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An Interview with Blogger, Shreya of “The Foodista“

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

Shreya : My blog is about food. I write from my personal experiences, be it recipes I tried or restaurants I ate at. I keep my posts as subjective as possible, but when talking about food, you cannot help but make it personal.

I’m in my final year of university in Pune. I shuttle between my hometown of Hyderabad and my college town – Pune. I love to travel and I’m always looking out for places to eat when I’m on the move. I’m a student of International Relations and Journalism, and in between my work-load and heated political discussions at university, I indulge in writing and experimenting with food. It was because of my love for indigenous cuisines and my passion for writing that I started my blog.

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

Shreya : The Indian Food Blog is not just your average “restaurant-reviewing-picture-taking” blog. I provide information and personal insights when writing my posts. Moreover, it is not just reviews that I write about, but I also provide fun food facts, publish poems written on food, trivia, weekly quotes, and I write articles about various food trends from across the world. I believe my viewers return to my blog because it is personalized.

How often do you blog?              

Shreya : I try blogging once or twice a week. However, I must admit that I have not blogged in a while. This field is such that it requires you to dedicate all your time to blogging.

What has been your most successful blog post to date and what was it about?

Shreya : There have been plenty of successful posts, but if I had to choose one I think it would be about a small burger joint that I wrote about in Pune. I say it is my most successful post because that was when I started receiving invites to restaurant openings!

What do you find most challenging about blogging?     

Shreya : Sustaining your blog in terms of churning out your desired number of posts every week or month, is perhaps the most challenging part about blogging.

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

Shreya : Since I have been talking about food, I will also pick a book that is food related! Perhaps one of the most inspiring books, especially for chefs, is Julia Child’s “My Life in France”.

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

Shreya : I do not make a living out of blogging. My primary focus is still on academics. That said, I suppose there are a handful of people that do make a living by blogging, especially through advertisements.

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

Shreya : My career path thus far has not been blogging. I blog because I am passionate about food and writing, and hence, blogging was my natural choice. I would however urge all women writers and bloggers to continue blogging as the feeling of someone reading your posts and following your blog is unmatched.

Blog URL : grubshrub.blogspot.in

Category :Foodie

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