Twitter or rather social networking is like a cocktail party. There are friends, there are aquaintances and then there are friends of friends and many perfect strangers who you can freak out!. They all meet, intermingle and have a ball of time. Sometime they form small groups, sometimes they stand alone in the crowd.
I was a regular at the twitter cocktail party, I usually kept to myself nursing my drink, But I just decided to call it a day! why?
I unfollowed around 250 people I used to follow, these are the people who dont tweet or sometimes they are tweeple who you converse, but they havent come around to follow you back. It just means they like you enough to say “cheers” but dont want to be seen with you socially. (Ok, I maybe wrong, but I am assuming here.)
What I would like to do is bring down the number of the people I follow to 150 people. These would be essentially people I know in person “OR” people who add great value to my network, by sharing interesting (relevant) things.
For the people in the cocktail circuit , If you need to connect with me, you can always email me at manoj at manojnayak dot com.
I read this morning around 275 million people used wordpress to blog in the month of October 2011. But this is not a great figure, considering a thriving population of 7 billion on this planet.
Leaving this figure aside, My personal objective is to convince more and more people to start a blog and then make money out of the blogs. A blog it is said takes around 8 years to start paying off so that you can quit your job and become a full time blogger. I really dont have the figure on how many people in India survive with Blogging income as their main source of income.
I have been lucky, I started making money from the 1st year onward, and this is my 3rd year that I am a full time blogger. I have actually evolved in to hyper-local media website. What I want to share is that I have the formula which I can share that you start making money via blogging, and at the end of the 3rd year, you can kiss your 9 to 5 job goodbye and start living by your blog and working on what you are passionate about.
Check this presentation video below and drop me a line if you need help on setting up a blogging business.
When I saw a few ads of apple and airtel using Gandhi in their value statement advertisement. I felt that they need to pay a royalty to the Gandhi Trust. If the photographer can get paid then the Gandhi Trust should also get paid. Here is a twitter discussion with Prashant.
Why do all corporates use Gandhi on their promo video’s, even apple did in 1998. I hope they are paying @TusharG royalty.
This is one of the most wonderful iPad app for tracking your expenses, income, balancing your bank accounts or setting up budgets. The is a free version, which lets you do a few entries, the paid version is 4.99 usd. Need less to say absolutely worth it. Please get it, if you are looking at getting your finances all in one place.