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9 Years of Running a blog – Evolution of The Greatest Running a blog Group [ 🎉 Anniversary Post]

Wait, so that’s what you do for a dwelling? You weblog?

How do you earn cash? Running a blog? You’ve acquired to be kidding me!

These are the most typical questions and expressions of disbelief us bloggers must face once we discuss our work in social circles.

At present (1st December 2017) marks the ninth 12 months of running a blog for me. Once I began, I knew I wished to do that. However I might be mendacity if I stated I had seen all of it coming and that I might get this far… and efficiently at that.

And consider me after I say this at this time: I’ve by no means been extra pleased with myself. Sure! I AM a blogger.

It might have been 9 years at this time, nevertheless it seems like yesterday after I borrowed my good friend’s bank card to purchase internet hosting and a website identify. That’s precisely how ShoutMeLoud got here into existence. It’s onerous to consider, however that, my pals, is the precise fact.

Statistically, at this time is the three thousand 2 hundred and eighty-fifth (three,285) day of ShoutMeLoud. What this journey has taught me is greater than what I’ve discovered throughout my total life.

From working a one-man weblog to a group that has develop into a stepping stone for hundreds into the world of running a blog, this journey has been nothing however satisfying. That rewarding, satiating feeling I get in serving to folks develop into their very own boss is tough to elucidate. And all this might by no means have been attainable had I not had probably the most awesomest folks round me, like household and pals.

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It’s not simply the people who find themselves a part of the ShoutDreams workforce, however our readers (Shouters) such as you who believed in the concept folks can stay their lives on their very own phrases. That perception is what has guided ShoutMeLoud this far!

Unveiling the brand new model identification: ShoutMeLoud

I wish to take this chance (our ninth anniversary) to proudly unveil the brand new model identification of ShoutMeLoud. However earlier than that allow me shortly share the backstory of the ShoutMeLoud emblem…

ShoutMeLoud Emblem Story:

Till at this time, we used two completely different logos – each created by my pals.

  • Our rectangle emblem

This one was created by my architect good friend, Amit Arya. This has been our emblem for the previous 9 years and plenty of of you’ve seen it on our social media profiles. This emblem was created on the identical day ShoutMeLoud was born. Heartfelt thanks, Amit.

  • Our foremost emblem (Horizontal)

This emblem was created by Honey Singh, a good friend and a veteran blogger (not previous although), who’s now a companion at Arm Worldwide. This emblem has gone by means of a number of evolutions and plenty of of you’re accustomed to this emblem. Singh additionally designed the primary ShoutMeLoud theme again in 2010 that laid the muse of ShoutMeLoud’s design. Thanks, Honey.

Regardless that ShoutMeLoud was began by me, it was by no means a one-man job. Others have contributed selflessly and that’s what has made us one of many largest group of bloggers on the market.

Over the previous couple of months, we (Nimish, Sharat, and I) labored tirelessly on the brand new design identification as we felt it was vital to have a coherent identification throughout all platforms.

At present, on December 1, 2017, I’m unveiling a revamped model identification for ShoutMeLoud that you will see from now onward.

We cherished our current logos, however with the ever-evolving world of know-how, we realized now could be the time to have a singularity in our model identification.

We brainstormed for months and possibly roughed up over 40 designs earlier than deciding on one:

Nimish took weeks, if not months, to provide you with the brand new ShoutMeLoud Emblem idea. This emblem depicts what we’re whereas additionally being the primary preliminary of our model “ShoutMeLoud”.

Here’s what the creator of this straightforward, but significant emblem needed to say:

“For the brand new identification, we went again to the drafting board. The goal was to refresh the look with trendy design tendencies, one thing that represented our progress over the previous 9 years. Quote marks have develop into a option to categorical ourselves strongly and thus we used quote marks to stipulate the letter “S”, making it minimalist and trendy whereas our ShoutMeLoud crimson colour provides to the character. The typography is stored easy and clear so readers can spend increasingly more time studying and loving our weblog. In spite of everything, it’s consumer first.”

Right here is the brand new homepage of ShoutMeLoud:

To share the enjoyment, the workforce at ShoutMeLoud is working the largest giveaway within the historical past of running a blog! We’ve talked to a few of our pals within the business and introduced in a number of the finest instruments that may assist you succeed on the earth of running a blog and digital advertising.

The BIGGEST giveaway within the historical past of running a blog:

That is the time of 12 months the place I wish to prolong my gratitude by providing you one of the best I can. We’re gifting away one of the best instruments that may allow you to develop your running a blog profession. The entire worth of the giveaway is a whopping $10,000.

Learn fastidiously to be taught extra and take part within the giveaways.

Here’s what you may win:

  • 5 annual subscriptions to ShoutUniversity.
  • 5 customers will get entry to your entire ShoutMeLoud Retailer.
  • 5 customers will win an annual subscription to Bluehost Internet hosting.
  • 5 customers will win an annual subscription to HostGator Internet hosting.
  • 5 customers will win a one 12 months license of OptinMonster.
  • 5 customers will win a one 12 months license of WPForms’s WordPress plugins.
  • 5 customers will win a one 12 months license of SocialPilot (social media device).
  • 5 customers will win a one 12 months license of WPAdvanced Adverts Professional.
  • 5 customers will win a one 12 months subscription to Elegant Themes.
  • 5 customers will win a one 12 months Star license of TubeBuddy.
  • 5 customers will win a one 12 months license of the ShoutPixels WordPress plugin.
  • 5 customers will win a one 12 months license of PushEngage.
  • 5 customers will win a two month subscription to SEMrush.

Most significantly: Right here’s the right way to take part within the largest giveaway within the historical past of running a blog…

We’re gifting away a few of these superior instruments on our social media platforms, the ShoutMeLoud discussion board, and on the SML weblog. You possibly can take part on any platform to get an opportunity to win.

For taking part within the social media contests, be a part of us on:

  • Twitter: @ShoutMeLoud
  • Fb: @ShoutMeLoud
  • Instagram: @ShoutMeLoudcom
  • Telegram: https://t.me/ShoutMeLoudcom

For taking part on the discussion board: Be a part of right here

For weblog participation and guidelines: Be a part of right here

And there’s yet one more factor:

Thanks! This wouldn’t have been attainable with out your contribution! 🙏🏻

Ta Da!

Harsh Agrawal

I might love to listen to your emotions on this auspicious day within the feedback part beneath. And in addition, do take a second to share about ShoutMeLoud’s ninth anniversary on social media.

Excited & Celebrating @ShoutMeLoud ninth Anniversary 🎉 with @denharsh #ShoutMeLoud

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