Who am I
I am a marketing professional. I help brands tell their stories & connect with their audience. This is my blog where I share my stories & random everyday musings.
What I do
Before marketing products & services, I earned my bread & butter as a financial accountant in Bangalore. Keeping track of money was nice, but I realized I got a better high, while presenting ideas & stories for my team. Thanks to an awesome boss, I was put on our internal communication team where I created and sent out brand awareness mailers everyday. All was well until, a series of unfortunate personal events broke my heart, my bank account and my health. Back home in Calicut with my family and cats, I had become a total NINJA ( No income, No job or assets :P). With nothing to lose, I tried a new trade that paid me to talk more & tell more stories.
I started out as an overly eager freelance content writer who took up any & every project. Some paid in money, others in experience. I wrote about different things from web content for property services, resumes, obituaries, rental agreements, blogs about urinary tract infections, E-mailers to product descriptions for bikes that I had never seen. Gradually I evolved into a marketing manager, handling more marketing and inbound-sale stuff including brand positioning, community building, events, PR, digital & social media campaigns. I want to say all the transitions were smooth & perfect. But that’d be a giant lie. There were bumps and struggles and hard lessons. And there will be more if you are trying to get anywhere at all. Funny part is, I think I am still learning & evolving at both personal level & professional level.
I am told my ancestors are farmers from Tellicherry. There are no farmers or farmland in the family anymore. We are all a bunch of wanna be farmers with weird jungle like gardens full of animals, birds and awkward plants that grow everywhere like green monsters. Growing up as an only child, I am told that I was a selfish, evil prick. That’s a one side story from my cousin that you don’t have to believe. I find animals more adorable & easy to love than humans. Among the favorites in my family, there was Grandma’s brown hen, Kaalu the black dog who loved Chawla Chicken & Snippy, our pet dog who was the most loved & least controversial member of the family. That now seems like millions of years ago. Now, everybody loves my dad’s 10-year-old cat who does not like me at all.
I was puny and watched way too many cartoons. Liked watching jet planes, painting walls with muddy wet socks (the patterns are trippy), petting animals, making imaginary friends & doing just about anything except sitting still. I don’t blame the 90’s. They were epic. That did not help much at school especially when you have to shift schools every three years thanks to parents on the move. PT class sucked!. Thank god, I could run fast & think on my feet. So I survived schools (several of them to be precise), embarrassing life experiences, friendships, fights, broken bones & broken hearts. And here I am, adulting. Still trying to get my shit together. And occasionally blogging about it.
My other interests include food, beer, movies, music, travel & good reads. I am a reformed shopaholic with a new found interest in cooking. Although people hate my food, street dogs & the cats love it.I want to add something exciting to the list like bungee jumper or fitness enthusiast but man, I suck at sports!
These are my personal blogs where I write for pleasure, fun & rambling:
Lifeamongzillions is my personal blog which you are checking out right now. I write about digital marketing, movies, food, fiction & everyday stories here.
Movies & Memes:
I love movies & memes. I shamelessly share my childish sense of humour & love here: www.contentshots.com . If you liked it & want unlimited an supply of funny memes, do like the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/contentshots/
I dump my ramblings & unpolished drafts here. I warned you. Quit judging me now.
Other Places Where I post:
All feed-back & comments are welcome. Feel free to connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a guest post or a creative collaboration or just want to say ‘Hi’ to a fellow human stuck on earth!
Hope you find something interesting or nice,here . Enjoy Reading! 🙂