Hello, Bloggers.! Today we have Pritam Datta with us. Pritam is passionate about technology and internet marketing. Pritam covers topics likes SEO, WordPress, making money online and general tips to help bloggers. Pritam is a friendly guy to talk with, and he’s been very helpful in this interview.
Let’s learn from his experience and start the interview.
Q. Hello, Pritam, this is a great pleasure to have you on dhost.com today. So, tell us something about yourself and how you got into blogging?
Pritam: First of all Thanks for inviting me for an interview on your blog.
So, I am Pritam Datta founder of BlogMean.org. I am from Mechanical Background & now working in an MNC company. I am a part time blogger as of now, but I wish one day I will be a full-time blogger as I find my passion in blogging.
I started blogging in last year (2015) & I came to know about blogging from Mr. Harsh from ShoutMeLoud. I started reading SML’s article & came to know about blogging & its benefits.
Soon I became in love with blogging & I learn how anyone can start blogging. I started my first blog WhatMindSaid in blogger platform & after some months I started my self-hosted blog BlogMean in WordPress platform.
Q. What are some blogging myths that you don’t believe are true?
Pritam: Yes there are some myths that I don’t believe are true.
Blogging is about writing good article: – It’s correct that blogging is based on writing but if you are only a writer then blogging is not for you.
If you can only write good articles then you can write a book & publish it. As per my opinion if you want to become a successful blogger then you must create your own blogging network & must learn some basic coding & also must learn a lot of SEO & content Marketing.
These are some basic things you must learn if you want to be called a blogger.
Too many plugins can ruin a blog: – Some bloggers asked me in Social Network or email me to suggest, how many plugins they can use in their blog to maintain their blog in a right way & some bloggers suggest that too many plugins can damage your whole blog.
In this situation I must say not too many, plugins but only one misplaced code can damage or may vanish your entire blog.
If everything is ok then you can use many plugins for different types work but it’s also true that, do not install unnecessary plugins in your blogs which can actually damage your blog’s status.
Q. How important is Facebook to you in your blog marketing and blog promotion efforts and do you think that it’s absolutely critical for a blogger to have a Facebook page?
Pritam: As per my opinion that not only Facebook but if anyone wants to be a successful blogger or Internet Marketer then they must give good priority to social media because as I told you earlier that If you want to be successful then you have to create your social network which actually helps you to grow more & more. And Facebook is one of the best places for bloggers to start building a network.
Q. How important is keyword research in what you do as a blogger?
Pritam: Keyword research is one of the most important & vital thing in blogging. Like bad keywords can finish your blogging career but some good keywords also can make your blogging career.
Actually Keyword research is a part of SEO. I have recently wrote a 18K+ words Roundup Blog post on SEO Strategy & SEO Tools needs to follow to achieve SEO Goal & in this round up 70+ bloggers shared their SEO Strategy to win SEO goal.
Here most probably all the bloggers shared their SEO online tools they use for keyword research.
Q. How long did it take before you started to see 1000 visitors a month ?
Pritam: Feeling very glad to tell you that within two months age, BlogMean started getting more than 1000 visitors per month.
Q. Do you have a blogger toolbox and if so, what is your favorite tool and why?
Pritam: Yes I have a toolbox which I use to get proper keywords to do good SEO for my blog & also use many online tools to do different types of thing for my Blog.
Mainly I want to mention here is Google Keyword Planner & SEMRush are excellent tools for any kind of blogger for keyword research. Also I use SEO by Yoast WordPress plunging for on page SEO. Ahref is one of the best tools for finding backlinks.
Q. Please give us an overview on where you are hosting your blog? What has been your experience with them?
Pritam: Right now BlogMean is hosted in Godaddy.
Experience:- When I started BlogMean in Godaddy that time traffic was very low & truly I have not faced any types of problem in starting time but when gradually traffic increased server error time also increased but not for long time. Now I have upgraded my plan & now its working fine.
8. What do you think of dhost.com, any tips for our blog?
Pritam: I only came to know about Dhost.com from you (Anuradha) when you 1st invited me for an interview. After that time I became one of the Fan of your blog.
Only I can say that your blog dhost.com is true Dhost (friend) for any bloggers as they can learn many new things from your blog.
9. That’s all for my questions – I hope you enjoyed this online interview. Is there anything you’d like to add? Thank you very much.
Pritam: Yes Anuradha I enjoyed a lot this interview like this one my 2nd interview in my blogging career. I just only want to say you & all your readers that do & stay connect with me.
I can learn from you all & you also can learn from me also. As I believe Sharing Knowledge = Increasing Knowledge.
Thanks Again For Your Suggestions and Time!
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