Introduction: Deepak Kanakaraju

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Today we have Deepak Kanakaraju in our Blogger Interview section. Deepak is the founder and digital marketing blogger of digitaldeepak.com. For those of you who don’t already know Deepak, you can find all about her and what he does here.

Without further ado, here goes my Q&A session with Deepak Kanakaraju.

Q: Hello Deepak, Thanks a lot for being with us today. Could you share a few words about yourself and your blog?

Deepak: Hi. My name is Deepak, and I run a blog about digital marketing called digitaldeepak.com. I am passionate about the topic of digital marketing. I started this blog as a “notes to myself” kind of blog on the topic of digital marketing but over time it has become one of the most popular digital marketing blogs around. As of today, there are more than 20,000 subscribers to my blog who look forward to my next article on digital marketing.

Q: When and why did you start blogging?

Deepak: My first blog began in 2008. It was a blog about Indian motorcycles called BikeAdvice.in. It started with a few visitors a day and went all the way to more than 1 million page views a month in 2012. A small blog turned into a publishing company. We were a team of 5 people who were driving the content on the blog. I had an exit from the blog in 2012 and then I started my blog about digital marketing.

Q: How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and to run?

Deepak: When I write articles, it organizes my thoughts and helps me think deeper on a particular subject. Writing comes naturally to me, and that’s one of the skills anyone can develop over time. Nowadays I can write a 1,000-word article in less than 2 hours.

Q: What do you think is the one key ingredient to succeeding as an entrepreneur?

Deepak: You should think long term instead of short term. You should understand your customer and create value for them.

Q: In your opinion, what makes a good hosting service? What are some of the key points to look into when we are choosing a web host?

Deepak: A good hosting service should have excellent support. That is the most important thing. The second most important thing is uptime. As a blogger, 99.9% uptime is what I expect from a hosting company.

Q: Which are the other bloggers you follow and get inspired from?

Deepak: NeilPatel.com, Shoutmeloud.com, and ProBlogger.net are some of the blogs that inspire me.

Q: Where Is Digitaldeepak.Com Hosted At This Time And How Long You Have Been With The Host? Please Share Your Experience With Them.

Deepak: DigitalDeepak.com is hosted with TrafficPlanetHosting.com and I have been with them for around a year. The experience is fantastic and their support is great.

Q: What advice would you give to newbie bloggers who are interested in creating a blog?

Deepak: One should choose a niche and dominate that niche. And the niche has to reflect the passion of the blogger. These two are the most important criteria for bloggers to get started on the right path.

Besides blogging, Deepak also provides digital marketing consulting services, go check out.

Thanks again for being with us today. Follow Deepak on Twitter @digitaldpak and LinkedIn @DigitalDeepak.com.

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