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The Origins Of Silver Stone- Pt 1

2021 edit: Felt like exposing my new readers to this rather old post of mine which was just lying somewhere in my blog archives. Hope you guys have fun reading it!

I’m pretty sure a majority of you are dying to know how I’ve entered the blogosphere only 4 months ago, right? Well, your wish had come true. Buckle up, ’cause SS is gonna take you for a ride into “TBSOTPH Land”! (P.S: The abbreviation is my blog’s name, in case you’re confused).

The Beginning (March 31st,2020)

This very day: Silver Stone was inducted into “The Blogging Hall Of Fame”. Notice the oxymoron here? Yep, like every other blogger, my blog was just a newborn with very little recognition. However, my baby blog needed a name. So, after 20 minutes of using every title generator known to mankind, I found the perfect title: “The Bored Side Of The Phone“. Setting up a blog on WP is easy, but kickstarting your blog is the hardest part. After deleting the rough draft of my first post (because of insecurity), I finally had some courage to actually press the publish button, and boom: my post was tossed into the WP reader almost instantly. However, all high hopes I had for my blog were soon replaced with unrealistic expectations (we’ve been there, don’t lie).

I expected to get 1000+ followers instantly, but I found that it was quite the opposite. So, there I sat in front of my phone biting my nails like crazy, just waiting for some sort of sign. I then thought my blog was a supposed failure ’cause no one had responded yet. Heck, I even thought of deleting my blog and moving to Tumblr instead; but my mom advised me against doing so. She told me that no one can become Shakespeare overnight since it takes time to build your skills. She even told me to not give up on my blog because I was so eager to establish one of my own. Even my freaking brain told me not to delete my blog for the exact same reason, and after several debates I decided to put it on hold. In the end, I didn’t bother looking at WordPress for a while.

But being the nervous wreck I was, I googled “WP vs Tumblr” for no reason. Heck, I don’t even get this nervous when I write an exam/wait for the results! Maybe it might’ve been newbie jitters, but then something miraculous happened. Exactly 2 hours after dinner, I finally got a new notification which said that someone had actually liked my post. A few seconds later, I got another one which said that the same blogger had left a really supportive and encouraging message. I was over the moon, and I ran to my mom’s room and I showed her these notifications. She just smiled and said that I’ve got a long journey ahead, which I would enjoy. It was then I had made a decision to steer my blogging ship in the right direction, and to never give up on it: no matter what the case may be.

Why blogging?

Initially, I thought of filling my blog with only 3 topics. But in mid April, I realized that this would be way too tedious and boring for me, and so I decided to expand my niches a bit more. My original topics were: lists (which is currently in the “Do Not Revive” zone), thoughts on stuff (which is one of my popular topics), and movie reviews (which I discarded after a day). By now, I’m pretty sure you know what my primary niches are,but don’t worry, there’ll be upcoming topics that’ll be added to my blog sooner or later (the recent ones being poetry and student life).

Getting that out of the way, I started this blog because I needed an outlet for my thoughts. That, and I preferred writing a blog to keeping a journal. I also felt the urge to share my doodles with you guys, rather than keeping it in some dusty old corner. By starting a blog, I felt that there would always be a place for me to vent out my feelings and thoughts at a specific time. I also post 3 days a week because I’m a forgetful person πŸ˜…. What I meant to say was: if I don’t follow a routine, I’ll forget that my blog exists, and I won’t be able to share things/get inspiration/relax at a convenient time (if you ask me, my routine is quite flexible because of the 4 day break). There’s only so much one person can do, right?

To be continued……..

I thought it’s time to share my blog’s creation history with you guys part by part, rather than condense it all into one huge and tiresome hodge-podge. I was inspired by Pooja’s blogging journey posts, which is really interesting to read. Head on over to lifesfinewhine to see the full picture by clicking on the above link.

Do you think I should make a part 2 of this? Let me know in the comments below. Until then, fellow readers!

-Silver Stone

56 thoughts on “The Origins Of Silver Stone- Pt 1

      1. My work, exam and some life happenings does not allow me with the time , I missed being here
        I m good ☺☺
        Waiting !

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  1. I posted 10 posts on a single day and then made my blog public coz I thought people need to see more of me. Imagine my disappointment when I got one like from a non-existent blog in the whole weekπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ so hi5!
    But I am glad you did not delete your blog, its awww-some!!

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  2. I’m more than glad you didn’t quit your blog as you planned- CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS OUT ON AN AMAZING BLOGGER LIKE YOURSELF, CAN WE?
    You were so right about this- setting up a blog is easy, but getting it to kick off is the hard part. Lol 1000 followers instantly- it took me a few minutes after publishing my first blog to understand that it wasn’t a real thing πŸ˜… I had a lot of views from people I know as I shared the link in my WhatsApp status. Apart from that, I was delighted at the sight of the first comment from an outsider πŸ˜€ Such a relatable journey, my friend. Can’t wait for part 2, if it isn’t already there.

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    1. Aww, thanks a million! That’s really sweet of you 😊
      Well, that’s also a nice way to get traffic though (’cause even I’m guilty of doing that as well πŸ˜‚)
      Stay tuned, ’cause part 2 is coming real soon!

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  3. Please do a part two Silver! Your story resonates a lot with mine when I first started out. You were thinking numbers but I was intrigued by the odds of making money. πŸ˜‚

    I’m glad I got my focus straight later on and thank your mum, she’s a real encourager.

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    1. What a coincidence it must be then! Oh man, I just laughed at the second part πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      So glad to hear that you enjoyed reading it. I’ll be sure to tell her that

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      1. πŸ™„πŸ™„β˜ΉοΈβ˜ΉοΈπŸ’”πŸ’”

        I wrote about what led me to WP. And that was the story about my illness.πŸ™„ How can that be fun?😐

        I haven’t yet written about what happened once I created my blog and I find this quite funny and embarrassing.πŸ™ˆπŸ˜¬ Sill not sure if I should write about it or not.

        The one you’re talking about might be someone else’s fun story, probably!πŸ˜…

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      2. Oops…..my bad πŸ˜₯ πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈI didn’t mean the entire thing, I only meant a part of it though)

        Yeah….maybe πŸ˜….

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  4. Had fun reading more about how you started your blog! You are most definitely not alone in thinking that you would get at least a few thousand readers/followers- I did as well and I think most bloggers do when they start out. I’m glad you stuck with blogging. Even though growing your blog is a pretty slow process it’s definitely worth it.

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  5. This was fun to read. I’d say go for a part 2. Both for yourself and all of us here. Putting it into words lets you see how far you’ve come.
    It’s never about the number of followers but the engagement you have.
    Love, light, and glitter

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  6. cool, that’s great. yes, PLEASE do a part 2- i will definitely read it! this was nice to read- i liked understanding your journey!
    ❀

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