When we started fortystones.com, we wanted to create a platform where we could share our knowledge to the world. It didn’t matter if the topics were simple or vague, we as first year undergraduate students just wanted to be out there.
Little did we know that our amateur platform would touch lives of 550,000 people across 12,000 cities worldwide. From articles to reviews to fortystones lab, we worked hard to expand our horizons.
Even during it’s inactive period, we had constant traffic coming into the website. This sparked motivation on to us to maybe give it a one more attempt to bring fortystones back to life. So, we decided to renew our domain and hosting with Nepallink for another year.
But apparently, the hosting package had been changed from this year onwards. It did not include the domain name. Like always, we trusted them with the billings but we weren’t notified about the change. Few days later, the domain name was registered by a random company from India. Well, that’s about that.
We had been dragging fortystones for two years without any new post. We had been saying to ourselves that one day, magically, we would gather ourselves again and restart instantly. But, fate had different plan for us.
I don’t regret on whatever happened because it was probably how it would have ended. I was never comfortable with the idea of not renewing fortystones, but ending this way was probably for a better good.
The whole fortystones team should be extremely proud that they made a tiny-winy impact on thousands of people. From highly technical posts to Facebook emotion shortcuts, I believe that we did touch lives of geeks to teenage girls. With fortystones, we, as young students, tried to make a small impact in the world. Take it as a success or failure, but I am very happy and satisfied that fortystones was an invaluable part of my undergraduate life.
But now as professionals, it is our duty to continue what we have been doing. That is to try to impact lives of people in a positive way. I don’t know what will happen in future but I do hope our paths meet where everyone of us are trying to make a difference in the world that we live in.
I sign out and leave another post for the lessons learned.