My first blog was on the subject of “tension”. Why I chose to start with that theme was to let off some steam that had built up over the last few weeks in getting the blog ready and running.
To start with, I had to commit myself to blogging and I knew that the only way to do was to commit money to it. I therefore bought a dot com domain and paid for a hosting service. Having committed thus, the next step was to get the blog structured and this was when the tension started to build up.
I do not wish to go into all the steps that had to be taken before the blog could see the light of day. What made it finally happen is the wonderful world of bloggers. I simply contacted a blogger from Pune by searching for “bloggers from Pune” via google search. Despite living in Mumbai, one blogger Tarun, encouraged me and assured me that he will help me by guiding me step by step on the Instant Messenger or through emails. Luckily, he was able to invite me to a lunch meeting of the Pune bloggers held recently and I met some great people there. One happens to live quite close to where I live. This blogger, Amit gets my full gratitude and appreciation for holding my hands and easing the tension to see that the blog got off the ground.
This world of bloggers, so cheerful and helpful is a revelation to me. As readers will see from my profile, I am no spring chicken! Every single one of the bloggers that I met at the lunch was younger than my son, the eldest, possibly by at least seven years! That did not stop them from sharing their joy with me. What an amazing fraternity! I hope that there will be more opportunities to meet these wonderful young people and share my joy of blogging with them.
Now that I have started blogging, I hope to post at least one blog per day, every single day. I shall explain my motivation to blog in the next few posts.