¡Hola! Steemers, I'm a Tech Blogger and Here's my 5 Years' Internet Journey to what I am today!

in introduceyourself •  last year

Hello Everyone, My Name is Nirmal Sarkar (@nirmal) and I am the newest member of Steemit.

Firstly a lot of thanks to my friend @firepower for inviting this Platform. I feel much elated to join here with you guys.

I am 21, and I am currently pursuing Engineering, 3rd Year, on the field of Biotechnology. Apart from that, I am a Tech Blogger and I actively participate in discussions on various Indian Blogging Communities to help out other bloggers. I also have an app on Google Play Store, but only for Indians at the moment.

I stay in Kolkata, India. This is where I was born and brought up.

[The Image Above is of 2nd Hoogly Bridge, Kolkata, also known as Vidyasagar Setu. It connects Kolkata with Howrah District. A Distributary of the River Ganges, Hoogly runs below it.]

This is going to be my first post on this platform. And I don't want to speak the same traditional way about myself, my life and my work. Instead, here I plan to tell you all about my interesting Internet Journey, right from my first mobile handset.

Well, now I have my own Android Smartphone, Laptop, Fiber Broadband Connection and pretty much everything I need to establish my Online Territory. But, life was not like this, a few years ago.

Everything I am today, is all because some people I met online, and some platforms I got to grow myself, and a bit of luck that supported me. Let me begin my Internet Journey, right from the point where I didn't have even an Android Smartphone or a PC.

This might be long, but well, if you manage to read it, then, you will know about my favorite fast food, which I always end up making excuses to eat whenever possible. I have posted one pic at the end ;)

My Internet Journey:

Nobody gets a super-exciting life by birth. It all depends on us, how we want to live it. And the way you see life makes all the difference.

Till Class 10, I have studied in Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, Purulia. It was a hostel life, with different kind of fun and lifestyle. I was not connected with TV, Mobile, and Internet. I passed out in the year 2012. And I finally came home.

[This Picture above is our Hostel Dormitory at Ramakrishna Mission. Take any one of the beds and the corresponding shelf, that pretty much constituted our belongings. ;) ]

Initial Startup 2012: My First Mobile and the Internet Experience

In August 2012, I bought my first smartphone 'Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos', the phone for which I always regret because I had no experience about any phone companies that time. I just hated Nokia and chose Samsung because Samsung was so hyped that time as a rising star. I bought that phone without even knowing it has something called Android.

[Image Credits: Youtube User alexanpob]

I bought a Sim Card for Tata Docomo as it offered cheap Calling and Internet Plans.

That time Tata Docomo 2G Internet Plans were cheap. Just Rs15 (0.2$) for 500MB 2G Data for 3 Days. But getting 2g Network on Tata Docomo was a real struggle. It hardly gave the internet signals. (As of now, the situation isn't much improved, pity on them!)

Soon I came to know about Google Play and realized it has thousands of beautiful apps and games to try from. Then for over a few months, I was a normal Android user, playing Games offline and only recharged for Internet if I need it very much. Monthly Internet expenditure was Rs15 + Rs15 + Rs15 (sometimes) and I used to get 1.5GB 2g with that. 

Late 2012: Exploring Android:

Now when you play games, you need to know shortcuts and mods and hacks to just enjoy more out of it. Soon I searched for game hacking mods and came to know about Gamekiller app.

Now that needed a special characteristics to run: A rooted Android device.

Oh My God! What is rooting?

Be reminded that I didn’t have any Facebook Groups to ask queries, didn’t have any online friends to ask about it, like what you do now. That time I was all alone, powered by the internet but totally detached from Communities to seek help. 

Perhaps that’s the reason I got to learn lots of stuffs by reading them from online blogs (Of course I did not know they were called blogs). This is also another reason why I became so fond of Googling random stuffs which hit my mind. Something new? Let's google!

I learnt about rooting, applying mods, changing rom and applying custom roms, partitioning sd cards, installing xposed framework and customizing android on my own.

