As I get closer to launching my blog, I sincerely believe that it is important to thank all the individuals who helped me put this site up. The efforts might not have borne the desired fruit, but expressing gratitude is important. So here I am, introducing the guys and acknowledging their efforts
When I decided to go ahead and put up a blog, I knew this cousin of mine whom should I go to. Manohar Raj or Manu as I know him is an affiliate marketer, founder and managing partner of recently launched Ideaquirk. He helped me understand what is a domain name, what is a hosting service, what is wordpress, blah blah blah ( Yes, I did not know any of this). Providing required inputs along with asking me try stuff on my own, helped me that I did not have to wait on him for every small thing. Hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org for anything to do with Affiliate marketing, SEO, Facebook ads and he’s sure to help you out.
Armed with knowledge from Manu I went ahead and bought a domain name, hosting package and installed wordpress and ‘bam!!!” something got screwed as I was trying to do that. Goutham came to rescue than, he took a look and told me that wordpress did not get installed as desired and may be I should try a deleting everything and re-install. I tried that and within a couple of hours everything was smooth as a butter. And how does he know all of this? Well, another cousin who’s into Web marketing, designing and the associated shebaang. He is also an affiliate marketer and founder of Vipparthi Technologies
Chaitanya Gudipaty, my younger brother and ride partner for a few rides where he could, works with one of leading India dailies as a sub editor. Yes, you guessed it, I asked him to lend his editing skills with regards to my posts and till date of the 3-4 posts I submitted to him and he’s got back to me with editing just one – Beginning of Beginning. Hopefully, that would not be the only one. His bike that he christened as Aragorn is object of everyone’s desire
Namod has been a a friend and a colleague at work for more than 3 years before I decided to quit and travel. Working as a part of the product design team, I asked him to help me out with designing a header image for the blog and he has already come up with some interesting designs. He’s agreed to make some changes post my feedback and so pretty soon you might see a cool header coming up on this blog.
Srikiran or Sri as he’s better known, is one of oldest friends. I asked him to help me out with designing the logo/header. We never got to creating one, but tried to jack up a lot of stuff with the wordpress themes and and some worked and some did not, but learnt quite a bit in the process. I also used some of the better pics from his collection for my post about Malshej Ghat.We’ll be working some more together in the coming days to get this site become more user friendly as well look a lot cooler than what it currently is.
Manan Gupta and Tabrej Khan
Another couple of colleagues at work, who contributed when I was playing around with the themes and wanted to get rid of certain stuff. Again I did not use the stuff that we worked on together, but them being programmers, told me on where to look for the changes I wanted to make, how to comment out stuff, etc. I will definitely go to them in case I have something up my sleeve in the future.
Douglas helped me while I was struggling with setting up menu items and he came in to pitch in with what he knew. As he recently himself created a website for an action thriller novel called Haunted that got published. Along with being a writer Douglas is fantastic guitar player and melodious singer. He fulfills guitar and vocal duties for a local but recognized band called Victor and the Crowns Get to know more about him at http://www.douglasmisquita.com/
Yes you! Thank you for taking the time out to visit this site and reading through this post. Thank you for being my audience/fans/critics. Thank you for the admiration as well as feedback. Thank you for the appreciation and encouragement. You definitely are the reason that kept me going, to create this site and share my stories. I would love to hear more from you. Feel free to write to me with your comments and feedback or just drop a line saying hi to email@example.com