I take this opportunity to share my story of why I started this blogging site, www.inpeaks.com. For those of you who are new to the word ‘Blogging’, let me give you a brief description -‘it is the practice of writing pieces of informative articles around 800-1200 words on an online website’. The growth of blogs started in the 1990s and now it has become a source of income for most of the bloggers.
Initially, for me, the internet is something valuable and precious that holds all sorts of information around the globe. It is easily accessible with a computer system. So, my curiosity grew over the World Wide Web, websites, shopping, advertising, and online banking.
During my school days, I started a personal site with a Google sub-domain in the year 2001. Next during my college days, I started a small website by name neoflames.com about mobile ringtones and wallpapers with one of my classmates in 2003. We were not able to continue because of study commitments and examinations.
Later it was slightly a tough time searching for jobs after completing engineering in 2006. I was not prepared to invest money in anything. That was a time when I started a family website called chittilappilly.com. There was enough work involved in translating the family tree and the family member addresses from our native language (Malayalam) into English. It was done with the help received from my father, C.C. Antonees. That site went for around 2 years and stopped to continue because of a lack of funds in other words it was not self-sustainable to generate the operating costs for maintaining the site.
A few years passed when I was placed in an IT company in 2010 and began gaining knowledge of computer systems and their security. However, the interest in the Internet community still persisted. It was an awesome opportunity to share knowledge and information with the people around me. So I felt, ‘Why not give yet another attempt to start a blogging site’. That is the seed of inpeaks.com, your views our reviews, and digital opinions for your decisions.
Initially, it was mainly categorized into three, namely career, family, and society; then it was re-categorized to incorporate educational, wellness, and technology. Podcasts and quotes were additionally included to bring interest to the readers. It also showcases a few online short-term courses to help you with the necessary skills.
It was in 2016 that I started to get more and more online information to take things further in the idea of blogging. Started learning more about content management like WordPress, plugins, design, layout, blogger’s challenges, keywords, Search Engine Optimization, caching, hosting, domains, security, MailChimp, RSS feed, social media, Disqus comment system, Google Analytics, CSS and CDN.
Currently, the reader strength is less as compared to the big players in the market who started their sites 10+ years ago. I would not think that because I started a little late to the blogging world should stop me from moving forward. ‘Never Give Up’!
As per Google statistics, it takes close to 2 years for the site to be indexed in the search engines. Future plan is to continue bringing more creative content to the site with better consistency.
Our goal is to make it sustainable enough to produce resourceful insights for the readers. Financially there is a plan to bring income through Google ad sense and advertisements.
On a personal note, we would like to invite visitors to guest blog on the site, interact, and engage themselves. Appreciate you leaving a few comments on the site’s posts with your valuable suggestions, opinions, and ideas. Hope you will enjoy it.
Finally, we need your wholehearted support to improve this site better and better.
Panchal C A