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We turn 5

Today, Over Cups of Coffee turns 5.

Turning 5

 

5 years ago, I created this blog on Blogger. Well, technically, I transferred some posts from my then Windows Live blog to Blogger. And became anonymous. It began as a means to procrastinate from my thesis. And then went quiet after I actually finished it and graduated. However, mid 2008, I started to write more. And found other bloggers. The more I read other blogs, the more I kept writing my own. In 2009, I eventually purchased my own domain name but kept Blogger as a platform. And finally, this year…in fact, just last month, I made the big move. To self-host Over Cups of Coffee.

 

Through turbulent times such as the break-up of my relationship, crazy flatmates and other low moments, this blog has been a great outlet. It has kept me sane. It’s weird but at the same time comforting to pen down my thoughts and just send it out there. It wouldn’t matter if people didn’t comment as long as I put down the words. I think that’s why keeping a diary helped me through adolescence as well. And this is now my diary through adulthood.

 

I have so far met only one other blogger in person. But I have made some lovely connections. I hope to meet some of them if I visit other Australian states or they visit Sydney, or else the next time I’m in Bombay or force some others to visit Australia! Recently, two people I know [Amie & Miranti] also started blogging which makes it exciting for me personally because no one else I know in real life blogs. Well, a couple of them started but have stopped [Femba Girl…are you listening?]. No one in my circle of friends truly understands what it means for me to blog. And you know what? I don’t want to convince anyone either. It’s something only other bloggers realise.

 

So anyway, thank you all for continuing to read me. Like I said, I probably would write even if no one read me. But the fact that you do makes it all the more special. I sincerely hope I get to meet some of you some time in my life. And even if I don’t, I hope you know how thankful I am to have you around even in cyberspace.

 

Hopefully, like Fiona, I can continue blogging on for 10 years or more…

 

Until next time,

 

Cheers!!!

 

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  • Reply
    R's Mom
    October 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Woohoo! congrats on the 5 years..awesome πŸ™‚

    Errr…we will meet next time you are in Bombay theek hai?

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      Psych Babbler
      October 8, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks RM! And yes, we will…I will inform all the Bombay bloggers I follow when I come down there and will try and meet you all πŸ™‚

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    R's Mom
    October 8, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Woohoo! congrats on the 5 years..awesome πŸ™‚

    Errr…we will meet next time you are in Bombay theek hai?

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      Psych Babbler
      October 8, 2012 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks RM! And yes, we will…I will inform all the Bombay bloggers I follow when I come down there and will try and meet you all πŸ™‚

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    penandpeplum
    October 8, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Happy Birthday! And congratulations on such an achievement. Keep up the good work and here’s to many more years to come πŸ™‚

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    penandpeplum
    October 8, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Happy Birthday! And congratulations on such an achievement. Keep up the good work and here’s to many more years to come πŸ™‚

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    My Era
    October 8, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    A very Happy Blog Birthday PB πŸ˜€
    5 years sounds awesome. Here’s wishing many more years of blogging πŸ™‚

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      Psych Babbler
      October 14, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks ME! Can’t believe it’s been 5 years…

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    My Era
    October 8, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    A very Happy Blog Birthday PB πŸ˜€
    5 years sounds awesome. Here’s wishing many more years of blogging πŸ™‚

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      Psych Babbler
      October 14, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks ME! Can’t believe it’s been 5 years…

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    Swaram
    October 8, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Congratulations PB πŸ™‚

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    Swaram
    October 8, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Congratulations PB πŸ™‚

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    Titaxy
    October 9, 2012 at 1:02 am

    wow. congratulations, PB. You know I love reading you, don’t you? I wish you many many more years of blogging, and you can be assured that I’ll stick around for as long as you choose to write πŸ™‚

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      Psych Babbler
      October 14, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks T! Glad to know you will continue to stick around… πŸ˜€

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    Titaxy
    October 9, 2012 at 1:02 am

    wow. congratulations, PB. You know I love reading you, don’t you? I wish you many many more years of blogging, and you can be assured that I’ll stick around for as long as you choose to write πŸ™‚

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      Psych Babbler
      October 14, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks T! Glad to know you will continue to stick around… πŸ˜€

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    GR
    October 9, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Congratulations and wishing you many more years of this blog. πŸ™‚

    What turned out as a random read for me has become a regular read now. Goes on to show how much I love to read your posts. I was inspired to start blogging early this year and you are one of the reasons. Do let me know your schedule whenever you visit Mumbai πŸ™‚

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      Psych Babbler
      October 14, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      Oh wow GR…I’m flattered to be one of the reasons you were inspired to blog! And yes, next time I’m visiting Bombay, will let you know. Thanks! πŸ™‚

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    GR
    October 9, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Congratulations and wishing you many more years of this blog. πŸ™‚

    What turned out as a random read for me has become a regular read now. Goes on to show how much I love to read your posts. I was inspired to start blogging early this year and you are one of the reasons. Do let me know your schedule whenever you visit Mumbai πŸ™‚

