1000: The more I learn, I discover that there is more to learn

1000: The more I learn, I discover that there is more to learn

By Rajesh Setty on Wed 12 Mar 2008, 7:14 PM – 7 Comments

Time flies. Really. It has been 1122 days since I started blogging. Never thought that I would last this long. Today is a big day (for me at least) as this is my 1000th blog post on Life Beyond Code.

I really don’t know how long I will continue to blog but my goal continues to be the same – 90% of my blog posts have to provide a high ROII for some time to come. I have thought of quitting blogging several times in the last three years. I did not. If I have to think about one good reason, it must be because blogging provides a high ROII for me to justify to continue blogging. It is one exercise where I see that the more I GIVE, the more I GET.

What have I got in the last three years:

* Great friendships: Meeting some of the most wonderful people on the planet. I might have met them anyway (but I doubt it very much)

* Clarity: It helps me clarify my thoughts and ideas. Having an idea in the head is one thing, translating it into words is a whole new thing.

* Reach: I have friends from places that I am sure I can’t spell or pronounce. What a blessing.

* Increased capacity: Blogging amplifies your capacity but rarely creates new capacity. That puts me on the spot to perform and produce results outside of blogging.

* Increased responsibility: I can write whatever I want in my notebook but a blog is a public notebook. It has to make sense for someone else to read.

I can go on but it is too much to list.

Thank you list:

1. My family (sorry, it’s not the readers yet): Every time I spent my time blogging, I could have spent it with my family. Kavitha (my wife) and Sumukh (my son) know how much I love this. Thanks to them for accomodating this and many other pursuits I have.

2. My teachers: I have a few of them. I am blessed and fortunate to have these great teachers.

Without #1, I wouldn’t have the time to blog and without #2, I wouldn’t have got anything good to blog.

3. Readers of this blog: Without you, the blog does not exist. So a BIG thank you. Every email you send me and every comment you post – makes my day.

4. Supporting friends and extended family: There are many more people that I have to thank and it is a VERY LONG list. The people that I have on this category already know it and I am blessed and thankful to be around them.

Over these years, I have learnt a lot from all of you – so much that I know there is so much more to learn. Whenever you have a moment, please send me your feedback (via comments, email or on my Facebook page).



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7 Comments so far, Add Yours

Todor Christov  on March 12th, 2008

Congratulations on your blog post #1000, Rajesh!

Bill Sherman  on March 12th, 2008

Congratulations, my friend! That’s quite the milestone, and you’ve reached it with both grace and generosity.

Seymour  on March 13th, 2008

This is a great achievement. Congrats! I am reading every single one of your posts!

Divakar  on March 13th, 2008

Hi Rajesh,

You are the inspiration for me . I am regular reader of your blog who introduced me a lot of managerial skills. I am really thankful to you and please continue the same. There are n number of Ekalavyas are grooming everyday based on your blog.


Divakar S

Prakash Murthy  on March 14th, 2008

Congratulations Rajesh on your 1000th post. Do continue the wonderful effort. I am looking forward to the next millennium and more :-)


Rajesh Setty  on March 15th, 2008

Thanks to all your kind comments.

Have a great weekend.



Work from Home Guru  on March 17th, 2008

Congratulations on the 1000th post, that is quite an achievement. Many bloggers don’t keep it going for that long so very impressive. I thought about quitting several times, but then I started to earn money for my work from advertising, and decided to stick with it, so I am glad that I did. Keep up the good work, I look forward to reading the 2000th post.

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