Bloggers Face-Off: PChere vs. Thilak Raj

By Daniel Scocco

The blogging scene is quite popular in India, and it was about time to have an Indian edition of the Bloggers Face-Off.

PChere is the author of Quick Online Tips, a blog that is focused on blogging and software tips, as well as technology news. Since its creation, late in 2004, it has grown to a readership of 7,000 daily unique visitors.

Thilak Raj, despite being only 17 years old, is another famous Indian blogger. He is the author of Tech-Buzz, a must read blog if you are interested in technology, computers and Web 2.0. Enjoy!

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PChere
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Thilak Raj
1. How long have you been blogging? 2.5 years One and half years now
2. How many hours do you dedicate to your blog daily? 2-3 hours Varies between 3 and 8 hours
3. Do you make money with the blog? Yes. Google Adsense is the main source Yeah, AdSense and IntelliTXT are the main sources
4. How many page views does it generate daily? 11000+ (10000+ feed readers) 11,000 – 12,500
5. What is the biggest blogging mistake you did? Forgot to back up my blog Used a domain name which contains ‘-‘ and a .net prefix
6. How long should a blogger wait to monetize the blog? Monetize from Day 1. Money motivates blogging Maybe, he should wait until his blog receives 1000 pageview/day
7. Digg, Stumble Upon,Delicious or Netscape? Delicious for long lasting traffic Stumble Upon > Digg > Delicious > Netscape !!
8. How many RSS feeds do you track daily? 100+ feeds 483
9. If you could give an advice for a novice blogger, what would it be? Get your own domain name, hosting and wordpress Never give up and have faith in your blog
10. How important is the design aspect? (0 to 10) 8. Error-free, SEO optimized and easy to navigate Design and readability means everything, I’ll give it 8
11. If you could read only one blog, which one would you pick? Lifehacker Techmeme (not a blog exactly, but a must read for tech lovers!)
12. What is the secret of your success, expressed in one word? Dedication Relationship
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23 Responses to “Bloggers Face-Off: PChere vs. Thilak Raj”

  • Bang Kritikus

    Good face off

  • sarpras

    Thilak Raj inspired me to take up blogging.

  • TJ @ Smartblogtips

    Good to see indian bloggers rising to the top of the blogosphere. Keep up the good work you guys. I am just starting off.

    Regards
    Thinkjayant

  • SankarAnand

    i always love young achievers and so take my vote for you.. Thilak. Congratulations….

  • Daniel

    Thilak, there is JohnTP also!

  • Thilak

    Rishi: In my opinion: PChere should have been pitched against Amit Agarwal. Now that he is pitched against me, I can’t see anybody who can been pitched against Amit (ji)

  • Thilak

    Thanks for voting everyone. Maybe, I should step up the posting frequency to please Rishi 😀

    My personal vote goes to PChere!!

    Ironic!

  • knight17

    ^^
    That’s why he said relationship matters 🙂
    My vote goes to Thilak

  • Vinod

    I remember once Thilak send a message to me when my comments where not working. Not many takes the time for such!

  • Rishi

    Hey Daniel,

    This is bad, you confused me :confused: . I love QOT and TechBuzz both, I never miss read both blog. But still, I’ll vote for QOT, sorry Thilak 🙁 .

    QOT rocks because of its usability and rocking articles. Even John CHow love QOT 😛 !

    And so Daniel, when is Amit Agarwal from labnol.blogspot.com coming in here at face-off?

  • Shankar Ganesh

    Both of them are my inspirations in blogging. Don’t know for whom I should cast my vote. 😉

  • Carlie

    I think their answers were very similar which is interesting in itself! In the end, I voted for Thilak. 🙂

  • Dan and Jennfer

    Hey Daniel,

    Great mash-up, both excellent sites that we follow regularly.

    Yeah, I was looking for those hard and fast earnings numbers from both these successful bloggers!

    @ Thilak – it’s all just in good fun my friend. 🙂

    Congratulations to both.

    Have an awesome day!
    Dan

  • Daniel

    Thanks for the nice words. Actually I think I could have asked how much they are earning, both of them make some serious money from their blogs.

  • Blogging Tips

    Nice comparison!
    and two of my favorite bloggers!

  • Victor

    Nice “battle”. It’s a great way of getting in the essence.
    My vote’s on Thilak:D

  • Daniel

    Thanks for participating Thilak. The voting session is just for the fun, it is not really a competition :).

  • Thilak

    I never meant to compete with someone who inspired me to take up blogging. Never!

    QOT Rocks!

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