The Best of 200

This would be the 201th post (to be precise) I write during a long and very eventful life as a blogger spanning little than half a decade. When I started my blog with a very small, ill thought out introduction of myself (The link to “An Intro” if you are really curious) I never thought I would reach here and more importantly I would hold onto this passion for long. There were times I was lost and times I forgot the blog altogether, but like every time life took me places there was something deep within me that longed to be back. It always felt a sense of belonging here, within the pages of my blogs.
There were some wonderful times and there were some times of despair, but I kept and it and it has rewarded me, not with page views and meaningless numbers but with some unique and special friends. Just knowing that they are there to read what I write makes me want to write better, they have themselves unknowingly became my beloved muse and my gifted critics. I submit my achievement to you guys (you know who you are).
There below is the best of my very best as what my readers like in the order they like. Curious thing though The post no 50 I published to celebrate my 50th post years ago happens to be one among them. Oh and I do have a couple of favorites in the lot too. First being 731 Days of Frivolous Love and So She Came and So She Went.
Thank you my dear friends, critics, acquaintances and occasional trespassers, Thank you all, I would never have achieved this without you all, quite literally. 

By the way I will write one more post when I complete my 5th year of blog writing.

Aug 22, 2012, <iframe data-gapiattached="true" frameborder="0" hspace="0" id="I40_1395056394490" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" name="I40_1395056394490" scrolling="no" src="https://apis.google.com/u/0/_/widget/render/commentcount?usegapi=1&count_only=false&linkify=false&query=http%3A%2F%2Fpagesofflife.blogspot.com%2F2012%2F08%2F731-days-of-frivolous-love.html&preexisting_count=33&view_type=FILTERED_POSTMOD&font-family=Arial%2C%20Helvetica%2C%20sans-serif&font-size=13px&color=%23222222&hl=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogger.com&gsrc=3p&jsh=m%3B%2F_%2Fscs%2Fabc-static%2F_%2Fjs%2Fk%3Dgapi.gapi.en.ZazSgj09RkI.O%2Fm%3D__features__%2Frt%3Dj%2Fd%3D1%2Frs%3DAItRSTOHQdxP80hcvThYZeDSZVUf0jtShw#_methods=onPlusOne%2C_ready%2C_close%2C_open%2C_resizeMe%2C_renderstart%2Concircled%2Cdrefresh%2Cerefresh%2Conclick%2Conready&id=I40_1395056394490&parent=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogger.com&pfname=&rpctoken=24833249&quot; style="border-style: none; border-width: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-weight: inherit; height: 15px; left: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; position: static; top: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; visibility: visible; width: 80px;" tabindex="0" title="body {background-color: transparent;}a, span {font-family:’Arial’,’Helvetica’,’sans-serif’;font-size: 13px;color: #222222;display: block;} function reportClick() { var iframer = window.iframes.iframer; if (iframer.onclick) { iframer.onclick(); } }

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