Drabbl Win

I have some good news! 🙂

My first ever poem titled ‘Us‘ has been awarded the First Runner Up prize by Drabbl which is a forum for micro fiction writers.

What’s the big deal you ask?!

It’s my first win for writing something online. Oh.. Did I say it was online? Then you probably know it was pan India. Okay, I won’t blow my own trumpet! It may not be much but I’m just telling you I am happy!

Thanks to Team Drabbl for the Amazon gift voucher!

And bear hugs to Piyusha aka the Wandering Soul for having informed me about the event.

Cheers!

Epically Awesome Award

*Doing the happy dance*

Though I never really judge anyone based on awards, it certainly makes me happy when I get one of these. A wholehearted thanks to Paul for having nominated me. If you have a taste for poetry and fitness, you should definitely check out his blog by clicking here.

Now for the award..

epically awesome

Award Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back their site.
  2. Put the award logo on your blog.
  3. I know you’re awesome. Tell us why: share 5 awesome facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 5 other blogs.

Some Awesome Facts About Me:

  • I think food is the answer to every problem. You sure can’t think of solutions when you’re hungry.
  • I quit the Art of Living when my instructor tried to spiritually heal my fractured little toe.
  • I have trouble not breaking rules.
  • I am a trained singer and I even headbang pretty well.
  • I am now placed from campus and I am going to be paid handsomely in about two months time.

Nominees:

  1. Wandering Story Teller
  2. Dr Meg Sorick
  3. Sandra
  4. Leenna
  5. Gabby Clark

Good luck and keep writing some awesome posts guys!

Second Century!

2 months. 36 posts. 6563 views. 2125 visitors. 795 likes. 763 comments.

And now 200+ followers!

200

Today morning, I wanted to write this awesome post expressing my love and gratitude to all those of you who have been kind enough to follow, visit and sometimes even dared to do the unthinkable – read my blog. But then I realized I may drive away some of you doing that. So, let me just say this – Thank you!! *Tries to bob a curtsy but turns clumsy*

You guys have given me hope that I may not be that bad a writer after all! I believe a bigger club calls for better writing and I pray to God that I don’t disappoint you.

Once again, thanks for all the love and affection!

Oh oh.. Almost forgot! Special mention to Meloheart and Priscillapower for helping me cross the 200+ mark!

Cheers!!

P.S. Above stats are limited to the likes, comments and  views of my blog posts alone; calculated manually to ensure authenticity of information. (In other words, I didn’t cheat!)

Blogger Recognition Award

As always, I am late in writing an award post. Only because life has been doing what it’s best at – playing roller-coaster and screwing me over!

I have always wondered if I would ever get a Blogger Recognition Award and now I did! I am indeed thankful to thejuicenut who writes at pearsnotparsnipsdotcom for having nominated  me.  For those of you who don’t know, thejuicenut writes about food and health. She shares her journey down the road to becoming a vegetarian, its benefits and some awesome recipes for us to be healthy (and vegetarian!). Do check her blog out. I am sure you’ll love it! 🙂

Now for the next part..

blogger recog award

Award  Rules:

Rule 1: Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

Rule 2: Provide a link to the award creator.

Rule 3: Attach the award to your post.

Rule 4: Nominate fifteen other bloggers, excluding yourself and the person who nominated you.

Rule 5: Write a brief story of how you started your blog.

Rule 6: A piece or two of advice to new bloggers.

Rule 7: Comment on the blogs you have named here to let them know you have nominated them.

How I Started My Blog:

I have always had this idea of becoming a famous writer, right from my childhood. But, I never really got around to it because I feared nobody would read/like what I wrote. That fear kept me from publicizing my writing for five years. Then one fine day, I got an update on Facebook saying that a senior of mine had found inspiration somewhere and had started his blog. That was my inspiration to start my blog. Now, I know that’s not much of a story. But, that’s the truth!

My Advice to New Bloggers:

Oh wow! I can advice people now. 😀

So, here’s some of my wisdom:

  1. Writing jargon does not make a great writer. Keep it simple and call it like you see it!
  2. Networking is important. Connect with as many bloggers as you can. Not because you need readers, but because you need honest friends and critics.
  3. Never give up on yourself. You may feel like you’re no good and full of shit at times. But don’t believe that voice in your head. That’s just you!
  4. If there’s a post you have written and you think is no good, don’t erase it. Publish it or share it with a friend/fellow blogger. Ask for their opinion. If it’s that terrible, they will help you make amends. But no writing should go to waste because you feel it should.
  5. You needn’t believe me. But this is tested and proven advice!

My Nominees:

  1. Paardje
  2. Gabby
  3. Marielli
  4. AbbieLu
  5. Strong Language
  6. Ishita
  7. Mersha
  8. Photographs of the mind
  9. Abby
  10. Ershad
  11. Teacup Talk
  12. The Seeds 4 Life
  13. Mahevash Muses
  14. SunDragonLady
  15. Aishwariya

Congrats and Cheers Guys!! 😀

One Lovely Blog Award

Here’s one more trophy to add to the Winner’s Shelf!

I extend a hearty thanks to An Ordinary Girl who writes on Why Me?? and Sparsh Sehgal  from The World Beyond Sight for having nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award.

An Ordinary Girl is one of my fellow Indian bloggers and she shares her views on various subjects on her blog. She is open to exploring new things and learning from those around her.

The World Beyond Sight is a blog that contains some really awesome poetry and posts about Sparsh’s take on anything and everything in life.

I don’t want to ruin it for you. Do check out their blogs when you can!

