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Having desires is an awesome thing. The one, who doesn’t have it, is quite dull, and do not know his purpose in life. That’s why he will find the meaning of life… Not in what he loves or desires, but in his karma—his sins and his good deeds. That’s quite foolish—and those are called scientists. :)
Photo credits: Patrick Hoesly, on Flickr.
PS: Just search on Google this – “the answer to life, the universe, and everything”, you shall know the meaning of the image used in this post.
Yeah, you guessed it correct! It’s my blog’s 1st birthday today! It’s so awesome (I mean the feeling!).
Didn’t even notice where this 1 year went! The journey was awesome. It was my first time with blogging, and I learnt a lot. I’ve improved a lot through this blog. It is now more than a blog – it’s a family member for me – with whom I can share anything I want.
My opinions on various political and social matters have come to public for the first time with Manav and the World. Wow! When I look at the journey, it astonishes me!
The Idea and the Journey
The idea of blogging was in my mind from a long time before this blog came to existence. I started my first personal blog on blogger, but hated it user interface. Then, I created another blog on optimism (which is dead now), and then this. WordPress is truly the best CMS in town.
I started out with WordPress.com for the main reason that it was free because I was just experimenting with blogging at that time. But fell in love with it through this 1 year.
Through this 1 year (darn! I’m using this line a lot. But hey, I’m excited!) I’ve experienced quite a lot. There were many bad moments, there were many great moments. It was a bitter and sweet journey, and I loved it! Truly loved it!
The experiences that I got through this blog were awesome as well. Through this blog, I attended my first bloggers’ meet and met some fellow young bloggers. And the second bloggers’ meet with more than 250 guests!
With this blog, I made some cool lifelong friends. And they have quite a big hand in making this blog what it is now.
Traffic for my blog, in the initial days, was not quite good. But it started improving slowly. Now, at the end of 1 year I’ve got a total of more than 5000 unique visitors (quite good for a personal blog of an ordinary teen!). And average monthly visitors are around 500.
And it’s increasing day by day, thanks to you guys!
The BIG Announcement
Okay, so many of my friends may be hearing from me that there will be a surprise on my blog’s first anniversary. I was also very excited about this! So here it is guys, Manav and the World now has its own private address –
It’s a big thing for me. When the birthday of my blog started approaching I got this idea while talking to my mother about it. And she immediately agreed at this! Without her, this wouldn’t have been possible. Thank you mom!
Thank You Guys
Without you guys this wouldn’t have been possible for me! With your constant views on my posts via comments and honest criticism this blog is where it is now. So, a big thank you to all of you!
But there are some people I would like to thank for their help in everything to improve this blog and my attitude. They are –
- King Sidharth – Inspiration behind ManavDhiman.com. This guy is super awesome! A teen entrepreneur and the most awesome person I’ve met in my life. He helped me whenever I asked him to. Thanks a ton man!
- Ambariish – With his constant criticism and views on my posts has helped me improve my writing a lot. Whatever he wrote had a great impact on me. Dude, you don’t know how much you have helped me to improve this blog, thanks!
- Parth J Dave – His honest criticism and views on this blog via any medium possible was valuable for me. You are awesome buddy!
Okay with ManavDhiman.com I would not be writing any further posts on this blog. Would miss this blog a lot! This blog has taught me what blogging really was. But we have to move on in life.
But don’t worry guys, would write some occasional posts here as well. I would not let this one die!
What the Heck are you waiting for?
What? Go now – ManavDhiman.com Go, go, go, go, go, go, go!! See you at the other end!
PS: If you have any questions about anything, or you just want to say ‘hi’ you can email me on manav[at]manavdhiman[dot]com! Yeah, I am showing off my new email. ;)
Photo credits: Happy Flickr Anniversary! by sandra.., on Flickr.