Pinterest Is an Endless Source of Inspiration - Sarah Wazir

Sarah Wazir

Pinterest is an endless source of inspiration and I tend to follow a lot of content creators that belong in the same niche as me so I feel inspired by them as well.

1. Tell us about your background and journey.

I'm taking literature as my university major and I believe that I've been blogging for about 4 years; first starting as only a book blogging platform and then eventually expanding into food and lifestyle as well. So that's been my journey so far. 

2. What led you to start your page on Instagram and what is it about?

Actually, it was my best friend that pushed me to get an account on Instagram — I was writing on Wattpad at the time and she thought this way, I could engage and get more audience from other platforms. 

So hence the bookstagram account, and then over the years, it changed and grew with me as I started developing my taste. So now, it includes a bit of everything, books and food and lifestyle. Ooh, and coffee too, of course! 

3. How would you distinguish the term blogger from an influencer?

Interesting question — I would distinguish it in a way where an influencer is someone with a platform and is mostly seen as a role model, per se, because they have the platform to influence their audience, as compared to a blogger, who isn't necessarily an influencer and usually writes and creates blogs or content. 

4. How and where do you find inspiration to churn out content? 

Oh, Pinterest is an endless source of inspiration and I tend to follow a lot of content creators that belong in the same niche as me so I feel inspired by them as well. Sometimes, inspiration strikes when I'm in the middle of reading or something I see something out on the streets. 

5. What is your idea of success or your mantra in life?

My idea of success has varied over the years but now I understand that success is very personal, you know what you feel happy and confident doing. You could have millions of followers on your platform and still be unhappy, you wouldn't feel very successful in life now, would you? 

As compared to platforms that have a limited following but are still happy every day at producing content and engaging with their audience; those types of people are successful. At least, that's what my idea of success looks like. 

6. How can someone become a successful social media influencer?

Work, work, work. It's a constant cycle because you have to adapt and change with the times and keep up with the Instagram or YouTube algorithm and change to suit the algorithm. 

You must also, obviously, be social too, and engage with fellow content creators plus your audience. Responding to DM's, questions, messages while also working with brands to create content, while trying to feel inspired all the time. 

And on top of all of this, you must be persistent and determined because being recognized takes time, even when or if you're unique. A lot of people quit because it takes years and there weren't fully prepared for it to take that long, but here's a fair warning that it does. 

And it's hard work but you do it because you love it and cannot imagine things without it. 

7. Which is your favorite book and why? 

That is such a hard question and truthfully, I don't think there is just one book. I have several favorites but one that I keep coming back to is Kane and Abel by Jeffery Archer. 

I read it years ago, and with so many other books on my shelves waiting to be read, it's very hard and rare for me to actually reread a book, but for some reason, I always come back to reread Abel and Kane's stories. 

Archer is a master storyteller and I would urge anyone to pick up his book and discover his worlds. 

Instagram ID - @bookgirlingmoments

Sarah Wazir

Sarah Wazir

Blogger & Influencer

Interviewed By - Sandeep Virothu

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