Among many Instagram lifestyle and beauty bloggers, Katya is one of the best. With a mix of lifestyle, beauty, and travel photos, she takes you on a personal journey that is expressed through her camera lens.
Can you tell our readers about yourself and your blog?
Sure, my name is Katya Kulyaba. I am Russian with Greek roots. I was born in a small town in Gelendzhik, Russia. I am a student right now. This is my last year at the university, I am studying translation and linguistics. My blog is an Instagram account, where I share my travels, beauty tips, and things that I find inspiring.
Describe how did you first get into blogging?
The first time I started my Instagram page was summer 2013, but I didn’t take it seriously back then. And I guess after two years, I started blogging. Actually, it was my sister, who advised me to start posting pictures of myself and things that I love, because I was a shy person and she thought it would help me become more open to people. And it worked pretty well. I started sharing my travels, my taste in books, music, beauty and everything that I find amazing.
Can you tell me some of your strengths that really helped you in blogging?
Perseverance is the key. The most important thing that helped me was keep doing it every day. That is how you make progress. To be successful at any field, you have to find time for the things you love. The other strength is my unique view that I show to people. You shouldn’t be afraid to share things that you like. Believing in yourself is really important.
How would you describe your blogging style?
I would describe it as unique. As I look back on when I started, I see how I developed my style. You see, there are so many bloggers, who stick to the same theme all the time, but for me it is almost impossible. I consider myself a creative person. My pictures and posts that I share is based on my food, what I’m feeling that moment. So, I am trying to tell my story on my page. It is not always the same; it changes the same way my mood changes.
What type of networking do you think is better to enhance your traffic to the blog?
Right now, I am using only Instagram as my main platform. I think that you should stick to one network, so you won’t be distracted by all the channels you have. I think it is very important to stay focused on one thing. In the beginning, a blogger should have only one platform and then add a couple more later. For me, currently, it is only Instagram, since I’m balancing school and blogging. It takes a lot of time. All my traffic comes from Instagram. It is quite big now. Instagram is growing every day and there are so many people to interact with.
What do you think is the best service a blogger can provide to their readers?
It really depends on a reader. There are a lot of bloggers, who write about books or music, and some prefer to show their taste in fashion. A blogger should find the best thing he or she is passionate about and write about it. If you are really into the topic, there will be readers that are interested because you write from your heart.
What would be your ideal working environment?
My ideal working environment is, I guess, a quiet room, a cup of coffee, and very comfortable chair – definitely. But sometimes, I am working with other bloggers in some cafe. We help each other and share our ideas. So, it really depends on the mood.
You can follow Katya on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/katya_klb/.