Here is another one in the segment. This is my 3rd in the Interview with a blogger series and this post features Richa from Savorytales.
Richa is a food blogger from Mumbai, the city of dreams, whom I follow very closely and love reading her posts on her blog. It feels good for me to interview her on my blog and sharing the same with you all. Hope you will also enjoy the post.
Over to Richa…
1. Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Hi, My name is Richa. I am a food enthusiast living in Mumbai. A banker turned food blogger and I blog at http://savorytales.com/. I love travelling and of course food.
2. What was your inspiration to start your blog savorytales.com?
Earlier I used to write reviews of restaurants on Zomato out of interest and for the love of food. I realized that I enjoy doing it, I enjoy clicking pictures of food so thought why not do it in a more organized way. Therefore, I started my blog and started sharing some everyday recipes too on the blog.
3. How would you describe/introduce your blog to the new readers?
My blog is all about food so it is for all the food lovers. Anyone who is interested in reading restaurants reviews of Navi Mumbai or Mumbai is invited to visit my blog. I share simple and everyday recipes on the blog, which can be prepared with the basic ingredients available in any kitchen. So, people interested in cooking will find the blog interesting. Also, I have started to share my travel stories so travel enthusiast will find it interesting too.
4. What do you think as the best and challenging aspects about being a blogger?
Well, the best part about blogging is that it is limitless. There is no end to how creative you can be. You can be experimental, candid, bold and have the freedom to express yourself because it is your space. You can connect with so many like-minded people who share the same interest and passion. And the challenging part, according to me is sticking to a schedule and being regular in blogging. Because regularly posting good content is the key to a successful blog.
5. How would you describe your blogging style?
I still consider myself a newbie as I keep trying new styles to write blog posts. There is no such particular style as of now. (Hopefully I’ll find one soon :))
6. What do you think blogging will look like in next 5 years? Will it still be around?
Blogging is going to be at all new level in next 5 years. I believe it will be much more organized in coming years than today and will develop as an aspiring full-time profession. Even today blogging is not only about blog post, it’s branching into video blogging, micro blogging and so much more.
7. Which part of blogging excites you the most – post writing or photography?
I loveeeeee photography part of blogging. Preparing the dish, styling, clicking pictures, editing is something I enjoy doing. There is so much to learn in photography and you can be as creative and experimental as you want.
8. What is the biggest surprise that you have ever experienced after becoming a blogger?
A post on Instagram surprised me in a pleasant way and that post helped me gain around 200 new followers in a day or two.
9. What has been the toughest criticism and best compliment given to you as a blogger?
I consider myself blessed enough to have received encouraging compliments on my posts. One of the best compliments was from Rashmi Uday Ma’am on one of my pictures. I am yet to receive my toughest criticism, hopefully it will help me improve my work.
10. Would you like to share some words of wisdom or tips for the aspiring bloggers?
It is very important to identify what you are passionate about and blog only about it. Try to be innovative and original, don’t copy paste others work. Keep posting good and regular content on your blog. And yes, good photography is very essential to attract readers to your blog.
It has been a pleasure and great experience to know more about Richa through this interview. I thank her for the time and sharing her thoughts on herself, her blog and much more.