I guess you should have read why I blog, but do you know how I started blogging? That is what I am going to tell in this post 🙂
Once upon a time…*Too much* Ok, a few years back I was generally *clueless* on what to do on weekends, and I used to visit some friends place in the little time that I was not sleeping. One day, one of my friends suddenly decided to show me his blog. Until then, I was not aware of what a blog was.
So, I asked him – ‘What is a blog?’. He told me that a blog was like an online diary and we can write whatever we want. He also told me that people from *all over the world* will visit our blog, read what we have written and comment on some of the posts. He showed me his blog’s Google Analytics readership stats which contained a world-map plotted with the location and number of all his readers!
I was both *amazed* and *fascinated* 😀 In my *excitement*, I took an oath to start a blog immediately after I reached home. As you can guess, I did absolutely nothing. After six months of hibernation, I suddenly decided to start a blog and wrote this post. *Reading it once again, it’s not that bad! Just (Un)Poetic (nonsensical)Abstract-ism* 🙂
Once again, I went into hibernation. For six more months. After that, I was really determined to start and maintain a proper blog. So, with utmost *seriousness*, I set-up a compulsory weekly schedule of posting and (for the most part) stuck with it.
One thing I still remember is, once I published my second post I was reminded of my friend’s Google analytics bragging and hence I kept checking my stats and comments every one hour! Only to find 0 hits and 0 comments even after 3 days!! 😀
I guess it pretty much continued like that for the next six months or so. Ok, I did get a few comments and few hits, but there were no followers as such. I was pretty much writing for myself. In retrospect, I feel that some of my most creative posts were written during this period.
Frankly speaking, not much has changed, even today. But I would prefer to believe that I have developed a *cult-following* for my blog 😉
So, how did you start blogging?
PS: I experienced a small splurge of that passion and excitement once again when I recently redesigned my renewable energy blog. That’s why Destination Infinity is burning on the top 😛