Hey there, welcome to my blog. If you don’t know me yet, I am Antony Agnel, a web designer based out of Chennai, India. I have been blogging since 2016 and playing around with WordPress even before that. I have got experience in content writing, search engine optimization, and social media marketing apart from the usual stuff. In 2015, I took a break from my college life and dived into the WordPress ecosystem after I couldn’t cope with the ‘monotonous life of an engineering student in India’ syndrome. It was stressful, and I badly needed a break. That’s when WordPress happened.
WordPress + Me = ❤️
I started spending more time with WordPress – taught myself the basics and the rest from experience. I kept building and breaking websites to learn the ins and outs of WordPress. I didn’t know how to code but I could find my way around WP. It was at that time I realized that WP was going to power my future. I dropped out of my college and enrolled myself in another university which accommodated my interest in web design and gave me the freedom to pursue extracurricular activities. Thanks to WordPress, my life became better and I am really happy because of that. WordPress was my ray of hope when things around me started to fall apart.
What I do at work
At my workplace, I am responsible for managing hundreds of event websites. Other than that, I optimize them for search engines and promote them on social media. I also help people build their personal blogs and business websites; websites which are well optimized, don’t take ages to load and are user-friendly as a side project. It gives me the satisfaction of helping people achieve their dream.
Basically, I’m an introvert and my personality type is ‘ISTP-A’ (The Virtuoso). Just the thought of starting a conversation with someone can drain my energy and I like to spend most of my time in front of the computer. But it doesn’t mean that I don’t hang out with people at all. It just takes some time and once I’m comfortable with you, I will make you regret bringing out the real me (just kidding 😉 ). I like surfing the web, keeping myself updated with the latest technology, and promoting the usage and adoption of free and open-source software like Linux, WordPress, and Firefox.
Why I started this blog
I started this blog so that I can reach a whole lot of people out there and share my knowledge with them. Ever since I realized I could make an impact on the web by making it a better place for everyone, I have been constantly learning, experimenting, and sharing blogging tips, WordPress tutorials, SEO techniques, and marketing tactics on my blog. But I didn’t stop with blogging; I started designing websites and writing content for individuals, small businesses, and organizations to further expand my knowledge and experience on the art of designing websites and writing search engine friendly content. Click here to get an idea of what this blog is all about or just view my web design portfolio if you’ve got a minute to spare.
The mandatory conclusion
In my free time, I try to help people out in the WordPress.com Support Forums/Quora. and create random designs which can be found in my Designer by Chance blog. My dream is to land myself a job at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, etc. If you ever felt you found my posts or designs helpful, you can consider buying me a coffee to cheer me up.
That’s all for now! 🙂