Are bloggers masquerading as writers?
In the recent past, I was having quite an interesting conversation with my quirky cousin who can make talking about filth sound like a Van Gogh creation! In the course of the conversation, he asked me, “So, how does it feel to be a writer?” Well, I had to process the information of me being a writer. I asked him again, “What was that?” He again mouthed the same question. Well, I told him that I wasn’t a writer. I am a blogger. “But bloggers write and hence they are writers, right?” Well, his argument sounded quite convincing and logical but I could not lead myself to believe that I am a writer. I am NOT a writer but a blogger.
This position of mine might make you squirm in your seat if you are a passionate blogger who also happens to write terrifically. Well, here are my two bits on the argument.
Please don’t think that I am a crusader for writers in the process badgering bloggers. No. I am just of the opinion that bloggers are not writers . . . they are Bloggers. So, I’m a proud blogger and not a writer. There are negligible chances that I might become a writer tomorrow but for now I’m a blogger by choice.
- Being a writer is something that is a passion as well as a profession. A writer only writes and for a hobby does other mundane things like gardening, cooking, clicking photographs and other things.
- A blogger has a main profession say, being a teacher, doctor, lawyer, etc. and also has a hobby like blogging among many other zillions of interests.
- Blogging is something like a hobby for non-writers. One may excel at it and in the process gain many followers but that does not make a blogger a writer.
- Some writers may use the medium of blogging to test waters and also draft their forthcoming works. They can be bloggers as well. Writers have that adaptability – they can be both.
- A tiny post with a few hundred comments cannot make a blogger think that he/she is a writer. Some even think that they are best than the best writers found in the best-selling list.
- Bloggers can become writers. I don’t rule out that possibility. They can quit their full-time job and take to writing, if they happen to realize that, its is their calling.
- Writing a post is quite a minuscule activity when compared to writing a full-length work of fiction/poetry/play or a non-fiction essay/book.
- While blog posts can be cooked up in a jiffy, entire works need time, patience, many adjustments and oodles of inspiration that requires the muse in residence.
- When one says that writing has always been his/her passion, hence they started blogging, I interpret that as, ‘I didn’t have the courage to take up writing as a profession OR I cannot do that full-time and hence I blog.’
- A few hundred or even thousand posts in a span of two to three years is done in one stretch by a writer for one single work of art.
But then, you may want to ask, “Aren’t some people doing full-time blogging and getting paid for it as well. Well, even they are bloggers in my opinion, for they are only blogging and not writing as a profession. In this globalized world words, tags and labels have become all-encompassing and all-pervading. Synonyms are in vogue and the real words have been forgotten. Delusion has become a way of life and the word ‘writer’ has lost its worth and standing. I salute the patience and courage of writers and also think that I’m better off as a blogger – The best spawning of words and ideas.
Let the brickbats and bouquets, if any, may appear.
- Guest post by S. Susan Deborah.
Susan is an academician by profession and blogger by passion. She is awaiting the defense of her Ph. D thesis on transgenders in Tamil Nadu. She moderates the vibrant blogger community The Chennai Bloggers Club in Facebook while also grappling with writing ‘serious’ academic essays. She blogs at susan-deborah.org
Right To Blogging
Now that Right to Education has come into action after 63 years of independence, It’s high time we put forward Right to Blogging that promises mandatory blogging for this vast and diverse country. Following are the key points of the proposed Act that expects to empower the nation through blogging:
- Free and compulsory blogging to all people from the age of 12. Although law allows children below 12 from blogging but it shall not be legally compulsory.
- No blogger shall be held back, expelled or required to close their blog till their completion of the blog post.
- A blogger who completes a blog post shall be awarded minimum one comment.
- Provides for 25 percent reservation. for comment deprived bloggers in all pro blogger’s and popular blogger’s blogs .
- Mandates improvement in quality of blogging.
- Senior bloggers will need adequate professional SEO tips and Blogging tips within 1 year so that they can help out new bloggers.
- Blogging platforms (where there is problem) to be improved in short term, else will be blacklisted by search engines and blogging community.
- Financial burden will be shared between state and central government if the individuals or their parents cannot afford the domain booking/ hosting charges.
- Parents, spouse and relatives give peace of mind, time and space to bloggers for uninterrupted blogging.
- Companies/Employers shall provide a blog- time for employees to check blog comments and reply to comments.
Bloggers of the nation lets unite and voice for the Act to be implemented by the GOI in atleast another 63 years. Blogging is our fundamental right and lets make it free and compulsory for the betterment of our society and nation.
