1. Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself and your Blog?
I am a book and travel blogger and a regular author for Indus Woman Writing (IWW). Many of my articles, short stories and poems have found place in Woman’s Era, Speaking Tree (Times of India), Sivana East, Efiction and Induswomanwriting.com . I am also associated with several publishing houses like Rupa, Jaico, Gargi, Half Baked Beans, Leadstart and Cyberwit.net. I have a flair for writing and have been a part of many anthologies too.
Symbolic of love, respect, dignity and admiration, Lavender Orchids is a tribute to my mother who is the reason behind my success. A confluence of books and travel, this blog is my dream turning into reality. Rich in content, this blog offers detailed book reviews, articles on social issues, travel itineraries and also has a back link to some of the best photos taken from my camera (photo credits- my husband).
2. What did you do before Blogging? What inspired you to start blogging?
Having an inclination towards writing from the childhood days, I worked as a content writer for an year. I started giving more attention to my blog and website in 2014 and since then I have come a long way.
3. As a blogger, what are the challenges you face? How you overcome it?
The prime challenge is to ensure that I am active and that I post content quite frequently. Owing to my full time job, there are months when I am unable to write and that irks me. I keep weekends for my website. That helps!
4. What would you consider to be your biggest achievement in your journey so far as a Blogger?
There are three milestones that play a major role in my success story so far:
1. Publication of 'Unbounded Trajectories' that was edited and compiled by me
2. Association with Rupa Publishers
3. Publication in Woman's Era and Speaking Tree (Times of India)
5. Have you worked/collaborate with brands? If yes, name few brands you worked with
I have collaborated with Grammarly, Influencer Marketing and Manipal University.
6. What is your primary income source?
My full time job as a language teacher.
7. Top 3 Blogging tools that you would recommend to your readers?
3. Google Analytics
8. One piece of advice that you would like to share with all new bloggers?
The road to success is a bumpy. It is better to hop on to persistence, for it is the best vehicle.
9. Finally, what are your thoughts about IndiBlogHub?
A very good platform for the bloggers, Skill Infinity deserves all the appreciation. With special features like the 'social presence and ranking widget', 'Entry in Indian Blogger's directory' and opportunity to connect with different people, Skill Infinity passes the muster.