Sunday Featured Blogger #19

With the start of this month May, I am starting a new, weekly series, on my blog.  In it I am featuring 20 bloggers for 20 Sundays starting from May till September 2017. 

The Blogger to be featured today is Menaka Bharathi 

Can you tell me a little about yourself and your blog – mentioning something known and unknown to the readers?

I am Menaka Bharathi a.k.a Simple Indian Mom. I have done my post graduation in Agriculture and going to complete my PhD in the same soon. I am the wife or Dr S Bharathidasan IAS who is also a PhD in Agriculture and is at present serving people at janjgir Champa as Collector. I am mom of two lovely boys Raksh and Yishaanth who help me day in and day out in everything I do. SimpleIndianMom – my brainchild was born in 2008 when I was a new mom and had so many doubts, difficulties and depressions with everything a new stay at home mom faces. I searched through our big brother google to find solutions and started implementing some and not implementing many. With the process I found that some of our traditional methods were better than many of the processes followed. This made me want to dig deeper into Indian culture and tradition and parenting, I wanted to tell that to the world which made me start a blog.

Tell me about some of the people you’ve met while working on your blog or through blogging communities?

I have virtually met many Indian and Foreign bloggers, I think after I joined some blogging communities I have begun understanding blogging better. I have high regards for blogging community like blogchatter, blog-a-rhythm and WriteTribe.

What do you do when you aren’t working on your blog? You can tell me about your usual day routine.

My day starts at 5 in the morning, I begin with a short mindfulness practice and then write something and by seven I am finished with all my writing for the day. After sending my children to school and husband to office I sit in my office to begin my days work. I am currently pursuing my PhD and hence I go to my lab or field to do some research work. I also have launched my organic superfoods, I check on them – the production and marketing and things like that.  I have some social event s to attend and I make sure not to miss any. I paint a bit, do some cooking and some Karaoke with my hubby on Saturday nights. My day is always crazily busy till seven in the evening. After 7pm I sit with my children do some schoolwork and we all get to our dinner preparations.

Everyone has a favourite/least favourite post. Tell me about your best and worst post and why?

I started writing about organic food a year before and from then never stopped. I love one post in particular, because I did a lot of research while I wrote the post – It infact made me to work more on organic food

5 Kickass Reasons To Go Organic Immediately

I cannot say any post as least liked one, I put my 100% in every post I  write.

Name some of the bloggers – at least 3 of your favourites, whom you look up to and why?

I like Harsh Agarwal from ShoutMeLoud, I am totally impressed on how he has monetised his blog. I also like Pradeep Kumar from SlashSquare, His SEO knowledge is something I always look up to when I need some guidance in SEO. I like you Romila for your promptness. I am always overwhelmed with how you schedule your posts a year before.

Tell me about your proudest achievement(s)? (Related to Blogging)

When I began out blogging I got a hamper from Indus Ladies – I can never have another prod moment like that ever.

If someone was interested in blogging, what would be a few things you would suggest?

  1. Be consistent
  2. Don’t think of blogging as a money making tool, you need a lot of hardwork to do before thinking of earning.
  3. Be yourself – don’t copy. Blogging is an ongoing process and one day or the other your true you will surely show out.

I am sure you know me as a blogger or your friend on social media or may be even as a person in real so how would you rate my writings and tell me your honest opinion on me – this would serve as a testimonial (A new section on my blog where I would put these good words…or maybe the bad ones too)

As a blogger I like (as I said earlier) your scheduling. I have always been in awe of that skill of yours. I like your honesty, I know when I speak to you –that what you say is what you mean – no hearsay, no nonsense with you. You are direct – right or wrong you just don’t mind what others think or expect – you are yourself and that is another quality I would love my own children to have.

‘I am taking My Alexa rank to the next level with Blogchatter’ 

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5 thoughts on “Sunday Featured Blogger #19

  • September 15, 2017 at 12:46 am

    It’s always great to know more about Menaka. She is a wonderful person.

  • September 13, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Menaka…you rock!!! Great job Romila and I am astonished to know about your scheduling the post!!

  • September 13, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Thanks for bringing this wonderful blogger to the fore front for us naive blogging souls as an inspiration. I love her proudest moment in blogging life.

  • September 11, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Happy to know more about our charming darling Menaka !!! Thanks for featuring fellow bloggers through this interview series. You are doing a wonderful job, Roms.

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