Sunday, December 28, 2008

colors


Finally my blog got it's new year gift - a new dress! pretty, i guess :)
Yes, there has been a change from ripples to colors. Though my profile boasts of my presence in Blogs ville from October 2005, ripples was born in 2008. The blog was aptly named ripples cos it reflected the emotional instability in me. My words let out my frustrations. Maybe those frustrations or emotional turbulence did not reach you, but definitely I was relieved. A year with you have taught me so many new lessons. A year with you have definitely made me a better person. A better person with better perspectives. And now, its time to move away from all those frustrations and tensions. Today I share my moments with you. Today I share my day with you. Today I talk to my friends through this page. This page has gifted me so many wonderful friends. It has advised me when needed, teased me and comforted me in pain. This page has seen all the shades of my life this year. And hence I name it - Colors!
You might be thinking that the name and the body of the blog doesn't match! I say, it does! Lets compare this blog with your life. Lets look back. How many incidents in the past do you remember when you laughed with all your heart thinking that was the best time in your life? How many incidents do you remember when you cried bitterly thinking it was better to be dead or insane or at least immune? I am sure you could count them. At least I could. These are the shades that reflect in our blog. Moments which we cherish or which had some kind of effect in us. Those are the colors of my page and the long dark portion of the page reflects the forgotten life!
And so here we are towards the end of another year. Let me wish all my friends out here a very very happy New Year. I love you all. Take care.

68 comments:

Lena said...

i love the new skin, and layout, just everything!
someone had done a great job!!
Happy New Year in advance and Happy Birthday to СOLORS! (you almosy stole my blog's name :P )

sawan said...

thaanz dearie. i am flying! such a grt appreciation from you - the one who design templates for many!! Happy New year to you too and my blog says "thank you" for your wishes :)

about the name - i should have thought that great minds think alike :) now, i have the name :P

Priya Joyce said...

niiice re..juss love it..


and a happs happs new yr to u tooo

sawan said...

hey Priya: thanx :)

and thanks again for the wishes :))
so how are the celebrations going?

Scrawler said...

Thanks for this colourful gift!

Vinnie said...

Sawan Saar!!!
surprise surprise:) :)
beautiful design...what a way to usher in the New Year!!!

Check my blog..surprise for u too!

ki said...

Brilliant layout.
Happy New Year.
Lots of love. :)

Senorita said...

@ sawan...this is a really cool template... loved it !!!..going into the new year in style I see :))

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Lovely new look,and a beautiful name :)

Good to know that the ripples of your life have ebbed down.May the coming year add color to your life in every possible way.Take care.God Bless!

sawan said...

@Scrawler: Its new years eve ma'am. Smile all your way to the year ahead. Happy New Year.

sawan said...

@Vinnie: Hey, thanx dearie.. Hwz u? Half of my mind is already in your blog.. I justa cant handle surprises :P So i am going right now :P

sawan said...

@Ki: Thnx dear. Have a wonderful New Year. Beat the hurdles to death. Let this year be in your name!

sawan said...

@Sen: I am flying :P Thnx for your sweet words :) Happy New Year dear. Whats the plan for New Year?

sawan said...

@Sami: Thnx dear. Yeah, this wonderful space have indeed transformed the ripples to colors. I just gave it shape :)
Happy new year Sami.

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

wowwwwwwwwwww........... i cnt even tell i much i hv fallen in love with this new template of urs. esp d font and colors u hv used to write 'colors'.... so so sooooooooo very beautiful.

nice to knw that the ripples have transformd into beautiful colors. n i also loved the way u hv connected d blog title, blog design and ur life.

stay happy..always smile :)

Freya said...

wow, nice theme!

sawan said...

@Preeti: WOW , that was some sorta compliment I would always cherish :) Thank you so very much for your kind words. Black has always been there in my mind and I was never sure of the theme until i saw the picture of the flower [left most]. As soon as i saw that I got the theme :) And then working on it was fun :) I love making posters :P

The transformation from ripples to colors was silent but somehow i coudl feel it all now. Looking back, I could say that one wise decision I made in 2008 was to return to Blogs Ville!

Wish you a very Happy New Year Preeti. Njoi to the fullest cos life is too short to compromise!

sawan said...

@Freya: Thank you dear. Hope you had a wonderful CHristmas! Whats in tune for New Year?