Let’s sip thoughts! Happy Blogging.
How to avoid Blogger’s Block?
Most bloggers start with a seemingly unlimited enthusiasm to write. After a while, some gets distracted to other activities and blogging looses the shine, I am not going to be overzealous and ask them to restart the blogging pursuit. To each his own decision. But then there are many who gets into writer’s block and since we are talking about blogging, Blogger’s block. So how can one avoid Blogger’s block and find topics to write?
World is buzzing. (Am not talking about Google Buzz alone). We are bombarded with information of all types. From the plain vanilla newspapers to Facebook, Twitter and the recent Buzz we are constantly updated and downloaded with news, stories, trivia’s, opinions, relevant and irrelevant contents. Forget the technologies; there are stories to be told in people we see and hear, event that happens before us. Everyone have many stories to be told. Every technology has stories to be told. Every event has an opinion to be taken.
So with so much information around, why do one suffer Blogger’s block?
The answer lies in effectively filtering the information.
Most information we get bombarded are inconsequential to us. But in the process, you may lose out some interesting information. So we need to filter out the information that is in sync with our thought process.
Once you filter it out, we need to work on the information.
We can sum up the process as O-U-P
Observation – Understanding – Presentation.
Observation: Observe the world around you. Observe the virtual world as well as the real world. Observe the stories evolving , observe the events happening, observe the people around you, observe your interactions. You will find your story. You will find your opinion. Your will find facts. You will find your blog article. Whatever niche you write upon or even if you are a random personal blogger you will find your article for sure. Don’t get excited and jump into writing your next article. There are two more steps before that.
Understanding: If you want people to be a good blogger, you need to understand what you write. Don’t hurry in publishing an article without understanding it. Learn more about the subject, analyze the subject, and find your view point on the subject. In short, know well the subject.
Presentation: Many times you will find many people writing about a same subject. So you need to focus on the time of presentation and style of presentation.
Time of presentation is a very important factor if the life span of the subject you are going to write is short lived or seasonal in nature. You can’t write now a post “Obama wins the US election” but you can rather analyze his performance or his actions, reactions or inactions. You will find audience. But upholding the free spirit, no one is stopping you from writing it if you still decides to. People may just say you Good morning. So whatever kind of blogger you are, pay attention to the time of presentation. Write when the news is hot. Else, find a strong flavour to your article to make stale news hot. The powers of words are within you.
Now talking about the power of words, comes our next point in presentation – the style of presentation. Remember you may not be alone in writing a subject unless you pulling out something from your own imagination. Even if you are pulling an imaginative hair from your thinking hat how you present the article is very important. The style of writing, illustrations that accompany if any, the fonts, the title all have their own due importance to position you as a successful blogger.
You observe, you understand but sadly you also forget. (I do most times) It is very much important to capture the random flash of thoughts that comes in your mind.
So how do we store our observations and understanding? How to make sure our thought process are not lost before we sit before the computer to write down. Not everyone carry laptop, even if you carry not under every situation you could open and write. So you need to find out your own comfortable method to note down the spark for your next article, the information or anything related to your next article.
Have a scribble pad to jot down, what is on your mind.
(Or) Key it in your mobile instantly before you forget it.
(Or) if you are gifted with amazing memory unlike me, consider yourselves damn lucky .
You can find your own suitable methodology. Since I forget to carry the scribble pad most times, Mobile is my obvious choice.
Most of my sparks for articles comes either while driving or taking bath. After my close accident couple of days back, I would advise you not to mix thinking and driving, stick to concentrating on road. Still if you get a good idea or line for the article, take side and note it down. If you get the spark in the bathroom I hope you don’t scream eureka and run out like Archimedes.
Happy Blogging! Let’s sip thoughts!
3 Idiots guide to Bloggers
Most of you would have watched the movie “3 Idiots” by now. If not, first watch the movie and then read this topic for better enjoyment and understanding of the article.
What made me combine 3 Idiots and Blogging tips? Well read along you will know.
Rancchoddas Shyamaldas Chanchad: In the movie “Rancho” is the key Idiot of the three. What are the characteristics of the character?
