Interview With Rohan Chaubey – A Young And Talented Blogger From India

Today we have a talented and very young Indian blogger with us to share his experience. Lets welcome Rohan Chaubey…

 

Happy to have you in DigitalVani Today. How are you doing?

Thank you so much Arun for inviting me for an interview at your blog. As you know I have been following DigitalVani[dot]com for a while. And I am quite impressed with the posts you have been sharing on your blog. 

I am doing pretty well and I hope you and your readers too are having a great time. 

Rohan Chaubey

 Please introduce yourself so that we can know more about you.

Here is my short introduction for your blog readers – 

I am Rohan Chaubey, a blogger, an enthusiast presentation designer and a learner from Mumbai, India. I write about Programming, Social Media, Blogging, Technology, Self development and Designing. I am mostly known for appearing as a guest author on various blogs and a few popular ones include Aha-now.com, DigitalGYD.com, Amfastech.com, Reachoutsid.com, Tricksroad.com and you will soon see me on MBT (MyBloggerTricks.com) too. 

Apart from being a relevant guest author, I have also appeared as an expert on a few blogs and you would often find me working behind the scenes on a few tech blogs. I have designed presentations for websites like Techgig.com. 

I have been a contributor to some motivational sites too and you can find my inspirational quotes floating around the web mostly on Twitter and Tumblr (Obviously I am not the one making them float, its wonderful people quoting me). 

 Tell a little more about your blog and your story to enter into blogging.

Answer: I am a proud Blogger (blogspot) user, and my blog name is “Learning With TeamSR“. One of my college friend Soham insisted on starting my own blog. Previously we used to write articles related programming and later on I started exploring other niches too which made it a multi-niche blog. 

Before being a blogger I used to write short blogs on a Big Brother gaming website and I used to gain a lot of attention through my blogs over there. So in a way that site too help me to take up blogging seriously. And now I am thinking to take up blogging professionally and I wish to do something on a greater scale. This coming summer I am thinking of expanding my horizons as I will be completing my Diploma course. 

 Why a tech blog came in your mind? Whom do you envision as your target reader?

Answer: I know there are many blogs out there having “Tech” as there main niche. The reason I first selected tech niche is because I used to share some programming tutorials on my blog and later it became a multi-niche blog where I started sharing social media, designing and blogging tips. So now it is a multi-niche blog. 

Many advise that a multi-niche blog doesn’t do well on search engines but this didn’t scare me as I have been closely following one of the famous multi-niche blog that is none other than Aha!NOW managed by Harleena ma’am and Vinay sir. 

My blog can be followed by anyone who is interested in improving himself/herself. It deals with programming, social media, designing, blogging, technology and self development. So anyone who has keen interest in any of these niches can join me on my journey. As the blog name suggests “Learning with TeamSR”… I am a learner and I want my readers to join me on my learning journey. 

According to you what are the biggest challenges of being a blogger?

Answer: I think as a blogger we don’t faces challenges but we get opportunities to learn and understand new things. And some of the challenges which provides me an opportunity to learn new things are time management and SEO. 

Talking about time management, I am a student pursuing Diploma in Computer Engineering so I have to make sure I divide my time wisely for both – Studies and blogging. And through out the day I am either at college (Studying) or at home (blogging). And since we only have 24 hours a day Lol… It is pretty hard to struggle with managing my time effectively. 

About SEO, I get traffic to my blog mainly from social media or due to my guest posts (Backlinks). And lately, I have started learning some SEO skills to rank better on search engines. I firmly believe in this quote – “The bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunities.” 

 How much time do you spend on social media promotion and SEO of your blog?

Answer: As I mentioned before, Social media is the biggest source of traffic for my blog. My blogger friends are doing me kind favor of promoting my posts. And I am quite good when it comes to social media. And Google+, twitter and Facebook are the greatest source of traffic for my blog. I use social media not only for promotion of my blog but also to connect with like-minded people. 

I don’t spend much time on SEO as I am not an expert in that. But I am learning and constantly improving in it. And the results are quite visible. 

 How do you keep coming up with regular content for your blog?

Answer: Yes, I do regularly post articles on my blog. Every week I come up with something different which was never discussed before in the blogosphere whether it be something controversial, inviting experts, raising unanswered questions or having celebrities on my blog. My subscribers keep getting the content which was hardly seen before. Furthermore, I plan my posts very creatively. 😉  

What do you find most challenging about blogging?  And what’s your strategy with your blog?

