Happy Birthday Blogging Cage – We Turned 3 Today :)

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Blogging Cage turned 3 today.

3 awesome years in online journey.

I am seeing my child growing: it's getting matured very quickly. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I remember the day when I was trying to find a good name for my blog and I pinged one of my close friends to hand-over his domain name BlogCage.com to me.

According to him, that domain was a high value domain so he refused to give it to me.

That was the time when BloggingCage clicked in my mind. Because I wanted to show him that I have a domain name better than you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Luckily he is my business partner now and we always chuckle on thisย topic.

I have worked on this blog day and night to make it a top blog in India, and I am still pushing it hard to see on the top.

Let's see what we did in these 3 years..

When I started this blog I was nowhere in the crowd. People were passionate about blogging, they were making money online, they were doing webinars and hangout to show how much money they were making, and finally charging a big amount to teach the same.

They were claiming themselvesย as a money making machines, who could change your life overnight.

Those were the shiny objects, but I couldn't afford those costly coaching programs, so I decided to learn everything at my own.

This was the stage when I tried too many different techniques to make money online.

I started reading some of the good blogs like IncomeDiary, CopyBlogger, ShoutMeLoud, HellBoundBloggers and QuickSprout.

All I could see was, they were making good money online and I was spending my whole day to dig in those blog to find something which could change my life.

Day and night I started reading blogs after blogs to find that hidden trick to make money online.

But the result was, I was getting overloaded with hell lots of information.

One blogger was saying that he is making money with Google AdSense, other was showing his income proofs from affiliate marketing and few were suggesting site flipping as a good business.

For me everything was a way to make huge money in such a short time, so I tried all of them. I started building blogs for AdSense, I launched some sites for doing affiliate marketing, and I bought few sites for flipping as well.

As I was the only person to manage everything, so soon I found that I was hitting in theย dark place.

A place where Iย could put too many hours to find the right path, where the truth was, I was in the wrong direction.

Soon I figured out my mistakes and started focusing on only one method… which was affiliate marketing.

With time I have grown this blog as a big brand in India and putting efforts to give it an international identity.

What I learnt in these 3 years?

I have learnt many things from the scratch.

By qualification I am a graduate in Electronics and Communication where weย don't touch any lines of the code. Weย simply get some electronics equipments and perform our simulation to get the results.

So the very first task was to learn some advanced things which could help me to grow my blog.

1. I Learnt Coding

As I told I am not from a coding background, so the very first task for me was to learn the basics of coding so that I could play with my themes and wordpress files.

After going through some of the good sites I found that HTML, CSS and PHP were enough to work with WordPress. So I decided to learn those 3 languages only. On W3Schoolย I started learning the languages and learnt the basics to edit a WordPress theme.

This theme on Blogging Cage is designed by me which I made with Genesis Child Theme. ๐Ÿ™‚

2. I Improved My Writing

In blogging, your writing is everything. This is the medium with the help of which you communicate with your readers.

I was very bad in English and I wasn't even aware about very basic English words. You can judge my knowledge by reading the simple language ofย thisย article, I still cannot use those hi-fi English words.

So, I knew that I'll have to learn this language if I want to grow my blog.

In June, 2013 I started my English classes and improved itย upto a level.

3. I Learnt The Marketing

Blogging is all about marketing.

Every big blogger you see around is a big marketer.

You consider him as a brand because he has marketed himself like that only. He/she has made an identity in your mind that, YES, I am a big brand and you'll have to listen what I am saying.

I figured out this in 2013. I saw that every big blogger was telling himself as an expert in the industry. They were putting money on the promotion and actively participating in the discussions.

So I bought some books on marketing and did deep study about it.

4. I Became An Avid Book Reader

One of my roommates was a book addict.

He used to read almost daily. And we were making fun of him.

His words were, “You'll know the truth when you'll get this addiction.”

And he was right.

Reading books is an addiction. Once you make this habit, you cannot live without books. You will become greedy to collect the books and see your library growing every single day.

Till now I have read around 70 books on different topics (mostly on motivation and self-help) and my speed to finish the book is increasing day by day.

5. I Learnt The Management

Any business you do in the world needs marketing plan.

If you are poor in management, you are nowhere.

This one skill can only be developed with practice and too many failures.

