I love my blog

I take on the baton of Blog Love from Shweta Dave

What is your blogging story? Are you a self lover of your own blog? If not you should be, your blog deserves all the love of the world.

I love the fact that my blog is mine and mine only – and only I can dictate what it looks like and what content is on here. And that is SUCH a good feeling full of LOVE.

I’m support self love and love for your blog, because the more you show yourself and your blog all the love, the more your viewers are going to love your blog too, trust me, it is tired and tested theory.

I am in absolute LOVE with my blog. Like I said before, I love it so much that I regularly hop onto my blog every morning, afternoon and night, pretending to be a reader, so that I can enjoy reading my posts from another point of view. I can also pull up any missed spelling mistakes or grammatical errors I may have made when I first wrote the post too – oops!!

I love my blog because it gave me a chance to be part of some great blogging communities and brands and form some key connections. I have the freedom to express myself through words. I manage myself and I don’t have to report to anyone. Sometimes when I forget to publish a blog post, I only have myself to get angry at and no one is held responsible. I get to pick my own hours to write even though ever more this is becoming a full time engagement for me which I love nevertheless. And I get write about ANYTHING – whether it’s my own personal story, health awareness advice, or a Where to Eat, Shop & tour around and the most important which BOOKS to read.

It is truly grand being a blogger. I am different to every other blogger around me. My content is like chalk and cheese, my writing style is diverse, and every one of us, do have unique stories and personal sides to share with readers.

Exercise self love for your blog. Be proud of what you have made of every chance that you were given. The more love you show for your blog, the more it will show to your readers and the better the blogging world will be for you. This Valentine’s Day pledge to love your blog and it will love you back for sure.

I pass on the baton of Blog Love to VT Rakesh 

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Day 2 – Blog-a-photo Challenge I Shoes

Shoes are the only accessory that are always given a touch of color, even the most extreme.  Walking in heels changes posture and attitude (for the better, of course). And the walk becomes more feminine and coquettish. Whatever your clothing size is, a shoe will always fit like a glove: you don’t need to be a model to wear a nice décolleté pump.

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WOW – Write Your Life Story

 

 

1. I have different sides of my life. I feel sorrow, love, hate, care and has totally different emotions at different times.

2. My life will never get boring, everyday that I live, there will always be something exciting going on. Life never gets boring for me.

3. I cannot live without music, it is a big part of my life. Music cheers me up instantly.

4. For me, life without randomness is too boring and my randomness comes from my observations. I am very observant and my observations make me ponder deeply.

5. I love having surprises in life; whether they are good or bad they sculpt me.

6. I likes to find the good in bad times. I feel strongly about making the best of everything I have in my life.

7. I set goals for myself in an effort to pursue my passions. I am passionate about my service to others.

8. I am someone who can’t live without something to do everyday. I always have to be doing something to keep me entertained even though taking a break and relaxing can be good.

9. I believe in love, self trust, honesty and gratitude.

10. I am funny, kind, nice, generous, caring, thoughtful, consoling, curious, smart, artistic, creative, innovative, clever, benevolent, and loving.

I strong believe there are two sides to every coin and that sums up my life well. I am outgoing and sociable, but on the other hand I am reserved and speak less. You can find me warm and loving, but I am also capable of cutting someone down with my sharp tongue. I made up of opposites and contradictions. There are so many different elements that make up this puzzle that is me – a unique individual and this is my life story.

‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

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I blog because

When I started blogging, I never ever imagined having followers or being as invested in it as I now am. Starting out as a place to vent and share everything that was going through my head during a very confusing few months. I was blogging because I was beginning to figure out who I was and because I had no friends.  At this point, I was blogging because I enjoyed it. It’s a habit that I really enjoy indulging. If I’m not posting, I’m on Twitter publicising posts or checking on my stats for the day. At this point I’d like to note that I read somewhere that you should only check stats once a week otherwise you’ll be disheartened and lose interest.  I blog because someone somewhere might be helped by my blog. It might inspire them, make them smile, provide a resource they’ve been looking for, or help them feel less alone. I blog because blogging is an accessible medium that allows me to publish whenever and whatever I want, and readers from all over the world can find it and read it for free.I blog because of the magical connections that can happen through blogging. Blogging has helped me form virtual and in-person relationships, both personal and professional, sometimes even across continents.

