Interview with Supriya Kumar Mitra : Founder of Exploretours, a Travel Blog
1. Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself and your Blog?
Hello, I'm Supriya Kumar Mitra, I started this blog in 2015 end, My blog, Stories, aims to inspire families to travel together and explore the world together. First of all I am very lucky that, My parents turn me in such a beautiful places.
We love to travel and explore new destinations, new culinary experiences and just explore the world together. We wanted to help others too through our blog, by giving tips and recommendations for a destination.
As the name Exploretours is a blog on everything that leads to travel. To us, tour is not memory or images its connect to nature. Both my parents loves to travel a lot.. We are sharing our tour experience in this site..
2. What did you do before Blogging? What inspired you to start blogging?
I am Doing Job in IT Sec by profession. I started blogging as a passion for spreading the love for travel. Our wardrobe is full of tours Picture and albums. As all we know that memories are not constant so I decided to document it. In one sentence, The journey from wardrobe to website.
3. As a blogger, what are the challenges you face? How you overcome it?
As my Designation is not based on Developers or Designers, So initially I have faced lots of problem to Developed and Designed the Site, but I am very lucky I have some good friend in those 2 departments. They help me a lot to develop my site.
Insufficient Time: This is one of the biggest challenges that I face. I work for 9 hrs for a company. And after completing my professional schedule, I got some time to develop my site. Some of my friend is working as content writer, they help me a lot for organized the article so much.
4. What would you consider to be your biggest achievement in your journey so far as a Blogger?
I have received many emails from our readers; they are inspired from our story. Many of our friend visiting our site regularly. They appreciated it,
My Next plan is make our YouTube channel more popular and launched an E-commerce store in my website, where I sell travel bags, books and accessories.
Currently I started sell only Travel bags and Primary delivered location is Kolkata. But will deliver in whole India.
5. Have you worked/collaborate with brands? If yes, name few brands you worked with
Yes, I have worked with many like: Saving hop, Promos code, Grabon, Taj export house and many more.
6. What is your primary income source?
At now My Job in IT Sec.
7. Top 3 Blogging tools that you would recommend to your readers?
Blogging is an art and with the help of right blogging tools you can grow your visibility and can enhance your blogging experience as well as your readers.
The most 3 helpful plugins in my blogging journey is Jetpack , Wp fastest cache, All in one SEO Pack
8. One piece of advice that you would like to share with all new bloggers?
As soon as we start the blog new, we want to touch the skies. But with blogging, patience is the key. Be patient and create quality content. Don't go for shortcuts. In this whole journey, there are a lot of things which I have learn about blogging. Initially, You are not going to get any traffic from Google. So your first priority would be building an audience.
a) Try to make Good quality content
b) Try to share the content in social platform as much as possible.
9. Finally, what are your thoughts about Skill Infinity?
Skill Infinity is a great platform connecting bloggers with relevant brands. However, It’s a startup platform. But this is very good platform for new and Pro bloggers. My advice is It will be very good to have a blogger conference in every city.