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Life after graduation

It’s been a very long time since I got graduated. However, I am feeling like everything just happened yesterday. It’s been four years since the day I got graduated from college. I used to giggle when people used to tell me that you’ll start to remember all the college days and feel for it later one day. Now, I am thinking of all those beautiful days and smile like a baby. I would say that college days are cocoon period where we learn a lot of things and at the end, we all will fly with awesome colors like a butterfly.

This is me during graduation ceremony

J.K. Rowling says “It’s our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our talents”. I agree to her saying. I am sure if one understands this life lesson early in life, he/she will definitely make good choices and keep moving forward. I chose computers. Yes, I did Computer Science major in college. I don’t know when I developed passion towards Computers, but I chose the field because I am very much interested in working with computers. It so happened that each and every day was like a dream come true for me, as life seemed to go smoothly. I made new friends. I got new confidence running in my blood. Even now when I am thinking of all those days, I seriously cannot believe that I was able to strive bravely through the tough Engineering syllabus. All those memories of full-day studies with friends, discussing answers with friends after examination and having lunch together with friends daily are keeping on flashing in my mind. Memories are powerful, aren’t they? I always believe that memories are portals that virtually take us from what we are to where we want to go. I thank God for all those sweet moments. Difficulties and hardships are like passing clouds. They keep passing now and then to make us better than we used to be. It makes us stronger. Remember, a smooth sea never make a skilled sailor. Alright, why am I talking about difficult and tough times of life? All of them are temporary. Love, joy, friendship and the good memories that we share with others are permanent.

Life never seems to be how it seemed before. In the end, I am sure that everyone will reach their destiny. Be it your dream job, your dream location and more and more dreams people dream in their life, I know that almost everyone reach their destiny one day, but Life never be the same like before. Life changes. People around us changes. Situations changes. Everything around us changes. Finally, change is the only entity that remains constant. When we dream, we were not aware of that. It’s the uncertainty of life that works the magic. We do not know what lies ahead for us. The suspense that life has for us called ‘Tomorrow’ drives us from one point to another. This is the reason why I agree to J.K. Rowling’s quote about choices and how important it is. All of Life is a game of luck. Haha, See where I am leading my conversations into…One tip I want to give all the Dreamers out there from my experience: Always have a clear cut idea of what you want to do after reaching your destiny in life. I am telling you this because thinking on the positive side, you’ll always reach your destiny in your 20s,30s,40s or even 50s. Who knows? What’s important is what you choose to do with your Life after reaching your Destiny, because there is always more to Life than JUST WINNING. Good Luck!

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How Smart Phones have changed our lifestyle?

It’s been more than 10 years since World has started using smart phones. Currently, almost everyone is having a smart phone with them. Today, I installed WordPress app from Google Play Store in order to manage my blog from my smart phone. Once the app got installed on my phone, I realized that I can perform the entire operation which I used to perform using my laptop with my smart phone itself. I was taken back by such beautiful and simple user interfaces which makes everyone’s life easy. I have seen a lot number of videos in the past which portrays how technology have changed the way we perform our daily activities, but this is the first time I am realizing the thoughts portrayed in those videos.

Nowadays, almost everything can be performed online since everyone and every institution has their online presence. Let’s say if we want to check the weather today, we take our phone and find it out. We get to know the weather in an instant. If we want to book a train ticket or movie ticket, we take our phone, book ticket and leave our house. If we want to sell anything to someone online, we can do it in the most awesome way possible with great speed. From checking the weather to selling items, we can perform millions of operations using our smart phone. Sometimes, I even went to the extent to think that if we do not have smartphone with us, we lose our identity. This is how smart phones have influenced our lifestyle.

Just imagine with me. Twenty years back, if we want to talk to anyone who is at a distance – we can reach them only by posting mail or a telephone call. Now, if we want to talk to anyone – we can whatsapp them, or even talk to them by dialing a video call in Skype. It’s that simple these days. Welcome to the 21st century!

However lucrative these technology gadgets like smart phones change our lifestyle, nothing can match the joy of meeting a friend personally after a long time. These smart phones can never give that joy. I completely agree that the whole world is connected and will always be connected irrespective of the distance, but it should not change us from what we are. Everything has become ‘virtual’ now. Let’s say: Virtual meetings, virtual gaming, virtual marriage and the list goes on and on. Hope you realize that however fast human beings are developing each and everyday, our Earth is spinning at the same speed from the start till this day. Hope this will be the norm everyday of our life. Let’s take time to get offline at least for sometime each and everyday and BE HUMAN.

