Amazing Way to Celebrate by Blog’s Fourth Birthday
Amazing Way to Celebrate my Blog’s Fourth Birthday
Thanks to Holidify and Arpita Pramanick
Also see: My Blog’s Birthdays
I still remember the wet morning of 17th June 2011 my friend, colleague and fellow photo enthusiast Akash Mondal introduced me to the world of Blogging. Although I have been writing travelogues for more than a decade and maintained a personal website, I have never been much of a computer friendly person. Strangely I soon got the hang of Blogging and started posting articles regularly.
Soon words of inspiration and likes from friend followed, inspiring me to work hard on my blog. I set up an action plan of “Mid Week Update” updating an article every Wednesday. In a short span of time likes and comments extended beyond my friend circle with eminent scholars and best selling authors started on my blog. I also got invited for tours in both India and abroad.
It is hard to believe that four years have passed and I am nearing the mark of 200 posts. This birthday is special for thre special gifts. The first one from fellow blogger Arpita, the second from online travel portal Holidify.com and the third one from the best selling writer and historian William Dalrymple.
Guest Post in Arpita Pramanick Blog
From Newspaper to Blog
Arpita Pramanick is not only a fellow blogger but also my student. She is new to the world of blogging and apart from writing short stories and book reviews she has taken up the responsibility of sharing the experience of fellow bloggers through guest posts.
I was lucky to be one such blogger and had the opportunity of sharing my blogging, as well as newspaper writing, experience through Arpita’s Blog. Please do read my Guest post in Arpita’s blog.
Best Travel Bloggers in India
Holidify.com, an online travel portal, recently published a list of top travel bloggers in India. Titled The Ultimate List of the Best Travel Bloggers in India, it featured the countries top bloggers under ten categories.
My blog featured under the category Most Informative Travel Blogs in India and I was placed in 5th position. Do have a look at the List.
Retwitt from the best selling author
The greatest gift on my blog birthday came from the noted historian and best selling author William Dalrymple in the form of a retwitt.
I have been a great fan of Dalrymple’s writting and his books City of Djinns, The Last Mughal and White Mughal are my constant companion. My blog contains several quotes from these three books.
Dalrymple retwitted about my travels to the Dutch heritage sites of West Bengal with noted Dutch anthropologist Bauke Van der Pol.
I have also been previously tweeted by another best selling author Amitav Ghosh.
It may sound strange, that I am not in Twitter but after the tweets and retweets from two of the great writers I think I will be joining Twitter soon.