Thursday, 12 November 2009

Thank you all


Chest-thumping is best left to the gorillas. But an equal truth is a blogger, in the heart of hearts, craves for recognition.

Have no illusion. A blogger doesn't mint money. At least I have not seen one. A comment here, a link there makes his/her day.

Doosra did not go from town to town telling people when Patrick Kidd -- god bless him -- included the blog in the Best of the Web he compiled for The Times.

Nor did it made a song and dance about its inclusion in the ICC blogroll.

Based on Telegraph Sports readers' recommendation -- may their tribe increase – Rod Gilmour now lists Doosra as No. 1 of the top 20 cricket websites.

Time to release the words which have been fluttering like a butterfly inside the bosom.

Whoever sees these words. Thank you all.

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41 comments:

Kartikey said...

I read you, Doosra.
(and I see you sprawling on the web. fine leg)

Homer said...

Congratulations Som... When's the party?

Cheers :),

achettup said...

Congratulations Som, fully deserved!

Nathan said...

Congrats! Bet thats a good feeling of accomplishment :D

Som said...

Kartikey, your vision paints a rosy picture for Doosra. Thanks for the support:)

Som said...

Homer, personally speaking, I believe
too many parties are spoiling the democracy in the same way too many cooks have dealt with the proverbial broth. Still, it's on whenever we get together:)

Som said...

Achettup, thanks again and it is equally deserved by you people who kept me going.

Som said...

Nathan, I'm not into betting since that is often the stepping stone towards match-fixing. But you put your finger on the right pulse buddy!

Leela said...

Congrats!

Som said...

Thank you Leela:)

Purna said...

Congratulations Som.

Som said...

Purna, thanks a lot.

pRAFs said...

great going Som,
after all, you deliver the only legitimate doosra around :)

Naked Cricket said...

High Fives!

Going by your writing off late I'm surprised the recognition hasn't come from the WWF.

Keep writing Som, it's a pleasure to read you.

straight point said...

congrats som... :)

d: delivers
o: often
o: ostensibly
s: sarcastic
r: rumors
a: artistically

Som said...

Prafs, never suspect my action:)

Som said...

Nc, WWF? Wrestling guys or those who have giant panda as their logo? You always put me in two minds:)

Som said...

SP, thanks for deconstructing my blog:)

Naked Cricket said...

Ki farak Panda!

Som said...

hahaha, NC.

Satrajit said...

Time to have a full fledged website Som... Well Done

Som said...

Satrajit, all I can say is that gentlemen think alike.

Anonymous said...

Great job! keep it up.

Shrawan Raja said...

Great mate! Keep this up. You got a great blog. You need to feature in the top 10 best cricket blogs by Wisden.

Som said...

Anonymous, thanks mate.

Som said...

Shrawan, thanks for those encouraging words and count my support when you run for Wisden editor's post:)

Cricket Tragic said...

whoop! :D

Som said...

haha. Thanks CT:)

sandeep said...

Dada, congrats beta ab to party hai

Megha said...

A recongnition well deserved Som..congratulations :)

Sidthegnomenator said...

Congrats, that must be a really nice feeling. I'm just happy when people comment on my blog!!

Som said...

Sandeep, thanx. Ho jaye. BTW going for the Kanpur Test? To party wohi.:)

Som said...

Megha, thanks for the ecnouragement. Take out that encouragement and there is no difference between a distinguished blogger and an extinguished blogger:) So thanks.

Som said...

Sidthegnomenator , feeling is mutual. Nothing matches the feeling of seeing a new comment on your blog. That gives me the kick. This links/mentions come rarely and occasionally, it's comments that keep us going. No?

Anorak said...

CONGRATS!!! I hope your blog becomes so famous that next time Gabbar singh turns in his grave, he says: Aare o doosra, kitne blogs the? ... :) keep walking!!!

Som said...

Anorak, thanx:)

scorpicity said...

Well well... No surprises at all for me.

To me, the best cricket blogs were always doosra and the cricket watcher's journal.

When the so-called picked list came in the telegraph, I laughed my way looking at a rather stale list. Imagine they left out completely all representatives from the biggest cricket market... Asia! Their list was as stale as ten days old pakodas.

Now I now really wish that Soulberry also gets the recognition he deserves.

Cheers Som... Keep rocking.

Som said...

Scorpi, you'd be glad to know that TCWJ is also there in the list, with a screenshot of his masthead. Thnx for those encouraging words:)

Ottayan said...

Cheers & richly deserved.

Som said...

Ottayan, thanks for those musical words:)

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