Mar 8 2008

Blogger Interview with Karthik of Shankrila.com

Due to a large demand I have decided to bring back Blogger Interviews. The first two I chose were obvious choices due to their dedication to BAYB.

I’d like to introduce our first as Karthik Ramadoss from Shankrila.

I asked Karthik aka K-IntheHouse several questions about blogging in general. Here is his answers

What is your age? Where do you live?

I am 30 and live in East Lansing, MI

What do you do when your not blogging?

Watch movies with my wife, play in a pool league & a volleyball league

What are your favorite blogs? What type of blogs do you usually read?

Too many to say. Technology (obvious), WordPress, SEO & blogs about blogging.

What do you enjoy most about blogging?

The sense of community it brings around a blog, making friends and the constant learning to stay ahead of the curve. Plus tinkering with WordPress!

How many blogs do you have?

2. Shankrila.com where I write and SpicyTasty.com where my wife writes.

What is the best feature on your blog?

Firefox extensions.

Why did you start blogging?

I was getting tired of emailing my friends about the useful/fun/time wasting stuff I find on the Internet.

Now, everyone can read what I find.

Why do you blog?

What started as an attempt to share my finds has eventually helped me learn and understand a whole new world of marketing, networking, advertising, etc that comes into play in trying to monetize a blog. Plus, it has gotten my wife getting started with her WordPress development work by managing our own blogs. It’s just so much fun to watch those RSS numbers go up every morning.

Do you have any upcoming projects?

Setting up a WordPress/Web design portfolio/blog for my wife’s freelancing work.

Why did you choose your topic for your blog?

I love trying new software & web services. Now, I can tell my readers what I think about it even when it’s in beta. It’s easy to write about what you are really fond of.

What are your goals?

I have considered creating niche blogs but I have found my interest lies with what I do in ShanKri-la. I have hit 300+ RSS subscribers this year and hope to reach 600+ by the end of the year.

Where do you get the majority of your traffic?

  • 50%+ -Google
  • 30% – StumbleUpon
  • 20% direct/referring traffic

We’d love your opinions of BAYB, anything you’d like to share.

BAYB is a great idea and I saw it early on and am a part of it. Although I haven’t written anything lately, I just need to find the time as I have tons to share with your readers. It’s a thriving community and I am proud to be a part of it.

After interviewing him, he has expressed interest in posting more on BAYB and we love having him. Stay tuned for great posts from K-InTheHouse in the future!

Do you think you should be interviewed? Contact us and tell us why!

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  1. ishow said:

    just write to say i like ur site n i want u to help me to check my blog at http://www.ishow2004.blogspot.com to see if i did something reasonable

    March 9th, 2008 at 8:44 am
  2. K-IntheHouse said:

    Thanks for the interview, Matthew. I will soon be back here again. :-)

    March 9th, 2008 at 10:00 am
  3. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Sounds great. Feel free to mention this to your readers and send them over to check out your interview

    March 9th, 2008 at 10:12 am
  4. Forest Parks said:

    I like the insight of these brief interviews. Not too much to get bored but enough to get an understanding of the person.

    I would like to be interviewed because I never have been! Well that’s not quite enough is it…. well….

    I have just taken the plunge to become a full time blogger. Getting new readership and carving out my place in the blogosphere is hard work and I am trying various methods, whilst constantly attempting to improve my content.

    Ok is that enough…. do I have to beg :)

    Anyway thanks, I look forward to the next one.

    March 10th, 2008 at 12:51 pm
  5. K-IntheHouse said:

    I sure will Matt! I will include this interview in my weekly roundup post! :-)

    Forest.. that’s great and wish you good luck! You have been an active reader at ShanKri-la and I will do my bit to help you out.

    March 11th, 2008 at 7:59 am
  6. Matthew Henrickson said:

    After our next interview I can’t see why we can’t interview Forest :)

    March 11th, 2008 at 9:59 am

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