Interview with Reetika Anand: Reetika Anand is a Food Blogger from Delhi. She always creates awesome content on her Instagram account. We had a great discussion while Interview with Reetika Anand.
Amar Ajnalkar: Tell our readers about yourself?
Reetika Anand: Hello peeps this is Reetika Anand, a proper Punjabi Delhi girl who loves to eat and travel around India on a budget. I have a come a long way now, going back the memory lane, I would say the journey has been fantastic. From Reetika Anand to become Tempting Tales, to going out to a cafe and someone coming up requesting a selfie. I was awestruck at that moment.
Amar Ajnalkar: How did you come up with the name for your Instagram account?
Reetika Anand: It was very random. Like no thought process. No research. Just went with the flow. I originally kept the name as Reetika Anand and then changed it in an hour to Tempting Tales just for fun.
Amar Ajnalkar: What is the best thing about being an influencer?
Reetika Anand: When you get a random midnight text from a follower thanking you for your hard work and appreciating the efforts, time and energy invested to be what you are.
Amar Ajnalkar: What is the best collaboration experience that you have done with a brand?
Reetika Anand: I would say Panasonic smartphone collaboration has been my favourite so far. The way the events were scheduled with so many fun activities, the entire experience was amazing.
Amar Ajnalkar: How many hours a day do you work and hows your daily schedule?
Reetika Anand: It’s been very hectic especially since the lockdown. Since I have a job in IT and I have been working from home. On top of that, I spend 8-9 hours a day in blogging related activities with 1-2 hours on editing as well. Sometimes I even don’t get enough sleep. But I love it. It’s all worth it.
Amar Ajnalkar: Has the influencer profession affected your family life? if yes then how?
Reetika Anand: There was a time I was doing this for full time and yes I had no time for my family. Then I realised one major thing, be it any profession, you need to keep your family as the top priority. Now, my family is fully behind me and they support me with everything they can. From plating to running the camera, they help however they can. 7) What motivates you in life? My family and friends who are always there to keep me motivated by giving creative ideas.
Amar Ajnalkar: What are your favourite books or movies related to your niche?
Reetika Anand: Chef starring Jon Favreau is an all-time classic movie. With a huge pinch of humour, romance and a parent and a kid bonding overrunning a mobile kitchen. It fills my heart with joy every time I watch it. I would also like to mention Ratatouille, the movie that evolved the baby chef in me.
Amar Ajnalkar: What surprising lessons have you learned while influencing?
Reetika Anand: Editing is the key, be honest to your audience, keep on changing your content.
Amar Ajnalkar: Top 3 skills required to become a successful influencer.
Reetika Anand: Consistency, know your genre, keep experimenting
Amar Ajnalkar: Hows your experience with Amar Ajnalkar?
Reetika Anand: Awesome
Amar Ajnalkar: Two lines for our reader.
Reetika Anand: In this tough time hang in there with utmost positivity and take care of your loved ones and importantly, yourself.