Interview with Utpal from Fashionable Foodz

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We had an opportunity to get in touch with a blogger, Utpal Khot who runs his blog Fashionable Foodz.

Utpal loves eating, and is honest in admitting it. Can you get up at 3am in the night and cook if asked to? Utpal can.

He loves to try new ideas in the world of Food, Travel, Fashion and Fitness. He also does Content Editing and Proofreading.

The interview:

Sonika:

Tell us about your blog

Utpal:

One of India’s premium blog now, started in 2012. It has 600 plus posts. Featured in India’s Top 30 Lifestyle blogs for the last 3 years, the blog covers all lifestyle aspects. I am a True Mumbaikar, a self-trained chef, blogger, Influencer and an award-winning PR blogger since the last 10+ years.

Sonika:

What made you start your own blog? Tell us your story behind it.

Utpal:

After reviewing food pre-Zomato era for almost 6 years, I felt the need to showcase my work on my own blog. I wanted to integrate fashion. Lifestyle and food on my blog so the name fashionablefoodz.

Sonika:

What makes you happiest as a blogger?

Utpal:

My readers. It feels good when you get the star status. When your fans, followers, and readers want to click a selfie with you, ask you questions about a particular blog topic on which you have posted.

Sonika:

What are the future plans for your blog?

Utpal:

Keep blogging till I can.

Sonika:

What was your biggest challenge as a blogger?

Utpal:

I got recognition as a blogger after almost 3 years. Initially, I used to post a lot of content but the 3 years period was taken up to build my audience across the globe. That period was patience testing.

Sonika:

How do you drive traffic to your blog?

Utpal:

I promote my published post through all social media platforms possible and also on my Whatsapp groups. Apart from that, I have some loyal audience that comes back every day to check out the blog.

Sonika:

If you started all over again, what mistake would you avoid?

Utpal:

I would step up the promotions part from day 1. I think I didn’t promote the blog as It was expected to be, back then.

Sonika:

What advice do you have for new bloggers?

Utpal:

Keep patience, work harder and socialize as much as you can. Respect your seniors like they respect me and teach your juniors like your seniors would do. It helps you grow as a human being. Most importantly, stay humble. 🙏😊

Sonika:

Who is your favorite blogger and why?:

Utpal:

Won’t take any names. All are my favorites and I get to learn from all seniors or juniors. I am blessed to be a part of this industry and to be from this era.

Sonika:

How can the readers contact you?

Utpal:

Readers can send an email to uk8971@gmail.com

Sonika:

Alright Utpal, it was a pleasure talking to you. Thank you for spending the time with us. We wish you all the best for your blog and your future.


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