Who is Ruchi Verma?
Listen, in her own words…
“Born in middle-class family with my 3 sisters, my passion was always to learn more. Always happy when I am surrounded with people with happy and positive vibes. Music and Dance are my biggest stressbuster and I am a person who is happy in her space with what I have earn as people and my readers.”
Can you tell our readers about yourself and your blog?
Gain Knowledge while you share knowledge” this is my Mantra of life and I am selfish person when it comes to learn new things so I decided to share as much knowledge I have through my blog so that I never stop learning and so my blog was born.
Describe how you first get into blogging?
As I mentioned, to learn new things I started my blog Wigglingpen. I want to share whatever my life experiences, as it is with my readers and so I started sharing my stories and experiences and trust me I am still learning so much every day.
How would you describe your blogging style?
I believe and write in very simple manner as I want to connect to my readers, I particularly don't want to write in oxford dictionary language as I want to reach every home.
What type of networking do you think is better to enhance your traffic to the blog?
Connecting with like minded people, someone who inspires you and people who have zeal and motive to learn I connect with them. It could be personal meeting, or via social media I share my articles with them.
What do you think is the best service a blogger can provide to their readers?
Giving right and well researched article is the only best service should be provided as a blogger.
How do you manage time to run your blog efficiently?
Time management is something I learned from my parents and I make sure that my editorial calendar is ready before month starts.
How do you want to improve yourself in the next year?
There is so much in my To-Do list, learning few technical stuff to improve my blog, Wigglingpen is something I am looking forward.
What was your greatest failure and what did you learn from that?
I don't say failure as I learn everyday with my past experience. If I feel I lost the connection it's may be because that day I have not given my best and I regain my energy and try to give my 100%.
Tell me about your proudest achievement?
When I received mail from WMC that my blog is selected and will be felicitated for being ranked among TOP 50 Most INFLUENTIAL Content marketing professionals.
Who has impacted you most in blogging and how?
My family, without support of my kids and my husband I can't imagine to achieve whatever I have till now. Little bundle of joy my both kids understand my job, my work and support me. My husband always a backbone who always stood beside me and encouraged me to take challenges.
What is your greatest achievement outside of blogging?
I love to learn and explore my wings and happy that I have completed alongwith blogging 2 certification courses – I'm certified 𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐄𝐄𝐍 𝐏𝐑𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐄𝐑 and Serach Engine Marketing Executive from NSIC.
What do you do in your spare time?
I love to sing and dance and spend time with my family.
Where would you like to be in blogging five years from now?
Just want to keep sharing authentic, and right information to my readers.
What was the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?
I am going to complete a decade in this industry and challenges are everyday sometimes your articles rank on Google and sometime we struggle that where our SEO is going wrong. So, everyday is a new challenge.
Can you name some of your favorite bloggers and explain why they are your favorites?
There are so many and I am so much learning everyday from all of them.
How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and running?
My thirst to learn something new keeps my energy high to keep running everyday.
Can you tell me about a few sources from where you get products for review on your site?
There are few brands and PR agencies who approach and if I believe in their products then only I review them on my blog.
What do you find the most frustrating aspect of blogging?
Every coin has two sides the only sad part I would say that still in India Blogging is seen as a part time job not as a full fledged career option.
What is the biggest difference in your life post-blogging?
I am learning everyday something new.
Did you have any professional help or did you create the blog yourself?
I did myself.
How active are you on a weekly basis? How often do you communicate with your followers?
I communicate with mails and comments.
How much time do you spend blogging?
5 hours a day or more.
What do you think is the best social media strategy for getting more visitors to a blog?
We need to market on social media our articles to gain more readers.
Would you encourage other people to make their blog?
Yes, but only when you can provide honest, well researched and truth to your readers.
Is blogging your profession or just a hobby?
It's my full time career.
A lot of people think that blogging is an easy way to make money online. Do you have some tips for those people who are interested in making money from the blog?
Nothing comes with silver spoon, you need to work hard in this industry to make money.