Moving onto the task at hand..

one lovely blog award

The One Lovely Blog Award was created by Sara from Works of Art as a way to recognize her favorite blogs. Recipients pay it forward by passing the award along to their favorite blogs.

Award Rules:

  • You must thank the person who nominated you and includes a link to their blog.
  • You must list the rules and display the award.
  • You must add 7 facts about yourself.
  • You must nominate 15 other bloggers and leave a comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

7 Facts About Me:

  1. I sleep on my left.
  2. I intend to finish reading 25 books in 2016 as part of my self-designed Reading Challenge.
  3. I was and still am a trouble-maker in college.
  4. I think long-distance relationships are tiring. (But, hey that’s just me!)
  5. I have a problem with hypocrites.
  6. I love 3D movies – especially animated ones!
  7. I don’t think using jargon makes you a good writer. (I hope some people read this!)

My Nominees:

  1. Dr Sorick
  2. Reine
  3. Kat
  4. Josh
  5. Bobby
  6. Granonine
  7. hbhatnagar
  8. Sabiscuit
  9. Bookishbyte
  10. Sandra
  11. The Lonely Author
  12. Love from the Inside
  13. Stella
  14. Jaipur Thru My Lens
  15. Ishita

Congrats to all my nominees! You deserve the award because I think you are awesome! Now get out there and spread some love! 🙂

The Real Neat Blog Award.

One more award from my fellow bloggers to add to the shelf! I am thankful to Vikram and Kaushal who considered me worthy of the Real Neat Blog Award. This means even more to me because they are both proficient writers! Do check out Blogmaniac and Expressive Human Original Thoughts. Go go go!

Award Rules:

  • Thank the nice person who nominated you and pingback.
  • Complete the task your nominator assigns.
  • Nominate several bloggers—up to seven, if you like!
  • Give them a challenge to complete, and share these rules.
  • Include the logo, above, in your acceptance post.

Task from Kaushal: Share your most beautiful memory with your parents in a single paragraph.

Every moment I have spent with my parents is a memory I wish to cherish. This includes the times we laughed, we cried, we fought, we took a trip and the times we all snuggled close together in one bed. I cherish every moment we might have spent together or apart. Because I know that nothing beats the love in a family.

My Nominees:

Sunshine Blogger Award!

Tadaan! I know I am late as ever. But thanks a tonne to my friends Anand and Kaushal for having nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award!! You should totally check out Blabberwockying and Expressive Human Original Thoughts. Both of them are brilliant writers and I am sure you would enjoy reading their blogs!

Moving on..

sunshine

Award Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions from your nominators.
  3. Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions.

My Answers to Kaushal:

  • What would you do if you got $50000?

Take a trip to wherever I can with all that money!

  • What is it that makes you unique?(Any three things)

My attitude, my values and my actions.

  • What is your favorite color? why?

Red and Black. Because they represent the strongest of emotions to me.

  • Outsider or insider?

Outsider.

  • Pet lover or hater?

Neither I guess. More of a stay-away and watch person.

  • Your views on a little pot aquarium in your room.

It would be nice. But then I don’t think I would be able to maintain it.

  • Arranged or Love marriage- preference?

Either ways, I hope I find someone perfect for me.

  • Success or Family- more important?

Family always.

  • Do you believe in past sins and re-birth philosophy?

I believe in Karma.

  • What is your favorite number? Why?

8. Because its my birthday.

  • Can you leave your country if you’ll get better future promises in any other country and settle down there?

It would be a lie to say I wouldn’t.

My Answers to Anand:

  • Which is your best memory?

I can’t pick one as such! Memories from my childhood and college are my best.

  • Do you feel you are at peace with yourself?

I don’t think so. I feel there is a lot I can achieve and that I haven’t pushed myself hard enough to attain those things. In a way, this is what motivates me to redefine my limits.

  • Who is your guide, guru or counselor?

Without doubt it is my Anna (elder brother). He is my go to person anytime anywhere. I know he will be honest and sincere to tell me what I need to know and not what I want to hear.

  • What makes you feel very good?

Accomplishing something I have wanted to or finding happiness in doing something outside my comfort zone

  • Which quality or habit in your life you like the most about yourself?

I am straight forward and I call it like I see it. Even though this often means I have to face consequences, I wouldn’t have it any other way!

  • Who are your source of inspiration?

My family, my feminist friends and individuals from the web who help me learn new lessons from either own lives or mine.

  • What is the role of gratitude in your life?

A perpetual feeling.

  • What is your best quality?

I am never afraid to step out of my comfort zone!

  • Has blogging enriched your life? How?

It has. I have read so many remarkable articles on so many blogs! It not just broadened my outlook but also helped me improve as a writer.

  • What is your greatest talent?

Getting uncomfortable!

My Questions:

  1. Which is your dream destination? And why?
  2. What are the three things anybody would notice about you the first time they met you (in person)?
  3. What do you think is your biggest weakness?
  4. Cats or dogs?
  5. What is your idea of fashion (comfort/style)?
  6. Which is your favorite season of the year?
  7. What is your favorite book?
  8. What is the one thing that turns you off?
  9. How would you define happiness?
  10. Name your favorite actors!
  11. Would you rather be born again or live one happy life? Why?

My Nominees:

  1. Ria
  2. Piyusha
  3. Vikram
  4. Moniba
  5. Oba
  6. Jishnu
  7. Tanya
  8. Udit
  9. Jahnavi
  10. Abigail
  11. Josee

Cheers!!