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CWA – Interview With Jane Sheeba of Probloggingsuccess

Hello Friends! I am your host, Atish. This is time for the 9th interview of The series “Coffee With Atish”. This time TechTricksWorld Brought the Interview with India’s One of the most Popular and hard working blogger cum scientist Jane Sheeba from Probloggingsuccess. Let me tell you one thing, Its the 3r interview of a Female Blogger on TechTricksWorld but 1st Interview of an Indian Female Blogger. She is also a good friend Of mine and She has several guest post at Techtricksworld.com

Without wasting your time I am presenting you the Interview with Jane Sheeba:-

Atish: Hi Jane, Welcome to TechTricksWorld. You don’t need to be introduced here because your name is well enough to tell everything about you but as a part of formality tell us something about you?

Jane: That’s right Atish. Tech Tricks World is also not new to me. I visit the site quite often, I’ve contributed to the site and you’re a good friend too! I blog mainly at 5 blogs (you can see the list below) and I also own a bunch of niche sites. I do blogging with passion and treat it as a serious business.

This is how Jane Looks

I am ready to devote hard work and try things out in order to achieve blogging success. As a result I’m seeing a consistent growth in my blogging business.

I do blogging part time, currently. I work as a Young Scientist full time. I am married to a smart, handsome, rational and a supportive guy, who is with me always J We have a 2+ year old son who motivates me well enough!

Atish: When and how you came to blogging ?

Jane: I chose to dive into blogging in 2007 as a measure to cope up with my loneliness when I was away for the first time from home, for my Ph. D (at the Department of Physics, Lancaster University, UK). At that time, I just used blogging as a time pass, and never thought I would get so far with the same.

I started a couple of blogs on blogger platform and shared pretty much everything that interested me. One day those blogs got deleted and that is when I started to take blogging a bit seriously. After a short while, I started Find All Answers (see below) on self-hosted WordPress platform.

Atish: Your blog probloggingsuccess is one of the great place for bloggers, would you please tell us how it has been evolved and grown up with time?

Jane: Problogging Success came from Find All Answers, a multi-niche blog where I was discussing blogging tips, relationships and self-improvement. Although the blog was running quite successfully, I could not cope with organizing stuff (yes I’m an organization freak), and since things were multi-niche there was no focus!

Naturally I split up Find All Answers and as a result I got the following 5 blogs:

Among these I follow a very strict publish schedule with PBS, TBO and DFD. I publish somewhat irregularly on MR and JS. Nevertheless all these blogs are growing consistently.

By the way, Find All Answers is now a question and answer site!

Atish: Are you a full time blogger? Please Tell us about what you think about the full time blogging and part time blogging?

Jane: I am not a full time blogger yet, but I am going to be one soon. With part time blogging, time management is the greatest challenge of all times. Since one has literally two jobs, it is quite easy to get lost and get burned out. Fortunately I am somewhat an organized person by nature and hence I manage things in a systematic manner – hence less chaos.

While you start an online business, you may still want to hang on to your day job, since you can’t rely on the income from your newly started business. But in any case I highly recommend going full time after your blog/business is quite established.

Atish: In your opinion which is the best way for generating huge traffic? Let us know how can we control bounce rate of our blogs?

Jane: Blog promotion and building loyal relationships are the keys to building a loyal readership, no matter how you do it. To me, social media promotion and guest blogging work great and work all the time.

One of the easiest and most powerful ways to control bounce rate is to have high quality content. Coz, when people come to your blog in search of something and if they are able to find the information relevant and useful, then you can make the traffic sticky. However, good quality content is alone not enough to make people stick to your blog. You need to do justice to your content by embedding it on a decent and clean design.

Atish: What do you think about guest blogging and comment posting which are being used by bloggers for building natural links and traffic?

Jane: Guest blogging is surely a great way to build authority in your niche, to attract traffic, build backlinks and to increase your credibility online. As you can see, with guest blogging, one can kill many birds with one stone. And if done properly, no matter whatever changes happen with the search engine algorithms one need not worry.

Blog commenting is a sure-fire way to build backlinks. But one cannot guarantee that search engines will not de-value links from comments in the near future as more and more spammers are taking advantage of this nice thing.

Some bloggers use blog commenting for generating traffic. It works for sure; but one needs to do commenting in a consistent manner and in large amounts to be able to drive decent traffic. As time goes on, if you get busy as a blogger you may not be able to stick with your blog commenting routine. Nevertheless, blog commenting is an elegant way to participate in the blogging community, network with other bloggers and to voice your opinion.