As I am running too many blogs and building niche sites for affiliate marketing, so managing all of them was near to impossible for me.

With time I have learnt the management tips and became more productive to manage my work with more professionalism.

What More??

I did many hangouts in 2013, 2014 where I shared some of my best tips to make money online.

I am putting my best to share maximum knowledge on my blog to make your life better.

1. Got Sponsored Trip For Thailand

In November, 2014 I got sponsored tickets to attend ClickzLive event in Thailand.

This was my first international event so I enjoyed a lot. You can read more about my trip here.

2. Got Featured In Magazine

Recently I've been featured on Careers360 magazine with one of the famous Indian Blogger, Harsh Agarwal.

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What's Next?

This year I am putting more efforts in this blog to make it one of the top blogs in India.

I have already outsourced writer for my blogs TechnoBol and Android Rooting;ย which means less burden to manage other blogs. I have hired one highly qualified writer Chitraparna Sinha who is going to take care next blog posts on this blog.

So I am completely free now. ๐Ÿ™‚

Then what the hell I am going to do if I don't have any work now?

Smart question.. huh

I am dedicatedly working on the branding of my blog now.

You might have observed few changes on my blog (if you are an old reader), so I am working on it to give more brand value and ease of access.

I have started paid ads for my Facebook Page and going to look for more paid sources to get the more exposure.

So, be ready to see the next version of BloggingCage very soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

Your Turn Now…

You can guess my excitement while writing this post. If you are excited like me, do share your precious wishes with me to say Happy Birthday Blogging Cage.

Join hands with me to celebrate this awesome moment.

Kulwant Nagi

Hi! I am Kulwant Nagi. I created this blog in 2011 with the vision to help new bloggers. I am running more than 10 blogs on various categories and running a digital marketing company in India now.

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42 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Blogging Cage – We Turned 3 Today :)”

  1. First of all Happy birthday to Blogging Cage from me too.

    Then thanks to you for providing us awesome content that you have wrote in last 3 years. You will glad to know that I regular reader of your blog and have not missed a single post till now because your posts are always easy to understand and helpful for me.

    Excited to see what you gonna do in 2015 to make Blogging cage more Branded

    Garry Bachhal

    • Garry, thanks for being here and showing so much love. That means you have read my worst articles as well.. ha ha..

      This is a journey, and I am happy that I have reached somewhere now.

      Thanks again.. Keep visiting. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hi Kulwant,

    Wishing BloggingCage a very happy birthday ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulation on successfully completing 3 yrs as a professional blogger.

    Wish You + BloggingCage all the success in year 2015.

  3. Congrats Kulwant and happy birthday to Blogging Cage. I want you to go a long way and take Blogging Cage to the next level (among the best blogs in the world). May God bless you. Thanks.

      • Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ I am still working on it.

        Btw you have taken a great decision by hiring Chitraparna. She is one of the best writers I have worked with. She knows her job and is very professional.

          • Nice to see you here Sandipan and thanks for the vote of approval ๐Ÿ™‚

            It’s feeling great to be associated with Kulwant’s blog. I hope my contributions will play a role, even a minor one, in taking the blog to the next level.

  4. Happy B’day to @BloggingCage. Even I also learnt many things from your blog. Congrats for Completing the Successful completing the 3 years. :). Go Ahead wish You a Great year for @bloggingcage and to you as well ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yeah Aman. I know you are an old reader. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for being with me in this awesome journey. Keep visiting BloggingCage for more information.

  5. Hii Kulwant,

    First of all, Wishing BloggingCage a Very Happy Birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

    Blogging Cage has already helped and motivated several of Bloggers or Webmasters just within these 3 years. Now, It has become a great platform to learn basics of blogging and internet marketing. All credit goes to you Bro for creating and managing this Blog in impressive ways.

    All the best for upcoming Years ๐Ÿ™‚

    • wow.. you just made my day with this awesome comment.

      Thanks for the appreciation and love.

  6. Superb Kulwant! I am now at the stage where you were. I am also hitting so many things now days to get a quick cash but the truth is I have to focus on one thing. Your this post has stopped me to think what I am doing and what I should do.
    Thanks.

    • Yeah Umer, focusing on the one thing is the game. I read one quote somewhere.. It was something like, “Energy flows, where the focus goes.”

