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” I haven’t been to everywhere. I didn’t do everything. But it’s on my list. “
I’ve formatted this about section in Q & A format for easy navigation and readability.
Who are you? and What do you do?
My name’s Darpan Dodiya. I’m a Software Engineer. At 24 yrs now, too old to be called teen and too young to be called an uncle. 😃
In mid of 2018, I moved to Raleigh, USA to pursue Master’s degree and to explore new places, people and opportunities. I have joined NC State University’s Computer Science program.
Cool! What else do you do?
As much as I love computers, I love travelling 5x more. I prefer travelling to relatively unknown places and write about them here on this site. Primary list of my interests include,
- Photography/film making
- Stock markets
- Computers, programming and technology
When I get tired of all the gadgets, I run away to distant places!
What about this website?
When I was pursuing my Bachelor’s, I had plenty of free time and a flock of ideas that I wanted to share.
On one bright sunny day of August 2014, I published my first post.
Eventually as I continued writing, website turned into a hub to share travel experiences, cool projects I work on, photography showcase and what not!
Any stats of website?
I never expected that so many people would read my posts.
After a month of my first blog post, Google started ranking my website for various keywords. As I kept writing more high quality articles, the ranking kept improving. At one of the peak times, the website had over 200,000 pageviews/month.
At the time of this update (March 2019), I am not as active as earlier years due to other responsibilities. On an average, I get over 100,000 pageviews/month.
The travel category accounts for more than 90% of the traffic.
Interesting. How to contact you?
Pretty easy. Just head over to this: Contact page and you shall find a way.
Yep. Here’re some profiles. If you decide to connect, please drop a message saying that you’ve found me from this page:
Do you make money from this website?
Yes, I do.
Enough to cover web hosting charges and enough to cover an international trip a year.
If you’re vigilant, you may have noticed that I do not have any Google Ads or any other advertisements running on this website. You’re right. I used to place Google Ads, they were earning me decent money. But I felt that because of the ads, the user experience wasn’t top notch. Also who likes ads, right?
So I removed all distracting ads and have found other means to monetize my views.