One year of nonsense

Finally…The moment I have been waiting for the whole month. It’s 1st February 2009. One year of my blog. I am really happy to come all this way. Before I write anything else, I would like to thank to al the readers and commentators who helped this blog grow. Not much, But this blog has 550+ comments spread throughout in 410+ posts. Not bad for a nonsense blog.

Since this is “One year post”, I’ll repeat all the good things said about my blog. :tongue: Frankly, I’ll repeat this any number of times, I never thought readers will like the nonsense I write. I just thought of giving a try. Something that no one else have done. I am not as successful as many other professional bloggers, But more than what I thought. It’s hard to know what peoples like. Look.. They liked nonsense.

On the first day of this year, I wrote a post about my goals for this blog. I have not kept them high as I was sure I’ll have less and lesser time for this blog this year. The effect is already noticeable. Last month being my lowest blog post count for the past 12 months. Though there were some other reasons as well. I am now totally focusing on my time management. Otherwise things will get worse. It’s hard to announce that I’ll blog alternate days from next month onwards. Not this month as this “One year month”.

Back to topic. Throughout this year, I learned a lot of things. I learned how to make your blog public. Get a good exposure. If my blog was a niche blog then with all the publicity, I would have generated a lot of traffic. Earlier I had to post comments, use traffic exchange and similar blah blah to get traffic to my blog. But now search engines generate most of it along with bookmarks and subscriptions. Recently I started giving full feed to readers.

What next?? The domain for this blog is now six months old. Now I bought two more domains and I am working on them. I want to start them as soon as possible, but not incomplete. So it may take some days. They will be up anytime during this month. Secondly, I am working on completing all the goals I kept for the year. This is not possible with your support. If you have a good blog, Help me spreading nonsense. I will do the same for you.

Thanks to all readers one more time for the support…

Think Nonsense…

Why do we have Nicknames?

Piggy chops, Bebo, chi-chi, ash, abhi, Big B, SRK, Jlo, Scarjo, Brangelina and so on. These words seem to be meaningless. They are. But while reading this you’ll ignore their meaninglessness(Wow!! What a word.. :w00t: ). That’s because you know these are the nicknames of celebrities. You will laugh at anyone else using these names if they weren’t celebrity nicknames. Is that the purpose of nicknames? To give others reason to laugh at you?

I’ll start with myself. (I talk a lot of things about myself on this blog.. Guess what? It’s my personal blog turned to nonsense. :pinch: ) I have a lot and lot of nicknames. Unlike most, I consider nicknames as gifts and as a measure. It is the measure of how much people around you love you. What they feel about you. The nick by which I write on this blog is about nine years old now. I got it when I was in Higher Secondary. I was known by that name to some friends. But my most used nick is Gullu. It sounds funny. But almost 90% of my friends call me by that name instead of my real name.

I’ll tell you one funny incident. I was new to orkut and was sending requests to friends by their e-mail ID’s. One of the friends replied, “Who are you? I don’t know you.” :dizzy:
I was a bit surprised and replied him as Gullu. Only then he was able to recognize me. I will never forget that incidence where my nick name superseded real name. After that whenever I sent a request I wrote Gullu in brackets besides my real name. This name is stuck to me like a birthmark.

Nick names are meaningless but for me they are priceless. My ears are always eager to hear Gullu rather than my real name. It shows love. Those who are in love will know this. Their GF or BF call each other by a lot of nicknames. Silly nicknames. Almost every person on this earth will have one nick name at least. However idiotic it may sound, just accept it(Exclusive of Bad words). Let the people laugh at you. You are the reason to spread smiles. :biggrin:

Till your nick lasts..

Think Nonsense…

Going off track

If you have noticed, throughout this month I have failed to update blog on daily basis. I was successful for the whole year to update it daily. With the start of new year, I have failed to do so. There is no single definite reason for this failure. I want to put all those reasons in this post so that I get some relief from the failure.

The first reason being my previous web host. I don’t know what happened to the servers but they kept my blog offline for about three days. A perfect start to new year as I said already. The staff must have been in the “new year eve” environment for these days. Lot’s of booze. I think my old admin friend left that company. I didn’t got any replies from him. Hello… Anyone home??

Then I changed my web host and was happy to get good speed. Things looked good. But when everything is going ok, something bad is about to happen. Suddenly I started getting memory errors. I mailed and mailed lots of time. Got replies like “Fixed”, “Done” and similar one liners(And one worder’s). Finally my blog was offline again due to new web hosting. After some hours it was back but I was getting too many errors. It looks like he installed CentOS again. Everything works quick and no errors now. Continue reading →