As we all know that blogging is the emerging online profession and eventually it has great earning potential that lead most of the people across the world to pick this profession as their career choice in the future as well. At present scenario, content marketing, and blogging industry has changed as there are various ad networks available for different group of bloggers and online publishers to monetize their content and generate significant revenue out of your blog or site. So I would say in today’s time being a blogger is not at all a difficult task in terms of technical aspects as you are accessed to content management system such as wordpress and you can enhance the design and outlook of your site by using a premium themes, templates and get your content visible in Google search engine by doing basic search engine optimization for your blog.
But back in 2010, the term blogging and blogger was insane in a country like India as a majority of people won’t be able to understand that term in friendly manner and I use to live in India right from my birth. And in year 2010, my age was just 15 years and literally I was a high school student. And things like Facebook and Twitter was a new experience, Internet was like a medium of time pass and entertainment for me.
At the same time, I had enthusiasm for technology and gadgets as well so I used to read some latest news and articles about latest mobile phones and other gadgets. Then I started to explore new and innovative sites to get some fresh content about technology. Between all these, I managed to have a site that can give me fresh tech content and silicon valley news in innovative way and that site was Mashable.com
By 2011, I became a regular reader of Mashable and one day I went through the “About-Us” page section of the site where I got to know that there was a person called Pete Cashmore behind the multi-million dollar blog.
After getting the name of Mashable’s Founder and CEO. I never had an idea in my mind that the next thing will going to blow my mind and gonna change my perception about Internet. After reading that Pete founded this blog in 2005 at the age of 19 in his bedroom in Scotland. For me, that was the moment that filled me with optimism and hope for the future.Then, I was so curious to know more about this guy named Cashmore so then I started exploring more about Pete in Google and used to search for his old interviews where he stated about success journey of his blog.
There was a blog which published the success story of Pete Cashmore and there I got to know that what made Pete to create his own blog and write about technology related things and how he made it to top 10 technorati’s blog and one of the earnest blog across the world, where he stated that he was encountered with surgery of vermiform appendix at the age of 13. Although the surgery was a complete success, but it was hard for him to make recovery due to illness that forced him to skip his school for proper rest. While being at home, he started peeping into many popular and unpopular blogs and started learning from what was shared on those sites. In 2005, after learning all that was needed, Pete founded mashable that primarily focused on social media and technology initially. He was only 19 at that time and was living in Scotland with his parents. Later he used to target American audience because he realized that Britain will not going to be the large market for him rather he had to cover America as much of the work was done in America. Then he decided to reschedule his life to be available on those hours that could bring better results by targeting the audience from America as well. After the efforts of 18 Months by doing alone writing for his blog, eventually he managed to receive a significant amount of traffic for his blog and then site was soon generating £2,000 a month in advertising revenue. This allowed Cashmore to devote himself to it full-time and also take on another writer and later he started hiring people to getting things written for his site. That’s how he made a multi-million dollar tech news blog called Mashable.com.
This story strongly influenced me to become a blogger and that’s how I started my blog “Abrition” at the end of 2011.