Yes. Finally I did it. I own the site www.archanaonline.com now. I own a domain. This fulfills the dream I had from long ago. From 2005. It was when I started blogging.
I have written about the journey of this blog which provides an insight for the first time visitor.I remember the time, I played with HTML, Microsoft FrontPage etc to create a first HTML page. I checked on creating phpBB, Invision Boards forums too, I checked out options like blogger, webhosts, CMS software like Drupal and Mambo so that I could make a brand on my own. People were busy posting tech posts and galloping forward and I was too shy. Maybe, in those times, I have been so old fashioned that I was reluctant to plunge into the internet world, by investing money to buy hosting or domain and all or to market myself. And now, it took me almost 3 years to step forward.
It was JohnTP‘s introduction page which gave me the final push I needed. I clicked the Web1 solutions (hosted by Deep)immediately and thought of applying hosting. But then, I was not having any problem with the current hosting (with Sreejith) too. So I moved to the domain checking page. I have been there innumerous times, checking different combination of my names again and again. And to my surprise, one of them was available.
I am happy now. This beginning feels like an awakening. The traffic is growing and I feel kinda responsible for their visits. I believe people who visit a website, arrive there for some purpose, seeking information. I know I need to go far, and that lot of work is pending from my side in creating good content. The land at horizon is beckoning…