The Original Outstanding Blogger Award!!!

Awards

Mohamad Toutounji nominated me for The Original Outstanding Blogger Award. He’s been such an important support in my blogging journey. His kind words keep uplifting me every single time. I don’t think I can ever thank him enough for all the support he keeps showering me. Do check out his blog, he writes amazing stories.

So, the Rules:

  1. Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (very important: see why in step 5)
  2. Answer the questions provided.
  3. Create 7 unique questions.
  4. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.
  5. At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!

This award was created by Colton Beckwith.

Mohamad Toutounji’s Questions:

  1. What’s the funniest word in the English language? IDK, can’t think of anything right now.
  2.  How do you make yourself sleep when you can’t seem to get to sleep? Read this Sleepless Nights
  3. What are some of the best vacations you’ve had? Any time spent with my fam seems like a vacay to me. I love it!
  4. What’s the craziest video you’ve ever seen? My memory suck. I don’t remember anything.
  5.  What’s the worst hairstyle you’ve ever had? I’m not an experimental person with my hair.
  6. What habit do you have now that you wish you started much earlier? Nothing.
  7. What movie or book do you know the most quotes from? If I start listing it down, I’ll spend an entire night. So… let’s save it for some other day.
  8. What was one of the most interesting concerts you’ve been to? I hate loud music. When I was a kid, my dad took me to a concert. I started crying and we left.
  9.  What’s the most annoying noise? Chalk squeaking.
  10. What trend are you tired of? The show-off trend.

As always, my question remains the same and the nomination is open to all.

Loads of love!! ❤ ❤

Ideal Inspiration Blog Award

Awards

A new award!!
Woohoo! Whoohooo!!

I never thought I’d be getting this much love and support on my blogging journey. Super duper thank you to every single one of you.

Now, about the Ideal Inspiration Blog Award. I was nominated for this by:

Nabeeha Jameel: Her blog Brain Storms has a little bit of everything from Mandalas and Doodles to outfit inspiration and articles about food. She’s super talented. Go check out her blog!

Kashvi Dani: Her blog A Bookworm’s Blog, is definitely something any bookworm can relate to. Go read!

Ismael: His blog This Engrained Heart, is a go-to for amazing heartfelt poetry. Go dive in!

Bold Girl: I nominated her, and then, she nominated me. Now, I’m nominating her again. We’re on a cycle of nominations cause we write about similar stuff and think similar things. She writes a teeny bit better than me though. So, go check out her blog.

Thank you so much, both of you! Not just for this award, but for the constant support you guys keep showing me. Love you with all my heart.

Now, the rules:

  • Thank the person who have nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog.
  • Answer their questions.
  • Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo.
  • Provide the link of the Award creator of ideal inspiration blogger award as Rising Star from https://idealinspiration.blog .

Nabeeha Jameel’s questions:

  1. Who is your role model? Many people.
  2. What is your all-time favorite memory? I don’t have a favorite memory.
  3. What is the most beautiful place you have ever been to? Home!
  4. Do you feel like a leader or a follower? None, I’m better off alone.
  5. What food do you crave most often? Pizza!

Kashvi Dani’s questions:

  1. What was your biggest failure and what did you learn from it? I’m still failing. I’m still learning. Life is confusing.
  2. What do you find the most frustrating about blogging? Sometimes I forget to enjoy blogging and start running after stats. That’s frustrating, cause, this is my space where I write stuff I want. This was never meant to be a stats race.
  3. What’s your current read and next read? I’m in the middle of The Queen of Hearts and The Wuthering Heights. I really gotta stop jumping books.
  4. Describe yourself in three words. Wild, Scared, Crazy!
  5. What new hobby did you pick up during isolation/quarantine? Cooking.

Ismael’s questions:

  1. Why do you write? Writing makes me smile.
  2. You have explained why you write, so what do you expect from us readers? Smile along with me.
  3. I am sure that you know that I am Deaf, but what would you say to any Deaf person when you see them? “Hi,” that’s what I would say to any person, along with a big bright smile.
  4. What is your strength? I don’t know.
  5. What is your advice to every writer and reader? Do what makes you smile.

