For over six years, I had my own website associated with my domain thoughtraker.com. I had initially installed WordPress and posted my blog there. Then it got hacked, and I cleared out the WordPress installation since I just didn’t have time to maintain it. I shifted my blog to WordPress itself instead.
I was wondering what to do with the space. I toyed with the idea of hosting my own magazine, running contests, creating a forum, and God knows what else. It didn’t cost a great deal, so while I sat twiddling my thumbs, time passed.
This year, I got fed up. I decided to let the registration lapse. So what if my domain name was not going to work any more? It wasn’t as if I had millions of visitors who would get affected. The last day passed, and I waited and waited, but didn’t feel even the slightest twinge of regret. In fact, I felt relieved that it was all over.
And then, out of the blue, I got an email that said my domain was being renewed. I quickly checked and damn! I had forgotten to disable the auto renewal facility for the domain. So there I was, with the domain name still alive and kicking and very much my baby, whereas the website was all gone.
I did what I do best the next few days — I procrastinated brilliantly. Finally, I felt energized enough to look up mapping my WordPress blog to my domain name. And then I procrastinated again.
I am glad to announce that I have reached the goal post at last! My domain name is finally mapped to my WordPress blog, so if you do type in http://www.thoughtraker.com, you should come to this blog.
They say, Bhagwan ke ghar mein der hain par andher nahin.
Well, at least I got this done before Diwali! 😀