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Blogging has definitely groomed me in many areas: Kiran Tarun

Hi! I am Kiran, a blogger at http://kirantarun.com, a photographer at http://lens.kirantarun.com and a self-proclaimed eFashion Merchandiser at http://shop.kirantarun.com. I know, it’s just too much! But not enough of work for me, a SAHW (Stay at Home Wife) when I thoroughly enjoy writing and reading opinions in the blogosphere. Hubby and I are currently living in Orlando – Florida, just a few miles away from Walt Disney World. Don’t fret; we’ve not been to Disney!

My hobbies are usually enjoying “free” daily Disney fireworks from my balcony, swooning just at the thought of shoes and handbag shopping spree, and I love baking muffins.

Kiran Tarun

Kiran Tarun


Q: Welcome to Speakbindas. Tell us since when blogging has been a part of your life? Was there any motive or inspiration as a backbone of it?

  • A: Thank you for the interview. Blogging has been a part of my life since late 2007. Being out of my professional life gave me a whole lot of time to spare, which eventually encouraged me to begin blogging at http://kirantarun.com.

Q: What is your blog all about? Which topics you cover there? Is that you alone running/maintaining the blog, or have a team?

  • A: My blog is all about me, my hubby, our family and friends. It’s a daily blog of our personal ranting. It is not centered to only certain topics. I’ve covered topics ranging from personal to travel, politics, fashion, photography, food, etc. It’s a whole load of blog; with a whole load of goodness. I am currently maintaining my blog on my own.

Q: How important is it for the blogger to interact with their readers? Do you respond to all the comments that you receive?

  • A: Personally, interactions with readers are essential in order to gauge my blogging skills and their readability or interest in the topics covered here on http://kirantarun.com. I do respond to all comments received. It’s like receiving gifts on the most unexpected days in your life.

Q: What are the present statistics for your blog, i.e. number of daily visitors, visitors geographical status etc.?

  • A: Since I’ve recently opted for self-hosting (about 3 months ago), http://kirantarun.com welcomes 150 daily visitors, majorly from USA.

Q: Is blogging for you just a passion or a medium for earning too? Does it help you to earn enough cash to quit a 9 to 5 day job?

  • A: It started out as a passion, and remains. Currently, I am earning some change by blogging. Change is definitely NOT enough cash to quit a 9 to 5 job. Even if I were to work from 9 to 5.

Q: Who are your favorite bloggers, whom you read frequently?

  • A: I have so many. There is Nita from India, ThePioneerWoman from USA, Meena from Malaysia, Priyank from Canada, Karen from Australia and many more. It’s a joy to read and meet so many talented writers out there.

Q: From the secret bucket of your blogging experiences, what tips you would like to share with the fellow bloggers?

  • A: Secret? Hmm… I am waiting for one myself. Any clue?

SpeakBindas: Well, you can surf through interviews of fellow bloggers, and I am sure, you will find something interesting tip for sure!

Q: Do you believe that blogging completes you? If yes, tell us how?

  • A: My life is definitely not centered on blogging.

Q: What was the happiest and gloomiest moment of your life?

  • A: Happiest moment in my life is being a member of my family. Gloomiest moment in my life is when I had to leave them to begin my new life – a happily married life.

Q: Say, you are sponsored to travel to 3 world destinations, where you need not to worry about costs for food, hotel or anything. Which destinations would you pick up, and why? Would you like to take someone along with you? If yes, whom?

  • A: (1) Malaysia, my homeland (2) India, my hubby’s homeland (3) Bali, for it’s breath-taking beaches and scenery’s. Of course, I would take my hubby along with me! Duh!

Q: Are you into watching movies? If yes, which fills your list of favorite ones?

  • A: I love action movies. Especially Die Hard, Transporter and Transformers series.

Q: How has blogging helped you other than money?

  • A: Monetary? Nah… Blogging has definitely groomed me in many areas such as interaction, writing and researching skills.

Q: What would be the one thing you’d change about yourself?

  • A: Nothing. I am not claiming as a perfectionist, but I am happy as GOD has intended.

Q: What is your deepest fear?

  • A: Fear of losing a loved one.

Q: If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?

  • A: GOD

Q: Which is your favorite television show? Favorite songs?

  • A: My favorite TV show would be Everybody loves Raymond and favorite song would be Besame Mucho, sung by Andrea Bocelli.

Q: What is your favorite food? Any particular dislikes?

  • A: I love Indian, Chinese & Thai food. Particularly spicy ones.

Q: What’s your take on the technological advancement these days? Does it make people’s life simple or complicated?

  • A: There is a dependency issue to the technological era & advancement. It scares me.

Q: What do you think of “blogging is the next BIG thing”?

  • A: It’s a famous quote for everything these days. Cloud computing is also dubbed as the next BIG thing. So was Thesis and Twitter.

Q: Any special message you would like to share with your blog readers as well with everyone else?

  • A: To my blog readers, thank you so much for your continued support and love for http://kirantarun.com. And for everyone else, head over to my blog and get to know the next BIG thing in the blogging world.



Devang Vibhakar is the Founder and Editor of www.SpeakBindas.com. He has interviewed more than 350 people. His effort was recognized by Limca Book of Records, twice. He has been to Scotland as well as Germany as part of vocational & cultural exchange programs and has compiled five books so far. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of entrepreneurs to avid readers of SpeakBindas. He can be reached here.

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