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:
Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (very important: see why in step 5)
Answer the questions provided.
Create 7 unique questions.
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.
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!
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.
What was your biggest failure and what did you learn from it?I’m still failing. I’m still learning. Life is confusing.
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.
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.
Describe yourself in three words. Wild, Scared, Crazy!
What new hobby did you pick up during isolation/quarantine? Cooking.
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.
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.)
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.
Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
Share 11 facts about yourself.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) asked you.
Nominate 11 bloggers and make them happy!
Make up to 11 questions and ask them to your nominees.
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!
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.
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 😛
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.
Beaches or mountains? Both, minus the people.
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.
How do you deal with stress? Cry and sleep.
What appeals to you most, soul or appearance of a person? Deep conversations.
If you could time travel, where would you go?To meet my grandmother who died before I was born. Or to my childhood. Idk!
Are you a talker or a listener? Depends upon the person I’m with and my mood.
Which do you prefer: calling or texting? Texting, always!Calling for something serious.
What is friendship to you? I don’t think friendship can be defined in words.‘
Which do you prefer: thriller, romance or adventure movies? Romance, always.But my favorite movie is The Pianist, which is not a romantic movie.
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
When did you start blogging? & why?? Cause one of my closest friend did, we did everything together… 😛
Would you consider online dating with someone from Africa? Seems interesting…
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!
What’s the greatest accomplishment of your life? Being born?!
What do you value most in relationships? The person I’m in a relationship with…
What constitutes a ‘perfect day’ for you? Happiness!?
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!
What are your guilty pleasures? I’m too guilty to state it!
For what in your life do you feel most grateful for? Life itself!
Take some time to share your life story in as much detail as possible. Wild Scared Crazy, it sums it up!
Which is your favorite city? The one I grew up in!
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.
Where do you live? Nepal
Favorite food? Pizza. Extra cheese, please?!
Where did you travel last? Titsung
How would you define love? It’s difficult to define a feeling so vast.
What is essence of life for you? Happiness!
If someone cheats on you, will you accept him/her back within your present framework of reason? Depends…
Beach or mountains? Both!
Road trip in bike or Car? On foot!
If you answered the above ten already, you are kind souls. thank you. Awww… you’re so sweet!
Kashvi Dani’s Questions:
What are your hobbies? Reading, sleeping, day-dreaming!
Which person inspires you the most? A newborn baby, so carefree and loving!
What is your favourite quote? I’m born a star, don’t try carving me into a gem!- Me.
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.
Who’s your favourite fictional character? She’s yet to be created.
What book do you want to recommend everyone? Wuthering Heights!!
If you could visit any one fictional world, which one would it be? The one in my mind!
Share your most embarrassing moment. Nah. Not gonna relive it here!
If you could bring a fictional character to the real world, who would it be? Idk!
What’s your favourite cuisine? Pizza!!
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.
“If you want to become a Great Writer, you have to be a Great Reader”, do you agree to this? Totally!
What is the Purpose of your blog? It’s a safe haven for my thoughts
Give two good and two bad habits of yours. I trust people easily and I forget people easily. They’re both good and bad.
According to you, what defines a Writer? The words.
Would you travel or rather read a book at home? Read a book on a hill, far far away!
What is your favourite genre? Anything fiction.
How are you spending your time in this lockdown? Trying to work, trying to study… but not actually doing anything.
Which is your favourite book? Wuthering Heights, maybe. Depends on my mood.
What would you do, if you get an extra day in a year? I’d write, a little more.
Where would you visit after the COVID-19 Pandemic is gone? Delhi!
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!
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 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!
Spending time with my dad
Cuddling with mom and talking to her
Fighting with bro, and teasing him. But, not the serious ‘I wanna kill you’ fight.
Talking to my sister
Reading amazing books (Only fiction)
Playing with Bruno (My Golden Retriever)
Writing, anything and everything
Walking through parks, or hills. I love being surrounded by nature
Cooking with my cousin and messing up both dish and the kitchen
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!!
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.
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
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.
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.’