By mid 2013, I have got complete idea of how these stuffs work, and had rooted my device of course. I was enjoying Free in-app upgrades using Freedom App, Free Game Mods using GameKiller App, all alone (alone in the sense, nobody second in my life to share that experience with)

Early 2013: Struggle for Recharging:

Till now, I had to pay for my recharges, including internet recharges. I struggled to save money for making internet recharges, mainly to try out new android apps and games. There needs to be some source of earning money to provide for my internet packs.

I searched for online money earning sites, some of the earliest ones I have tried are ultoo, laaptu etc. They used to suck our important time and give us paisas, that is 1 paisa, 10 paisa etc. (100paisa = 1 Rupee = 0.02$)

At the end of an hour, earning Rs 2 made me happy. Think about that!

But, after a month, I got totally frustrated by the low income rates and tried searching for online jobs. Most of them were fake, which promised to give money for copy-pasting jobs, reading emails, etc. They asked for start up fees and promised they will give money from second month onward. I didn’t fell into their trap as I didn’t have any money earning source at all, even if I want to join.

Late 2013: First Ray of Free Recharges:

Ohh! Man, those were really good times. A fresh model of earning Free Mobile Recharges came and a lot of startups gained popularity due to that. It was, Showing Ads on the Lockscreen and Giving Rewards for Unlocking them.

A lot of apps emerged on Google Play with this idea, and, at the end of the month, it gave enough earnings to carry my phone calls and internet.

October 2013 was the last time I recharged for my Mobile through Retailer Shops. Since then, I am recharging for free, using my Online Credits.

For the first time, I joined a Facebook Group, which discussed about these kind of new apps, which discussed about Getting Free Recharges. Basavaraj Tavade, who was admin of that group, became my first unknown Facebook Friend. We became good friends, and soon, he made me admin of that group.

One of the biggest life-changing moment (which occured much later later) was getting to meet Jian Tam, obviously not in person, coz he lives in New York. He started a business named 'Paisa Swipe' for Indians which gave Free Recharges. He joined our community and we got connected.

Long Story Short: For a few months, a lot of new apps emerged, and I could promote that in my group and earn via referrals. For the first time, I started getting free recharges more than I need, which, increased my Mobile Balance, of course :)

Meanwhile, me and Jian had talks regularly, regarding our developments. He knew I was a student that time and I was struggling to earn from the internet. He was the man who inspired me about writing blogs.

He told me about the potential of blogging, and that, I should start blogging on something which I know better.

Around May, 2014, I became a Viber GoodVibes Ambassador and got Rs800 (12$) PayTM Cash as an Intern.

2014: My Foot into the Blogging World

The first Good Thing is that I passed Higher Secondary (Class 12) and I got a Laptop from my Grandfather. HP 15 R014TX: i5, 4GB, 1TB, 2GB Graphics. As of now, I am still using the same laptop for Blogging, Programming and other purposes.

Like I said I had learnt a lot of stuffs from exploring Android. And after getting inspired about Blogging, I needed some platform where I can publish them. Someone recommended Blogger, and I started blogging on blogspot domain without much knowledge of SEO.

My niche was 'Android Tricks' and I wrote quite a lot of descriptive guides on that.

Also, I started my own Android App, Freebies Club and published it on Google Play. It continues to deliver Shopping Offers, Deals, Coupons and Freebies to the users, till date. It is exclusively for Indians for now. I have plans to expand it to other countries in future.

Meanwhile, I purchased my own domain (androidexpertsclub.in, currently discontinued) and used it on my blogspot blog. But getting Adsense Approval was still a big problem. I was seeing everywhere people getting Adsense Approval, while I had no idea how to get an approval. I tried a lot to get approval, but got a big NO from Google. :(

Later on, I came to know, that Google does not give Adsense Approval Easily to Blogger Based Blogs. WordPress Users get Quickly.

