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Friday, April 27, 2007

Blog Update & Announcements! (Ishita)

To celebrate the launch of our own brand new website www.betweenusfriends.com :-), we've decided to run a Blogathon starting 30th April 2007 to 6th May 2007. All members have to put up a post about "Between Friends" with links to both the blog and the website. The post should be about their experience with "Between Friends".

Those members who do not have public blogs, can put up their blogathon post right here on "Between Friends". This is specially for members like Mala, Rajbir and Puneet (who has not been updating his personal blog off late)

We hope most of you have had a look at the new site. Please make a note of the "Rules" put up there as we've made some changes and expect all members to adhere to those.

The new badge for our website is ready and the code is available in the new website. All members have to flaunt this badge in their blog sidebar!

Feel free to leave your feedback in the feedback section in the site or you can email us the same.

We had asked for your list of blogs (from your blogroll or any other favorites) to include in the Blog Directory section of the site. Hoping you will all email the same to us!

The new topics for the following two weeks are,

1. Share your recipe (all about food!)

2. 10 things about me (all about you!)

And you can start posting from 30th April 2007 (MONDAY).


As the header above says "Do Not make any new posts till Monday" ... Please read the header whenever you get to the blog for important news/updates/information related to the blog and members.

And here's wishing our very own dear Kathy the best BIRTHDAY (29th April)ever!! ENJOY!! :-)

The song playing is specially dedicated to her. It's in her list of fav videos..."One sweet day" - Mariah Carey... in her words... "one of the very few songs that simply touched my heart ..... cant explain but i always felt something special when m hearin this song..... just like that! ..... its beyond words....ahh!! leave it ..... "

And last but not the least a VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to Aiz for nominating "Between Friends" for the “Thinking Blogger Award”. Here's the excerpt from the post "Thinking Blogger…"in her blog,


"Between Us Friends - gets the next award as it made me think why didn’t I start a friends’ blog as soon as I started a group for friends. *sigh. Here it goes for them who have made a wonderful place to share things between friends which involves posts on different topics and views of different people from different walks of life."

Now if we choose to participate in this we need to follow these rules,

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn’t fit your blog).

Well, everyone how about sharing your list of blogs in the comments to this post so we can put up a common list by the weekend? :)

22 comments:

  1. Noted IShita.:)

    And heyzzz..Kathy..!!:D

    HAPPY B-DAY eh!!

    Have fun;D

    ~Jewel

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  2. Ishi maate ki jai ho!! ..lol

    yaar this is too ofast n i appreciate u n john for putting soo much of time n energy into this to make this happen!! WOW... KUDOS!!

    waise tho i can understand u have loads of time but this john.. am sure one day his company will tell y dont u take salary from these bloggers.. :O:O:O .. lolzz as in yahi padha reheta hai poora din.. lolzz

    *kidding* :D :D :D abbai ekkada unnawu?? lol

    on serious notes ... GOOD WORK both of u !! Thank u !


    KaThY darl!!

    many many happy returns of the day in advance ... u have a gr88 day i will be bk 2moro here to wish u again *grins* he he

    muaaaaaaaaaaaah tc sweets

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  3. happy birthday kathy ...have a blast tomorrow.

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  4. Lot of accomplishments in such a short span of time and i am sure there are many more fabulous things in store for "BetweenUsFriends"

    COngratulations

    And Wishing Kathy a very happy birthday

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  5. three cheers for 'between-us-friends'
    thanks to john...

    happy birthday to kathy; have a blast...

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHY :)

    Thanks Ishita for a giving a mention in your post so that everyone will know it :) If it had been in the comment many would have missed it.

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  7. Hello Ishita,
    Saw this link on the hubby's list of bookmarks.
    Nice funda,reminds me my days in hostel during my graduation, we had a group and we used to decide on various subjects after discussing with each other and every week all of us wud come up with our inputs on the decided subject and we used to discuss everyone's inputs and views on other's write up over a drink. I still hv diaries full of those write-ups along with copies of our members as well. This thing basically works good on consistant inputs and views from every individual in the group which unfortunately i cudn't see after reading every bit on this page, maybe it might catch up some momentum in the course of time. Till then all the best and hv a good weekend.

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  8. Congratulation for the new site...

    This is specially for members like Mala, Rajbir and Puneet (who has not been updating his personal blog off late)***I update unplugged virtually everyday.

