Anniversaries – really not my thing…

About a month ago I announced that on August 23rd I’d be celebrating a full year of blogging. It’s the 27th now that I finally get around to it.

So here go my stats:

  • 93 subscribers to this blog according to feedburner
  • 12 people subscribed to the comments on this blog
  • 87 visitors to this blog daily
  • 1,672 links to this blog, most to the homepage, according to Google webmaster tools.

I dared you, my readers, to choose my best post and link to it. Hardly anybody took me up on that. The one person who did vote linked to my post about: Osel Hita Torres. Since that was the only vote, I’ll have to assume that post is the most popular. 😉 The list of my most popular posts stands therefore pretty much as it did a month ago:

Osel Hita Torres – aka Lama Osel goes on to make movies

If you see the Buddha, Kill Him- an old Zen koan

Honesty is the best policy… except

About being observant of life- poverty and riches

Rudolf Steiner and theosophy – about local versus universal wisdom

My disillusionment with Jiddu Krishnamurti

Are humans meant to be vegetarian?

Messengers of the Masters or the Great White Brotherhood

I guess you all aren’t really into contests. I did however find a few new people to thank on my list of my Spiritual Friends (aka those who link to so that lens has grown a bit more.

Anyhow, thank you, all of you, readers, bloggers, twitterers etc. for being there in my first year of blogging here. I hope to continue to inform, inspire and make you ‘consider all’… If you have any questions you want me to answer, any ideas about topics I should be blogging about, feel free to share them in the comments.

2 thoughts on “Anniversaries – really not my thing…”

  1. Hi Katinka:

    Congratulations on your anniversary. I am only new to your blog. In fact, I am new to reading blogs. I have known of them for a long time, just never participated.

    I signed up to your blog because I was – am – going through a lot of emotional turmoil in my life now. Questioning a lot of things. I’ve been reading a book by Deepak Chopra called “The Path to Love” and that has helped a lot. It is centred on Buddhism, I think, which is a philosophy I have long been interested in.

    Anyway, somehow, pursuing that book and looking on the internet for things – I don’t even know what things – I came upon your name some how. I’m not sure I landed on your blog at first. I think it was your article about dream and reality. This was so close to what I was (am) experiencing, that I felt a kind of connection.

    So, anyway, I think I emailed you on facebook, and you replied. That led to me signing up to your blog. And that is where I am now with you.

    I have read some of your articles and found them to be really intense. Way above my understanding of things right now. But – that doesn’t bother me. That is how we learn. So, if I take on 10% of what you say – then that is 10% better than I would have been before.

    Maybe this path I’m on will parallel yours for a while, maybe not. Who can say? I guess I’m going on some feeling rather than some logic. …. Which could be dangerous, I suppose, but I don’t feel threatened by it.

    So, anyway, from what you said about the anniversary, I picked up a note of despair that so few people has signed up to the blog or had participated in the dare to link to best post. Maybe I’m mistaken. However, it has made an impact on me and I thank you for writing it. I hope you have fun writing it and that it brings you a lot of joy and happiness.


    ————- Mark

  2. Hi,

    Thanks for your sweet comment. A note of despair? Not really. I think for a spiritual blog that’s relatively high brow (as you note) I’m doing very well. As a Dutch person I may not always set the tone in a way that Americans understand. We’re generally not a very ‘hey that’s great’ type of people. In fact we have a saying ‘doe maar gewoon, dan doe je al gek genoeg’ which translates into something like ‘be normal, that’s crazy enough’.

    I lived in the US for a year when I was 12, which means that in many cases I will find a style of writing that appeals to American sensibilities, but sometimes I slip into my native understated style. Not depression or even disappointment, just a sense of: ‘this is how it is’. Nothing wrong with that.

    As for this blog going over your head – I have a few blogposts planned that are less academic than the ones I’ve been writing lately. Hope you stay around and continue to take something away from most posts.

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