Hi Everybody, Today i am very much excited as i have completed my 7 years of blogging. It has been a long journey. Blogging to me is a companion, a friend and also my identity. It all started accidentally. When i was in school, 6th Class, I was first introduced to programming where i learn to draw circle, triangle, square using programs BASIC, COBOL and later C Program. As i grew up i was more curious to know about computer and the amazing hidden world in that machine. I then learn HTML Language (Hyper Text Markup Language) as i have in our syllabus and try to write them in Notepad and run them on Internet Explorer. At that time a very interesting HTML Tag named <marquee> has really changed the way i see a computer and internet. This tag helps to slide the text or image from one side to another. It seems to AWESOME.!
At that very moment i decided to create a web page with full of information and pictures of my choice and so on. At that time (around the year 2003), we rarely have internet cafe’s and internet ready mobile phones. My cousin elder brothers is possibly the only people i knew who have an internet connection at their home. They helped me to know about the internet and use to solve my problems whenever i spoke to them. They were doing gradation in computers & are very talented. They said to me a webpage is a collection of websites. They help me to understand it by showing a website named Yahoo. I was very much amazed. I dream of doing something near to this and creating a website.
This goal of mine brought me much closer to it when i reach in my college days. At that time Reliance phones are the only phones which are internet ready and can be easily accessible with the help of the cord which connects your computer to the internet using a dial-up connection. I was scared about two things. First, I heard about the different kinds of viruses enters in the computer if you are using the internet. Secondly, Bills… as the phone was postpaid. But fortunately everything was in control.
I searched on the internet about websites and luckily one of my best friend Shahnawaz told me to google as free web space or anything similar to it. I thought it wouldn’t work but fortunately i came across some sites which lets you create a free website. All you need to have is your email address. i had one (not the current one). The very first step was to choosing a name for the site in the dashboard which seems to me a little bit confusing but i end up with adding contents to the site ex.: text and pictures and i am finished by simply clicking on publish button. Whoa.! My site is ready.
After experiencing this i search more on the internet and found pretty cool websites which helps you to create free websites such as: Webs, OwnAFreeWebsite, Jimdo, Weebly and much more. My personal favorite was Wetpaint as it helps people to connect and collaborate with another user and at the same time it shows what your friends are up to. Then some how in September, 2008 i came across Blogger.com I heard the term blog in weebly but didn’t know what is it all about. So i register for Blogger. I found the environment clean and perfect. The setup guide looks awesome. I register a name for my new blog, There were lot of templates to choose from. I don’t know what is post and tags but FAQ’s helped me. I preview my blog and it looks great…! I added some posts and i realize the latest article will automatically be posted at the top of your blog. The blog comes with everything what websites has and also it contains many widgets which can be embed onto the blog. I used to share the link of my blog to Orkut and i used to get replies and even appreciating messages of my friends on my new blog. This was totally a different feeling of happiness to me and its kind of feeling that i am doing something better and different from the rest of the world, specially from those people who i know.
From 7 years i have created many blogs and posted on many topics : Blogging, Education, Entertainment, Health, Poem, Politics, Religion, Technology etc. and i think due to the availability of many Social Networks : Facebook, Twitter, Google+. It is now easier to share your content with new visitors and boost traffic to your blog. And nothing is impossible today if you aim is good, to do good. All i want to say to is never ever give up on your dream. Be happy always.
Shaikh Noman Ahmed. (@sknomanahmed)