1. Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself and your Blog?
Hi, my name is Nisha and I am a digital marketeer by profession and a blogger by choice. Home-cooked meals have been a big part of all Indians lives. I also started cooking due to compulsion after my wedding and not as a choice. I easily realized that I liked it and people would compliment me for it. That is when I tried testing a few recipes which I had never done before and adding my own twists to it.
Masalamojo is a fruit of my labour. It has become a place for me to share my creative experiments. It is a place where you will find healthy recipes, recipes with a twist, simple ingredient recipes and so on. Since I am a working woman and a foodie most of my recipes are simple and can be made quickly but also nourishing and healthy. And the best part is that they range from Indian to Italian to Mexican to American.
2. What did you do before Blogging? What inspired you to start blogging?
I would just cook and verbally share my recipes. That is when a friend joked and suggested why don't you write up the recipes in a place where you could easily share them with anyone who was interested.
This is how Masalamojo was born. I launched the blog a few years back but didn't concentrate properly. It's only been around a year since when I have become focused and I am looking at my blog seriously. This gives me immense pleasure and peace. I am really proud that people have tried and liked my recipes. There is no pleasure bigger than that. :)
3. As a blogger, what are the challenges you face? How you overcome it?
The biggest Challenge is being consistent and regular. It's difficult to keep your motivated to document everything, take pictures and make your recipes easy for use. Now I want to try out videos and I am thinking of overcoming the inertia and trying them soon.
Copyright infringement is also a big challenge. People easily take your pictures and pose them as their own. It would have been so nice and easy if people would have appreciated originality and gave credits to the creator who is painstakingly making something from their talent.
4. What would you consider to be your biggest achievement in your journey so far as a Blogger?
My biggest achievement is people trying my recipes and really liking them. I have a decent following of people who admire my work and constantly try my recipes. One of the biggest achievements recently was when a lady told me her son didn't consume soups easily but loved the Roasted bell pepper and tomato soup that she made from my recipe. :)
5. Have you worked/collaborate with brands? If yes, name few brands you worked with
No, I haven't as yet.
6. What is your primary income source?
I am Digital Marketeer and i am trying to use the skills I have developed from there to grow Masalamojo. :)
7. Top 3 Blogging tools that you would recommend to your readers?
I think I really like Skill Infinity, Indiblogger and Instagram. These three allow us various means to promote and highlight our latest creations and that is really great. Plus we can connect with like minded people in the same space and learn from them as well.
8. One piece of advice that you would like to share with all new bloggers?
I would advise all the new bloggers to be consistent and try to keep their content original and simple for people to understand. It takes a lot of effort to create a channel but a bigger effort to keep it live.
9. Finally, what are your thoughts about IndiBlogHub?
It's a great platform but I would really like if you had have an option of people to like each other's posts on IndiBlogHub itself. That would improve your own platform too and make it easier for people to connect here.