Adding magic to words is not everyone’s cup of tea and those who does that, it comes naturally to them. They just need Pen and Paper to let the magic flow.
Today, we have someone who is into writing for more than 3 decades now- Sunita Saldhana.
She has been writing since the age of 13. She is now a “retired mom” with both her kids having flown from the nest and is now concentrating on her writing.
She also conducts courses in Creative Writing and works with special kids. She believes that there something special in every one and through her “Know & Grow Learning Center” she helps people develop life skills so that they can live joyful fulfilling lives. She absolutely loves being a woman with all of its myriad facets. Her first book, “Who shall I be today?” is a celebration of the joy of being a woman, even in pain and frustration.
Her Day in her own magical words-
A few years ago I met a friend after a long time. I asked her what she was doing and she said, “I am a blogger”
“What’s that?” I asked
“Oh you know, I write things on my blog, on the internet, for people to read.”
Since I had no idea what she was talking about, I quickly changed the topic to something more comfortable.
Fast forward to today and I am being asked to write a blog post on “A day in the life of a blogger!”
Well, to tell you the truth, my day is pretty routine. Writing is hard work and if you want to be taken as a serious blogger you need to be disciplined. I am still working my way up there. There are times I slip, more times than I care to admit. But the best part is that you can just get up and start again.
A large part of my day is spent reading. I read a lot of different stuff. Other people’s blogs. Books that I need to review. The newspaper in case there is something I need to blog about. Articles on writing and social media and how to market my writing. And I realize that I still have a lot to learn.
Another part of my day is spent jotting down ideas that come randomly to me like when I am doing the dishes or traveling in the auto. I watch my puppy’s crazy antics and there I have a story. My learning challenged student tells me why he doesn’t believe in religion and there is my new blog post. I see the filth on the road and my “Swacch Bharat Swacch Nothing” post is ready to publish.
And then of course every time a new post is published there is that anxiety of wondering how many views it has and if anyone has commented on it; and doing a little dance for every new “following” or like. And screaming like crazy when I get chosen as featured blogger of the week on Friday Musings!
Like I said, my day as a blogger is pretty routine!
Hope you enjoyed reading it. If you have any questions for Sunita- You are most welcome.
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