I started this blog keeping in mind that I'm the best reader of these personal vignettes. I also assumed that my friends and colleagues would spare a few minutes for me.
However, it has expanded its sphere, albeit in a slow pace. Now, I can gauge its scope, thanks to site meter. Since I installed it at the bottom of the blog, I eagerly follow the traffic to my blogsite.
Visitors came across my site mainly through the links provided by fellow bloggers. KP Dhungana's Hamro Blog is one of chief sources. Thank you, KP; I haven't been able to reciprocate you. Others like Zade, Dinesh, Ujjwal, Shailendra and Mahesh have provided with generous links to my blog.
Scrolling the traffic in site meter, I found that people run into my blog also by searching for Palpasa Cafe, a novel by journalist Narayan Wagle. After reading his debut novel, I wrote a brief review for UWB but Ujjwal preceded me. So, I posted it in comment section of UWB, and later here.
One captive reader has been my ex-girlfriend. It's heartening to note how blog has bridged us even months after our separation. Few friends abroad are also regular visitors (Nischal, I believe you are reading this).
Recently, my colleague Dineshjung Shah returned from the US. He told me of a Jhapali guy who was curious to know about me. He read a blog I had written a year ago after receiving Dashain tika from my grandparents in Dudhe, Jhapa. He might have come across my blog through a Google search.
Big names definitely draw big traffic. That's why sometimes I'm tempted to write about Madonna, Britney, and Beckham. But, I would like to keep this blog low-profile. I would like to write things that have the urgency to divulge to my quality-readers.
It has been ten months I started blogging here (I'll surely write an anniversary blog). At times, I'm languid, won't blog for more than a month–often telling myself–no one reads this rubbish that hovers around the life of a hack. But, gradually I've discovered the meaning of writing about self. It's a journey to the self!