WCKTM2017 Stars: An Interview with Prithu Singh Thakuri

Prithu Singh Thakuri at WordCamp Kathmandu 2017. Image Source: WordCamp Kathmandu 2017 website

Prithu Singh Thakuri is a 19-year-old WordPress enthusiast. She is one of the youngest CEOs in the WordPress world. Prithu is currently leading one of the fast growing WordPress online resources website based in Nepal, WPALL.club. It has just been a year since she started loving WordPress. She talked about how quality content matters to create a better presence in the web industry at WordCamp Kathmandu 2017. We got to have a little chat with her at the event.

When did you start your journey with WordPress and how?

I started working in WordPress since last year. I am just 19 and it’s just been a year. I started my journey with WordPress as a content writer and now I am a WordPress blogger. I am leading a WordPress social site along with my few colleagues and I am also leading that group as a team head.

What are your thoughts on the WordPress community of Nepal?

WordPress is famous worldwide and it’s been really good in Nepal as well. It’s giving opportunities to new members and freshers like me. WordPress community of Nepal has given me a really good track for my career. There is so much to explore in WordPress community of Nepal and I am looking forward to knowing more about it.

How have you been contributing to the community?

Basically, as a WordPress blogger, I write blogs about different updates and news in WordPress. My job is to filter out the best of best products and try to give very genuine information to the WordPress users. Mainly, my focus is on Nepali WordPress users. Though there is less number of Nepalese in WordPress, I want to make it large by providing as much information as I can and engaging as many Nepalese as I can.

What is the hardest part about being an SEO copywriter?

Well, you need to be up-to-date with each and everything that is coming. You should always give your best and try to provide the information at the first place. Because once others write about certain things, you’ll always be in the second position. That is why you really need to be up-to-date with all the latest happenings in WordPress. That’s the main and hardest thing about being an SEO copywriter.

Being an SEO expert, what do you think SEO copywriters should focus on more to be at the top?

First is quality content. I focus more on fine tuning between quality content, SEO copywriting, social promotions and all the other aspects of SEO. We should not leave even a small piece of SEO behind. We have to focus each and every part of SEO like backlinks, keywords or mutual collaboration between all the companies.

What do you think about the female participation in WordPress?

The number of females in the WordPress community is very less. Not only in Nepal but in the world, the participation of females is quite low. I am an IT student and in IT sector also, their involvement is very less. So, what I think is there are lots of things to explore and females are not less than anyone. We must encourage women to try something new and rewrite the history.

What advice would you give to the women who are only joining the WordPress community?

WordPress is a wide community and you’ll get lots of things to explore here. You just need to be passionate and should always be ready to face the opportunities or face any type of challenges. If you go through it, you’ll get a lot of platforms because WordPress has no limitations. Just go for it and you’ll definitely find the perfect platform for you.

How do you stay updated with the latest happenings in WordPress?

I follow the official WordPress groups and I keep myself busy on new researches about what’s going on in the WordPress world. So, you can say the first thing is my research.

How can readers discover more about your work?

You can visit my website WPALL.club. It is an online resource club, which I am leading right now. You can get a lot of information about WordPress on that website. That social site is very favorable not only for beginners but also for professionals. So, you can visit that website and have a deep look into my work.

What do you do when you are not writing or WordPressing?

Apart from my job, I love to travel and research about different things, not only about WordPress and technologies but also about what’s going around the world through the web. And I also love reading books.

WordPress 4.8 is releasing soon, which feature are you most excited about?

I am excited about all of the new features in 4.8. And because WordPress was firstly introduced as a blogging site, I wish to see more improvements in the blogging area for bloggers.

If you want to know more about Prithu Singh Thakuri and her work, you can follow her on Facebook and Twitter. And if you have any questions or anything to share, feel free to let us know through the comments below.

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