Answer: One thing which often haunts bloggers is readership. Just writing up posts and publishing them isn’t a big deal. But getting views and feedback is more important for me. And I feel lucky to have good following. I have developed deep connections with my fellow bloggers and readers. And it is giving me so much in return. I feel blessed to have amazing people with me. And one such place which helped me so much to connect with people is Aha!NOW ABC community. 

I don’t have a strategy about my blog. My unfussy brain doesn’t allow me to think much. I just simply believe in having connections, creating never seen before content and promoting it to the best of my capability. 

I don’t plan anything about backlinks and SEO, I am sure a lot of people would disagree to my point but I think I am doing great without them. 🙂 

 What/who are your favorite blogs/bloggers you look up and why?

I have a long list to share but before that let me tell your readers that I never ever followed those bloggers who have verified pages and those who ignore people. I believe in giving importance to everyone whether relevant or irrelevant. And I follow those who were kind to help me and were there for me when I needed them. 

Harleena ma’am – Apart for being a great writer, she is an amazing supporter who always encourages everyone. Her community has been a great help for me. My guest post on Aha!NOW gave me the much needed limelight to get known to bloggers in the blogosphere. 

Sasidhar kareti – He always helps me with serious technical difficulties. One of my first blogging friend. 

Swadhin Agarwal – Great supporter, blogger and friend. 

Mustafa sir – He is the CEO of STC network who has been very kind and humble even after achieving so much. 

The list goes on… Let me name a few in no particular order… Rahul, Ashutosh, Sid, Nikshep, Ajay, Nirmala ma’am, Mi Muba sir, Soham, Ikechi, and Arpit. Many more… I follow tons of blogs and you will literally find my comments on more than 100 blogs… 

 What do you do when you aren’t blogging?

Answer: If I am not blogging I would probably be at college or at home eating, sleeping and playing like a normal human being haha. On Sundays, I play Monopoly with my family members. Apart from blogging I love painting too but I am too bad in it. I have a small garden at the third floor of my building where I enjoy getting my hands dirty while planting some flowers or veggies. 

 Most of the people join blogging for its money earning potential. How long did it take for you to reach profitability?

Answer: I did not join blogging to earn. I joined it to establish myself and to help people. I am not a money blogger. And till now I have not earned even a single penny out of blogging. Whatever I have done, I have done it for free. 

Tho I was offered money to write for people and design something for them, but I refused to take up. Even without a domain, I get messages from people who want their Ads displayed on my blog but I turned down their offers as I never thought of earning from blogging. 

I am into blogging for learning and helping. And I will continue to do so. 

To answer your second part of the question, I never reached profitability if monetary benefits are considered. Blogging helped me to improve my skills and my social profiles now look quite impressive and relevant than before. 

I feel blessed to be a young blogger whose opinions and ideas are implemented and designs are used across the web. 

Let me tell you a short real life incident – One of my college friend was using my article which was published on my blog as a part of a college assignment and he didn’t even knew it was me behind that write up. So, for now I am enjoying working and helping people by being behind the scenes. 

From this I learned that there are secret people like me and my fellow bloggers who work through out the day behind the scenes to make resources available on the web for common people who use it without even leaving a thanks in the comments sections. More power to the bloggers, the web developers and all those who work to make the web what it is today! 

 Can one really make a living by Blogging in India?

Answer: I am not the right person to answer this as I am not a money blogger. But I know about my blogger friends who are earning through blogging and supporting their family quite well. 

 What are your future plans? Where do you want to see yourself in next 5 years?

Answer: As I mentioned before, I am planning to launch my blog on a larger scale. I am planning to expand my horizons and I am looking forward to create a team. 

In the next 5 years, I wish to work even more harder to reach new milestones. And I want to create a network of people which would be like a nation on Internet. I want to see myself influencing lives of people for their good. 

 Finally, I would love to have your message for my readers.

Answer: I would like to see more people taking up blogging and writing. Not only for the monetary benefits but for providing value to others and creating a web full of useful resources. Its common people like you and me who have developed it, let’s make it more friendly and less harmful. 

