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Year: Five

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Five years of highly infrequent blogging. Three cheers, anyone?

If there’s one thing that sets this blog apart from any other blog in the whole blogistan, then that is its author’s (that is to say, my) ability of not updating regularly. And when you consider the fact that this post that you are reading right now should have been uploaded about a month ago, you can realize that when I say that I don’t update regularly, I mean it!

I know. I am probably the greatest procrastinator of recent times. And it’s not just blogging; there are loads of things in my life right now that are highly messed up just because yours truly is a lazy giraffe. But anyway, I wouldn’t want to talk about them while (sort of) celebrating Ulta Seedha’s 5th blogiversary. Instead, as is the tradition of Ulta Seedha, here are some random statistics.


Ulta Seedha has seen 93 posts in the five years it has been online. That makes an average of 1.55 posts every month.



Of course, this post count does not include those entries which were lost in the Diary-X crash. (For those who don’t know: before Ulta Seedha got its own domain two years ago, it was hosted on Diary-X.) The post count also does not include those posts (mainly poems) that I wrote before I started blogging, and the pages which fall out of the regular blog timeline (About, FAQ, etc). All of the statistics that I provide below are based on these 93 posts.

The most lengthy post that I have written in these five years is also the last post of these five years: An Evaluation of Popular Time Wasting Algorithms, which contained 1653 words of brilliant nonsense.

The shortest post contained just 6 words and two photographs: This Morning. The shortest, picture-less post was Glass of Water, containing 14 words.

Average length of a post turned out to be 424.1290323 words.


Despite my rarely updating attitude, I have been very fortunate to have a great readership in these five years. They might not know it, but I have always learnt a great deal from every one of my readers and the comments that they left on my ulta seedha stuff. And some of the readers are also my good friends now. I guess I have just been very lucky.

Before I tell you the stats regarding comments that this blog received, let me tell you something interesting: I have not used the comment count reported by WordPress. Instead, I have re-counted the comments excluding my own, and have considered the unique number of people who commented on a particular post. In other words, if a person XYZ has commented three times on a post, I have counted those as only one. The results are quite amusing.

Total number of comments is 975. This makes an average of 10.48387097 comments for each post. (Going by the regular count, there are 1632 comments, with an average of 17.5483871 comments for a post.)

The post receiving the highest number of comments, 27, was Yet Again. The regular count says that it received 43 comments. (Runner-up is “میں کام کرتا ہوں”, which received 25 comments, and which tops with 54 comments of regular count).

The least number of comments is, well, ZERO. 3 posts share this count, and no, I am not mentioning them. They are highly immature. (That’s not to say that the rest of the blog has anything mature to offer!)


On past blogiversaries, I had also calculated the maximum and minimum number of days between updates, but for the 5th blogiversary, I won’t. I’ll only embarrass myself if I mention them.

Which brings us to the next thing…


Yep. An e-book.

I know, I know. I am not a prolific author. Heck, I am not even a proper author. This blog is certainly not a masterpiece, and has nothing to offer except long hiatuses. Still, I thought that an e-book containing a collection of posts from the past five years would be something interesting to do.

Also, I wanted to say ‘thanks’ to all of you who have been reading and supporting Ulta Seedha. Couldn’t think of any other way. :)

Update: The e-book has now been removed.

(I apologize for the ridiculously large size of the e-book, specially to dial-up users. Sadly, that’s the smallest size I could achieve even after all the PDF compression techniques.)

And now, dear friends, let’s just see if I can make it through the 6th year.


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Apr 10, 2008 at 4:38 pm

where is the Cake ???
best wishes for future :)

Dinky Mind

Apr 10, 2008 at 6:09 pm


So, how many days did it take you to write such a longgg post? :P


Apr 10, 2008 at 6:10 pm

Wow! Congrats man! Five years is a long time yar!
Hope you weed out the lazy giraffe in you over the next five or so years ;)

Stray Angel

Apr 11, 2008 at 12:53 am

Whoa! Congratulations! I’m definitely checking out the e-book! And I’m going to stop with all the exclamation marks now…


Apr 11, 2008 at 1:29 am

How come I wasn’t invited? :( *sob* I had to gate-crash. :( :D


Apr 11, 2008 at 1:30 am

EEEE!! Delete my name!!!! And replace with SK. EEE!!! It’s s’posed to be a segret!! :/ EEEEEEE!!!!


Apr 11, 2008 at 1:31 am

oh! I s’pose since I’m gate-crashing, I should wish you. :D Happy blogiversary!! :D


Apr 11, 2008 at 3:14 am

Happy Bloggyannivesary

Wheres the party at????

Meri taraf se cake kha lena..

Well done for 5 yrs!!!



