My 100th Post

Posted by : foongpc | Friday, December 12, 2008 | Published in


Hooray! I have reached a milestone in blogging. As of today, I have reached the 100th post!

Funnily enough, I was at Old Town White Coffee last week and they told me they were celebrating their 100th outlet! Talking about coincidence.

To a new blogger like me, I think that's an achievement of sorts.

Not Old Town White Coffee, but my blog. Yes, I'm talking about My Very First BlogTM.

All right, I'm impressed with Old Town White Coffee reaching their 100th outlet and trying to overtake McDonalds with the most outlets in Malaysia, but let's talk about that another day, shall we?

So yes, to a new blogger like me, reaching my 100th post is certainly an achievement.

But wait a minute, can I still consider myself a newbie in blogging?

I still remember the day I started this blog, and writing my first post back in March 2008. (I actually really started blogging in May 2008 after two months of inactivity). I had absolutely no knowledge of writing blogs. I was so new to this blogging thing I did not even know what the word "ping" means. I only knew it had nothing to do with ping pong.

In fact, I have not heard of words like AdSense, widget, tag, Digg, ATOM, Technorati, Feedburner, RSS, and so on. These words sounded so alien to me at that time.

And I did not know how to put YouTube videos on my blog.

Or make a recording of me playing my piano and post the music on my blog.

So I guess there's always a first time for everything, right?

If only writing a blog is as simple as pressing the "blog" key!

Over the months, I have learnt a lot of things. And I am really grateful. Yes, come to think of it, if I did not try my hands at blogging, I wouldn't have learnt so many new things and gained so many friendships with bloggers all over the world!

Now blogging is part of my life. I just love to blog, and I am loving it more and more everyday.

Some people say I would get bored and give up blogging after some time. But I have proven them wrong. In fact, my love for blogging have grown stronger. You can even say I am addicted to blogging.

But that does not mean it is so important that it takes over my life. No, I have not sign up for Bloggers Anonymous yet. In case you are wondering what that is, it is somewhat similar to alcoholics joining Alcoholics Anonymous.

To some people, blogging is their No. 1 priority. For me, blogging is NOT my No.1 priority in life. It is my No. 2. I would feel restless if I don't blog for more than 3 days. That's why if you notice in my blog, I always come up with a new post every 2-3 days.

If you find I do not have a new post after 3 days, you should be concerned. After 5 days, you should be very concerned. And if there's no update after 1 week, it's time to ring the alarm bells. Yes, I'm serious. Something must be very wrong if I don't update my blog for that long!

Sometimes, I wonder if there's such a thing as Blogging Idol, will I audition for it?

Some bloggers say they don't have anything to blog about. They run out of topics to blog. Writer's block, if you will. So they give up.

I say bullshit! There are a million and one things to blog about. In fact just thinking back on what you did today is enough to fill up a post. Or just watching the news on TV or reading the newspaper will provide you enough materials to write several posts for your blog to last a week. And I notice that some bloggers can even come up with a new post everyday by simply posting a few pictures of what they eat everyday! These are the fanatic foodie bloggers, and I certainly don't recommend that you do that!

Of course for bloggers like me who write about anything under the sun, it is much easier to come out with many different topics. Those who do niche blogs, or specialise in certain subject matter may find it more difficult. However, if you plan to earn money from your blog, it is better to have niche blog.

By the way, have you read the book by Stephen Covey called "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"? He came out with a new book some time back called "The 8th Habit". Sounds to me like a new discovery. I haven't read this latest book yet. I wonder if there's any chance the 8th habit might be blogging? Haha!

Anyway, jokes aside, I want to really thank all those who have made it possible for me to reach my 100th post. This include all you bloggers who regularly visit my blog, taking your effort to read my posts and leaving your opinions and comments. I don't have to name names, I am sure you know who you are! I really, really do appreciate you!! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!! You are the ones who inspire me to continue blogging.

I also like to thank those who visit my blog but do not leave any comments. You, whom I call the silent readers. Thank you for visiting! Hope you continue to visit my blog and enjoy your stay!

I plan to continue blogging for years and years to come. I don't think I'll ever stop. So one fine day, when I reach my 1,000th post, I might just throw a big party! And all of you will be invited!

