She is a Punjabi married to a Telugu.Chats a lot reads a lot and writes even more.Blogging since 2004(her first post is dated May 2004).A time when I hadn’t even heard of the word blogging (I lived under my own mountain of books)!Mayuri was a blogger.Her parents refused to feature her as a baby in a Pears campaign.
A Gemini and loves all things word.Her blog, sirimiri is as gentle as she is.I met her during Blogchatter’s #MyfriendAlexa campaign.
She doesn’t like giving directions. She likes following them even less.
That’s why while doing a Google analytics set up for her blog, she was the one with whom I spent the most time.
But I forgot to tell her not to change her theme(totally my mistake).
Guess what?The code was nowhere to be found next day. Mayuri was panicking.I was surprised.
I opened her blog to check. Voila, it had changed.
GA code in theme header disappears with a change in the parent theme.Forgot to tell her!This problem could be handled with a child theme or a plugin.
Now Mayuri is revamping her blog.
I haven’t stopped bugging her about Google analytics though.I think she is waiting for me to lose patience.
It’s going to be tough.She has written for 12 years.Her patience and persistence is award-winning.
Can I make her do it?Time will tell.Now the woman behind the blog.
Tell us Mayuri what made you start blogging?
I used to jot down my thoughts in varied forms, like quotes, verses, poetry and small notes. And as I did so I realized that I loved writing.In 2004 I discovered a digital diary called a Blog and signed up to get one of my own. I have been writing ever since, though not everything I write is shared online.
Besides Sirimiri, I also have a food blog and a Travel Blog, which I’ve sadly neglected.
Who is your audience ?
Anyone who loves to read!
What makes your day?
Feedback from my readers makes my day! And when someone tells me that reading a certain post make some difference I am truly elated!
What inspires you?
The will to write, the love for it and the ability to evolve with it over time. And yes, I consider Stephen King my Guru. He is the best. Period.
Give us your favorite quote
” I am enough. I have enough. I do enough.”
Give us a few tips for struggling Bloggers
(I’m a struggling blogger myself!:)
But I’m learning new things every day and here are some to share.
1)In the blogging world, I follow only 1 rule: Do unto others as you would have others to do unto you.
2)Make a blogging schedule.Maybe something like posting 2 posts a week. Then stick to it.
3)Please check your post for typos and other errors, before you post it.
4)Explore different forms of writing.
5)Join a Blogging community that could encourage you.
6)Visit other blogs, read them and always leave a comment on a post you enjoyed reading. P:S: Nice post, is not a comment.
7)Read a lot. The more you read, the better you write.
What’s your vision for this venture?
I just want to write. And to be read. I used to be a regular columnist for various magazines, writing a Humor Column for one and Monthly Tarot Predictions for the others. I would like to get back to writing columns and features, professionally. And like most others, writing a book is part of the plan.
I am a professional Tarot Card Reader for the last 12 years and conduct Tarot Readings. Both personal, and Online.
A writer by design. Since I am already aware of what the future holds, I enjoy unwrapping the present.
My blog: http://sirimiri.in/
Do visit Mayuri’s blog.