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Blogging with Bojana blog

Blogging with Bojana blog

LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF:  My name is Bojana and I’m running a blog called Bojana’s Coffee and Confessions to go.

I am a teacher, a writer, a workaholic, a perfectionist, a skeptic, a realist with dreams, an art lover, a travel freak, a tennis fan, a coffee junkie, a carnivore, an environmentalist, a political being, a good person, a bitch, a neurotic, a soul searcher, a careful daughter, a caring daughter, a missing sister, a part-time wife, a part-time friend, and a full-time mom. I am a citizen of the world (who happens to be the citizen of Serbia), once a permanent resident of Canada, now a German permanent residence permit holder, a legal alien in all three.

WHAT AM I DOING HERE? To answer this question, I have to go back a year and a half ago when my blogging adventure started. I remember I couldn’t sleep, being suddenly flooded with dozens of thoughts, a rush of emotions and an unstoppable urge to get out of bed, and start to write. Back then, I wasn’t even sure what about. Last time I had written something had been 20 years before, and I knew how liberating it had felt. As time went by, I stopped. I was constantly pressed for time since I began studying and then working and I simply forgot, not how to write but to write in the first place. 

Anyway, I decided to play it by ear. I believed it was a mental breakthrough, a sudden insight, an epiphany. On the other hand, I was aware of the fact those undefined perplexing thoughts which came rushing to my mind were also a result of inner turmoil, disturbance, confusion, sadness, rage, anxiety and restlessness I’d been feeling. My writing actually started as a self-healing attempt, a process of recovery, a journey I was determined to embark on in hopes of getting out of my mess. As a result, my early posts were designed as an attempt to get to the root of my obnoxious mood swings and stress. I would often refer to it as soul-searching, reconciliation and finding peace I had been longing for.

DID I LET THE GENIE OUT? I most definitely did and by doing so I found a whole lot more than I had bargained for. As my readership was growing, and I was discovering new interesting topics, my posts began to undergo a change. Besides, I made friends with some gorgeous people who helped me heal by, among other things, reaching out and asking me to open up. Consequently, I started writing about growing up amidst the crisis, war and challenging post-war years in Yugoslavia where I grew up, which has with time evolved into a series of bitter sweet posts I’m exceptionally proud of.

In the meantime, I started successfully writing engaging poetry and short stories. At the moment, I’m working on a number of posts with a fellow blogger I think the world of, namely a satire about the rise of nationalism and other bad isms worldwide. You can find the first installment on my site already. 

If you want to find out more, you’ll have to visit my blog. What you need to know for now is I can’t take bullshit and speaking straight from the shoulder, however painful and shocking, is something I’m rather good at. I have frequently been called a fierce and uncompromising writer who doesn’t want to look away and a force to be reckoned with. I love stream of consciousness, sarcasm, criticizing sentimentality and society, and using both formal and informal language in a single piece of writing. When I don’t bitch about injustice and exploitation, I’m still trying to figure out how to cope the best way I can.

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Educated Unemployed Indian Blog

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Educated Unemployed Indian blog 

The name of my blog is Educated Unemployed Indian and it is about situations that an educated unemployed (like myself) deals with in everyday life.

The blog is not exactly about unemployment, rather I would say, it’s about being unemployed.

Unemployment is a part of the life of an unemployed person, but it is only a single part. There are so many other aspects that form the personality of an unemployed person, much like any other person.

This blog talks about such aspects of my life (including unemployment) that a lot of people (regardless of employed or not) can easily relate to. Things such as-

  • Talking about situations such as being jobless or having a job with lots of dissatisfaction attached to it.

  • The blog is about a depressing issue but it’s also about staying positive and finding other people & experiences to relate to.

  • You can find a few great quotes for inspiration and motivation.

  • Interesting list articles and useful how to articles.

  • And so much more.

There are many inspirational stories on the internet about successful bloggers quitting their jobs to blog full time. But my blogging story is not such an inspirational one. I didn’t quit my job to blog because I had no job and that’s why I started to blog. I guess you could say, unemployment is my inspiration or my muse for starting this blog. My mind was full of anxiety about future and I needed a place to share my thoughts. I have always been passionate about writing & have contributed little bit here & there. But starting this blog is the direct result of the constant restlessness over my job situation. I just couldn’t keep my thoughts to myself anymore and once I began so many ideas like light bulbs lighted up inside my head. This was the biggest inspiration to take up blogging.You can read more about my blogging journey here-

https://educatedunemployedindian.com/2018/05/15/where-to-next/

About the Author –
My name is Binita and I’m a qualified teacher. I write a blog  where I express my opinions, experiences, concern and everything I possibly can think about unemployment and a few other things close to my heart and my life.