Bold Girl’s questions:

  1. Why Blogging? Cause, I like it!
  2. What has been the best thing that happened to you once you started your journey as a Blogger or anything that you’d like to share with us that you’ve learnt from Blogging? I’ve been happier.
  3. What would you like to say about me and my blogs – Both negative and positive? Positive: I love the way you write. Negative: I envy the way you write.
  4. Share a funny incident that would make your readers laugh. My memory sucks!!
  5. Any advise you would like to give for anyone who gets demotivated or has just recently started Blogging? Don’t chase the likes or the views, enjoy what you do.

I know the rules says 9, but I really don’t like numbers. So, I nominate each and every person reading this.

Thank you so much for dropping by. And thank you everyone for nominating me.

Vincent Ehindero Award

Awards, Writer life

Oooh, I must be super lucky! I got nominated for Vincent Ehindero Award for the fifth time!!

So, I’m combining it all together instead of making four different posts. I was nominated by Tanya Sheik, Ritisha, Shweta, thebibliophilewriter and Navin. Thank you so much, all of you, for nominating me!

Tanya’s blog buddingspark celebrates little things in life and sprinkles joy to all its readers.

Whereas, Ritisha’s blog ritisha.blog explores her journey in life and her love for writing.

And Shweta’s blog, https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/ is a beautiful collection awesome line and poems.

thebibliophilewriter’s blog, https://itsthebibliophile.wordpress.com/ is one of those rare blogs which captures emotion in the form of poetry so very intricately.

Navin is definitely one of the best poets in WordPress. If you want to fall in love with some verses, Navin’s poems is a must visit!

Thank you so so so so so much Tanya, Ritisha, Shweta, thebibliophilewriter and Navin!

If you have already read this before, feel free to scroll down to Navin’s questions. That’s the only thing new here. 😛

Tanya’s questions:

  1. What occupies you, the whole day (these days)? – Mommy, Daddy, Bro & Bruno!
  2. Do you have passion except writing, name one? – Reading (Fiction)
  3. If you could give one brilliant thing to your mom, what it ‘ll be? – Turn her to a small kid once again
  4. If I tell pencil, what will come to your mind at first? – A cylindrical wooden thing with lead inside it
  5. If you could get the chance to direct a film, what zone it will be? – Idk, whatever I get. But you could check out my short film, Aftermath. I made it a few years ago while I was studying in India.

Ritisha’s questions:

  1. What is your favourite aspect of blogging? –Writing, I’m head over heels in love with words!
  2. What is your favourite social media platform, and why? –Idk, don’t have any preference.
  3. Are you more of an indoors or outdoors person? –Depends on my mood!
  4. Tell me a weird fact about yourself! – I’ve got too many, and to mention one would insult the rest!
  5. What is your favourite season? –Happy season!
  6. What is your favourite memory? –I’ve got too many, and to mention one would insult the rest!
  7. Cats or dogs? – Cats obviously, but my dog Bruno wouldn’t let me have one. And I adore him more than any other cats or dogs in the world.
  8. If you were an only child, would you wish to have siblings? –Yep! I love my siblings.
  9. What is your favourite ice-cream flavour? –All ice-creams are my favourite!
  10. What three wishes would you ask from a genie? –Wishes don’t come true if it’s told in open. 😛

Shweta’s questions which is also thebibliophilewriter’s question:

  1. What’s the last movie that you watched? Predestination.
  2. What is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day? Sleep, or watch the rain.
  3. What are you doing to beat the lockdown blues? I’m actually enjoying this lockdown. There are no blues.
  4. How long can you go without using your phone? Idk, depends…
  5. What do you most value in your friends? Friends themselves…
  6. Do you have a favourite fictional character? What makes her/him your favourite? Idk… Really don’t have one.
  7. Winter or Summer? Winter, always!
  8. What is love, in your point of view? Something that can’t be described in words…
  9. What is your favorite movie or TV show? Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad, and (my answers keep changing for this one…)
  10. If you could time travel, where (when?) would you go? To every where and every time….

thebibliophilewriter’s alternate question:

  1. Describe yourself using one word? Real.
  2. Would you rather die or live alone? Both!
  3. What is your phobia/Which animal are you afraid of? Humans.
  4. Are you a loud person, soft spoken or in between type? Mix of all, depending upon the situation.
  5. From which country, state and city do you belong from and currently live in? Nepal
  6. Which is you favourite book/movie? Wuthering Heights.
  7. One interesting fact about you? I’m interesting. Picking only one thing would be disrespectful to my interesting. Lol!
  8. Which subject do/did you despised at school? Nepali and Social Studies
  9. Are you a Mommy’s or a Daddy’s child? Both!
  10. Are you a nerd,jock or a geek? Please don’t label me.

