1. When did you start your blog?
I started this blog on November 7, 2011. This child was born close to the midnight 🙂
2. Have you had any online presence before? (Other blog, Youtube)
Well… I have been blogging my random thoughts at My Inklings (can also be reached from Random Thoughts page in this blog) since 2009. Off late, have not posted anything there.
This beauty blog happened next in 2011, while I moved on to start another blog on food – Red Paprikaz (can also be reached from Food page in this blog) in 2012.
3. Why did you start a blog?
The beauty/makeup bug bit me post wedding. I had to be presentable & decked-up at all times being the new ‘bahurani’ (Hindi for bride).
Started checking out various online blogs & sites for beauty, makeup & skincare info. Also participated in a leading beauty blog’s giveaway wherein I sent my entries(product reviews) for the contest.
The comments that I received and the overall atmosphere I embraced in this blogging world, pushed me to start my own blog.
4.When did you become serious about starting a blog?
I was working in Bangalore and stayed & shopped most of the time alone when all the PG gals where busy watching soaps on the TV plus my boyfriend was in a different timezone.
So, My Inklings served to be a medium of expression to me.
When it comes to this blog, I got over excited one midnight (not getting sleep actually) & started this.. simple! 🙂
5. What was your first post?
My first post was a review on Parachute Advansed Body Lotion.
6. What has been your biggest challenge about blogging?
Everything! Seriously! Right from getting audience, comments for the posts, nice pictures, likes for the Facebook page, gather people by way of giveaways, getting noticed by brands…. every single thing has been quite a task by itself! 🙂
7. Where do you see your blog in one year?
Running strong with wider audience & reach. Come out with more dependable & honest reviews… collaborating with brands too! 🙂
8. What is the most rewarding thing to you about blogging ?
I can let my thoughts free flow here… there is no compulsion or restriction on me.
Plus I have made so many online pals owing to this blog. We chat & discuss things without showing any attitude here. Over & above, when we gather in bloggers meet, there is an instant connect amongst all of us.. like we have know each other for years. This is something I cherish! 🙂
9. What is the most discouraging that happens to you?
I sometimes feel a little low when there is not much activity on the blog (say for a post or giveaway).
Though it is short-lived, that does discourage me a little…
10. What is your lasting inspiration/motivation?
The support I get from my lovely readers, fellow bloggers & of course my dear hubby…
Okay.. I’m tagging the following bloggers to let their cat outta the bag –