Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Does your social behavior influence the way you think?

"The more I tweet, I observe that my thoughts and words are getting tweet sized"

 So I’ve been wondering if my social behaviors influence my real world behavior. By social media behaviors what I really mean is which social channels I use, and how much you use it as a part of your daily lives.

Personally, I can vouch for this based on 3 real-life examples
1)    Days / Times when I use a lot of Twitter – the usage of words (oral / written) even in real-life are ‘tweet-sized’. Short, succinct, to the point. The impact is that I speak lesser, my mails are shorter, meetings end before time :)
2)    Days / Times when my muse are infographics – Everything I do, I keep thinking how I can represent it with an infographic!
3)    Days / Times when I am completely entrenched in blogging – Everything I do, say, think – I’m actively looking for ways to create a blog post…

It appears like as if the more time I put into a social media platform, there is some re-wiring in my brain which compels me to look at all aspects of my life based on my social media behavioral patterns! Something like a re-train the brain seems to happen based on usage!

While there are benefits in being focused and building / enhancing / enriching your ‘social media garden / estate’ – I also think that may be there is a flip-side too! May be in the quest to be ‘social on social media’ – the real-life experience is actually getting diluted , and one ends up creating / building patterns of human behavior which may not serve me well.

For now, this thought has inspired this post and left me pensive!

What are your views? Leave a comment to let me know

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Newspaper Interview | Twittering Heights (Deccan Chronicle, 2015)
Quoted in “Open Letter to Women looking for job
Quoted in “The Best Advice you’ll receive as young women starting your careers
Interview | My blogging journey – How it came to be?
Interview | A wise Blogger
Interview | Secrets to Successful Blogging
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Listed among the Top 10 Marketing Blogs of India

Look what the news brought me today...

Happy and Honored to be featured in the list of Top Marketing Blogs of India published by SEJ (Search Engine Journal). The list includes some of the best / most reputed Indian brands / blogs like Digital Vidya, Social Samosa, Lighthouse Insights, Blogworks . Full reading here

For those who don't know, Search Engine Journal was launched in 2003 and publishes fantastic articles by marketing experts. They spotlight the important trends, news, strategies and personalities in the industry. They have ~95K Twitter followers and 1 Lakh+ likes on FB.



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Columnist / Byline in : Economic Times | Huffingtonpost | Business2Community | WomensWeb | Sheroes India | PeopleMatters | YoWoTo | 12Most.com | Parentous
Blog : Nischala’s Space, Thoughts, Expressions [Featured in Top Marketing Blogs in India, Directory of Best Indian Blogs, Alltop]
Twitter : @nimu9 [Featured among Sheroes Must Follow Indian Women on Twitter (2014) , 50 Indian Women to follow on Twitter(2012)]

Interviews and Media Mentions
Newspaper Interview | Twittering Heights (Deccan Chronicle, 2015)
Quoted in “Open Letter to Women looking for job
Quoted in “The Best Advice you’ll receive as young women starting your careers
Interview | My blogging journey – How it came to be?
Interview | A wise Blogger
Interview | Secrets to Successful Blogging
Quoted in “Are entrepreneurs born or made?”

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Working Mom V/s Stay-At-Home Mom – Is there a better word to describe them?

It was a tweet which triggered a conversation and this blog post. And the tweet-crafter was Madhavan Narayan (whose Twitter profile reads as Columnist/Journalist/ Tech Writer, Hindustan Times, Delhi. Music and movie lover. Alleged poet).

This was what he tweeted
On a separate note, I immensely enjoy his tweets because they almost always loaded with wit, wisdom, real-life experiences, poetry, humor – so they give ample food for the left and right side of your brain!

As I pondered over this, I recognized that being a woman and working (whether at home or outside) go together. Being a mother and working have to co-exist. There just is no way for it to work otherwise.

