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Why I cannot stay away from you for long

How can I be away from you for long? :)
Especially when you're so responsive and read everything I write! Where else will I get such unconditional and loyal love, but  from you :)

One of the reasons which kept me away from this space was a new love affair that I started recently. It's Tumblr .This blog (Just a mother of two)  is a happy space and  also this is a space where I do not post short stories or videos. Also many a time there are articles I come across, which strike me as deep and powerful and I want to share them, showcase them and go through them again and again.I find Tumblr ideal for that. In my Tumblr account, I haven't enabled comments as I don't want to interact there. Initially, I wasn't even going to share my Tumblr with anyone, but people discovered it anyway. :) Some affairs cannot be hidden for long, I guess. I now quite like how my Tumblr is shaping up (I have posted some dark short stories written by me, there)  and in case you want to have a look, you'll find a link in the navigation boxes at the top of this blog.

The other major major news (those who interact with me on FB will already know this) is that 'Life is what you make it' has been declared a National Bestseller! :) It has gone into THIRD impression in record time! It is still topping the Charts on Flipkart   as well as on Hindustan Times Top ten fiction.



To say that I am elated,overjoyed and ecstatic would be putting it mildly. Congratulations have been pouring in from all quarters. I thank each one of you, who reads this blog and I thank each one of you who has bought the book, written a review, blogged about it and spread the word.
It is only because of you that it is possible.

Another fantastic thing which happened is that this blog has now crossed One thousand subscribers. (wow! so much love! I love you too!)

Now you know why I cannot stay away from you for long ;-) Despite my new love affair with Tumblr! (and I don't know how long that will last) :-)

Old friends are always the best and I do not let go of old friendships so easily.

Comments

  1. Many congrats, Preeti!!!

    I agree, sometimes one becomes addicted & emotionally attached to unseen faces like online readers. I am also in love with my loyal Facebook fans here http://www.facebook.com/buzzintown

    Regards

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  2. congratulations:)
    i have already ordered your book and im waiting eagerly for it:)
    and tumblr is definitely a good idea,its going to be fun reading it:)
    thanks for sharing:)

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  3. Congratulation & Celebration :) Read the posts in Tumblr. Good Ones :)

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  4. Many congratulations Preeti! Your book is in my reading list. All the best.

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  5. Congrats to you once again ..

    I haveto read your books and will do soon ..

    Bikram's

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  6. congratulations! this is quite an achievment!

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  7. Aneka Abhinandanangal...
    thudaruka ningal vijayakara maargam.

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  8. Congratulations Preeti.. i have a lot of posts to catch up :) Missed reading your blog badly..

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  9. Hey Pritj,

    Congratulations!! :)

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  10. congrats...and thanks for the info on tumblr.....I would love to read it....

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  11. Vidya: thanks :) Gotta post more there :)

    Manish:Thank you!!

    Rajlaksmi:Thank you so much :)

    Uj: Welcome back!

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  12. Venkat: Nanri :)

    Raam pyari: Thanks so much :)

    Bikram: will look forward to a review from you :)

    Tarang:Thaaaank you :)

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  13. Mridula:Thanks!

    Sundari: thanks a ton and thank you for sorting out the flipkart thing too!

    Tarunima: Thank you!

    Buzzintown: Thanks a lot :)

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  14. Congratulations.....so, so HAPPY for U:-))!!!!

    Not really surprised tho;-D.

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