- He gives creative answer to the professor (remember when the professor says millions have been spent on finding a special pen that can be used on space by astronomers, Rancho simply says “instead they could have done with a pencil”)
- He gives unorthodox answers (remember his long twisted line to simply mean a book)
- He is passionate for excellence
- He does not chase ranks though ranks follows him
- He is witty and at times whacky
- He is attached towards his friends
Be a “Rancho” Blogger: Be creative in your writing. Think Different. A thousand people may write about a same news but if you develop an unorthodox style, creative, unique style – you will stand apart. Discover and cultivate your own writing style. Write about subjects that you are passionate about. Don’t chase the blog stats, pagerank , alexa rank, google analytics etc. Everything will fall in place once you are passionate for excellence. Your readers also develop to be your friends in due course. Develop a rapport with them, be nice and show your attachment to them. It will help you in developing a regular line of readers.
Farhan Qureshi: He is one of the other idiot of the trio in the movie. Though he was passionate for wildlife photography he was forced to pursue engineering by his parents. Later in the movie, he realizes his true call and convinces his parents to chase his real dream.
Be a Farhan Blogger: Don’t waste your time on blogging just because every third person you know is blogging. Blog if you really want to blog and blog on subjects you really want to write about.
Raju Rastogi: His grade slips because of his fear. Fear for future. He starts trusting in lucky charms. Later he gains self-confidence and sheds away his dependence on lucky charms. He accepts his mistakes he made and overcomes it.
Be a Raju Rastogi blogger: Don’t fear what your blog will be in future. Don’t succumb to pressures. Have confidence in you – confidence in your blog, your writing, work on developing your style and update your knowledge on the blogosphere. Accept mistakes made and try to rectify it. Don’t be an always a “scratch my back, I will scratch yours too” blogger. People will scratch back consistently only if you have a good blog. Simple.
Millimeter: Though he was illiterate, he was an adorable character. He had a knack to mingle with everyone and finally this character made it to be a centimeter.
Be a millimeter blogger: You might be a non-techie. So what? Be a likeable character you will have many to help you out. Soon trickle of knowledge will make you a centimeter.
Chatur Ramalingam: A character who typically mugs of the lessons. Aims at only rank. Goofs up a speech in the ceremony by mugging up a text without knowing the meaning.
Don’t be a Chatur blogger: Don’t make a fool out of yourselves by writing on subjects that you have no clue about.
Virus: A principal of the college obsessed with the motto :Life is a race:
Don’t be a Virus: Don’t consider blogging a race and your co-blogger fellow racers. Don’t punish yourselves to exhaustion and desperation out of this thought. Run your own race. Run along with excellence. Be best in what you do and be dedicated to it, fame and recognition will come along in due course of time. Understand your strength and fault lines and craft your blog destiny.
Five Point Someone: Give due credits. The success of 3 Idiots had its own controversy in the name of “Five Point Someone” Chetan Bhagat. In this article, I am not going to delve into the controversy and take stance on who was right and how much is right. (It makes for a different article) The point is as long as you are a small time negligible blogger no one is going to stir a controversy (remember the flop movie “Hello” based on another Chetan Bhagat novel, since it was a dud movie it was not even worth stirring a controversy) but if you are a blogger of some stance be very careful in giving due credits to other’s works. Controversy does help at times but it comes along with a price. Weigh your options before stirring a controversy. (Last heard, the book “Five Point Someone” is having a brisk rerun, am not saying anything controversial– just shared an information)
So I hope you enjoyed my “3 Idiots guide to Blogging”.
Happy Blogging !
Credits: The topic image is based on the movie poster of 3 Idiots.
The 7 habits of highly effective bloggers
“The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” is a widely acclaimed best seller self help book written by Steve Covey.
The 7 Habits he puts forward are:
- Habit 1: Be Proactive: Principles of Personal Choice
- Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind: Principles of Personal Vision
- Habit 3: Put First Things First: Principles of Integrity & Execution
- Habit 4: Think Win/Win: Principles of Mutual Benefit
- Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood: Principles of Mutual Understanding
- Habit 6: Synergize: Principles of Creative Cooperation
- Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw: Principles of Balanced Self-Renewal
Now let us see how these 7 habits can be effectively applied in blogging.
Habit 1: Be Proactive
The magic mantra for bloggers is definitely to be active and be proactive. Active in delivering contents, active participating in discussions, active in interaction with readers, active in updating oneself and proactive in various blogging activities.
Habit 2: Begin with the End in mind.
From blogging point of view, we can infer the end as a short term goal. End of the year goal or any time limit you set for yourself. You can have a vision of how you want your blog to be. For some the vision could be how many visits you would like after a particular period, for some it could be how many subscribers they make, for some it could be increase in comments… The vision could be different but what is important is to have a vision in mind. It will help you work towards a goal and keep you blog-active.
