Srinivas Rao is the author and founder of TheSkoolOfLIfe where he blogs about how to nurture one’s behavioral skills and learn new things in everyday life. He has some real-time examples of his experiences and has a wonderful way of narrating them. Continue reading to get to know him better and learn what the Skool Of Life has to offer you.
|1.||How long have you been blogging?||3 years total. 3 on the blog and 2 for the podcast.|
|2.||How many blogs do you own and contribute for?||I host a podcast called BlogcastFM and I am the author of The Skool of Life|
|3.||What is the main purpose or objective of your blog?||At The Skool of Life, I talk about the things you should have learned in school but never did. Through BlogcastFM, I share proven strategies to grow your blog and business by interviewing the most successful bloggers.|
|4.||How many posts do you write on an average per week?||I run about 2- 3 posts on the Skool of Life, occasionally a guest post on another blog and 2 podcast episodes.|
|5.||How much time do you devote for your blog on a daily basis?||It depends on the day. But 3-4 hours each day.|
|6.||How much time do you spend on tracking RSS feeds?||I read about 30 blogs regularly. One of the things I did recentl was hose my entire RSS reader so I could discover new blogs and new people who I wasn’t familiar with.|
|7.||What is your favorite social bookmarking site and Why?||I’m a big fan of Google+ lately because there’s great convresation going on there.|
|8.||What is your blog’s monthly revenue?||I can’t disclose this at the moment|
|10.||Name one blog(apart from yours!!) you read every day without fail.||Lori Taylor at Social Caffeine is one of the most foreward thinking bloggers you’ll ever run across.|
|11.||What is your blog’s main revenue generator?||Sponsorship from Livefyre|
|12.||Do you believe in Alexa rankings for measuring traffic?||Not really. I think that we have to be careful not to get caught up in arbitrary metrics that do little more than inflate your ego. If you’re running a viable business, then the ultimate metric is revenue in my opinion.|
|13.||Do you accept Guest Articles on your blog?||Yes, but these days it’s by invite only. If I really like somebody’s content , I will reach out to them and ask them to guest post.|
|14.||Do you believing in spending money on promoting your blog?||No. But I do believe in spending money on running the blog by investing in coaches and mentors.|
|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?||The primary method was writing geuest posts.|
|17.||Any mistakes to learn from and avoid?||One of the things that I think most people do wrong is spending their money they make. I’m speaking through experience. I think that up until you’ve reached your goal you should put any money you make back into your business.|
|18.||What is your source of new post ideas?||I think everybody has creative triggers. For me it’s surfing. I get my best ideas from time in the water.|
|19.||Is having a “niche” important to bloggers?||It really depends. I think that a niche is kind of important. But I think what’s really important is having underlying theme that allows you to write about many topics.|
|20.||Any advice to a start-up blogger?||Just start. Where you start isn’t going to be where you end up. Keep showing up. Keep meeting people.|
|21.||Name a Blogger who inspires you||http://www.craigmcbreen.com|
|22.||Bio||Srinivas is the author of the Skool of Life, where he writes about surfing, personal development, and things you never learned in school but should have. If you’re ready to to become a student, check out his FREE course on the7 most valuable lessons they never taught in school. You can follow him on twitter @skooloflife.|
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Great interview Praveen and nice to know more about you Srinivas!
Nice that you too joined the Naked truth Series Srinivas!
I don’t know Srinivas that well, though have read his wonderful posts at his blog and even tweeted a few of them. He is of course on my list of Twitter friends, but I really never knew he hosted a podcast as well- guess would give it a look as well 🙂
Nice to learn more about you and hoping to keep in touch 🙂 Thanks for these series Praveen 🙂
Harleena – Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.
I am sure you will find Srinivas very resourceful and his blog posts are so much informative. Nice to know you are already in his contacts, and hope this post brings you both much closer.
Have a wonderful day.
Yay for Srini! I read his blog and his podcasts are kickass! Praveen, you really do get some great personalities on your “Naked Truth About” series and I am tremendously enjoying them! Cheers, Srini, Praveen!
Vidya – Thanks for your wonderful comments and all the support. I am glad you are liking the series.
I recently discovered Srini’s blog and I am guilty; I haven’t been there regularly, I hope I could because I loved the content I read there!
It was wonderful knowing more about him! Thanks! 🙂
Thanks Hajra and hope you get to be a regular on his blog henceforth. He does have some nice experiences to share with all of us.
Have a great weekend.