The only way to do this is by being genuinely interested in providing value and working hard. “Constant dripping wears away the stone”. 

Be Rohanlicious – Real, Optimistic, Honest, Admirable, Nice, Leader, Inspirational, Creative, Insightful, Opportunistic, Unique and Selfless. 

Arun, Thanks a lot for inviting me for an interview at your blog. I am sure DigitalVani is going to rock in the near future. All the best! 

 

Regards, 

Rohan Chaubey. 

42 Replies to “Interview With Rohan Chaubey – A Young And Talented Blogger From India”

  1. Thanks Arun for this wonderful post.
    You are really a inspiration for many bloggers, Rohan. It’s great to know that you came to know about your passion at this age. I really love your point on monetization of the blog. Your motto is to provide value to the readers.

    I wish you great success in your life and always be ROHANLICIOUS

  2. Hi Rohan,

    First of all, I’d like to congratulate you for this first interview 🙂

    Good to read your precise replies and cheers that you’re not a money blogger. So, it is crystal clear that you’re keen interested to offer genuine data for your readers and not anything for money, it is truly appreciated.

    Expecting innovative stuff from you this summer, keep going 🙂

    Thanks for the kind mention and yes, I came across your comments on many blogs.

    Your message is quite impressive and I wish to follow it 🙂

  3. Well being my first visit to this blog seem it will last long. For a while Arun great you grabbed an emerging blogger who is not only a good helper but a talented person on the board. Though i don’t know much about rohan until this post since its been a couple of weeks when we interacted and this seems to be worth being blogger here. I love interview series more than blog post because it depicts the image of person his personal experiences and rise and fall. So I could see here.

    Undoubtedly he is and will be a good blogger and to you Arun I was about to take him for interview but you took this good will 🙂

    Have Great Time 🙂

  4. Hi Rohan, and welcome to Arun’s blog 🙂

    Congratulations and celebrations for your very first interview! Awesome indeed, and I am SO happy for you 🙂

    What can I say about Rohan – he is just an amazing young blogger, who is already creating waves in the Blogosphere at his age. Wonder what he’ll be doing 5 years from now – take the Nation by storm! (That’s exactly what he’s planning in the coming years!)

    We feel lucky to know him, and of course, he’s a very active Ahaian (term used fondly for our ABC members), and the Group Admin of one of the boards. What one loves about his nature is that he gives all, whether it’s advice to fellow bloggers, suggestions, his time, his wonderful small and helpful tips, and they are all so welcome. His guest post truly went viral, and still gets a number of likes. So, I know for sure he’s going to go places one day, and we wish him all the very best for his future endeavors.

    Coming to the interview, thank you so much Rohan for mentioning us and the ABC (Aha!NOW Blog Community) and all the wonderful Ahaians you’ve got to know there. It gives us immense pleasure to know how you all have become such good friend’s over time – this was what we always wanted from the ABC, a free platform for people to meet up, share, and be there for each other, without any other motive in mind.

    It’s good to know more about you, Rohan. So glad you spend time playing monopoly on weekends with your family, reminds me of my school days too! Ah…you too like to paint like me, that’s wonderful indeed! Just wish I had more time to spend on it, been years since I made something.

    You are right about the multi-niche blog too, and like you, we too started with just 1-2 categories, when we started blogging, around four years back. But seeing the response from our readers, we kept adding niches that people liked and wanted to read, and wrote posts that helped them, and I am glad we are still going strong.

    So, for all those bloggers who think multi-niche blogs don’t run or last long, perhaps they need to rethink on that, and I’d say the same for you Rohan – if your posts help your readers, there is NO question they’d not come flocking to your blog, to read, comment, and share your posts, single niche or multi-niche – it doesn’t matter!

    Knowing you for so long Rohan, I know you are always selflessly helping others, and it reminds me of myself, and how our blog serves the same purpose – perhaps that’s why so many of us at the ABC click so well, as we have the same purpose (most of us at least!). Working behind the scenes and doing things for people gives us immense pleasure, isn’t it? I think that satisfaction you can never get from anything else. We sleep so peacefully, though dead tired working on, but it’s a sleep of contentment.

