I'm Sid Balachandran, an independent content writer and social media consultant.
And this is my story.
Once upon a time, I was a technology and marketing professional. Although an engineer (academically, of course), I constantly found myself being challenged (my inner voice does make quite fascinating arguments at times) to switch to a more creative field. Clearly, as my resume points out, I paid no heed to this voice. Instead, I decided to put my Engineering (and subsequently, my Masters) degree to some practical use. From managing a flagship retail store for one of the world’s largest telecommunication giants to managing the growth of support services for a leading computing brand, I gained experience across a number of technology industries making sure that I developed transferable skills along the way.
In the spring of 2013, I decided to take a break to fulfil my paternal responsibilities. One fine day, as I sat there plucking chewed up pieces of broccoli from my hair (my then one-year-old son was quite the Olympic projectile food hurler), it finally struck me. I’d always believed that words had superpowers. It was just a case of using them the right way to create momentum and drive change.
So, I started a blog, which over the past five years has developed into a multiple-award-winning website that has consistently been rated amongst the top parenting, humour and lifestyle blogs in India. All of this while jumping over high-rise LEGO towers or convincing my son to eat his vegetables. Evidently, juggling parenting, blogging and content writing has only enhanced my multi-tasking skills.
My unique perspectives and the ability to tell compelling stories in the client’s tone of voice (along with my SEO-driven writing and social media skills, of course) offered me numerous opportunities to create content for some premier FMCG lifestyle and e-commerce brands. I’ve also been published in various online portals and media web outlets.
If you’re presently looking for a content writer, copywriter or social media manager, let’s connect. I believe we can do great things together.
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