Mumbai based food blogger Shreya Rao gets candid with us and talks about her love for food and her motivation in creating creative content.

Shreya Rao is a foodie and home cook who is leaving people drooling with her content. She is a food blogger who got into creating content on Instagram solely for her love for food. For a person who loves ghar ka khana like everyone else, she got into reviewing food and restaurants to help people and her followers in finding good places that they can have a feast at. She believes that creating original content and putting in hard work is the only mantra in being successful.

We got into a conversation with Shreya Rao and here is how she got candid with us:

1. What made you start creating content? And when did you start creating content?

It’s solely for the love of food that I started Bombaysfoodie in the first place and soon creating content turned into my passion. Also, it’s been more than 2 and half years now that I’m on social media as Bombay’s foodie, blogging and creating content.

2. What makes your content stand out?

Everyone is unique in their own way. For me, my creativity and fresh ideas paired with efforts and hard work make my content stand out.

3. How do you choose what to promote on your feed and what not to?

My feed is a reflection of who I am, what I eat or do. So I try to promote the things that I truly believe in/like and would want to view as a follower.

4. One instance/experience that made it all worthwhile?

Happiness is when my work and efforts are being appreciated. It really motivates me and pushes me to do more awesome stuff. Especially the everyday DMs that I receive where my followers share their experiences of any restaurant they visited after my review or tried a recipe that I shared on my stories/feed. Or just randomly compliment my posts and efforts. Trust me it really means a lot.

5. What does a regular day look like?

A regular day for me is not as exciting as my Instagram feed tbh. But weekdays its majorly my day job as a lawyer and ghar ka khana. And weekends are for living my life as a blogger /influencer. My blog, ‘Creating a lot of content for the rest of the week’ is all about it.

6. How do you make moolahs?

The day job pays bills and the weekend job keeps my heart happy.

7. Where do you get ideas for your videos from?

I majorly do recipe videos and videos surrounding the food theme. So the best source of ideas for me is recreating my mother’s South Indian recipes and recipe motivation from random apps or blogs.

8. Weirdest brief ever received?

I’m still climbing mountains to reach the weirdest brief yet!

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9. If not an influencer, what would you be?

I’m already a lawyer, So if not a lawyer or an influencer then I’d be a pastry Chef.

We asked Shreya Rao for any message/tips for upcoming bloggers. Here’s what she said:

Just create original content. Numbers on your social media don’t matter, your content should speak for you, not the numbers. Also, have patience! Good things take time just like baking a good cake takes time; so have patience.

Here is how Shreya Rao fared through our Quick 5: 

Favourite meme template on social media?

Drake posting

One celebrity you want to collaborate with?

Never thought about it yet. But now that I can imagine, I wouldn’t mind imagining myself baking a cake with Drake!

Your favourite Influencer?

There are many favourites but some of my everyday visit their IG profile / YouTube Channel influencers / Youtubers are Mostlysane, Foodofmumbai, lost.and.hungry, Stylemeupwithsakshi.

Weirdest or funniest comment you have received?

It’s not funny but weird experience. A couple of months back a random female had body-shamed me on one of my posts where I was posing with the food. Her comment was so random and weird (hurting too). Plus she got into a fight on that same post with a blogger friend of mine who stood up for me. The entire comment chain went up till 20-25 comments. And Eventually after 2-3 days, she deleted her comment and everything got deleted. (Waste of time, energy and plus it was not cool bullying me on social media for being fat).

Favourite face filter?

Snapchat’s Rainbow puke filter.

You can stay up to date with Shreya Rao and her food journey here and here.