    You are right, money is required, though it’s not the start and end of all things. I wish more bloggers would learn this simple fact, and learn to give more before you think of receiving. Small things matter, any act of kindness, of helping others goes a long way. Money was never on our minds either when we opened our blogs, till late – it wasn’t something we considered. But with the amount of time one spends blogging, now we might just start a little, though all within limits and what would again help our readers. And yes, you can certainly earn money through blogging, as one’s seen and read so much about those who are making it, though still to experience it ourselves yet!

    Thanks for sharing more about Rohan with us, Arun. We wish you years and years of happiness and success. Also, remember that we are there for you anytime you need us. Have a nice week ahead, both of you 🙂

    1. Definitely , this young chap has long way to go! I congratulate him for this achievement at this young age.
      Thanks Arun for sharing this interesting interview with us.

      And Harleena… I love your comments! Sooo long and interesting too! How do you manage to grab time to write so long comments! Hats off to you!

    2. Hi Harleena,

      The length of the comment describes your passion for writing & blogging. Thanks for the time and great comment 🙂

      Thanks Vandana for your time too. Keeping visiting.:)

  5. Arun good to see you taking interview of Rohan. He is a young blogger and has lot of knowledge to grab. He will definitely keep improving as he is regularly interacting with some of the best bloggers. I have seen him commenting at Harleena’s blog regularly. I’ll like to tell Rohan to keep working hard in the same way and at the same time he should focus on his studies. With time he may definitely be able to become a very professional blogger.

  6. Hi Arun,

    It was great to land up at here. Browsed through some of your posts and found it really informative. Keep up the great work. Blogger interview series is a great idea and reading Rohan’s interview was a pleasant experience.

    Hey Rohan,

    Many congratulations on your very first interview. It was good to know more about you. I wish you all the very best in life. Keep scaling new heights everyday with your studies as well as blogging. Thanks for the kind mention 🙂

  7. Hi Arun,

    Rohan is one of my besties that the ABC community gifted to me. He sounds so matured than his age. I’m so happy to see Rohan’s first interview on your blog. He nailed it as usual. Google is in search of such content providers who don’t take moeny, to improve their SEO strategies. Rohan is definitely the one among the millions and luckily he is my friend.

    Thank you Arun for bringing Rohan to Digitalvani. Wish you all the best 🙂 Have a good day 🙂

  8. Hi Guys,

    Wonderful interview and a great post indeed! I am happy to see Rohan making waves as he goes 🙂 I am hoping he flourishes more and continues with his Blogging journey! All the best to the both of you! 🙂

    Cheers,
    Nikshep

  9. Hey man,

    This is an awesome interview. Love it and I remember seeing his name somewhere in the blogging industry.

    Glad you have featured him and BOOM!

    Keep it up man. Good job and sharing this around right now!

  10. Great interview man,

    Rohan congratulation for your interview,

    This share is not only an interview, this is amazing motivational and inspirational interview
    I feel glad to get opportunity to read interview of Rohan

    Finally want to say thanks allot for sharing

  11. Hi Rohan,
    Welcome to Arun’s blog. This is really a interesting interview. Blogging really helps a blogger to make a great identity in blogging world as you have gain.
    Thanks for clearing each and every question.
    With regards,
    Naveen

  12. Hey Arun,
    Thanks for having ROHAN here. He is really a wonderful online person.

    ROHAN – congratulation bro for the first interview. I will read whole interview once will return bro. 🙂

    -Ashutosh

  13. Hey Arun,
    I am amazed with the interview of this young blogger Rohan. He is really a talented guy. His blog is also awesome. I think he should go for a premium/custom domain to make his blogging journey more awesome.

    Al last thanks Arun for taking this nice interview of Rohan.
    Hope to see you again. Cheers!

  14. Hi,

    Such a great interview! I love interviews where the person getting interview is transparent and explain what they do in such a clear matter. Too many people claim they making money online but it’s not the case. Great job done.

  15. Hi Rohan, Arun.

    Firstly a big congratulation for your first interview 🙂

    Arun You have done a great job bro. This was an awesome interview, I just loved it. today I am very happy to see my friend interview on arun’s blog.

    Rohan is a very talented and fastest growing blogger from india , I am a regular visitor of his blog and he come up every time on his blog with another unique and viral article that everybody loves it to read, share and copy 😉 .

    He is always been inspiration for all newbie bloggers, within a short span of time, his blog got very good and regular visitors because of his hard work.

