Tamal Anwar [tamalanwar]
What is your blog address? What subjects do you deal with?
My blog's name is BlogKori, found at http://www.blogkori.com/
BlogKori is a Bengali word, it means "I am blogging"
I write about blogging and making money online for beginners. I offer real advice, tips and tutorials on many aspects of blogging and online business.
What was it that made you create your blog? On what date did you start it?
I always wanted to create a website and build an online business. I started blogging back in late 2007. After getting success from my first blog, I wanted to share how I did it.
So I created BlogKori.com. I started it on June 8, 2008 on blogger platform, then I moved it to wordpress self hosted platform in Jan 2009.
I wanted to help other people learn about blogging and make money online, that is why I started my blog.
What blogging system have you adopted and why?
I have used all the major blog platforms/systems. I started my blog in blogger, then moved it to wordpress.org self hosted version.
I have a personal blog in tumblr http://tamal.me/
I love the wordpress self hosted option the most. This is simply because of the ownership, control and for the endless features.
How many visits a day do you get? What type of comments do you receive?
My blog currently gets around 1000 unique visitors a day.
I receive mostly positive comments, many of them adds more value to the topic I write.
How has 'having a blog' contributed to your life?
First of all it helped me improve my English. It helped me build an online business. I work online full time now.
It has also helped me gain fame in my local community.
Have you created relationships with other bloggers or readers of your blog?
Yes I did. I became friends with many of my readers through online and offline. I got invited in industry events.
How often do you post? Does regular posting of your blog require a lot of effort on your part?
Posting regularly does requires some effort. I now post on my blog 2-3 times a week. Sometimes when I am busy with my work, I post every 2 weeks.
Does blogging bring in income for you? Can one make a living from posting?
Yes it does brings income for me. I generate regular commissions and clients from my blog. This helped me to build an income. Yes one can make a living from blogging or at least a few extra hundred dollars a week. Blogging is completely limitless when it comes to generating money from it.
How do you promote your blog?
I don't have to promote much now, since most of the readers come through word of mouth and online search. I still promote my site on social media sites like facebook, twitter and google+
How would you define your readers? Have you got a faithful audience?
My readers are young passionate people. They are mainly from United States and my country Bangladesh. Additionally I have visitors from all around the world.
My readers are enthusiastic bloggers, entrepreneurs and future business owners.
Are there any blogs you follow daily or regularly?
I follow many blogs, I like Mashable.com for tech related updates; I follow SocialMediaExaminer.com for updates in social media.
I also regularly read problogger.net, copyblogger.com & thinktraffic.net
Have you ever received gifts for blogging about your opinion of products or services? What do you think of bloggers who do that?
Yes I receive financial compensation for reviewing products/services. I see it in a positive way.
How do you see your blog evolving in the future?
I hope to see my blog evolving with great quality content in the upcoming years. I want my blog to be #1 resource (for this topic) in my country and also gain quality feedback from international readers.
What advice would you give to someone who wishes to begin a blog?
Keep writing about the things you love, help out people and share your knowledge. Always improve yourself and your blog. Be patient.