Blog – IndiTales.com
Wins at – Travel Blogging
Interests – Blogging, Books, Travel
Author – “The Mouse Charmers – Digital Pioneers of India”
If you ask me to recall the best bloggers in India, there’s only a few I can think of. I can count them on my fingers. Agreed that Travel is a much busy space, but there are a few that stand out from the rest. Anuradha, is clearly one among them. An A-lister travel blogger from India, Anu blogs at Inditales – an amazing blog where you’ll find authentic first hand journeys and travel experiences. She’s also the author of the book “The Mouse Charmers – Digital Pioneers of India”
She’s been blogging since 2004 and is one of the best bloggers in India. I managed to catch up with her and ask some candid questions about what really drives her. Here is the interview. If you haven’t checked Anu’s blog yet, please do and subscribe, you will not regret it.
What is the biggest mistake you have done so far, in blogging?
Not monetizing early enough.
What advice would you give to yourself in 2010?
Move to your own domain and to WordPress.
How do you stay motivated?
Travel and Books keep me motivated.
5 Tools that you daily use and can’t live without?
Read, Write, Walk, Talk & Blog.
How does your desktop look like right now?
It would show up this questionnaire with 15 tabs open in my Chrome.
Which is your absolute – favorite – best – article written so far and why?
How to Visit Indian Parliament – No one else has written it 🙂
Money or Fame – Which would you choose and why?
Both. Whichever comes first will rope in the other.
What did you spend most money on buying, recently?
I am a bad consumer – I hardly buy unless I really need something.
How many credit cards do you use?
2 – 3
Your one secret tip to saving money?
Every time you feel like buying something – Ask if you really need it. Create your own lifestyle that is not dependent on impressing others – 90% of expenses vanish.
iPhone or Android – What do you prefer and why?
How do you see blogging evolving in the next 5 years?
Some big blogging brands will emerge, many newbies will exhaust themselves.
What is the one secret/fact that not many people know about you?
I was a national level table tennis player as a junior.
Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, whom do you like and why?
Bill Gates – I am biased as I share my birthday with him.
Your favorite new Mobile app?
Your one line mantra about life, in less than 140 characters.
“You never know – enjoy the ambiguity & unpredictability of life.”
Thanks for the opportunity Anu. Wishing you all the very success in your endeavors. 🙂
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