Hi guys, this week Blogging Burp interviewed yet another blogger – Syed Sazzadul Bari who’s the man behind BlogCD. I come to know about Syed Sazzadul Bari through a Facebook group & followed his blog. I find his blog blogcd.com very interesting where he shares his view on numerous topics such as Blogging, Digital Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, WordPress, Web Hosting, Adsense, Money Blogging and much more. His prime goal is to make blogging easier using unlimited resources.
1. Can you tell our readers about yourself and your blog?
This is my privilege and honor to have such an opportunity to give an interview, and I am really thankful to you guys.
Hi friends, this is Syed Sazzadul Bari, corporately Sazzadul Bari, a digital marketing strategist at WPManageNinja and also the man behind BlogCD, specializing in content writing and lead gen. I am a full-time jobholder who has started blogging at BlogCD.Com.
The prime purpose of starting BlogCD is to cover almost all possible aspects of human needs that can add value to my readers. Currently, in BlogCD, I have started with blogging basics, WordPress, and marketing kinds of stuff. Hopefully, I will expand the arena of my resources that could bring more benefits to my readers in the best possible way.
2. Describe how did you first get into blogging?
This was really interesting, experimental, and a bit accidental too. I haven’t started since long though, and it’s not a year yet that I started my journey. It’s a long story short; I can remember, after my graduation, it was a time when I was finding myself and experimenting in so many ways to figure out my exact potential.
I was getting involved in different areas like teaching, exam invigilation at British Council, working with programming languages like PHP, and its frameworks. But couldn’t find me anyways. Finally, I got appointed at WPManageNinja as a digital marketing strategist, and that was probably the best bet ever in my life. Gradually, I was synchronizing myself with the system and my responsibilities as well. I started loving what I was doing regularly and it appeared to me like fun to work with my responsibilities in a friendly ecosystem.
Apart from other duties, content writing is a significant part of my daily activities at WPManageNinja. Though I had a habit of writing it wasn’t professional though; it was the whimsical type of writing but the habit eventually helped me to cope up with the blogging ecosystem. In the meantime, I have come across with different bloggers who are doing exceptionally well in the respective fields. This scenario inspired me to start with something new as I got habituated with writing. Eventually, I started my journey in the last year in 2018. In this respect, WPManageNinja supported me to make this happen, and this was one of the greatest inspirations for a novice like me. That was what the background of starting in brief.
3. Can you tell me some of your strengths that really helped you in blogging?
There are a couple of fundamental ideologies that I always try to follow in my practical life. I would like to mention the very basic two of them. One is I like striving to improve myself, and I believe in criticism as you know you need to have criticism to get better than yesterday. If you start anything like blogging, you may get criticized by others; but you have to take it easy and try to learn from each criticism to improve yourself. If you find something to learn, that’s great but if you don’t get something worthwhile, just leave it.
Another important aspect of my ideology that impacts almost all my activities in my life is USEFULNESS. I always try to be useful instead of trying to make myself happy. I think real happiness is the byproduct of usefulness. It doesn’t mean that I always try to satisfy myself to make me happy; instead, I try to present myself in a useful way towards others so that they might get minimum benefits from me. The same thing happens to my blog; I try to present my blog in a useful way so that my readers ge benefited and they could solve any particular problem through my blog.
Besides these two principles mentioned above, learning by reading others blog and practicing by writing more in my way could consider another strong point of mine.
4. What type of networking do you think is better to enhance your traffic to the blog?
This is what I am trying to improve on a daily basis. Currently, I have chosen several ways to create a network with other fellow bloggers or website owners. These days, I am active in groups on different social media and interacting with different fellow brothers in the best possible way. Discuss the various issues in the groups and forums. Try to solve the problems of your fellow bloggers. Share articles of mine and others in the groups and forums, so that they will show the same treatment with you. You can say it as win-win bondage.
Guest blogging can be another magnetic media that can grow your network. Apart from BlogCD and WPManageNinja, currently, I have been writing for 10+ different renowned sites as a regular guest author. If you can write quality content on various websites, this will help to increase traffic enormously on your site.
Commenting is another direct way that can connect you to others. In this case, don’t make a spammy comment as it will hamper your credibility. Don’t comment like social media posting or using too short wording in anyone’s blog post. Try to put some values while commenting so that they will be interested in you.
5. How do you manage time to run your blog efficiently?
That’s the most challenging and toughest one. As I am a full-time job holder, it’s challenging for me to make up times for BlogCD. However, I give time on BlogCD after the evening. After coming from the office, I take a short rest. Then try to provide time on BlogCD. I mostly give times on content distribution, instead of developing new content frequently.
