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Why Do I Blog?

12 Jan

I don’t know how to start this post, but, as far as I know I’ve been blogging for a while now, though, I’ve only got 11 Posts, 2 Pages and 21 Comments. I do know about thousands of other blogs out there that don’t get noticed too, so the question is Why do I still Blog?

For me, there is no quick answer to this question. As far as I know, it started with my wish to have a personal website which led to my googling for a free personal website stuff, due to which I came across an article about blogging. That article changed my life. It was a legen-wait for it-dary (in the style of Barney Stinson) moment in my life.

After the article, my blogging days started and first I set-up a blog at Blogger.com (too simple for me) and then at Tumblr.com (too colorful for me), and, then I came across where I was destined to be, WordPress, and since then I have been blogging here.

Originally, I just wanted to have a personal blog (for my daily life and sorts) but soon I realized that I wanted to explore more and interact with the blogging world and on the other hand, decided to put a limit on what I share and write. So, I started to use tags, links and at the same time I went to several blogs that I found interesting, and at the end of the day, I liked and commented on some posts and well, that’s how bloggers interact.

In this blogging journey of mine, I’ve realized many things. A blog is like a medium to share whatever I want to. A blog is like a piece of real estate on the Internet which keeps growing by the push of the Publish button.

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WordPress promotes Regular Blogging

2 Jan
WordPress

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You might have read my previous post which was about my saying that I’ll post every day in 2011. That was my first resolution for 2011. Well, I didn’t post yesterday (1 Jan) so that breaks my resolution as early as it can.

Whatever, let’s just come to the point. This post isn’t meant to tell you about my resolutions and how early I broke them.

WordPress has taken the initiative to promote regular blogging by the name “The Daily Post“. They’ll be using this blog as a place to share blogging ideas and other tips for regular blogging.

This is what they have got to say as their first post

Here at WordPress.com we like blogs. We like bloggers. And more than anything else, we like bloggers who blog.

But one hard part of blogging is beyond the awesome tools you use. It’s the posting. Coming up with ideas, writing them down, or picking the right photos, can be quite the challenge. And then you need the courage to hit that Publish button.

As announced today, to help you we’re launching this experimental blog called The Daily Post. We will post every day here, hoping to inspire you to do the same.

We’ll have inspiring questions from Plinky.com you can re-use in your posts, insightful interviews with rock-star bloggers,  and fresh ways to think about blogging. We’re doing this to help build a community of people who want to be more active writers, bloggers, and creators.

More to come soon!

For now, subscribe to this blog and get ready to roll in 2011.

Well, this is too good. WordPress is slowly becoming the best blogging tools, services and more and more.

Wish you luck. Hope this Daily Post inspires other budding bloggers and they also blog daily.

I’m Trying to Post every day in 2011!

31 Dec

I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now.  I will be trying to post on this blog once a day / once a week for all of 2011.

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similiar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.

Signed,

Pranav Garg

Free Demonoid Invites

28 Dec
Demonoid

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Demonoid is one of the best torrent sites I have ever come across. It is one of the best because it is open only to limited users and there are almost NO unseeded torrents there. Almost every torrent you can think of is present there.

But, there is one big problem, the registrations. Thanks to Pulkit Kaushik and his post, ‘Free demonoid Invites‘, I was able to get an account there. I am here to solve that problem by giving you free “INVITATION CODES” which you can enter and get a free account immediately. All I want from you is a thank you, a subscription to my RSS feeds and a tweet linking to this post (optional).

If you want the treasure the invitation code, just make a comment on this post with your real e-mail id (It is upto you if you want your e-mail shared or not) with a link to the tweet about this post (if you tweeted about it) and a message saying that you want the invite.

Users who Tweet about this post with the post’s link in the tweet and paste the link to the tweet as a proof in the comments will be higher on the priority list among the users who want the invites.

The Size Of Internet (AN INFOGRAPHIC)

17 Dec

 

The Size Of Internet

The Size Of Internet

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Blogging:Not So Easy

22 Nov

As tempting it can be to start your own blog, the knowledge about how not to-do it is far more important than how to-do. The great articles you see at blog don’t just pop-up randomly. They are made out a lot of sweat and some experience.

Blogging, not only being fun is also a great deal of learning. It is a great help in showcasing your writing to those millions and billions of people on the web or just get your voice heard to the same or even a larger crowd.

This article will deal with some steps you should take in order to make your blog successful.

1.) Be original

That’s what it is all about. CONTENT, YOUR CONTENT. You are on the internet with a blog/website just to show who/what you really are. Even if you notify the blogger that you have used his content in your post and given a link back to his/her article, even then, people wouldn’t like to read it because they would have probably read it somewhere else. This only works when you provide them with suitable descriptive comments of yours.

2.) Do some research about blogging (and yourself)

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

You need to sure about which blogging platform to use and your niche. Choose a niche that you are really passionate about otherwise your blog will be like a graveyard haunted by content that is of no use to the users. After sometime, even you won’t be likely to visit your blog. I’ll be writing a blog post just about this topic in the near future. I can’t give any assurances yet.

3.) Consider your writing style

There are in numerous writing styles. Well you probably won’t write “Howdy?” in a letter meant for your boss. You need to be conversational and interesting in the case of blogging.

4.) Think about the title

Nothing catches the eye more than the title. Good content is a waste if a suitable title isn’t provided. Title is what appears in search results. A good title will surely get you some traffic from search engines.

5.) Encourage comments

Don’t fear comments. Comments will tell you what people are thinking about your posts. Even if there are negative responses, try to analyse or just straight away ask them what they think isn’t good. Try assuring them that you won’t repeat the same mistake again.

6.) Promote your blog

Use today’s social media to the max. There are many platforms to choose from.

7.) Encourage guest posts on your blog

Guest posts provide your readers with new content and a fresh perspective. Try guest posting on other blogs too. It always is a great source of traffic. It’s a win-win situation for both the bloggers.

8.) Love your readers

Responding to comments is the first and most important step. Visiting your reader’s blogs if they have them. Leave supportive comments and even suggest they guest blog for you now and then.

If you think I have missed something, feel free to comment. If your list list is too long, you can consider about a guest post. Contact me at thepranavgarg@gmail.com for any further information on guest posts.

MySpace Finally Surrenders

19 Nov

You might be hearing about the Facebook-MySpace thing in the news. The news was thought to be about some tie-up but it was more of a surrender ceremony. MySpace is sending CEO Mike Jones for the announcement. Facebook managed to rustle up a vice president – Dan Rose. I think MySpace is a little more than embarrassed that Facebook isn’t making someone more senior available for the event (Well, it is a habit for them now). MySpace announced that it is more about Music and Movies than social networking, thus, leaving no chance for the rivalry between Facebook and MySpace to dwell any longer. The most important announcement that it made was about the ability of people to sign up for MySpace with their Facebook account. This would also bring their likes and interests into their MySpace profile, thus, taking less time to set-up.

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