A Little About Me First: My first attempt at blogging was way back in 2008 when I started out with blogger.com and wrote for almost a couple of months. I have to say now that back then, I didnt have a sense of direction with what I was writing and all my articles were about friends and family and finally my daughter. After a while, my ideas dried up and I gave up!!!
The resurrection happened in May 2011 when I started fresh with my blog – DailyMorningCoffee.com. Since then, I have been actively writing articles about various topics and I do not have a definitive niche to my blog. My articles are diverse from “How To” guides to “Technical Reviews” to “Affiliate Marketing” and you can see the range of topics in my categories.
Why DMC? – Many people have asked me this question, why did you name your blog as DailyMorningCoffee? What does it have to do with your blog and the posts you have published? Well, my belief is the domain name doesnt have to necessarily reflect the nature of your blog. I have always stuck with this idea and when I was initially analyzing what I would write about and when I would find time to blog, I came up with this name. I am usually up at around 5.30am to blog with a hot cup of coffee in my hand. I looked around my study desk which is next to the kitchen and I could see the kitchen carpet has a picture of a coffee cup with “Breakfast Blend” written on it. On the wall are 2 pictures of coffee beans and coffee cups. Well, what else would I have named this blog?
The Challenge – I love challenges in my life, be it with my work or my blog, I usually welcome them and try to get over them with positive energy. Imagine my surprise when I got a message from Harleena Singh to read her latest post where she had accepted her 7 Links challenge and had nominated me along with 4 other bloggers to carry forward the torch. I was amazed as well as thrilled at reading this and started getting to know more about this challenge and what it was all about. You can read this post to know more in detail about the rules of this challenge – TripBase 7 Links Challenge Rules.
Here are the posts that I came up with:
Most Beautiful Post – This really is a tough one since my blog doesnt have much to do with people or places or food. So I pick the one where I have my daughter’s picture featured – Happy Birthday Neha.
Neha has been a dear daughter and has never stopped surprising me with her questions about everything and how fast children grow up to be mature and understanding. She is four now and I have never been so attached to a person ever before. She is my darling sweetheart and she has made me realize how deep family strings are sown into one’s mind.
Most Popular Post – This is an easy one, most of us bloggers have our Popular Posts lined up in our home page, and it all depends on how many comments have been recieved for the post.
DMC’s First GiveAway was the most popular of my posts and I was happy to giveaway the Premium WordPress themes to two of my regulars on DMC.
Most Controversial Post – This is a difficult one to choose since I havent recieved much criticism on my posts, which either mean I am too good (which i can only hope) or my readers just dont care!!!!
However, I would like to choose this one which I think can draw some opposing thoughts from people and I would like to welcome them to leave their comments on the same – New Bloggers are As Good As ProBloggers.
Most HelpFul Post – I would like to believe that the Naked Truth Of Bloggers Series have helped all my readers as well as the wonderful bloggers who have been featured on the list.
I came up with this series back in Jan and have featured most of my readers and bloggers who I follow on the list. I have to say I learnt a lot from reading their answers back to my questions and there were instances when some of them even motivated me to a new thinking in my writing. I would like to thank all of them for having shared their information and making this happen.
Post Whose Success Surprised Me – I have to say The Top 10 blog Posts which I wrote to make a mention of my liking did surprise me when all those bloggers responded with so many kind words.
Harleena, I actually want to thank you to make me look back on this and realize that I somehow discontinued this series. I have to keep this alive and kicking now and that would be my next agenda for the week.
Post I Feel Didnt Get The Attention It Deserved – Back during my early days of blogging, I had written a series on How to Setup a Professional Website which I feel did not reach out to many bloggers since I was new and did not have as many followers during the time. I had written out what I had experienced and learnt during my initial setup of this blog hoping that other new bloggers will find it useful and do not perform the same mistakes that I did.
Writing those 3 posts in the series was a wonderful experience for me and I also provided all the necessary links to the plugins and software tools required for the basic setup. I hope my readers will now notice and spread the word across to anyone new.
Post that I am Most Proud Of – I have many to pick from and I would like to choose the Better Blogger Checklist which I had written to Emily Suess’s awesome blog.
I still go through the list whenever I publish my posts and feel it makes an enormous difference when it comes to mistakes in our writing. The checklist is pinned onto my desk even now and looking at it, I remember the days when I was corrected and spell-checked by my wife. She has been a great help during my blogging days and has helped me to focus on my writing ever since.
The 5 Nominations – Now comes the time to nominate 5 bloggers to carry forward this challenge and keep this wonderful series alive. So, here are my 5 nominees for the task –
1. Deoone of ReleasingMeToday
2. Hajra of Hajrakvetches
3. Dee Ann of DeeAnnRice
4. Bryce Christiansen of BalancedWorkLife
5. Justin of MazzaStick
There you go, you have my posts and all my nominees to hopefully continue this challenge and keep us all informed about all the awesome bloggers out there. I had a nice time recollecting my old posts and reading them again. This is also a nice way to bring other bloggers into the limelight and let them get known and connected to all our readers.