Late 2014: A new Beginning:

Thanks to Google for not giving me Adsense Approval. I reached out to many of my online friends, finally one of my friends Muhammad Abdul Gaffar added me to Premium Tricks by Iftiseo, a openly-known secret Facebook Group run by Iftekhar Ahmed, owner of the popular SEO Blog www.iftiseo.com.

This group was an active blogging group, and very soon I came to know about blogging in details. 

It seems ridiculous now, that, when I joined the group, I even had no idea about Backlinks, and what is the difference between Do-Follow and No-Follow Backlinks, and how does that affect anything?

Anyways, thanks to this community, I studied in details about SEO and came to know about several blogging stuff including Alexa Ranking, DA, PA, Link Building, Event Blogging and even PBN. This changed me completely, thanks to this group.

I had got an idea that remaining on Blogspot Platform ain't gonna help. But Buying Hosting costed around 5$ a month, which wasn't affordable at all, to me.

So far, I had earned only some Free Recharges, which, although increased my Mobile Balance, didn't increase my Bank Balance by a single penny. So, shelling out money wasn't possible for me at all.

Then Came that Life Changing Moment for me, which I was talking about: Jian Tam offered Free Web Hosting for Indians who wanted to start on WordPress from the beginning. He bought a 750GB server himself and offered me shared hosting from the same.

I shifted myself from Blogger to Wordpress. And within few weeks, Got AdSense Approval. Life Changed. I had incoming traffic already, and it started giving me some bucks at the end of the day.

By now, I was fed up with my Galaxy Ace Duos, On December 2015, I purchased Sony Xperia Z Ultra. No, not with my earnings. That's the last time I had asked my mother for buying me a mobile handset.

February 2015: Starting my Second WordPress Blog:

On 15th February, 2015 (which is two days after my own birthday, 13th Feb), I started my Second WordPress Blog HiTricks.com, with the intention of publishing articles not only related to Android alone, but also about other Operating Systems, Hardware and Software, Internet and Social Networks everything.

I believe in consistency, and I avoid too many projects at the same time. That's why my solo blog had grown up wide, and still running as I write this.

This time, I had ample topics to write on, and I knew 'How to Blog'. That helped me to grow the blog quick. The more I grew, the more bloggers I got connected with, and it continued.

Apart from Google AdSense, I started receiving Sponsored Post Opportunities. That helped me earn some extra bucks.

[My opinions on Tablet Devices was published on Sakaaltimes]

Late 2015: Managing Facebook Communities:

I became admin of a Facebook Group named 'Free Recharge Box', which provides heavily discounted shopping deals online, as it happens. Over the months, the group grew from just a mere 600+ people (when I joined) to currently 75k+ Members, which was a tremendous growth.

I started earning some extra bucks by posting current shopping deals and leaving Affiliate Links there.

This group made me connect with a lot of 'general friends'. By 'general friends' I mean who aren't bloggers or earning online. They were my initial natural audiences when I shared my blog links to Social Network.

2016: Growing Up:

I joined some more Active Facebook Communities, some of which I still actively participate.

Jian Tam got busy with his new startup based in New York, and he gave me in charge of maintaining the Free Hosting Service he intended to provide.

Well, till now, I haven't promoted about the Free Hosting service anywhere. Because gaining more customers isn't my motto. I just help out when someone reaches out to me asking for help regarding staring a blog. I don't want anyone to start on Blogger Platform and suffer like I did.

I attended Google AdSense Publisher Meet, Kolkata, and go to do networking with some other bloggers from my city. Luckily, we have become good friends now. :)

On April 2016, I bought a Xiaomi Mi 5 with my own Earnings. That was a proud moment.

Even later that year, I bought a OnePlus 3 selling the Mi 5. Currently I am using the Oneplus 3 only. This one was also brought using my own earnings. :)

This pretty much sums up my Internet Journey, and How Facebook Played a Major Role in all that.

Organizing Fundraising Campaign All-Over India:

Indian population has a mixed ratio of all kinds of people, right from Businessmen, to Middle-Class, to even Below-Poverty-Level, and some live with even worse conditions. Hence, we thought about helping out people in need.

