Blogosphere is well stocked with energetic and full of life peeps.
Click & Tweet! Planning is the core without which we Bloggers would not be able to follow our passion otherwise. Today we have Atul aka Social Maharaj who not only comes up with updated content for his readers but equally active on social media.
We are happy to have him with us sharing how he manages his day as a Social Blogger. Social Maharaj says-
I have been following Life through my Bioscope for quite sometime now and have come across a series of posts on A day in a life of a blogger. I’ve read posts about the same and was surprised to see how passionate people are towards blogging and how they manage everything and still never miss out to post on the blog. Well yesterday an email showed up in my mailbox from a familiar person which read – A day in the live of a blogger invitation. I was overwhelmed by this. Not wasting much time, I accepted it and here I am.
Before I begin here’s a brief about myself, I’m Atul aka Atulmaharaj online. I have varied interests and hence blog on an array of topics ranging from Technology to food. I always want to be updated about things happening around me, so newspapers, blogs, MOOC courses is where I spend a lot of time.
I’ve been blogging for close to 4 years now and this all started as a part of a class assignment ! Yes you read it right, a class assignment. Our Communication skills professor asked us to create a blog for the class and I thought ” Even I should have one, lets see how blogging turns out to be” and Today after 4 years, I must say it was an amazing journey. I’m glad that the blogosphere accepted me and allowed me to contribute.
So a day in my life is very simple. I’m a follower of early to bed and early to rise theory since my hostel days so I’m usually up by 4:30am and it’s curtains down by 10:30 or so. So one of the first things that I do in the morning is to go through my social media accounts for any overnight updates. By 6 I leave for work and I’m at my desk by 7:30, I know it’s too early but I don’t stay late at work and usually I’m away by 5/5:30pm – a time when most of the work actually starts.
The first few minutes at work I read the newspaper. I always feel that a newspaper is a blogger’s best friend. No matter what your niche is, the newspaper will surely have a prompt from a post – the best way to get rid of the writer’s block. And that’s when I compose some posts and save. Rest of the day is spent in front of the computer. I cannot stay quiet for a long time, so I often get up and move around to disturb people around me !
I’m back home by 7 and it’s time to read again. I grab my iPad and go through the blogs/sites that I follow. I always learn something new by reading what others have to share, if the post interests me, I’m quick to share my point of view. Post dinner I spend sometime designing graphics- yes apart from writing, blogging made me learn graphic editing/designing – for the posts written earlier in the day and readying all the social media related items.
Once posted, I spend time on my social media accounts to share the content and see want others have to say. Because it’s these comments that keep me going always. I’m also a regular on Twitter chats, so most of my post dinner time is spent interacting with tweeps on various topics. This is the time I meet new people and follow their blogging journey. Blogging has helped me connect with so many like minded people and it has been a great journey all this while. By 10:30, it’s time to sign off and reflect on things that happened during the day and take a good, tight sleep and be ready for another exciting day with new challenges and meeting new people.
Hey Guys, he didn’t tell us here but Atul knows so many languages- Hindi,English,Gujarati, French, Marathi, Malayalam. Isn’t it amazing?
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