Today's post is just the recollection of all the important happenings in this blog in these 6 months. I started to blog on October 13th, 2009. The idea of starting a blog came to my mind when my sister and few of my friends kept asking me for some recipes. I was actually, sharing the recipes either through phone or by mail. Oneday, I started to blog just like that and my very first post was "Vermicelli Payasam". I wrote like this in that post "I just wanted to start my recipes blog with a delicious dessert. I chose semiya payasam because of the simple recipe and for the great taste."
My first follower was my sister. But she never commented in the blog post till I requested her to write down her comments. I didn't know who actually commented first in my blog. Yeah, it was an anonymous comment for the post "Venthaya Dosai" on December 5th, 2009 and this was the comment "I like this recipe :)".
Although, I started this blog in October, 2009 I didn't know how to get in to contact with other bloggers till December, 2009. It was on 4th December, 2009 my sister mailed me that she saw my "Sweet Idly" recipe in "Food Shoutout" posted by one of the members of food shoutout. Till then, I never thought that someone other than my friends and sister would be visiting my blog! How ignorant was I??? and ofcourse it was the day, I took blogging bit serious. First of all, I changed the template. My husband helped me in selecting the template and I felt happy when people visited my site said they loved the template:-)
My Legume Love Affair - 18 (December, 2010) was the very first event to which I sent my three entries Channa Masal, Karamani Karakuzhambu and Karamani Paruppu Usli.
When Srivalli posted the roundup for My Legume Love Affair - 18, I couldn't believe my eyes. I won that event. I didn't know how to react. I just told my friend who was chatting with me in YM by then. Mailed my husband, sister and parents... I was excited...
Then, my very first award, the Kreativ Blogger Award came from Aparna. She messaged"nithu , just collect the award for you 4rm ma side....njoyyyyy..i wanna try this recipe...:)" on my Ragi Idiyappam with Coconut Milk on 21st January, 2010.
As you all know this blog's first event was "Think Beyond the Usual with Fruits" and it became a very successful event with all your support. I announced this event on 28th Feb, 2010.
The idea of "Guest Post Series" was born when my mom and sister showed interest in sharing their recipes. The very first guest post was my sister's on International Women's day (8th March, 2010). She kick started the series well with a sweet "Fruit Halwa".
All these 150 posts comprises of 100+ recipes, 10+ awards, event announcement, round-up, guest posts and there are few posts well away from cooking too...
Prizes won so far:
BloggerAid CookBook from Susan for MLLA-18:
Kitchen Collage Sticky Notes from Oraphan for Participating in her 50th post giveaway event:
Awards I received from my blogger friends so far :-)
Above all, this blog earned me 116 friends as of today :-) I'm proud that I got so many lovely friends around me within 6 months...so, for you sweet friends here is the sweet from my side.
I'l come up with the recipe for this sweet tomorrow :-) Till then enjoy the sweet! Between, do you have any guess about the ingredients in this sweet???