I’m so excited for this next feature. I learned about this guy in one of Lady‘s posts in Instagram. I’m amazed at his vision and crafty-ness. I like his blog, I like his sunny personality. Get to know him more …
Name: Kenneth Ephraim Surat
Location: Citizen of the WORLD :P….Ok Dubai it is.
How did you start blogging?
I started blogging when Multiply was still a thing. In reality, during my university, I was very insecure sharing my thoughts in written form but when I started telling my travel stories online during my trip in China and people started telling me that they are inspired to travel whenever they read my blog, that’s when I fell in love with blogging.
What do you write about?
Mostly Travel and Food (I am trying to stick with this..cause my mind can be a little bit here and there haha)
Tips for new Bloggers?
Just write what you are passionate about and not let anyone dictate you. Also, don’t be stagnant, always look at areas where you need to improve (especially that the internet is organic and it grows, you should grow as well).
What are the challenges you face with blogging?
Mostly the technical stuff (if I am not stuck thinking if my grammar/tenses are correct). SEO, HTML + Me don’t mix!
What do you do outside of blogging?
I am an Architect, The owner of Surat Journals and founder of The Traveling Journal Project. I love to travel, to paint, draw and anything DIY, I love to sing and I am a frustrated musical theater actor (LOL..frustrated meaning really frustrated)
Blogs you recommend my readers should read/follow?
www.nomadicmat.com, www.wanderingearl.com, www.worldofwanderlust.com, www.twomonkeystravelgroup.com and www.justonewayticket.com. Also for additional dosage of inspirations, you should watch DEPARTURES TV Series (all episodes are in YouTube)
3 Random Facts about you
- My favorite country so far is Norway
- I was part of a musical group that toured all over Dubai (We were like Modhesh touring around the malls) called……..secret
- My 2 dream destinations today are Peru and Iceland
He is known as @kennethsurat on Instagram and Twitter. You can follow his social media sites here: www.kennethsurat.tumblr.com, www.suratjournals.com, www.facebook.com/thetravelingjournalproject and www.thetravelingjournalproject.com.