Hope some of you already know me. I have been around since three months with Blog in Grace. Though I have been into blogging from almost 5+ years it is a new experience with WordPress. Still to introduce myself I am Vijesh Cormaty a teacher by profession and a part-time blogger by interest.
Why I started Blog in Grace in WordPress?
Seriously speaking I have been with blogger (blogspot blogs) for all these years (almost 6 years) and it took some time for me to earn few bucks. I would have started a blog in WordPress long back but I wasn’t in a state to afford for monthly hosting, yearly renewal of domain name, along with bearing the electricity cost and internet bill. So to make sure I won’t stop my blogging journey for the lack of resources I did not plan for a WordPress blog then. Yes that was a mistake by not believing in my self and my abilities.
I also know many of my online friends who spent lot of money on hosting and domain, ran out of money after a year and without second thought discontinued blogging as they haven’t earned enough to pay their bills. Even one of my friend out of frustration clicked his own ads till he reached his threshold limit of 100$ and was banned out of Adsense. Now they are all comfortable with their 9 to 5 jobs at MNC’s.
I was persistent in my blogging, I was patient and it took me 4 years to get an approval for Adsense account after being rejected many times. Now I have got enough to pay for one year hosting and buy a domain name. Once Professional blogger Harsh Agarwal also suggested me to move to WordPress.
I was about to start a WordPress blog when Vivek of WPStuffs too insisted me to switch to WordPress. These were some of the reasons why Blog in Grace is now into existence.
Who all I met in this journey?
The very first person (now friend) I met was Vivek of WPStuffs. Though I don’t have the habit of chatting much, I started chatting with this guy. He is really an awesome guy though not many posts in his blog yet my first WordPress lessons were from his blog. He is also the very first person to comment in my new blog.
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Next was Angela McCall a designer by profession, honestly I just commented in her blog to get back comments from her, mean while one of my comments has created bit misunderstanding between us. It almost took 13 to 14 mails to settle the issue and you know what we are friends now. Now I visit her blog not to get a comment back but as a friend who looks to see how everything is going on.
Next person is an inspiring person Rafi Brother of inspiring citizen. He was the first person to contact me via my contact form. Because of my hectic schedule I wasn’t able to go with one of his suggestions but one day I will definitely work with him in near future. Though I don’t know Sareena (Rafi’s Wife) much I still find her encouraging Rafi through her valuable comments.
I also met few people like MBN Achari, Harleena Singh (I like her articles don’t know why), Adrienne (She doesn’t leave small comments), Rupali, Hiten, Robert Goss, Jijin Mohan, Mukesh, Emmanuel Cudjoe, Karthik (Vivek’s friend), Marilyn Cada, Jignesh Rathod, Sarvesh, Enstine Muki, Arun, Ashish Mittal and very recently Theodre, Amal Rafeeq, Suhas,etc. These are some of them whom I remember.
Blog in Grace Statistics for these three months?
Though stats are not so impressive I am happy with whatever I have, below are the numbers collected at the time of writing this post.
Alexa Rank: 179,251
Total Visitor: 2653
Total Page Views: 12,348
Highest No of Unique visitors in a day: 183 (May 10th)
Total Subscribers: 5 (Not a bad number at all)
Total No of posts: 11
Most Read Post: 7 Things you should never focus in the initial stages of blogging
Most Comments: Income Reports of Indian bloggers to get inspiration
Total Comments: 219
Facebook Fans: 16
Twitter followers: 70+ (Few people are smart enough after I follow them they are unfollowing me but let it be)
Top 5 Commentator’s in Blog in Grace?
List of Guest Posts Written for other Blogs
I also had good time writing some guest posts as a promotion for my new blog and below are few of my guest posts which I have written.
Top 3 Benefits of Writing a List Post (ShoutMeLoud)
Four Fantastic people to check your Entrepreneur Journey (ShoutMeLoud)
Feedly Adds 3 Million New Users in Just 14 Days! (Devils Workshop)
Comments of few people which made me happy
I never expected some of top bloggers would comment in my blog and to my surprise they did comment. Some of them were Rohit Langde, Rahul Kuntala, Siddarth, Kulwant Nagi, Anil Agarwal, Radha Krishna, Rakesh, Ehsan, Ammar Ali and not to forget Adrienne.
This might be a conclusion for this article but this is the beginning of my blogging journey. I may meet new people in coming days and I can’t mention all the names like I have mentioned above. I have written this post just as my experience with WordPress and Best is yet to come. Stay Tuned…