My Year Two

Human mind, such a wonder it is. Capable of performing unimaginable feats in countless ways. Can store lifetime of memories yet can’t recall the most important ones when mostly needed. Especially when an individual’s mind is locked on tasks placed upon his shoulders and back by his manager.

That particular individual is Me!


Despite keeping track of important days, when I did something other than normal or had an experience which was beyond my expectations, today I forgot something very important. When I logged into my WordPress account today, I had 3 notifications. Two were likes to my yesterday’s posts while third was a congratulatory message from WordPress.

Today, my blog turns 2 years old!

Yep, that’s right. I created my very first blog two years ago (23rd Feb 2015) on WordPress and what a ride it has been for me since then. I have met so many amazing people from all over the world, getting a glimpse of lives while sharing a little bit of mine with them.

All I can say is Thank You to each and every single person who has read, liked, commented, shared or re-bloged (or did all of it) on the posts I have published on my blog in last two years. Though for past couple of months, I’m unable to return the due favor back to them, they still encourage me through their nice comments and likes.

I feel really happy when I received a like or a comment on my post because it shows me that what I think, what I see is valued by someone. We may not have not met in person but through this blogging, we meet everyday. And for this I’m very much thankful to you!

Last but not least, do check out these fellow bloggers who are beyond amazing people and they are the reason I’m still around πŸ™‚

Thank you so very much!


35 thoughts on “My Year Two

  1. Patty February 28, 2017 / 4:17 PM

    First of all: Happy two years anniversary! I think I follow you for almost a year now and I especially like the posts in which you share wise lessons with your readers.
    So, thank YOU, for still being around in the blog-tribe πŸ™‚
    ps and of course I too am honored you included my blog in your wonderful list: BIG HUG !

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    • Hammad Rais February 28, 2017 / 10:53 PM

      Thank you very much, Patty. Last two years gave me such an exposure of the world I live in. All thanks to people like you. I consider this as an amazing asset.

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  2. Hijabi-Online February 27, 2017 / 9:31 PM

    Happy blogiversary Hammad. I love reading your blogs especially the recipes you share. Keep the blogs coming. And Thank you for including my blog amongst other amazing blogs I truly feel honored. ☺

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    • Hammad Rais February 27, 2017 / 11:01 PM

      Thank you very much. I have learned much from you posts about Islam in the West. You are presenting the true side of Islam there and this ain’t a small feat, especially in today’s world.

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  3. camilledefleurville February 24, 2017 / 7:07 PM

    Happy anniversary! Happy blog anniversary! Thanks to your blog I found a friend and a kind of family in Pakistan, and this is so precious. Thank you for linking my blog even if have not resumed blogging after this winter unpleasant things at home: you push me gently towards writing again. πŸ™‚ There s no need to say that I like your blog with its many facets and the variety of matters upon which broach. And your style: sometimes I think I hear your voice as your style is unique among others. I hope you will blog long… πŸ™‚

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    • Hammad Rais February 25, 2017 / 12:15 AM

      There is no denying in the fact that you are the reason behind my blog’s tiny sparkling, and I’m saying this from the bottom of my heart.
      It was you who encouraged me to write about myself and the way of life about Pakistan, something totally opposite to my introvert personality. I’m so much grateful for this amazing friendship of ours.
      Thank you so very much πŸ™‚

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    • camilledefleurville February 26, 2017 / 7:14 PM

      I am blushing all red in reading this. But this is also another miracle for today: I spent the two previous days sitting by Anne-Marie’s bedside, wishing to relate to somebody – and I find your comment. I do not feel as alone and lonely as a few minutes ago. Thank you for being here. (And I am sure you would have had the same success with your blog without my trying to tell more about your country and your way of life; it would have come by itself. πŸ™‚

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    • Hammad Rais February 26, 2017 / 11:22 PM

      An absolute pleasure for me this little friendship of ours is, despite the long distance πŸ™‚
      And I’m very much sure that I wouldn’t had been able to write about my country and my life without your encouragement. My blog owes a very big thanks to you for all the success in last one year.
      Without you, I wouldn’t had it at all!!

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  4. Hugh's Views and News February 24, 2017 / 2:42 PM

    Many congratulations on your blog’s anniversary, Hammad. I’ve been told by some bloggers that once you get past the two year anniversary, you’re less likely to suffer from ‘blog burnout.’ So keep on blogging and enjoying the experience, because that’s what blogging is all about.
    Thank you so much for the mention.

