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Bun Karyudo’s Scribblings: A day in the Life of a Blogger

July 26, 2016
life of a blogger

Blogging is a Lifestyle and not a job– Today we have “Bun” with us whose Humor posts never let anyone go back without a Smile.

life of a blogger

He was born on one continent, raised on a second and now live on a third- Sound amazing,right. Check out his Humorous posts here- http://bunkaryudo.com

Find more about him in his voice words below:


An Email popped up in my inbox- “I’d be grateful if you could share a day in your life as a blogger.”

This perfectly reasonable request waited politely in my inbox. “Ahem,” it said, clearing its throat and trying to catch my eye as I rushed backwards and forwards, picking out the important-looking messages from each fresh truckload of emails.

The request waited and waited and waited. In fact, it sat there quietly for nearly two whole days before I even noticed it. Sadly, this is fairly typical of my communication practices since becoming a blogger.

You see, I am not and I never been a particularly organized person. I find blogging extraordinarily difficult. I’ve stuck with it for about a year and half now, which in the world of WordPress makes my blog middle-aged. You might think that I must have learned something during this time and become an authority on best practice. In fact, I generally have no idea what I’m doing.

Writing the posts is easy enough. I carry a notebook with me wherever I go, even to bed. It doesn’t matter where I find myself –a supermarket line, a meeting room or halfway across a busy street – if I have an idea, I stop whatever I’m doing, take out my pencil, and make a note. Those around me narrow their eyes and wonder which nation I’m secretly working for.

I wish the other aspects of blogging were as straightforward. Trying to build up a readership is something I find particularly tough and have more or less given up on. I spent the longest time trying to be a good blogging citizen, going out into the world to read the posts of followers and leave comments. “I can’t expect people to visit my site if I never visit theirs,” I reasoned.

Sadly, the results were rather like trying to fill a dry lake with a sieve. There was simply no way I could read the posts of more and more bloggers in addition to the posts of my existing followers. As fast as I acquired new readers, the old ones drained away through the holes.

Unsure what to do, I took the advice of various successful bloggers that I should try to build up a following on social media. I immediately joined Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and the like, only to discover I had absolutely no time to ever visit them. All social media ended up doing for me was allow me to be a completely clueless over a wider range of platforms.

Recently, I’ve resigned myself to the fact that my blog is never likely to get much bigger, and may even shrink a little. Instead of rushing headlong into a brick wall like I have been doing for the past twelve months, I now put the bulk of my effort into writing the best posts of which I’m capable.

I do still read and comment on the posts of bloggers who are kind enough to read and comment on mine – it would be unspeakably rude not to – but other than that, I’ve given up trying to become Bun Karyudo: Blogging Legend.

These days, I’ll settle for Bun Karyudo: Blogging Footnote.


[clickandtweet handle=”@lifebioscope” hashtag=”#blogging” related=”” layout=”” position=””]Blogging is not about perfection and showcasing a brighter side of life[/clickandtweet]- Its what your heart spills out. Lets cheer Bun up and make him fall in love with this world again. 

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13 Comments

  • Reply Lisa@intotheglade August 2, 2016 at 3:14 am

    Indeed! Blogging is a time consuming pastime, I struggle because I hold down a full time job too. I think our blogs are about the same age but I don’t know anything either. Good luck with it xx #mg

    • Reply Bun Karyudo August 2, 2016 at 7:23 am

      I’ll bet you have to squeeze a lot of your blogging into odd hours. Writing with the nightingales or the early-morning blackbirds sounded more romantic than it turned it to be in reality.

  • Reply Dashy July 30, 2016 at 10:57 am

    This is so relatable. Initially reading many websites of ‘blogging tips’ got me nowhere, and social networks don’t work unless we really have a good network. It is the blogging community and personal interaction that boosts us, apart from the love of writing that keeps us going.

    • Reply upasna July 31, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      You hit the chord right Dashy, more tips I read, more confused I was. Experience is the best teacher.

      Community is what keeps us sane. Thanks for your comment.

    • Reply Bun Karyudo August 2, 2016 at 7:32 am

      I completely agree with you. I quickly found out that the best way to get 5,000 friends online is to have 10,000 friends in the real world and get half of them to follow you. Building a blog readership is possible, but it’s a real slog and only partly about the quality of the writing. That’s why I think it’s important to write for enjoyment rather than solely for getting followers.

  • Reply Saru July 28, 2016 at 12:58 am

    I am a lost cause. Writing is easy, like you even I carry a notepad with me. Blogging is more about networking. You read others, same is with social media. I have accounts on all channels but of no use for lazy person like me. You and me should do some writing sessions. You will make a good team.

    • Reply Bun Karyudo July 28, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      I agree with you about social media. Given that my gravatar image features me with a bag on my head, it’s probably not hard to imagine that I’m not the world’s greatest networker.

  • Reply Bun Karyudo July 27, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Hey, I’m not sure who wrote that guest post, but he’s one good-looking guy.

    • Reply Upasna July 28, 2016 at 10:22 am

      He he…Is it?

  • Reply Alok Singhal July 26, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Blogging can be a job too (I know of people who make a lot of money from writing).
    The other aspects are good ????

    • Reply upasna July 27, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Yes Alok, you are right Blogging is only a job for some but when I say – its a lifestyle- its more for me with which I am adapting and which I wished for once. Admire your feedback.

    • Reply Bun Karyudo July 28, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      Sadly, I don’t see my blog every bringing me an income. I have tremendous respect for those who do manage it, though. I know it takes a ton of work. I take my hat off to them (or since I don’t usually wear a hat, I take the bag on my head off to them).

      • Reply Alok Singhal August 2, 2016 at 1:57 am

        Hahaha, i write for clients to some extent 🙂

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