Scrawler said...

Hero! We all are getting older with each and every Sec'..so how can i smile? :P

Vinnie said...

Sawan saar...where is 'my blogger buddy' ?? even 'Picturesque blogger' is lost in ur jungle of awards :):)
i see that u have put in a lot of groundwork..when did u start the project??
n what happened to 'Bharatmatrimony' ads? aapki shaadi fix ho gayi kya ?

sawan said...

@Scrawler: I never thought that age is a criteria for smiling :) and over here, no one gets old! every one is still in their sweet 16 :P So smiiiile :))

sawan said...

@Vinnie darlin: your blogger buddy is right there! and dont you worry about the jungle. you just have to click on any of the award and you would reach the album :)
project??
bharat matrimony ads was not for me right :P shaadi abhi tak fix nahi hua. yet to see the right "eyes" :) i replaced the "shaadi.com" ad with "sponsor a child" ad. I guess they need more publicity. I saw the sight from some where and I sent them a mail to sent me a jpeg pic and link of their sight so that i could add them to my site and they did sent :)

so hwz life at ur end??

Scrawler said...

harat matrimony ads was not for me right :P shaadi abhi tak fix nahi hua. yet to see the right "eyes" :

Right 'eyes" or 'red eyes"? :P

sawan said...

lol, "the perfect eyes" for the time being :)

RiverSoul said...

Dude!
Awesome name
:)
If you say, that it relates to you, then it does! I need no explanation dude, coz Its ur Blog!
:)
And honestly, other than a few of Lena's templates, And a few others, i've scoffed at the rest. But urs is absolutely awesome
:)
Spl the Blog header just awesome
:)
Happy new year mate
:)

sawan said...

@Sid: Wo, i am flattered :) thanx for those kind words man.. you have a blast too.. happy new year!

Scattered Thoughts... said...

hey sawan.. nice theme.. sorry for being critic when ever body is saying such nice words.. but a lil bit overcrowded :(

the blog roll list looks stuffed/sandwiched in and hence the space for post is slashed..

and BTW, what is the difference between "labels" and "easy way in"

I hope you wont mind it..

ki said...

I never IMAGINED you'd be from Palakkad too! Wow! :D

sawan said...

ST, man wer have you been?? You are most welcome to be a critic :) I know its a lil bit over crowded, but i ve done my maximum to arrange things in order. I dont have any widget to be deleted from here other than the "labels". Yes I know that widget is repeated. I just put it there cos I have to replace one with any other widget so that the layout looks good. I din find time to search for the right widget :)
I couldnt give more space to the text area simply cos i really wanted a 3 column layout! And yes, I would replace "label" with something else as soon as i get time :)

happy new year bro.

sawan said...

Ki, What do you mean by "Palakkad too"?? know anyone else from palakkad??

Scattered Thoughts... said...

yeah.. a lil busy with naukri :) once in a while you see..

regarding the template - we come here to read the contents rather than widgets so that should be given more priority :) just my opinion though..

did you try to put the blog roll widget in the last column under all other widgets.. you got enough space there.. otherwise may be reduce the width of the 3rd column..

sorry but cant really help it.. too used to of poking my nose every where :)

ki said...

Ahem. ME!!!!! :D

(My mom's side to be precise :))

sawan said...

@ST, i am too used to these widgets. cant just throw them away :) ill try the other options though.

sawan said...

Ki, wow. wer in pkd?

ki said...

Nurani. :)

sawan said...

Now, i dont believe this! Its a 15 mins drive from my home! :) so happy to see ya here!

sawan said...

ST, hope this is better!

Vinnie said...

Sawan saar...sorry for troubling u saar..but ur awards r coming out of their shelves :):)
u may keep it at the bottom with all else..this way it distracts from ur posts!!
sorry again...u already had made changes as per ST's suggestion so..anyways, do consult the gang if this is ok..

Scattered Thoughts... said...

hey sawan this is better for sure.. but awards are falling out of place.. need to resize images ??

and on my system just 1 column of blog roll is appearing.. hope its just with my system..

sawan said...

@vinnie and ST: Aware of the size of the awards. need to resize them. Din get enuf time yesterday. Would do it hopefully today! and regarding the blogroll, i am not sure, cos its working fine in my sys :(( anybody else facing the same problem?

ki said...