Apr 11, 2008 at 5:18 am

I can have zaina’s cake if she’s not havin’ it? :D Can I huh? Can I huh? :D She’s my sis…am sure she won’t mind… ;)


Apr 11, 2008 at 7:02 am

Thank you! The cake was here somewhere — probably eaten up already by SK!

Dinky Mind,
Thank you, dinky sister! And well, considering that this post should have been up on 14th March, you can calculate how long it took!

Thanks, man! I am hoping the same for the giraffe. But the problem is, he’s not just lazy, but also quite persistent on being lazy! ;)

Stray Angel,
Oh, you can use all the exclamation marks you want! (See, I am using them as well!) And thank you — hope you like the e-book!

All right, hold on. First, this isn’t a private party, so feel free to crash. Second, I am still in the process of distributing invitations, so don’t you worry. And third, don’t finish that cake (you are only having your and Zaina’s piece!) And thanks! :)

Thank you! The party’s right here, even if apparently there are no balloons or crackers. (Yeah, I know, I am boring.)


Apr 11, 2008 at 9:19 am

i came here with da hope to get some food
:S but all i see words flooting in the air
so not fair

even after 5 yrs u r still konjoos infact have become more kanjoos than ever

huh wish u best of luck for coming 6 yrs….

*revieling a secret* its first time today i have read this long post from start to end…. ;) i usually give up in the middle hehehe

keep it up


Apr 11, 2008 at 9:27 am

Kewl! I will patiently wait for my invite *SK stares at her watch..* Ummm…Saadat…times atickin’..tick tock… :D Yes that’s my defination of patience. :P Why? What’s yours? ;)
Uh oh….you mean the WHOLE cake WASN’T mine? Uh oh…ummm…too late. ;) And BTW my and Zaina’s piece would just make..wait..JUST make 2 pieces…ONLY. :( :D


Apr 11, 2008 at 10:22 am

Oh wow 5 years :~)

happy Blogoversary, still alone :P Or is it like those bdays u celebrate alone *sigh*

And that was awesome book Saadat .. Thumbs up for next 5 years too :)


You can have a slice if you want :)

No One

Apr 11, 2008 at 10:46 pm

haha…happy year 5!! …its funny how you actually had to leave me a comment in order to check out your blog…that totally says…you better start being a regular blogger…waisay I don’t see you on my blog…send me an email…peace. tahh.


Apr 12, 2008 at 7:33 am

Thank you, for reading the post in its entirety, and also for calling me a kanjoos. And yes, I’ll try to keep my kanjoosi up in the future. :P

I don’t think you’ll ever consider my definition of patience. :P And yes, only TWO pieces. Feel free, though, to have a slice from the fruit cake Asma has offered!

Thank you! And thanks some more for the fruit cake. It looks yummy! *reaches for a knife and fork*

No One,
Thank you, kiddo. Start using a feed reader, by the way — it makes life simpler!


Apr 12, 2008 at 8:07 am

Mubarak on your blog saal gira. Mine’s the same age this month. Makes us both Blogistani Buzurgs, no? hehehe!


Apr 13, 2008 at 6:47 am

Thank you! And mubarak on your blog salgirah as well! Don’t know about being buzurgs though — this buzurg certainly does not talk wisdom. :)


Apr 13, 2008 at 8:24 am

sorry for commenting late – i’ve been preoccupied.

congrats on at least keeping the blog alive for five years :)

unaiza nasim

Apr 13, 2008 at 5:58 pm

Add one more apple on the blog’s skin:-)
Happy anniversary to your bloggie


Apr 14, 2008 at 7:44 am

Keep rocking bro.
A party would be nice…maybe when I get back to Pakistan in a few ? !


Apr 14, 2008 at 10:11 am

No apologies necessary, meray bhai. This blogiverary itself is late. And thank you!

Thank you! And THAT is one stellar idea! If only I can find a stylish picture of 5 apples. :)

Thanks, buddy! And sure, drop a line in my inbox or in here if/when you visit Islamabad.


Apr 14, 2008 at 4:45 pm

happy blogversary! =D….

love to read your nonsensical (=P) talk! keep it coming


Apr 14, 2008 at 6:15 pm

5 years! ahem ahem!! mubarakan!!! u told us late and i wished ya late ;p tit for tat? lol am being lazy, never mind ;p congrats and hippy burthday to blog!! :)


Apr 19, 2008 at 10:10 pm

Happy Bloggoversary!! You actually sat down to count the number of different people who ever made a comment? Well, is it mentioned in the time wasting algorithms of yours? :P

Beautiful Stranger

Apr 21, 2008 at 11:14 am

Oh, I saw that comment you left inviting me some time back but didn’t know what blogaversary was or what I was supposed to do. Just landed here by chance.
Chalo ji, happy birthday to your blog. :D


Apr 22, 2008 at 2:17 pm

Mabrook! 5 years, wow.
U had definitely make it thru year 6 & many more…!


