December 06, 2012

Blogs make a difference

The comments or the lack of them of late have made me question if this blog is ever read. I had reassurance from a couple of quarters recently.

I was most surprised by a reader from the US, who reached out and found me and called me on her trip to Des.

She was in tears as she mentioned how my posts had helped her through a rough miscarriage and now she is a mom of twins!

Am so glad to have helped in some small way, although unknowingly.
And so thankful that she took the trouble to let me know ....

24 comments:

ArtsyCraftsyMom said...

Hugs. You are making a difference :)
The comments have generally gone down quite a bit.. with most people reading blogs on their mobiles, its difficult to comment.
You are one of favorite bloggers and I love reading each and every one.

~nm said...

I may not comment always but I do read each and every post of yours. Thanks to Google reader :)

So yes ..I know I should comment more often and I will do so.

Mala said...

Art, I am a long-time reader and this post prompted me to delurk. Can I just say how much I love your blog, and how often I've gotten great ideas from here- be it for books or craft or even holiday ideas (we are hoping to go to Sai Vishram this year). I live in Delhi but used to travel fairly often between the metros - checked out Vanilla Place in Chennai once thanks to your recommendation. Unfortunately my Bangalore travel has almost stopped else I would totally ask to meet you !
Mala

sandhya said...

Yes, I, too, have been having these thoughts of late. The stats show many hits, but there are hardly any comments, so have been wondering.

You do make a large difference, Art!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes of course it is read and well followed

Anonymous said...

You are the first blog I open every morning. You are such an inspiration Art.

Gayatri said...

Hi, I read your blog every time there's a new post. Its also lovely to look at your headers of Anush and Adi or their work. I apologise for not commenting a lot but will try to do so regularly.
I do learn few things from your blog or sometimes am just envious when you talk of the good food! :)

Gayatri said...

I commented a lot and when signed in to click on pubish it was all lost :(. This is one of the reasons why I haven't been commenting on a few of the blogs that I read and enjoy.

diatriblog said...

Oh yes, your posts definitely make a difference. We may or may not have time to comment or anything to say, but we are most certainly around :)

Do you have blog stats enabled? That way you'd know how many people viewed your post and from which country too!

Ramya S said...

Art,Its high time I delurk now..Your blog is the suprabatham the moment my PC comes up every morning at work..Your crisp and postive writing, the kids pics and Adittys and Anushisms, the creative way you do your home ..Its a deligh to visit your blog space and to read your writing..The various talents you posses only makes me go awe..Touch wood..may you continue to spread much joy..

Subha said...

Guilty. I have always had many questions on your homes, the places you visit, stories and books you author, parties you host as well as attend inspite of being a full time work away from home mom and having two kids. I read you to inpsire myself to not stop with doing my 8-something job and say I am tired of doing stuff. I have a lot of questions that I would love to ask you, but I am not sure how comfortable it would be for you to respond to a blog reader. But I love your blog.

Anonymous said...

I have been reading you from the time you were carrying Aditi :) I love the way you write, the 'happenings' in the city you share,the way you do up your home, pics of Aditi & Anushka and their gorgeous outfits! You are a multifaceted person!
Though I am a voracious reader, I am not good with words. So, 'no comments' :)
Please keep writing. Your blog is cherished.

BTW, if you don't mind can you share where you get your daughter's outfits? especially the ethnic ones. Would love to get some for my 6 year old.

Anonymous said...

Arthi,

I read each and every post of yours.
The most I love about your blog
-Your active fun-packed weekend activities gives me ideas.
- You are such a great party planner... still waiting to have a yellow themed party copied from your
- loved the letter you wrote to Anush ( or a milestone list) to Anush on her 7th bday that I started doing the same for my son who is only 2
- getting tips from you (not directly - but from your stories) about being a working mom
-your travel stories..I went to srilanka an year back and thanks to your blog shopping was on my itinerary
-Both your daughters pics ...love the dresses andvindian outfits they wear.
-I visit your blog even if you don't have a new post because you have the list of many of my favorite blogs on your side bar and i can go and read the new blogs.
There are more for sure ....
These I am typing as i am sitting in a meeting and got a break ..
as someone said we read from phone mostly and that's why fewer comments ...
Break over..
chalo bye
Anamika

Anonymous said...

you know you have one regular readeer :) on a daily basis :)

-Indu

Sumana said...

You are an amazing blogger and be assured we are reading all or atleast most of your posts. Some go commented and some not mainly becos of gadgets etc.

CW said...

Add me to the list of delurkers! Love reading all your posts. Congratulations on your new home, waiting for a home tour!

RGB said...

I may not be a regular blogger, but most times that I log in, I make it a point to check out your latest post and here I am. Love the pictures you post, and enjoy reading about your two lovely daughters. Like mom, I must say your kids are also extremely gifted :) Keep blogging!

Krishnan said...

Yes agree with all that your blog is "therapeutic".

G's amma said...

One more silent reader! I have been reading your blog before Aditi was born. My son is exactly a month younger to Adithi. Your daughters are very cute & talented!

Sachita said...

I am pretty sure your stats would tell you what the lack of comments dont tell:) i am cynical as they come and I have to say you across some one very nice in your blog.

Its nice to read your blog :)

Sree said...

I simpky love you blog, it is so full of life, inspiring and just love the way you bring up Anush and Aditi.. i do not comment regularly but get uncomfy if i do not see posts coming from you.. you do just great and be what you are for ever..

love

Anonymous said...

Ur post made me feel really guilty ...ur blog is cherished and very well followed ... i came to ur blog thru SaffronTree a year back and have never stopped since. Everyday i looked fwd to ur posts. What i like abt each post is that its short, crisp and always inspiring and positive. Thanks to u ... I get a lot of pointers for activities .. exhibitions etc to do with the my kids. Keep up the good work !!!
I feel I really don't have anything great to say ... that is only reason for not leaving any comments.
Congrats and best wishes for ur new home and ur new venture.
-Dhanashri

Priya said...

Hey Art!I've been a regular too since the time we met. Love your crisp updates.. and the lovely pics!!
Waiting for pics from your new home :)

Priya said...

Art, Love your blog. Living in Bangalore I always look forward to your updates on events and places to visit. I have a 5 year old, and often wonder which school your kids go too, as I am currently looking for a big school for my older one, and you seem to love the school that they are in. Please do keep up the good work :-)