Bloggers’ Bench with Bhakti Motta

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Let’s sit down on the bench next to Bhakti and ask a few questions about her blog: www.bhaktimotta.wordpress.com

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Welcome Bhakti, can you tell us a little about yourself, and your blog?

Hello, my name is Bhakti Motta, I live in India and I share my name with my blog (www.bhaktimotta.wordpress.com). I like learning new things, trying out new places and food. I observe people. I am learning photography these days. When not blogging, you can find me reading, travelling and writing. I love music; I think life is incomplete without music.

My blog like me is many things. You can find book review, chocolates reviews, poetry, etc., other than my personal views on my blog. I am not consistent as much I like to be but I am working on scheduling my work and hobbies and trying to steal some time to express my thoughts through my blog.

How long have you been blogging for?

I don’t remember when I started on blogger, but I hardly used it.

I started blogging on wordpress in April, 2013. I wasn’t active at all the first year though.

What inspired you to start a blog, and why did you choose your chosen subject?

The reason to start a blog was clear, to express my thoughts.

Is this your first/only blog?

I had a blogger account before wordpress happened to me but I didn’t use blogger at all. So, bhaktimotta.wordpress.com is my only blog.

How much time do you spend on your blog per week?

2016 has been very tough for me with respect to blogging. If you visit my blog you’ll see how much I have neglected my blog. I am trying to update my blog at least twice a month.

What’s the best bit about being a blogger?

The platform you get to speak out your mind is amazing. You can share any thoughts on your blog. You get to read great content shared by fellow bloggers. One can learn a lot by blogging.

What’s the most frustrating thing?

Spam! Spam comments. Crazy first timer authors who send you pdfs without checking if I want to review their book in the first place (I am not being mean, am I?)

Do you find that bloggers support one another?

Yes, absolutely! Even when I am not posting I am reading blog posts from the people I follow. I follow many amazing book reviewers; I like their posts, leave comments (which they always reply). People share their view on the books I review and not just that, when I share my life learning’s or something that bothers/bothered me, people leave good comments to make my day better.

Do you tell people when you meet them, or friends and family that you are a blogger?

No! Unless there’s any topic of discussion where in I have to mention I blog. Casually, never bragging.

Can you remember your very first post?

On my older blog (blogger, which I didn’t use much) I just wrote “this is my first post”

How stupid of me?

On my current blog I posted a Picture taken at a beach in Mumbai.

What do you wish someone had told you about blogging at the start of your journey?

Keep writing, you’ll love it.

Is there any advice that you would like to give people who are thinking about becoming a blogger, and those just starting out?

Be honest. Write your heart out, enjoy, and make friends.

What’s next for your blog, any big ambitions for it?

I want to upgrade to a personal domain from wordpress domain and add more content to my blog. I am planning to host giveaways this December and then start with author interviews. I also want add a new section regarding food on my blog.

Apart from your blog where else can we find you on the internet?

You can find me over at :-

@bhaktimotta
Instagram

 

I would just like to say a very big thank you to Bhakti for giving us an insight in her blogging life, and we wish her lots of success for the future.

 

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