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What voice do you write in?

Writing and reading fascinate me, the way pretty much nothing else can. One reason could be because of what I do for fun – blogging and the other reason could be because of what I do for a living – editing.

In my years as a reader, writer, blogger and now editor, one thing that keeps jumping out at me from a well-written piece is the author’s voice.

Voice used by writers

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6 ways to choose who to follow on Twitter

I’ve been on Twitter since 2010. So says Twitter. But you can’t believe everything you read online. Being on a platform and actually using it are two different things.

I’ve actually started using Twitter the way it ought to be used only in the last year or so. Initially, it was all peaches and cream, following everyone who followed me but I was not really engaging with anyone effectively. Continue reading “6 ways to choose who to follow on Twitter”

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9 ways to improve reader engagement on your blog

Do you speak to your readers? Do you listen to what they want? Do you believe that reader engagement matters for you as a blogger?

Blogging is something I love with a passion. It’s one thing I consciously make time for, or at least try to, every week. With three blogs to manage, things can get a little out of hand at times so I try to keep my expectations realistic and my goals simple.

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Bangalore Traffic, you’ve made life miserable!

Today, I spent nearly six hours in the Hell that defines Bangalore traffic. Six hours.

It took me 3 hours to travel the distance of 27 kms from my home in south Bangalore to a spot in east Bangalore. It took me the same amount of time to get back home. You don’t even have to be good at Math to figure out how ridiculous that sounds.

Bangalore Traffic
Photo for representational purposes

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