The one who weaves magic- A day in the Life of a Blogger

November 2, 2016
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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.

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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.

You can follow her on writers blog and on

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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  • Reply Maniparna Sengupta Majumder November 7, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Writing for three decades is a great feat!! I wish to be like Sunita some day. And, I wholeheartedly agree with her words on blogging…
    An wonderful interview, thanks for sharing, Upasna… 🙂

  • Reply Tuhin Deshamukhya November 4, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Blogging to me is a bliss (and I am sure, most of the bloggers will agree to this).
    Nice interview! Glad to learn about Sunita.

  • Reply Karen Belton November 3, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Love finding out about over bloggers days. I hadn’t realised how much of blogging is the reading when I started but I think it’s pretty amazing now I’m doing it! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

    • Reply upasna November 4, 2016 at 11:10 am

      Yes, its same for me Karen. I started with writing but now, my days are mostly occupied with reading.It feels so good. I am happy to linkup.

  • Reply Burnished Chaos November 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Very routine ???? I love reading about other people’s processes x

  • Reply Tammymum November 3, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Thank you for introducing me to Sunita. I agree a lot of blogging is reading and having a good routine can be really beneficial. Thank you for sharing this at #familyfun xx

    • Reply upasna November 4, 2016 at 11:09 am

      I am happy to linkup Sarah.

  • Reply Mackenzie Glanville November 3, 2016 at 7:18 am

    I was so fascinated the first time I heard about blogging, I couldn’t believe there was somewhere I could write, needless to say nearly 2 years on here I am! #mg

    • Reply upasna November 4, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Even after 2 years, you rock MG. I actually started Blogging 2 years after I heard about it and I am glad to meet so many like-minded people who inspires me daily.

  • Reply Corinne Rodrigues November 2, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    A lovely little insight into Sunita’s world. Thanks for this, Upasna.

    • Reply upasna November 4, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Hey Corinne. Glad to have you here. Sunita Ji inspired me first with her famous Teddy post.

  • Reply Babies, biscuits and booze November 2, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    This is a great idea for a series. I really enjoyed reading this post – I am by no means a top or serious blogger but I spend a lot more time reading other people’s blogs and other things than actually writing – funny isn’t it?! And it is such a buzz being picked as a featured blogger by a blogger you admire! #FamilyFun

    • Reply upasna November 4, 2016 at 11:05 am

      Hey Ellen, thanks a lot for taking time to share your thoughts. I loved the idea of your Vlog. Its easy to start this way. And yes I too read more than writing.

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