An Interview With Ekta Agarwal – A Food Blogger at Food Delight
Just tell me a little bit of what food blogging means to you.
Ans: A way of expressing your passion and love for food.
What inspired you to start the blog?
Ans: I am a foodie and realized that I wanted to know about different cuisines, dishes, spices, etc. so started researching and knowing more about history, flavors, knowledge about different aspects of food. Hence started writing articles.
When did you realize this was going to become more than just a hobby?
Ans: When I wrote my first article for Food Bloggers Association Of India and then there was no looking back…
Why do you think food blogging has become so popular now?
Ans: Social media is a platform where people can express and show their talent and can reach a lot of people in one go.
What is the most time-consuming part for you as a food blogger?
Ans: Researching and structuring my articles…
Could you give some advice for bloggers who are starting out?
Ans: Be confident of what aspect you want to focus on. Be original…
What is the most important thing you should be doing as a food blogger?
Ans: Know your topic or dish well.
How much technical know how do you think someone needs to have if they want to become a food blogger?
What according to you is the best way to increase traffic to your food blog?
Ans: Sharing your posts on social media and should be something different and new.
How often did you post when you started off as opposed to now?
Ans: Once in 2-3 months. Now I try to post at least thrice a month.
How soon were you able to make your first 100 dollars?
Ans: None as of now…
What is your preferred source of monetization for your blog?
Ans: Advertising Of brands on my blog.
Do you think there is a right time to start monetizing a food blog?
Ans: Whenever you get an opportunity, just grab it.
Which is your favorite social network, if any?
Ans: Facebook, Instagram
Any last thoughts?
Ans: Whatever you do enjoy and love it!