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10 Years of Blogging

(flickr:surya kiran)

(flickr:surya kiran) 

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 Responses to 10 Years of Blogging

  1. froginthewell March 12, 2013 at 3:32 am #

    Congratulations, JK sir! Hope to frequently be seeing you tear many more bad historians into shreds.

    • jk March 12, 2013 at 7:26 am #

      Thanks for all your help as well.

  2. Srijith March 12, 2013 at 7:17 am #

    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.

    • jk March 12, 2013 at 7:26 am #

      Yes sir, it has been a long journey. Still some of the folks who were blogging in 2002-2003 are still around.

  3. doubtinggaurav March 12, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    Badhai ho, and keep bloggin’ :-)

    • jk March 12, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

      Gaurav Sir, Thanks!

  4. kedar March 14, 2013 at 1:01 am #

    अभिनन्दनानि | भवतः सत्यनिष्ठा कटीबद्धता अतीव श्लाघनीया | चरैवेति, चरैवेति |

    • jk March 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

      केदार: महोदय, धन्यवाद:

  5. eclegein March 14, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    Hearty Congratulations JK! Your blog is a wonderful source of useful information.

    • jk March 16, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

      Thanks!

  6. manuprakashtyagi March 15, 2013 at 5:59 am #

    congrats for past. wish for future

  7. Manmadhan March 16, 2013 at 6:50 am #

    Hi JK,
    Congratulations, and dont stop at 10 , add a few more decades …of writing.

    • jk March 16, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

      Maddy, Thanks so much. Will continue to write..

  8. desicontrarian March 16, 2013 at 8:43 am #

    Happy blogging birthday :-). Love your blog. Learning so much from it.

  9. Sunil Deepak March 19, 2013 at 5:48 am #

    Congrats and best of luck for the next decade :)

  10. Amit March 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    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!

  11. Sumitra March 25, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    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!
    Sumitra

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