THE HEM ANNUAL REPORT: Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016

On the very last day of 2015, it has been my pleasure to have provided you all with quality news, views and features, and to have consistently remained true to our core objectives of impartiality, information and telling the facts as they are. As we look down into the beginnings of a new year, I have been very proud of this blog and everything it has achieved.   In 2015, I made news and writing a bigger focus of the Half-Eaten Mind than ever before, and our proprietary GIF Moments were spun off into a second blog named Gifville, which … Continue reading THE HEM ANNUAL REPORT: Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016

HEM ANNUAL REPORT: 2014 in review

  Your 2014 in blogging “Our stats helper monkeys have been busy putting together a personalized report detailing how your blog did in 2014!”   ************************** Our annual report for 2014 is now available for viewing, courtesy of the Half-Eaten Mind’s hosting service, WordPress. The Half-Eaten Mind saw an astonishing 39,000 views over all categories and articles in 2014. That’s enough to cover 14 sold-out performances at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. The 1st of January, 2014 (New Year’s Day) was our busiest yet for views, with 2,042 viewings, buoyed by our New Year’s wallpaper specials. 14,806 views originated … Continue reading HEM ANNUAL REPORT: 2014 in review

IN MEMORIAM: To dearest Ajaybhai – my blogging angel

It is with heavy heart and deep sadness that we mourn the passing away of Ajay Mody, also known as Ajaytao, blogger of “Ajaytao2010” and the “Ajaytao Botanical Photography” blogs. He left this world on the 10th August 2014 after a short illness at his home in Mumbai, India. Ajay was an incredible blogger,  a great friend and a proud Mumbaikar. I was humbled, yet reassured, by his kind and spiritual take on life. His imagery was moving and beautiful. He loved nature, loved children and loved life. He has been a great blogger and a firmly loyal friend to many of us. … Continue reading IN MEMORIAM: To dearest Ajaybhai – my blogging angel

GIFT OF GRATEFULNESS: Versatile Blogger Award from Kim

On the 7th of July, 2014 (this past Monday) the Half-Eaten Mind has been kindly blessed with its first peer-offered blogging award since May. The Versatile Blogger Award, complete with a special trophy badge, was awarded by a good friend, Kim Gosselin, who writes on the blog “Chronic Conditions & Life Lessons“. We would like to humbly thank Kim for considering this blog to be adorned with a very fine and shining gold accolade. Kim’s blog consists of a series of articles revolving around her family, parenthood, life issues and general observations. Born in the northern American state of Michigan, home to … Continue reading GIFT OF GRATEFULNESS: Versatile Blogger Award from Kim

THE CRISIS: Half-Eaten Mind silenced by weekend shutdown

Recently the Half-Eaten Mind suffered what could well be described as the biggest crisis in its two-year existence. For more than two days, over the course of last weekend (28-29 June 2014), the blog was taken offline after allegedly violating the terms and conditions of usage concerning its hosting blog platform, WordPress. The blog did not finally rejoin the Internet until the following Monday, when this article was begun in draft form. This is the story of how the partially digested brain was almost silenced for good, as told by blog owner and editor Vijay Shah. He produced this article … Continue reading THE CRISIS: Half-Eaten Mind silenced by weekend shutdown

HEM TWITTERVERSARY: Celebrating one year on Twitter

As many of our blogging friends may know, the Half-Eaten Mind maintains a Twitter account, where I share the latest happenings and articles to come out of a partially digested brain. It just came to my attention that it has been exactly a year since we began tweeting our mind on one of the world’s most influential and bitesized social networks. I was looking through my Gmail account from where I receive all mails regarding the HEM Twitter feed and came across one from the Twitter HQ in San Francisco, California, USA. It said: “Happy Twitterversary! You just turned 1. … Continue reading HEM TWITTERVERSARY: Celebrating one year on Twitter

HEM THE LONDON BLOG: Our new header image goes live

When it comes to creativity and just making things happen, I’m a bit of a ‘night owl’. That doesn’t mean growing feathers, hooting like an idiot and silently divebombing the local drunkards. But it does explain why we have an owl for the blog‘s mascot. What I really mean is that some of my best ideas, thoughts and plans come to me in the dead of night, when everything is quiet and I’ve got me a space to think. It was exactly such a night only yesterday that an idea that had brewed around in my mind finally took a concrete … Continue reading HEM THE LONDON BLOG: Our new header image goes live

MOTHER NATURE: Changes to comeback and revamp

The Half-Eaten Mind previously reported (last weekend) on the return of fellow blogger Alex Smithson, who runs photography and news blog “Mother Nature”. As mentioned previously, Alex had taken five months’ break from blogging due to important exams and was planning to return to blogging activities on the 1st of July, 2014. Yesterday night, I was informed by Alex that a sudden change has been made to the plan. Mother Nature will now be restarted on the 25th of June, 2014, which is around three weeks from now. The 1st July will instead mark a massive redesign of Mother Nature, … Continue reading MOTHER NATURE: Changes to comeback and revamp