An Interview With Arpit Kumar from Techraga
ArpitNext is the online Identity of ArpitKumar,a student of Electronic Engineering(3rd year) and a blogger by passion.Arpit lives in Ghaziabad a city close to New Delhi (the capital of India).
Arpit loves exploring new things.His basic interests include Web Administration,reading Blogs,Surfing Web,reading books, Visiting Places etc.Arpit Blogs at Techraga.
Amit :How long have you been blogging?
Arpit : More than one & a half year. But, it was just a “I-My-Me” type blog till this April. I am in serious blogging since last seven months.
Amit : How many blogs do you have or write for currently ?
Arpit : I have just one blog…. but I have written for many blogs as guest blogger.
Amit : How many hours do you dedicate to them every day? Are you a full time blogger?
Arpit : Nope! I am not a Full time blogger. I work 3 to 4 hours daily online.This duration includes all the online activities. So, don’t have fixed dedicated hours for blogging.
Amit : Three Bloggers whom you admire the most ?
Amit : If you could read only one blog, which one would you pick?
Arpit : LifeHacker : Its ultimate!
Amit : How many RSS feeds do you track daily?
Arpit :400+ feeds. Its too hard to track all of them on daily basis. So, I have created many “watches” in my default feedreader – FeedDemon.
Amit : What do you like about blogging?
Arpit :Blogging is a tool to express and share your views on particular topics. I love the democracy of Blogosphere, where we are free to write our mind.
Amit : What you do not like about blogging?
Arpit : I can’t find anything :)
Amit : What would you suggest for a blogger, who have just started his blog ?
Arpit :* Discover new things and write on them, rather than copying/stealing matters from other blogs, without giving them proper credits.
* Have Patience. You can’t get popularity or big reader-base in few weeks, untill you are Amitabh Bachchan. So, keep on blogging and don’t get dissapointed too early.
* Be first to write on a topic.
* Use WordPress. It needs a little invesment, but if you are serious and want to take blogging as a fulltime job, then Blogger.com can’t help you anymore. Presently, I am on Blogger, but will switch to WP very soon.
Amit :Has Blogging changed your life or personality in any way ?
Arpit :Yes! Blogging has changed me completely. I have got introduced to many things and technologies. I have got some new friends, who are much professional than me. I have learnt a lot from them. I can say that blogging is a learning tool for me. By each post, I learn something new and hence, it helps me in becoming a better techprofessional.
As a blogger, I feel a more dedicated and resposible netizen.
Amit :Where do you see Techraga in a Couple of years ?
Arpit :I want to switch to WordPress as soon as possible. I want to develope as a fulltime blogger. Plus, I want to make TechRaga a complete Tech Blog, with nice readers base and with some team bloggers.