Ten years ago, on this very same day, I bought this domain for my blog. The joy of typing www.thinknonsense.com in the address bar which then lead to my blog was overwhelming. At that time, I never thought I would stick to this domain for ten years. But then I did.
It’s not at all relevant to me that hardly anyone visits my blog. There are like 10 visitors a day and sometimes a spike is caused by the crawlers and bots. These stats, which was one of the reasons for which I bought domain, doesn’t matter to me anymore. What matters is that I have web presence which is unique in nature.
I would very much thank to Bizhat, my webhost, especially to a guy named Santosh who used to handle the backend. He helped me in setting up this domain. The new staff they have recruited is also helpful. I hope they continue giving free webspace and continue hosting my website while doing so.
Above all, thank you reader. Whoever you are, Wherever you are, thank you so much for visiting me.
Till we meet next time..
Today my blog turns two. I am very happy to see the blog celebrating it’s second anniversary. Thanks to all the readers, my friends and the search engines who have helped my blog to turn two.
These days I am blogging less due to lots of reasons. In spite of telling again and again, Can’t post frequently. Hoping that your love for the blog pushes me further.
Till next year…
Where to start?? This was the question when I sat in front of my PC with Blog editor open. There is a lot to say but I am still finding it difficult to manage with time. This is affecting things I want to do. I am not that old blogger who started blog in last February with loads of stuff to write. Now I have no time to write but have stuff to write about.
For the past week I am busy with a major slab and that is taking hell out of me. I am finding it very difficult to manage things on site. For a small decision, I have to go through a lot of paperwork. The positive side is I am loving all the trouble. I want more and more of this. If the things get easy then my interest vanishes. I see a lot of troubles for next whole week.
Tired from the site when I sit in front of PC, I find it very difficult to arrange the words. I find it difficult to eve find words. Add to it my bad bad broadband. The result was the worst post count for February. Even worse was the quality of nonsense. I already made an announcement that I’ll be blogging alternate days from March. It has already started last month.
Today was a big relief. I woke up late and completed my sleep for the whole week. Then I watched a movie, two bowls of ice-cream, a looong shower and then reading. I read too much. Cleared almost 700+ posts in Google reader. There are less than 300 left now. Tired of reading online, I went offline for reading. After reading for 2 hours, I thought of posting. So far so good.
One of my website is still under construction. I’ll give it time this weekend. Things are changing on this blog also. Did you read my last post? I wrote a poem. Now I want to dedicate this month just for new connection and reviving old ones. Just want to change “I’ll try” to “I want”.
Till I do that…
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. 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…
Time is a great teacher. You learn many things as the time passes on. I am not an exception. When I started this blog I was not a great writer.(Neither I am now.) I had a bit of hesitation before starting this blog. So instead of starting on 1st January, I started it on 1st February.
What was the hesitation for? I had urge for blogging after reading many blogs throughout the internet. Whatever answer I wanted, the search would land upon a blog most of the time. And they had beautiful explanations with good use of language. This was exactly my weak point.
I am not fluent to English. The reason may be that I have very few conversations in English. So forget about writing good in English. As I said I didn’t knew how to write a good blog post. Now the things are changed with time. At that time I wasn’t able to write quickly on a given topic. Now I can. Continue reading →