1. Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself and your Blog?
We, Urvesh Bhatt & Hanisha Raghunath are avid backpack traveler and story hunters. Culture and vibrancy of our country attracts us the most. We created this travel blog to bring forth amazing stories of India. The Backpackers Group is a travel blog and narrates some amazing destinations stories. This blog serves information and the stories related to destination which travelers can relate to while they visit these places.
2. What did you do before Blogging? What inspired you to start blogging?
Nobody is spared by the small cubicle where targets and strategies are cooked up and that is what we were stuck up with before blogging. Just to mention, the 9 to 5 stigma is still tethered to us. The unconventional stories intrigued us to start this travel blog and entangle the travel diaries with the unknown fables. There is nothing as wondrous as travelling and exploring and these tales which are lost in the lanes of history make the destination way more interesting.
3. As a blogger, what are the challenges you face? How you overcome it?
Predominantly we face two challenges one is time and second is to be different. a great scholar has rightly said time is never your best friend which is so true we feel as blogger. Time is the biggest challenge to crack. Every blog takes time to pace forth and leave an unforgettable mark on its readers.
Apart from time, in the herd of similar ideas cracking up in different blogs, it is quite difficult to be unique. Certainly new destinations would not just pop up time to time so speaking about the same destination bequeathing a tale unknown is a great challenge.
So at first we somehow tamed our anxieties and kept on posting naive ideas with legends untold. Then like mentioned we roast our energies to bring out the new degree to the travel stories.
4. What would you consider to be your biggest achievement in your journey so far as a Blogger?
There is no better achievement than a happy readers feedback which very difficult to earn it. When readers appreciate our blog and say "Oh, we never looked at the destination from this point of view and it's amazing" we feel proud. These is what we consider as our biggest achievement.
5. Have you worked/collaborate with brands? If yes, name few brands you worked with
Not yet, we are now looking forward for it.
6. What is your primary income source?
We are salaried individuals working in Media industry salary is our primary source of income and we are now looking forward for partnerships with travel aggregators.
7. Top 3 Blogging tools that you would recommend to your readers?
Its very essential to know some of the best blogging tools for your blog to get an extra leverage. We would recommend Yoast SEO, Grammarly and Google Analytics.
Yoast SEO is a tool which will help your blog to rank in specific searches.
Grammarly, this tool will help you in aiding the spell errors and in forming the sentence grammatically correct.
Google Analytics is the best tool to understanding which blog post is most read by your readers, in which city and state your blog is read most and more interesting analytical insight which you can use to leverage your blog.
8. One piece of advice that you would like to share with all new bloggers?
Blogging is all about helping the readers in their decision making by your genuine insights in blog post. This can get your millions of followers and recognition. But you need to be patience, nothing happens overnight. If your content is genuine and amazing on your day you will be rewarded.
9. Finally, what are your thoughts about IndiBlogHub?
Our association with Skill Affinity has been for a long time and its has turned out very fruitful. We have seen Skill Affinity grow and we have grown along too. On Skill Affinity have come across many interesting and inspiring blogs. It is a good platform for the blogging community to showcase their skills and reach out to other great bloggers.
To make Skill Infinity platform more useful for bloggers we feel quarterly travel plan for couple of night only for the community members, frequent meets in cities, monthly contest and Vlog would make this platform more engaging for blogger.