If we are being completely honest with ourselves, food has a direct relation to how we feel throughout the day, and so it is not surprising to hear the phrase ‘good food is good mood’. One momprenuer who is using good food to spread smiles is Mitali Gogoi. She is not only a well-known food blogger in the region, but she also holds classes for people who want to sharpen their cooking skills.
‘I always wanted to start my own business. I am a mompreneur, as well as an entrepreneur. I would always get compliments about my cooking since childhood, so I decided to start my business in the culinary world.
Talented, independent and successful, Mitali is the real deal! Born and bought up in Dibrugarh, she started her business in Guwahati. She has 16k+ followers on Facebook. She is not only making a name for herself, but also uses her knowledge and expertise to teach other women to earn through food and blogging.
A big-time foodie, she started her blog in 2016. ‘It is important to blog, because for me, it is a step towards professionalism. It is an easier way to connect with the world. Mitali shares that Kalyan Karmarkar, award-winning food & travel writer and food blogger, inspired her to start writing.
On her blog, she shares recipes along with reviews. ‘ I am very conscious of sharing quality content with the outside world. This is why I only share recipes that have been tried and tested. And, I tend to get positive and good responses from readers.’ She works hard, but as a mompreneur, she is also very particular about finding time for her family. ‘I always try to give enough time to my family. In a month, I take only 4-5 classes. I make sure I get enough rest and time to do blogging. But, I also stay digitally connected to the entire world.’
Like many entrepreneurs, she is self-taught. Her interest in cooking and baking helped her get to where she is today. Her first food memory is relishing rice pudding (payokh) made by her mother. ‘I never get tired of it.’ And so, it is not surprise that her biggest influence is her mother. ‘All my cooking lessons are somehow or the other related to my mom. She is my mentor.’
Many may not be aware that Mitali represented the Northeast on a national TV show titled ‘Utsav Thalis of India’ where she showcased the ‘Mising Thali’ and ‘Bodo Thali’.
If you looking to start a blog like Mitali, she recommends, ‘You should always target to earn from your blog and make it an online entrepreneurship, only that motivation will keep you going. There should be some productivity, creativity and content in the blog that can motivate others.’
She will start ‘Farm Cooking School’ very soon.
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By Deepanjali Phukan