Welcome to my blog. I haven’t yet figured out what I’m going to blog about. But most probably it’s going to be about blogging tips and personal development. Also, I may occasionally share tutorials about web design or app development etc. So stay tuned for further updates.
Now, if you want to know my story, keep reading.
So I came to earth in 1995 and landed in a small village (yes, I’m an alien). And still living in that place. At the age of 14, my father gifted me a Pentium dual-core desktop. I started crafting masterpieces with MS Paint, which looked kinda like this –
Textbooks stopped attracting me at the age of 15. My 5 kbps Internet showed me a whole new world waiting to be explored. I dove right into the ocean of unknown. From HTML5 to the hidden Deep web, I wanted to know (is that a word?) everything.
But my Internet was way too fast to let me stop and stare. It took me 4 years to finally be able to connect to Tor properly. One of the perks of residing in a village.
However, curiosity is sweetly dangerous. Probably it cannot be drowned so easily. In 2013, I started my first ever blog. I remember it was a free blog created with Google’s Blogger platform. Even though I had no clue what a blog is, I was really excited about the fact that I had my own website.
I started publishing posts. The blog was about PC tweaks and tutorials. I named it Techabrel. The posts were tiny and ugly.
But that feeling after successfully hitting the publish button was heavenly and I’d never felt such strong sense of accomplishment before. That one innocent, selfless feeling still fuels me to pound my fingers on the same keyboard every day with the same passion.
A year after starting my blog, I bought my first domain. Another year later, I bought professional hosting. Along with my blog, I was growing up too. Other things started distracting me. I didn’t know how to handle the dopamine yet.
I lost track. I wasn’t publishing often. I was all addicted. I was smoking Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp. It used to take me months to update my blog with new content. It was a pretty confusing time for me.
I shut down Techabrel. Because I had no money to renew my hosting plan. The creator version of me was dying.
Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to be able to realize that you need a tight slap in your face. Gradually, I started recovering. The torn up strings started mending themselves. I was back on track.
I started focusing on freelancing projects to get some money and start my blog again. After a few months, I bought a hosting plan for 12 months. And registered the domain name Geekzoned.com.
After graduating from college, I shifted all my focus to growing my blogs, especially Geekzoned. Along with that, I resumed creating videos for my tech channel.
That 1 and a half year break from blogging made me realize that nothing satisfies me more than wearing that same old blue hat, putting on that headphone and start pounding my innocent keyboard to death.
With a primary goal to hit 10k monthly viewership on my blog and 1k subscribers on the YT channel, I’ll keep creating till the passion burns out – till I stop getting that smiley emoji from my client – till I stop feeling those tingles from hitting that Publish button.
Dear stranger, thank you for you visit. This is Niladri Chatterjee, signing off.