Written blogs not calling for visitors is a disgrace!!! I did not say “readers” as the content can be to anybodies liking or not.
I tried to write blogs using blogger but did not find the interface and the dashboard interesting . Seamless integration with adsense , nothing more!!! Switched over to WordPress and found that there is an Indian replica – “blogger.co.in” which has more features than WordPress but does not keep your blogs if you are bored for 60 days. I also checked out on microsoft’s spaces , live journal , myspace, typepad and rediffiland. Will compare my readings about these blog pads , sometime later.
Coming back to my quest of making visitor’s connect to my blog-
1.Submitted the blog using site submission tools like submitexpress and directly pasting it to search engines like google and yahoo.
2.Used the most sensitive tags – manually as well as tools like “technoratti tag generator”
3.Added links to my blog on social networking modules like orkut , facebook ,twitter , linkedin and pages with my profile.
Still there are no visitors !!! I have seen the worst of texts being visited. But how and why?!
I do not want my “known” to increase the ticker.
The quest continues ………..
Recently, it is a fashion to write blogs.All the more tweeting has been the most in-thing after Shashi Tharoor travelled in the “Cattle Class1” (Synonym for which can be found by following him on twitter)
a) Why do we Blog ? Is it that we are lonely and we write something to spend our time? Or we find ourselves as a “gyani” to start our “pravachan” on the net?
b) Amitabh Bachhan blogs , Aamir Khan blogs – Can I blog ? Who would read those?
c)Where do we write our blog ? Which is the best blog writer available? Spaces , Live Journal , rediff , indiatimes , blog.co.in , blogger , wordpress, myspace, typepad….?
d) Are we not expressing ourselves in the social networking sites like orkut , facebook etc.? What difference shall I make by blogging?
e)Micro blogging is for the people who carry N9x or the E-Series !!
Having said all the above, some facts about blogging (Source – base less-It’s your choice to believe it or not):
a) A blog is created every half a second.
Freedom of expression is still not balanced after 62 years of Indian Independence.
c) Only a very small percentage of people blog for money. However blogs can be a money spinners.
Either those bloggers do not know how to raise money or they are saints of the 21st Century. Who doesn’t love money? Even If WordPress does not allow ad space for revenue generation , I would use a feed burner to get some bucks out of the feeds. Shhhhh… nobody reads my scrap!
d) 70% of the bloggers are between the age of 18-34.
No wonder ratio of the blogs written on sex, love , social networking are very high. We have the future Nobel laureates in literature. Some day this prize would be given for literary achievement on a blog!!!!
e) Indians have written more than 1 million blogs.
Tell me who on earth will not believe that?! Are we not the best amongst story tellers?!If you still have any doubt, ask your boss.
Check out for the blogger’s profile. Many among the fraternity have turned bloggers.
g) 90% of the bloggers do not care what people have to say about their lines.
Are they writing with their actual names?!
h) If you are honest in writing your blogs people would definitely follow you.
I just refrain from writing on my space. Why ?! We enjoy , we brood , we analyse and take decisions ……..I do not find these to be interesting enough to block a few kilobytes and restrict a network band width.
BUT – certain incidents need to be written and re-written to rectify your own self .Its like the Kindergarten teacher asking you to write spelling of “umbrella” 100 times on your notebook.
I bought a ticket to Ranchi two months back thru “irctc” expecting that it would have a rush during Puja Vacation. When I bought the ticket it had spiked off to a Waiting List 87.All thru those sixty days I was just logging in and checking my PNR for confirmation. Three days before the journey on 24th I found the ticket got confirmed.I was happy!!!I was going home as planned!!! Two hours before the journey when I checked for the seat allocated to me, I was shocked and depressed !!! What have I done ?! It was a ticket from Ranchi to Howrah and not from Howrah to Ranchi.The next morning’s Shatabdi was under Waiting List…Never it happens!!!! What do I do ?! Take a cab to Ranchi and travel thru the troubled lanes of the West Bengal – Jharkhand border at night.Something struck me and I checked the flight status for next morning – It was available!!!! Got the agent deliver the Confirmation Code.
Could not sleep at night over the mistake and mistakes I made every day while checking the PNR.Got up at 2.30am packed the remaining stuff and moved out around quarter to 4 for a flight at 6 am.The cab driver was smart to take me through the loose lanes on a dawn when Kolkata is alive to see the first glimpse of the Puja Pandals. The flight moved its peak on time and I was about to touch down in the next hour and 10 mins.Just 5 mins before landing the plane-puller announced that he was having trouble landing at the airport due to low visibility caused by the rising sun on the horizon.20 mins we kept flying seeing my city from top and then suddenly moving up.Another announcement at 7.25 – “The visibility has further gone down and we might have to fly back to Kolkata if the situation does not improve in the next 10 minutes.” Kept flying for the next 30 mins without any announcement.I was flying back to Kolkata with a disgrace. Suddenly an announcement came from the pilot that we are landing in 5 mins. I was a relieved man. I was touching down.
Yes, I reached home before I could have, going by train. But can I subscribe myself to such an idiocy done for almost two months. Was I over confident of my online ticketing ?! or was it a negligence which has started building in myself?!
Back now to Kolkata after Dussehera !!!! Will I keep making such blunders?!!!