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Stick to a niche, focus on quality content and money will follow

About:

I am Rami Reddy; I was born and brought up in Machilipatnam, a small town in AP. I am currently living in Marseille, France, doing a PhD in Biology. I did MSc in Biotechnology and worked for sometime in Hyderabad before moving to France for a PhD.

I blog at http://www.teknobites.com, a technology blog focused on software, web apps, technology news.

Rami Reddy V

Rami Reddy V

Interview

Q1: 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?

  • I don’t remember exactly when I started blogging, probably sometime in 2003. My first blog is a science blog, I used to blog at blogger. After seeing several blogs I started a blog myself, there is no special motive or something like that.

Q2: What is your blog all about? Which topics you cover there? Is that you alone running/maintaining the blog, or have a team?

  • The blog is all about technology, we cover software, web apps, productivity tools and technology news. Initially I used to maintain the blog myself, but these days I am a bit busy so invited others to post on my blog.

Q3: What are the present statistics for your blog, i.e. number of daily visitors, visitors geographical status etc.?

  • I do get a lot of traffic, I don’t want to go to the specifics on that. 45% of my blog visitors are from USA, 6% from UK, 5% from India and the rest from other countries.

Q4: 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?

  • The blog is started as a way to express my thoughts on software and web apps, but now I am earning enough money too. If I were in India I could quit the job, but that is not what I wanted to do anyway.

Q5: Who are your favorite bloggers, whom you read frequently?

  • I read a lot of technology blogs including Techcrunch, Readwriteweb, Lifehacker, Downloadsquad etc.

Q6: From the secret bucket of your blogging experiences, what tips you would like to share with the fellow bloggers?

  • Stick to a niche, focus on quality content and money will follow.

Q7: Do you believe that blogging completes you? If yes, tell us how?

  • It gives me a way to share my knowledge with others.

Q8: What was the happiest and gloomiest moment of your life?

  • Nothing to share yet.

Q9: 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?

  • Sydney, Venice and Zurich
Rami Reddy V

Rami Reddy V

Q10: Are you into watching movies? If yes, which fills your list of favorite ones?

  • I don’t watch movies regularly.

Q11: How has blogging helped you other than money?

  • To connect with lot of people online

Q12: What would be the one thing you’d change about yourself?

  • Nothing

Q13: What is your deepest fear?

  • Not able to finish my PhD in time.

Q14: If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?

  • My dad

Q15: Which is your favorite television show? Favorite songs?

  • I don’t watch TV much.

Q16: How much money do you have in your purse/wallet right now (including change)?

  • Under 10 Euros, I use credit card for most of the things

Q17: What is your favorite food? Any particular dislikes?

  • I eat almost everything; but I would prefer South Indian, Chinese and Mexican

Q18: What’s your take on the technological advancement these days? Does it make people’s life simple or complicated?

  • Technology is advancing quite rapidly and it does have an impact on people’s life both in simple and complicated ways. We have to embrace things that make it simple and improve the productivity.

Q19: What do you think of “blogging is the next BIG thing”?

  • I don’t know if blogging is going to be the next big thing or not, but surely it is going to make an impact on the society.

Q20: List out the 10 bloggers you believe should be interviewed by Speakbindas.com.

  • Most of my blogger friends are interviewed here, look for other top bloggers in India.

Q21: Any special message you would like to share with your blog readers as well with everyone else?

  • I would like thank my blog readers for their continued support. I wish them best of luck for their future endeavors.

Finally thanks for SpeakBindas for interviewing me.

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.

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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 .