Tell us something random about yourself
1. How, When and Why did you get into blogging industry?
Because of my work. It’s why I am here blogging. Actually, I’ve started at Squidoo first right before jumping into my own blog. I’m still quite new to the blogging field, however I’ve long been a person in the field of SEO.
2. How you came up with the name for it?
Because of my work, again. Besides, I’ve gained quite an experience from it, that’s why I’ve formulated the name “SEO Blogger”, as a compliment for my field – SEO and blogging at the same time.
3. How long have you been here and what made you want to start?
5 months I guess. It was actually our boss, my uncle, who advised me to start blogging on my own. I’ve been addicted to Squidoo before and I really don’t know a thing about blogging. Not until he recommended that kind of thing to me.
4. Do you blog for a job full time? What else do you do aside from blogging?
Part time. Actually, I only spend 3 hours a day for my blog – sharing it, moderating, and posting if necessary.
5. Did you choose to start blogging directly about your chosen niche or because you just saw a good way to make money from blogging?
Niche. As what I’ve said, I’ve been on the SEO field for quite some time, so as a way to add things up, I’ve chosen my niche – blogging and SEO.
6. How much time do you spend on work related to your blog(s) each week?
15 hours I guess. Actually, I am not really promoting my blog extensively. Just sharing it on social media.
7. What do you find to be your biggest struggle as a blogger?
Ideas! I usually encounter the writer’s block whenever I face my blog. That would be why I am looking for persons to write a guest post for me. One more thing then – interaction. I’ve had them before, but ever since I’ve been inactive for a week due to some technical issues, I didn’t see them coming back again.
8. How did you get to where you are now with your blog(s)? To what do you attribute your success? and what is the next goal you hope to achieve?
Interaction and engagement. Just by simply interacting with any bloggers out there in the blogosphere, I came to achieve a few of what I’ll be expecting of – traffic. Perhaps, what comes next would be income, I’m working my way out of it this time.
9. Where do you see your blog(s) and yourself in 5 years?
Well, I’m trying to picture out a highly successful blog for the years to come. Hundreds of likes, tweets, stumbles, plus and shares on every blog post. I know I’ll get there, someday.
10. One of the hardest things for beginner bloggers is getting traffic. What tips can you give bloggers to drive traffic to a new blog?
Once you’ve published a unique article, you’ll immediately get traffic. However, it depends on the niche you are on. Moreover, you should use WordPress for it, as it has its own set of ping tools once a new post is published. Moreover, try to get engage in active blogging community such as BlogEngage as well as on Linkedin and Facebook. I’m using them most of the time 🙂
11. What advice would you give to new bloggers wanting to start blogging and help them start out on a path to success?
Be unique. This time, almost all of the topics are overrated. If you want to stand out among the crowd, try to keep yourself worthy to do so. I guess you shouldn’t blog only about your personal life, it doesn’t get pretty famous globally. Try creating a blog made of common sense and uniqueness.
Pretty simple. I couldn’t say more as of now. Better go for a check 😀