(58) Comments

  1. Anonymous

    I share your joy and excitement....I reached my 100th post couple of months earlier and I called that a mini milestone. Wasn't sure I would still continue but hey I lasted and am still going on...until..I don't know. I might call it quits when I don't really have the time.

    Have a great weekend!

    December 12, 2008 at 8:31 AM
  2. khengsiong said...

    Well done!

    I often save post as draft and publish every 2 or 3 days. So even when I was on vacation there would still be posting, haha...

    December 12, 2008 at 11:41 AM
  3. Mystery Man said...

    congrats on your 100th post! here's to 100 more! :)

    December 12, 2008 at 1:11 PM
  4. foongpc said...

    my bug life, thanks! I really hope you will continue to blog for as long as possible! Cos I really love to visit your blog and see those beautiful photos! : )

    khengsiong, thanks! Yes, I do that sometimes too. I will most probably have to do that if I go on vacation : )

    mystery man, thank you. Cheers to that! : )

    December 12, 2008 at 1:31 PM
  5. LifeRamblings said...

    congrats, foong! I love your blog and have enjoyed each of them. Keep blogging.

    December 12, 2008 at 1:53 PM
  6. TZ said...

    *Two thumbs up*
    Keep up the job... again welcome to the community of blogging :p

    December 12, 2008 at 3:05 PM
  7. Anonymous

    Congrats! It is not easy to achieve the 100post! It used up alot of brain cells!:) keep it up

    December 12, 2008 at 3:56 PM
  8. Mariuca said...

    Congrats congrats! Looking forward to ur 200th post now, happy weekend! :):):)

    December 12, 2008 at 4:01 PM
  9. Anonymous

    Hey mate, I am looking forward to your 1000th post celebration party! Keep up your effort!

    December 12, 2008 at 4:42 PM
  10. Anonymous

    Hey, congrats on your 100th post!
    I will soon be reaching mine too.. ;) But not this month.. Planning to do it in Jan 2009 i think..

    Congrats once again.. Looking forward to your 200th post.. ;P

    December 12, 2008 at 5:54 PM
  11. Bengbeng said...

    congrats on yr 100th post. if u can reach 100, u can reach 1000 soon enuf. many have dropped out. u write well too, btw

    December 12, 2008 at 8:07 PM
  12. Anonymous

    congrats!! when my friends have blog, i was so freak out about having one because i don't know what to write... and i need to write everyday to get visitors? it's pure gila!!! but now i could update every 2 days of ratio. and i have been blogging for the past 2 years.... let me count how many posts i have...

    December 12, 2008 at 9:50 PM
  13. lina said...

    Congratulations! Here's to many more posts from you. :)
    I bet 1000th post won't be too far ahead. :D

    December 12, 2008 at 10:14 PM
  14. molly said...

    Aiyoh! I started my blog almost the same time as you but I am still far behind. Still lots of things to learn, I mean simple things that all of you are doing, I am still struggling. Anyway, congratulations!

    December 12, 2008 at 10:58 PM
  15. [SK] said...

    keep it up keep it up, soon you'll set yourself milestones like 200, 250, 300, 500, 750, 1000 and more!!! :)

    December 12, 2008 at 10:59 PM
  16. HappySurfer said...

    Hey, congrats, Foong. Now that you have reached 100, 1000 is just around the corner. You can do it and happy blogging.

    December 12, 2008 at 11:16 PM
  17. foongpc said...

    life ramblings, thank you for your kind comments! : )

    tz, thanks for your encouragement!: )

    fann, yeah, must eat more brain food to counter the loss of brain cells. LOL! Thanks!! : )

    mariuca, 200th post coming soon! Haha! You have a great weekend too! : )

    December 12, 2008 at 11:56 PM
  18. foongpc said...

    jam, thanks. You'll definitely be invited to my party! : )

    cashmere, I look forward to your 100th post in Jan 2009! : )

    bengbeng, thanks for your support! You are one of those bloggers I got to know in my early days of blogging. We will keep visiting each others' blogs, yes? : )

    renaye, haha! I also thought I need to come out with a new post everyday when I first started. Phew! Now I know you don't need to. But if I have all the free time in the world, I might just do that! Maybe when I retire...: )

    December 13, 2008 at 12:06 AM
  19. foongpc said...

