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Blogging proved me that I am a super geek: Siddhanth

A big hello to everyone. I am Siddanth aged 23 from Mangalore. I was born and brought up in Mangalore and since my dad is a Banker so I have traveled places like Kolkata, Hyderabad and few more. Basically I am a software engineer with 2.5 years of IT experience and currently working for a US based software company. I run my blog Tech Mania – http://www.tech-mania.com/. My hobbies include ripping the streets on bikes, listening to music specially Hindi ones, dancing, shopping, playing computer games, dating, chatting etc.

Siddharth A

Siddhanth A

Interview

Q: Welcome to Speakbindas. Tell us since when blogging has been a part of your life? Was there any motive or inspiration as a backbone of it?

  • A: It all started sometime in August/September 2008 when I first created my wordpress.com blog. I was new to blogging and I didn’t how to go on with it, i started reading some tutorials on how to proceed. As time grew by I got to know that with a wordpress.com domain I would not able to make any theme changes or add plugins to my site. So to make things more clear I first tried my hands on a free domain and a free hosting account. Learnt a lot there and once I was sure on how to move further, I thought what I am good at and what should I concentrate writing on my blog. I have a craze for technology and due to my active presence in Tech based forums I thought why not nurture what I am good at. So it was decided that I am gonna start a Tech based blog. I researched on what domain to choose and after quite a while I decided on Tech Mania. That’s how Tech Mania was born. It was a new experience for me. A new platform for me to share what I was good at.

Q: What is your blog all about? Which topics you cover there? Is that you alone running/maintaining the blog, or have a team?

  • A: I mainly blog about the latest news and happenings in the field of Technology. I cover topics on happenings in Microsoft, Windows (Windows Vista and Windows Seven tips and tweaks), Apple news, Windows Mobile, Android, new buzz about PC Hardware and components, Gaming news, Open source Software and Gaming news and many more. I am the sole writer/admin for my blog.

Q.: How important is it for the blogger to interact with their readers? Do you respond to all the comments that you receive?

  • A: I have learnt that interacting with readers is a must for every blogger. It shows that you care about your readers. Every visitor who comes and steps by in a blog sees how well the post and gives a comment. If you interact with the visitor, this provides an opportunity to convert the visitor to an active reader and hopefully a frequent commenter. Engaging in comments and discussion makes the blog atmosphere a healthy place to share your personal views on how you feel. So the more you interact with your readers the more comments you get and more traffic too.

Q: What are the present statistics for your blog, i.e. number of daily visitors, visitors geographical status etc.?

  • A: I started off getting 300 odd per day then slowly picked up to 700 per day. Currently from past few months I get at least 1700-2000 visitors per day. Mostly my visitors are from India, US, UK, Netherlands, Italy.

Q: Is blogging for you just a passion or a medium for earning too? Does it help you to earn enough cash to quit a 9 to 5 day job?

  • A: For me blogging is a passion and I am totally addicted to it. For me time is not a concern. I keep pondering over on what should I write and how can I improve. That keeps me going on and on. Earning also plays a role but passion has an upper hand over earning. Would love to earn more than what I earn now. At present I would prefer to work in line with my blogging.

Q: Who are your favorite bloggers, whom you read frequently?

  • A: My favorite blogger’s are the ones from Mashable, Engadget, Gizmodo, Mydigitallife and Neowin. Indian bloggers I like Vishal Gupta, Taimur Azad , Harsh Agarwal , Honey Singh , Sandeep Dedhia .

Q: From the secret bucket of your blogging experiences, what tips you would like to share with the fellow bloggers?

  • A: You don’t start earning once you start your blog. It takes sheer patience, hard work and dedication to achieve reputation and fame at the long run. So give your best and share what you are good at.

Q: Do you believe that blogging completes you? If yes, tell us how?

  • A: Blogging has certainly made me more responsible and improved my time management, made me lose my habit of procrastination.

Q: What was the happiest and gloomiest moment of your life?

  • A: When I first earned money from my blog. It was hardly 10$ but that moment I can never forget.

Q: Say, you are sponsored to travel to 3 world destinations, where you need not to worry about costs for food, hotel or anything. Which destinations would you pick up, and why? Would you like to take someone along with you? If yes, whom?

A: Love to travel with girlfriend 😉

  • Switzerland to look at the awesome places and scenic spots
  • Bangkok for a holiday
  • US to get all the geek stuff/gadgets
Siddharth A

Siddhanth A

Q: Are you into watching movies? If yes, which fills your list of favorite ones?

