Today I complete a decade of blogging. Here is the first post which started it all. Actually I used to have a blog on Blogger or some such entity before that in the final months of 2002, but can’t find any trace of it. So this is the start date.
When I started blogging, I tried to write about everything and that did not go well. Over the years I narrowed it down to history because that is what I am passionate about. Also that is an area on which bloggers are not spending much attention. There are few areas which I have been writing about: the Indus-Saraswati civilization, the Aryan-Dravidian problem, the arrival of Europeans to India and the Anglo-Indian war of 1857. Also over the past few years, I started reading more World History and have been trying to understand Indian history in the global context. But since this is a one man effort, many important areas of history have been left out.
Also, when I started blogging, there was no Facebook or Twitter and hence life was without much distraction. Besides these, many new tools capable of sharing cat videos will appear over the years, but since I come from the era of Krishidarshan and Buniyaad, I am resistant to change. I think I will be around blogging for the next decade as well.
PS: The Indian History Carnival completed 5 years of its existence few months back.
17 thoughts on “10 Years of Blogging”
Congratulations, JK sir! Hope to frequently be seeing you tear many more bad historians into shreds.
Thanks for all your help as well.
Congrats! This has been one tenacious journey and I salute you! Many have fallen on the wayside but you have kept going.
Hoping to see you blogging/writing for years to come.
Yes sir, it has been a long journey. Still some of the folks who were blogging in 2002-2003 are still around.
Badhai ho, and keep bloggin’ 🙂
Gaurav Sir, Thanks!
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Hearty Congratulations JK! Your blog is a wonderful source of useful information.
congrats for past. wish for future
Congratulations, and dont stop at 10 , add a few more decades …of writing.
Maddy, Thanks so much. Will continue to write..
Happy blogging birthday :-). Love your blog. Learning so much from it.
Congrats and best of luck for the next decade 🙂
Many congratulations,JK-ji. Your blog posts have been very enlightening and educational. Here’s wishing you many more decades of writing about Indian history!
I have been following your blog since 2004 and have recommended it to many others who say they are interested in history. Congratulations and hope you continue to find the inspiration!