In times when social media influencers are pulling all the plugs to make their voices heard and stay socially relevant, the blogging scene is also developing by leaps and bounds. So it seems about time that the city’s very own Sneha Narayanan pulled off a rare feat in the digital domain.
Sneha recently won the Annual Blogger Bash award in the Best Personal Development blog category from over one lakh nominations. The Annual Blogger Bash is a yearly blogging event which takes place in London. Interestingly, at this year’s event, Sneha’s was the only blog from India that was nominated for the Best Personal Development blog category, which she subsequently went on to win.
The 29-year-old quit her job in IBM and started blogging a couple of years back to pursue her passion for writing. “Since childhood, I was very introverted and shy, and it was only through writing that I could share my opinions and voice my thoughts,” says Sneha, who adds, “My tryst with blogging started last year when the whole MeToo movement was happening and I wrote a blog about it. Surprisingly, writer Vinita Nanda came across my blog, acknowledged my work and even shared it.”
The MBA graduate from Osmania University usually writes about women’s issues and personality development in her blogs and says she’s thrilled with her win.
“I never expected my blog to win amongst so many nominations. Even if I had a small inkling of winning, I would have definitely gone in person to collect the winning certificate. The whole process of nominations and voting is done by the general public who nominates their favourite bloggers in eight different categories from all over the world. Based on the votes, a list is prepared for the final round and the blog with the highest number of votes wins,” shares Sneha, who is presently working hard to build her network and promote her blog apart from penning a psychological thriller. “I have completed nearly seven chapters and should wrap up the novel by October,” she concludes.