Saturday, March 1, 2008

Neivedyam turns "1" Today!!


Today Neivedyam is celebrating its first anniversary!!

It was a year ago, while looking for some recipes that I stumbled across the world of food blogging. I was mesmerized and stunned to see a huge community of food blogs. I did not know what blogging was or there was something called food blogging. A few weeks passed by, afternoons of discovering more and more blogs led to the day where I decided to start my own blog. I remember the first comment I got, the blood rush I had and still have, every time I get a comment. Each and every five minute I used to check for comments. Since then, it feels so good every time I hit the publish button to share my kitchen adventures with the world. I feel so overwhelmed when I hear that people are trying my recipes and enjoying them.

This journey about food blogging has been a wonderful experience and I feel happy for all that it has given me. I have met some very talented, wonderful and lovely friends. So many great cooks, delicious recipes from different continents. Apart from recipes it is wonderful to share so many other thoughts and information. I feel happy and privileged to be part of this loving community.

I thank my fellow bloggers for being so supportive no matter what. Your comments and suggestions mean a lot to me. I also thank the non-bloggers and silent visitors of Neivedyam.

The best part about this blog was when I moved to Chicago. So many friends who knew me through Neivedyam came forward to help me. They made me feel that I was not a stranger. I even got to meet a couple of them. Thanks to Desi momz club.

These days when I go through my blog, I don’t believe my eyes, that I put all this effort on each and every post!! This is because I feel really lazy to resume. I am not sure when I will be back, but will quietly keep trespassing all the blogs for its delicious treats.

48 comments:

Happy cook said...

Happy birthday to your blog sharmi, and hope to see your delicious dishes sooner.

Susan said...

Happy Birthday, Sharmi. Glad to hear from you. Looking forward to a resumption of your blog if you ever are so inclined.

Asha said...

Happy first Sharmi, I do miss your thalis girl!:)

Namratha said...

Yay, look who is back! :) Congrats on the blog anniversary dear Sharmi...hope to see you back with yummy dishes very very soon :)

How is Chicago treating you by the way?

Srivalli said...

Hey Sharmi!..good to see you back..Happy first anni and wish you many more to come...when are you getting back to regular blogging...sure miss your super duper thalis..

Manasi said...

Congratulations!!! Hope to see many more blog b'days!!!!

Tharini said...

Congrats on 1 year of blogging Sharmi! Now don't stop blogging...I'd love to pick up some tips from you! :)

Shankari said...

Congrats! And now can you pls come back..we dont want to lose you ..

Mythreyee said...

Happy birthday to your blog. Very happy to hear from you. We missed you all these days.

TBC said...

Congrats, Sharmi!:-)
Best wishes for many many more.:-)

Shyam said...

Happy first anniversary to your blog, Sharmi :)

Uma said...

Congrats on completing 1 year. Happy birthday to your blog!

Mishmash ! said...

miss you and those huge spreads you cook....:) Happy Blog B'day /anniv :)
Shn

bee said...

happy blogiversary, dear sharmi. you were missed.

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sunita said...

Sharmi!!Hope you and the family are doing well in your new home :-)..It's so nice to hear from you...congrats on your first blogversary...looking forward to hearing more from you in the future :-D...take care.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Congratulations!!!! Looking fwd to many more wonderful recipes from you

Red Chillies said...

Congratulations Sharmi and so good to hear from you. Good wishes for more to come.

Mansi Desai said...

glad to see you back from hibernation Sharmi! and Happy Blog birthday:)

hope you have settled well in Chicago, and can get back to blogging soon!!:)

KayKat said...

Happy B'day, Neivedyam! *very* exciting. You better make sure Sharmi gives you extra treats this week :D

Hope you're all settled in Chicago, Sharmi. Keep on blogging :)

Mala Venkatesh said...

Dear Sharmi,

Congratulations and a very HAPPY ANNIVERSARY !!

Hope you are settling well in Chicago...

Please do come back soon...Miss your posts !!

M

Mona said...

Welcome back Sharmi ! Looking forward for some very delicious recipes from your side!

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Sreelu said...

Sharmi, Happy Birthday to you blog, and wishing you many more

sailaja said...

Congratulations, Sharmi. Missed you and do come back soon.:)

musical said...

Hey Sharmi,

Good to hear from you, girl! Hope that you are well settled in Chicago now. Happy blog birthday, dear! Neivedyam has been a beautiful and heartwarming journey so far-looking forward to more such wonderful stories.

hugs,
musical.

Meera said...

Happy first anniversary. Best wishes,

Sharmi said...

Dear buddies! Thank you so, so much. I feel so happy to recieve all these lovely comments after long long time.
Chicago is not so lucky for me! from the time I am here, I am on a "viral spree". will try to resume back soon. Thank you so much all of you.

Lakshmi said...

Happy Birthday,Sharmi. I am, in your words, a "silent visitor" to your blog. Now I am missing your wonderful recipes and the huge spreads. Hope to see your blog alive and kicking again soon.

sowmya said...

congrats on your blog turning one. Lovely blog with homely recipes and very inspirational for new bloggers like me.

Vani said...

Congrats, Sharmi! Looking forward to more food and fun posts from you. Hope you are all settled in Chicago now!

Cynthia said...

Dearest Sharmi, my face lit up with a bright smile when I checked my feeds and saw that there was a post on your blog :)

I hope that you and the family are doing well.

Hearty congratulations on your blog's birthday. Looking forward to your return, whenever.

Seena said...

Happy first B'day! :)

Sia said...

congrats sharmi:) and we miss u a lot. hope u do resume ur blog soon.
tc girl:)

jayasree said...

Happy blog birthday. Do resume blogging. Looking forward to your recipes.

Easy Shopping Tips said...

Happy first anniyersary.

Sig said...

Happy Blog Birthday Sharmi... It is great to hear from you... Come back soon, we miss you!

Vcuisine said...

Congrats on completing one year Sharmi. Always love to visit Neivedyam. Viji

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I would love to see you on there to chat about food and cooking you can talk about anything you like and start your very own topics. :-)
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Hope to see you soon

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Kalai said...

Wishing you and your blog a very happy birthday! We all miss your posts a great deal and would love to see you back in the future. Hope you are enjoying Chicago and best wishes. :)

Priyanka said...

Congratulations Sharmi....great job...come back soon with more yummy recipes

Raaga said...

Happy birthday Sharmi... your blog didn't open for me for a long time.

Laavanya said...

Happy Blog birthday Sharmi.. i just thought i'd check your blog to see if ther were any updates today.. I'm sorry i missed this post of yours. Good to know you are doing great.. hope you will blog again soon! :)

SMN said...

Happy bday to ur blog sharmi and i was just wondering and wanted to check out when u r back..nice to see u and waiting for ur posts.

Kay said...

Congratulations Sharmi! :)

Arundathi said...

Hope you are done with the viral spree and are back to blogging soon! I used to visit your blog frequently and now it seems its been so many months since I saw a post from you!

Do come back to the blogging universe! and, I know I'm late, but congratulations! :)

Srivalli said...

Hey Sharmi..this sure is a long break..hope chicago is good to you now...do get back to blogging...miss ya...and so many rci's are getting completed without your beautiful thalis...:((...

Vcuisine said...

Sharmi, we miss you. Hope everything is ok at you end. Viji

Kay said...

All is well with you, sharmi? been missing you.