I thought of writing about “my blogging journey” till now as I completed two years as on 16-07-2015. Many times I thought of writing about my journey and never got any time for that. Now I am going to share my blogging journey with you all. Currently, I’m studying III Year B.Tech (CSE) and part time blogger. The way I get into blogging may seem same as many. I am fascinated by computers and used to go to computer classes during my holidays in childhood although I learned few basic stuff I didn’t own a computer until May 2014. The reasons may be many, but now I am typing this article through a Dell Laptop which my parents gifted me.
I got interested in blogging after my 10 SSC examination when I got a lot of free time as the results take a month or two to come. I used to go to a net center nearby which is owned by our relatives. I used to visit the net center regularly, during those days they used to charge around INR 20-25/hour, and I am familiar with how to use the internet as I have been to them from my “Seventh Standard” or so. During those days, I usually don’t know about blogging or anything all I know is to play “Vice City” or type in random search queries in the search box and wonder how they are delivering the results.I have been introduced to the P*** too during those time.
I used to own a blogger blog which I created in 2011 posted few copied articles and forgot about it as I went to the hostel for the next two years for “Intermediate.” If you are from Andhra, then I bet that you know how it goes after SSC. After completing my Intermediate and appearing for Eamcet, I got a lot of free time as the counseling has been delayed. This made me visit the Netcenter more frequently, and I even used to spend 4 hours in a row in front of the computer screen. I tried updating the blogger blog and even created a new blog which is “micromaxarena.blogspot.com”.
I used to copy articles or write them on my own. I also wrote posts on my blog using my “Micromax A50” android mobile. I started getting traffic on the blog and was more interested to monetize the blog. I came to know about “AdSense” and got an account with the help of a friend. I used to click my ads using a “VPN” on my device it seemed cool, and I even generated a 30$ or so.The account got banned still I didn’t lose my hope which made me research further. I came across domain & hosting, but then the question is how to buy them. As I have experience in buying stuff by then, I booked my domain “www.droidsimplified.com” using my mother’s debit card.
After booking the domain, I was in clouds. I felt very proud and thought of making a fresh website around it. After booking the domain, the next requirement is hosting. I am familiar with Blogger platform, but it lacks something which made me look at WordPress CMS. Again thanks to Facebook which united me with “Pavan” who hosted my website on his server and cleared most of my queries. I used to post an article a day and started seeing good results. Later I started covering some rooting guides on my site which increases the user base of “DroidSimplified”.
I used to get around 150-200 visitors a day in September , nd I posted a picture regarding this on Facebook. I reached 1000 visitors a day before flipping the site. I flipped the site for obvious reasons. After that, I am unable to concentrate on new blogs until I started “Eyngn.com” which went live in the month of November 2013 and ran the site for 6 months.
Eyngn made a lot of progress during the initial days and at the end of 6 months site used to get around 700 visits a day from “Google” alone. I also flipped the site to buy “iPad Mini” to start a micro niche site. After buying an iPad started a niche site and failed at it badly and I learned some things during this phase.
I came across SEO, Previously all I know is On-Page Seo and never cared about off page as I am getting good results, but the whole SEO scenario changed which made me learn several new things. I never received an AdSense check till now and about to receive one this month. Many newbies are thinking to achieve overnight success through blogging which is impossible unless you are doing event niche blogs. I too did “Event Niche” blogs believe me they are not worth your time. You may end up earning 1-2k$ in a day but what if Google sends you a ban mail which may make you quit blogging.
My Blogging Story till now may be incomplete and I will update it in future. I am currently working on a few niche sites which may give results by the end of the year. Still, at the bottom of my heart, I feel that I am not giving my 100% and making mistakes like flipping sites. Yes, flipping those sites was the big mistake I ever made till now, it’s because the buyers who bought the sites didn’t update the sites and didn’t even bothered to renew them.
I tried a number of times to book those domains still I am unable to get my hands on them. Hope I will get them back one day. If you are thinking to become a blogger then you need to put countless hours to learn many things which include present and future techniques. Everyone can start a blog but only a few make it to the top. Hope you got my point. Thanks for stopping by and reading “My Blogging Journey Till Now” do leave your comments below.