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One of the most important aspects of a blog is interaction: Benjamin Lang

I was born 16 years ago, am in high school and live currently in New York. I love entrepreneurship, computers, skiing, swimming and visiting foreign countries.


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?

* Ans.: I have been blogging for about 5 months, I converted my site to a blog after noticing how popular blogs were becoming.

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

* Ans.: My blog focuses on young entrepreneurship. We also cover blogging tips and social media and host contests often. I run the blog on my own but I have many guest posters who contribute posts to the blog.

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

* Ans.: One of the most important aspects of a blog is interaction. I respond to every comment individually and make sure that no comment goes by unappreciated.

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

* Ans.: For right now I have on average 100 visits per day. I’ve reached 500 hits in one day which was my peak.

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?

* Ans.: Since I’m in high school, advertising covers most of my own costs. All I need money for is for going out with friends so it’s not that much of a cashmaker.

Q: Who are your favorite bloggers, whom you read


* Ans.: My favorite blogs are Mashable, Techcrunch, Makeuseof, Webdesignerdepot, Sitesketch101, CreatewithNate, Robswebtips and I have many more. They all have posts on information that I use for my everyday blogging.

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

* Ans.: I believe that community, design and content are the most important parts of your blog. Cultivating a community contributes to people commenting and sharing your posts. Readers will only do this though if your design is nice and your content is helpful.

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

* Ans.: No but I really enjoy it. For right now blogging is my main business. But once I graduate I plan to expand into other businesses.

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

* Ans.: The happiest moment was when I was interviewed on TV for my eBay business. Channel 12 came to my house and set up an interview to display on TV 24 times.

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

* Ans.: Yes I love watching movies. I like action movies such as Avatar, The Departed, and many more.

Q: How has blogging helped you other than money?

* Ans.: It has helped me make connections to more bloggers and internet gurus.

Benjamin LangQ: What will you do without internet?

* Ans.: I would have a tough time but I would spend more time outside.

Benjamin LangQ: Which is your favorite television show?

* Ans.: My favorite is Prison Break but the season has ended. Now its 24 which is starting soon!

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

* Ans.: I have $24, that’s because I don’t really need that much money in school.

Benjamin LangQ: What is your favorite food? Any particular dislikes?

* Ans.: Favorite food are crepes, a French pancake that you fill with Nutella, whipped cream and other sweet toppings.

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

* Ans.: It isn’t because it’s nothing new.

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

* Ans.: Thanks for this interview, I really enjoyed it. Keep blogging everyone!


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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