Friday, 26 August 2016

INFLUENCER INTERVIEW: PANKAJ BANSAL

                           

Q1: For the people who don’t know about you, Can you tell us a little about yourself and your blog?
A: I am interested in two things: reading and writing. Reading keeps me updated about what is going around in the world. Writing gives me the power to express my opinion about things that I like or dislike, When you blend both these things: IT BRINGS OUT THE BLOGGER IN ME. That is who I am. I like to express my opinion and aware people.

My blog, Newspatrolling.com is a Multi-Author platform, where various authors (from different parts of countries) have expertise in various writing field or space share their views & opinion on their personal experience & research. Here, readers could find only unbiased stories & reviews around maximum domains like Entertainment, Life Style, Travel, Health, Finance, Automobile and more.

Our primary motto is to maintain the integrity of our blog stories and opinions. We are the voice of several individuals and organizations that utilize our platform as an effective alternative for mainstream media.

Q2: Every website has a story behind it. What was yours? What was the motivation behind starting this Blog?
A: I still remember that day, I was in Standard VIII, I just started taking English tuition's. First advice my English tutor gave me was to read morning newspaper daily. I continued following that and I even read a lot nowadays. After being a silent reader for a while I felt the urge to express my opinions about what is happening around me. So, I started blogging and expressing. And after a while I wanted to have my own platform to do that, thus I started News Patrolling.

Q 3. Do you ever get stuck when writing a blog? What do you do then?
A: Many times. Right and wrong are just perspectives. When you write about something you have to stay neutral. That can be challenging at times. What I do in such scenarios is to listen to my heart and write what comes up.

Q 4: If there was one thing that you feel makes your blog stand out, what would that be?
A: Honesty. You will find nothing but honest opinions in my blogs.

Q 5: If you had to give three crazy advices to budding bloggers, what would that be?
A: Be daring, write on relevant topics and give honest views.

Q 6: Do you promote your blog? What promotional techniques work best for you and why?
A: Promotion works only when your topics are crowd pullers. My biggest source of promotion is the choice of topics. I write about things that generate interest and encourage online visitors to read through. Apart from this, I know a few SEO tricks too!

Q 7: What do you find to be the most gratifying aspect of blogging?
A: Freedom to express yourself, to write about things that prick your mind. That is the beauty of blogging.

Q 8: And Influencer Marketing – what it holds for bloggers?
A: Our primary mission is to seek ‘journalistic truth’ through our blogs, so, influencer marketing is secondary to us. It can be a byproduct of our endeavors; for example, when we let our readers know about a really good product, it would primarily be our mission to seek out the truth, although it will also act as an influencer.

Q 9: 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?
A: Yes, agree. Big one is financial issue. It is very painful when Brands don’t make payment on time. And even, some don’t make after the work get done (they keep giving lame excuses & nothing).
But, from when, I get associated with BLOGMINT (As per to my knowledge, this is first only platform which is providing monetary benefits to bloggers), I never faced any financial issue. Even, it becomes easy to know which Brand has which type of requirement (like blog post, vlog, tweets, insta post etc).


So, would love to say BIG THANKS TO BLOGMINT to address the pain of bloggers.

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