Our Philosophy at Paisa Swipe was, Do Good, Be Happy!

Our Facebook Community 'Free Recharge Box' organizes a Blanket Distribution Campaign every winter. Fund is being raised by our own Community Members. We are doing this only for the last 2 years.

Last year, in October, we successfully collected over 1.74 Lakh in the fundraising campaign. It was a huge success, considering the fact that raising funds wasn't easy at all, especially, if its to be done online, without any Proof or Receipt. It was entirely possible due to the trust everybody showed towards this campaign.

We distributed blankets to a lot of places across India, including all the major cities and some rural areas too.

We made a few videos on Youtube regarding it. You can Follow this Link to watch them, if you want. This year, too, we will be organizing the campaign in late October, and, we hope, it will be successful.

My Studies and College Life:

I am currently studying Engineering on Biotechnology at Techno India University, Salt Lake. So far, the only two subjects that grabbed my attention and interest is Nanotechnology and Bioinformatics.

Did you know that Cancer Cells can actually be destroyed, but we just can't kill only the Cancer Cells inside our body, and end up killing normal human cells too, during Chemotherapy (which makes us weak). But, using Nanotechnology, we can actually encapsulate our drug within Gold Nanoparticles and use Targeted Drug Delivery, which will travel to the target, and release the drugs only to the cancerous cells. Rapid Developments are going on in this field of Biotechnology, which, I find interesting. ;)

The other thing I love about Biotechnology, is Bioinformatics. Basically Computer Programming used to sequence and analyze DNA fragments. The computational part is my soft corner. I can spend hours in front of PC trying to find out the error in a program. That is something I love to do a lot.

Indeed, in my mostly online journey, I had managed to make quite a lot of College Friends, too. ;)

Well, that's all. I don't want to drag this post any longer. I have lots of exciting stuff to write about, rather than writing about my own life. I will start focusing on them, in my upcoming posts.

Before ending, I would like to speak about my Online Targets, both on and off Steemit.

MY TARGETS FOR STEEMIT:

My First Target at Steemit is to Become a Regular Member at Steemit, post new stuff, and interact with other Steemers out here. If you are reading this till now, make sure you leave a comment for me. Because that's the first place to get started to know other steemers out here.

My Second Target at Steemit is to build a strong Tech Community over Steemit Platform. I see there are trending topics on steem from a lot of different categories including motivation, art, food, photography, science etc but tech topics are not in the bunch. Being a tech blogger myself, I get a lot of tech updates everyday. I am planning to work out something that can improve the Tech category over here. Let's see.

OTHER TARGETS:

My first target is surely to grow my Blog: HiTricks.com. It is like my own baby which I always care for.

Take Care of your Blog, and It will Reward You for Sure.

I wish to grow it more, get more traffic, and provide more value to my audience.

My second target is to Help Out fellow bloggers, and also those who are wanting to start their career online. Well, I am not in a position to offer them jobs, but, surely I try to guide them the best I can.

My third target is to open up a startup. Yes, I do have ideas for that, but, right now isn't the time. Let my college finish and let me grow my existing stuff a bit.

People say, Facebook is an Addiction. Yes, it is, but I have managed to make the best out of it. I have done networking, I have learnt from it and now I am helping out others through it. I am connected with a lot of friends via Facebook as well.

Thanks for reading patiently, till the end. I don't know whether you enjoyed reading this, or I was totally boring. Let me know in the comments section below, so that I can get to know a few of you and start networking from here only.

Wising you all the Best.

PS: Yeah! You guessed it right. Its Dominos Pizza, so far my best food item. Be it meetups or partying, I always end up here, throwing these super tasty chunks of pizzas loaded with cheese inside my mouth. Look how awesome it looks. You will crave for giving a bite. Ohh! My mouth watered as I write it :p

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This article is really great great to read...I want to see more blogs from you, this blog is worth sharing... Following you now, buddy

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Thank you very much for the support buddy :)

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Welcome to the party! Have fun posting!
Followed/ Upvoted

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Thank you very much for the support. I followed you back. :)

Killer intro!!
Welcome to steemit! Followed.
Will be looking forward to your future posts :)

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Hahah Thank you very much for your feedback and the support. :)

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Join the discussion at the #india channel at steemit.chat :)

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Okay. Soon. There's so much to explore. I will soon join there. :)

Wow, what a great read!

