Tell us something about yourself and your blog.
I am a computer professional working in US for the past year and a half. Before that I was working for the same company in Chennai, India. I graduated from DU, with bachelors in Computer science.
How did you start Blogging?
I started the blog because I was interested in writing, was passionate about open source and wanted to keep up to date on technology. It all started when I was exploring a Content Management System to maintain information at my workplace. I came across WAMP – windows, apache, mysql, Php – and WordPress. After implementing it at my workplace, I thought since I am now quite well versed with it, why not use the same to publish info on the internet. Techbanyan was started in the mid of November, 07.
Is time a constraint and how do you manage that?
Other than consuming most of my free time, I don’t think its a time constraint. But being a one man show, if I have to travel or if I take a break, then the blog lags behind. But I am trying to get over this by writing multiple articles and saving them as draft for publishing them on a rainy day.
How do you monetize your blog? How much do you earn?
Monetizing is through the impressions, clicks, Text Links Ad. Right now its just good enough to cover the cost of hosting, as you
would know how a few months old blog is. I have garnered a good Alexa ranking though for a startup -
Advice to fellow bloggers?
My advice to the fellow bloggers would be to write good and write persistently, but be shameless in promoting your blog. Get the word out and get people to see your blog.