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?
Kamiya: I started my journey in the digital space almost 4 years ago and I have to admit that the rules of the game change everyday. Most influencers associate digital with social media but the ban of TikTok is a big example of how we should not rely on social media alone.
Ex: Can you give us an insight into social media platforms that only an Influencer can know?
Kamiya: Position yourself as an expert in one specific area that you are truly passionate about. DON’T BE – Jack of all, master of none.
Ex: What would be your calling in a parallel universe? (Alternate career options)
Kamiya: I was and would probably go back to being a Journalist/News Anchor.
Ex: If you were stranded on an island, what are the 3 gadgets you’d take along?
Kamiya: I will need just one gadget – my mobile phone. He is a smart boy and can fill in for every other gadget that’s missing. But if you insist on three, carrying my laptop and airpods won’t hurt.
Ex: What’s been your favorite encounter with a fan so far? (DMs included!)
Kamiya: It’s very nice to receive sweet DMs from the online community. But there was one that had me in splits. It said, “Dear Kamiya, Tumhara intezaar karu ya dusri ka intezam karu. Aj tum decide karlo” – (his name) I reshared by stating, “Karle bhai karle, Quarantine tak toh koi chance nahi”
Ex: Social media trolling is seeing an upward rise. Do you think this only increases with the popularity of an Influencer? How does one tackle this situation?
Kamiya: There is this dialogue in the film Guru, “Jab log tumhare khilaaf bolne lage, samjh lo tarakki kar rahe ho” So here’s how popular influencers should feel.
Ex: What does success mean to you?
Kamiya: I would like to say, ‘Success means happiness’ but honestly, it’s just a quote in this practical world. Every time I have set a target for myself benchmarking it as success, the bar only got higher once I got there.
Ex: What are the difficulties that you face when you’re on a solo trip?
Kamiya: While travelling solo, sometimes you may find yourself at a place that’s not 100% safe, that’s when you miss having someone around. Although I am a very safe traveller and don’t experiment if I am doubtful of an area. Other than that, I don’t miss anything or anyone. I quite enjoy my own company.