Christian Andrew Hollingsworth doesn’t need any introductions!!!! With more than a 100 thousand twitter followers, he is no stranger to all us bloggers out here and it is an honor for me to have him featured in this series of “Naked Truth” about bloggers. I am sure you will end up with a lot of insight into this amazing blogger and entrepreneur’s answers to my 20+ questions as you go through them below.
There is always a lot to learn from a blogger with more than 10 years of experience in this field and I sure did get a few smart tips from reading through his answers.
If there is a blogger who inspires Christian, then I would really look him up for sure – Rob @ http://todayhaspower.com!!!
It is an eye-opener for me when he says that he likes StumbleUpon of all the social networking sites out there. It is my personal favorite too, which made me write this post of mine – Google RealTime & StumbleUpon during the first few initial days of Google enabling the Real Time data in it’s Analytics tool.
|Carolyn Nicander Mohr|
|1.||How long have you been blogging?||Almost one year.|
|2.||How many blogs do you own and contribute for?||One, though my blog appears two places: on my website and on the website for The Philadelphia Inquirer.|
|3.||What is the main purpose or objective of your blog?||To help everyday people understand the world of personal technology.|
|4.||How many posts do you write on an average per week?||Four to seven posts on average. Mostly I post five or six times a week.|
|5.||How much time do you devote for your blog on a daily basis?||Three to four hours, unless the post requires heavy research or an interview in which case the blog takes much more time.|
|6.||How much time do you spend on tracking RSS feeds?||Very little.|
|7.||What is your favorite social bookmarking site and Why?||Twitter. Because I interact with others, learn breaking news and discover new sources of information.|
|8.||What is your blog’s monthly revenue?||$0.00|
|9.||How many page views does your blog generate daily?||According to Wordpress, my blog received an average of 788 daily views last week. According to Blue Host, my blog received an average of about 6,000 daily page views last week.|
|10.||Name one blog you read every day without fail.||The Wonder of Tech|
|11.||What is your blog’s main revenue generator?||N/A|
|12.||Do you believe in Alexa rankings for measuring traffic?||Not entirely. Alexa rankings seem to have little relation to my actual traffic.|
|13.||Do you accept Guest Articles on your blog?||Yes, if the topic and writing are suitable for Wonder of Tech readers.|
|14.||Do you believing in spending money on promoting your blog?||I haven't yet, but I can see the value in it.|
|15.||Do you answer to all the comments on your blog?||Yes.|
|16.||How did you market your blog during your initial days to get the readers that you have?||Through social media such as Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon. Most of my traffic (about 85%) is generated by search engines.|
|17.||Any mistakes to learn from and avoid?||Connect with other bloggers early. There is a warm, supportive blogging community who are willing to help other fledgling bloggers. I wish I had discovered them sooner!|
|18.||What is your source of new post ideas?||New tech is always coming to market, but I also get great ideas from Wonder of Tech readers who make suggestions or ask interesting questions. I also learn about exciting new tech from app developers and PR representatives.|
|19.||Is having a “niche” important to bloggers?||No. What's important is to write about your passion. You will be immersed in your blog so you had better like the topic. If it's better for you to have a variety of topics, then cover a broad area. Don't get bored with your blog or your readers will too.|
|20.||Any advice to a start-up blogger?||Don't get discouraged. It's hard to write the blog in the beginning when it seems no one is reading it and you're not getting any comments. Hang in there and don't give up. Reach out to other bloggers and ask for help and advice.|
|21.||About Carolyn||Carolyn Nicander Mohr is a lawyer, wife and mother to three teenagers (including a set of twins). She is a polygadgetist who has been entranced with personal technology for over 20 years. She moved back to the US from the UK in 2010, after having lived there for nearly four years.|
|Website: The Wonder of Tech||http://www.wonderoftech.com|
Do you think there are more questions that needs to get answered by these awesome bloggers? Am I missing out any important aspects of blogging that will help all of us in learning more and improving our blogs?
Do feel free to leave your comment below and I will surely amend my questions as I feel relevant.