Atish: You are also into science research? Can you tell something about that?

Jane: Yes currently I am a full time researcher. My official position is “Young Scientist” and I work in the field of Medical Physics. I know that gives many people an image of me with lab coats and glasses with bio fluids. That’s not right. I sit at my computer all the time and do mathematical modeling of biological systems.

I have published quite some research papers. You can see my list of research publications here http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jane_Sheeba/publications/?ev=prf_pub_all

Atish: You are also a freelancer. right?  Would you like to tell us about the pros and cons of Freelancing?

Jane: Yes I do freelancing in decent quantity. Pros – As a blogger, being a freelancer helps you become a better writer every day. And, being a blogger, it is easier to get freelance gigs since you already showcase your writing talent on your blog(s).

The only downside I see with freelancing is falling into the pit of going for numbers; in the desire to acquire more number of clients, lots of freelance writers get committed for a very low price and also take up too many gigs far more than they can handle.

Atish: Would you like to share some sites which newbie bloggers must check out?

Jane: Social Triggers, Think Traffic, Copyblogger, Problogger, Smart Passive Income are some of my favorite sites. I recommend newbie bloggers to check these sites out.

Atish: Would you like to give any message or tips to new bloggers?

Blogging is not a get-rich-quick scheme. And if you jump on to blogging with this thought in mind, you will only be disappointed. Blogging, like any other serious and stable business, needs hard work and patience. So do not expect instant results. Stick on to it for a while and put in your hard work sincerely. You will surely be able to see the results.

Do not hesitate to take risks or try out new things. Embrace failure. That’s how you can learn loads of stuff and make your experience count.

Atish: What do you think about TechTricksWorld? If any suggestions then please share with us.

Jane: TechTricksWorld is a nice blog with a neat design. I usually find good quality content here. Atish works hard enough to promote the blog. There is also a nice bunch of folks who actively participate in the blog. TTW is a nice place to hang out and voice one’s opinion as a blogger. I can see TTW’s tremendous growth over the time.

Thanks for your time Jane. God bless you and All the best for your future endeavors.

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    I started my first professional blog with inspiration of jane sheeba. She was my favorite blogger for ever. Nice interview atish.

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    She is such an inspirational woman! I really would like to get to know her, she must be such a great person!Thanks for sharing this nice interview, I think I1m going to check her out!

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    Hi Atish
    Nice interview dear! Jane has done some guest posting in Itechcode too and she is really inspiring. Having a 2 year old child and still active in blogging. Really inspiring Jane. Keep it up.

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    Jane, you are really great inspiration in blogging for women as women. Whenever newbies (girls or women) come to me for tips, I always suggest your name to them. they search your name over internet and also I share your personal blog link to them, they always say that Jane is just “awesome” blogger. You are such a great inspiration for women for starting their blog.

    As I read this interview by Atish (Thanks Atish you came back with Coffe :p), I saw you are not fulltime blogger, you are part time blogger and you are Full time “Young Scientis”. that’s Great but you are mom too. It’s really awesomely awesome. I can’t understand how can you manage your time. Salute you Di.

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      Its all about Passion. If you have passion for anything then no hurdles can stop you, and thats What Jane is doing.

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      Vaibhav, thanks for the very nice words 🙂 And, is the “Di” at the end, the tamil version of “Di”? LOL.

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        I think Vaibhav used “Di” as Hindi which means “DIDI”. We call our elder sisters as “DIDI”.

        Vaibhav, am I right?

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          Yes Atish, you are right.

          @Jane, I didn’t know, it will be LOL :P. No, it “Di” of Hindi as Atish said.

          I love the way you manage or master on Time Management Skills.I just need tips for Time Management. I’m reading your book too. But tell the tips that’s not in a book.

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          hahaha.. 🙂
          I really agree with Jane about blog promotion and being in contact with blogger friends.. Now, I think that I should start posting on other blogs for more promotion.. Hope this will work in building a PR..!!

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    She is one of the greatest bloggers from India who have been working hard to reach this level. Even, she claims that she is a part time blogger, I most of the times see her engaged with her blogs.

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    Hey Atish… gr8 job I must say… congrats! beside this hats off to Jane who is managing her personal and professional life beautifully. she is an ideal figure for many women across world.

