Hi Nisha, Thank you very much for sparing your valuable time with us for the interview and it is a great pleasure for me to introduce one of the leading female bloggers and SEO expert from India to my readers.
Reji: Before I start with the questions related to your niche, could you please give a brief introduction of yourself to my readers in case a few of them may not be familiar with you?
Nisha Pandey: Hello everyone, I am Nisha Pandey – a professional blogger and SEO professional from Mumbai, the commercial capital of India. I entered the world of online marketing when I joined an SEO trainee course and then got placed with a leading SEO firm.
Reji: I did a writing course from Writers Bureau, U.K., to improve my writing skills and that eventually lead me to start blogging very accidently. Similarly, do you have any particular incident that made you enter the field of blogging?
Nisha Pandey: That’s good to know! Yes, I too have a story, and a series of events led me to start with blogging. I already had the background in SEO career, but it was during the early days of my motherhood that I came across the idea of starting to blog. I had lots of time at my hands during this time and spent it reading a lot about blogging. I started with SEOTechyBlog.com, and gradually things evolved!
Reji: Could you explain some of your strengths that really helped you in blogging?
Nisha Pandey: My background in SEO and my interest in tech and gadgets are perhaps the most important factors that have helped me excel in blogging. Besides, consistency is another big factor that has helped me succeed so far. I think that is the most important aspect to blogging successfully!
Reji: Blogging is a very time-consuming process that I am practically experiencing now. So, how do you manage your time and prioritise your blogging activities alongside your family responsibilities especially when you have a small child to look after at home?
Nisha Pandey: You are absolutely right. Blogging is a time-consuming job – especially during the initial phase when you have to build your ‘brand’ and work hard to get those first few visits!
Being a mother is a full-time job in itself, but setting a fixed amount of time at night has proven to be a good strategy for me. Now that my blogs are slightly set and generating a decent amount of traffic, it’s all about publishing the posts periodically.
Reji: What is the biggest challenge you face being a top female Tech and SEO blogger from India?
Nisha Pandey: I wouldn’t say that being a female tech blogger from India has raised any related challenges for me. But as a young mother, it has been difficult to maintain a balance between family and work life. It was initially challenging, but after some time things became normal and I was able to give proper time to all aspects of my life.
Reji: For me, I got a large number of friends from different parts of the world after I get into blogging. Similarly, what do you feel the biggest difference in your life post-blogging?
Nisha Pandey: I would like to say that blogging may be something hard to start with, but there are ‘online social’ privileges to it too. You get to make friends from all across the world while building a network. The best thing about our job is that it helps us connect across borders.
Blogging has certainly changed my perspective of the world now that I have so many friends from other countries. What I have learned from it is that there are so many good people out there. Never hesitate to ask – there are so many wonderful people out there who also want to network with you.
Reji: Could you name few bloggers who encouraged, motivated and helped you to promote your blogging related activities?
Nisha Pandey: There are so many bloggers out there and so many who have encouraged me! It will not be fair to claim that any one of them is better than another one. Everyone have their unique traits and strengths, and I appreciate and respect each one of them.
Still my inspiration somehow comes from Harleena Mam of aha-now.com and Harsh Agarwal of shoutmeloud.com. They have been innovative, and I have learnt a lot from them.
Reji: If given a choice, do you like to be known as a blogger? Please tell me the reasons behind that?
Nisha Pandey: Certainly, why not! I am a full-time blogger. Besides, I have a strong passion for tech and SEO related topics, the web, the latest gadgets and technologies that are making things easier and faster for everyone.
Reji: Where do you see yourself in five years from now as a Pro-blogger?
Nisha Pandey: That is a difficult question. But I have a few plans down the line – I already have started few new blogs How-to-make.in and http://iOSpit.com. So my focus will be to develop and build them further. Probably there will be more launches in the near future!
Reji: What would you prioritize? Readers? Content? SEO? Traffic?
Nisha Pandey: That’s another tough question, but I would say the answer is simple – everything is equally important. One follows the other, and it is a kind of a cycle. We bloggers need to start with high-quality content and SEO, but once traffic and readers start coming in, it becomes a cycle.
Many times I am developing new content to address the needs of my readers!
Reji: Could you explain the best social media strategy that works well for you in terms of bringing traffic to your blog?
Nisha Pandey: Best Social media strategy is: share others posts as much as possible than yours. Use 70:30 rule Or 80:20 rule for social sharing. Share 8 times others and 2 times yours in a single day. You can use this for all social media sites. It really helps. This is the proven technique from so many bloggers.
Reji: What do you think are the few best tips you can give to newbie bloggers in terms of SEO strategy in blogging?
Nisha Pandey: Blogging is all about keeping things as organic as possible. SEO is crucial too, but there are limitations – use minimal keyword density, write only high quality content, write for the readers and not for search engines, write relevant content to your niche, and gradually also start writing on topics that your readers want to read about or query about!
# Once again thank you very much Nisha for sharing your time and tips with my readers here.
Over to you
I hope you all enjoyed the interview and learned few tips from this Pro-blogger and SEO expert. You will definitely gain more ideas on technology, blogging and search engine optimisation if you follow her blogs regularly.
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