400 Posts, 2 Lakh Hits, and Blog Hiatus

November 2, 2007

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Photo: Mike G
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Dear friends,
As you might have already got to know, this is the 400th post on Rambling with Bellur. With much gratitude, a sincere ‘Thanks’ to all of you.

It’s now been 18 months since RwB has been up and running. I’ve truly enjoyed posting here and have been thrilled you have been coming to read it. Thank you for taking time out to check in with me. Also, special thanks to people who have linked to RwB.

The response I have been getting from you all has made me feel really great to be in the blog community and I appreciate it so much.

Sharing knowledge is so important and it is really heartening that RwB has got excellent contributions by way of articles, Rangoli designs, cartoons and photographs from endearing readers. I have thoroughly enjoyed posting them and reading your insightful and appreciative comments.

Earlier in the day, I was going through the comments you all made to the 100th, 200th and 300th post. Really heartening that so many of you have been with me throughout my blog journey.

Yesterday (Nov. 1), RwB got its 2,00,000th hit. (For those of you interested in stats, it was on May 25th when this blog got its 1,00,000th hit, a week before the first birthday.)

On this day, I take the opportunity to announce that RwB will go on a blog hiatus. You will agree that it is time for me to regroup and recharge.

Thank you all for your visits and till we meet again, best wishes for a healthy life ahead.

Warmest regards,

Yours humbly

Bellur Ramakrishna

***

Timeline & Stats:

  • 177 days for the first 100 posts
  • 144 days for the second 100 posts
  • 109 days for the third 100 posts
  • 91 days for the fourth 100 posts

May 31st, 2006
RwB is born

July 18th, 2006
Shifts from ‘Blogspot’ to ‘Wordpress’

August 30th, 2006
Starts the ‘Quiz’ section

November 9th, 2006
Gets 2559 hits on a single day, courtesy Helmets!

November 23rd, 2006
Touches the 100-post mark

April 16th, 2007
Touches the 200-post mark

May 9th, 2007
Starts the ‘Rangoli’ series

May 25th, 2007
Gets One-lakh hits

May 31st, 2007
First Birthday

August 3rd, 2007
Touches the 300-post mark

November 1st, 2007
Gets Two-lakh hits

November 2nd, 2007
Touches the 400-post mark; RwB takes a blog hiatus

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41 Responses to “400 Posts, 2 Lakh Hits, and Blog Hiatus”

  1. Praveen GK Says:

    Hello RK,

    Fantastic stuff!!! You have given us excellent 400 posts. Get back to blogging quickly. I will miss the daily cartoons. You were one of those blogs that I could associate easily with, thanks to Bangalore, Malleswaram, Masala Dosas, RK Narayan and MSS. It was a privilege to know you and I really hope to meet you when I come to Bangalore.

    Have a great time ahead, and do keep in touch!!!

  2. praneshachar Says:

    Dear Bellur it is a day of mixed feelings for me very happy it is your 400th post and RWB had amazing 200000 hits it is a rare achievement It is really a blog which has created histors of sorts. statistics shows 1 lakh hits took almost one year and next 1 lakh hits took just around 5 months plus. first hundred post took 177 days and the 4th hundred took just 91 days.
    nothing more is required to explain the popularity of RWB,
    quality of posts and various sections posts from visitors made this blog unique and I feel proud I was part of this journey atleast for a part.

    Feel sad because of blog hiatus. but we all appreciate your decisionl and I wish you cherish your other interests and also come back with a bang. breaks are part of journey and this too is needed.

    I on my own behalf on behalf of all blog family of RWB wish you and your family all the best and bid adieu hopefully for a shortest time possible.

    may god bless and shower his blessings on you.

  3. dinsan Says:

    Congrats… I feel sad that I found your blog very late… but I am a regular reader since then😀 …………….. you are too good !! keep going

  4. Vasuki Says:

    Congrats RK!
    Keep the blog hiatus short😉

  5. TSSM Says:

    Adio’s amigos
    bon appetit
    bon voyage.


  6. Hi, I have been subscribing your blog for many days now..I love your blogging cartoons..but somehow, which is vary strange to my nature..I never acknowledged my readership…SO decided to change that today..🙂

    Congratulations for getting over 2 lakh hits! Keep on blogging!🙂

  7. Leena Says:

    RK,
    Nimma blog adhbhutavaagide. Break mugisi bega banni.
    ___
    [RK, comment section koncha bere vishayakke balasutthene. kshame irali]

    Snehitare,
    Indu (nov. 2) nammellara mecchina hasya nata TN Balakrishna avara janmadina.

