Thank you for your interest in TechWelkin and knowing more about me. Well, as you already know from the title of this page, my name is Lalit Kumar. I am the founder and principal author at TechWelkin. On this page, you'll get to know more about me, about TechWelkin and about blogging.
Let's get, set and go!
I am a person who loves to learn different things. I like to gather knowledge from different domains, find synergies among these pieces of knowledge and then try to produce new stuff through inference, deduction, extrapolation and interpretation.
Sounds a bit heavy and verbose?!… May be it does! But I am sorry, I could not find any simpler words to say what it is :-)
I have studied and worked in various fields including life sciences, information technology, software engineering, web development, bioinformatics and literature. I have worked for the United Nations and Medical Research Council. Besides that most of my work has been in the category of voluntary and freelance.
I have been blogging for about 6-7 years. I have been writing blogs both in English and Hindi. Earlier blogging was never a professional endeavor for me. I used to write blogs just to express my thoughts.
And then I entered into the realms of Professional Blogging —just by chance!
As I said, I like to learn new things. Moreover, web development is one of my fields of work. So, over a period of time I realized that I had gathered quite a bit of expertise about how one can make money from their blogs and other ways of earning money from Internet. So, I decided to get into professional blogging; just to learn it more seriously.
Today, I earn handsome amount from my various blogs and websites. However, my interest is still not in earning money through blogging. Instead I blog to keep on learning how to do even better blogging. TechWelkin is just one of my online playgrounds. But here I will talk only about TechWelkin. I do experiments, I create, I make mess of things, I repair them, I gain knowledge and use it for my clients.
And this exactly what I teach through TechWelkin!
I began to take blogging seriously way back in 2011. Today, the successful TechWelkin that you're seeing was not built overnight. I did everything from scratch. I learned every bit of blogging on my own. And it took me years. The process is still far from reaching a matured-level.
I made EVERY possible mistake that a blogger can manage to make!… Now I know what not to do more than I know about what should be done for success :-)
“I have not failed. I've just found 10000 ways that won't work”
–Thomas Edison [tweet]
But that exactly is the secret of my success. Had I not made mistakes, I would not have been in a position to teach others. Had I not made mistakes, my success could have been short-lived.
Making mistakes, learning from mistakes, experiments, data analysis, research etc. are INTEGRAL part of blogging business. If you do not do all this stuff, your success will either never come… or it will have a short-life.
Why short life?
Well, professional blogging survives on the happiness of our readers as well as search engines. Search engines, especially Google, keep on improving their system and algorithms all the time. If you don't know how Google search works and what angers or pleases Google, sooner or later your blog shall be penalized.
I have seen downfall of many blogs that were once successful. They make one or two mistakes and within weeks or months, they loose all they had achieved with hard work.
But the bloggers who are forever in a loop of learning, those who make all the mistakes and then learn from them; only those bloggers settle and survive in the rough waters of professional blogging.
Many readers ask me about how much time I give to my blogging business. See, professional blogging is a indeed a business. And unlike regular day jobs, you've to regularly work for more hours. On blogging, I work at least for 8 hours everyday. My work starts at 7:30am and goes on until 11:00pm. I manage some other stuff also during this time.
Yes, I do! But I prefer to take only select assignments. As and when my busy schedule allows, I take up only select client and work magic for their websites and blogs. Here are examples:
If you also want me to look at your website and give you advice on optimization and increasing traffic, please feel free to send me an email at techwelkin [at] gmail.com. If it will be possible for me, I will take a look at your website.
I am the founder of Kavita Kosh; a Hindi language community based project which I started in 2006. Today this website has become the largest collection of poetry in Hindi and a number of other Indian languages. This project has won accolades from all quarters for its content, design, quality and management. I handle technical, managerial and policy making aspects of Kavita Kosh project. I am also the Director of the Kavita Kosh Team; a group of volunteers that manages the website. Kavita Kosh is visited by more than 200,000 people every month. These visitors read between 1.5 to 2 million pages of this website.
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