Welcome to another episode of Techie Interviews where we interview some of the top Asian tech bloggers. In this episode we will be interviewing Abhishek Bhatnagar from Technix Update.
Can you Introduce yourself and your blog to our readers?
I am software engineer by profession and blogger by passion, I love fixing computer troubles, has been playing with computers troubles for 4 years now.
I am a strong windows lover but also adopted Linux when it was available with command line interface only, in 2nd year of my engineering, I love exploring things and a early adopter when it comes to new software’s, technology and gadgets. I am a part time troubleshooting consultant for computer problems but for friends and for free :)
Operating System Preference: Windows, Linux or Mac?
Any one other than Mac, as I have never used it. I am happy with Linux ,Windows XP or Windows Vista right now.
Browser Preferences: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Google Chrome or any other?
Firefox, Google Chrome, Maxathon, Safari, Opera.
Being a Tech Blogger, you would definitely have some favorite softwares, can you share them with our readers?
Launchy, iSyscleaner , CCleaner, ClipX, Doomi and so on…software list never stop for me :)
What gadgets do you own as of today?
Tx1000 hp Laptop, Nokia 5300, a new Samsung TFT 19 inch Monitor, I am a gadget lover, I love to collect more and more gadgets. :)
What Feed Reader(s) do you Use?
Google Reader, but use it from my mobile phone only, otherwise I love visiting blogs and sites directly through browsers.
Do you have any favorite Tech Blogs you read on a daily or regular basis?
Why did you decide to blog about technology?
I used to tweak things on windows and Linux, also played with the hardware components of my desktop computer also damaged them with time. :) Then got involved reading some tech blogs and one day started my blog to share some computer tips and tricks with everyone.
What tools do you use for Blogging?
Windows Live Writer.
What analytic tools do you use to track traffic on your blog?
Google Analytics , Statcounter, SiteMeter.
Is the technology niche saturated today? What are the things you do to keep your blog unique from others?
No, nothing gets saturated if you keep on writing about something you know the best and that is what I do on my blog.
How do you react to a product/software release? Do you feel the urge to blog it?
With some Laziness, it all depends on the product if I like it I will blog about it
Don’t you think readers get a overdose of content with new product/software releases?
No, Different people read different blogs for different reasons, and if I think my blog readers would love to read about a new software being released then I will definitely blog about it, irrespective of whosoever written already about it.
Past / Future and Some Advice for Readers
Going into the past, would you have liked to take up another niche? Please elaborate.
No, I would like to write about computers and computers only :)
Going into the future, what would you do to stay in the higher bracket of tech blogs?
Keep it short and simple and interesting to the readers.
And finally, before signing off, any special advice on blogging about technology for our readers?
Blog about what you know the best, rather than what is the best to blog.
And that was Abhishek Bhatnagar for you don’t forget to visit his blog Technix Update to follow his take on technology.