    SUVARNA KARNATAKA Varsha Aacharane heghirabeku? Kannada chitra rangakanthu idhu bedavaghidhe. Suvarna varshavidi remake chitragala surimaleye agidhe. Alladhe nirmaapakaru matthu natara musukina guddhattadalli chitra thayarike kaala bhandh aghuva yalla lakshanagalu kandu barutthive inthaha jagaladalli nirathavaaghiruva chitra rangakke Suvarna Varshadha Smaaraka rachisuva nenepaadharu yelli irutthadhe? Smaaraka rachisuva maathu ondhu kade irali iruva nenepugallanaadharu ulisi kondare saakaaghidhe

    Abhiman studio jaghavannu akrama vaaghi kabhalisi alli bahu mahadi kattada kattuva hunnaradha sanghathi beedhighe biddhidhe. Mysoorina premier studio hotel aagi chitra ranghadindha doorave sariyithu. Eegha Abhiman kathe.

    Kengeri indha swalpave dooradalli iruva Abhiman studio nata Balakrishna avara kanmareya nanthara matthashtu paaLu bhiddhu igha bhoo kabhalike maduvavara bhayighe bheelutthiruvudhu ondhu reethiyalli vishaadhadha sanghathiye. Yekendhare Abhiman studio kannada chitra ranga kannada naadinalliye bheru bhidabeku yambha chaluvaliya prathiroopa. 1964 ralli madrasinalli nele ooriddha kannada chitra rangavannu bengaloorighe tharabekembha horata thivravadha dinagalu. Mysoorina studio bittare bengalooru yaava reethiyallu chitra rangadindha kendra vaagirale illa. Bengaloorinalli ondhu studio vaadhare kannada nirmaapakaru bengaloorige bandhe barugtthare emba hambaladindha chitra rangadha kelavu abhimanigalu andhina mukya mantri S.Nijalingappa avarannu kandu manavi kottaru aadhare manavige utsaaha daayaka prathikriye baralilla. Sarkaarave studio modhalaadhavughallanu sthapisuvudhakintha cinema mandhiye studio sthapisidhare adhakke niveshana odhagisuvudhaghi Sarkaara ghoshisithu, Idhakke modhalu spandhisidhavaru poshaka nata T.N. Balakrishna aagha avaru madrasinalli iddharu. Sarkaara avarighe kengeri baLi 15 ekkare jameenannu dheerghavadhi ghuthighe needhithu. Avara nidhanadha nanthara avara makkalighu aa soulabhyavannu vitharisalaayithu.

    KASHTAGHALA SANKOLE
    Balakrishna avaru kannada naadina melina aparimitha abhimaanadhindha ee studio sthapaneghe kai hakkidhe thada avara mele Shani herikondantheye aayithu. Modhalaneya dhinadha ghudhali poojeyindha arambhisi avaru satthu Abhiman studio avaranadalli samaadhi aghuva vareghe avara kashta ghala sankoyindha naralidharu. Adhu avara saavina nanthavaru mundhuvaredhu ee jameenannu pudaarighalu kabhalisuvavarighe mundhuvaredhanthaaghidhe.

    Kannada Kannada endu kuguthidhavarella Balakrishna avaru studio madidha nanthara mayavaadharu. Abhiman gudhli poojeyalli
    mathanaadidha chaluvalikaara kadambharikaara Anakru kannada chitra rangha belasalu nadeyuva inthaha kelasakke ella kannadigaru mundhagabekendhu kare needidharu. Chitra rangha bengaloorige barabekendhu horaadidhavarella kilubhu kaasu needadhe Balakrishna avarannu kadeganisidharu. Chitra ranga madrasinindha bengaloorige maralalu naandhi hadidha Abhiman studio nagarakke doora emba kaarana needi chitra rangha abhiman kade thale hakale illa. Balakrishna kannada janarindha thala nooru rupaayi yanthe chandha yatthidharu sahakaara thatvadha adharadha mele janarindha hana sangrahisi avarellarige ondhu bond needidharu, adhu avarige hagharanadha patta thandhu kottithu. Kannada nirmaapakarighe kadime dharadhalli floor odhaghisuvudhaaghi set uchithavaaghi needuvudhu modhalaadha soukarya ghallanu Abhiman studio vathi indha ghoshisalaayithu, aadharu doora yambha karanakke nirmaapakaru allighe hoghale illa,”ondhu hair pin bekadharu cityge barabeku allighe yaar hogthare” yandhu kelavaru nanna bali gonaghidhare. Aaga Rajkumar avara bahalashtu cinemagalu nirmaanavaghu thiddhavu kade paksha varshakke ondhu cinemanaadhru illi shooting nadesi endu Rajkumar avarallu Balakrishna manavi maadikondaru adhu palakaari aghallila. Abhiman yanuvudhu kannada chitra ranghadha dhuranthavaayithu.

