Presenting the stck.me Interview Series, where, every week we speak to your favorite creators, and learn about their work and how they are using our platform to enhance their community.
On our seventeenth blog in this series, we speak to Gopal Sukumara, owner of Mumbai Paused.
Gopal is a photoblogger who has been documenting the streets of Mumbai for over a decade on his blog - mumbaipaused.com. He is also a copywriter working for an advertising agency.
Over the years, he has built a collection of city stories, a few of which are available as photo books. You will not find him sharing the city of dreams and the glamour associated with the city of Mumbai; instead, you will see the quieter, unspoken, almost hidden lives, and happenings. Sharing images on the world wide web is as important to him as taking photographs.
In this interview series, we speak to him about his creative interests, what he majorly writes, his favorite genre when it comes to reading, listening, and looking for content on social media, and his experience with the platform, stck.me, and much more.
What was your biggest expectation from stck.me when you created your account?
To be honest, I was curious. I always try out new platforms to discover what innovations they offer and reach out to new audiences. Ease of use and publishing was an expectation.
How helpful was stck.me in catering to the expectation?
Yes. It has been good. I make photobooks and zines in PDF format, and the feature that has been very useful for me was the ease with which I could publish and share it on stck.me.
What do you majorly write about?
I document the streets of Mumbai, and I share photographs from the streets of Mumbai. I share images daily on my social media handles like Instagram and Twitter and on a blog I have been using regularly for the last decade. I use stck.me to publish a periodical digest of my work that people can buy, download and read.
Tell us about some of your successful stck.me blogs? How did your readers react to it?
I would measure the success by the new readers my work has attracted and the number of people buying my periodical zine that I share through my blog. The readers have reacted positively to this experiment exercise I tried here on stck.me.
With stck.me introducing new features with time, do you think that has contributed to the ease of creating content on the platform?
Yes. The interface is simple and easy to use. I don’t have to worry too much about posting or sharing my content here and that I feel is a win.
Any suggestions you would like to give us as a team to focus more on?
Please continue to keep it simple and easy to use.
What is your favorite genre when it comes to reading, listening, or looking for content on social media?
I like to read and look up photography and stories about urbanism, environment, and science from experts and keen observers of those subjects that cannot be easily found on traditional news and information outlets.
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