Ex: Tell us about a change you’ve seen in the digital blogging space since you started out your journey? How has this space evolved?
Mayank: It’s a profession now. I mean irrespective of the popular belief, being a full-time blogger or a content creator is an actual job description now. Kids look up to Tanmay Bhat and Felix. People aspire to become a full-time YouTuber or influencer and this wasn’t the case when I was starting out in 2012.
Ex: Can you give us an insight into social media platforms that only an Influencer can know?
Mayank: YouTube builds communities, Instagram is quite personal. Twitter is a great conversation starter. So, don’t let the numbers get to you.
Ex: What would be your calling in a parallel universe? (Alternate career options)
Mayank: A fighter pilot in the Indian AirForce.
Ex: If you were stranded on an island, what are the 3 gadgets you’d take along?
Mayank: My pocket-knife, the beloved Seiko SKX 007 and an electronic lighter to light it up!
Ex: A technology you wished you’d invented?
Mayank: Camera, Maybe
Ex: What does success mean to you?
Mayank: Living in the moment, being balanced and genuinely enjoying the process. Also, did I mention happiness? Happiness is a big principle for me now. Success is happiness.
Ex: What according to you will be the next big trend in the Lifestyle blogging industry?
Mayank: Self-improvement. Real, truthful self-improvement. It has always been a major element of a balanced Lifestyle and I think it will only get bigger and better in the future. Because lifestyle is a way in which a person lives. And living for me, has slowly and steadily transpired a lot into being one’s best self, being balanced and being happy. So I feel charting the path of self-improvement and seeking happiness along with balance will become an evident part of the industry.