It’s all About Mr. Reji. Stephenson is an Indian blogger currently residing in London. He likes to write about Blogging, Online Marketing,Social Media and technology in this blog. Digital Dimensions 4u
1.How was your journey of two years?
First of all, thank you so much for introducing me to your readers through this interview. Being a part-timer in blogging, you can consider my overall blogging journey as a success. I manage my blog after my day job and hence finding time for blogging is a very difficult task to me as myself and my wife both having day job alongside the responsibility of looking after two little children. Still I am happy with the little success I have with my blog and hence it keeps me motivated to continue the journey.
Once if I can dedicate some more time for blogging, I hope I can make it more successful. One of the best things I like about blogging is the networking with fellow bloggers. Also, my blog was mentioned as one of the top 50 technology blogs from India by Rebateszone in 2015
Recently, my name got mentioned in Huffington post along with a bunch of other top professional bloggers as part of a round-up post published by fellow blogger Mr. Philip Verghese Ariel.
These type of things motivate bloggers a lot and is the same for me. Another good thing about blogging is that it helps you to update your knowledge and certain skills in whatever niche you are interested in blogging. So, I can say that in this two years I learned many new things and skills that make me capable of entering to the next higher level.
2.Which blogger, or to be specific, tech bloggers inspired you?
Frankly speaking, I was inspired by a large number of bloggers. So, pointing out one particular blogger is not easy. I can point out few of them instead of just mentioning one name. Matthew Woodward is one blogger who inspired me a lot as I like the way he presents the content. Neil Patel and John Chow are the other two big names. I cannot forget Amit Agrawal and Harsh Agrawal as these two names are an inspiration for any blogger, especially from India.
3.Why do you use the default WordPress comment system?
I am using Comment-Luv plugin for the blog. I don’t know you noticed it or not. Probably, you might have checked my blog on a day when I deactivated the plug-in for one reason or the other.
4.Have you noticed any change in the blogging landscape in the last few years?
The blogging scenario is changing now and then. Nowadays, more and more bloggers are turning to Podcasting and Vlogging. Today, if someone want to get more information about a product or service, the first thing they do is to check whether there is a YouTube video about that or not. Also, apps are becoming more and more popular, and if you don’t have an app for your website, it may put you in the back seat. No need to say that the social medias are changing rapidly, and also more and more social media sites are coming up on the internet on a regular basis. Blogging and social media are very much correlated and hence the blogger need to make changes accordingly. Here, I can conclude that the blogging landscape will never be the same, and it keeps on changing.
5.Do you prefer guest posts on your blog?
I don’t like the idea of having too much guest posts on a blog as well as on other blogs. If you have regular readers on your blog, they may not like to see more guest posts because they access your blog mainly to read the post you write and not for reading other people’s post or ideas. Still, occasional guest posts from reputed writers will make a good impact.