Feels great to have you here, Nirmal. That's the third admin of CryptoHub here on Steemit, after @firepower and me.

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Wow! CryptoHub is getting into Steemit now. That's Great. (I kept the CryptoHub part away from this introductory post, will include that at a later period for sure)
Thank You very much for the support. Followed you :)

Welcome @nirmal!

Great introduction post, glad to have you here!

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Thank You very much for the support. Glad you liked it. :)

Hello Nirmal, welcome to the platform. Impressive introduction post. Have fun in the community, which I think you will. You have a good start.

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Thank you very much for the support. Glad you liked the post. :)

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Thank You very much for the support. :)

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Is this site close to you? Because one day I want to paraglide here. Never mind...Wrong side of india...:(

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Its an awesome place located in Western India in the state of Maharashtra. The closest city is Pune, and the closest Metro City is Mumbai. You can fly to Mumbai from your location and get there.

Coming to the question you asked, No it is totally at the opposite side from my home. I stay in the eastern India. :( [And I have not visited there, I wish to visit a lot.]

Welcome to steemit @nirmal. You'll do fantastic here

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Thank you very much @gringalicious . Glad you liked the post. I see you are a Food Blogger. Will be checking out your posts ;)

@nirmal Welcome... There many helpful Steemians here .

UpVoted & Following... Have a Great Week !!

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Thank You very much for the support. :)

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Thank you very much for the support :)

Wow thats a great introduction! Welcome aboard!

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Glad you liked it. Thanks for the support. :)

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Thanks for the support :)

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Wow. This is something cool and new for me. I would surely check it out. Thanks for the notification. :)

A lot of apps emerged on Google Play with this idea, and, at the end of the month, it gave enough earnings to carry my phone calls and internet.

I still remember those days, I did it too.


If you are reading this till now, make sure you leave a comment for me.

Don't worry, I am still with you.


My first target is surely to grow my Blog: HiTricks.com. It is like my own baby which I always care for.

first thing I am going to do after commenting on this article.


My second target is to Help Out fellow bloggers, and also those who are wanting to start their career online. Well, I am not in a position to offer them jobs, but, surely I try to guide them the best I can.

Great, Best wishes from me to increase online community in India.


Thanks for reading patiently, till the end. I don't know whether you enjoyed reading this, or I was totally boring. Let me know in the comments section below, so that I can get to know a few of you and start networking from here only.

Was quite long article, but was worth it. Great to have you here, Welcome.

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Glad you liked it. Thank you very much for the support :)

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Welcome Nirmal, Hope to see more from you.

Wecome bro, im from mumbai.. @firepower is a really good man bro.. somuch dedicated to steem. since you are working for google adsense, u can help me for my youtube channel.. ;) upvoted and followed you.. :)

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Thank you for the support. Yeah @firepower was the motivation why I joined this platform. I do have Google Adsense, but that's mostly for my Blog. I am not into active YouTubing, but, yes, if you have any queries, you can surely DM me on Steemit Chat, I will try my best to help you out :)
See you soon! And well, lot to explore here and there inside Steemit.

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cool bro.. :)

Welcome.
I lived for a few years in Kolkata. Great city. Hope you're throwing in a few "Roshogollas" after that pizza ^_^

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Roshogollas are Simply Love <3 And Mishti Doi too, if you had tasted ;)
Bengal is famous for the varieties of sweets it offer.
Thank you for the support. :)

Welcome @Nirmal!! Great story. Can't wait to read your new post. I am a tech person myself.

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Thank you very much for the support. It means a lot. Yeah, I am planning to write soon :)

Great post. Welcome to Steemit.

