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An Interview with Blogger, Divya Desa of “Blehlovesfood“

Divya blehlovesfood Smart Indian Women

Divya blehlovesfood Smart Indian Women

Thanks for taking the time to chat with SIW. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your blog.     

Divya : I had worked in the Restaurant & Entertainment Industry starting in my second year of college, and it kicked off my passion for experimenting with food and flavors. I started documenting these experiences about a year ago, on my website blehlovesfood.com and haven’t stopped ever since. I also write about Travel and Culture among other things that inspire me.

What makes your blog so unique and why should people read it?          

Divya : I try to write about unusual experiences, like I would if I were having a conversation with someone in person about something I’m passionate about. I love to learn about new things and share them with other people.

How often do you blog?              

Divya : I try to write as often as I can – material is never lacking, but sometimes writer’s block can be a bit annoying. Or when life gets in the way. It upsets me when I don’t get to sit down and have a solid writing session.

What do you find most challenging about blogging?     

Divya : The biggest challenge, I would say – is keeping it fresh. A lot of people are doing the same thing, with the same material and same titles – try and keep it personal, that’s what makes it different.

What are some of your favorite author blogs and why?               

Divya : I love The Tiny Taster (http://www.thetinytaster.com), Amrita Rana (http://lifekirecipe.com) and This Is Sheena (http://thisissheena.com)..their posts really inspire me creatively.

What are your favorite books that you would recommend SIW family?               

Divya : Wow, the list would never end!! I recently picked up and fell in love with Marco Pierre White’s book ‘Devil in the Kitchen’ and also, Meghna Pant’s collection of short stories ‘Happy Birthday’. I highly recommend both!

Can we really make a living by Blogging? If yes, how we can do that?

Divya : Haha, if you figure that one out, let me know!!

What advice would you give to young women readers of SIW who want to follow a similar career path as you?              

Divya : Keep your feet firmly on the ground!! Never stop learning, always be open to constructive criticism and don’t let the compliments get to your head. As long as you’re passionate about what you’re doing, keep doing it!

Blog URL : Blehlovesfood.com

Category : Foodie

All images are property of “Divya” and required permissions have been taken to publish it on www.smartindianwomen.com website.

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