My blogging experience started some 5 years back. Rediff Iland was the platform for me then. I would get plenty of comments, likes or equivalents for
each post I would make.( No boasting. Facts!) I had no idea how this worked. I don’t have now. How perfect strangers knew about my articles remains a mystery. I didn’t use Facebook then. Didn’t use Orkut for advertising either.
Time demanded temporary seclusion
from the networking world. When one is born in a country with the population like India, one has to work hard for a good College. Like real hard. When one tops in school, parents tend to believe their child is destined to do something special. A child believes in what parents say. Hence starts the race for cracking IIT or PMT. In my case, it was IIT. In the process, I had to leave my home, change school, make new friends, abandon computer
and of course, the blogging was surrendered.
I didn’t get an IIT rank. My college is a proud host to IIT, Indore though. I’ve to be content with that.
A year passed in accepting the fact that I couldn’t make it into an IIT, Another semester passed in correcting things that have been wronged in the process. The fourth sem brought the reality. I am not a technology person. It was about time to start blogging again. Google suggested WordPress. And Here I am.
It’s tough to learn. Tougher to unlearn and learn. I am gradually getting familiar with the features of WordPress. Gradually understanding why Google’sfirst choice for blogging is WordPress. Gradually, accepting it was a wise decision to switch from
- To ad or not to ad (fishandbicycles.com)
- Thanks to WordPress (catharsisofcreativity.wordpress.com)
- WordPress, WTF is up with comments? (bluemilk.wordpress.com)
- WordPress Profile Settings – A Bugfuck (bignosedotorg.wordpress.com)
- The five minute WordPress business blogging challenge (marketing.yell.com)