Habit 3: Put First Things First:
Management of time, effort and energy is very vital for bloggers especially when most bloggers are multi-tasking with job, home and blogging activities. It is very important to organize, prioritize and schedule so that you don’t get into activity trap. Refer: Tips for bloggers to avoid activity trap
Habit 4: Think Win/Win:
Let your blog and thoughts be win/win for all. Write the right subjects you are comfortable with, one that gives you mental satisfaction and also provides your readers with a good read. Its a win-win situation for all. Good Win/Win blogging style helps you increase your readership, goodwill and the benefits of blogging.
Win/Win : A blogger as well as reader benefits.
Lose/Lose : You lose as a blogger. Your readers waste their time and energy reading it.
Win/Lose: You win as a blogger with some aggressive promotion or advertisement or by any crook and hook but the reader finds the content not worthy a read. It is important for you to indentify with your correct reader base and build relation with them.
Lose/Win: Ok, you have great articles. Your blog has stuff in it. Your readers enjoy it but you fail to leverage the goodwill and the power of your blog.
Be smart. Develop a habit to cement a Win/Win situation.
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood:
Understand as a writer : It is a vital habit to make you a an effective blogger. You need to understand what you read, have a grip on the subject that you deal with – If you cannot understand what you write, don’t expect your readers to. So make it a habit to write on matters that you understand.
Understand as a commenter: Opinions differ. You cannot expect everyone to agree with you. One can always agree to disagree. So understand all the varied, diversified comments you may get for your posts. Understand and respect the other’s view of point. Listen to them, people will listen to you too. Refer: commenting etiquettes for bloggers
Developing this habit helps in building the positive goodwill of your blog and you as a blogger.
Habit 6: Synergize:
With millions of bloggers around, everyone vies each other for eyeballs. Many bloggers write on similar subjects but very few bloggers stand apart even if they touch the same subjects. How ? They have mastered the habit of creative cooperation. They have synergized their thoughts and interactions with readers in a creative manner that result in an refreshing thoughts and look of their output. Synergize your thought waves in a positive manner, navigate your way through the negative comments and roadblocks (road-blogs?!). Stand apart from the crowd by synergizing your output and interactions in a positive and creative way.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw:
Blogging should be part of a healthy lifestyle. So for being an effective blogger, you need to prepare yourself mentally, physically and technologically. From the blogger’s point of view:
- Clear, healthy mind and body increases the quality output of your content. Invest time and effort in cleansing your mind and sharpening it.
- Try to update yourselves with the various technologies related to blogging. Atleast a basic information and knowledge helps you stay ahead in the race. Join forums, read articles, observe other blogs you will learn automatically. You don’t have to be a nerd to understand the basic science of blogging.
- Be a good reader. Good reading helps open up your mind and thought process. It gives way to new ideas and trigger for your future posts.
- Be a good observer. We are bombarded by information through multitude of platforms. Be a good observer, there is always a story hidden for you to be discovered and retold in your own style.
Every blog has its own day
“My friends blog, So I too started blogging”
“Since childhood I used to scribble, so why not do it online?”
“Started as time pass”
“I always wanted to voice my opinion – blogging gave me a platform”
“One day I just woke up and created one”
“Err… I forgot how but now ‘am blogging”
“It was free… so tried”
“I always wanted to be a writer…”
May be one of the above reason or something else could have led you to blogging. If it was something else, do share “how it all started for you” in the comment section. Some of you might have hit upon readers block or comments block or bloggers block resulting in a writers block. If you are one of the victim this post is to pep you up.
The Blog mantra : “Every Blog has its Own Day”
Yes. You, Me, We and every
dog blog owner has its own day but we need to prepare ourselves for that day.
Keep writing. One day the world will look back into pages (atleast bet Google search to help in that)
Be sincere to yourselves when you write. If even you don’t like what you write, spare a thought about others.
Write on subjects that interests you. Instead of being a “Know all” be good at what you are genuinely good at. For example, You don’t like cricket. Fair enough. Don’t attempt to write on “how great the last match was” Instead try writing “Why it does not interest you” “Why you don’t find God in cricket stadium”. Trust me – You can be assured of fair number of eyeballs turning towards you.
Be creative. You can even write “how to mash potato” in an interesting & creative way that will the blog worth its bytes.
Be consistent. Don’t write on first day of January and then wake up to write a post on 5th day of March. Write regularly and consistently. Even if you write once in a week, let your readers know when to expect your next post.