    ABHIMAN DOORA

    Eega chitra rangadavarige singapur, malasiya, australia dooravalla kengeriginthalu dhooraviruva wonderla dooravalla. Rockline studio kuda dooravalla adhare Balanna avara Abhiman eeghalu doora. Abhiman studio avaranadhalle malagiruva
    Balakrishna avara samaadhiyu dusthithi yallidhe. Kanteerava studio dhalli Raj kumar avara samaadhiyannu abhivrudhi padisalu
    udheshisiru vantheye abhiman studio dhali iruva Balakrishna avara samaadhiyannu abhivrudhi gholisabeku. Alladhe Abhiman studio vannu chitra rangada kendra sthanavaaghi marpaadisabeku. Suvarna Karnataka samayadalli chitra rangakke idondhu udugore agabeku.

    Snehitare, Kannada abhimani yandhu helidhare saaladhu Idhakke nimma anisike yenu Namma Balanna avarannu omme nenepisikolli Nimma anisike ghallannu thilisi.

    (baraha problem inda englishalli bareyabekayithu. kshamisi)

  8. guru Says:

    Aaga Rajkumar avara bahalashtu cinemagalu nirmaanavaghu thiddhavu kade paksha varshakke ondhu cinemanaadhru illi shooting nadesi endu Rajkumar avarallu Balakrishna manavi maadikondaru adhu palakaari aghallila.

    When actor Balakrishna was in trouble Raj had instructed his crew to do his films shooting in Balanna’s Abhimaan studio. If you check the records you will find that it is Raj films who had more shootings in Abhimaan studio.

  9. Kannada Premi Says:

    Balakrishna, contemporary of Rajkumar, made very little of the so many films that he acted in for over five decades. He was practically in every film of those times, but that didn’t mean much in terms of economy. Whatever he had, he poured into his dream project Abhiman studios, and suffered huge losses with no takers for the studio. Towards his end, Balakrishna was ill and penniless.

    ___

    In the big bad world of films, there are people who are famous, people who are rich, people who have luxurious life-styles. There are also some people who are not well known, People who have been neglected, and people who are in big financial trouble.

    These people are former actors, directors, music directors, singers or other technicians. They have served the kannada film industry for a long time. And sadly, No one from the present generation seems to remember their services. Unfortunately, there are many such neglected people living in Bangalore today.

    Balakrishna was one of the best comedians we had. He was a great actor. His dream was to build a studio which will serve the kannada film industry. When he started working on his dream project, He faced tons of obstacles and difficulties during the construction of his Abhimaan studio. But due to his determination and courage, he managed to complete the construction. He expected encouragement from the Kannada Film Industry. He dreamt that great films will be made in his studio, but his dreams never turned into reality.

    He lost all his money and property. He had to beg for good roles in movies. He acted in several movies for ridiculously small amount money. When he died, he was very poor. Sadly this is the fate of almost all the great actors of yesteryears.

    Today Vajramuni, the dynamic villain of kannada films is in deep financial crisis. He is also ill.
    He is struggling to make a living. No one from the film industry has come forward to help him. Vajramuni is known to be a man with a heart of gold. He has helped many people when they were in difficulty. But today the same people are least bothered about him. Now a days Vajramuni is not acting in any films. He lives a low profile life in his Bangalore residence. The man who was once called a Lion for his wonderful voice has stopped roaring.

