Thanks for taking the time to chat with SIW. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your blog.
Sonali : Hi I am Sonali, an Accounts professional by qualification. I have a 5 year old daughter. Motherhood changed lot of things in my life and it has increased my interest in cooking.
I started my blog just 9 months ago. This blog is started as hobby to cook different recipes from different cuisines now it has become my passion and showcase my inviting and interesting cooking. I enjoying baking, blog writing and click my delicious food.
Other than blogging I love traveling and reading books.
What makes your blog so unique and why should people read it?
Sonali : My blog is about authentic Indian & international recipes and of course drool-worthy pictures ! I write in simple words with step wise pictures, so that people can easily understand.
How often do you blog?
Sonali : I usually blog 2-3 times in a week. More or less depending upon some social and personal commitments.
What has been your most successful blog post to date and what was it about?
Sonali : Bread dosa is one of the successful post and which has highest page views till the date. I got lot of appreciation mails, messages and comments from my readers. This is encouraging and inspiring me a lot to come up with the more interesting recipes.
What do you find most challenging about blogging?
Sonali : The most important challenge for me is to take interesting picture. I play with camera and food styling to get extra drooling picture. I love to discover new interesting ideas about food styling and food photography.
What are some of your favorite author blogs and why?
Sonali : I like ”Joy of baking”, Litebite, and Bhawna’s kitchen. I love their simple,easy and understanding cooking techniques.
What are your favorite books that you would recommend SIW family?
Sonali : Home & Garden, Italian foodie, wild swan etc.
Can we really make a living by Blogging? If yes, how we can do that?
Sonali : I am very much interested in cooking & photography. I have not explored money making option but there is Google Adsense, by which you can earn money from your blog. Advertisers are paying money depend on traffic of your site. You can get more information online.
What advice would you give to young women readers of SIW who want to follow a similar career path as you?
Sonali : Trust yourself and your passion and go ahead. It is very long journey but do not let down and keep going with lots of efforts. All the best!!!
Blog URL : sonykitchen.com
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