Shalini@Kohl Eyed – A day in the Life of a Blogger

September 11, 2016

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 .Β  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 and a Food blog at I have scheduled at least one post to be written on all weekdays.

army wife blog

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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    Whoa Shalzz – this is way too many hats.
    Upasna – what a wonderful writeup on a fellow blogger – kudos!

    • Shalini

      Thanks, Shalini πŸ™‚

  • obsessivemom

    We all have such full days that being organised is important. I need to take a page out of your book and set aside time for each of the blogging activities.

    • My first year of Blogging was not organized but I am trying to bring the things into order. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Tulika

  • Rashmi Lingappa

    Happy to read more about Shalini. Enjoyed reading this post!

    • I am glad Rashmi.

    • Shalini

      Thanks, Rashmi πŸ™‚

  • Mealtotheheart

    nice post enjoy every bit of this

    • Shalini

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Aditi Kaushiva

    I need such discipline in my life and blogging. I am not such a good planner but your words have truly inspired me Shalini!

    • Shalini

      Thanks very much, Aditi. Trying to do my bit πŸ™‚

  • Enjoyed this day in the life of a blogger.Enjoyable Love to hear how people organize their days

    • Shalini

      Thanks Amrita πŸ™‚

  • Abhinav Kumar

    Hats-off to her to manage 2 blogs and that too in such an organised manner. Keep writing!! πŸ™‚

    • Truly said Abhinav… She manages bot the Blogs well.

      • Shalini

        Sweet of you to say that, Upasna πŸ™‚

    • Shalini

      Thanks, Abhinav. Only trying my bit πŸ™‚

  • Prerna Sinha

    Always good to know about fellow bloggers. Shalini seems to be doing so much, kudos to her.

    • Yes you are right Prerna.. Her writings are simple and enjoyable. I love your Twitter handle πŸ˜‰

    • Shalini

      Means a lot coming from you, Prerna πŸ™‚

  • Kala Ravi

    Hi Upasna, I like this series idea of yours, its so thoughtful of you! Congrats on your 100th post! Shalini is indeed an inspiration to so many of us! Multi-talented, bubbly and so full of life, love you Shalzz!

    • Thanks Kala, In this 1 year of Blogging- I feel so connected to all of you guys. Thanks to social media.

    • Shalini

      Love you too, Kala <3

  • I love this idea of having a featured blogger!! And I really enjoyed reading about how organized Shalini is when it comes to running her blogs!

    • Thanks dear. It started with a curiosity. Shalini is a very down to earth blogger.

      • Shalini

        You made my day, Upasna πŸ™‚

    • Shalini

      Thanks very much. Yay πŸ™‚

  • Dear Upasna, I loved your idea of capturing a day of the blogger , Keep it up πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Roma- This idea originated from my curiosity to know about how other Bloggers are managing. Happy to connect with you

  • Manisha Garg

    multitasker wow.Happy to connect #zarahatkeblogreads

  • Anshul Taran

    That’s interesting blog, I have learned a lesson to schduled my blog by start preparing early, and proper management of my time.
    #Inspired πŸ™‚
    Thank you Upasna and Shalzz

    • Whoaaa! I am glad Anshul that you got inspired. My purpose for starting this series is met πŸ™‚
      We will have this dose of inspiration every week. Keep visiting.

      • Anshul Taran

        Sure πŸ™‚

    • Shalini

      Thanks, Anshul. It takes hardly ten minutes of your day to think and prep. That’s why I love my journal very much πŸ™‚

  • Menaka Bharathidasan

    I am going to follow the journal idea, though I write a lot, it is like flow of thought and topic that comes to mind on the day. Thought of the day- Maintain a journal! E / njoyed reading

  • Dixita Mour

    Loved the line
    God found the strongest woman and paired them with soldiers.

    My fav. It is noe .
    And shalz is really very inspiring ❀

    • Shalini

      Thanks, Dixu. Means a lot <3

  • Subha Rajagopal

    That was a great post!Yes,being organized helps a lot,especially when we have to manage multiple roles

    • Shalini

      Thanks, Subha. πŸ™‚

  • Atulmaharaj

    Dedicated an Passionate Blogger. Enjoyed every bit of this.

    • Shalini

      Thanks very much, Atul πŸ™‚

  • Good to read about you Shalini. Feeling inspired by this write up!


    • Shalini

      Means a lot, Sumit. Thank you.

  • SO good to see shalini featured on this great blog πŸ™‚ superbbbb

    • Thanks Ruchi. It gave me and other Bloggers a chance to peek into her life and get inspired.

    • Shalini

      All thanks to Upasna for inviting me over πŸ™‚

  • Awkward Earthling β„’

    Shalini is a perfect example of a dedicated blogger πŸ™‚ & happy to read more about her πŸ™‚

    • Shalini

      Aww.. that’s so sweet of you to say. Thanks, Sam πŸ™‚

  • twinklingtina

    That is great Shalini, nice guest post

    • Shalini

      Thanks, Tina πŸ™‚

  • Deepa

    Nice..It came as a surprise..Its a good idea Upasna to feature other bloggers on your blog πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Deepa…It all started with my quest to know- How other Bloggers are managing their Lives with Blogging. I am loving it.

  • Vasantha Vivek

    Really enjoyed your post as I am spending a day with you. Lovely it was, Shalini to know about you more. Thanks Upasna for featuring Shalini in this post. Nice idea.

    • Thanks for the appreciation Vasantha.

    • Shalini

      Means a lot, Vasantha.

  • Shalini

    Thanks again, Upasna. I am so glad that you asked me to share a day of my life as a blogger. Means a lot. Keep writing <3

    • I am thankful to have you here Shalini – My readers would be happy to have an insight into your Day.