My mouth watered as I write it :p

My mouth watered as I read/saw it. :p Pizza is love. :D

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Thank you very much for the support. And yes, Pizza is something I never deny :p

Hi @nirmal, welcome to Steemit. You are going to love it here!

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Thank you very much for the support. I already started loving the platform So many awesome people over here. :)

Fantastic story and great to have you here finally! Welcome to Steemit @Nirmal you are going to have a great time! :D

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Your comment finally. I was waiting for it. Thank you very much for inviting me to this platform It has been a great time. Checking out new features is itself an adventure. Thank You very much for your support buddy :)

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Anytime dude! Long way to go! I'm positive you'll do great in the next few years to come! :)

Welcome to steemit @nirmal

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Thank You very much for the support :)

Welcome, hopefully we will be able to certainly make a good tech community on there - there are already a couple of us doing some posts on programming and tech news and the like, but its certainly an area we could use some growth in!

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Yo. Looking forward to contributing to the tech community here. But, well, after this post's reaction, I planned to write on other stuff as well. Steemit platform simply brought the inner side of me out. :)
Thank you for the support :)

It's wonderful to have you on Steemit!

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Thank You very much for the support. :)

nice....your post deserve upvote and resteem....

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Thank you very much for the support. Appreciate that a lot. :)

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u r welcome..

Welcome to steemit @nirmal. Nice to meet you. Follow me @yuslindwi, i'll follow you.

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Thank you very much for the support. Yes, I followed you and will surely check out your posts. :)

@nirmal bienvenido a Steemit. te dejo mi voto!
https://steemit.com/@jhelbich

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Gracias. Yo te sigo.
(Yo no hablo Espanol. un poco películas y televisión)

Welcome to the community! Follow me at https://steemit.com/@bitgeek

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Thank you very much for the support. Yeah, followed you :)

I feel lucky to be a part of such a revolutionary platform filled with passionate 'makers' like yourself . Best of luck in all that you do.

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Thank You very much for the support. This means a lot :)

Welcome to steemit, friend. Have a great time and awesome rewards! :)

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Thank you very much for the support. :)

My Second Target at Steemit is to build a strong Tech Community over Steemit Platform.

Oh! Welcome to the tech tribe @nirmal. Now my mouth watered ..not precisely by the Pizza hehehe.
I'm following you right away, just to daily keep up with my mania to cloy my old sybarite palate with yummy tech stuff. :)

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Thank you very much for the appreciation and support. It means a lot.
And by the way, learned a new word from you, 'sybarite'. Thanks for that too ;)

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You have a great story. I've learned from it. I'll be following you to see how I can develop internet skills. I have a blog but never cared for it like you did to yours. I think I need to follow your steps. I'll move to wordpress this week. What's the name of the hosting site you use?

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Thank You very much for the support. :)

Well, my blog gets a good amount of traffic, like 3-4k daily. so, I am using a VPS Server right now from Digital Ocean to host it. But for blogs with smaller traffic, you can choose Shared Hosting too. My favorite shared hosting providers are Fastcomet and Interserver. Cheers. :)

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Thanks. I'll check them out. I checked out Hitricks.com. Thumbs up for the work going on on the blog. I read a couple of topics you have there. Good job!

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Thank you for the support :)

Welcome to the exciting world of Steemit! Interesting post by the way.
Upvoted.

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Thank You Very Much :)

welcome to steemit @nirmal, so glad having your personality in this platform, looking forward to more of your posts.

followed you.

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Thank you very much for the support. Followed you back :)

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you are welcome

Cool Story.

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Thank you very much for the support :)

Welcome @nirmal! Great intro post, you will love it here :)

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Thank you very much for the support. :)

Hey Nirmal,

Welcome to Steemit!

Where are you from Kolkata? I'm from the same city.

@nirmal

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Thanks for the support. Yeah I am from Kolkata. Glad to get to know someone from the hometown. I stay at Belgharia. ;)

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me too from.behala

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Wow. Awesome. :)

Welcome to steemit, @nirmal. I too love Dominos! I enjoyed your post. Interesting story. Upvoted and resteemed.

