Lalit Kumar is the Principal Author and Founder at TechWelkin. He has M.Sc. (Information Technology) and M.Sc. (Bioinformatics Software Development) degree from Heriot-Watt University. He is also a Gold Medalist GNIITian in Software and Web Development. He was awarded reputed full scholarships from the Government of Scotland and Government of Canada to study in these countries.
Lalit is a person who loves to learn different things. He has studied and worked in a variety of fields including life sciences, information technology, software engineering, web development, bioinformatics and literature. He has worked for the United Nations and Medical Research Council in the area of Information Technology.
Lalit has developed numerous popular websites and tools. His social projects Kavita Kosh and Gadya Kosh are the largest online libraries of Indian literature. He has also developed tools for Hindi language work and SEO. As a freelancer, he has helped a lot of clients in a variety of tasks including data management, SEO, web development, we usability, user experience etc.
Lalit Kumar: figuring things out
Lalit’s Blogging Journey
Lalit has been blogging for about 6-7 years both in English and Hindi languages. Earlier blogging was never a professional endeavor for him. He used to write blogs just to express his thoughts.
Later on he entered into the realms of Professional Blogging —just by chance! Over a period of time, Lalit realized that he had acquired significant expertise about how one can make money from their blogs and other ways of earning money from Internet. So, he decided to get into professional blogging; just to learn it more seriously.
Today, he earns a handsome amount from his various blogs and websites. However, his interest is still not in earning money through blogging. Instead he blogs to keep on learning how to do even better blogging. He does experiments, he creates, he makes mess of things, he repairs them, he gains knowledge and use it for his clients.
Lalit has made (innumerable) mistakes in blogging
Lalit began to take tech blogging seriously way back in 2011. Today, the successful TechWelkin that you’re seeing was not built overnight. He did everything from scratch. He learned every bit of blogging on his own. And it took him years. Bat the process finally reached a maturity-level.
Lalit has made EVERY possible mistake that a blogger can manage to make!… Now he knows what not to do more than he knows 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 his success. Had he not made mistakes, his success could have been short-lived.
Making mistakes, learning from mistakes, experiments, data analysis, research etc. are INTEGRAL part of the 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.
Lalit has seen downfall of many blogs that were once successful. They make one or two mistakes and within weeks or months, they lost all they had achieved with hard work.
But the bloggers who are forever in the 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.
Nowadays, Lalit take only a few and select assignments. As and when his busy schedule allows, he takes up a client and work magic for their websites and blogs. Here are the examples:
Lalit’s voluntary work
Lalit is the founder of Kavita Kosh; a Hindi language community based project which he started way back 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. Lalit handles technical, managerial and policy making aspects of Kavita Kosh project. He is also the Director of the Kavita Kosh Team; a group of volunteers that manages the website. Kavita Kosh is visited by more than 300,000 people every month. These visitors read around 2 million pages of this website.
Want to connect with Lalit Kumar?
You can connect with Lalit through his social media channels.