If you are reading this post, you have found your way to the new home of my blog http://6ampacific.com. So far I have been using Typepad’s service which has worked well for my early needs. But now that I have been blogging for a few months, I want to try out some things that Typepad, or any other consumer oriented service doesn’t offer.
My new blog runs on a customized installation of WordPress. WordPress is an open source blogging software. You can also get a hosted service from wordpress.com, but one that is a little limiting like Typepad’s service. I plan to customize WordPress to offer some new features and a slicker look in the future, but currently I’ve got it working well enough that I felt I could transition my readers to the new blogsite.
As I move the blogsite, this is also a good time to thank my readers. Thank you, you make writing worthwhile.
I blog because I like to write. I started writing for Economic Times and then for Rediff for a while when I was at Infosys, but it didn’t quite work for me. I was also a little constrained in what I could write about, being an exec at Infosys.
Blogging was like it was tailor made especially for me. I love writing and hearing back from intelligent, informed people – people like you. My own blog gives me the freedom to write about a broad spectrum of issues and the flexibility to write when I can. Getting time to blog is always a problem.
Making time is a big problem. I am the CEO at Gridstone Research, a startup, and we are getting ready to launch our product. I am not supposed to have the time to write. But every weekend, I try my best to post something or the other. I know that’s generally not considered enough, but that’s as much as I can write.
Another way I manage to not get sucked into blogging is by not responding to comments. And in not doing so I know I am breaking every norm of blogging. The ability to have a conversation is what makes blogging so wonderful, but I have had to draw the line somewhere.
The subjects I write about span a wide spectrum. Business, Technology, Startups, Economics – in the past 9 months I have written about varied subjects. But in general I write about things that are relevant to my core audience that is Indian or of Indian origin. A few weeks ago I wrote about KANK which tells you how far I will reach to pick a topic.
So there, that’s blogger Basab for you. I’d love to get feedback. What subjects do you like to read my blog for? Apart from the movie reviews, that is!. Feedback on the new blogsite would also be useful. Or, really on any other thing.