    If you are a fan of Dr Rajkumar then you are probably a fan of Ashvath too. He is an excellent actor, a wonderful human being, a man who has always lived a simple life. Since he has stopped acting in kannada films, Ashvath is living a very low profile life in Mysore; I met him in a market in Mysore a couple of years ago. I could not believe that it is the same great man.

    That is when I realized that not everybody in the film industry is rich. When ashvath had to undergo an operation very few people offered him help. it is such a shame that the people in the film industry tend to forget such great actors who were part of the industry for such a long time.

    Today, they spend crores of rupees to make a film and the actors too are well paid. But ten years ago, it was not the case. Actors like balanna, ashvath and vajramuni have acted in films for a a few thousands of rupees. In today’s expensive city life-style, Ashvath and Vajramuni are finding it difficult to survive.

    If this is the condition of great actors like Ashvath and Vajramuni, imagine the condition of several junior artists and other technicians. Sadly no one in the industry seems to bother. Most of them are selfish and selfcentered. They fail to recognize the contributions made by their senior counterparts. Unfortunatly, this is how the industry works. Here the heroes are the men who have name fame and fortune. The men without them are completely neglected. That is why, for me these neglected people are “THE UNSUNG HEROES”.

    – Harish Mattur

    [Source: ourkarnataka dot com. The above article was written in August 2005.]

  10. Sanjay M Says:

    Your posts are a work of art Bellur, your blog is so full of life and I really enjoy reading all the reader’s comments – I’m reminded of that great line from the movie Gladiator “what one does in life echoes in eternity”

    Enjoy your break, will miss you but you better take your own time (so that you won’t go for another hiautus for quite a while after you’re back!😉 ) Best wishes to enjoy a great time with your off-line family!🙂

  11. rk Says:

    thanks praveen. waiting to meet you at CTR!

    pranesh sir,
    felt really great after reading your comment. thanks for the support.

    dinsan,
    thnaks for visiting regularly. keep in touch.

    Vasuki & TSSM,
    Thanks for your wishes.

    Poonam Sharma,
    Glad you liked the blog cartoons. Thanks for commenting.

    Leena,
    ramakrishna aadrenu shiva
    balakrishna aadrenu shiva
    comments ella ondhe shiva aaaaa…
    ella ninnade shiva

    guru & kannada premi,
    thanks for sharing the informative piece and for adding to the discussing. i greatly admire balanna for his versatality. what an actor!!
    to say in balanna’s style: allayya, ye ye yentha natanayya nammmm balanna….alkanayya.. kivdnagi hing natsidnalla…..innn kivinoo kelsohagididdre….aaa maathe bere bidayyaanthini aaa..

    sanjay,
    thanks for all the nice words. me too will miss you all surely.

  12. travelsaga Says:

    RK, Congrats on your 400th post. I will surely miss you during your hiatus. Do keep it brief. I Just got back and you are taking a break now….I have not been posting much, but I have been visiting my fav blogs, yours of course, is one of the top on the list….waiting for your return to blogging..

    Take care
    travelplaza

  13. Aura Says:

    Balanna seems to be versatile actor who have given horn to character roles.He is perfect example of– how a character artists should be.
    His unique mannerisms and dialogue delivery are treat to watch.
    He has done comedy,villian,father,house broking character….. to perfection.
    I personaly liked his role in gandhadagudi, sampatigge saaval, doorada betta,benkiya bale,etc


  14. Hey, I also put some of your blog cartoons that I like on my blog…I think I could have put more..had to be content with that…So any comments I get in this post (http://alchemistpoonam.wordpress.com/2007/11/02/best-of-blogging-cartoons/)..the crdit goes to you…for being so creative..

    And I noticed when I said keep on blogging, you never said your hiatus will be short!

  15. Sivayogi Says:

    Balakrishna is one of the stalwerts of KFI who has highest regard for KFI and kannada films.

    He put all his earnings to built a studio called abhimaan. but except vajreshwari no body used it properly and he has to incur huge losess and spend his life in poverty.

    Balakrishna was also an amazing actor who effertelessly fitted in many shades of charecters like a comedian, a chrecter acter, a villian etc.

    His performance in ” Bangarada Manushaya” as a chrector acter is one of the highlight of the film.

    His performance as a villian in “Sampattige sawaal” and his dialogues in that film was also one of the highlights of that moview.

    He has amazing conviction to make his role appear real. In charecter role he lived a role of a good samratian, while as villian he was more cunning than any of our villains in KFI.