Navin’s questions:

  1. What is blogging for you? Idk. One place that makes me feel appreciated? Lol!
  2. If you are given a chance to travel in a different country, which country would you choose & why? Right now, I want to go to India. I miss my boyfriend, so damn much.
  3. Do you believe in karma & past lives? Yep!
  4. If you were a drink, what would you be? Mix of all.
  5. If you could go back into any period of time, what would it be? Before I was born.
  6. Which moment would you remove from your life if you could? None!
  7. Who’s your favorite singer? I’m very fickle about it.
  8. What do you love to talk about? Life!
  9. Do you have pets? Burno, my dog.
  10. Would you rather be a pleaser & won’t say your true meaning than being direct with people & simply say what you mean? Depends.

My questions:

I’m influenced by a certain King of Laziness. So, feel free to answer any 5 questions from above.

My nominations, as always is open is to everyone!

Real Neat Blog Award

Awards, Writer life

I was nominated for Real Neat Blog Award by SnowHearT, H. R Phoenix and Nabeela. I’m so thankful to all of you that you thought me worthy of your nomination. I truly appreciate it . This means a loooooot to me. Love you loads and loads.

For those who have already read this, you can directly scroll down to Nabeela‘s questions. That’s the only thing new here.

So, before we begin, Rules!!

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs; and asking them seven questions.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

SnowHearT’s Questions:

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?

*Most of bloggers who visit my blog are from United States and India.

2. What is your favourite sport?

*I’m lazy. I don’t like sports. But if it’s on TV, I can watch everything.

3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2020?

*Let’s not think about future it’s yet to come, and the past is gone. So, the only special moment I have is this, right now! Being nominated by you and writing this.

4. What is your favourite quote?

*Don’t call me a gem or treat me like a gem. I’m a star, meant to be in the sky, not bound to your finger ring or crown. -Me.

5. What was your favourite class when still at school?

*Science/ English/ Maths

6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

*Nayy, everything has it’s own time.

7. What musical instrument have you tried to play?

*I play guitar, but you might have to close you ears while I play.

H. R Phoenix’s Questions:

  1. What is your favourite cuisine of food?

Pizza! Pizza always!

2. Why did you take up blogging?

Many reasons, one of them being how much I love to write.

3. What was the scariest moment of your life?

Tomorrow.

4. What would be your reaction if you were told that the law is no devices?

Idk.

5. Tell us 10 fun facts about yourself?

Number game is not my thing and if you read my blog you know me better than most people.

6. Describe your dream house

Tiny hut in the clouds, with lots of books and all the other stuff I adore.

7. What book do you wish you wrote? And why?

The one that’s yet to be written.

Nabeela’s Questions:

  1. When did something start out badly for you but in the end, it was great?

Life keeps giving bad and good, it’s a continuous process… and I guess, I haven’t reached the end yet. 😛

2. What food is delicious but a pain to eat?

Every food. The very process of chewing is so tedious!

3. What is the most amazing slow motion video you’ve seen?

A film that my friend made. The slow-mo scene made me cry!

4. What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?

Idk!

5. What movie quotes do you use on a regular basis?

Zindagi lambi nahi badi honi chaiye.

6. What was cool when you were young but isn’t cool now?

Growing up.

7. One word that describes you?

Real.

As always, my questions remain the same, so choose any questions from the list. And nominees are everyone who read.

Loads of love. Thank you so much!

Liebster Award

Awards, Writer life

Awards, aren’t they just great?! A pleasant reminder that your fellow bloggers admire your works. I dearly adore all these awards and truly respect each of you. However, I’d hate it if my blog with filled with more awards and lesser content. While I had declined re-nominations before, from now I’ll be adding it the same post. Starting from this. I really hope you guys don’t mind this.

I was nominated by:

Navin
His blog Navin’s poems is one of my favorite poem blogs. I truly admire the way his words touches my soul. Do check out his The T- Tour, it’s tautogram poem at it’s best!

Niharika
She has recently started her journey into exploring life and her love for words with her blog theniharikadiaries. She’s such a sweetheart and so are her words.

aarzu
It’s her nomination that struck this idea. Checkout her blog, I’m sure you’ll adore it.