Now tell me what are your reasons for Blogging? Let us all share and discuss.

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#BookSlutThursday – Week2

  • Some people collect rare coins, or stamps, or ancient antiques. Some fill their homes with exquisite jewels and vintage vinyl records; hearts swelling with pride as their trophies stagnate among swirling dust motes and the echo of past accolades. Me, I’m a little different. I collect something infinitely more precious than anything I can buy or trade. I treasure Journals. I love collecting notebooks with different covers. From boring one colored ones, to the ones with artistic covers, I love all of them. I have a pretty large collection, and I don’t even use them, but keep buying them.
  • When I first got Uniball pen pack, I thought the color collection was a little random—dark green, royal blue, maroon, turquoise, red, lavender, and neon pink aren’t exactly running buddies. But after writing with them, I can understand why these colors were selected. They all show up well, even the lavender and neon pink, and I’m still not sure which one is my favorite.
  • The book is Korma, Kheer & Kismet: Five Seasons in Delhi peppered with recipes. Every chapter ends with a delectable recipe. There’s Goggia Uncle’s mutton korma recipe, Baba Singh’s Amritsari kulcha, Kuremal’s kulfis, Sita Ram Diwan Chand’s chana-bhatura, Mr Naseem’s sheer kurma, Bade Mian’s kheer, and the Daulat ki chaat, which “relies solely on cold night and muscle power”.
  • Pride and Prejudice has enchanted readers around the world, in every language, for 200 years. established the template for an infinity of romance novels, yet no subsequent love story has ever come close to equaling the delights of the original.
  • I can’t really explain why I love my iPad. Its a device you have to use to really understand its, well usefulness. It’s a thin, powerful internet/email/movie/music device with exceptional battery life and doesn’t need to be booted up. The quality apps extend its usefulness to an amazing degree.

If you are inspired by this post I would suggest you do the same and share your link with Shalz.

“I am linking up this post with #shalzmojosays

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My Reading TimeLine

After I thought a lot about my reading habits before & after blogging, I thought about my reading timeline/journey and how I’ve changed and grown as a reader. I was a voracious little reader (aww wasn’t I cute!) and would seriously read ANYTHING I could find. I was ALWAYS reading way above average in school and always felt I wanted to read MORE… I got into Goodreads 6years ago and started reading like CRAZY again. I started reading anything and everything — didn’t discriminate.

The thing about reading is this- it takes a long time. There are innumerable books in the world, and many more good ones than can be read by any mortal in a lifetime. It’s hard to choose — the best ones and the worst ones. This timeline showcases the significant books that I have read and attempted reviews in my blog since 2013.