    Every blogger start his blog for money! Right? but today I he clarify that this is not true, and he is not interested in money even he gets many offers to place ads on his blog.

    When I started blogging I got some very nice (every time ready to help) friends like Rohan, Ashutosh and few more…

    Apart from blogging he is very nice guy who always connected with friends. 🙂

    Its difficult for new blogger to make own identity in blogosphere, because we need to do hard work and maintain and develop deep relationship with blogger friends.

    Many newbie bloggers quit blogging because they aren’t inspired and many bloggers reach great heights and inspired by few best interviews like this. 🙂

    This one helped me to get energy to do more and more hard work.

    Thank you so much Arun for sharing such a inspirational interview and having such a wonderful blogger on your blog. 🙂

    Regards,
    Mahadev

  16. Hi Arun

    Congratulation for your very first interview which has gotten a lot of comments and shares. This is so informative because the young blogging genius who you have interviewed is so awesome and is an inspiration in the Blogosphere.

    Hi Rohan

    It is most certainly an honor to know you more. The fact that you are so knowledgeable in so many topics and at a young age makes me smile at your future. Just like Harleena mentioned, you give so freely and you are a GEM in ABC.

    Your passion for inspiration knows no bound and the fact that you are thinking of providing value to the world is a worthy cause. I am glad to have known you and I say more grace to your elbow. Have a lovely week.

  17. Hi Arun/Rohan,

    Arun has got the first opportunity to interview Rohan, I know Rohan since 7 months, he is an amazing person to help his people( I mean his network people, who believe in him).

    Building relationships and getting noticed by lot of bloggers is not possible for all people, it needs a lot of effort and time and he is expert in building relationships by helping others, now days everybody is selfish in nature but Rohan is quite opposite to everybody.

    I am very happy to know more about him in this interview.

    I wish Rohan and Arun all the success in their feature projects.

  18. Hi Arun,
    Thank you so much for having Rohan here. He is an exceptional networker and an amzing writer too. How can I forget his helpfulness? He does anything he can, for us.
    Hello Rohan,
    Congratulations buddy. When will be the party? I am waiting.
    Anyway glad to know more about you bro.
    Regards,
    Rahul

  19. Hi Arun and Rohan

    Very well researched questions and well thought answers. No any kind of monotony I could have found here that shows both interviewer and interviewee are not like just another blogger and fully know how to phrase the question and how to reply it by putting an element of interest into it.

    Being actively connected with Rohan I can say for sure he has long way to go and just at the start of the journey he has achieved that much so how would be his performance at the mid of his journey and obviously there is no end of it because the show must go on.

    As and when I see him actively performing anywhere I remember an Egyptian blogger Ahmad Safwan who in his early age got so many milestones and had published at top blogs like Pro Blogger and Daily Blog Tips. A little his glimpse I observe in Rohan and pray for his more success and big achievements to continue.

    I appreciate your selection of questions Arun; never you be away from his areas of excellence and asked him the most complicated question in a most simple way and that is why he equally enjoyed replying each as I observed from the tone of his words.

    The most awesome answer he replied about your question; “can a blogger in India make full time living with blogging”. He very humbly first declared he is not the right person to reply this question as he is not money blogger but equally added that many bloggers are supporting their families by earning money with their blogs. He is very true in his reply the examples of Amit Agarwal, Harsh Agarwal and many many others we have and list is so big.

    Thanks a lot Arun for featuring him at your blog and congrats Rohan on your maiden interview; its a wonderful start and I am sure we will be seeing you at more places.

  20. Hi Arun and Hello Rohan,
    Glad to see this best frind of mine featured at your blog Arun. You did a fat job extracting the best out of this upcoming and fresh blogger in the blogospehere.

    If you want to name someone, so giving (without expecting anything in return)and so talented.
    A person of quotes who is similarly a master od codes too. This guy knows how to take the social media socially.

    He has some outstanding strategies when it comes to blogging and is really working hard and achieving success too.
    You are too kind Rohan for mentioning my name here. Its always more than a pleasure to ahve a friend like you who takes friendship so purely.

    I have known Rohan to be a fun loving uy who is compassionate for others. Thats waht blogging in a way means.
    I loved your blog too Arun. Nice design. Keep it up. 🙂

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