  • A: Anything else other than technology interests me then its Bollywood movies. Diehard fan of SRK, Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal Among the ladies Katrina Kaif and Priyanka chopra. Never miss any of their movies.

Q: How has blogging helped you other than money?

  • A: It gave me more recognition and respect among my friends. It proved me that I am a super geek. 😉

Q: What would be the one thing you’d change about yourself?

  • A: To stop being over confident and wrapping off things at the last moment.

Q: What is your deepest fear?

  • A: I fear of snakes a lot.

Q: If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?

  • A: Shah Rukh Khan

Q: Which is your favorite television show? Favorite songs?

  • A: I hardly get time to watch TV these days, totally occupied with work. But when I do get time I watch Roadies or some programs from MTV.I am a music freak love to listen songs a lot. I do listen and ride my bike 😉 My current favorite is Tera Hone Laga hoon sung by Atif Aslam and Don’t Say Alvida sung by Sonu Nigam.

Q: How much money do you have in your purse/wallet right now (including change)?

  • A: Well let me take a look. That’s 324.50 INR 😉 Aah! just withdrew cash from my account few minutes back. 😉

Q: What is your favorite food? Any particular dislikes?

  • A: I am a pure Veggie. I love Mom’s cooking. Love north Indian a lot.

Q: What’s your take on the technological advancement these days? Does it make people’s life simple or complicated?

  • A: Life is changing so fast with the new trends and advancements in technology. It’s changing the way how things used to be in olden days with no gadgets as we have these days be it a Plasma TV or a Smartphone.

Q: What do you think of “blogging is the next BIG thing”?

  • A: Blogging is emerging as one of the core means of sharing knowledge. Newspapers have now transformed to E-Newsletters. The latest news I get updated from twitter and from social networking sites.

Q: Any special message you would like to share with your blog readers as well with everyone else?

  • A: If you are serious about blogging be sure to give your cent percent hard work, perseverance, and effort into it. Don’t be carried away by how much you can earn from blogging. I believe Knowledge is Power so the more you share the more you learn. So keep sharing and don’t worry about earning at the start. I wish all of you who are keen on blogging a great success. Keep smiling

Thanks Devang for this interview.

About

Devang Vibhakar is the Founder and Editor of www.SpeakBindas.com. He has interviewed more than 350 people. His effort was recognized by Limca Book of Records, twice. He has been to Scotland as well as Germany as part of vocational & cultural exchange programs and has compiled five books so far. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of entrepreneurs to avid readers of SpeakBindas. He can be reached here.

12 thoughts on “Blogging proved me that I am a super geek: Siddhanth

  1. Siddanth says:

    Thanks Devang for publishing my interview loved answering the questions.

    1. You’re welcome, Siddhanth. Thank you for participating. The below comments tells you produced interesting answers. 🙂 Good luck.

  2. Faheem says:

    wow ..nice interview 🙂

    1. Siddanth says:

      Thanks Faheem for your views.

  3. Himanshu says:

    Nice interview! You have answered all the questions beautifully. Its great to know more about you. All the best for your future Sid.

    1. Siddanth says:

      Thanks yaar for the comment hope to learn and share more..

  4. Puneeth says:

    Awesome answers for all the questions. Siddhanth is really a col guy never hesitates to share the knowledge… And I always keep bugging him if I need any info on any technical aspects….

    1. Siddanth says:

      Thanks Puneeth glad to help man

  5. ritesh says:

    Nice reading………….One more thing I would like to add is Siddhant is very helpful man, he has helped me a lot right from buying my desktop to starting a new website.

    I enjoyed the Interview…Best of Luck.

    1. Siddanth says:

      Hey no prob yaar anytime ..

  6. Harshad says:

    Hey Sid, cool interview buddy. Your blog is doing quite well, just concentrate on particular topics. Best of luck. 🙂

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Devang Vibhakar
Devang Vibhakar
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SpeakBindas is a Limca Book of Awards winning blog. It's a PR3 blog with 1000+ articles & Interviews. Devang Vibhakar - Founder - has interviewed more than 350+ people and has been to Scotland, London & Germany. He's a writer, speaker, traveler & movie-goer !! He has also written four books. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of people from various sectors of life to avid readers of SpeakBindas. You can reach him here .