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Wow, thank you very much for the support. This means a lot :)

Hola.
Wow what an introduction I am going to try to read all your post

Do you speak spanish?

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Muchas Gracias. Yo no hablo espanol. un poco television y peliculas

(Okay, I tried to say that I don't speak Spanish much, Just learnt some words from TV Shows and movies and it kinda got me some interest. I am always eager to learn new words.)

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You are Incredible, thanks for the reply

You have a really interesting story and a great first post! Hopefully you can check out mine as I'm also a newbie! :)

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I will surely do. Thank you very much for the support. :)

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No worries!

I remember the old adsense days when you could really make money on adsense. Welcome to Steemit...I am now following you

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Hahah, actually, you can do now also, but not from Blogspot anymore. WordPress still works well for lots of us. :)
Thank you for the support. :)

Great start @nirmal ,.
Nice to have you here ;)

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Thank you very much for the support @iamsgr :)

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You're welcome man ;)

Welcome to Steemit! Followed and upvoted. :)

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Thank you very much for the support. :)

Thank you for this interesting introduction. I am a complete noob only joining yesterday. I shall follow you to learn more about this site.

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Thank you very much for the support :)

Wow! 1.5 GB at 2G speeds?? Thats crazy slow. Great introduction and Welcome to the world of Steemit. It's a pleasure to have you here @nirmal. I'll be sure to Upvote and Follow your journey.

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Thank you @wthomas for the support. Yes, that was too slow, but that seemed like life (life in the sense, everything offline, only that portion of my mobile was online, it loaded for 2 minutes before opening some page... and I waited patiently)

Those days weren't fun like today, but surely memorable. :)

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Have you moved on to the better life of LTE? I think we take some of these things for granted, but there are individualize in other countries who are still using dialup internet. They'll never get to experience the content rich information that is so easily accessible to the rest of the world.

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Yup. Now I am using FIBER connection for Broadband, and LTE for mobile network. ;)

I think we take some of these things for granted, but there are individualize in other countries who are still using dialup internet. They'll never get to experience the content rich information that is so easily accessible to the rest of the world.

Yes, you are right brother.

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Wow Fiber! Better than me. I hope Google Fiber gets to this city some day.

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Yo. Google Fiber hasn't reached here too... Btw, if Google becomes your ISP, that can lead to a great privacy breach you can't even think of. Because ISP gets to know all sites we visit, top to bottom, and google already tries to track each user's behavior.. combining both will be a kickass deal on google's part to know everything about you. even tiny stuffs you don't know yourself ;)

Refer to my recent post about Internet Trackers if you wish :)

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Thanks for the heads up. I have nothing to hide, well not too much. It's amazing the access and the data mining that goes on these days.

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Haha. Most of us are pretty cool with that, in fact.

My bro is best

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Thank you very much bro for the support :)

Welcome to the community! I'm a new member too! I will follow you!

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Thank You for the support. I followed you too :)

That last bit of product placement is gold hahahaha
Good job man I am proud of you .
Coming from Venezuela I know how hard can It be when you don't have internet and laerning by yourself is , so congrats!

I hope you have a lot of success here on steemit!
Wish you all the best and following!

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Thank you very much for the support. Finding this platform very unique than other social networks.
Will surely look out for your upcoming posts. :)

Wow, what an impressive introduction post Nirmal! Welcome to Steemit! I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do. :-)

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Thank you very much for the support. Yeah this community is awesome. Will be following your updates :)

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Great. I do the same! :-)

Great Introduction @nirmal! Thank you for sharing, and I wish you great success in the future! Your hard work and determination will surely reward you greatly, and be a great testimony to others around the world.

Welcome Nirmal! Looking forward to seeing what Tech updates you post. Going to give you a follow, follow back if you would like. Steem On!

