January 24, 2020
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How I Got Published In MaTa For The 9th Time | A Tip For You [Blog Marathon Post 6]

First of all, I would like to apologize for abruptly pausing my Blog Marathon. Mom could help me type the fifth blog because I could at least write it in a notebook. But on the sixth day, I couldn’t strain my eyes much.

Being on a guilt trip, I rested my eyes on the weekend and also for the entire week as I could not stress them much after office. But I am now continuing with the Marathon. I’ll be making sure that I post all the seven blogs.

I hope you liked my fifth day’s blog written almost with my left eye closed. Many of you thanked my mother for helping me type the blog on how to change your mood instantly.

This comment was like an oasis of energy in the desert of illness.

 

I’ve conveyed your thanks and gave her a tight hug for diligently supporting me to help cope up with my Blog Marathon.

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In today’s blog, I’d like to share my article writing experience with you. Maybe it’ll inspire you to write an article for the renowned Marathi newspaper – Maharashtra Times.

So, let me walk you through the process of writing an article and then how it gets published in the newspaper.

First Article – On the Eve of Father’s Day

Back then, in 2014 when my father faced a tough time in office, I could only helplessly see him tired and restless at home, in the evenings.

Life was tough and so was my father. He fought back his miseries and hardships like a sport. He uplifted his office’s shoddy affairs and transformed it into a functional government office.

I wanted him to know how proud I felt. And where there’s a will there’s a way. One day, I read about this column in Maharashtra Times asking to submit write-ups on the eve of father’s day.

I decided to give it a chance and wrote this article straight from my heart. And got published.

The happiness on my father’s face was a DSLR moment worth capturing. He started taking me and my writing seriously only after this article. And my writing journey started with this article in the true sense.

It was certainly a turning point for my writing expedition.

Second Article – On Internet & Us

After the first article, I would look for the “Yuva Katta” column and their ask for that week. I wrote articles that suited me perfectly and which had a story base to it. All the articles I sent in the “Yuva Katta” column were published which gave me immense joy. (According to sources, people struggle to get their article published in MaTa).

Until the fourth article, I submitted articles for the same column. The editors of the newspaper only publish selective ones.

Third Article- On the Eve of World Book’s Day

Fourth Article – A Memorable Rainy Day

Fifth Article – Book Review

Only after a few months when I felt the void of not being able to submit my articles, I realized that I was out of college and I couldn’t write for the “Yuva Katta” anymore. It was a youth column.

But again, where there’s a will there’s a way. I found the alternative to this situation. Maharashtra Times has a number of columns under which we can send our articles. Take a look at the below articles written on a variety of topics with great love and affection.

If you wish to know the columns, I can help you with the list. Just drop me a message on my Instagram handle.

Sixth Article – A Memorable Trip

Seventh Article – A Memorable Trip

Eighth Article – A Thank You Note

If you want to know to whom is this Thank You note, I’ve written a detailed blog in English for you. Read here.

Ninth Article – Book Review (11 Commandments Of Life Maximization)

A Tip For You (if you plan to get published in Maharashtra Times) –

Let your pen write what your heart yearns to deliver. Don’t write for the sake of getting published. Enjoy the process. Happiness lies in the journey more than the destination. Just like I enjoy the process of writing all these articles, my blogs, and my story (which is available on Amazon) Mrs.Rao. 

Okay then, see you tomorrow with my last blog of this Blog Marathon 🙂

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Shraddha Rane is a blogger from Mumbai, India. She graduated from the University of Mumbai and enjoys writing and spending time with her friends.

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