    He has peculier dialogue delivery which was very popular with the audience and mimics.

    As a comedian he was only second best to Narasimha raju.

    Anothet amazing thing was he was a deaf but never allowed it to hinder is acting carrier. He used to remember the lenghthiest of dialogues and used to reproduce it just by the judgement of the reaction of his opposite acters with atmost precision and conviction, so that no body could feel that he could not hear.

  16. VeeBee Says:

    Genuine actor.
    He has done extremely brilliant in Kannteredu noDu, Bangarada manushya, Kavirathna kalidaasa, Sampathige savaal..etc!

  17. Harshavardhana Says:

    bettada hoovu chitrada 100 varshada thathana mareyoke hege saadhya?

  18. Puru Says:

    In BHAGYAVANTHARU he is too funny(sleeeps all the time),i also liked him in OLAVINA UDUGORE……………he was so good in almost all kind of characters.

  19. JB007 Says:

    I have always considered Balanna second only to Dr. Raj in talent. He was a fantastic presence in tens of movies.

  20. Veena Says:

    Congrats Bellur.. !

  21. Lakshmi Says:

    Congratulations RK.🙂


  22. congrats ! bellur! Charge yourself well, if you need more charge call me I have lot Electricity poles near my house which are in bad condition and leaking charge!🙂

    no just kidding! thanks for your fantastic posts!

  23. Pradeep Says:

    Congrats! great going! Wish you all the best!

  24. Satish Says:

    Wish you a Happy Deepavali

  25. rk Says:

    travelsaga,
    great to have you back into blogosphere!
    haven’t planned my return yet.
    have a wonderful deepavali!

    aura,
    thanks for dropping by and adding to the balanna-discussion.

    poonam sharma,
    nice of you to have featured the blog cartoons in visceral observations! came as a pleasant surprise to me!!! thanks again. and yes, you have a great blog. continue the great work.

    sivayogi, veebee, harshavardhana, puru, jb007,
    nimmellara amoolyavaada comments-ge dhanyavaadagalu.

    veena & lakshmi,
    thank you.

    suresh,
    thanks mate. your offer was so tempting, i had to hold a ‘resistor’ to stay where i am! but don’t get ‘shocked’ if you see me near one of the poles.😉

    pradeep,
    thank you sire!

    satish,
    thank you. wish you and all my readers here a very happy and wonderful deepavali!!! burst crackers carefully.


  26. congrats heloke jaganeee illappa!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. latha vidyaranya Says:

    hi RK, wishing you a very satisfying hiatus!

    may you return soon to take the score from 400 to 500! hearty congratulations on your wonderful endeavour.

    may you on your return tell us all in your characteristic style how your hiatus was.

    we miss your posts. looking forward to seeing you soon.

  28. Sanjay M Says:

    HELLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    hellllllllllloooooooooooooooooooooo

    hellll ooo oooo ooooo

    llll ooooo

    oo oo o o o

    wow nobody around!

  29. Lakshmi Says:

    Rk, I read your interview in “Being a Blogger”. It was really very nice to read RWB’s blog story. Congrats again!

    Lakshmi

  30. Kishor Says:

    En sir, hengidira?

    Nimma ‘vanavasa’ yavaga mughiyuthey?

  31. rk Says:

    naren,🙂

    latha vidyaranya,
    thanks for the wishes. the break is really, REALLY refreshing.
    great to know that you have re-started your blog ‘COUNSELLOR LATHA’. having read your insightful articles here, am sure your blog will be a great hit, what with enlightening pieces on parenting, philosophy, psychology and many more subjects. best wishes and happy blogging!

    sanjay,
    w o w !

    lakshmi,
    thanks.

    kishor,
    rama yavaglu aarama sir.
    vanavasa channagide. mugisakk manasse illa.
    neevu soukhyanaa?

  32. whatsinaname Says:

    Congratulations🙂
    Wish you many more 100s of posts and lacs of hits!

  33. उन्मुक्त Says:

    Congratulations – many more lakh hits to you🙂 बधाई यह आंकड़ा कड़ोर पार करे।

  34. Mysorean Says:

    Congratulations RK avare!🙂 May your blog go to greater heights!

  35. rk Says:

    whatsinaname, unmukt and adi,
    thank you very much for your wishes.


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