In an attempt to introduce you to my blog, I thought of presenting to you some of the special posts/articles from this blog. Although this post should feature only 10 such posts, but I cheated and added another 1 to do complete justice to the award titles. Without wasting much precious time, here are the 6 titles which represent these posts:
- The posts I enjoyed writing the most
- My Most Helpful post
- The Post with the maximum number of visits
- A Post with a Title I am proud of
- The posts I wish more people had read
- The posts which ended up teaching me something
and here are the 11 special posts according to the above titles:
The posts I enjoyed writing the most
This was a post which was written by me after being inspired by a TED Talk from Bill Ford and an article from the NY times followed by reading several articles related to this in local newspapers. What I enjoyed most while writing this post was the sheer fact that my view of possible solutions changed as I read those articles and that helped me understand the problem in a better way. Although, this post does not answer what the ideal solution would be but it attempts to analyse the current systems in place and which ones would actually be feasible and successful in a developing country.
This stick figured comic was sketched in a tribute to the college days. This comic illustrates how an average college student studies during his/her exams. Might remind you of your college days.
In this era when oil prices are beating all previous highs, I wonder why no one spreads awareness about the simple ways in which we can get the maximum mileage from our vehicle. In this post, I have put together a few things to keep in mind, while driving, which would ensure that you get maximum fuel economy from you vehicle enabling you to save more money and lower your carbon footprint. When I applied these things to my driving, I improved my car’s mileage by as much as 30%. Surprised?
My Most Helpful post
This one has been, undoubtedly, the most helpful post for most readers. Not only because of the number of people benefited but because this provided a solution which was available nowhere else on the internet. If you go through the comments on this post, you will notice how glad some of the readers were. Though this post was written about 2 years ago, it continues to get some traffic from GTA forums which have linked to this post. and I must admit, that finding the solution to this problem wasn’t easy at all. It took me months to finally get a solution. But in the end, I was glad that I was able to cook up a solution for it.
The Posts with the maximum number of visits
When I wrote this post, I never expected it to get 34000 visitors to my blog (June09-Jul11). In fact, I had published this post without giving much thought. But as it turned out, this post was the only one which provided the solution to successfully install and run HP Battery check on Windows 7. As a result, HP support forums (plus some other forums) were linking to this post and sending a lot of traffic here. Two years from then, it still continues to get some visits (about 33% of its peak traffic) but, I believe it will die out in another year. Anyway, it has contributed well enough to this blog.
Since I like BMWs, I compiled a theme comprising of BMWs for my laptop. I thought, ‘Why not share it?’ and I published a post featuring this. Over a period of 1 year (Jul10-May11), it managed to get 6300 visits. Decent. So in June11 when I updated my BMW theme with better backgrounds and reshared it on the post, something went wrong and the traffic has tripled since then. I still can’t figure out what I did differently this time which triggered this (except the number and quality of themes). Anyway, I have no complaints.
A Post with a Title I am proud of
Well, there’s nothing to be ‘proud’ of this title except that I was trying to be creative about the post’s title. In this post, I have discussed a methodology which would help you remember the infinite number of passwords you have for your online and offline accounts. and yeah, this will be achieved without using any software or diary or similar things. The only place where you will store all of these will be your brain.
The posts I wish more people had read
Since we, the youth, are the architects of India’s future. I feel each one of us should know what problems our country faces so that we can actively work towards finding a solution for them. This post attempts to put together a few challenges that our country faces.
Being a blogger on WordPress.com, I have faced moments when I could not get suitable easy-to-remember subdomain names for my secondary blogs since they were already taken by someone else. The irritating part was that these ‘someone else’ had merely abandoned the blog and rendered that subdomain useless when it could have been put to better use by someone else. But since even Regular bloggers can’t recycle a blog by default, a lot of WP.com blogs end up abandoned. This post has made an attempt to spread awareness about the Recycling of the blogs, provided the current owner of abandoned blogs takes a few simple actions.
The posts which ended up teaching me something
The two posts mentioned under this category were not written by me. I received these as forward mails and thought of sharing these on this blog.
The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee.
Carrot, Egg or Coffee??
When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? How do you handle yourself?? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?
Do you feel any other posts deserves a mention as well? What do you think about these posts?