Blogging 101: Day 1 – Hello, World.

He ruffles his unruly hair, staring into the white void that is the ‘New Post’ text area, wondering what he could say about himself that he hasn’t said before. He gives up almost immediately, a huge yawn overtaking his conscious. Sleep was beckoning him, and his brain was almost sapped of all the energy. So he flexes his fingers and starts writing, quite unremarkably… 

Hi! This is Uday Kanth and am 24 years old. I write code by day, and blog by night. 🙂 Though if you asked me which one I liked doing more, I won’t be able to give you a conclusive answer. Though I can’t deny that writing as a profession seems quite intriguing as well. I have started this blog around three months back to give a voice to my opinions, something that I’d always kept suppressed within my mind. Even though I did know for a fact for a long time now that I enjoyed writing, I was never able to fully dedicate a portion of my life to it until very recently. But now I’m so glad that I did!

Before this, I’ve also done ‘Writing 101’ which opened up my brain to all the facets of writing as well and was quite fun to delve into my conscious everyday to bring out a piece of writing that meant something to me. It was a highly fun period and I’m elated to have found some amazing people from across the globe who stood by me and cheered me along, without which I would have easily lost the motivation to write more. (I guess no matter how much one tells oneself that they are writing for themselves first, ultimately it’s the response you get that makes or breaks you).

I already have written quite a bit about me and my interests in my About page, so I won’t repeat it here. This blog is a reflection of my persona, my thoughts, interests, and short bursts of creative fiction. I worried if my blog was a bit too random for people to easily identify it with a certain type of content but then I realized that I can never be content with writing about only one thing so yes, for now, it’ll remain very umbrella-esque. I usually write about music (predominantly Indian, but I cover others as well), movies, books, photography, and some other random musings. I also write fiction and you’d see a flash fiction piece now and then.

I’m also doing Photo 101 and an online course on Writing Fiction – it certainly does feel like l’m biting off more than what I can chew but I think I can just – just – pull it off! Fingers-crossed. If you’ve made it thus far, then I thank you for your time and hope to see you again!

He checks the word count – 460. Well that’s the most I’ve written in 15 minutes, he thinks smugly. And continues to publish the post…


Today’s assignment: write and publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post on your blog.

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19 thoughts on “Blogging 101: Day 1 – Hello, World.

  1. I enjoyed reading your post. I like the personal touch on your sidebar i.e. “Because quotes are nice” and other little touches like name of blog and “I love it when you comment!” I enjoyed the fiction story start, too. Keep on blogging! You are a good writer! Blessings, Melanie

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  2. Wow Uday, it’s so good to be back to being able to read your work again. I’m so glad that you partook in this course, along with Photo101, I haven’t even managed to finish Writing101. I’ll have to catch that back up.

    I have also almost finished on writing my post on my two nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks again for nominating me!

    – Ainsworth 🙂

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    • Hi Ains! Long time, no see! I just joined these courses as I didn’t wanna lose the momentum I had built up with Writing 101. For a few days, I did feel lost as to what to write. But on the other hand, it does feel like I’m trying to juggle a lot of things at once, apart from my job which keeps me very busy. Just wishing I’ll be able to pull it off!

      I look forward to reading your posts! I did miss having you around here.

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      • Aww thanks Uday! I’m so glad that you’ve found a way to build momentum, unfortunately my momentum and motivation has to go towards school at the moment (SIGH). But, I will definitely keep trying to write something. It’s feels good to be back!

        – Ainsworth 🙂

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      • I know how taxing school could be. I don’t think I would have pulled it off, as when I was in school I was either studying (because I had been in a delusion that topping your class was of utmost importance) or playing video games. So you seem to be doing a lot better anyway! 🙂

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  3. Heyy =) read this first thing in the morning yesterday, but couldn’t leave a comment because i had to tell my mom ‘just a minute!!’ for the umpteenth time before I finished reading this to rush to catch my school bus. x)
    Thank god for writing 101 that I came across your incredible blog. Haha the first thing that caught my eye was your title and your tagline and how the word ‘yolo’ was really in your name xD
    Your photography is quite impeccable and I enjoy & eagerly look forward to reading every word that you write! The regular doses of music and movie reviews are just enough to keep me up to date.=)
    I wrote my first code at school today, so that gives me yett another reason to look up to you xD
    Don’t want this to become one of those comments where the reciever’s just like ‘oh stop it!’ now xP
    Keep writing, rocking, Uday.
    Because you live only once. x)

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    • Oh my god :fights back a tear:
      That was so sweet of you, Archana! You have no idea (or maybe you do 😛 ) how happy it makes me feel to know that you appreciate what I write. I seriously did not know what I was getting into when I started this blog, I thought I’ll just write for myself but Writing 101 has been the best thing that has happened to me in the recent times! And you are a big inspiration to me too, your writing feels so effortless, something I am yet to acquire I feel.

      Anyway, thanks for this. It made my day! 🙂

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  4. Same to same =) it’s a whole new world out here, isn’t it?
    Haha aww thanks! 🙂 we just topped the double burst cheese pizza with some more extra cheese. 😀 lol.

    Shall meet you down the road, and throughout the journey as well 😉 🙂

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