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    • Hammad Rais February 24, 2017 / 4:29 PM

      Oh, that is a big relief for me after crossing the two year mark πŸ™‚
      My experience is all so special because people like you, for which I’m very much thankful.

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  5. wish 93 February 24, 2017 / 11:13 AM

    Thanks for mentioning my blog πŸ™‚ And congrats for coming this far in your online journey… Keep posting, I like all of your posts and eagerly wait for you to blog! You are an amazing individual sir and your blog is the best!

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    • Hammad Rais February 24, 2017 / 4:14 PM

      Dear fellow engineer!
      Thank you so very much for considering me as an amazing individual. This has truly made my day πŸ™‚

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  6. sheenmeem February 24, 2017 / 9:37 AM

    Congratulations Hammad on the two years anniversary of your blog. I love visiting your blog, and getting recipes as a bonus. Thank you for linking to my blog, and mentioning it. Lovely honor, and I greatly appreciate it.

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    • Hammad Rais February 24, 2017 / 4:12 PM

      Thank you very much for such an encouragement. It is nice to get a glimpse of your life through your daily prompts. They are amazing πŸ™‚

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    • sheenmeem February 25, 2017 / 12:02 AM

      I am so glad that you like my writing. Thank you for the encouragement.

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    • Hammad Rais February 24, 2017 / 4:11 PM

      Thank you very much and there is no need for mentioning πŸ™‚

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  7. lizalizaskysaregrey February 24, 2017 / 1:41 AM

    Happy Blogversary and many more to come! I enjoy your blog and also your visits to mine, thank you so much for both. Thank you also for the share, very kind of you πŸ™‚


  8. Erika Kind February 24, 2017 / 12:37 AM

    Oh, such a nice post, Hammad! Congratulations on your blogversary!!! You always bring a smile to me when I see that little Lego guy visiting my blog. Thank you for your kind words. I can relate so well to what you wrote here. It is a little miracle what we find in this blogging world. Something we had never expected. Although we might never meet most of our friends in person there is a connection and they truly do feel like friends. I thank you so much and I feel very honored that you included my blog into this amazing list of bloggers! Thanks for being here!

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    • Hammad Rais February 24, 2017 / 4:09 PM

      Thank you so much, Erika. You daily quotes and songs brighten up my heart, whenever I feel down. And this ain’t no ordinary feat!

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    • Erika Kind February 25, 2017 / 1:35 AM

      This means more to me than you can imagine, Hammad. It is what I hoped was the effect for the reader. Heading into the weekend with a big smile. Have a great one too! 😊

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    • Hammad Rais February 25, 2017 / 3:07 PM

      I’m feeling glad for being the reason for that smile πŸ™‚

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  9. nancy merrill February 24, 2017 / 12:27 AM

    Thanks, Hammad! I always love your entries for my challenges. Thanks for adding so much to them. Happy Blogiversary!

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    • Hammad Rais February 24, 2017 / 2:34 PM

      Nancy, your challenges are uniquely amazing and I love participating in them. Thank you very much for all the encouragement πŸ™‚

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    • Hammad Rais February 24, 2017 / 4:10 PM

      Your little insights along with your awesome photos always brings a smile upon my face. Thank you very much πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Umer Ilyas February 23, 2017 / 11:56 PM

    Happy Blog Birthday…..
    Your blog is wonderful….!!

    Stay blessed.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Vicky February 23, 2017 / 11:21 PM

    Congrats on your blogging anniversary Hammad and thanks for the shout out. I love your daily insights and your kind comments on my blog…keep it going, you have much to share and I love your views and links to life in Pakistan…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hammad Rais February 23, 2017 / 11:51 PM

      I love traveling with you, Vicky. Especially on those little trips when you capture doors and windows. What I have done so far on my blog is all because of people like you, who inspire me everyday πŸ™‚


  12. Cee Neuner February 23, 2017 / 11:03 PM

    Happy Birthday Hammad. I remember when you first started blogging. You have come a long way since then. It is a pleasure to know you. Thanks for adding me to your wonderful list. πŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hammad Rais February 23, 2017 / 11:46 PM

      Cee, it’s been an absolute pleasure meeting and befriending you. Your posts have inspired me so much and I have learned a lot from you. Thank you for this πŸ™‚


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