Anushka
Her posts warms my heart, her comments make me smile, she’s a beautiful light in my blogging journey, who makes me want to keep writing. She’s the amazing person who inspired me to write one of my favorite poems, Deflecting Appreciation.

Tboy
His blog is literally a mixture of everything. One can never get bored reading his posts. Check them out!!

Buddingb
He’s humanist, non-conformist who likes to see the world as half full. A seeker who is yet find all his answers. Give his awesome blog a read.

Kashvi Dani
If you love books, you can definitely relate to her blog, A Bookworm’s Blog. Check it out, it’s amazing!!

Avni
If amazing poetry is what you’re on a hunt for, Avni’s Bookshelf is where you gotta go. She’s super-duper awesome!!

daneelynus
daneelyunus  is a blog about the knowledge of different categories such as education, , health, mobiles, and tourism. Check it out!

Kamya Seervi
In my opinion, Keeping up with Kamya is so much better than Keeping up with the Kardashians. It makes sense, has humor and everything else. Go check it out!

Moving forward, let me list down the rules you guys have laid out for me.

  1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
  2. Share 11 facts about yourself.
  3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) asked you.
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers and make them happy!
  5. Make up to 11 questions and ask them to your nominees.
  6. Notify your 11 nominees.

11 facts about me
I like numbers, but when it comes to facts about me or things I love, I’d rather exclude it. Date and days never stick to my mind, and the names of places doesn’t hold any significance for me. I carry the memories in terms of emotions and how the day or place made me feel. That being told, if you’ve read my blog, you know me a lot more than people who known me personally. Loads of love to you!

Navin’s questions

1. What is your favorite food? Pizza!
2. What country are you from? Nepal.
3. What kind of music do you like? Depends on my mood.
4. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Nothing, I adore me!
5. Biggest regret in life? I’ve made a fair share of mistakes, but life is short for regrets.
6. Are you introvert or extrovert kind? Idk, depends!
7. What’s your passion? Words
8. Why do you follow my blog? Cause your works are so seamless and beautiful. I read them and think, I wish I could write like that.
9. If you were a drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), what would you be? I’d be a mixture of all. Believe me, I’m difficult to handle.
10. Do you believe in an afterlife? I do.
11. Do you believe in karma? Yep, and I don’t like her. Cause I keep doing stupid stuff.

Niharika’s questions

1. What is your favourite thing to blog about? Life!
2. What would be one thing that you would change that you did in your life? Nothing. All the mistakes I made, all the situations I’ve been in has shaped me to who I am today.
3. What is your favorite food to cook? Pasta!
4. What does love from God mean to you? This life is the love from God, enjoy it!
5. Hot dogs or hamburgers? Pizza!
6. What is your favorite TV show to watch? Idk, changes very often.
7. What would you be doing if snow came to your city? Enjoy it!
8. What are you thankful for? Life!
9. How long have you been blogging and how were you inspired? I’ve been on and off for years. This time, I’m here to stay. I hope.
10. What country do you live in and for how long? Nepal, it’s home.
11. What is your favorite food? Pizza
12. If you had a chance to do something over what would it be? Top secret 😛

aarzu’s questions:

  1. How do you relieve your stress? I cry, and I sleep.
  2. What’s your favourite timepass? Novels.
  3. Your dream destination. Arms of my beloved. 😉
  4. How was your life before coronavirus? It was nice, I guess.
  5. Choose one! (or you can choose more if you describe it) Is blogging/writing your * Profession * Passion * hobby * Timepass : I opt not to choose!
  6. 5 things you can’t live without at present. Air, Water, Family, Food, Clothes
  7. Any habit you wanna quit but struggling at it. (hey , here there is no one judging you, so relax and write, I like people who accept the reality) Laziness!
  8. Your favourite food/cuisine. Pizza!
  9. The activities you are doing during lockdown. Cook, eat, sleep, write, repeat!
  10. Choose one (where you would love to go when situation is back on track) : * Clubbing *Beaches * Mountains * Adventure Parks: Everywhere!
  11. The quote you would read at the time when life is not going the way you are expecting it to go. I’ll have to ask Google.

