I had a totally different, totally sober post in mind for this week. But, BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD!!!!!!!!!
I am too excited to chill! Now, moving on to the Interview!
Thank the person who nominated you by linking their blog
Thank you so much for nominating me, Sudalai. I am very honoured to be nominated by such an awesome poet.
Please check out Sudalai’s blog for Tamil and English poetry!
Write a post to show your award
Duh. This is the post!
Tell how you started blogging
Interesting question. I believe I started blogging after very successful diary records of my thoughts (successful because the audience, a.k.a. I, totally loved the diary). My first blog at Google Blogger was a poetry blog due to an emotional upheaval I was going through about seven years ago. I took it down because I felt the poems too personal to share.
(You can check two of them out at Wattpad; Shattered and Canvas of My Life)
Then, I started a more comprehensive blog on my thoughts, also at Blogger. Somehow, college exams, interviews for job applications and irritability got in the way and I gave it up. And last year, I yearned to live my Writer’s Life and my very good friend suggested WordPress. Let me tell you one thing, WordPress is Love.
*beams in pleasure*
Advice to new bloggers
- Never give up on your blog. You might write an essay-sized post one day, but draw a blank slate on another. Despite it all, never give it up. Write about a beautiful cloud shape you saw that day if you can’t think of anything. The blog will induct more abstractness into it, for all you know.
- Read a lot of blogs and voice your opinions on them. This is a lesson still in progress with me. I don’t read a lot on WordPress. And I really want to change that. As you explore, several blog ideas pop up and you can also stand in awe of the Writing World here. It’s beyond beautiful.
Nominate 15 bloggers
Like I said, I don’t read a lot on WordPress. So, I’m just going to nominate some blogs which I have read in the past. I have no idea if they’ve at all received the Award previously (most likely, they have).
- Pages that Rustle
- Discover Deepika
- BEcoming Bala
- Hanady Kitchen
- Frank Solanki
- Musings Lounge
- Small World, Smaller Girl
- America Maaplai
- Beauty Beyond Bones
Love and lots of thanks,
Hello, hello, hello!!!
Do not be alarmed by the much-too-cheerful greeting, Reader. Life’s been a see-saw since last we spoke! I’ve had my high moments and really low moments, and I’ve had enough of regrets to last a couple of months. The greeting is just a pale attempt to perk the see-saw upwards.
Why do I regret, you ask? Good question. I haven’t the answers myself, yet. It’s all messed up and in my head. So, I’ll let you know once I know. Sorry!
Let me ask you a series of questions myself.
- Have you ever pinned all your hopes on accomplishing something which you’ve dreamed of?
- Have you ever imagined a sequence of events which were so beautiful that you wished that your life would go through that sequence just for the sheer beauty of it?
- Have you ever admired something or someone so much that you prayed you’d get it or get those admirable qualities in yourself?
- Were all these followed by a stupid epiphany from your lame-ass brain which points out all the laws of common sense that these wishes defy?
- Were you as flabbergasted as a mermaid who finds herself wishing to walk the earth?
- Did you curse that lame-ass brain for killing the dream and smashing it to smithereens?
Welcome to my life!
The biggest question I’ve been asking myself lately is this : why does the brain always get in the way of the heart?
Sure, everyone dreams. It’s a rule of the humanity in you that you yearn for that successful showbiz career, you dream of that shiny red Porsche, and you ache for that beautiful girl you’re head over heels in love with. Lesser known is that mind voice of certain individuals which always fights to defy those unrealistic dreams. It’s sometimes mistaken for common sense, but believe me, it’s the Devil in the Brain.
Of all the times I’ve cursed myself for these thoughts, they had just laughed a croaky laugh in reply and bestowed a cruel smile. I know they speak the real world to my heart and dissuade it from being broken to pieces, but who doesn’t love being lost in the midst of dreamy clouds?
Ah, well, I can probably cook up a different dream in my heart, which might last another few weeks till the brain gets into super-protective ninja mode.
Have any of you had this experience? Tell me about it in the comments!