Interview with Feza Shaikh: Feza Shaikh is a food blogger from Mumbai. She loves exploring new places and especially the Streetfood. We had a great discussion and interview with Feza Shaikh.
Amar Ajnalkar: Tell our readers about yourself?
Feza Shaikh: Everyone I am Feza Shaikh. By Profession I am an Engineer. I am born and brought up in Mumbai. I started Food Blogging 9 months ago in July 2019. I actually love cooking a lot. I Started Cooking when I was 10 yrs old because of my passion for food. I used to basically experiment with different dishes. That Passion had brought me to this Food Blogging. Also, I love exploring new places and especially the Streetfood.
Amar Ajnalkar: How did you come up with the name for your Instagram account?
Feza Shaikh: There is no big story behind the page name of mine. Actually it was the big challenge for me because most of the username which I thought was already used.’ UnknownHunger’ basically means the hunger which one doesn’t know. It always happens that we are hungry but we are not sure what exactly we are craving for. So it was like to come to the page and here you will find what exactly you need. That’s what it became ‘Theunknownhungerblog’. That’s the big story of my Page Name.
Amar Ajnalkar: What is the best thing about being an influencer?
Feza Shaikh: Interacting with People is one of the best things. One actually encourages other people by being an influencer. Getting connected to people not only to nearby places but also all over the world. Today I am connected to people from various countries. You can explore to soo many other areas too.
Amar Ajnalkar: How many hours a day do you work and hows your daily schedule?
Feza Shaikh: At the starting of my Blogging, I used to spend more time but now I had made a schedule. I usually post 3 times a day. Morning afternoon and evening. One doesn’t have to spend a lot of time, making good content takes time. Planning does helps in Blogging. Understanding your audience is important.
Amar Ajnalkar: Is the influencer profession affected your family life? If yes then how?
Feza Shaikh: No it doesn’t affect my family life. My mother helps me with cooking videos, you can see in my posts too. I do not have a tripod. My sister helps me with all my videos. My brother too is very supportive in blogging. My elder sister had started a blog page too by seeing me. My family is happy regarding my page.
Amar Ajnalkar: What motivates you in life?
Feza Shaikh: If you have a passion for something you will definitely get motivated. You just need a push. Today even on one day I don’t post anything I feel like something is wrong. The best motivation one can get is from you. I want to be on top food Bloggers and I know that day will come. Thinking this I get motivated. Believe in yourself.
Amar Ajnalkar: What are your favorite books or movies related to your niche?
Feza Shaikh: No one till now. Only blogs related to food and lifestyle.
Amar Ajnalkar: What surprising lessons have you learned while influencing?
Feza Shaikh: It may take time to make followers but you have to be patient. The number of likes and views will be less but the main thing is the reach of the post and Profile visit. Don’t see other bloggers progress and get demotivated. “SABKA TIME AAYEGA”Don’t do follow for follow please, it’s of no use seriously. I have soo many dm’s in my messages. People just want to get followers to increase without thinking of the engagement on the post. Keep in mind engagement on posts is important. You may have a large number of followers but if engagement on the post is very low then no brand will reach you for Collaboration. And last don’t go in these things called follower buying. Most of the Bloggers get trapped in buying followers.
Amar Ajnalkar: Top 3 skills required to become a successful influencer.
Feza Shaikh: 1) Patience 2) Regular 3) Honesty and Creative
Be different and be you. Don’t copy others. Also connect with your audience too.
Amar Ajnalkar: Hows your experience with Amar Ajnalkar?
Feza Shaikh: He is a very nice person. His blog is really amazing. This is my first interview and I am very thankful to Amar Ajnalkar for this opportunity.
Amar Ajnalkar: Two lines for our reader.
Feza Shaikh: If you are good at something start doing it now, never feel anything is small. You never know what can happen in the future. Maybe this small step will lead you to big. Always have hope and never give up. Have faith in yourself too. It may take time but it will be worth it.