Apr 22, 2008 at 9:07 pm

I’m late but I bring extra cheers and confetti. Many, many, many happy entries of the blog and loads more to come.
E-book’s nice and nifty idea. soonest i get my life on track or something akin to a routine, will catch up on all.
like te idea of all the stats you put up and craftily call it an entry. smart kid!


Apr 23, 2008 at 6:13 am

Thank you! And I know you love everything nonsensical!

Thank you, behna. Don’t worry about being lazy. Your bro is a champ among lazies.

Ah, you finally get to see my comment, eh? And yes, I actually sat down and counted the no. of people; and no, it’s not in my paper because it’s a not a popular algorithm. :P And thank you!

Beautiful Stranger,
Lady, all you had to do was to click on the link! Thank you!

Thank you, meray bhai. How are you doing, by the way?

Thank you very much, Umm-e-Saif. :) I’d wait for your opinion on the e-book. And, well, yeah, I had to put up something, so I put the random stats up. Nothing too smart, really!


Apr 24, 2008 at 10:56 am

Azizum: Happy blogiversary. I have always said it, and will say it again – the ulta seedha place is a great place, and I wish it many many years of update-ful greatness.

Now I have already got that e-book downloaded, and should be getting down to reading it any day now :)


Apr 29, 2008 at 9:09 am

Thank you, and more thank you for your kind words (as always). I shall wait for your comments on the e-book, though you have read most of the posts included in it already. :)


May 9, 2008 at 5:39 pm

mmmph i wont start about any excuses yaar. m sorry. i never bothered to open the link fom my blog.
but heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy i lov ur blog! its the other best one, the other being abbas ka wala :)
i downloaded the ebook, n my sis has been reading it n loving it so far.. u look too parhakuu n geeky to have such a fabulous blog :D many many happy returns of the day yaar, keep it gng for us.. i need to smile once in a while n this place helps!
rock on n march ahead with full speed :D


May 10, 2008 at 10:12 am

I am flattered. My sense of humor and writing style stand far behind Abbas’s brilliant talents, but I am glad they work for you anyway. :) And say my thanks to your sis as well.


May 18, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Ah, happy very belated birthday to your blog!!!

check out the link i posted, download all kinds of fiction books, many many authors listed, who’ books you can download! :) A birthday present to your blog, from mine :)


May 20, 2008 at 8:49 am

5 years and again gone to halt :P


May 21, 2008 at 5:12 am

Thank you! And thank you for the gift as well. :) I downloaded one book already!

Do you really think that this blog will change its habits in the 6th year? :P


Jun 4, 2008 at 12:58 am

I have no idea why but just as I entered here and read a few lines of the post…the mobilink jazz advertisement came to my mind…’kaisee kartee ho…?’

Please dont hate me…just had to comment it out…


Jun 4, 2008 at 8:57 pm

Actually, being a male, I don’t kartee. And it’s not a secret anyway: Publish a post; take a pause of two months; publish a post again; take a pause of two months again; and so on.

And don’t worry, I don’t hate you. You’ll have to steal my apples for that.


Jun 6, 2008 at 11:42 pm



Jun 8, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Your newest policy is to write one post a year? Should I expect your next post to be titled “Year: Six” :P


Jun 8, 2008 at 8:09 pm

Thank you!

Haha, no, you shouldn’t. An update attempt will arrive soon.


Jun 13, 2008 at 5:09 pm

Year six’s gonna come soon =)



Jun 14, 2008 at 2:01 pm

I don’t mean to boast Chotey bhai, but currently my update frequency is twice that of yours… no mean feat too, since by your own admission you target a post every two months! If you are not careful, I might just get a big head :)

Update now!


Jul 12, 2008 at 11:48 pm

hmm..Five years.. Congrats.
The E-book is really awesome ! Looks great..! :)

منظر نامہ

Jul 13, 2008 at 12:05 am

السلام علیکم سعادت،
منظر نامہ ایک اردو کمیونٹی بلاگ ہے، جہاں ہم نے اردو بلاگرز کے انٹرویوز کا سلسلہ شروع کیا ہے۔ آپ نے بھی اردو میں لکھا ہے تو اسی لیے ہم آپ کا انٹرویو کرنا چاہ رہے ہیں، اگر آپ اس سلسلے میں ہم سے تعاون کریں تو ہم آپ کے مشکور ہوں گے۔ آپ تبصرے میں دئیے گئے ای میل ایڈریس پر ہم سے رابطہ کر سکتے ہیں۔


ماوراء __ عمار


Jul 13, 2008 at 10:50 am

Asma & Bhaijan,
As you now know, Ulta Seedha had went into hiding for some extra battery-charging. Back now!

Thank you! And thanks for liking the e-book as well. :)

منظر نامہ،
بہت شکریہ۔ میں نے ایک عدد ای میل آپ کی طرف روانہ کر دی ہے۔ :)

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