  1. RIP
    2. Fuck nows
    3. Half Rupee Stories
    4. Manuscripts found in Accra
    5. Inferno
    6. Compass Box Killer
    7. My Rainbow: Seven Riveting Short Stories
    8. MBA is not about Money Blazer Arrogance
    9. Age of Hiblisk
    10. The Krishna key
    11. Cold feet
    12. Homing Pigeons
    13. English Bites
    14. The Reedemers
    15. Whisper Of The Worms
    16. Never Mind Yaar
    17. The Taj Conspiracy
    18. Almost Heaven
    19. Pitthos World
    20. You Adored Me Ignored
    21. Rozabel Line
    22. You are here
    23. Almost Single
    24. The Pleasure Seekers
    25. The Zoya Factor
    26. Life is what you make it
    27. Trust me
    28. Hitched: The Modern Women and Arranged Marriage
    29. Wise Enough To Be Foolish
    30. The Himalayan Revelation
    31. Untruly yours
    32. Living Courageously
    33. An Incurable Insanity
    34. The better man
    35. Chanakya’s Chant
    36. Baramulla Bomber
    37. Baker’s Dozen
    38. Marcel Proust in Taos: In Search of Times Past
    39. Uff Yeh Emotions
    40. Amar Akbar Anthony
    41. The Caretaker
    42. Mahabharata Secret
    43. The Hunt For Kohinoor
    44. Delhi Makeover
    45. Treasure of Kafur
    46. Night train to Jamalpur
    47. Templar Conspiracy
    48. The Weight Loss Club
    49. In Cold Blood
    50. Eve’s Tomb
    51. Love Virtually
    52. Every Seventh Wave
    53. From Blood
    54. On Beauty
    55. Super traits of Superstars
    56. It’s never too late
    57. The other side
    58. Prisoner Jailor Prime Minister
    59. The other side of the table
    60. Never say never
    61. A God in Every Stone
    62. The kite flyers
    63. Sita’s Curse
    64. Pure Drivel
    65. Angel’s wisdom
    66. Lal Bahadur Shastri
    67. The Devil’s Gate: An Impossible Journey
    68. Archer’s revenge
    69. I am dead but my heart beats
    70. Anti social network
    71. Bad Romance
    72. The deliberate sinner
    73. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
    74. The emperor’s riddles
    75. And we remained
    76. Far beyond the dead end
    77. Private India
    78. Ramayana
    79. Round Ireland with a Fridge
    80. Seduced by Murder
    81. The last word
    82. Manhattan Mango
    83. Neela Scarf
    84. Whisper of the Worms
    85. Fraudster
    86. God is a Gamer
    87. Nick and Norahs playlist
    88. Mahabharata Quest
    89. Half Girlfriend
    90. 60minutes
    91. 7 secrets of goddess
    92. The Arrow of the Blue Skinned God
    93. Fraudster
    94. Lost in Pattaya
    95. Talking cinema
    96. Collection of Urdu poetry
    97. Love Stories
    98. Neglected Poems
    99. Svaha
    100. Siddhartha
    101. The Mine
    102. Great Horror Stories
    103. Malala
    104. Jesus Lived in India
    105. Shattered Dreams
    106. The Karna Pages
    107. Three Faced Coin
    108. True Love
    109. The Many Lives of Ruby Iyer
    110. The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year
    111. Blood Monarch
    112. Fade into Red
    113. The Rise of the Setting Sun- Story of an Ordinary Indian
    114. Nowhere to Goa
    115. Shattered Dreams
    116. Antique Magic
    117. Antique Forgery
    118. He Fixed the Match and She Fixed Him
    119. Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City
    120. White Swans A Regency World
    121. The Recession Groom
    122. When she smiled
    123. The Growing pains of Adrian Mole
    124. Gulab
    125. Ghalib
    126. Fault in our stars
    127. Gone Girl
    128. Short stories by Khushwant Singh
    129. Mango Chutney
    130. The year I met you
    131. PS I Love you
    132. Rise of the Grey prince
    133. Maharaja in Denims
    134. Hifi in Bollywood
    135. Kuch khwaab sagar se
    136. Finders Keepers
    137. The Middleman
    138. Garden
    139. The Amazing Racist
    140. Defined by others
    141. The waxing moon
    142. The waning moon
    143. The Guardians of Halahala
    144. Accidental Wife
    145. Metro Diaries
    146. You’re password of my life
    147. The Guitar Girl
    148. Curse of The Red Soil
    149. Mithra
    150. Story of Tublu
    151. Changes
    152. Antique Discovery
    153. The Fifth Gospel
    154. Checkmate
    155. Operation Jai Mata Di
    156. Bhimayana
    157. Capturing wildlife moments in India