Do Interact - Am single ready to mingle. Ok, I just meant you are single as an blog owner so do mingle with readers. ( I just spiced up a bit to trigger interest, nothing else)
Spice up a bit. It does no harm if you spice up your writing a bit in your own style. Well, am not asking you to do any nasty things but occasionally you can wear the coat of “devil’s advocate”. People love it.
Be Patient. Yes, finally be patient and be positive. After all, you should be knowing it by now or read the post header again.
Commenting etiquettes for bloggers
If you are a blogger, you would have noticed most of the comments you receive are from co-bloggers. Bloggers travel around blogosphere and leave their footprints. It’s no rocket science, why bloggers love to travel breadth and width of the cyber world and make sure to comment and make their presence – The answer is simple: Most bloggers leave their footprints to show their existence and make sure they get a return visit. It’s a crowded world out here and everyone is in a mission to pick as many eyeballs as possible. It’s absolutely a normal blogger’s behavior that you, me and we indulge upon. We leave more footprints as soon as we publish a new post, it’s an open secret that we may not admit in public but understood by most bloggers.
So leaving comments is absolutely a normal blogger’s behavioral science. Having agreed upon it, let’s see if there is a commenting etiquette that would differentiate good commenter and a bad commenter. What makes a good comment? What makes an irritating comment? What is a profitable comment? (That would drive traffic to your own site)
Before, I delve further into the topic, let me clear myself on certain point. Of late, blogging has also become a social networking platform. So lots of friendly conversations happen in your comment section. I am not stressing upon this friendly conversation that you make or come across.
So here are our golden rules:
Rule number 1: Be a wise commenter and not a dumb commenter.
Let’s analyze two types of comments.
XYS says “Hi there! Nice one!
ABC says “Hi! Really appreciate the insight you have provided, I would like to add few more points to go with it …”
The above two comments are just an example but out of this two, ABC stands out to catch eyeballs. Not only he would attract the attention of the blog author but also other readers of the topic and in return harvesting more eyeballs to his own site.
Rule number 2: Don’t give an impression of a comment spammer.
You don’t have to leave comments on all the topics you bump into. Say something only if you like it. (Of course, unless you are a social networking blogger and commenting on your friend’s blog but still it makes sense to be a good commenter, even in this case)
Rule number 3: Don’t leave a comment without reading the topic.
There are many bloggers who leave a comment without even reading the full topic. Don’t do it. Read the topic. If possible, let you comment show you have read the topic (by analyzing your view on the topic or picking a point or two and briefing on it)
Rule number 4: Be honest.
One does not expect everyone to agree with whatever the blogger says. If you disagree with the author’s viewpoint, you can disagree to him or her politely. One can always agree to disagree. If you are genuine in disagreeing with topic and present your case politely, you will be surprised to see more readers turning to your own blog from there. Having said that, don’t make this a tool to drive traffic by disagreeing to whatever written just for the sake of disagreeing.
Rule number 5: Don’t scream.
Don’t scream about your own new post in comment section of a topic irrelevant to what you have written. If you have written a post that is related to the topic in the visiting blog, leave the link for it along with your comment; otherwise don’t scream about your latest topic at irrelevant places. Leave a link to your topic only if you feel it will be a value addition the topic or conversation taking place in the comment section.
Rule number 6: Be polite and nice.
Your comments are your identity. Don’t give an impression of being abusive and spew hatred. It does not help you in any ways in blogosphere. Most probably, your comments will only get deleted, if the blog is not already moderated.
Rule number 7: Write proper comments.
Not only your post needs proper spell and grammar checks but also your comments too. Don’t be casual in your comment writing. After all, comments are like your visiting cards. So you can impress upon people with your writing skills and make your presence felt. Also, it makes a good practice to cultivate your spell and grammar skills wherever you leave your trails.
Rule number 8: Use humor.
People love humor. So if you have a witty gene within you, feel free to add a humor dose in your comments at relevant context. But be careful not to offend people in the name of humor.
Rule number 9: Length of the comment.
Of course no one expects you to write 1000 words as comment. Even if you do, hardly anyone would read. But a golden rule you can follow is to stand apart: If all the comments are short, leave a long comment (needless to say non-spam ones), if all the comments are long, leave a short, crisp comment. What if all the comments are of average size? Take your call but make a sensible comment.
Rule number 10: Comments are your visiting cards.
