Dr. Jenifer Sayyed takes us through her passion for showcasing all things regal with her lifestyle blog, Shaandaar Jenie Blog.
A Doctor by Profession with a passion for Health and Lifestyle blogging, Dr. Jenifer Sayyed works at a charitable clinic and has been into the profession for almost a decade now. In an exclusive interview with Samosa, she takes us through her ‘Shaandaar’ journey into the world of blogging.
Looking back, where did it all begin?
I enjoy and started writing for a few international platforms as a guest author. My closed ones suggested me to start my platform.
What’s in the name?
Shaandaar Jenie Blog! – Realistic with a bit of Optimism. I want to be the best in whatever I do. Hence, the name “Shaandaar”.
What is your USP in this cluttered space? How does your content give you an edge?
I am a Lifestyle blogger and love to share everything Shaandaar. Through my blog, I can reach the masses, help them out, which makes me motivated to write more.
Please take us through your content creation process. How do you stay relevant and relatable?
I research things, learn from it and then write simply and easily. My Blog stays relevant and relatable by social media as it is the biggest platform to stay connected and know current affairs.
How do you make moolah with your efforts?
It is a long process and one needs to be patience. Just keep writing meaningful content, engage with your readers, and with time, you will start making a profit for your efforts.
How do you maintain editorial objectivity with the influx of brand briefs?
I work with brands that I believe in. I share my genuine thoughts without being too negative.
One instance/experience that made it all worthwhile
Getting an opportunity to Meet and Greet the Honorable Tourism Minister of India. We interacted and learned through his vision to bring the offbeat destinations of the country into the limelight. The experience was insightful and motivated me to work better.
Weirdest brand brief/request ever
A few brands are there who expect a lot of deliverables, but in return don’t pay much. This is weird and I wish they know how things work. Also, recently I worked with a renowned brand that didn’t adhere to their commitments, which is so disappointing.
If not blogging, you would be?
I am a Doctor by profession and practice at a charitable clinic. Blogging was never a profession, but a passion.
A day in your life…
Life is beautiful. I am grateful to Almighty God each day for giving one more day in my life.
Message/tips for upcoming bloggers
Be consistent and positive, success will reach you soon.
Your Favorite Influencer
Dr. Sania Siddiqui (allthingsgud), is my ex-colleague and inspiration.
I was inspired by her blog and she was one of them who advised me to start my own.
The Future you foresee for your Brand
I hope it always remains a ‘Shaandaar’ Blog and that reaches more people and is helpful for them.