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An Interview with Blogger, Urmila of “Raag Fusion“

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

Urmila : My blog is an extension of my personality. I enjoy writing my life experiences while parenting my sons and also I love showcasing my art and craft endeavors from time to time. Life is too short to have any regrets, and I have diverse interests which I love to write about!

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

Urmila : What you can see and read on my blog is what I feel directly from my heart. You will not find any fancy language or anything glamorous here. I am a simple Indian woman and very much a girl at heart so my writing reflects those traits of my personality. If you are looking for a blog that is a myriad and eclectic mix of topics, then you have to read mine.

How often do you blog?              

Urmila : I try to blog at least once a month but I am unable to. No excuses!

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

Urmila : I can safely say it was the one about our family trip to Greece in April 2014. Everyone was very fascinated by my account of the trip! I had written a comprehensive account of the trip, information that I can bet you will not find in any commercial websites or travel guides.

What do you find most challenging about blogging?     

Urmila : I can get a writer’s block from time to time. There are days when I can write a 2 or 3 blog posts and there are couple of months when I am not motivated to write. I don’t find blogging as such very challenging because words flow very freely when I am in the groove.

What are some of your favorite author blogs and why?               

Urmila : I enjoy reading Indian Homemaker as she addresses many social issues. Ritu (Phoenixritu) is also a really quirky and interesting writer.

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

Urmila : Difficult Daughters by Manju Kapur

Ladies Couple by Anita Nair

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Another Man’s Wife by Manjul Bajaj

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

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

Urmila : I am unaware of it because I haven’t tried it out. But I do know of food bloggers who get invited to restaurants and paid by them to write reviews etc. My blog is just a hobby.

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

Urmila : I would say, it’s great fun to get out of your comfort zone and explore something you have never done before. Go for it, as life is very short. Give it your absolute best and you will see that the path unravels for you. Don’t be restricted by boundaries and never say never. You never know the real extent of your own capabilities till you push yourself!

Blog URL : raagfusion.blogspot.ae

Category : Family/Parenting

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