What Are You Up To?

What Are You Up To?

I am currently finishing one research paper and will start working on the next one as soon as I am done with this one. Consequently, I don’t have time to write an actual post today so I wanted to ask you guys what you are up to. Hopefully, your situation is better than mine. Let me know in the comments!


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Six Word Story #102

Six Word Story #102

Obstreperous students make the best memories.


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Blogger Interview With Devika

Blogger Interview With Devika

I was such a pleasure to chat with Devika and I hope you guys enjoy this interview. Be sure to check out her wonderful blog- as always it will be linked below!

  1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.

Hi Pooja, I am glad I could come and join your stunning blog in exchange for our conversation. My name is Devika Mathur, a lover of nature, believes in mindfulness and who hates small talk. I love everything that moves a soul through art and poetry. I blog about poetry at my valiantsoul. You will find everything that can make you feel melancholic, loved, gloomy and all the emotions that instil our heart and minds with things sometimes unnoticed.

  1. When and why did you start blogging?

If you ask about writing poetry, I think I have been doing that since I can remember and for that as I can recall I needed a platform, so blogging happened when I was in the darkest phase of my life. Nobody would believe but I chose my passion, hard work over things that made me feel trivial back in 2014. I used to be lost at words, feeling quiet and would hardly have the confidence to present my abstract thoughts to the world. So, when blogging happened, I remember the amount of love and support I got on WordPress, people would be so kind that it nearly overwhelmed me.

I consider writing is nothing but liberation to me. I needed to bleed somewhere, in some form and so My valiant Soul happened.

  1. How has blogging changed your life?

As I said, WordPress is my first home when it comes to writing. I have tried and experimented with a plethora of platforms but the genuine love that I receive here is so surreal. Writing poetry on my blog did make me believe in the life that I chose. I chose to inspire rather than being a nobody. I feel it is good that we humans have such a tremendous gift of producing things, of creating things out of nothing and when I created words, sentences, poems here it made me feel something. Something better.

  1. Your blog primarily consists of poetry- what is it about poetry that really draws you towards it?

So there’s this saying “If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you done”. And something treacherously was burdening me. I have had moments of anxiety, severe panic attacks and multiple sleepless nights .I still do often but I needed to explode or direct my emotions into something beautiful yet calm. I write poetry to feel that feeling of calmness. As I am mostly a confessional, surrealist poet my work is dark, my imagery is dark and writing dark makes me calm. See, we can’t confine definitions according to one person. To me everything is art and art soothes me only till the time it is there in a conducive form.

  1. What are some of your long term blogging goals?

Sadly, off late I am not much active on my blog as before as I started curating my newsletter. I was busy with my poetry book that was released in 2020 ‘Crimson Skins’ published by Indie Blu(e)and various other anthologies by Indie Blu(e) Publishing and others. I started so many various projects that I was left with almost no time in hand to write my poems for my kind readers. But I see myself expanding my horizon, I see myself working on my areas, spreading shades of my art or whatever I could possibly generate that can help inspire people. I might start some or the other projects soon..you never know!:)

  1. Is blogging something you would like to pursue long term or is it more of a hobby for you?

Yes, I think this is very imperative for me to know as well. I would say it is in a hybrid form. I can’t make myself attached or a representative of my blog forever. It has to be much more than that. How about, if we say blogging is a part of my life and not the entire life? I feel, when we don’t make everything our complete, whole part it is better. But I see blogging as a long term as well as a hobby to me.

7. What is your favourite food?

I love my Indian cuisine, everything home cooked and also love Thai, Continental.

8. Where would you love to travel to?

Ah! Everywhere possible before I die.

9. What is the most inspiring thing someone has ever said to you?

 “Indulging in self -care is such a beautiful thing. Once you begin it, there is no way you feel connected to things that are only trivial”

10. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.

It is completely my pleasure Pooja! I am beyond grateful to my dear readers, anybody who has found some peace, home in my works. If anyone is interested, could check out my published works by visiting my blog. I also happen to dispatch weekly mindful, self- care along with classic poetry newsletters. If anyone wants one, they can subscribe for free! I wish everyone Love and light!


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How To Make Money Online In 2021

How To Make Money Online In 2021

How To Make Money Online

This is a question I get almost constantly and so I thought I would write a post dedicated to this topic. I have written about this on an earlier post, however, if I remember correctly that post concentrated more on making money blogging rather than online in general because at the time I was taking some time off social media. I wanted to do a little updated version of the post because it’s been a while since that post and I thought I would rather talk about making money online rather than just blogging because some of my readers are not bloggers but do use social media and from the DM’s/emails I have gotten they would be interested in learning to make money from their social media pages too.

