Exactly two years ago I started this blog & that journey has come a long way. I got below greetings from WordPress & thought about taking few minutes to talk about this journey so far.
Here is the blog stats as of today. Over 250k hits during past 24 months & as you can see it is becoming popular day by day. It took 18 months to hit 100k , in then it took less than 6 months to next 150k user hits.
Here are few of popular posts in my blog. In the past QoS & Multicast related topics were among the top x list. As a emerging trend I can see 3850/5760 (Cisco Converged Access) related posts getting popularity recent days.
Here is stats about from where my readers are coming from. USA, India, Australia, Germany & UK leading the way.
I enjoyed this journey very much & this blog gave me enormous opportunity to connect with entire world (If this blog was not there I even may not know you at all). Lots of you being touch with me & encouraging me all the time & that helped a lot. On the other hand I have faced tough situations due to my blog posts as well. I just want to emphasis this is my personal blog & they only reflect my understanding or opinion about particular product or technology. It does not reflect opinions of my employer or any other vendor (eg Cisco).
Thank you very much for supporting & keep encouraging me during this journey.. I would like to keep continue this blog & have another re-cap in one year time.
From Chile: your Blog have been very helpful to me. Thank you very much!
“Long live the king!!”
Thank you very much for wishes from Chile…
Happy birthday !!!
“If this blog was not there I even may not know you at all”
For my point of vue if this blog was not there, it would have been more difficult to find simple answers to simple questions.
Thank you for your work and for sharing it, it gives motivation to study and learn new things. And also thank you for keeping this blog running even after its primary goal.
Glad to help you in this way… Also thanks to give your feedback throughout this journey… You are one of the reader with me in this whole journey…
Amjad Abdullah said:
I’ve been enjoying readying your blog since a while. Its pretty useful.
I’d like to congrats you for your blog’s second anniversary and I’d like to also take the chance to thank you for your nice and well-organized blog.
Wish you all the best with this work. I hope you’ll keep feeding the wireless community with useful and interesting stuff.
Way to go Rasika.
Thank you for you comment & positive feedback.
I will keep this going & share whatever the knowledge I am gaining in this space.
Juan Carlos said:
Congratulations from Spain Rasika!!!!!
Your blog is very helpful for all of us. keep blogging wireless stuff, please!
Thanks for wishes…
Do not worry I will keep this running even though it is challenging some times
My lab date is very close..This is cause of you and your inspiration you gave me to start my CCIE journey one year ago!
Thanks for the great infos and your help!
Keep up the excellent work!
Regards from Greece,
I am sure you will get your digits…keep that determination & keep going…
Glad I could inspire you for this..
Keep us posted
Mission accomplished! CCIE# 43578
Really appreciate your support and your willing to share your knowledge!
Thank you again for your help!
It’s your turn now, share with us :-D.
For how long and how did you prepare ?
It’s great you could pass it at your first attempt, good job 🙂
Did you take the lab in Brussels? My 1st attempt is planned for 5 September. I hope I can do as good as you!
Yes i took the lab in Brussels.
If you want you can mail me here : email@example.com
wOw… it’s a great achievement & nice to see my blog helps you on this.
Well done again
Well i started my journey last June right after clearing the CCNP-W.
It took me about 3 months for the written exam and started my lab preparation in October.
I was familiar with Autonomous APs,ACS and WLCs but no experience with QOS,multicast,WCS and advanced WLC configs.
I started my preparation by reading Rasika’s blog every day and simulate all the scenarios.Also used Cisco docs,Jerome’s videos and whatever i could find useful.
In January i started working with IPX vol1 WB but i found it little difficult to learn from this book.In early March i ordered Fastlane WB which is ideal to start.
It covers everything and the explanations are excellent.
Then i used IPX Vod,really great work.I watched them 3-4 times.
In April i started working with IPX vol2 mock labs(by far better explanations from vol1) and i had the opportunity to attend Jeff’s bootcamp “OWLE one week lab experience” which was simply awesome!
Like Rasika mentioned the key to success is practice and determination to your goal!If you really want it,you will get it.
Read many many times Rasika’s posts and if you can afford try some training materials.
That’s my experience!
Thanks again to my mentor RASIKA!!!
All your hardwork paid off Chris…Glad I was able to provide you some sort of guidance in this journey…
Now time to enjoy…
Hey Christos thank you.
You did a great job achievieng those difficult digits.
Does it mean you got the lab on the first attempt ?
I totally agree with you, Rasika’s notes are more than useful.
Thanx again, both of you.