Whoa! It’s been one year since I clicked on “Publish” button on this blog! And for some weird reason I feel its a long time. The morning of September 7th 2008, I suddenly took out my credit card and registered for a shared hosting account on Lunarpages which promised me hell lot of freebies including a free domain name for 2 years of hosting. I shelled out $120 which was like a huge money to spend on a hobby. All these happened in a matter of half an hour. Being instinctive has always helped me. I had to choose a name for the free domain and I zeroed in on “TECHPP.COM”, again an instinctive decision.

My life changed for the better, ever since TechPP happened. Hobby turned into passion. Passion turned into (secondary) profession. Along came money, recognition and responsibilities. A small statistical look at the year gone-by:

No. of Posts – 630
No. of comments – 3343
No. of comments blocked by Akismet – 16,897
Page Rank – 3
Alexa Rank – 20,498
Compete Rank – 31,845
RSS subscribers – 2500+
Monthly PageViews – 700,000+

I always feel unsatisfied with these numbers, but then while writing this post I just realized that TechPP is still a baby. It is just an year old. I would like to thank all those who have visited this blog and special thanks to the RSS subscribers, Twitter followers and Facebook fans. I have had opportunity to meet some wonderful people who have grown to be friends. It has been an eventful year of blogging! I have plans to grow this blog further and that would only be possible with your help.

Here’s wishing Technically Personal a Very Happy Birthday!



Raju is the founder-editor of Technology Personalized. A proud geek and an Internet freak, who is also a social networking enthusiast. You can follow him on Facebook and on Twitter. Mail Raju PP. Follow rajupp


  • pramodh

    Happy Birthday Techincally Personal….I belive I am the first to wish you here…
    Your stats rock… And Akismet has beaten all others.. that’s great 😛
    Anyways, keep up the good work and go higher.. All the best.

    • pramodh

      Hey sorry a little mistake… There are many others which beat Akismet.. 😐

      • Raju


  • Harshad

    Congratulations Raju. You’ve worked very hard on this blog and it really shows in your blog’s statistics. I’m sure you’ll continue doing this good work in the future.

    Once again congrats to you and happy birthday to Best of Luck. :)

  • Raju

    @Pramodh, Harshad,

    Thanks a lot guys for your kind words :)

  • Mahesh

    Happy Birthday :p

  • Gennice

    Happy B day TechPP! :) Congratulations on great success (it really is for 1 year)!

    Rock on Raju! :)

  • Pavan Kumar

    Congrats for your rocking stats and rocking career online… be it Isreal or India the blog took birth, now it has created its own empire online… Congrats for everything and good luck for next biggies ahead :)

  • thetricks

    Happy birthday TECHPP.COM i really like your blog because it come with new ideas and information…I think this is my first comment but i have started to visit this blog before 6 month.
    Congrats for your stats….

  • stratosg

    Happy BDay techpp! It has been a nice year and a very niiiiice ride 😉 Keep it going raju!

  • Dinesh

    happy birthday buddy ( Stats are just awesome.

  • Raju

    Thanks so much guys, please keep supporting me like this always :)

  • MostlyBlog

    Happy Birthday, sorry i am late to wish you,

    • Raju

      I myself was late in publishing the post yesterday! Thanks Mohan :)

  • nmh

    Happy Birthday ! ^^

  • Rahul

    Happy birthday techpp.

  • Ajith

    That’s quite some achievement Raju… just look at those numbers.

    I wish you all the very best to take TechPP to greater heights.

    Many people have started setting up tech blogs and sell it within an year for peanuts. You have got a better start (of course with hardwork) and I hope that you will keep the blog to make it the next Labnol or even better.

    Good luck!

  • venkat

    Happy Birthday to Techpp , you deserve credit for your blog being famous on the internet, keep up your good work all the best.

  • Suneel

    Those are good metrics Raju. Wish you all Success in the days to come and we wish to see those awesome posts again and again which bring in more visitors like us drooling on to your blog

    The cake looks mouthwatering. Which flavor is it?? 😉

  • Michael Aulia

    Wow it’s only been a year and you already have some crazy stats! I wish I have stats that crazy!

  • sham

    Happy Birthday Techpp 😉

  • Sriram

    Wish you good luck.

    Sriram Gullapalli

  • Ricky

    Sorry I am bit late. Belated happy birthday. Your stats rocks like you. You have achieved a lot, keep rocking.

  • kpal

    Happy Birthday!!! – Thanks so much for everything – may the cyber gods keep showering you with belssings. We appreciate all your hard work.

  • Nihar

    Congratulations Raju.

    I remember i came to know about your blog when we both were in Ajith’s SEO contest.

    Great achievement… Keep going.

    Hope you become next amit agarwal!

  • MTG

    Happy Birthday TechPP :)

    Keep up the good work Raju. Best of Luck for the coming year!

  • India 365

    This is the first time I’m visiting your blog. I’ve been here in this blogging community for more than a year, say 17 months or so with , I’ve not seen you till now. Strange, really annoying!! Well now, that’s not the point here I guess!!:)

    Any how, Wish you and your blog a very very happy returns of the day!!

    Sorry delayed wishes though!!

  • Himanshu

    Congratulations Raju, I am inspired from your hard work, keep rocking.

  • uday


  • TechThem

    Congratulations, :)
    Statistics are Great,
    i wish you Goodluck for future

  • Anish KS

    Best wishes Raju, keep rocking.

    i really like the ” Akismet Status – 16,897 “, me getting daily lots spam.

  • Keith Dsouza

    Wishing TechPP a belated happy birthday, keep up the good work. Also wish you all the best for the future.

  • Steve Yu

    Wow, you’re sure achieved a lot of things within one year. Just look at the alexa rank, the number of subscribers and also the pageviews … 7 millions!!!

  • Preetam

    This blog has come a loooong looong way in one year…….

  • Sunil Jain

    Congrats Raju and all the best for your forthcoming months of blogging :) :) :)

  • Gururaja V

    Congratulations and all the best..
    Keep the good work going on..
    Thanks for helping in improving our knowledge with wonderful posts. Our support will be there for you anytime..