Bulgaria–Maria Popova born 28 July 1984 is a Bulgarian writer, blogger, and critic living in Brooklyn, New York. She is known for her blog BrainPickings.org, which features her writing on culture, books, and eclectic subjects off and on the Internet.
Working style–Running Brain Pickings takes over 450 hours of work each month. Popova reads hundreds of pieces of content a day and anywhere between 12-15 books per week. From this, she posts the best to her blog and Twitter feed. She spends three to eight hours writing a day publishes three articles a day from Monday to Friday and tweets about four times per hour. All these articles and tweets are written and scheduled in advance. She goes to one of her two offices in New York City where she writes for her blog tweets, goes through feeds and more.