Day 3 of Zero to Hero challenge. I’m supposed to pick my brains, and find the reasons for this insanity. The reason, the thought process behind this blog. What was going on in my mind back then? What was that “ah! I’ve got to write about this” moment that made me get up and create this blog.
I had always kept a journal during those crazy/lonely/insane college years. The journal entries would range from ‘what a *** day’ to long essays. So blogging was just an extension to that. But instead of letting the world know that I was having a crazy day, I thought about sharing my hiking experiences.
The story begins ….
Let’s go back to 2009 (yeah, this blog is THAT OLD). I wrote about my first ever trekking experience in the Himalayas. I had been to Dalhousie (Northern India), and after returning I was (or rather my inbox) was flooded with mails from friends who wanted to know the details, and my experiences. Friends of friends, who were planning a trip. So that’s when it hit me. I have been hiking almost every weekend. Had been to some amazing places, met like minded people, clicked some great photos. So why not write about it. It’s easier than having to repeat the same story a million times. And that was the start of my journey into blog-land.
2009 was a good year. The blog was updated regularly, with posts about things I love. Travel, football, photography. Then the pace slacked, and the frequency of posts went down so much that I had just 2 posts in 2013. And probably the same number (give or take some) of posts in ’10, ’11 and ’12.
So, back to the original question – What was I thinking?
The exact thoughts? I don’t know. But the motive behind setting up this blog was to share my travel/hiking/football stories.
Have I succeeded? Nope. I’ve been so lazy over the past few years. But thanks to this wonderful 30 day challenge from the daily post, I’m slowly getting back on track.