What is your blogging style? thorough, detailed, long or quicky, short, fresh amd relevant?
I’ve many unpublished/ pending posts on this blog as ‘drafts’. Once they lose freshness (mostly news) they remain there in draft-mode. For instance I was writing an article on how Microsoft can launch office suit to iOS device at a premium price without having to share its revenue with Apple’s app store. Before I could finish and publish the article, we have office mobile for iOS- just what I had in my mind.
I must confess, I give lot less time and preference to the blogging than I shlould/meant to. And when I write something I dont release it soon (not good). This makes article stale, irrelevant and remain in draft stage, forever.
This bad habit of mine is about to change. In fact it’s gone already. I’ve decided to push my post as quickly as they pop in my head. I took an inspiration from Seth Godin’s blog, that blogpost doesnt need to be long and thorough. In blogging, freshness and relevance matter more.
So here on you might see me micro-blogging on this space, thanks to wordpress app for mobile.
Flipkart.com has been one of the most successful Indian dot coms. The co-founders of flipkart- ex-employees of Amazon launched the website before Amazon saw market potential in India. Amazon now entered in Indian market with Junglee.com but flipkart is leaps ahead and surely going to keep no.1 position for years to come. Still, I’ve never used flipkart, which might look strange for person like me, who’s very active on the internet. It’s not that I prefer some other e-commerce site over flipkart. But honestly, I’ve not purchased anything online lately (except few apps from itunes). So I spent some time on flipkart.com and also added GMAT book purchase window for my Indian visitors, who now have option to buy GMAT books from flipkart.com (ckeck out the side bar on right!).
Now, when I thought, it’s time I should fulfil my “wishlists” I checked flipkart rather than amazon.com. And to my surprise, most of the books are cheaper of or at same prize than amazon. Look at the Harry Potter Book set banner for example: 20+% off on complete series book. And then I noticed Harry Potter’s Signature Edition Collection Box, a set of all HP books at less than 2,000 Rupees! 40+% off- that’s a steal! Get the Signature Edition at 1,979 Rs (less than $35!)
I’m starting up the new venture. And I’m feeling great about it; well all my past or present projects seem exciting to me but this one is special. The reason is: I am working on a project with my father. It’s about social entrepreneurship. And yes, it’ll be launched on the same website amrute.me! I’ll utilise couple of sub-domains of the site for this project (ah! Do they call it micro-site?)
When I moved from free blogging service, blogger (blogspot.com) to premium blog of wordpress with self hosting website, it was clear that I have to spend money for my publishing pleasures every year. Over the time, my articles writing frequecy reduced marginally and so my Amazon or Google Adsense earnings. Although I’ve never been a regular blogger and never expected steady income through blogging. I thought to buy domain-name to look at it seriously. That was late 2008; I booked amrute.me and moved my all blogs to pranav.amrute.me. I could never give proper justice to parent site & had to keep it static html for long 2 years. My time was more spent on serving clients than building my own website. And when you have local customers, website doesnt have ‘business showcase’ role anyways.
But this month, I’m finally working on building website. So expect my home office business on its root site. (hey, by the way did you happen to see my home office tour? Things haven’t changed much since Nov 2010. & yeah! Sorry for the accent. 😛 ) In the process, I’ll make some changes in blog- write my unfinished articles, schedule my article-series. link within the network, check some basic SEO, might add book-shelf for Indian viewers who can buy GMAT books from flipkart instead of amazon. All in all I’ll be working majority of my time re-building this website amrute.me; which also includes my social entrepreneurship project.
We have been thinking about launching an informational website related to social entrepreneurship. There’s certainly big gap in the market infact a void space if I dare say & our project could be popular & go big, who know! I’m very excited about it. So stay tuned. You’ll see a lot of changes in & google bots gonna go crazy indexing new pages in coming months 🙂
Hello dear subscribers,
here’s a quick update -=->
(This blog post is especially made for those who read my blog through feed reader such as Google reader, bloglines, my yahoo, MS Outlook, or Linux akregator etc. For rest of you, just ignore the post. Thank you.)
I am deactivating Feedburner, a feed manager/ distributor service from Google. If you subscribed to my blog recently that is in last 6-8 months, chances are you’ve automatically subscribed me via feedburner url. In that case please change my feed url to simple n straight feed://http//pranav.amrute.me/feed/
I think it’s wise to switch back to basics, also I think it’s bit annoying seeing adsense ads in your RSS feeds. So I’ve removed it. No adds on feeds 🙂
If you want GMAT specific articles, simply click on that right cartoon sitting on the bench.
Although dont panic, if you dont understand a word here; this post wasn’t even necessary. But WTH! Following figure will help you understand & google will take care of rest.