Anushka’s questions:

  1. When and how did you start bloggin ? Well, my closest friend, Amrutha started blogging and I just did what she did. We got busy with our life, I took down my blog, she continued posting occasionally, check out SENSITIVE Journalist. Somehow, I back with a new blog and hope to stay.
  2. Beaches or mountains? Both, minus the people.
  3. Would you rather read a book or watch a movie? Depends on my mood. I enjoy both! Maybe, I like books a little more, although I watch movies more often.
  4. How do you deal with stress? Cry and sleep.
  5. What appeals to you most, soul or appearance of a person? Deep conversations.
  6. If you could time travel, where would you go?To meet my grandmother who died before I was born. Or to my childhood. Idk!
  7. Are you a talker or a listener? Depends upon the person I’m with and my mood.
  8. Which do you prefer: calling or texting? Texting, always! Calling for something serious.
  9. What is friendship to you? I don’t think friendship can be defined in words.
  10. Which do you prefer: thriller, romance or adventure movies? Romance, always. But my favorite movie is The Pianist, which is not a romantic movie.

Tboy’s questions:

  1. If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year-old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you want? Body of a 30 year old with a wisdom of an old person
  2. When did you start blogging? & why?? Cause one of my closest friend did, we did everything together… 😛
  3. Would you consider online dating with someone from Africa? Seems interesting…
  4. If we were to become close friends, share an important thing you’d want me to know. It’s a secret you gotta find out!
  5. What’s the greatest accomplishment of your life? Being born?!
  6. What do you value most in relationships? The person I’m in a relationship with…
  7. What constitutes a ‘perfect day’ for you? Happiness!?
  8. Would you like to be famous? In what way? I’d like to be a famous writer. And if I don’t get fame, I’d still want to be a writer. Writing is peace!
  9. What are your guilty pleasures? I’m too guilty to state it!
  10. For what in your life do you feel most grateful for? Life itself!
  11. Take some time to share your life story in as much detail as possible. Wild Scared Crazy, it sums it up!

bubbingb’s questions:

  1. Which is your favorite city? The one I grew up in!
  2. If you get to know that you are going to die tomorrow, what would be your last conscious act? I’d write a tribute to my life.
  3. Where do you live? Nepal
  4. Favorite food? Pizza. Extra cheese, please?!
  5. Where did you travel last? Titsung
  6. How would you define love? It’s difficult to define a feeling so vast.
  7. What is essence of life for you? Happiness!
  8. If someone cheats on you, will you accept him/her back within your present framework of reason? Depends…
  9. Beach or mountains? Both!
  10. Road trip in bike or Car? On foot!
  11. If you answered the above ten already, you are kind souls. thank you. Awww… you’re so sweet!

Kashvi Dani’s Questions:

  1. What are your hobbies? Reading, sleeping, day-dreaming!
  2. Which person inspires you the most? A newborn baby, so carefree and loving!
  3. What is your favourite quote? I’m born a star, don’t try carving me into a gem!- Me.
  4. What’s your dream job? The one that I quit. Oh, how I miss it!! I hope to get back to it once I get a degree. But, who knows? I may have a different dream.
  5. Who’s your favourite fictional character? She’s yet to be created.
  6. What book do you want to recommend everyone? Wuthering Heights!!
  7. If you could visit any one fictional world, which one would it be? The one in my mind!
  8. Share your most embarrassing moment. Nah. Not gonna relive it here!
  9. If you could bring a fictional character to the real world, who would it be? Idk!
  10. What’s your favourite cuisine? Pizza!!
  11. Describe your life before you started blogging and after you started blogging. I always thought making friends wasn’t my forte. Blogging has been proving me wrong. I love you, all my blogging friends. I hope you don’t fade away.

Avni’s Questions:

  1. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Watermelon!
  2. Who is your favorite author? Everyone!
  3. Who is your hero? Dada!
  4. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Clouds.
  5. What is your biggest fear? This!
  6. Do you have any pet peeves? A lot!
  7. Which meal is your favorite: breakfast, lunch, or dinner? None, I like snacking in between!
  8. What song always gets you out on the dance floor? Idk, depends!
  9. When you were a kid, did you eat the crusts on your sandwich or not? I did!
  10. What activity instantly calms you? Writing, star-gazing, reading, sleeping…
  11. Ideally, how would you spend your birthday? Reading a book alone. Please don’t spoil my birthday by throwing a party!

daneelynus’ Questions:

  1. What is your favorite thing to blog about?Life!
  2. Why is blogging important in our time? Idk, I do it cause I love it!
  3. Do you ever think that you could have started this blogging journey much before then you actually did? I deleted my previous blog.
  4. What’s your favorite book and why? Wuthering Heights, Safe Haven, True Believer, the list goes on… To know why, read it!
  5. What is your favorite cuisine? Pizza!
  6. What is the one characteristic you find in all your close ones? Idk, love?!
  7. Why is self-realization important for you? I have no idea!
  8. What are you thankful for? Life!
  9. What is the source of your blog inspiration? Life!
  10. What is your life motto? Be happy!
  11. If you had a chance to do something over what would it be? Nothing. All the stupid things I have done has made me what I am today!

Kamya Seervi’s Questions:

  1. “If you want to become a Great Writer, you have to be a Great Reader”, do you agree to this? Totally!
  2. What is the Purpose of your blog? It’s a safe haven for my thoughts
  3. Give two good and two bad habits of yours. I trust people easily and I forget people easily. They’re both good and bad.
  4. According to you, what defines a Writer? The words.
  5. Would you travel or rather read a book at home? Read a book on a hill, far far away!
  6. What is your favourite genre? Anything fiction.
  7. How are you spending your time in this lockdown? Trying to work, trying to study… but not actually doing anything.
  8. Which is your favourite book? Wuthering Heights, maybe. Depends on my mood.
  9. What would you do, if you get an extra day in a year? I’d write, a little more.
  10. Where would you visit after the COVID-19 Pandemic is gone? Delhi!
  11. What else you do apart from blogging? I write articles. I also write ad content, and develop full-fledged marketing communication. I make resumes and write cover letters too. But, nothing is free, I need to pay my bills. 😉

My nominees are every single one of you who reads this.

And for the questions, choose 11 questions from above or make your own 11 questions. Anything that makes you feel comfortable.

Loads of love and thanks a million. This has been fun!

Love,
Wild Heart aka. Shreya

10 Things That Make Me Happy 😀😺😀Tag!

Awards, Writer life

There’s this beautiful bundle of joy who goes by the name Saba Niaz siddique and she likes throwing around happiness. And that beautiful soul nominated me for this. Go follow her blog for your daily dose of happiness!

Thank you Saba, you’re god-sent!!

Rules:

Rules are very simple.

Firstly, share 10 things that make you happy.

Secondly, tag almost 10 fellow bloggers and inform them.

10 things that make me happy!

  1. Spending time with my dad
  2. Cuddling with mom and talking to her
  3. Fighting with bro, and teasing him. But, not the serious ‘I wanna kill you’ fight.
  4. Talking to my sister
  5. Reading amazing books (Only fiction)
  6. Playing with Bruno (My Golden Retriever)
  7. Writing, anything and everything
  8. Walking through parks, or hills. I love being surrounded by nature
  9. Cooking with my cousin and messing up both dish and the kitchen
  10. Daydreaming

My nomination are open to everyone! Why restrict happiness to 10? So, go on, be grateful for 10 awesome things that make you happy, feel free to make it 11, 12, 13, 14…. how much ever you want. Tag people you love, don’t tag if you don’t want to, just have fun!!

Happy blogging!!

Thank you so much Saba!

Writing is easy; being a writer, not so much!

Writer life

I remember the time when I used to hold a pen and words formed in mind, seamlessly, with zero beak it fell beautifully onto the paper. I remember writing for fun, the blissful feeling it gave me. Writing was my therapy, something I love doing.

From school essays to poems in my diary, each piece I wrote gave me kind of thrill that made me want for more. I wouldn’t say I was the best in class, but I was the happiest when I wrote. That’s when I decided writing is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

Being an above average student, my decision to take up Arts as a major definitely shook my parents. I persisted. I fought tooth and nail, and now I’m a writer. I got what I wanted, but now that they journey began I realized it’s not all fairy tales and roses.

I started off as a freelance writer for a magazine then went on to become an advertising copy-writer. Believe me, I love my job. But it’s always not that easy.  While everybody expects me to come up with snappy, quirky, humorous and amazing lines; some days I can’t even come up with simple words. It gets frustrating at times. Some days I question my skill as a writer. Some days I wonder if my parents were right, should I have chosen a different profession?

