Featured Interview: Mani Karthik of DailyBloggr.com

1. Please introduce yourself to our readers – Could you describe what you do and how you earn your living?

Honestly, the toughest question. I’d never try and tag myself to anything. However, I’m basically a tech enthusiast, I blog, I help people with SEO, SMM and Online marketing. I have a few projects on my own. I’m currently employed as SEO specialist with Flip Media. Guess that’s clear enough.

2. What motivates you for Blogging?

I see it as an opportunity to share my knowledge with the world via blogging. The disagreements, arguments, discussions and buzz gives me the rush and its a learning curve for me – that’s the biggest one.

3. Tell us about your main project, DailyBloggr? Why did you launch DailyBloggr?

It was an online journal for me to note down things I learned. As it appears, many folks found the info interesting and started the discussion, I found it interesting and scaled up from there.

4. What advice would you give to blogger who would love to drive visitors to their blogs

Driving is the wrong word. There is no driving traffic, that is a misnomer. Think about yourself – why would you listen to someone ? Only if he had something interesting to say, isn’t it ? So the idea is to create genuine thought provoking, unique ideas through your blog. People will either like it or dislike, but they can’t ignore. One you’re able to offer something unique, people will come in gradually, but don’t focus on driving traffic. That’s like asking – how to invite maximum people to dinner when actually you should be focusing on what to make for dinner.

5. How do you keep your business focus – Based on your experiences, what advice would you give to a Internet Entrepreneur starting their first business today?

Passion, Faith and Consistency. Have a passion for what you do, have faith in yourself, and keep improving consistently. Don’t imitate or let yourself be yet another guy, that’s the easiest thing to do and get ignored.

6. What would you say is the biggest single reason for your success?

The readers at my blog are very similar and interact with me very closely – they’re mostly web masters, seos and online marketers. I always found something to learn from each one of them, so success to me is to be able to learn something new everyday from them rather than growing stale.

7. What is the best advice you have ever been given?

Tough one, I’d say – “Be what you are and keep doing what you are best at”.

8. If you can go back and correct few mistakes from the day you started blogging, what would that be?

Of starting off on blogspot.com. Had I managed to get a wordpress host right from the beginning I could’ve avoided the migration part. But I learned a lot from this mistake – so I’d say this is my favorite and most valuable mistake.

9. Any future plans you would like to share to our readers?

Nothing at the moment.

10. Please share your experience on the DailyBloggr acquisition

Not an easy one. I had to leave certain things to gain other few. I had to leave my domain authority that helped get a better CTR on AdSense, soon after the migration the AdSense clicks plummeted. But I could take this bold decision only because my blog wasn’t focused on AdSense revenue. Tech wise I had planned it well ahead hence the transition was smooth and went as expected. Not that I did not run into any bumps, but I could see them from far ahead so, there were no unpleasant surprises. I’ve shared the story for others on one of my blog posts.

Dear Readers, I would personally recommend you to visit and subscribe to DailyBloggr.com as it has a lot of quality content that could be useful to us webmasters.  I hope to get back to you with more exciting interviews that would give you more insights on the blogging arena and obviously more inspiration and reason to continue what we all do – Blogging!!

One Response

  1. samuel October 25, 2010