Amit Agarwal is a technology analyst and professional blogger.
He holds an Engineering degree in Computer Science from IIT and has worked with clients like ADP Inc., Goldman Sachs, and Merrill Lynch. In 2004, Amit quit his job to become the first professional blogger in India.
Helge: I learnded about Digital Inspiration today. There was a short story about Cory Doctorow and his advice to bloggers. Bloggers should learn to write headlines that provide answers for those who ask questions through research engines.
Amit blogs at Digital Inspiration on computers, software, consumer technology and Internet. He also writes personal technology columns for The Hindustan Times and Financial Express, both leading national dailies.
Helge: India is important.
Amit has appeared on TV and radio channels including BBC, CNN IBN, CNBC, NDTV and Blog TV Singapore. He has been featured on the coverpage of The Week magazine. Microsoft awarded him the "Most Valuable Professional" status for 2007 and 2008.
Helge: Good to know.
Amit is part of the advisory council of Symantec (developers of Norton Security products) and TechTribe.com (a social site for IT pros).
Amit lives in India with his extended family. He enjoys swimming, photography and making short movies for the web.
About Digital Inspiration
Digital Inspiration, which started in late 2004, is now the 40th most-favorited blog on the Internet, according to Technorati, out of an estimated total of 100+ million blogs.Helge: High!
Our mission is to help users in taking maximum advantage of the software tools and web technologies at their disposal so that they spend more time doing things they really love.
Helge: Gives good advice.
Digital Inspiration blog averages more than 1.4 million hits per month and has been quoted in mainstream publications including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, CNet, Wired, CNN Money, Guardian, Financial Times, CBC, Wired, ITWire, MSNBC, BoingBoing, BBC, Mercury News, Sydney Morning Herald, and others.
Helge: I'm still a beginner. I work and write within small niche segments.
The site is read by computers hobbyists, students, technology professionals, journalists, not-so-tech-savvy mom and dads, entrepreneurs, early adapters and decision makers.
Helge: A broad readership.
Digital Inspiration won the Best Technology Blog award at Indibloggies 2006. It is also included in the prestigious "Blogs of Note" list compiled by the Blogger team at Google.
Helge: Lots of attention.
A survey by Business World magazine puts Digital Inspiration blog in the list of most popular blogs and online youth hangouts. The site is also mentioned as one of the top 20 blogs at Microsoft BlogStars.
Helge: We live in an attention economy!