How to write a blog?
How to write a blog? How to become a blogger? This is the first question that comes to mind while starting a blog. Here I am sharing my blogging experience and journey.
I was never a blogger until I met Devarshi Dubey, UI designer, my colleague while working in Cognilytics, Gurgaon.
He was an enthusiast, a creative person ready to dive into the different arena, positively absorbing suggestions to experiment with new things. He was a blogger and used to write about motorcycles on Moto Rivista. We were a small team and so our interaction had crossed the boundaries of being just formal colleagues, we were more like friends. At that time he was creating a website wherein one can play movies online or can download it. I also used to give inputs in his idea and my suggestions were well apprehended by the team.
Later I also participated in the brainstorming of what a website should look like, what right elements should be there. Everything was going smoothly when one day he asked me, "why don't you write blogs?".
I was already a technical writer but writing blogs never came into my mind. I wondered who would read me but, everyone encouraged me and I started to write. My blog on Adobe RoboHelp got an overwhelming response. I was enthralled and the writing instinct triggered within me. Traffic of my blog was increasing, and so was my enthusiasm.I was not aware I can earn from the blog or how to monetize the blog?
Simultaneously, I was learning to make a website and experimenting with it. I learnt Google analytics, google ad world, SEO, social media marketing etc.
My blog was on Alltop list. I was growing day by day with my experiences by now I was aware of Google Adsense and I implemented it. It was a blunder I realized when one day I got a mail from google that my blog was blacklisted because of some unauthorized clicks on Adsense links.
It was a big breaker on my success path but, I held myself, and continued to write on the same blog irrespective of this blow. I was not interested in making money through the blog, by that time I started to enjoy writing so I decided not to stop neither to change the domain although when "dollars earned" reflecting on the blog gave an added motivation.
I became a content writer, content strategist, content marketer, web developer, digital marketer and web designer.
It was in September 2012 when I got a call from Neha Srivastava. She called me up and asked If I can give her training on technical writing. My blog had rewarded me from my first student, and from the first day of Dussehra, I started as a trainer. I never stopped after that and was well known as a blogger and trainer in the technical writing community. My blog was the first step towards the creation of Information Developers Foundation.
Today also I cannot run google ad on this blog but still whenever I get time I do not forget to scribble for you. Never know I can help someone somewhere.
This was my journey as a blogger, soon I will come up with my experiences as a mentor.