So I asked for suitable alternatives. The new descriptors that I liked are:
Stay-At-Home Mother = HomeSlogger

Working Mother = OFHO (Office and Home) Sloggers OR Careerist Mom

What do you think is a befitting word? Leave a comment to let me know

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Blog : Nischala’s Space, Thoughts, Expressions [Featured in Directory of Best Indian Blogs, Alltop]
Twitter : @nimu9 [Featured among Sheroes Must Follow Indian Women on Twitter (2014) , 50 Indian Women to follow on Twitter(2012)]

Interviews and Media Mentions
Newspaper Interview | Twittering Heights (Deccan Chronicle, 2015)
Quoted in “Open Letter to Women looking for job
Quoted in “The Best Advice you’ll receive as young women starting your careers
Interview | My blogging journey – How it came to be?
Interview | A wise Blogger
Interview | Secrets to Successful Blogging
Quoted in “Are entrepreneurs born or made?”


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Announcing the "XBooksPact" | April 2015 to December 2015

So, I'm seeing a lot of buzz on social media around the ‪#‎100SareePact‬ .  For those who don't know, it is a promise to wear sarees a 100 times in 2015 and share the pictures along with the stories of the sarees.. To know more, click here or read a write-up at Huffingtonpost. This is indeed a wonderful initiative by Anju Maudgal Kadam and Ally Matthan; and also goes to show the power of an idea and the power of social media

I'm loving the pictures and stories of ladies in sarees. And hope the #100SareePact gets more women to flaunt their saris!

However, I don't know if I'm ready for this pact. But in the spirit of making a pact and trying to revive something - I surely want to read more this year.. So I'm thinking I should do a ‪#‎20BooksPact‬ from 1 April 2015 to 31 Dec 2015.. It can be any book - free / paid, eBook or Print.. Whatever.. Just an attempt to commit to reading more books this year..

I shared this as a FaceBook update yesterday and a lot of "book loving" friends felt 20 was too less, and many already finished 20 books in past 3 month! Wow! So, I decided to make it the 2015 "XBooksPact"; where X is any number of books you choose to read..

Keen on making a pact? Here's how it works.
Step 1 : Define the number of books you want to read. So it may be 5 or 200! Whatever works for you! That is your 2015 Book Pact
Step 2 : Join the FaceBook Community here
Step 3 : Share your commitment on the number of books you want to read
Step 4:  Let the group know what book you are reading, and read your book :)
Step 5: If you want to recommend the book to others, let the community know
Step 6: Get others to join the community

Enjoy Reading!!
On that note, Happy Reading!

PS: The 1st book I'm reading is a parenting related book.. Any guesses what the title is????

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Interviews and Media Mentions
Newspaper Interview | Twittering Heights (Deccan Chronicle, 2015)
Quoted in “Open Letter to Women looking for job
Quoted in “The Best Advice you’ll receive as young women starting your careers
Interview | My blogging journey – How it came to be?
Interview | A wise Blogger
Interview | Secrets to Successful Blogging
Quoted in “Are entrepreneurs born or made?”


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

My 1st article on Economic Times on Women At Work



Happy to share that my 1st article is live on Economic Times. Titled “The Woman At Work Manifesto : Investments women should make at the start of their careers” – The article highlights 9 key aspects which make a difference in the long term career of a woman.

As a writer / blogger and an advocate of Woman At Work, this is personally a proud / satisfying moment, and I hope the words / insights help women who are starting their careers.
Please do share in your network. Comments welcome :)

Full reading here



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Connect with me on Nischala’s Social World
Columnist / Byline in : Economic Times | Huffingtonpost | Business2Community | WomensWeb | Sheroes India | PeopleMatters | YoWoTo | 12Most.com | Parentous
Blog : Nischala’s Space, Thoughts, Expressions [Featured in Directory of Best Indian Blogs, Alltop]
Twitter : @nimu9 [Featured among Sheroes Must Follow Indian Women on Twitter (2014) , 50 Indian Women to follow on Twitter(2012)]

Interviews and Media Mentions
Newspaper Interview | Twittering Heights (Deccan Chronicle, 2015)
Quoted in “Open Letter to Women looking for job
Quoted in “The Best Advice you’ll receive as young women starting your careers
Interview | My blogging journey – How it came to be?
Interview | A wise Blogger
Interview | Secrets to Successful Blogging
Quoted in “Are entrepreneurs born or made?”