The hunt started some time in summer of 2005, when for the first time I thought of having a place that I can call my own. I found it, stayed there for a little longer than a year, but decided to move on in the second half of 2006 to a place that I spent a lot of time at: almost three years in fact. But I always knew that it was temporary, and finally, I have found a place, which I know I will stick to, hopefully for the rest of my life!
Well, if you thought that I am talking about finding a permanent place somewhere in US after landing a full time position here, then, I successfully misled you in the wrong direction. (If not, pardon the bad joke! :-|) I was actually talking about my new homepage: amitbhatnagar.com. 🙂 The first time I started blogging in summer of 2005, like most bloggers at that time, I created an account on blogger, and got my first homepage: amitbhatnagar.blogspot.com (which still exists). Due to some technical glitches on blogspot, I lost control of my blogger account. And I am glad that I did! Because that’s when I moved to WordPress ( I wanted to have a personalized URL, and bhatnagaramit, abhatnagar, amitbhatnagar1 and other such variations were already taken.) and created my new blog at amitbhatnagar.wordpress.com. I really liked it, but it was only when I created a personal website for my MBA application blog, that I discovered the power of WordPress. By the time, I overhauled the student blog (again wordpress-based) of my school, I had started loving WordPress.
By this time, I knew that I wanted to host my blog at my own website, but amitbhatnagar.com was not available. So, finally, when this summer, I found that this domain is available, I immediately grabbed it! And a few months later, with multiple experiments with themes and WordPress plugins, I am finally ready to launch my own personalized website. Well, right now, it’s just a blog, but hopefully, some time soon, I will be adding more pages to it making it a complete website.
Considering how many times I have promised to be regular on the blog and failed, I won’t promise anything this time, but at least, I will try . Do share your valuable feedback in the comments section and keep coming back, as I continue my “Race Towards Infinity!”.