehicles driven in 2011:
Tata Aria, 10 days, 2888 kms
Tata Venture, 2 days, about 150 kms
Mahindra Scorpio Vls- 1 day, some 300kms
Maruti Swift Dzire VDi- 2 days, 400kms
Tata Grande- 1 hour, 20 kms
Maruti WagonR- about 100+kms


New year wishes to all my readers.

If you have been following my blog in 2011, what is the best and worst post this year according to you?

Read best of 2011 posts here

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