    158. Title is Untitled
    159. Black, Grey and White
    160. The Departing Point
    161. Surrogate Author
    162. Delirium
    163. The Weight Loss Club: The Curious Experiments of Nancy Housing Cooperative
    164. Be a BA
    165. God’s Table
    166. Adhuri Prem Kahaniyan
    167. Second Heart
    168. Dear wife, your husband is not a superhero
    169. The Eligible Princess
    170. Sewing Can Be Dangerous And Other Small Threads
    171. The Last Nizam
    172. Imperfect Series
    173. Brihadaaranyaka Upanishad
    174. Verses from the Dhammapada
    175. The Seventh Cup
    176. Panther
    177. Scion of Ikshvaku
    178. Equinox
    179. Guruji’s Ashram
    180. Legacy
    181. Made In India
    182. Paradise lost and regained
    183. Take 2
    184. The withering Banyan
    185. Age of Apostasy
    186. Our Heritage
    187. Warrior
    188. Umbilicalcord
    189. Secrets of the dark
    190. Arcane Rhapsodies
    191. A yellow winged stranger
    192. Palms Foster Home For Peculiar Stories
    193. Voicemates
    194. 35 and sexless in Ahmedabad
    195. Ekla Cholo rey
    196. Khel the writings
    197. Chasing Illusions
    198. Allahabad Aria
    199. Arushi
    200. Mrs Funny Bones
    201. Zealot
    202. Killing Jesus
    203. Magic
    204. Something happened on the way to heaven
    205. You are my best Wife
    206. The best seller she wrote
    207. Unanswered
    208. Ramayana3
    209. Abhaya
    210. Get a job without interview
    211. The other end of the corridor
    212. Dwapara Yug
    213. Monkeys, motorcycles and misadventures
    214. Babaji Inc
    215. Right or Almost Right: The Fine Line Between Phenomenal Success and Average Results in Network Marketing
    216. 50 Amazing houses of India
    217. Chronicles of corpse bearer
    218. Letters from an Indian summer
    219. Tweenache in the times of hashtags
    220. Raakshas
    221. Right fit wrong shoe
    222. The mother I never knew
    223. Life Mantras
    224. Color me rich
    225. Savoire Faire
    226. The honest season
    227. The Da Vinci code
    228. Angels and Demons
    229. The lost symbol
    230. Inferno
    231. Leonardo da Vinci
    232. The atheists mass
    233. The Devil’s Prayer
    234. Surpanakha
    235. Jangshersingh.com
    236. Ulysses
    237. X in sex
    238. How Starbucks Saved My Life: A Son of Privilege Learns to Live Like Everyone Else
    239. You’ve Got the Wrong Girl
    240. The Alchemy of reality
    241. The Japanese wife
    242. The last of firedrakes
    243. Wrong means right end
    244. The Jungle Book
    245. Encounters
    246. Panorama
    247. False ceilings
    248. You raise me up
    249. The question
    250. My last love story
    251. Another love story
    252. The youngster who became spy
    253. U and I
    254. Letters to her
    255. Kaleidoscope
    256. Raavi Paar
    257. Truth Love and Malice
    258. The Lowland
    259. The seduction of Delhi
    260. The great Indian novel
    261. Pride and Prejudice
    262. Secretly Yours
    263. Multitudes of ripples
    264. Asura
    265. Manto
    266. I am big so what
    267. Indiblogger stories
    268. Coffee shop of Kabul
    269. The Mahabharata Code
    270. Vikram Rana
    272. 03.02
    273. The speaking ghost of rajpur
    274. Silent realities
    275. The calling
    276. The diary of lutyen’s princess
    277. Rightfully wrong
    278. Secret of God’s son
    279.  Anya’s Lyrics
    280.  Vikramaditya Veergatha Book 2 – The Conspiracy at Meru
    281. The BNO: Sex, Life And Hookah
    282. The Peshwa: The Lion and The Stallion

 

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Teaser Tuesday – Dozakhnama

Hosted by @Should be Reading

Rules:

  • Grab your current read;
  • Open to a random page;
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page;
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!);
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!;

My teaser for this week

 

And do you know what Mir sahib wrote after Nadir Shah looted Dilli? 

Dilli, which was the chosen city of this world, which was the finest people on earth made their home, has now been ravaged by time and left in ruins, this devasted city is where I come from. 

 

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