Today we will meet Dr. Surbhi Prapanna in the Bloggers Interview series on TechnoVans. Surbhi is multi-talented personality. You will get to learn many things from this interview as she has shared her journey, wins, learnings and experience with us along with some important blogging tips.
Interview with Dr. Surbhi Prapanna – Homeopathic Therapist, writer and blogger
Hi Surbhi, Can you please tell our readers about yourself?
I am Dr. Surbhi Prapanna. I am a homeopathic therapist by profession and a writer, blogger and author by passion. I am a mom of two lovely girls. I completed my B.H.M.S. in 2004 and worked as a homeopathic lecturer in Anand Homeopathic Gujrat for a few years. I have also run a personal homeopathic clinic in later years and had a great experience while treating various diseases with the power of gentle homeopathy.
In 2015, I moved from India to the USA due to my husband’s job and here, I got a chance to rekindle my childhood passion for writing. I started blogging as a creative platform to share my parenting journey with others and launched my self-hosted website surbhiprapanna.com (in 2018). My blog has received many prestigious accolades in past years. My blog has been listed in top 100 parenting blogs in India consequently since the last 3 years. I was a finalist of the prestigious orange flower award ( parenting category) in 2020 and I also won the “Gold award” for best parenting blogger.
Apart from blogging, I have also written four e-books (creative kids, healthy eating for busy moms, blogging for beginners and A2Z of common diseases and their homeopathic treatment) and got great response from readers for my books. Currently, I am working as a head content writer with a prestigious content writing company and enjoying this new role while pursuing my passion for writing.
How will you introduce yourself in three words?
Hardworking, passionate and creative.
Can you please tell us more about your blog Surbhi’s Crazy Creative world?
My blog is a parenting and lifestyle platform that covers a variety of topics ranging from health, parenting, recipes, kids arts and craft, education, product reviews and much more. I believe in sharing authentic and useful information with my readers on a consistent basis. Sometimes, my girls are also involved and share their crafts or recipes with my readers. If I have to summarize in a few words then I would say, “My blog is my third baby” and I have nurtured it with so much love and care since the last 5 years.
How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and running?
Yes, that is a great question. Running a blog requires so much dedication and constant motivation. For me, it comes from within and from appreciation of my readers. When my readers appreciate my blog on parenting advice or message me that a particular blog post has helped them to solve a problem, then these kinds of interactions uplift my sprit immediately and I feel motivated to work hard and create more quality content for my readers.
What do you think is the best strategy that worked well for you to get more traffic to your blog?
Honestly, I do not focus much on bringing more traffic or increasing SEO of my blog. For me, it is a creative outlet to connect with the world. And I like to keep it this way only. For me, blogging is always about benefiting readers with quality content rather than generating traffic or getting sponsored work. But, as a short piece of advice, I can say that creating quality content is key to bringing consistent traffic to your website.
In the future where do you hope your blog will take you?
A.6 Currently, I am focusing on enjoying the present moment and loving to share my areas of expertise and parenting journey with others through my blog posts. For the future, I have a plan to launch a dedicated educational blog for homeopathic students. but currently it is too early to say anything more.
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?
Yes, I agree that many people assume that blogging is an easy way to make money online. But that is far from reality. Yes, blogging gives you an opportunity to earn money but it requires a serious commitment and dedication. If you create quality content consistently, then you can create amazing opportunities to work with brands. However, it takes time and you have to be patient with your efforts. Networking and being active on social media platforms are other ways that can help you get good sponsored opportunities.
What are your thoughts/feedback about TechnoVans.com?
Technovans is a great platform for influencers, bloggers and women entrepreneurs. I loved your startup stories section. It is a great idea to inspire others. I had a great time while sharing my blogging journey with the Technovans team. Thanks Vanesh for the opportunity and I wish you good luck for great success in the future.