Our Viewpoint about instablogs

Posted on March 16, 2008. Filed under: Indian Startups, Review | Tags: |

I met Ankit of Instablogs at Proto 2008. I didn’t know how to introduce myself.

So I introduced myself as “Hi, I am Prabhu, I have a small blog called desistartups“. Immediately, his eyes brightened and he started talking, “Hey I have read your blog. I like your latest post blah blah blah”. Thank god, atleast one more person who likes my posts, apart from me, was the thought I had. I also happened to sit for their presentation. Like everyone, the very first question I got was what is Instablogs? Is it a blogging platform? Should I move desistartups straight to their platform and start receiving money, etc. Their website appeared very interesting though. (Whisper: Lindsay Lohan’s photo was appearing at that time in their home page!). Ankit mentioned during that talk that they have Bloggers all over the world and are very popular in many countries except India. That appeared very weird though.

Ok forgetting the past, I started playing around with his site (based on his request He just wanted me to try the new features. I thought this to be a review request. Anyways, I have reviewed sites without explicit requests, in the past. This one belongs to that category.). The very first thing that impressed me is that even though the name suggests something like instant blogs, the homepage is not dumb like our wordpress homepage.

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