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How I got 1000+ visitors in my first month of Blogging?

It’s been almost one and a half months since I started blogging. I always wanted to express my thoughts with the World. That is the reason why you’ll see a lot of my thoughts expressed in my blog. When the lockdown was announced here in India due to COVID-19 outbreak, I came up with an idea of writing my thoughts down in a digital forum. Within the next few days, I bought my domain and started to blog.

1. Initial Days
As I started blogging, I was not sure of what to do and what not to do. I was posting my writings and shared to my friends in social media forums. Initially, my posts were getting very low views and there was literally no one to interact with my posts. I was a bit worried, but I thought of never giving up on this. I love to write poems, articles about nature, inspiration and technology. So, I continued to improve my content and hoped one day people will love reading my writings.

2. My experience with Blogging
After somedays of struggle, I learnt that Blogging is all about how you make your content reach your readers. For that reason, you’ve to find where your readers are and what they are interested in. I started a new Facebook page for my Blog (https://www.facebook.com/nalaemton/) and posted the links to my blog content in the page. Slowly and steadily, I got followers to my Facebook page and they were also viewing my blog, which I thought was a very good sign. It proved to be one of the best things to do as a beginner in blogging. On the other hand, I started posting my blog content in Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/nalaemton_s/) where my friends read my writings and started talking to me about my blog. It so happened that I noticed the hashtag #WritingCommunity in Twitter and started using the hashtag in all my posts. Twitter has a very good Writing Community that connects Bloggers globally. A large number of experienced Bloggers started interacting with my posts and my self-confidence grew up day by day. Then, I also started to take part in Comment Exchange Programs where I got a chance to read fellow bloggers’ writings and get inspiration from them. They’ve generously started to interact with my posts like how I was reading their posts and sharing my thoughts with them. Little by little, my blog got more audience and reached 1000+ views by the end of the month.

3. Learnings
There is always something to learn from success and failure. Getting 1000+ views may sound like a very small feat for an experienced Blogger, but on the other hand for me I consider it a milestone in my blogging journey. All that I learnt in the first month of Blogging is that you have to find your readers, help others to reach their goals and last but not the least – be hopeful and do your best.

Conclusion
Finally, I would like to end this blog post by letting you know my blogging goals for the current month. Hopefully, I want to reach 2000+ views this month. If you’re a Blogger and if you want me to read your writings, kindly comment your blog links below. I’ll go through your blog and share my thoughts. Constructive suggestions are always welcomed. Thank You for taking time off your busy schedule and reading my article. Have a wonderful day. Good Luck!

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How people are trying to adopt new technology trends during the Lockdown?

With the Lockdown in progress, technology trends have increased in a rapid phase day by day. Be it work or school, each and every sector has been trying their best to stay connected and keep the progress on.

Almost all the IT companies in the world have adopted the Work From Home (WFH) strategy to continue their business. Though the WFH practice has mixed reviews, it has become the new trend for IT workers worldwide. When the lockdown was announced initially, all the companies started their Business Continuity Procedures on a fastrack basis. Slow and steadily now, people have got used to this new trend. Obviously, this is the only way to continue business during the lockdown. Business related calls and online meetings have been reported to occupy much of the time for employees on a daily basis which is affecting the productivity and work-life balance. Certain technical glitches with respect to slow network speed, dis-connectivity of servers, etc have also proved to be a hindrance to work these days. However, the workforce have been continuously braving these problems and continue to deliver awesome service to clients across the globe.

Learning is said to be a continuous process. Nowadays, learning has become completely online. Apps such as Google Classroom and Zoom have provided the educators with tremendous opportunities to reach students on a daily basis and continue education. Teachers are being trained to deliver lessons to students online. People have also shown tremendous interests in gaining online certification and enhancing their skills for a better future by registering themselves to apps like Udemy, Coursera, etc. Hope more and more online forums get developed for learners to continue learning without any hindrance in the days to come.

Technology trends keep evolving day by day. Let us learn to adopt with the new technology trends for the ultimate benefit of everyone and bravely pass through these hard times.