      So focusing on one thing will make you perfect and more confident.

  7. Hi Kulwant,

    Very happy birthday Blogging Cage. Its good to see growing your favorite blog.
    I have learnt so many things from Blogging Cage. I wish you good luck for your future plans about Blogging Cage Kulwant. Do continue training us… ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Hi Kulwant bro,

    You always inspire me and your real life story is pretty motivational.

    Yes, I can see the changes in BloggingCage and it’s improving day-by-day.

    I wish a great happy birthday to your blog and wish you achieve more heights in near future.

    Good luck!
    – Ankit

    • Thanks for the appreciation, Ankit. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Happy to see you on Blogging Cage. Yes, I am making some gradual changes to make it perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks again for the wishes.

  9. Congratulation Kulwant and Happy Birthday to this wonderful blog. This is one of my favorite blog and Thanks to you for such great contents.

    -Ashutosh

  10. I rejoice with you Nagi, 3 years is a great number of days, it is not 3 days, you have come a long way, congratulations. It is important I appreciate you for the influence you have on other bloggers like myself and the likes of Abid Omar.

    • Yeah, very long journey after overcoming too many obstacles. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks for the wishes. Have a great day.

  11. Happy Birthday to BloggingCage……………..

    Thanks Kulwant for sharing your blogging experience with us. Wish you good luck for upcoming years…….

    Regards,

  12. Hi Bro…
    So, much congratulation for completing – 3 successful years in Blogging.
    I know more success are going to come in your life through this blog.

    Best Of Luck……. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. First of all Apppiiiii Birth wala day to @BloggingCage
    Congratulation Kulwant Bro…. I learned lot of things from your blog
    Best of Luck bro for next Year
    More success will come in your life….

    Regards
    Prakash Thakur

  14. Happy birthday to BloggingCage. Also thanks to Kulwant Nagi from bottom of my heart for running this kind of high level blog…………I really like this kind of approach. Will see you another level within next year.

  15. Congratz Nagi for your great 3 years blogging journey. I got inspired by you a lot to blog with passion. Good to know that you’ve learnt so many through your blogging career and I wish you to learn more skill in the upcoming years ๐Ÿ™‚

    BTW, MMF turned 2 today but not getting time to celebrate!

    • Thanks for stopping by and sparing time to celebrate this awesome moment with me. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yeah, blogging has taught me too many things and many are still remaining. I am working hard to develop required skill by focusing on one at a time.

      And many happy return of the day for your blog as well.. Journey is long, but the thing which matter is, your attitude to keep walking. Make it big..

      Best wishes for your blog.

      • Many thanks for your kind wishes Nagi ๐Ÿ™‚

        Sure, will follow your words and will keep walk with attitude! Its really good to know that you’re working hard to learn some innovative skills. All the best ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. Hi Kulwant,

    Happy Birthday #BloggingCage..
    3 Years is awesome.. Hope it continue….

    I also don’t know coding.. but you nicely made your Blogging Cage Child theme with some modification with Agent Press Pro theme..
    And i am also using this theme with some major modification..

    I just saw some major improvements like new header menu style, custom icons added…
    Plz bhai hamko bhi kuch sikha do…. ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Hi Akash, thanks for the wishes.

      Yeah coding is the skill which can be learnt very easily if you seriously want to learn. The theme I am using is not a modified AgentPress Pro theme as I designed this theme much before the launch of that theme. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yeah, I am making big improvements with time and going to work more on it to give a brand value.

  17. Hi Kulwant,

    First I wish a happy birthday for BloggingCage. The more older your blog is, you are an established and experienced blogger. Glad to know your blogging experiences through BloggingCage.

  18. Hi Kulwant Nagi bro, Happy birthday to your @BloggingCage. Many many happy returns for the third year. Your blog and specially its theme is really an inspiration for me. I love to read you SEO related guides specially. Stay happy ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Happy Birthday Blogging cage , I am your silent reader greatly inspired by you and i have launched my own blog keep rocking

  20. Hey buddy,

    seriously very nice and again an inspiring story. Ahhh I loved bloggingcage theme its really awesome and clean ๐Ÿ™‚

    I wish to have same for my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

    congrats and happy b’day to bloggingcage once again ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks,
    Piyush

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