Your comments are visiting cards you leave for other readers. It displays your identity and your link to your blog. So be wise in using it. Your comments should interest others to have a look at you. Stand out with your comments. Be a good, intelligent commenter and use your visiting card smartly.
So what you think? If you have any other golden rules to add to this list, do share it here.
How to dress up a blog ?
“Dress makes the man” and in blogging world “a well dressed blog makes the blogger”
A Blog is an extension of the personality of the blog authors. It kind of reflects the thoughts and the persona of the blogger. So a well dressed blog is as important as a well dressed man. So that brings us to a discussion what makes a well dressed blog.
Content definitely is what makes ultimately a blog to be noticed and stand out but also important is the other elements that goes into making a good blog. Let list out some major elements that goes into a blog.
So what makes a well dressed blog ?
1. Templates / theme: It’s the first thing one has to decide while making of his blog. Blog themes vary like our dressing options. Formal wear, casual wear, party wear – we choose our dress according to our personality trait and the occasion. Same holds true with your blog template. One has to choose the right theme that goes with the personality trait of the blogger and the nature of the blog.
2. Layout: Short sleeves or Full sleeves? With pockets or without pockets? Normal dress or short dress? Options are many. So is with your blog template. You have to figure out the number of sidebars you want, the size of sidebar, the site resolution etc. At times your options could be limited depending on the template you are using.
3. Header: First thing that holds our eye when someone visits your blog is the header. A header can be just text or highlighted with a photography, logo or nice graphics. Choose a right header.
4. Footer: It is one of the often neglected areas of a blog. Still, it could be made interesting as well as functional. Check this 40 creative blog footer designs.
5. Sidebar: Sidebar is one of the most used/abused parts of the blog. Widgets, badges, banners, links vies with each other for this particular vantage point of your blog. Some people over populate it and rarely you will find people underutilize it. Find the right placements for all pieces of decorations and utility in this space.
6. Widgets and Plugins: This is something every blogger finds spoilt for choices. It’s simple, easy to add and does wonders for your blog decoratively as well as functionally. Some Plugins are like invisible stitches of a dress but vital and very functional. Understand your blog, research the various available widgets and plugins and choose the right ones. You don’t have to add up every widget you see just because they are available free.
7. Ad placements: It’s all about money, honey! Most bloggers do dream of making money out of their blog. Nothing to be embarrassed about! Quiet natural but then it should not be the only focus at the cost of the passion for blogging. Don’t make your blog an eye sore with Ad banners screaming from possible nooks and corners. Make money smartly by placing the advertisement at vantage points.
8. About me: I bet most people can write great content in their blog but scratch their head when it comes to the “About me” section.
9. Font selection: Keep it readable, simple and universal font. In fact, I should thank one of my friend who is a regular reader of GingerChai as well as my best critic who made me realize the importance of the font. (For readers information the font used here is Verdana)
10. Color scheme: One may tend to become adventurist when it comes to coloring their blog but do give a thought from the perspective of your readers. Make it pleasing and readable if you want readers to return.
Having said all this let me emphasize again the one important point. Dress makes the man but all important is how sensible and intelligent he is. So no matter how well dressed your blog is, at the end of the day your blog needs a good content. So get dressed well and create wonderful content.
Coffee becoming Chai !
So finally I have booked a hosting space and registered a new domain.
Yes , its the name that i have taken to migrate Xpress Coffe blog
So Coffee is going to be Chai (tea) soon !
Earlier , I had booked a domain name YatYatY.com but when I ran a poll on the name , I found most of them did not favour it. So i decided to shelve that name and went for this new one.
I may need bit of time to understand and experiment with the technicalities and bring life to the new site . May be it will take bit more time to freeze the right look and feel . Anyways , am excited ! My blogging would be carried forward into new realms and have some few plans to make it more interesting too. Lets see.
Would like to know your feedback on the new name choice !
Finally got tweetoed !
After resisting for months , finally I got tweetoed ! Wait , I think I have introduced the world a new term “ tweetoed ” . Google did not throw any instance for the word tweetoed , so I take all the credit to have invented the term.
Tweetoed : Hooking up to twitter
( Finally I got tweetoed after resisting the urge for a while to join it )
So want to Twit me ? Get twittered by me ? Follow me ? Get Followed by me ?
Catch me on Twitter >> @GingerChai
( P.s If anyone has a proof to show otherwise , I will gracefully withdraw the claim)
Me new contributions to Twitter lingo.
Twitterland : Land of Tweeps
Twitizen : Tweeps of Twitterland