Most of the time, I distribute existing content. As my off day is Sunday, from Saturday night, I try to start writing a new topic and keep continuing unto Sunday. Then from Monday, I start distributing content again with different media until another Saturday night and Sunday comes. While distributing content, mostly I spend time on Facebook groups, Instagram and Twitter. That’s how I am now managing times for BlogCD. Hopefully, I will revise my ongoing schedule with a new one lately.
6. What do you think is the best strategy that worked well for you to get more traffic to your blog?
I have discussed a bit earlier in this regard, but then again, firstly you have to maintain SEO optimized quality content on your site. Then come to the distribution part. You can distribute content through different social media and online forums.
Another great way to earn traffic is guest blogging. You can write for good authority sites that have a decent DA. This will help you to gain backlinks from various authority sites, and ultimately, it will help you to let Google know about your website.
Moreover, blog commenting could be a great source of gaining direct new traffic. Do comment precisely, and avoid putting spammy like comments. You can provide values so that they will be more interested in you and your blog.
7. Who has impacted you most in blogging and how?
If I want to name individually, it would be tough to recite, because I don’t want to fill up the full page with the listing who were impacted. However, I should mention the name WPManageNinja first, it would have been unknown to me if I didn’t get in touch with WPManageNinja. After a while, I came across various fellow bloggers practically like Istiak Rayhan, Anil Agarwal, Navin Rao, Santanu Debnath, Saurabh Tiwari, and many more.
All of the persons mentioned here are inspiring and dynamic characters. Every individual is like a member of the blogging family who cares for each other. Apart from these awesome people mentioned above, Hash Agarwal impacted me virtually. I have used the word “virtually” because I don’t have any personal connection to this wonderful guy.
I just mentioned several names here but there are a lot of characters who impacted me directly or passively.
8. What was the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?
I should mention the very early days of my starting was a bit more challenging for me. I realized once that mastering in English doesn’t make a good blogger. I should mention the very early days of my starting was a bit more challenging for me. I realized once that mastering in English doesn’t turn a person into a good blogger; but of-course, knowing excellent English will help you to get the expected level. It’s more about writing and copywriting capability.
After knowing how to write professionally, then I apprehended that getting adequate traffic on my site and rank on Google SERP is the most challenging part of my journey. I am still trying to get improved day by day on that part, and I am always ready to tackle any challenges that may have to face in the future. Every day I am learning new things to overcome all the challenges that come along the way. Another challenging aspect is getting enough time on blogging, I am still struggling at this point. Hope, it will get resolved over time.
9. What inspired you to start your blog?
I think it’s a great way to get in touch with others by helping them in so many different ways. Writing is power, and blogging is a dynamic form of that power. The minute I realized that it’s a power that can help others, make a positive impact globally and ultimately provide a way to be a self-reliant one as well, right at that moment, I decided to go and grab this incredible opportunity.
10. How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and running?
I always try to be self-motivated by being focused on what I should do along the way. Moreover, when I see that someone liked my articles and got some value from my post as they commented, it makes me more responsible by encouraging me to do more better stuff.
11. How much time do you spend blogging?
This is one of the most challenging parts for me as I am a full-time job holder. There is no fixed time table for blogging, though, I try to maintain a general schedule and always strive to put something on board regularly. I love my job and blogging equally. That’s why I have to make a balance in the respective situation. On average, I blog 2-3 hours daily approximately.
12. Would you encourage other people to make their blog?
Of-course, why not?
If you want to have a life according to your choice, then this could be a great option for you. Blogging has been evolved and modernized in so many ways these days. Gradually, young people are getting involved enormously and making it as one of the mainstream means of earning a livelihood.
13. Can you name some of your favorite bloggers and explain why they are your favorites?
Syed Balkhi: He caught my attention because of his multi-dimensional capacity. At a time he is a blogger, programmer that turn himself as an award-winning entrepreneur with an influential 8 figure online business owner. He is famous for his WPBeginner blog.
Neil Patel: I can remember his presentation capacity. He can easily present the most complicated thing in the simplest manner. You can understand the fact if you notice the meta tag lying under his domain in SERP.
Jon Morrow: This name itself is an inspiration for any blogger. He could be a special gift from the almighty, but still, anyone can take inspiration by so many ways from this paralyzed blogging start.
Harsh Agrawal: Harsh is an all-time inspiring character for most bloggers. He made an impact because of his in-depth resource hub blog ShoutmeLoud.
14. Cool tips for a newbie?
Find your talent, try to explore it, and make it a passion. Then follow your passion and give the maximum effort on it. Help others for no reason, then forget that and again do the same. Don’t’ try to imitate anyone except following. Create a uniqueness among the community and be the real hero. Be focused on a specific segmented target, then make it revised and do the same again. All these principles are part of my ideologies that I try to maintain, and you can blend it to any materials to maximize your outcome. The same goes for bloggers. Thanks!
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