Shameless Self Promotion

I haven’t written “properly” on here  in a while on account of life being what it is – but I have been getting an unbelievable amount of views and comments that has nudged me to make this post. Allow me this one indulgence?

In case you’ve missed it, my top 5 posts (ever) are –

You are a Bangalorean If – A comment on the little things that a Bangalorean would indulge in.

Ode to my 29 Teeth – A horror story about how in the great battle of life, 32 teeth soldiers went marching in and only 29 made it back alive.

I am a Weirdo – A post that, if you’re being honest, needs no elaborate introduction.

This is for you, Rami – A eulogy for a mentor, a friend and confidante.

What it means to be East African – A list of things that struck me when I was volunteering in Tanzania.

Not to say I have given up on writing. I haven’t. I have been popping out Guest Posts like a machine, a machine I tell you. This is just to nudge you in the right direction and tell you that I have created a new page called Digital Footprints that lists all the places I do manage to write in.

Just know that I’m not ignoring you. I will try to write at least one post a day. Promise.

Hope you are well.

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  1. Steve Morris says:

    If you’re going to self-promote, then shameless is always the best way 🙂

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Haha. Steve, thanks for the validation. How have you been?

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  2. Re self promotion, I always say that if you don’t blow your own trumpet then no one else is going to blow it for you! I haven’t read most of the posts you mention but I will make a point of doing so, and keep blowing that trumpet of yours but, if you prefer an instrument other than a trumpet, E.G. a recorder then blow that instead! cheers, Kevin

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    1. cupitonians says:

      I prefer a vuvuzela myself. Remember them? I’m sure you’ll hear a lot of tooting very soon as we’re coming up to world cup season and all. Thank you so much K. You’re such a good supporter!

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  3. colonialist says:

    I would say this is more of a same-less shelf-promotion. You demonstrate a lot of variety displayed on the shelves of this blog! 🙂

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you so much. I tried to include photos of strange animals but I’d have to defer to you. Hope you are well. Congratulations again on finishing the book. How are you celebrating?

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Hello. How have you been?

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  4. Know-All says:

    I get really uncomfortable with repeat-use of the word machine!! Reminds me of the Terminator…the bad one… 😀 😛

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    1. cupitonians says:

      You remember that old Indian joke? How do you pronounce DOG-HINE? And then CAT-HINE? and then they ask you how you pronounce MAC-hine. And then laugh because they’re so clever? Good times!

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      1. Know-All says:

        Haha…I remember the one where you ask( very fast) f-u-t-u-r-e…..fu-tu-ree na fa-ta-ree…and rarely did anyone get the answer…neither…its future! 🙂 Hope you remain as shameless in the future! 😀

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        1. cupitonians says:

          Haha. Thank you! I still don’t have the pleasure of knowing your name.

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          1. Know-All says:

            Really!! Are you kidding me??? And I was under the impression that you actually read my posts!! 🙂 I think you have read this post of mine…or have you? 😛

            http://knowallsbox.com/2014/02/13/things-about-know-all-you-never-wanted-to-know/

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            1. cupitonians says:

              😉 I mean your REAL name. The rumour is that your name starts with S and ends in ATAN! : D

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              1. Know-All says:

                Ouch!! That hurt!! Do you realise that’s my Achilles heel!! Do you, seriously? 😛

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                1. cupitonians says:

                  Haha. Is it? Really? We have a guy in office with your name, he goes by Satan.

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                  1. Know-All says:

                    Well…convey my regards to him, and assure him that “he is not alone”…there is at least one guy in Cal…who is a co-sufferer! 😉

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                    1. cupitonians says:

                      Hahaha! Come now. Nothing bad about it.

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  5. Jenni says:

    Wondering where you had got to.

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Hey Jenni. I haven’t written but I have been reading your blogs.

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      1. Jenni says:

        I know – I just hadn’t seen anything by your blog for a bit. Good to see you posting again.

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        1. cupitonians says:

          Thanks Jenni! ❤

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  6. OK, so I’ve started with I am a Weirdo (the most attention grabbing title). It seems to me like a manifesto for a living a mentally healthy life. But it also makes me feel like I gave in to the system by staying with an employer years after the job ceased to be fun.

    I’m looking forward to reading the other posts that I haven’t read yet. No matter where the venue is.

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Hey Norm. Thank you for all of the support. You are great! I think that sometimes you got to do what you gotta do. As long as you know when to stop.

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      1. Great…me? Let me deduce from that statement that your middle name is hyperbole. Thanks.

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        1. cupitonians says:

          Haha. You should accept a compliment every now and then you know!

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  7. Joe Bradshaw says:

    I would like to say I love your blog and the wonderful and beautiful things you share as well as the inspiration and smiles you bring in doing so! Thank you for being you and I hope even if you do not accept awards you will accept the sentiment expressed as I honor you with one. There is no prize that comes with the award other than my appreciation and being grateful you are part of our world and making a difference by sharing in such a positive way…
    I have posted the award and link to it here I hope you will accept it or at least the sentiment behind it! http://artisticlyxpressedthoughts.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/awards-and-shared-gifts/

    With love,
    Joe

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Joe, thank you so much for this. You know I feel the same way!

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  8. I really like your blog and what you put here. It is genuine and authentic! Its a nice retreat from the cynicism and sarcasm of my own blog and mind. With your permission I can bestow upon you the honorary spoon for 4 years of services rendered to the blogosphere ?!?!?1

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Haha. Always, you never need to ask. How have you been? (stop being so nice to me. I’m growing a big ego now)

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  9. I appreciate your honesty. Everyone does self-promotion but few admit it.

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  10. WillieSun says:

    Your eulogy for Rami will forever be one of my favourite posts from you ❤

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you so much my darling. A lot of my heart is on that post!

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      1. WillieSun says:

        It shows! Which is why I love it so much! It basically bursts with emotion and feeling.

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  11. pastiva says:

    Te he nominado al premio Dardo es un reconocimiento a muy especial porque reconoce valores personales, éticos, culturales y literarios transmitidos a través de la escritura.

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you so much! ❤

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  12. TBM says:

    I love the idea of the digital footprint. Clever! And no reason not to boast. You have some awesome posts. Be proud!

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you so much and big squishes to Miles because, well, he’s irresistible!

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  13. Congratulations on 4 years of blogging. Quite the feat. Also know there is no such thing as shameless. You’ve written a few articles you want others to read, no shame in that. Writers prefer an audience. Lovely blog. Also enjoy the read on advertisements, at last, I am not alone in my thinking. Thankfully, I no longer watch TV so, not exposed to it, much

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you for your kind words Lana. It means a lot to me! Glad you feel the same way about ads. They are annoying!

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you so much. Sorry I’ve been doing the disappearing act! ❤

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