Sidharth is a good person i have known since a couple of months and i love reading the stuff he writes at his blog Blogote. Check it out and you too would be stopping out there for long, reading the posts out there.
And here goes the interview –
Some insights on your personal background?
I am Sidharth, an indifferent guy who turned 18 recently,I am from bangalore, South India. I am not a guy who was born with computer in my hands or a guy who ripped his hardware or any wannabe creative genius einstein!
My personal life was/is filled with happiness and enjoyment, I never have to struggle to get anything nor I had to work hard. Everything came my way easily and I always thank god for this beautiful life. Now I am pursuing engineering in Information science.
Since when are you blogging and which is your only main blog? Tell something about it.
I started blogging from Mid may 08, so it is around 4.5 months. I had blogs on music, movies but was least interested in them, now I concentrate 99% on blogote.
Was blogging your passion or profession or there was some inspiration behind your blogging habit?
2 years ago when I was in this web world, I had to struggle hard (as everyone does) and the inspirational people list just grew. My first true inspiration was my Grand mother!
Blogging was my passion for sometime but now I am trying to diverge my blogging limits and make it a full time profession/job. As I said I am floating in these engineering courses, I have 4 years of studies going on and in this 4 years the blog will make a buzz.
How do you monetize your blog? Do you get advertisers or is it the ad networks like adsense etc.?
I always try ad network companies which concentrate on cpc or cpm, I did go with affiliate lead offers but can’t find enough time to work on them. For now, contextual ads works fine for me. I talked with some Indian ad network as I feel local ad companies would be much more helpful in payment process!
List out some essential plugins and tools you feel important for a technology related blog.
1. All in one seo
2. Seo titles
3. Seo image plugin
Also submitting the site to social website is always helpful.
List out at least 7 favorite blogs of yours which you read on a very regular basis.
NO blogs or websites are on my favorite list, I just glance through some personal and marketing blogs.
Lastly, do you have any honest suggestions on improvement of our blog www.thewwwblog.com?
Concerning about the design, I like the simplicity but I would love to see a Logo instead of the simple text on the header.
Talking about articles, they are well portrayed and easy to read. You have good content covered and large categories enough to feed knowledge to readers.
Apart from all these,we do know “Good Content is the king” and you have been practicing that from the start.. 😉 Yea, a translation flag widget would help in increasing the local traffic from search engine.
Finally, thanks Sidharth for the interview. We are happy to have your asnwers and suggestions. I am going to do something with the header or thinking for a redesign so problem or header ends there. Thanks for the comments!