I started blogging a few years ago when I was inspired by ChrisM from iMod who had been doing it for a few years by then already. I was soon addicted & was later nominated for two 2009 SA Blog Awards, Best New Blog and Best Science & Technology Blog. Even though I did not win, the greatest compliment to my work that I could have had at the time, was that ChrisM had admitted that he was intimidated by my blog and saw me as a serious contender to beat him in the awards.
In 2010, again I made the final list of Best Science & Technology blogs, but only managed to snatch runner up. This year too, I have been voted as one of the Top 3 and have been invited to the awards ceremony in Cape Town next month.
I’ve often said, that I see my blog as my playground on the web where I learn about how the web works and I use it purely to experiment with things like SEO best practise and stuffs. For the last year, I’ve spent a lot of my time fine tuning. Fine tuning old articles, my blog design and SEO implementation among other things.
The rewards have finally paid off, with a consistent flow of organic traffic from search engines, my blog posts being indexed and ranked by Google within minutes of me posting new articles and an awesome rating by webgrader of 98%. :))
While these feat was a slow and diligent one, I have to give thanks where it is due and for that, I am grateful these two guys who have helped me tremendously through the years.
Chris M: Thank you for inspiring me to start this blog. Without you as a mentor through the years, I doubt I would have had the patience to sustain this. (@ChrisM)
Jack Wheeler: Thank you for the design help & your consistent push for CSS awesomeness. Due to your niggliness & eye for detail, I now have a blog logo that I’m proud of. (@JDCWheeler)
I’m also VERY grateful for everyone who has voted for me in the SA Blog Awards and for those who have believed that my blog was good enough to even compete. Thank you!