Starting from zero to……….My first Blogoversary !

This is more a belated post, as I was vacationing during the blogoversary date πŸ™‚


sweet offering of Sheer Korma

One year ago I started at the recommendation of my friends, one in particular, (whom I will be ever indebted) something random and out of the dictionary for me. It’s called a Blog.

A year ago, I sat in front of my computer, trying to figure out what is widget ? What buttons to push on my new wordpress blog. I was both, excited and scared, exploring uncharted waters. What will I find here ? How will others view my blog ? My fingers shook to write the description to my blog.

My pictures were from a point -and -shoot camera. I had no editing ideas. I did not know about watermarking. Literally, I was a Nemo in this huge sea. I needed help to find my way home.

I cribbed and moaned about my bad camera. I didn’t know how to use editing tools. And no watermarks. Hubby solved half my problems πŸ˜‰ , gifted me a DSLR and gave me a push. My friends from Facebook helped me with the watermark and editing tools.

ACBistro was born, with zero expectations and heart full of dreams, just like the flower bud waiting to bloom. πŸ™‚


My opening post was a traditional Bengali sweet called Channar Payesh. It got only 2 views, when I was expecting none ;), but it got me going and I opened a Facebook Page Β  Β  Β  Β

I had 2 followers plus a couple of email followers, one of them my husband πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰ But hey, I was blogging !!

I joined blogging university, learned to maneuver the various aspects of the blog. I met so many wonderful and talented bloggers, friends. I have been given an oppurtunity to see the world through their images of places, food and people.

Photography lures me, Cooking heals me, Reading enriches me and sharing my random Musings brings peace.

still life - silver jewellery

still life – silver jewellery

In the past year I have published 260 posts and have 17 in drafts. From just a few followers, I have gained thousands, with an average viewing of 74 everyday.


I have yet to travel a long road, discover and explore.

Thank you everyone for visiting this blog. I am grateful of every single day of your company. πŸ™‚

Cheers !! πŸ™‚


About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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30 Responses to Starting from zero to……….My first Blogoversary !

  1. Happy Blogversary! Look forward to many more posts from you πŸ™‚

  2. desleyjane says:

    Hey Andy! Happy anniversary. So glad to be here with you! I love your “photography lures me, cooking heals me…”

  3. trablogger says:

    Congratulations and happy anniversary. In fact I was waiting for your feedback on something πŸ™‚

  4. Happy blogiversary Andy…. πŸ™‚

  5. Hilda says:

    Congratulations! Gorgeous photos.

  6. Congrats Mam.You are always rocking πŸ™‚ keep up the good work.

  7. Happy Blogiversary Andy πŸ™‚

  8. skd says:

    Congrats Andy πŸ™‚ Keep going…

  9. Congratulations Andy and Happy Blogiversary!

  10. Sophie33 says:

    Congrats on your 1st blog birthday! What have you grown with your lovely blog & fabulous photos too! You introducΓ©s me to many new inspiring recipes & inlove also your cool,personality! Cheers! To many more blogging years! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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