About me

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You are awesome to me, coz you made up your mind to know about me. Let me introduce this blog to you.

This Blog GBT deals with blogging tips, SEO strategies, writing tips and leveraging social media for your blog’s online presence.

Okay, it’s me Akshay Hallur. The founder of this blog GoBloggingTips. I'm a full-time blogger, digital marketer and a trainer.

I am also the founder of a Digital Marketing agency - InfoSparkle.

WHAT DROVE ME TO BLOGGING?

I have been using Google search, more than anyone in my friends circle.

I used to amuse - How this vast content all over the web is created? 

Later I realized that it is bloggers, who create content day and night. Without these content creators, Google would be nothing. I decided to become a blogger and enhance my online presence. As I am a bit good at explanation and dumbing down the complex stuff, I thought blogging would be the best choice for me.

STORY OF MY BLOGGING CAREER

I started blogging on Google Blogger platform, later I shifted to WordPress. In the beginning, I used to write blog posts without thinking of any keyword or SEO stuff. I was a multi-niche blogger who used to blog about blogging to health in a single blog, hoping to turn my blog to single-authored Wikipedia!

Later, when I came across SEO, I realized that for the single authored blog, a single niche is highly effective.I started a niche blog. I actually started this blog after 2 failed attempts of niche blogging on dropped spam domains that I acquired, which I lately realized what’s under the hood. I wasted 2 years of my blogging career due to this.

I did Diploma in Computer Science. I started as a part-time hobby blogger, when I was in 1st year of Diploma. At that time, I didn't take my blog seriously.

Later on June 7th of 2014, I started my blog - GoBloggingTips. It quickly turned to be one of the top Indian blogs within 2 years.

WHAT MADE ME A FULL-TIME BLOGGER?

While pursuing my degree, I realized that my studies will definitely ruin my blog, by running me out of time. I felt that academic education has nothing to do with real life. I already knew that degree will not be worth at least after 3 years in India. They are preparing you to be replaced by robots.

Moreover, I was not interested in getting placed in an MNC company, fixed to a certain salary, place, and schedule. I hate being employed. I forecasted that employment model turns out to be a real modern slavery model at least in India. {I would rather master at a particular interested programming language and work at sites like Upwork.}

I dropped out of the university. Earning a degree is more or less earning a dignity; at least in India. But I'm kind of a person who don't give a damn to what others think.

I love blogging. I am a firm believer that, "If you want to achieve something in life, you ought to do what you love".

The daily consumption of content has increased dramatically over the past couple of years. I also knew the fact that, money is flowing like water on the internet, and the trend will continue to grow.

While dropping out, my income was pretty decent. I was confident that if I take blogging as a full-time profession, I would earn more from it.

When I quit the university, my old friends were asking me - "What are you doing?". I would tell them "I'm a professional blogger". The majority of them looked at me like I'm a crazy-weird-kid. I thought - let it be.

WHAT THINGS I'M CURRENTLY DOING?

I'm a blogger, digital marketer, and a trainer.

Apart from this blog, I run several authority websites.

Apart from blogging field, I do train and help people grow their online presence leveraging blogging, SEO, and social media marketing. I firmly believe that teaching what learn is very effective and is more of like a growth-hacking mechanism. 

MY OTHER INTERESTS

I'm always eager to learn about NLP, social psychology, and bit more into conspiracy stuff. I truly believe in the God. I'm an atheist turned theist.

Apart from this I'm a vegan-bodybuilder. I hit the gym 5 days a week. I'm addicted to workouts. The workout time is a much needed break for me to take care of my body and mind.

Update: I'm bigger than that left pic now 🙂

Apart from this I also love to swim.

I love Eminem. 80% of my playlist contains Eminem songs.

MY FUTURE PLANS

As of now I'm focusing on building my personal brand. I'm becoming serious about vlogging. I setup a home studio with my friend, to start focusing on personal branding and video marketing. I'm rapidly outsourcing my writing and SEO works to my VAs and looking forward to focus on this blog, personal branding, for growing my booming training career even more.

I hope you gained an insightful view of my blogging career. I hope this much is enough for you to get an idea about me.

You can contact me at my personal email at akshayinnovator@gmail.com

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