    lina, thanks for your words of encouragement! : )

    molly, thanks! Don't worry, you're doing fine. Just take your time. Everyone is different and blogging should be something we enjoy doing, not something that stresses us out. Have fun blogging! : )

    sk, thanks for dropping by to give me encouragement! : )

    happysurfer, I know as long as I keep blogging, I will reach there. One of the best thing about blogging is to read comments from bloggers like you : )

    December 13, 2008 at 12:19 AM
  20. Johnny Ong said...

    haha that 'blogging idol' shld be very fun ... wonder who will pick it up and produce it

    December 13, 2008 at 1:15 AM
  21. Anonymous

    Congrats on your 100th post! Here's to many more to come! Given how often you blog, 1000th shouldn't be far away. Should I start getting ready for a party? Hehe.

    December 13, 2008 at 1:31 AM
  22. Monica said...

    Congrats on your 100th post Foong! Happy Blogging ;-)

    December 13, 2008 at 5:35 AM
  23. Anonymous

    Congratulations on your 100th post! We started around the same time...and though I've gone past my 300th post, I still can't post youtube videos. Somebody taught me...but old man forgotten already the moment he left. LOL!!! Young people are much better at this sort of things! Keep it up, my friend!!!

    December 13, 2008 at 6:43 AM
  24. Anonymous

    Congratulations on your 100th post! My thanks to you Foong for making your first comment on my post about the orb in my photo at the Trevi Fountain. Without it, I wouldn't have found you and your funny (most of the times) and interesting (always) blog. I have some awards lined up for you BUT I don't expect you to post it since I know you don't like those stuff. :o) okidoki? LOL
    Btw, you can just record your hands playing the piano if you are camera-shy. LOL

    December 13, 2008 at 5:43 PM
  25. Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) said...

    Congrats on your 100th post. I'm pretty new to your site but I think you do churn out some great posts :)

    December 13, 2008 at 7:51 PM
  26. foongpc said...

    johnny ong, yes nice to have a Blogging Idol competition : )

    missmall, haha! Don't get ready just yet, as my 1000th post is still far away! : )

    monica, thanks! happy blogging to you too! : )

    December 13, 2008 at 8:43 PM
  27. foongpc said...

    suituapui, thanks! I don't blame you for not knowing how to put YouTube on your blog. Sometimes it's not easy to remember how to do it. In any case, as long as you continue to post pictures of food, I will continue to visit your blog! LOL!

    December 13, 2008 at 8:54 PM
  28. foongpc said...

    babette, wow! You still remember my first comment on your blog! Yes, I still remember that post of yours. Well, this just reminds me to always seek out new blog and comment on them, cos you never know what it'll lead to!

    Thanks for the award. I'll have a look at it : )

    Recording my hands playing the piano? OK, will consider that : )

    December 13, 2008 at 8:54 PM
  29. foongpc said...

    nick phillips, thanks for the compliments! : )

    December 13, 2008 at 8:56 PM
  30. day-dreamer said...

    Congratulations!! May there be more hundreds to come!! :)

    December 13, 2008 at 11:01 PM
  31. HappySurfer said...

    Foong, that is so sweet! :) Thank you.

    December 13, 2008 at 11:38 PM
  32. foongpc said...

    day-dreamer, thanks! : )

    happysurfer, you are welcome : )

    December 13, 2008 at 11:42 PM
  33. synical said...

    Congrats on the 100th post! Here's to more for years to come... :D

    While I don't mind reading niche blogs, I know I can never do one myself - there'd be too many and one blog is more than enough for me to deal with.

    I started my blog when I was still in college: those days it wasn't hard finding anything to blog about; but these days, a post every few days is still not bad. (I've 2,000 something posts and counting)

    Then again, my blog is mostly my diary of sorts, so... haha.

    December 14, 2008 at 1:04 AM
  34. foongpc said...

    synical, thanks! That's a lot of blogging you've done! LOL.

    December 14, 2008 at 1:41 AM
  35. Pike-chan said...

    keep up the good work ya... i enjoy reading your blog... and thanks for dropping by my blog so often...

    December 14, 2008 at 2:01 AM
  36. Anonymous

    Wah, 100th blog posts..congrats! Sounds like we started blogging about the same time...okay I started a few years ago but it is sometime in May this year that I became more regular in my postings.
    Hmm...I didn't even count my number of posts.