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    Nice interview Aatish. Hope to see your interview on someone else blog 😉

    Sincerely Yours

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    Neat interview and it is nice to know more about excellent bloggers like her. She really serves as one of my great inspiration as a blogger. 🙂 She pours a lot of hard work and knowledge to her work that is why she’s there on her position. 🙂

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    Thanks Atish for making us introduced about Jane! It seems she has got the skills to manage everything and she is organized too! being perfectly organized is the most needed thing for a successful blogging and that’s what a successful blogger needs to adapt in early times! Best of luck for Jane’s Successful Blogging career!

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    Awesome interview! As a noob blogger, I will definitely check out those websites that you recommended. I have not seen any of the other “Coffee with Atish” interviews so I will have to go back and check some them out.

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    Nice Interview Session Atish with Jane Sheeba,
    As I think Jane is only the best female technology Blogger from India as well the Best Guest Blogger in the world. Thanks Atish for the interview with Jane Sheeba.

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    Good to see another photo of Jane otherwise she use only one picture everywhere. I thought that she only run one website but maintaining 5 blogs at a time is just awesome.

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    hello atish,
    a nice interview with a nice person.she is really amazing.i am an engineering student and i know how difficult is it for her to manage her work i.e; family,blogging and she is a scientist too..
    a grand salute to you,jane..
    you have inspired me a lot
    thanks

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    I have been reading Probloggingsuccess How ever it was Findallanswers before. Any way Loved to know about this young and inspirational Lady. Keep the good work up Jane.

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    A recent research had came out with some numbers that shows women, especially those staying at home housewives, are some of the most successful bloggers around. Women are really a force to be reckon with when it comes to blogging and Jane’s success demonstrates this point. She’s really an inspiration for everyone.

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    Awesome interview Atish. You should start reality shows buddy 🙂 Jane, you are a scientist and even a problogger, it must be very hard to manage your blogs and at the same time concentrate on your job….Do you hire someone for your blogging tasks or manage it alone?

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    I love the way Jane writes her articles. I could see from the start that she is very dedicated to blogging but i had no idea that she is a part time blogger. I wonder how she has the time to write so many informative articles.

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      Hey Mariella my hubby is so supportive and shares a lot of my work (with whatever he can help me with). I also have an in-house content manager to help me with managing my niche sites and most of the emailing 🙂 Couldn’t do without them!

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    Great interview! Jane looks very sweet and kind and she is so successful with blogging. I am sure her tips will be great help for everyone, including myself of course.

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    I enjoyed reading your conversation with Jane. She is really a source of inspiration for young bloggers who just get disappointed without working hard..

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    Its quite some time that I see someone interviewed in CWA … Jane is truly a successful problogger. I am a regular reader of Jane’s network of blogs.

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    Blogging is really great to do especially when you have nothing to do! I can really relate with Jane with her loneliness when she was away from her family. It is so hard to work for your dreams and not have anyone to share your burdens with like when you have your family by your side.

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      Even I had started Blogging to cope up with my lonliness and Believe me Blogging is just great. I love it and addicted to it.

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      John, I couldn’t forget those days! Sometimes I even get nightmares :(. But I also couldn’t believe that those days have paved way for something amazing in my career!

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    Jane – It is nice to know you via TTW, thanks to Atish for publishing this interview.

    I like the advice you have given for new bloggers…i am all for it and i have said the same in many circumstances to many writers and friends. It is not a get-rich-quick scheme this blogging, we need a lot of patience, hardwork and dedication to come to a level where your blog will drive it’s own way through numerous obstacles and hardships. But until then, it is you who has to drive your blog.

    Nice reading about you and will surely follow your blog.

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      Certainly Praveen, that’s the best advice I can give to newbie bloggers. And I am so happy that you are spreading the same thought to your friends coz that saves a lot of disappointment.

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    Howdy Atish,

    Thank you for sharing this interview with Jane. Definitely, when I started blogging, my purpose only is to share my emotions and feelings to the people around the world through my blog. I was lonely like Jane was. I didn’t know that through blogging, you can get nice income from.

    Cheers,
    Francis

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    Thanks Atish Sir for making us introduced about Jane Ma’am..! 🙂 I really would like to get to know her, she must be such a great person! She is one of the greatest bloggers from India who have been working hard to reach this level. She really serves as one of my great inspiration as a Female blogger. 🙂

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    Thanks For ur Reply Ma’am 🙂

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    Really Inspiring. Good luck to her and thnx Atish for this wonderful introduction.

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