Hi, Friends, in our Blogger’s Interview Series today we have Travel, Food, Lifestyle Blogger Nikita Das from Vagabond Stories. In this interview with Etechexplorer, she has discussed her journey towards love for Travel, Food, Wine, Photography, Music, and reading on her blog. and She has Travelled to 26 states in India and 12 Countries. Her aim is to become a top Indian travel blogger who can encourage all travelers in their journeys around the world.

We are very much thankful to Nikita Das from Vagabond Stories for taking the time to answer the questions. So without much delay, let’s take into the interview now.

Interview With Travel Blogger Nikita Das from Vagabond Stories

Interview With Travel Blogger Nikita Das from Vagabond Stories
Interview With Travel Blogger Nikita Das from Vagabond Stories
  • Hi, Welcome to Etechexplorer. Could you please share a bit about yourself?
I’m Nikita from Delhi and I run the blog Vagabond Stories with my partner in life and crime, Harry Naik. We started this blog around 1.5 years ago. We both wanted to share our travel stories with the world and also wanted to help couples explore traveling together.
  • When and how did you get introduced to blogging?
It all happened 1.5 years ago when we were sitting in a cafe and thought why not document the places we at and review them? That’s how the thought started and here we are. Now our travel & lifestyle blog has reached new heights that we never could think of.
  • What your blog Vagabond Stories is all about? How did you think to name it?

Our blog is about couples travel, luxury travel, food, and lifestyle. It’s called Vagabond Stories. You will find Travel, Food reviews & tips, Events around the world & Wine reviews.
  • How, do you manage your Daily blogging routine? and how do you stay productive? How many hours a week do you spend on your blog?
 Since social media is such a big part of blogging, I maintain my scheduling routine on social media and make it a point to be as active as possible on Instagram & FB. I actually have weekly & monthly goals which I work towards- it helps me remain focused. I spend almost half of my work time on my blog- for me, it’s not just a blog, it’s an entrepreneurial journey.
  • What are the strengths you think have helped you to become a better blogger? Do you wish to learn any new skill that you think will help you further? 

I come from an advertising background, hence I know the nuances of advertising on social media; while Harry comes from a Marketing background. Both our skills are used in taking the blog forward. Yes, in fact, blogging has taught me more than any job has. Right from SEO, SEM, WordPress, building a website- the list goes on. I keep on learning. Which is why we have also started a Blog Academy where we want to teach new bloggers or budding bloggers all about blogging and what all it involves. If anyone wants more info, please reach out at [email protected]

  • What’s the one thing you’ve done that has increased your traffic the most? 
 Definitely SEO. Though it’s a time-consuming process, taking efforts to increase organic traffic is worthwhile.
  • Many people start their blog and discontinue after some time. What do you think is the most frustrating aspect of blogging?
Yes, it’s tough to stick to it. As in the growing stages, one sees more failures than success. But, the important part is to not keep competing with others. Comparing your follower count, the number of brand collabs is an easy thing to do and when you’re new it’s easy to feel discouraged. The most frustrating aspect of this whole process is the growth. When you’re new the growth is slow and it’s easy to quit.
  • Did you face any obstacle? Please share about your early blogging mistakes if any

Yes, of course. I didn’t know any aspect of blogging when I started out. I learned everything on my own- from building a website to learning SEO. Of course, since I & Harry are a team it’s easier. But still, there was a lot of stumbling involved. Some of my mistakes where to undersell me, being taken advantage of by PR’s and brands. Even if you’re new, only take on work which will benefit you & your blog in some way. Don’t get sucked into the freebies collaborations- at least not all the time. Which is why we have started our Blog Academy where we council new bloggers and help them with their blogging journey.

  • So far, which is the most awesome moment in your blogging journey?
 There have been a few: when we were invited to Serai, Bangalore on an all-paid expenses trip because they liked our blog and work when we reached our first 10k followers on Instagram when we were recently invited to Nepal to review a 5-star property. There have been many proud moments 🙂
  • What are your next blogging plans?
Maybe to learn videography and actually make more videos! As that’s the future of blogging.

I feel so honored to be a part Etechexplorer. Thank you, Etechexplorer team, for choosing me.

Blog Link: http://ourvagabondstories.com 

You can Ask Her Questions here: http://instagram.com/thevagabondstories or in Below Comments

Thanks to Nikita Das for giving your invaluable time for sharing her experience with the Etechexplorer readers.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Great going with your idea. Hopefully, we will see more interviews coming from etechexplorer.com soon. Many thanks for this awesome questionnaire and answers from the Nikita Das from Vagabond Stories!

  2. Hi Akshay,
    Great interview with Nikita Das. She is a good blogger and attract fame in a short span of time. You both are always great and inspiring a lot. I am a daily readers of your blog.
    Have one question to Nikita, Do You get sponsors to travel ? or You spend your own ? Do you have youtube channel ?

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