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Yeah! Thanks for the support. I followed you back. And I will be soon checking out your posts too. Allow me some time to suit myself on Steemit. Its already becomeing interesting :)

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I know the feeling! It's an exciting place for sure :)

wow man awesome you look like a great participant to the steem team welcome https://steemit.com/photography/@adriansky/on-a-sunday-afternoon stop by my last post and help spread the steem

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Thank You very much for the support :)
Yeah checking out.

Welcome to the site @nirmal! Keep making rich personal posts like this and you'll do great!!

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Thank you very much for your support. :)

Yeah Steemit has become interesting for me ;)

Welcome to steemit brother. I've upvote you a very nice introduction.
Do not forget to follow me and here brother https://steemit.com/@vogard04

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Thank you for your support. Yeah, I followed you. But I will request you to do a little less resteems. Resteems give us notifications, and the things YOU LIKE TO READ, I MAY NOT BE INTERESTED IN. So, if you do them too much, you will be actually irritating your followers.

I checked your profile, I would love to read your original posts more.

Thank You. :)

A very warm welcome to you my new friend @nirmal! Wow what a beautiful and heartwarming first post! The parts which stuck out for me (besides the beautiful description of your journey) were "Take Care of your Blog, and It will Reward You for Sure" and "help out fellow bloggers". I think you have found your new home! Upvoted, followed and resteemed with pleasure! :-)

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Thank you very much for the support. Yeah Steemit is getting interesting as the days pass. Followed you too. ;)

What an interesting story, Nirmal! :) Good luck with your steemit blog and have fun!

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Thank you very much for the support :)

Hola! Welcome to Steemit :) Now I'm also a Steemian :)

Hello!! welcome to this platform! you will love Steemit platform!! Its such an amazing community here, and everyone is so lovely! If you ever get hungry... dont look on my page :P hehe Alla x

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Oops I am hungry and I looked your page... :(

Haha Thanks for your support. You posted some lovely foods out there

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hehe thanks ;)

Nice post and nice pizza mmmmmmmmm !!

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Haha thank you :)

Wow, you have done so much for your age! Well done! This shows that if we are really passionate about something and we dedicate all our time on it, we will eventually master it. There is a saying that goes like this: "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life". Because if you love it, you don't feel like it's a job. You feel like it's a hobby.
Ps. I love pizza too! :)

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Thank you for the support. It means a lot. :)

Hi from Cologne my name is Lars @laloelectrix !! 😎
Great post Thank you very much for your time and informations ... 😉
I follow you now greetings from Cologne Germany 👍
#upvoted and #resteemed

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Thank you very much for the support. Following you too :)

@nirmal that's one helluva post!! I am also from India, Kochi in Kerala to be precise.. Brought many a nostalgic memories while reading about your earlier struggles.. especially the picture of the docomo person on the tree trying to find range :D .. LOL.. Anyways,, keep posting more..

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Thank you for your support @varna
Right now have exams. For the next 2 weeks, can't post anything. Expect a post from me by 25th. Let's see. :)

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It's great how gracefully you are managing this in between a full time engineering course.. Don't I know how hectic the course alone can be.. :D

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Yup. And now steemit is also included in it :)

Great introductory post, Nirmal! I'm new here and still trying to find my way around, but loving every moment. Never experienced such a great community feeling - not on any other social media site. I was reading a post by a veteran Steemian today and he talked about new Steemians growing together, and that to me, makes a lot of sense. Upvoted and Followed you. See you around.

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Yeah, this community is of entirely different kind. I feel it more lively. Thanks for the support. I followed you back too. :)

Nice post Brother.You are my motivation.thanks for solving my queries whenever I asked.upvoted and followed you.

Interesting intro dude! Read it till the end and following you now.
You've worked your ass off to reach where you are. All the best for you future!
Will be looking out for your upcoming posts. Cheers! :D

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Thank You @wandereronwheels for the support :)
Following you too.

Great Intro Bro. It motivates me.

Hello...i really liked your introduceyourself post....am new in this platform...please help me a bit.... @kaushikworld

bruh why u writing your whole life story on here, anyone can phish out your info really easily