Here are some of my favourite tips and tricks on how to make money online, however, I have so many more tips which I plan to write a much longer PDF about. Let me know in the comments if this is something you would be interested in reading because I don’t want to make it if people won’t be interested in downloading it since it does take a while to create and I plan on being super detailed so it will be quite long. So please let me know- any thoughts you have on the PDF would be super helpful for me and it will help me figure out what you guys are looking to read about which will help me write something that you guys actually find benefical. If you have any suggestions on what you would like me to write about on the PDF, any specific topics you would like me to cover let me know about those as well.

Create Content

I know this one sounds obvious but you need to put a lot of thought into what you are providing your audience. You want to create content that people will be able to interact with. As a content creator you probably just want to put out content that you enjoy putting out which is totally okay however if you want to make money online and are planning on making online work your primary source of income you need to put more thought into the content you are providing. Is it content that is going to be beneficial for your audience? Is it content that is going to drive traffic to your blog or your social media pages or whatever you are choosing to use in order do you make your income? I know that as a content creator you may not want to think about things like these however it’s important to think about them if you want to make an income online.

You want to create content that will keep readers, followers or pretty much anyone you are targeting constantly coming back and they need to trust you enough to want to invest in you because at the end of the day when you are trying to sell something either that you created or that you are promoting for someone else you want people to buy it and if sponsors see that your engagement levels are high and they are getting a lot of traffic from your page/pages they will want to keep investigating in you and may even recommend you to others. Furthermore, if you are selling something yourself your audience needs to trust you enough to want to buy it. This is one of the best ways to make a larger income online or at least enough to be a full-time blogger/influencer. Don’t only rely on one way to make money- have multiple streams of income because online work isn’t like traditional work. You aren’t guaranteed a certain amount at the end of each month and multiple streams of income make sure that you will make enough to survive even on slower months.

The last reason why you should take your content seriously is because it’s the first thing everyone will look at. Your potential followers, your potential sponsors and probably your parents if you’re Gujarati like me. This is your chance to make a wonderful first impression especially if your follower count isn’t high. A lot of people ask me if they can still make money online if their follower count isn’t that high and it’s totally possible. If your follower count isn’t that high give your potential followers and clients something else to look at like your engagement rate and your valuable content.

Stan Yourself

Yes, I have officially become one of those annoying Gen-Z kids that say “We Stan…”- kidding of course! But seriously- you need to be your biggest fan. Make sure people can’t escape you even if they want to (not in a Buffalo Bill meets Jason Voorhees kind of way). Post content regularly, cross promote it on all your pages/sites/etc and make sure your audience engages with it as much as possible. This will tell the algorithm that you just put out something valuable and it will push your content too if it sees that your engagement rates are high because it will assume other people will be interested in it.

Once your content is everywhere you have a much better chance of growing as well as meet potential clients/sponsors. Plus, you get on the algorithm’s good pages which is for some weird reason very important- perhaps even more important than humans liking you and your content.

Join Platforms

Joining platforms that help connect influencers with brands/clients are extremely helpful and have been one of my main sources of finding clients that would like to work with me. As an influencer it’s hard to reach out to thousands of brands a day, send them all your data only to have one or two of them accept to work with you eventually. This happens a lot and not everyone has the time or patience to do this. With platforms like these you don’t need to reach out to random brands but rather to specific brands that are already looking for content creators like you. Sometimes they even reach out to you and you don’t even have to do any of the work of finding clients.

If you are interested in the specific platforms that you can join check out this Instagram reel I made with the names of all the platforms I think are great especially for smaller influencers. Click here to view it.

Research

If you only pick up one thing from this entire post, let it be this one. Research RESEARCH RESEARCH. We are living in a time where so much information is constantly available to us so make sure you take advantage of this and do some proper research.

When I say research I mean multiple types of research. First, figure out what your brand is, what it is you want your audience to be paying for, what type of sponsors are you looking for. Once you have this figured out do some research and find out what is popular in your niche, what content gets traffic and sponsors in this niche.