    "Do Not make any new posts till Monday"***I thought i wud do that yesterday but now i'll do it 10 days later, hv loads of things on hand.

    And last but not the least Happy birthday Kathy...:)

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  9. @ rajbir

    Thanks @ congratulations!

    The last line @ "who has not been updating his blog off late" is for puneet. U fall in the category of people who have pvt blogs and in mala's case limited readership. Which is why writing the blogathon post in your personal blogs will not help the cause of getting in more new readers to "Between Friends".... the same is also true for other members like Rajiv, Pavan, etc ... and they will be putting up posts in Between Friends itself.

    Hope that clarifies things:)?

    The topics will run for two weeks...so 10 days is fine to get back and put up your post(s)... on either or both of the topics and the blogathon!

    Have a good sunday :)

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  10. @ Kavita :)...

    Glad you got here and had a luk at our attempt to make a common place for bloggers to share their views on different topics and get to know each other better :)

    This thing basically works good on consistant inputs and views from every individual in the group which unfortunately i cudn't see after reading every bit on this page, maybe it might catch up some momentum in the course of time...

    I understand what u're sayin...and I'm hoping that that will be the case here too @ the blog will catch up momentum soon....managing a diverse group of bloggers and having everyone participate in every topics is not as easy as I had presumed but yes, for the time being we're happy with the progress we've made so far...

    Thanks for sharing your observations and lukin forward to more visits and suggestions:)

    Have a gud wkend:)

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  11. @ jitendra :)... I'm waiting for Kathy to get here and see the dedication too :)...thanks!

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  12. @ princess:)...U're welcome :) and we should be the ones thanking you for considering us :) and I'd never miss mentioning this in the post :) coz it is sumthing to feel happy about :)

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  13. @ dj... thanks!! yep...john's the man :))...he's been realllyyy coming up with wunderful ideas:)

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  14. @ rajiv :) .... thanks!:).

    *touchwood* I hope the same too @ "there are many more fabulous things in store for "BetweenUsFriends"

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  15. @ mala ... thanks for the wishes for Kathy! I hope she gets here soon to see all ur wishes :))

    and thanks again mala for coming up with ideas and suggestions for the blog :)

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  16. @ mala ... thanks for the wishes for Kathy! I hope she gets here soon to see all ur wishes :))

    and thanks again mala for coming up with ideas and suggestions for the blog :)

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  17. @ uttsy :)... yes cldn't have done all this without john...he's the one who's been working out all this and u can see how wonderfully it's come up :)

    waise tho i can understand u have loads of time but this john.. am sure one day his company will tell y dont u take salary from these bloggers.. he he..! But seriously, it's a lot more to do with the level of interest we have in wanting to do things for "Between Friends" rather than just the availability of time :) ...

    John's been very enthusiastic right from the word go!

    Similarly every bit of suggestions / ideas we get from you all make a lot of difference...

    Now I have amy helping me out with music ideas for the blog too ... :)

    The more help I get the better it is... !

    And of course every bit of appreciation really really helps us... so THANKS uttsy for always being there and boosting our morale! :)))

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  18. @ amy :) ... thanks ! and lukin forward to your music choices ... really appreciate ur help!:)

    have a gud wkend :))

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  19. Happy Birthday Kath HUGGGGGGGGGZ! Ur a wonderful soul...a beautiful being...a true friend.

    Keshi.

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  20. awwwwww thanxxxxx to all of u guys ^_~ for all the wishes... m soo happy and overwhelmed muaahh! hugss to all! sorry for not being here yesterday... we actually had celebration from 28th w/ the family and yesterday i'm w/ my two gal friends (ahem) all gals celebration! and now was frikkin' down of hang-over :(:(:( hehe... we went to 2 Night Bars and had a good time there all night awww... were damn drunk and i dunno how we managed to go home lol! ^_^
    ... now i dunno how to reply all emails and wishes i've got hehe also on orkut! "Tequila" was breakin' my head till now pheww!!

    ... and whoaa we made it to Thinking Blogger Award!!! cooool!! Way to gooooo... Thanx Ish for makin' it possible and yeah of course to all of us goodluck and hope for more more good posts and topics to come!
    ... about the badge i have it on my sidebar now and very proud of it!

    thanx again!!

    hugss**

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  21. I'm late ..sorry !!!

    Happy Birthday Kathy :))

    3 cheers for betweenusfriends :)))

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