Purba Chakraborty@Love Laugh and Reflect: A day in the life of a Blogger

August 19, 2016
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The artist is nothing
without the gift,

but the gift is nothing
without work.

– Emile Zola

We are back with a versatile, well-known personality and infectious smile – Purba Chakraborty.

Her blog “Love Laugh and Reflect” was born on 29th April, 2014.

She explore places- fiction, flash fiction, poems, real life anecdotes, musings and travelogues- all under one hood.

Handing over my space to lovely Lady-

When Upasna of Life Through my Bioscope sent me an email, inviting me to share a day of my life as a blogger, I was delighted.  I have given many interviews and written guest posts, but

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I have never shared a day of my life as a blogger or writer.

To begin with, I have two blogs. Love Laugh and Reflect (www.purba-chakraborty.com) is a lifestyle and creative writing blog. Purba’s Library (www.purbareviews.blogspot.in) is an entertainment blog where I mainly write book reviews. Both the blogs are more than 2 years old. Apart from being a regular blogger, I am an author of 3 books and a web content developer. I am from Kolkata and I work from my home office.

I usually wake up by 9 am. I start my day with a few minutes of meditation. Then I read a motivational book or articles of speaking tree, listen to music and have a hearty breakfast. I sit at my desk at 10 am. I check my emails and my social media channels. Then, I start working according to the To-Do-List that I had prepared before going to bed the last night.

I take a break from 2-4 during which I have my lunch, read and relax. I try to finish my deadlines for the day by 6 pm. Then, I visit my blogs and reply to the comments of the readers. On some days, I work on a new post and after publishing it, I share it on my social media channels. I visit Indiblogger to read, like and share the posts of other bloggers in my network.

After having my dinner at 10 pm, I usually work on a novel/short story/poem for some time. Some days, I keep on writing 1000 words. On some other days, I restrict myself to 300-500 words. I prepare the To-Do-List for the next day before leaving my desk. Then I read a book and listen to music till I feel sleepy. That’s how a typical day in my life goes.

I try to write 2-3 blog posts every week. I am usually very active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google +. I am also exploring Affimity these days, which is a nice platform for bloggers. Indiblogger and Poets United are my favorite blogging communities where I am very active. Blogmint and BlogAdda are also great blogging communities. It feels great that I have come across so many likeminded and talented people through blogging.

I also have plans to try Vlogging regularly. I think it is great for sharing travel experiences and also for reviewing products. I recently did a video book review and enjoyed it. So let me see if Vlogging works well for me. I also wish to start a new section called “Memoirs” on my blog “Love Laugh and Reflect”. I also plan to start a fiction series sometime soon on my blog.

Blogging is such an integral part of my life. It is the place where I can experiment with various kinds of projects, get instant feedback and give flight to my dreams. It is also the place which helps me to polish my writing skills. Thanks Upasna for giving me this space to share about my life as a blogger.

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  • Reply Bun Karyudo August 24, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    You certainly sound like a very organized blogger. I’m full of admiration.

  • Reply Amit Prakash (Doc2poet) August 22, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Hi Upasna!
    @purbachakraborty:disqus is one of the few bloggers I have been following ever since I started blogging. Her articles and poems are always a delight and she is an inspiration. You can see her dedication for writing and blogging in her daily routine. Its nice to know more about her 🙂
    Thank you @upasnasethi:disqus for this initiative. You are doing a great job. Good luck and keep blogging 🙂

    • Reply upasna August 22, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Hello Doc,

      Your words are really encouraging. I am following her from last 8-9 months and loved her positive attitude towards Life. I am glad you all liked the series. It feel great to be connected.

  • Reply Donna Merrill August 21, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Hi Upsana,

    It is my first time on your blog and it is wonderful to meet you. Blogging is my passion also. It does require passion and persistence. If not….it is dead space.

    Keep on going my new friend. You seem like a great dedicated blogger.


    • Reply upasna August 22, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      Hey Donna,

      Thanks for the appreciation. Glad to connect. Your positive articles can never let Bloggers quit.

  • Reply Abhirup Lahiri August 20, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Hi, Upasna – I found your blog on Purba’s timeline….. Purba knows that am a regular follower of purba’s work…. she doesn’t need an introduction, we all know how good purba is in her writing…. she is a very good person along with that. I feel lucky to be a friend n share a common platform called blogging…..

    I wish to make you as my friend as well… & found your blog really good, i will come back regular…..
    have a good day to both @purbachakraborty:disqus @upasnasethi:disqus

    • Reply upasna August 22, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      Hello Abhirup,

      Its Lovely! I am proud and thankful to her for sharing her day over my space. Glad you liked by Blog actually my thoughts. Hopping on your space.

  • Reply Purba Chakraborty August 19, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Thank you so much dear for featuring me in your blog. I really enjoyed it.
    You are doing a fabulous work with this new series on your blog. Wish you all the very best! Hugs <3

    • Reply upasna August 20, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      I am glad you enjoyed it – Motive met 🙂
      Thanks for sharing your day.

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