It has been a fabulous experience in featuring my first interview with a blogger post earlier on my blog. It was great to know Romila in the earlier post and hope you all enjoyed reading the interview as well.
Continuing the stint I thought of featuring some of the bloggers whom I closely follow and it is Kajal of missbhukkad.wordpress.com this time whom I’m featuring as a part of my interview with a blogger initiative. Her blog name, Missbhukkad, is not just about food but also displays her passion for travelling. She is an entrepreneur, wife, fashionista, image consultant and aiming to be a restaurateur soon.
I met her through social media and being a fan of her blog posts I thought of reaching her for this interview post. She is a very friendly person. I enjoy reading her posts and am sure you too will like them. Without doing much delay let’s hear it from Kajal… Over to her!!
1. Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Hi peeps, I am Kajal. I’m an entrepreneur as well as a blogger and content writer. I run 2 different blogs. One is called Missbhukkad which is for food, travel and lifestyle. 2nd one is known as @bewitching.k; for fashion, beauty and lifestyle.
2. What was your inspiration to start your blog missbhukkad.wordpress.com?
Blogging was something that intrigued me for quite a while, but I was unsure of how it works. I used to believe bloggers are people who write about things they like and I was unsure if I could do justice to writing. However, last year in September 2016 I just returned from my road trip to Leh and on my way back I was firm that I wanted to know everything about blogging and start with it. After 7 years of working as Managing Director, Sales with total 9 years of corporate experience I finally, with help of Google, got started purely coz of my passion for food at the time. One of my blogger friend was an inspirational factor since that made me feel I could do it too. Every day since has been a new learning experience.
3. How would you describe/introduce your blog to the new readers?
A blog for best of food, travel and lifestyle, spiked with some personal recipes and health quotient.
4. What do you think as the best and challenging aspects about being a blogger?
Best part is such yummy food, so much love from the people, encouragement by fellow bloggers and lots of new friends bonding over food and sharing the same passion.
Challenging aspect would be making sure you give enough time to write. Being creative and engaging with the audience. Dealing with cheesy messages. Doing something new constantly.
5. How would you describe your blogging style?
Very me….simple and easy to understand, but with a taste and class.
6. What do you think blogging will look like in next 5 years? Will it still be around?
With the way the industry of blogging is going, it’s definitely here to stay. The number of bloggers are constantly on the rise every day. Lot of people have started getting into it. People with actual knowledge of their selected field are definitely here to make a mark for themselves.
7. Which part of blogging excites you the most – post writing or photography?
Photography is super fun, making the pic look tempting and drool worthy is definitely the best part. Post writing is fun in its own way. Describing the dish and giving my honest opinion about the taste helps people decide if they’d like to try it for themselves. More number of people are trying it and messaging me saying how much they loved it is absolute happiness.
8. What is the biggest surprise that you have ever experienced after becoming a blogger?
The number of people interested to get other people’s reviews for food or travelling or anything was a surprise. The biggest thing was it actually opened a whole new world to me which I didn’t know existed which is the social media communities. Before blogging the only thing I ever used was Facebook. Also the surprising part was that this is a recognised way of doing business for so many brands it’s not even funny.
9. What has been the toughest criticism and best compliment given to you as a blogger?
Toughest criticism haven’t got much of it really speaking.
Best compliment was when people started saying we love reading your blogs because it makes the dishes come alive (for food) through description, or we can actually visualize the places described in your travel blog, or when people started saving my home remedy beauty tips more than my make-up reviews for reference and asking me to post more of those (for beauty blog).
10. Would you like to share some words of wisdom or tips for the aspiring bloggers?
Get into blogging only if you are really passionate about what you are writing. Don’t see others and jump in the well. Also it’s not as easy as it looks, there is lot of time and efforts that are put into it every day, so be prepared to give your 100%. Also don’t try taking the shortcuts it’ll make you feel good at the start but won’t last long. Make friends, help each other to grow together and enjoy doing what you are doing with all your heart.
I hope you have enjoyed reading the interview and get to know Kajal more. If you have not visited her blog (missbhukkad.wordpress.com) yet then visit it soon and explore. You can connect with her through her Twitter handle @missbhukkad
Thank you Kajal for spending time with us and sharing your thoughts. It was pleasure having you!!