My name is Srinivas K. And loved to be called as srinik:
Thank You all for taking a moment to walk with me in my personal wonderland.
I am what is known as a professional blogger.
Before I tell you about professional blogging, let me tell you a little bit about myself. First, I was born and raised in a small suburb of Andhra. I spent my childhood moving to different places (as my dad used to work for the Indian Army).
I’ve lived in AMD, BLR, BOM, COK, DEL, JAI, JLR, MAA, MYQ, PNQ, SLV, VGA, GOI, TRV, and briefly, India.
Eventually, I graduated valedictorian at Osmania University in 2000. And not once in my professional career has anyone ever cared about that achievement.
Had I known that I might have relaxed a little bit and not emotional when I got trounced in a Chemistry exam.
Tried all non-sense 9 am to 6 pm jobs. The harder I tried, the less sense it made.
After teaching myself HTML, I moved to the web. This is where I discovered what life was. That’s when the blogging became my full-time job which brings us back to professional blogging.
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Currently, I live in Hyderabad with my small family. However, I love exploring new places and cultures, getting involved in meeting people from all walks of life.
We travel as a family as much as possible. Three of us live in a very small urban hut with a very small balcony garden. We grow some of our food and try to be “green”, whatever that means.
Blogging isn’t Sunshine and Unicorns 24/7:
I love the Web. Neither I’m a Kickstarter nor an Influencer.
I do write and produce this blog. Since its inception in 2007, this platform covers the people, ideas, performances and endless nonsense, all of it lightly contextualized. The blog has served as an outlet for my passion for editorial creation.
Over the process, it taught me to contribute by first being the change I wish to see in the world. In short, it has shaped me to be me.
To be frank, my blog is not the world’s complete knowledge bank.
However, I’m proud to say that this has been relentlessly filtered through my particular worldview.
Much of my day is spent writing, editing, more writing, reading and answering email, accounting, admin, and pretty much everything else one does when working in an office.
Except, I have the privilege of working from home, and that means I interact with my kids and explore the world quite a bit in between everything else.
Life as a full-time blogger is not just relentless but filled with uncontrollable chaos. I’m not here to promise the sun, moon and the stars. The harsh reality is that I feel it as an isolating, lonely and really hard.
However, I consider the time spent with the family an absolute treasure.
Considering, all the pros and cons, blogging is an avenue for sharing your ideas on certain topics to a global audience. Here in this tiny space on the web is an example of just how awesome and life-altering the Internet can be.
A hobby turned into a career typically made up of peaks and valleys. I always hear fairy tales and stories here on how people are progressing but none shares real-life sad stories.
My life and career have been no exception; I’ve experienced unbelievable highs and devastating lows only to teach an important lesson. There is more to life than work and money.
I feel ups and downs are a part of one’s career, and this totally depends on how you take it. You can either be knocked down by the negative things, or you can take it in a positive way and learn from it.
Behind the Scenes:
Here’s the tech survival kit rely on every day to run my blog. They are not ESSENTIAL but certainly indispensable and help you step up your game.
- Content Management System (CMS): WordPress
- Computer: Assembled Desktop / Dell Inspiron Laptop
- Design & Editing Software: Lightroom
- DSLR Camera: Nikon D5200 DSLR (model discontinued) with 50mm f/1.4G lenses
- Mobile Apps: Chrome, Gmail, Instagram, Spotify, YouTube, Twitter
- Scheduling Tool: Buffer
- Smart Phone: Mi A2
- Stationary: Notepad & Pen
- Storage: Dropbox & WD My Passport HDD
- Tablet: Google Nexus 7 2013 (Still holds good)
- Tracking: Google Analytics
For those of you still here, thanks for sticking around.
I love hearing what you have to say, your comments on my social media and my blog mean so much to me.
Please contact me via Contact Form.
I literally get tons of emails (too many to reply to), but I do read every message I receive and will try my best to respond if a response is necessary.
Alternatively, you can find me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube. You can leave a message on Facebook but I probably won’t even see it. The only reason for it is I don’t spend a lot of time there.
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And hey, thank you SO much for being here.