Thursday, 1 October 2015

#FamestarsLive







#Fame is a first of its kind LIVE entertainment channel with 200,000+ subscribers and users. Video is the new text and talent is the most powerful currency in this digital age. Talented individuals join #fame to do what they love most – launch an idea, grow their skills, build a community, find an audience and prosper.

  

It wasn’t so long ago that many of #fame’s Youtube channels had videos trending all around the globe and now they have already set aboard on a new path which is live video streaming. #Fame has newly launched its mobile application and it is one of those that is gaining popularity in a short period of time. With the #fame app, any individual can stream/beam their talent to the world. So whether it be about connecting with fans, making new friends, everything is possible here. With the app having already crossed over a million downloads on the android platform, it maybe safe to say Fame was never this easy. You can sing, juggle, hack, dress up, make up, cook, chat, dance, party, sleep and a lot more. This is your stage and the whole world is your audience.


#fame found itself trending all India as #famestarsLIVEMumbai as they hosted the Mumbai event as part of the meetups with their #famestars/influencers. It goes without saying that the app already having over a million downloads, it just had to find itself trending while also, the event received an overwhelming response. It was jam packed at the Novotel, Juhu where the event was being held. Exclusive invitations were sent to those already beaming live on the app and then there were those who attended the event as they wished to explore another world altogether. “Apart from blogging, tweeting or making videos on Youtube, #fame app provides for another platform where one can grow their visibility,” shared a beamer present at the event.

#famestarsLIVEMumbai had 3 panelists Gaurav Gera, Radhika Apte and Ruchi, from the fields of Comedy, Bollywood and Radio. While Gaurav shared how the #fame app helped him interact with more people out there, Radhika shared her experience of how the #fame app helped her go beyond the general movie promotions and get live on the #fame app to interact directly with the fans. With Ruchi, well being an RJ, it was surely a platform where she can take out 20 minutes of her time and go beyond RJ-ing to share what she personally wants to speak about. Singer Shruti Prakash was performing her beams live as the event went on and it received a great response both from her regular viewers and also the people present at the event.


Surely those who found the platform interesting are going to explore further into it and grow their fanbase through live performance. At the same time, Blogmint has been closely associated with a lot of talented individuals out there. Many of those already with us are aware what the #fame app is all about and how they can explore their fortunes further. With blogs, Twitter profiles, Youtube channels, newly launched Instagram profiles, #fame live video is just another opportunity that Blogmint is looking to explore for the big world of talents out there. It’s the happy association with our influencers that has helped us come a long way and we constantly look to keep increasing the base further.

INFLUENCER INTERVIEW : SANGITHA AANAND (sajavat.blogspot.in)




For the people who don’t know about you, Can you tell us a little about yourself and your blog?
I am Sangitha Aanand. A Post Graduate and an Engineer by education but a Design Enthusiast at heart. am pleased & inspired by all things beautiful, then be it a randomly fallen leaf on the street, a potter on his wheel, all kinds of folk art, unique piece of jewelry or a tastefully designed home.
I love painting, embroidering, gardening, cooking, reading and  try to better myself every time that am at it! Someday I would also like to learn pottery. Ceramics and Terracotta have a special corner in my heart.
Mom of two lovely kids, they are my world. I am kind of house proud and a home body to sum it up. Though I love to travel, finally my heaven is my home...
Sajavat was born in the August of 2008.This blog is an attempt to appreciate & document all the good things in life related to art, interiors and home decor.

Every website has a story behind it. What was yours? What was the motivation behind starting this Blog?
Blogging is such a unique platform wherein you can share your ideas with many other like-minded people. It is like a knowledge bank. I was always inclined towards arts and home décor. Arranging, rearranging & decorating are my favourite hobby one can say. In 2008 when I stepped into the blogosphere I was hugely inspired by archana Srinivas of Rang Décor. It was then that I decided to start a blog of my own.

Do you ever get stuck when writing a blog? What do you do then?
Yes often…at such times, I listen to songs or do some other activity such as painting or gardening.

If there was one thing that you feel makes your blog stand out, what would that be?
Posts on Indian folk art, DIY, environmentally sound homes, simplicity of the blog, the Indian aspect of Interiors & décor are various elements that perhaps make sajavat stand out in the crowd.