You also want to research your “competition” by which I mean look at other people in the same niche doing what you hope to be doing- making some cheddar. If you are looking to make money on social media, look at what tags they are using, what their images look like, what times they post at and more. Also look at companies/brands/services/etc that have sponsored them and reach out to those companies or brands or etc. Don’t make it sound super obvious that you found the company through them and if possible don’t mention them at all. Instead, in your email mention that you noticed they were working with influencers in your niche and you wanted to reach out and ask if they would be interested in working with you. Give them your follower count, engagement rate etc so they can go through all the information and decide whether they would like to work with you or not. If they choose not to work with you be professional about it and thank them for their time- DO NOT freak out and throw a tantrum because this will get you blacklisted really fast. Also, when I say do your research I DO NOT mean plagiarise other influencers work because that is never okay. Come up with your own content, just draw inspiration from them and if you do end up using their concept or something make sure to give credit where credit is due.

Thoughts

Are you interested in making money online? Would you be interested in learning more about making money online or perhaps even learning how to make blogging/social media your full-time job? Are you currently making income online? If so what are some of your tips and tricks? How is your day going?


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Six Word Story #101

Six Word Story #101

Looked like a gallant gentleman- lies.


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Six Word Story #100

Six Word Story #100

Love- complicated and yet so fatuous.


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Blogger Interview With Saumya

Blogger Interview With Saumya

I want to thank Saumya for being part of this interview- she is wonderful and so is her blog so definitely do take a minute to check it out. As always her blog will be linked below.

1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.

Hey there! My name is Saumya and I’m a teenager from India. I’m currently in 8th Standard. I love to draw, write, dance and listen to music. I also do lettering and calligraphy. I am a proud GryffinClaw and my patronus is a Dolphin. Writing and reading is something I’ve been doing from a long time. My blog is mainly a lifestyle blog. I write poems and songs, make art, currently I’ve been working on the Blogger Interview Series that I started

To know more about me and my blog, you can check out my About Page. (https://drawwriteinspire.wordpress.com/about/

2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?
I started my blog in around end of January this year. I used to write many stuff and send it to my friends and I also made my mum and dad read them. They used to appreciate my works and it was one of my friends who suggested me to post my write-ups and artworks somewhere publicly and that is why is started my blog.

3. I noticed that you write about a number of topics on your blog- do you have a favourite?
Well, I enjoy doing all types of post because different kinds of post attract various types of people. But my most favourite kind of post are the poems and songs that I write. It is because they are always something very personal and they also make me reach out other people who have gone through the same situations.

4. What are some of your long term blogging goals?
I have been focussing on my blog very much from the past 1 month and it’s going pretty good. I haven’t really thought about it but maybe 5K followers. I’m only on 100 followers but a girl can dream right?

5. How has blogging impacted your life?
Blogging has impacted my life in a good way. It has made my personality better and has obviously taught me time management. When we need to do something we like, we automatically find time to do it. And blogging has taught me that I can manage doing my studies and all my hobies together.

6. What is one thing you love about blogging and one thing you hate about it?
There are a lot of things I like about blogging. But the most important one is the audience that I reach out. WordPress is an amazing community and it has shown me such a nice support so I think that is the best thing about having a blog here. Everyone was so encouraging and I made so many new friends here! I don’t think there is anything so far that I don’t like about blogging, it’s pretty fun.

7. What is your favourite food?
I’m a very moody person when it comes to food. If there are 10 things in the world to eat then I only eat 3 out of them. Trust me, I eat a lot but I’m not a foodie. I don’t like trying new dishes until and unless it’s something chocolate. I think my favourite food has to be Corn and Cheese Pizza.

8. Do you have any pet peeves?
Yes, actually I have a lot of pet peeves but I’m just gonna state one or two. I hate it when people judge me because of my gender. Yes I know we’re living in 21st century but still there still seems to be some kind of inequality. Like when I play badminton with my friends, just because I’m a girl, they think I won’t be able to play like them so they don’t wanna team up with me. So yes, I find it extremely annoying when someone does a kind of thing like that.

9. Do you have any weird phobias?
Oh, I’m probably the most coward in the world. I’m scared of almost everything! Insects, dogs, reptiles, cats, birds, firecrackers, trust me, everything!! Even there are some people around me, who I meet and talk to everyday but I’m still afraid of them.

10. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.
Thank-you so much to everyone who has read my blog so far and shown me support. Thank-you Pooja for having me here. All the questions were so much fun.

If you enjoyed this interview don’t forget to stop by Saumya’s by clicking here.


If you would like to be interviewed please send me your name (optional), the name of your blog and a link to your blog via email to insomniacwithanaccent@gmail.com


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Six Word Story #99

Six Word Story #99

Sunny days, flowers, rain and birds.


I’m enjoying spring you guys!

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Six Word Story #98

Six Word Story #98

Happy prothalamion created. Marriage doomed anyway.


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