And while work-days pass, by hook or crook I whip up some lines. While some lines pass, most come back to be rewritten, it gets kinda demotivating.  The flare that I once had, seems disappearing. It’s hard when words don’t come out.

But being a writer, you’re getting paid for writing. You can’t just write when the words hit. I gotta take the words out, the blank sheet must be filled. It can’t be filled with just anything, I should be nice stuff that sells. That’s where the trouble begins. The nice stuff! That’s how everything comes spiraling down.

After putting lots of pressure on my brain to write good stuff, I gave up. I started writing crap. Literal crap. Something I’d not show to anybody. But as crap lines followed by more crap lines comes, so does words. I don’t always get the perfect lines, but at least I get something. I keep writing until it’s not so crappy anymore. Then I edit, re-edit, and make something that’s not as crappy as the first draft. I send it off, and hope it’s good to go!

Some days it works, some days I gotta start from scratch. But here’s something I learnt: to give myself the liberty to write crap. That’s the only one way I can go on, putting pressure on myself to create a masterpiece will only kill my creativity, nothing else.

So, I’m gonna hold my pen, embrace the joy of writing and have fun.

Happy writing!!

Mystery Blogger Award

Writer life

Blogging is fun and inspiring and wonderful, but many a time it can be harsh. The lack of views and motivation often kills most of the blogs within its first year. But awards like this are a beautiful source of motivation for all the bloggers starting out. So, thank you Okoto Egnima for creating this amazing award!

Thanks a million to Haroon Mirza for nominating me. She’s been my constant source of motivation since the day I re-started publishing. Her kind words stopped me from giving up and ignited a sense of belief within me. Besides that, she’s also an amazing blogger. She has a gift of words and beautifully captures the essence of life in her blog. Click here to check it out!

WHAT IS MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD?
Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.
– Okoto Enigma

My greatest creation yet

The Rules for the Award:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your post.
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of this award.
  5. Answer the 5 questions you were asked.
  6. Tell your readers 3 things about you.
  7. Nominate 10-20 bloggers.
  8. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  9. Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice.
  10. Share a link to your best post(s)

5 Questions I was asked

1.What is your favourite food?

  • Pasta!

2.How much do you like your school and why?

  • I love it, cause I basically grew there. Met people who are my best friends today and so many more reasons. Maybe, I could write a poem on it!

3.Apart from your profession what passion do you have?

  • I’m a bookworm. Reading awesome novels keep me going!

4.Do you have pets and what’s that?

  • I’ve cutest little Golden Retriever named Bruno.

5.What is your vision on life and how will you predict it?

  • YOLO! Live it, love it, enjoy it!

3 Things About Me

  1. If you read all my blogs, you’ll probably know me more than most people who know me personally.
  2. Not everything I write are from my life experience. I like to daydreams, and most stuff I write are inspired from my imagination.
  3. I’m wild at heart, scared to let it out and a teeny bit crazy!

I nominate Tone, Mira & Irina, singhpiyush6089, Ladysag77, Stuart, A, BeyoutifulInsideOut, yash, Jeanne, Haven, lush bastard, prateek raina, penumbra haiku and srijan.

Your Questions Are:

  1. Why do you write?
  2. What makes you smile?
  3. What’s your favorite book?
  4. What’s your favorite song?
  5. Tea or Coffee. What do you prefer?

Link to my favorite blog post>> Umm… it’s tough to choose as each one of my posts holds a special place in my heart and relates to something special. Click here to check them out and let me know your favorite.

Love,

Me

Zero Reads and The Joy of Writing

letters, Writer life

To the one who’s reading this,

Yesterday I saw 7 views, 4 likes and I was like, yoohoo there are people reading!

Zero reads, zero visitor, zero likes… that’s how most days goes by.

It does kinda feel lonely looking at blogs with a lot more followers.

But at the same time, I truly respect all the time and dedication they give to their blog. The SEO, SEMs and the amount of research put into it.

While I’d love to have a well-functioning blog someday, right now I can’t even make up what do I write about.

Everything I write about are things that touches me, things that move me and the things that abruptly pop up from my imagination. And being a very fickle minded person, no two days are the same. I just write for the joy of writing. It’s a therapy to me, helps me collect my thoughts.

Now I guess being read feels really amazing too.

It’s like, ‘I’m not the only person reading my blog.’

So, thank you for reading. I mean it.

Lots of love,

Girl who loves to write