If you had to give three crazy advice to budding bloggers, what would that be?
Only blog on topics that are close to your heart...
Engage with your readers.
And…enjoy blogging

Do you promote your blog? What promotional techniques work best for you and why?
Apart from facebook, I don’t use any other medium to engage with the readers.

What do you find to be the most gratifying aspect of blogging?
Getting appreciated for what I do is most rewarding. A comment, a like and words of appreciation makes my day.

And Influencer Marketing – what it holds for bloggers?
It has the tremendous power to reach out to people and has the potential to even connect bloggers with other people in their chosen field of expertise.

Engaging in influencer marketing is fruitful but most of the bloggers feel there are some characteristic problems while engaging with brands. How is your experience of engaging with brands and problems, if any?
So far I haven’t faced any issues engaging with brands.

INFLUENCER INTERVIEW : NIVEDITA BACHHAR (makeupandchitchat.com)

For the people who don’t know about you, Can you tell us a little about yourself and your blog?
I have been blogging for almost five years now. I started when beauty blogging was a very new concept in India. Incidentally, I think, I am also the first beauty blogger from Kolkata (at least, as far as my knowledge goes.)

Every website has a story behind it. What was yours? What was the motivation behind starting this Blog?
Living with my kind of skin was a pain in my teenage years and I was constantly searching for something which would help. Until, at one point, I realized that I have tried a lot of products and had a lot of opinion. On seeing the emerging beauty blogosphere, I thought of adding my two cents to it and it was well received. The journey started and still continues.

Do you ever get stuck when writing a blog? What do you do then?
Oh, A lot of times!  Blogging for me is not really a source of living and hence, not a compulsion either; I am associated with a world remote from this world of beauty and fashion. When I am stuck, I simply stop for the time being until I feel like writing again.

If there was one thing that you feel makes your blog stand out, what would that be?
I would say, there is not ‘one’, but a ‘few’ reasons which make my blog work.
Honesty and integrity.  I owe everything to my readers for the recognition I have and the interactions do make my days sunnier. So, if one wants honest opinion and honest views, my blog would be a good place.
The other reason is that, when it comes to featuring products, I would not really ask to buy the most expensive products in the market. I would rather try to provide options and alternatives to meet every pocket.

If you had to give three crazy advice to budding bloggers, what would that be?
These days most of the bloggers are very well-informed about the technicalities which I myself lack and I really look up to them. Still, if I have to, the only advice I have is that honesty goes well with readers.




Do you promote your blog? What promotional techniques work best for you and why?
Not much. But I am more active on Facebook. I choose Facebook more because I cannot be spending my entire day on all social networking sites. Besides, I love interacting with my readers or friends as I would call them. It is just the way it is, for no particular reason as well.

What do you find to be the most gratifying aspect of blogging?
The interaction with the readers and fellow bloggers. In five years, I am blessed to have made friends with people I never thought would influence the ’ non-blogger’ self’. They would stand by me as I would to them.
The readers/friends I interact with regularly, take off the load of the day.
Above all, having my own blog and having carved a niche for myself has given me a space where I can live by my own rules and can express my opinion freely.

And Influencer Marketing – what it holds for bloggers?
Bloggers, I feel are the actual factors because they are mostly real people influencing at one-on-one level. I would rely on the opinion of a blogger I follow than on any ad campaign. In case, I want, I would rather read ten blogs and makeup my mind before making a purchase.

Engaging in influencer marketing is fruitful but most of the bloggers feel there are some characteristic problems while engaging with brands. How is your experience of engaging with brands and problems, if any?
Most of the brands in India realize the influence bloggers hold. Yet, bloggers still remain the most exploited party. Brands would, in a way, compel to promote without sufficiently rewarding the bloggers. Beauty bloggers are here featuring products. Naturally, they would want/require more products. Most of the times, features are got in exchange of samples only, that too, in miserly quantity, not to mention the zero monetary rewards. The brands cares very little for the efforts a good blogger puts in each post, starting from shooting, editing, writing, posting, optimizing and promoting on social networking platforms. They need the bloggers, yet have very little respect for their labour.


This has to change. We also have bills to pay!