    *the female Foong who is not related to this blog owner*

    December 14, 2008 at 2:23 AM
  37. lina said...

    maybe you should have a party for your 1000th post. I'll bring something. :D (That is if I'm invited)

    December 14, 2008 at 2:27 AM
  38. Anonymous


    December 14, 2008 at 4:54 AM

    I love your blog and seems like I have been reading it for quite some time. Congrats on your 100th post!!! I hope to see at least 100 more!

    December 14, 2008 at 7:50 AM
  40. foongpc said...

    pikey, glad that you enjoy reading my blog. I enjoy reading yours too!
    : )

    foong, thanks! Oh, so you only started actively blogging in May this year! I'm pretty sure you would gone far beyond 100 posts by now : )

    lina, haha! It's still too far away to think about that! But in any case, you will definitely be invited! : )

    December 14, 2008 at 11:31 AM
  41. foongpc said...

    zrce, thank you! : )

    health nut wannabee mom, thanks! Also thanks to Entrecard, otherwise I may not have known about your blog and you may not be reading mine. I plan to blog for as long as possible, so another 100 posts will not be a problem! : )

    December 14, 2008 at 11:38 AM
  42. Anonymous

    happy 100th! :)
    i was at the oldtown in uptown when i saw their 100th outlet thing. hehe

    December 14, 2008 at 1:30 PM
  43. Anonymous

    my detox ah?? is drinking caster oil. i should be going to the loo at least 3-5 times but the first time i did was once and yesterday was just once... i asked a sifu before she said the caster oil amount is not enough for me so now is trial and error. so next week i need to increase the caster oil drops... AHHH help!!! it's a torture to drink that!!!!

    one of the reasons i didn't go so often might be because my stomach is full of junk food. imagine going to the toilet during the detox program is suppose to get rid of all the junks i have taken for all my life....

    December 14, 2008 at 1:57 PM
  44. Anonymous

    wah so hot..... i wonder how much she is paid for the cover.

    December 14, 2008 at 2:04 PM
  45. Anonymous

    aiya!! wrong comment box!

    December 14, 2008 at 2:05 PM
  46. Anonymous

    Congratulations Foong on this milestone!

    I admire your perserverance and hard work, wish you every success going forward!

    December 14, 2008 at 2:56 PM
  47. Anonymous

    Keep it la.

    December 14, 2008 at 8:55 PM
  48. foongpc said...

    xin, haha! thanks : )

    renaye, I've never tried caster oil before! Which post were you commenting on?

    horizon, thanks. Don't seem like hard work to me, cos I enjoy blogging! : )

    keeyit, thanks! : )

    December 14, 2008 at 9:49 PM
  49. eastcoastlife said...

    Congrats on your 100th post!!
    The joy and satisfaction of blogging is only known to passionate bloggers. :)

    I'm impressed Old Town White Coffee is expanding into a large chain. Congarts to it too!

    December 14, 2008 at 11:33 PM
  50. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife, thanks! So I can consider myself a passionate blogger, yes? : )

    December 15, 2008 at 2:52 AM
  51. Angie Tan said...

    Congrats!! I think I passed that milestone some moons back. LOL!!

    Anyway, will be busy and so, may not have the chance to blog as often... I think.

    December 15, 2008 at 6:33 PM
  52. Anonymous

    Hey, cool and congrats!!
    I'm almost 100 too!!:)

    December 16, 2008 at 6:12 AM
  53. Lisa said...


    December 16, 2008 at 9:09 AM
  54. Tekkaus said...

    Wow! You'll throw a party when you reached 10000000? Ok, I'll be waiting! haha =)

    December 16, 2008 at 12:42 PM
  55. foongpc said...

    angie tan, I hope you will make time to blog! I like to read your blog too : )

    leo, really? I thought you've passed 100! Well, let me congratulate you in advance! : )

    lisa, thanks!! : )

    tekkaus, haha! It won't be that soon so it'll probably be a long wait for you! : )

    December 16, 2008 at 1:01 PM
  56. Unknown said...

    congratulations foongpc! ur now no more amateur lah. already graduated with flying colours! :)

    December 19, 2008 at 7:53 AM
  57. foongpc said...

    quachee, really? How come I still feel like an amateur? Still got a lot of things to learn lah, especially from bloggers like you!
    : )

    December 19, 2008 at 11:06 PM
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