There are many Bloggers out there who inspires me – they take up challenges, they manage to do well on all the fronts while not missing on Life.
God found some of the strongest Women
and paired them with Soldiers
Today we have versatile Shalini, a voracious reader who is successfully running 2 blogs – An Army Wife Blog and a Cooking Blog . She loves to share her experiences being an Army Wife and her passion for good food.
Thanks Shalini – Its my 100th post.
Her Day in her own words-
I remember waking up at 4 in the morning and heading out for work. It was not so long ago when my life was demanding, as an IT Professional, a Blogger and an Army wife. But, I loved the challenges that brought with it. Time was a constraint and 24 hours didn’t seem sufficient. I used to write on the go- whenever inspiration struck me. It would be two posts a week or two in a month depending on how and when my muse decided to bless me.
But three years into blogging, and I have learnt that being organized helps you a great deal lot in terms of viewership and connecting with readers. Therefore, I jot down ideas on a journal, plan a schedule before hand and do the needful. Nevertheless, I love blogging because of the chaos in meeting deadlines and the adrenaline rush I get when my phone beeps with a notification. Oh Boy! I get high whenever a reader send an email appreciating my work or when they head over to the post and leave their thoughts.
My day as a blogger begins as I wake up to the cacophony of mynas, sparrows and squirrels. In my lawn would be peacocks dancing and pigeons cooing. I would put on my shoes and take a stroll down the road with my husband. The Army Cantt is lush green with beautiful birds and animals everywhere. It is a sight to behold! This is how I spruce up my day.
I sit down with a cup of green tea and my journal opened by my side. As I take a sip from my teacup, I know I have a long day ahead. I check my journal to see whether there are any pending posts or reviews to be written for the day. Since I manage two blogs, a Personal blog at Kohleyed.me and a Food blog at Somethingiscooking.com I have scheduled at least one post to be written on all weekdays.
On a lazy Sunday, I select the recipes that I could try over the week and plan for the grocery to be purchased. Preparation of the recipe and the photo-shoot happens in the mornings as there will be sufficient natural light and the recipes look delectable. Mornings also mean going about with checking the notifications on social media, replying to the comments I have received on the blogs and replying the emails. Instead of taking a nap in the afternoons, I read a book either on my Kindle or the paperback itself. On some days, it would be about hosting a party or attending welfare meets-donning the hat of an Army Wife.
My writing and sharing the posts on social media often occurs in the evening over a cup of coffee. I make it a point to read and share my favourite blogs as well. I believe that blogging is about community and making friends. It is about loving and sharing. It is about giving a helping hand and learning in return. I am fortunate to be part of few close-knit communities where like-minded bloggers come together, read and appreciate each other’s works, help in trouble and there is always joy and glee.
In this part of the country where I live, the sun sets late. It’s a boon for me as I get time for an hour of walking/cycling or dancing which I prefer to do these days. That solid one hour of me-time rejuvenates my soul and keeps me sane, I should add. Evenings are mostly tied up with attending or hosting parties or if not, at least a guest or two always comes in for a cup of tea. I sit down again after dinner, to read few more posts and get on with my reading until I sleep and wake up to a beautiful morning again.
I also am taking this opportunity to thank Upasna for asking me to share a day from my life as a blogger.
Hope you enjoyed reading it. If you have any questions for Shalini- You are most welcome.
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