Exclusive Interview With Harsh Agarwal Founder of Shoutmeloud
This is not an usual article, the title says something about the content of this article. I made an exclusive interview with the founder of Shoutmeloud who has written 1380 articles till date (08.09.2010). Harsh Agarwal is known to be a professional blogger. He left his full time job to become a professional blogger. I hope everyone will enjoy reading this master piece of work. Do tell me your opinions in your comments.
1.We all know about you, formally give us a short introduction about you?
Ans : Hi Narendran Thanks for the interview and talking about myself I’m Harsh Agrawal, a Professional Blogger from New Delhi who has left his full time job to become a professional blogger. I blog at Shoutmeloud, callingallgeeks and run few services like Thesis customization service. You can connect me on twitter @denharsh.
2.When are you going to start your new venture?
Ans : I’m starting a company which will be focusing on Blogging and WordPress services in India. Registration of company is under process and I believe it should not take more than 2-3 months to complete whole process.
3.Do you have any idea of starting a social networking site?
Ans : I have been thinking about this but starting a social networking site needs lots of time which I’m afraid I can’t dedicate now. I was planning to use the power of buddypress to start a social networking site for Bloggers but realize it won’t be a great idea for now.
4.Whom do you say as your inspiration in your blogging carrier?
Ans : It’s not only one person but there are many people who inspired me for blogging. One of them is Darren from Problogger.net which cultivated the idea of blogging inside my head and his blog is a great resource for every blogger.
5.What made you to shift from your professional carrier to blogging and is there any unforgettable moment which still makes you to think about your Accenture life?
Ans : I was working with Convergys when I started blogging and I was waiting for joining date from Accenture. In between I left my job at Convergys and thought of giving a shot to full-time blogging, by the time Accenture invited me to join them as full time work, I was doing good with Blogging and took one of the toughest decision by opting for Professional blogging and I’m happy that I have taken this decision.
6.Can you say the reason why you left RT blog and what made you to take that decision?
Ans : It was nice working with rtBlogs as it’s always good to have a team than working alone, but to work together one should have clear vision and understanding of thinking. My and Rahul are two different people from two different world, though our vision are same but the way to achieve it are different. Since we worked together as a mutual agreement to give it a shot for 6 months, and after 6 months we decided to ride our own boat.
7.How often you go for a movie and which was your last movie that you watched in a theatre?
Ans : I’m a big movie freak and I go and watch atleast one move every week. Last one I saw was Step Up 3D and it’s a nice movie. If you are fan of dancing and have seen Step up 1 and Step up 2, I suggest don’t miss this movie and watch it in a theatre.
8.Feed burner is doing a bad job and still why do you use it?
Ans : One reason for using Feedburner is reliability in terms of delivery. I know stats are kind of causing issue to all the bloggers but I like it, because it delivers everything in time. I’m considering switching to Aweber soon.
9.Why you didn’t launch a forum & if you have any idea of launching a forum, do share with us?
Ans : Forum is something which I would love to start some day but not for now. I’m planning to start a Q & A forum like labnol did with his Answer forum. Since it will be on WordPress platform, I can happily manage it
I enjoyed answering your questions as they are not simple and boring interview questions