Today marks my 99th day in this blogging world. In fact 99 days of blogging isn’t an easy thing. This blog came into being on the 13th of January, 2013 even though this domain was somewhere purchased on June, 2012.-(The main intention for this domain was to use it for my poems but after a hard thought, that was discarded since it wasn’t appealing enough for poetry).
After a lot of zeal and enthusiasm, MYCUDJOE.COM was born and was simply operational on June, 25, 2012.
Things was moving on smoothly until calamity struck, my blog was hacked several times within its first two months. But yet still got a pagerank of 2 within 2 months. The worst of it all came when the premium web hosting I was using went offline without any reason or excuse at all. This therefore shattered my dream of blogging finally on October, 2012. So from October, nothing like blogging was once mind.
I therefore did make it a resolution to come back to blogging on my 22nd birthday. Remember I was born on the 1st of January. That of course is a great day. (I’m not bragging though but it’s something I truly feel proud about).
My returning to the blogging world left me in the wilderness. Almost all the blogs I knew before quitting were also offline. The likes of GeekyWriter.com and several others were no-where to be found. Romy Singh who was in charge of GeekyWriter.com is now back with FallenWriters.com and is equally doing a great as before. But hey, there was no doubt that his blog was among the elites in the blogosphere. The only surviving blogger who still runs with lots of vigour and enthusiasm is Ehsan Ullah. I know all of us know that name. So you see, blogging is more or less like finding yourself in the wilderness where everything is on you. It’s again more or less like a soldier on the battlefield, it is either he kills or gets killed. You can’t walk when everyone else is running. The only miracle which happens in the wilderness is for manna to fall and God did that more than 2000 years ago. It’s rare these days for such thing to happen again.
The only way out now is hardwork and perseverance and of course believing in a supreme and that’s no other than God.
So what have I achieved in this 99 days of blogging?
And the answer will be simple. Confidence. This whole blogging has built my confidence a lot. I write and at the end, I know that this my blog post wouldn’t be read by one or two people but by many people who find themselves scattered across the world. The likes of Mr. Suresh Khanal who is somewhere far away in Nepal will obviously be reading my post as well. Not forgetting Madam Marilyn as well and so as well as many other great bloggers. So this blogging thing has actually propelled my level of confidence to a monumental level which is beyond measure.
Even though I’ve somehow achieved some monetary success with regards to reaching my Adsense threshold, people hiring me and so on and so forth, the level of confidence I’ve achieved surpasses all of these.
Lessons learnt in this whole 99 days blogging saga.
Lessons learnt? That is a great question. Blogging is simply a state of the mind. Just as every thriving business, one must have the right state of mind in order to succeed. I see blogging as building one’s own experience-(I can’t count the number of times I’ve being saying this). Rather than over-relying on what those who claim to be probloggers have being telling us, why not build your own experience? Everyone has a part to play in this whole blogging saga and do always bare in mind that someone is out there to read what you have to say. The very moment you begin doubting yourself, that’s the real end.
This is the lesson learnt in those past 99 days.
Biggest Failure in the Past 99 Days
My biggest failure in those past 99 days is…
I’m trying hard to think of one but I think you as the reader can tell me more! Hey wait, I’ve remembered. Ha…ha, it was an agenda to write 50 posts within my first 100 days of blogging but hey, I’m lingering between 39 and 42 posts. But I think I have a day more to achieve that. Or what do you think?
Now the baton has being handed to you, what do you make of this blog within those past 99 days?
Your thoughts are verily welcomed through your comments below!