Seriously??? :O

sawan said...

ki, yeah!!is someone stayin there? just ask ur mom if she knows "chandranagar" , i stay there!

swati said...

hey sawan sorry 4 being late..this time..
a beautiful blog with a very beautiful name "colors"..it reflects all diffrnt shades of life..though im nt pssemistic bt i jus luv white n black shade..n the background of ur template is black..which really caught my attention..
n yes..wishing u a very happy new year..

sawan said...

swati, every good thing has its share of time. and so there is no need for a sorry :) thank you so much for your kind words. black is really a beautiful color and a very important one. I forgot to mention this in my post. Black absorbs all the colors and hence my background or page reflects black absorbing all colors of my life :)

Wish you a wonderful and prosperous new year. Let the air around bring you smile through out the year.

Scattered Thoughts... said...

hey dude.. looks cool now.. and now I can see both of the columns for blog roll.. one last suggestion, in the bottom row for gadgets, please resize the middle one in terms of height (Flicker - "A day out at the film city") So that it comes even with other two and thus all 6 will be evenly sized and spaced :)

or may be you can resize the top row with a standard height (more) and the bottom row as lil less coz the gadgets there do not need much space..

Ria said...

nice post and i jus love ur template. :) and the name is very apt.

Keshi said...

WOW what a post! Loved it Sawan. Great way to bid goodbye to 2008 and WC a brandnew year.

Happy New Year to ya too HUGS!

Keshi.

sawan said...

ST, happy that it looks better now :) the height thingy coudn be adjusted :( the layout is designed in a way that it automatically takes the height considering the widget used! The only thing i could do is categorize widgets according to their size and re arrange it. For that i may need new widgets and it would take time :)

sawan said...

Ria, wow, i am so happy tht you liked it. thnx for ur kind words. Happy new Year!

sawan said...

Keshi, at last you came :) u liked it?? m smilin :P Happy new year to you too dearie.. *hugz*

Heart'n'Soul said...

Good one - new and improved :)

A happy new year to you too ... hope the colors r forever here to make it beautiful for u :)

WarmSunshine said...

ur blog's new look is swell Sawan :)

Will come back for a read tonight :)

sawan said...

H'n'S, (all smiles) thnx, colors - i just wish so :) have a wonderful year ahead.

sawan said...

Meher, heeyya.. thaaanx :) come back come back.. good way to end the year :P and also to start the new year :P

Haappy New Year

swati said...

hey i have left a new post..hope to see u there as well..
tc

simply sur said...

Hey there.. Nice one... n Happie new year to u too!! M glad that u likd my blog n decided to follow!!

divinediu said...

The new look, eh?

Nice.

:)

Happy new year!

CrazyHeart said...

happy new year ANIL:)
let the new year bring you lott of happyness...and let all your dremas and wishes come true:)

SMRITI said...

Happy New Year Anil...I remember blog-rolling you but for some reason your blog updates never showed up...Checked again and found that it wasnt there on my list :(

Anyways, Here's wishing you a very very Happy New year...completely agree with you on the fact that the blog is a reflection of our emotional self...it may not always come out the way we feel, but it always feels good to pour our heart out. :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR ONCE AGAIN :) MAY ALL THE BEST THINGS HAPPEN TO YOU THIS YEAR.

AND LOVE THE BLOG SKIN...VERY FUNCTIONAL :)

Scrawler said...

Happy New Year!Have A wonderful year ahead.Let your encounter(s) be successful[my message to our gang..since all are facing encounters theses days] :-)

sawan said...

swati, i read it. beautiful, i shud say!

sawan said...

@SS, thnx for the wishes. you write well, how could i miss more stories? :P

sawan said...

divinediu, thnx :) happy tht u liked it. Happy New Year to you too :)

sawan said...

@CH: WIsh you th same. May all happiness find its way to you.

sawan said...

Smriti, Thnx dear. Happy New Year. May all your wishes see their fulfillment this year, Let happiness b with you always.

sawan said...

@Scrawler, thnx dear. and bout my encounter : its on hold till sep 2009. our astro asked us to do so !
happy new year to you and your family :)

WarmSunshine said...

i am happy with the transition from ripples to colors :)

i share the same feelings of gratitude :)

happy blogging :)

sawan said...

Meher, thnx a lott :) my post is happy it got ur comment :P