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      Psych Babbler
      October 14, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      Oh wow GR…I’m flattered to be one of the reasons you were inspired to blog! And yes, next time I’m visiting Bombay, will let you know. Thanks! πŸ™‚

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    Smita
    October 9, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I say it in all your B’day posts and will say again, you are one of those few bloggers whom I have been following for the longest time….in a way you are an integral part of my blogging journey so it feels great to have you around πŸ™‚ From wondering how being an Indian she can praise Autralia and most importantly their cricket team to slowly accepting that fact I have covered a long journey πŸ™‚

    May we celebrate many more anniversaries 2gether πŸ˜‰ and hope to meet you one day πŸ™‚

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      Psych Babbler
      October 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Oh ditto Smita…you were probably one of the first people I began following back in 2008. Lol at your acceptance of me supporting Australia…glad you’ve finally reached that stage after anger and denial! πŸ˜‰ And yes, next time I’m in Bombay, will contact you to meet up. Especially given that you probably don’t live too far away from where my parents live!

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    Smita
    October 9, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I say it in all your B’day posts and will say again, you are one of those few bloggers whom I have been following for the longest time….in a way you are an integral part of my blogging journey so it feels great to have you around πŸ™‚ From wondering how being an Indian she can praise Autralia and most importantly their cricket team to slowly accepting that fact I have covered a long journey πŸ™‚

    May we celebrate many more anniversaries 2gether πŸ˜‰ and hope to meet you one day πŸ™‚

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      Psych Babbler
      October 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Oh ditto Smita…you were probably one of the first people I began following back in 2008. Lol at your acceptance of me supporting Australia…glad you’ve finally reached that stage after anger and denial! πŸ˜‰ And yes, next time I’m in Bombay, will contact you to meet up. Especially given that you probably don’t live too far away from where my parents live!

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    Julia
    October 11, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    hey congratulations – 5 years is a long time. I’ve been reading on an off for a while now and I really enjoy coming to visit here and to read what you’ve been up to. I’m a bit older than you but I’m currently training to be a psychologist so its interesting to read about that side of things, of course you are doing well at keeping within the ethical guidelines etc ! I’m also a massive fan of almost everything indian – i don’t know why i’ve no formal or family connections and i’m not a western-yoga-ashram-seeking-spirituality type – just fascinated with the realities and complexities of all that is encompassed within contemporary india and its vast history. So I find your personal qualities, cultural connections and career interests all combine into something that i am glad to be connected to, in this weird anonymous distant social media kind of way. If you are ever coming up to Darwin, send me an email and we can meet up ‘over a cup of coffee’ eh?

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      Psych Babbler
      October 14, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks Julia! I know…5 years…I can’t believe it! I’m really glad you find this blog interesting given your interests. And yes, when I visit Darwin, I will contact you prior to it to catch up…and definitely over a cup of coffee! πŸ˜€ I say when because one day I want to visit all of Australia. It might not be within the next few years but some day…

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    Julia
    October 11, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    hey congratulations – 5 years is a long time. I’ve been reading on an off for a while now and I really enjoy coming to visit here and to read what you’ve been up to. I’m a bit older than you but I’m currently training to be a psychologist so its interesting to read about that side of things, of course you are doing well at keeping within the ethical guidelines etc ! I’m also a massive fan of almost everything indian – i don’t know why i’ve no formal or family connections and i’m not a western-yoga-ashram-seeking-spirituality type – just fascinated with the realities and complexities of all that is encompassed within contemporary india and its vast history. So I find your personal qualities, cultural connections and career interests all combine into something that i am glad to be connected to, in this weird anonymous distant social media kind of way. If you are ever coming up to Darwin, send me an email and we can meet up ‘over a cup of coffee’ eh?

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      Psych Babbler
      October 14, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks Julia! I know…5 years…I can’t believe it! I’m really glad you find this blog interesting given your interests. And yes, when I visit Darwin, I will contact you prior to it to catch up…and definitely over a cup of coffee! πŸ˜€ I say when because one day I want to visit all of Australia. It might not be within the next few years but some day…

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    Nish
    October 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Hey congratulations on your blogoversary. looking forward to many more blog posts from you πŸ™‚

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    Nish
    October 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Hey congratulations on your blogoversary. looking forward to many more blog posts from you πŸ™‚

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    Maddie
    October 16, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Congratulations PB!! I absolutely love your posts, photos, reviews and your cats!! I hope you keep writing for many more years and if I ever visit Australia hopefully we will meet! πŸ™‚

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      Psych Babbler
      October 17, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      Thanks Maddie!! And yes, if you ever visit Aus, give me a shout!

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    Maddie
    October 16, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Congratulations PB!! I absolutely love your posts, photos, reviews and your cats!! I hope you keep writing for many more years and if I ever visit Australia hopefully we will meet! πŸ™‚

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      Psych Babbler
      October 17, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      Thanks Maddie!! And yes, if you ever visit Aus, give me a shout!

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