I bet you are living well!
This post is about my blogging journey. It has been a year since I published my 1st post.
Like most of beginners, I started with Blogger.
Blogger is Google’s free online tool for bloggers. The name of my blog was: My Vantage Point.
I stuck to blogging for a while. Then I went on a short break.
I returned and changed the name of the blog to – The Split Mirror, again, on Blogger.
WordPress.com and WordPress.org
I had heard praise about WordPress from articles I had read online.
WordPress has two branches, WordPress.com and WordPress.org. The former is free like Blogger and the latter requires a self-hosted site (a website).
So I tried WordPress.com for a while. I created a blog named – The Opinion Cruncher. I spent the entire day trying to get my head around this new space. It was utterly boring and not as customisable as Blogger.
I stuck with The Split Mirror.
Then I went on a break. This time it was of a very long duration!
After I came back, I had obviously forgotten the customizations I had done months ago.
Lost, but itching to write, I opened WordPress.com and created a new blog – Candid Angle. Yes, this was the most un-lame name yet. 😆 It also defined what the blog would be about – frankness. I found WordPress.com to be very elegant and simple to maneuver.
I got serious about blogging.
Self-Hosted Site on WordPress.org
Then I read a lot of articles, and all of them seemed to suggest that I should get a web host (a company that hosts your website). If not a host, then at least a custom domain name (name of the website).
I decided that it was time I should get a custom domain name and rent a host. So I did.
For details, ask me here.
It has been 2 months since I created this site. But 1 year since I started blogging.
The first post was published on the 9th of March, 2015.
Blogging – Why?
Initially, blogging was about what I wanted the world to hear. Now, it’s about readers like you. My purpose is to help you through my words. You don’t need help? Well, let’s just listen to what we have to say, together (something we need to do urgently!)
The form below is for you. Tell me what you want to hear from me.
What you see here are simple words on a white screen. But the effort that occurs back-stage is tremendous! I hope you know that. Keep sharing. Keep forwarding. Keep well; a new set of posts will follow.
Be Happy and Love Well.