Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Milestones crossed: Thanks viewers/visitors and dear readers

With this entry, my blog has crossed 200 entries and 15000 blog-views. The blog saw its highest levels of popularity within the first month of its launch, and has, since then, had a healthy growth of readership and comments. In between, we have had phases when I did not write even for a month or two, but, on the whole, I have kept at this diary, and my readers have kept returning to read and comment on my writings. I have, in the past, mentioned many of my regular readers by name. Some of my earlier readers have retreated, and I have gotten myself some new readers, and so, the show goes on.

My readers must have seen a distinct change in my writings ... in my perception of the position I was/am in ... in my attitude towards the things going on in the Kingdom, and in my response to such things that are happening around me. Earlier, both my desperation and my response to unfavourable events was strident, uncontrolled and sometimes ungentlemanly; but now, my response is measured, controlled and at times filled with pleasant awe at the good things that keep happening to me despite the sometimes weird circumstances.

It has been very gratifying for me to have cleared the first two of the three stages of examinations towards qualifying as a Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (M.R.C.P.C.H.). This is considered to be one of the toughest examinations among all the disciplines of the Royal Colleges in the U.K., and I have been truly fortunate in having passed both the first and the second parts at the first attempt each time. Inshallah, I will hope that the same thing happens to me when I go for the final part of the exams next year. 

Thank you all for the support you have given me so far. I am overwhelmed by the love you have showered upon me, for the prayers you have offered up for me and for the respect you have shown me through your regular visits, your cogent remarks and comments and your responses on Facebook.

That is all for now. 

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