Every day several blogs receive spam comments,anonymous comments and though you might can block some of the comments,still some of these would still be there on your blog sad Take a look at this link which describes about death threats to bloggers.With so many problems in the BlogoSphere,it was high time to bring a code of “Conduct for Bloggers”.

O’Reilly came out with the Code Of Conduct for Bloggers at the ETech Conference , which addresses some of the common problems faced by Bloggers.

Some of the rules that were discussed at the conference are given below:

  1. Take responsibility not just for your own words, but for the comments you allow on your blog.
  2. Label your tolerance level for abusive comments.
  3. Consider eliminating anonymous comments.
  4. Ignore the trolls.
  5. Take the conversation offline, and talk directly, or find an intermediary who can do so.
  6. If you know someone who is behaving badly, tell them so
  7. Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t say in person
These are not the final rules but more rules would still be added after further discussions.You can read the complete description of the Code Of Conduct here and believe me,you would find it very true and interesting as well.One strange thing is that there is no rule that adresses theft of content from other blogs.

Some interesting guidelines for Women Bloggers which has been set by BlogHer can be found here

I hope that this Code Of Conduct improves the scene of the BlogoSphere

For guys who have been in the blogosphere,would have definitely seen 2kBloggers.So,if you feel that already there are many guys aware about it,than why does this post appear on my blog.To get the answer,keep on reading……There are several reasons for this post since, this post focuses more on what exactly is 2K Bloggers forum and why should bloggers contribute to the 2000 bloggers forum.

What is 2K Bloggers?

Why join 2K Bloggers forum?
As Chinoy Ray points out “2K Forum is an excellent place to meet 1999 bloggers” and I won’t repeat what he has already communicated in his post biggrin

How can 2K Bloggers forum help your blog?
First of all,let me see where am I in the 2K forum wink

One of the main advantage of joining the 2K Blogger’s forum is that it helps in getting some more recognization in the global scene of Blogosphere.Above all,it really helped my blog move up by 8000 in the Technorati rankings lol Nearly 5 new blogs linked to my blog after I had my profile on this forum

So go ahead and join the 2000 bloggers forum

What if an undergrad student from India has a bright idea but does not know how to go about executing the idea and getting the funding cry This article on Economic Times has the answer to all your questions where the article speaks about building entrepreneurs right from the college level.

The most striking part of the article were the lines given below:

The atmosphere the programme is trying to build up in campuses is “think innovation, think entrepreneur-ship”. And the reasons for the college-level focus is because they feeling “entrepreneurship can’t be inculcated at the mid-career level”.

After winning Art of the Start Contest on Startups in India,there is another small feather in my cap biggrin.This time,the reward is from Rohit Agarwal,CEO of TechTribe.Yes,I received a free copy of “How Innovators Connect” by Rohit Agarwal and Patricia Brown and the reason is (again) my blog biggrin.

I just read the introduction page and guess what,the content is not only excellent but it has also got interviews from Entrepreneurs including one of the my personal favorites “Guy Kawasaki” who is also covered in the book.I would definitely post my personal comments on the book along with the learnings from the book.

Below is a small momento of my achievement:

Letter from Rohit Agarwal



Rohit Agarwal’s personal Autograph


Front Cover of the Book

Thanks TechTribe and Rohit Agarwal for noticing my blog and rewarding my efforts.

To start with,I would like to confess that I am going through a rough patch in my life and I have thought a lot,before posting this one on my blog rolleyes.After reading and writing so many things on Entrepreneurship,time has come to do something.

In my honest opinion,this time would be the best to start working on my idea since,it would help me fight against situations that would be worse than what I am in right now.

About my startup idea:
Though,I come from a semiconductors background,my startup idea lies in Web 2.0 space.It is a unique idea which just came out of a small problem faced by us(myself and my friend Ajay,who would also be a part of the venture).Well,I cannot reveal the idea here but would directly mention the main intention to post this on my blog.

a. As you might have noticed,I have mentioned “(un)like minded“(no it is not a typing mistake) since,I would prefer to build a team of people(with different qualities and specialties.Unlike minded people would result in heated discussions which would result in better results.This would help in more output as well as generation of newer ideas biggrin
b. The idea would be implemented in phases and initially, Saturdays & Sundays would be used for this purpose.Once,it picks up well,we would go for further expansion plans.
c. Young enthusiastic marketing guys would also be required especially during the pickup phase.
d. Guys working on technologies like PHP,MySQL,SEO etc would be very much needed for the implementation.

If you feel motivated/interested,than do drop a mail at himanshu.sheth@gmail.com or just leave your message in the comments section.

So,with the creation of a startup idea,there comes a new phase of recruitment called as “Blog E-Recruitment biggrin

Note: Once the team is formed, it should be ensured that the confidentiality of the idea is not revealed.

Was googling on Venture funding and Entrepreneurship,when I came across an interesting pdf which has excellent content on the following:

  1. Entrepreneurship
  2. Approach to writing a good business plan
  3. Raising Venture Capital
  4. Accounting policies and procedures for early stage companies
  5. Legal issue early stage Entrepreneurs
  6. Managing explosive growth in Technology companies
  7. Choosing an exit strategy

You can download the complete pdf from here

For guys who have not read “Art of the start by Guy Kawasaki” have to think twice , may be you are missing something in your startup journey.

To give a small GIST,check the slide which contains “Guy’s-basic mantras for Entrepreneurs and startups”

  • Make a meaning
  • Make a mantra
  • Get going
  • Define a Business Model
  • Weave a MAT(Milestones,Assumptions and Tasks)
  • Nice thyself
  • Follow the 10-20-30 Rule(when pitching to the VC)
  • Hire infected(passionate) people
  • Lower the barriers to adoption
  • Seed the clouds
  • Don’t the BOZOS grind you down(Trust me,you would find plenty of BOZOS)