Updated: Jun 16
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Today we're getting to know Akin.
Akin Chaktty is an entrepreneur, blogger and digital marketer who likes to connect to the minds of his audience. He's passionate about making new discoveries, getting to know facts about things, especially things that have to do with science and humanity. This amazing blogger manages quite a few blogs under the Chaktty media; focusing mostly on tech, business, food, health, crop production and pet niches. These are his blogs and their themes: TechPally.com – Technology and Business HealthPally.com – Food, Health and Lifestyle FarmPally.com – Plant, and Animals
What inspires you to write/blog and where do you get your ideas from? Actually, writing is one of my hobbies, so I’ve been enjoying it right from my high school days. I enjoy the feeling of doing something that people will appreciate. I like to write poems, golden nuggets and some other inspirational quotes back then. The feeling I had then was just too electric, so this led to blogging and I now get heard by a larger audience. It was this feeling that made me learn to blog, and I got inspired by the amount of money one can make from this career. Besides blogging, what else do you enjoy doing/what are your hobbies? I like watching movies, especially movies that educate one about the traditions and cultures of people. I also enjoy swimming, reading, playing games and networking. What makes you unique as a blogger? As a blogger, I write a long post and speak to one reader at a time. I try as much as possible to connect with the minds of my audience. As an internet marketer, I prioritize communication so much that I reply to my clients' messages within minutes. How long have you been blogging for and what would you say is the biggest blogging lesson you’ve learnt? I learned blogging in the year 2005 and started writing online that same year. I started with blogspot and created many blogs in my first two years of blogging. As a career, I started in 2011, although I had about three projects that failed, I was about able to build another three different blogs that become success today. My biggest lesson is that blogging is big business. Like other businesses, you need resources to manage your business. Who are some of your favourite bloggers and why? I must be honest here, I don't really have any role model or favorite blogger. I do read from other authority blogs, learn from them and move on. Do you or have you participated in Blogtober, why or why not and what advice would you give someone who is interested in doing Blogtober? Unfortunately, I've not participated in Blogtober before. I only read about it on Twitter, I've not been approached for it and never declined it. My advice to someone who wishes to participate in it is that it will really help in getting you serious about publishing. What is your day job and what is your favourite thing about it? I'm a teacher and fitness trainer. I love educating people, I so much love that. Do your friends and family know about your blog and if so, what was their initial reaction to it? Yes, friends and some family members know about my blogging career. The experience is similar to many other bloggers out there. People are skeptical that can one really make good profits from blogging but I've been able to convince them. What do you like most about yourself? I make life easy and interesting for myself, I learn and unlearn things every day. I believe not all we have heard, seen, read or inspired are truths about life, so I just live my life. What is the most difficult challenge you've ever had to overcome and how did you overcome it? Traffic is a challenge, just like most other bloggers out there. Don’t really acknowledge any challenge or let me say my conception about challenges may not be like others. I want to grow, so I expect to do more, do new things and keep moving forward. However, two different events that occurred and I went through a very difficult moment was... When Google disable my Adsense account and when I migrated to a private server, start managing myself and my websites keep going live and down for more than a week. For Google Adsense, I tried to run another ad network, later, I removed ads from my blogs completely. For the VPS, I had to move to another web host and I'm now fine.
Special thanks to our guest Akin Chaktty for spending time with us today. I hope you guys have enjoyed this interview. Let me know what you thought in the comments.
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