The Saturday Spotlight Series continues! This week is Episode 12 with Nilakshi the creator behind the Meraki Musings blog.
I consider myself blessed to have met Nilakshi online and I find her to be a great inspiration. I’m honored to call her a friend. Nilakshi is a great asset to have as a friend, acquaintance, or blogging connection.
Let’s get started introducing Nilakshi and her wonderful blog!!!
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Saturday Spotlight Series
As always, for those that have not been reading along with my series, I like to give a brief introduction.
My Saturday Spotlight Series, is a weekly series that I have been doing here on my blog to introduce other amazing bloggers to my readers.
The blogs/bloggers that I introduce here are blogs that I read and enjoy. Many of the bloggers I have met in online blogging communities. I treasure their online friendships and interacting with them helps me to grow, both personally and as a blogger.
This Week’s Saturday Spotlight
This is week 12 of my Saturday Spotlight Series! I am so excited to now be showcasing the 12th blogger in my line-up!
When I first started this series I was unsure of how well it would go over. I didn’t know how many (or if any) other bloggers would be interested in being interviewed by me for this series.
Now at week 12, I am overjoyed at the success of this series. This week, I am extremely honored to shine my spotlight on the very popular Nilakshi and her Meraki Musings blog!
Why I Read Nilakshi’s Blog
Inspiration!!! That one word seems to sum it up for me! Pure inspiration everytime I read Nilakshi’s blog.
I try to lead a life of gratitude and positivity. But I am human, and I do suffer from depression and anxiety. I need as much inspiration as I can get each day. I also need to read positive words as often as I can. Otherwise I tend to read news articles, and we all know those tend to be more negative than positive.
What I Get From Nilakshi’s Blog
Aside from the positivity and inspiration, I also get tips and advice that helps me (remember my anxious brain) to stay focused.
When I’m agitated or “worked up” over something I can always find a post on Nilakshi’s blog that helps me to center myself and thoughts to get back on track.
In short, I get emotional support from Nilakshi, sometimes without even realizing it at the moment.
Why I Recommend Nilakshi’s Blog
Honestly, I recommend Nilakshi’s blog because who among us doesn’t need positivity and inspiration in their daily lives?
Especially during this pandemic and uncertain times we are all going through right now we all need inspiration where ever we can find it.
Positivity anytime during the day can always help your moods and attitude. You will definitely find encouragement on Nilakshi’s blog. Check out Nilaakshi’s post A Love Note to Self and Why Self Love Notes Are Important.
Now that I’ve told you why I read Nilakshi’s blog, I want to introduce you to Nilakshi. Let’s get to know about her personally and what motivates her to inspire so many other people with her amazing blog!
In order to do this, as with all my spotlight posts, I asked Nilakshi a few questions about herself and her blog. I will now post those questions and copy her answers in her own words for you below.
Q. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:
Nilakshi: “I am Nilakshi, creator and owner of merakimusings.org. I am a wife, an English teacher, and a blogger. I have been professionally blogging almost for a year now and my husband is the backbone behind my blogging journey. He has introduced me to my skills and this website is a gift from him last year. I take it really seriously and as a result, I am learning, growing, and getting to know many wonderful bloggers like you (Sharon).”
“After my masters in English literature and linguistics I have started my career as an English teacher and side by side I used to write sometimes. Then after my marriage in 2016, I left the teaching job and joined corporate sectors and also started blogging as a hobby. It is my husband’s suggestion to blog seriously, treating it like a business. Recently in 2019, I have started blogging as a profession and so far it’s a great journey. I am so grateful for my husband for his continuous support and for making me understand my worth. He is my accountability partner, guide, and torchbearer of this new journey. “
Q: TELL US ABOUT YOUR BLOG:
Nilakshi: “My blog is about self-improvement, health and wellness, Universe and spirituality. Occasionally I write about blogging and business and I have an interview series for entrepreneurs and bloggers which I publish once or twice every month.”
Q: WHY DID YOU START AND/OR CONTINUE TO BLOG?
Nilakshi: “I started my blog as a hobby and then as I have already said I took it as a business as per my husband’s suggestion. And I am loving it what I am doing right now. I am now my own boss, I have lots of learning opportunities. I am meeting wonderful talents from around the globe. And I can work at any time from anywhere and also take off anytime I want.”
“Although there is high and low phases in a blogger’s life, yet I love it. As a blogger we have to write, edit, proofread, design graphics, social media marketing, collaborations; we have to do everything so that we do not remain a ghost in the internet world. We need to be heard and noticed and for that, there is a lot of behind the scenes. But I really love learning and highs and lows are a process of growing, isn’t it?”
“Most importantly, I have found my passion so, in spite of all these I definitely continue to blog, and I choose it. Once you start treating your blog as a business and determine to go for it then you can. It’s not just about making money but to serve the world with your uniqueness and the unique talent. It’s obviously a business and I take it as a conscious mindful business. This helps me keep going and work more every day. This is what I am good for, actually 😉 and I love the blogging community so much.”
Q: WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Nilakshi: “My husband, hands down. He inspires me every day to keep going. During a low moment, he encourages me and helps me count my achievements and blessings. He always helps me to see my growth and what new I am learning every day. He makes me see how I am enjoying doing it and all the good things my life is bringing my way. In short, he uplifts me every moment.”
“My whole family now supports what I do and they love reading my articles and seeing my work. This is also a big inspiration. Also, I read a lot and those books, articles and many bloggers, one of them is you (Sharon) inspire me in my daily life. Bloggers are a real creative genius who can handle any situations with grace and I am so glad to be a part of such a supportive and inspiring community. It’s not easy to go with all the pressures yet, we are doing it and we can do it.”
Sharon: Thank you Nilakshi for you kind words to me and about my blog! You always inspire me, lift me up and encourage me to do better each day!!!
WOW! What an amazing and creative lady with such an inspiring blog! Nilakshi is simply an inspiration herself and I am so glad that she chose to put some of that inspiration into her blog!
I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed this week’s spotlight and that you will take time to visit Nilakshi’s blog. Show her some love on her blog and connect with her through social media!
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