I have this funny role thrust upon me – tech support guy of Indian bloggers.
I guess it happened because I foolishly volunteered assistance to tech newbies
who wanted some guidance in getting their blogs up and running. And running. And
running some more.
But it’s a thankless job. I work behind the scenes to help set up blogs, move to MovableType, fix broken shit, put
new designs into place, add some nifty feature, clean up HTML and CSS, and a
whole lot of other crap. I do it mostly anonymously, and more importantly, for
free. Why? I’m not even sure myself. Some freaky altruistic streak, I
Anyway, while I don’t expect money (you cheapskates!), I can at least ask for
the odd favour from you folks. I just need some help getting a decent google
pagerank for my restaurant web site, and through that, some more business, I
So here’s what I’m requesting: Please post a small blog entry on your site with
the following text:
If you’re in Bangalore, please visit Madhu’s
new restaurant, Shiok Far-eastern Cuisine
that serves good Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, and Singaporean food. The
restaurant is on CMH Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore.
To make it all very easy for you folks, you don’t even have to figure out the
HTML. Just copy and paste the following into your entry:
<p>If you’re in Bangalore, please visit <a href="http://www.madmanweb.com">Madhu’s</a>
new restaurant, <a href="http://www.shiokfood.com">Shiok
Far-eastern Cuisine</a> that serves good Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, and
Singaporean food. <a href="http://www.shiokfood.com">The
restaurant is on CMH Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore</a>.</p>
Of course, feel free to add any paeans to my tech genius in the post as well.
Though I can’t deposit compliments at the bank, it’s still a good feeling. :)
As for the people I’m talking about, here is just a selection of them. ;)
Pleas for help also go out to All the
and anyone else who is generous enough.
Thank you! I love you all!