March 1 2018

AtoZ Blogging Challenge with Blogchatter

Are you ready for the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge? I know that some of you are ready because you’ve told me. Others of you may be thinking about it and I’m hoping that today’s post will get you to thinking a bit harder about it. And then some of you may be thinking, “What’s a Blogging From A to Z Challenge anyway?”

I would suggest you to check this video below, where your’s truly ME – Novemberschild, speaks about this challenge.

So for all of you bloggers/writers out there who would like to be more prolific, are looking to meet new friends in the blogosphere, or are hoping to be somewhat recognized for your work, why not start with the A to Z Challenge? It’s not a contest, mind you, but a community of bloggers/writers who join for a specific goal: to write on topics that start from A to Z for the whole month of April, Sundays not included.

How does the Challenge work?

The premise of the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge is to post something on your blog every day in April except for Sundays. In doing this you will have 26 blog posts–one for each letter of the alphabet. Each day you will theme your post according to a letter of the alphabet. You will only be limited by your own imagination in this challenge. There is an unlimited universe of possibilities. You can post essays, short pieces of fiction, poetry, recipes, travel sketches, or anything else you would like to write about. You don’t have to be a writer to do this. You can post photos, including samples of your own art or craftwork. Everyone who blogs can post from A to Z.

WOW…I can’t believe it’s almost that time again. Where did the time go? It seems like only yesterday I was finishing up my Z blog post that ended the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. What a great experience it was participating in that challenge!

Sign up is now open and you can bet I have already submitted my blog site. In fact, I will be entering the challenge with two themes this year. It should be fun trying to keep up with both.

I’m pretty sure what my themes will be but shhhhhhhhh I can’t tell you until the Theme Reveal which would happen this month. I am a firm believer in theming the A to Z Challenge. I’ve been much more successful when I have a theme! I look forward to reading as many people’s reveals as possible and I need to say upfront, PLEASE LOVE ME even though it is my third attempt at the challenge.

I know, I know I am miles away from where I was with my first post. But I want MORE! I want more readers, more Twitter followers, more followers. But isn’t that how life goes? We are never happy with what we have. Blogging is difficult. It’s not a walk in the park like most people think. For the effort and dedication, I want to be able to see that people actually care about what I have to say. I want my posts to actually get out there and people actually read them.

This 2018 AtoZ with Blogchatter community – where I blog with 2 different themes, I would love to see the following things happen:

  1. Significantly increase my social media followers and blog readers.
  2. Become more well known in the blogging world
  3. Be seen more seriously as a blogger by fellow bloggers
  4. Attend and conduct a blogging conference or a workshop
  5. Secure more paid posts
  6.  Finally, become a best overall blogger than what I am right now. This will take time, dedication and just down right blood, sweat, and tears (okay that may be a tad dramatic)

I LOVE blogging. It is something that I thoroughly enjoy and do for me. So of course I want to be the best blogger I can. I want to deliver awesome blog posts to my readers. I want to be a blogger that people can relate to and enjoy reading.  So here’s to another year of blogging challenge ATOZ. May I be able to complete both my themes and churn out 52 posts and be the best blogger I can in 2018!



“I am taking the Challenge of April with BlogChatter, are you?”

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March 1 2018

Maktub by Paulo Coelho

MAKTUB means ‘It is written…”I think its an excellent title for very short incidents described in this book ,all of them carry deep messages about life.Some incidents or small,very small stories are funny,but when you stop smiling,they carry deeper meanings about life,what an amazing way to write about life when reader smiles every now and then and then a message about life goes deeper in his or her soul.  The book is a collection of thoughts; some of them are author’s own creation, while most of them are collected from the tales and legends from almost every corner of the world. No thought or parable, which ever name is applicable, is more than one page long and none of them are related to each other in any way. While there is no harm in reading the whole book at one go, and it won’t take more than a day to finish it. Still the best way to read this book is to read each thought on its own, giving it proper time to settle down in your mind and make its place permanently.

Every thought has a lesson or moral to teach. Some may surprise you with their sheer simplicity but great worth associated, some make you thoughtful and sad, some may even succeed to bring a smile on your face while some may even make you laugh, at yourself and your way of thinking. But every thought has spirituality as theme at its core. This book has power to make you question yourself with life’s great questions like; which direction my life is moving?, what actually is that I need? Why I am doing this? What really makes me happy? And so on.

There are some thoughts which give you a feeling of dj vu, and if you are author’s reader, you definitely going to have it. The reason is, the content of this book is distributed very beautifully among other books of  author. He has weaved these thoughts with the story of those books so well that they don’t seem to be picked from other source. But the truth is, this book has all those words which you underline and quote in author’s other books, in a one package.

That why I said each thought in this book should not only be read but it should also be thought about with appropriate contemplation. Who knows, one of them may have the power to change your life.

Some of the Pearls :

No matter how well I write still the best way to describe this book is to share some of the thoughts from it. So here they are :

“It’s really impossible to keep yourself from thinking of things that offend GOD. But if you know, how to say no to temptations, they will cause you no harm”

“He who is unable to balance work with relaxation loses his enthusiasm and can’t go far.”

“To follow one’s dream carries a price, but no matter how high the price, it is never so high as to what one pays for not having lived out ones personal destiny and hear our own heart say ”I wasted my life”. Believe me that’s the worst phrase you can ever hear.”

“When GOD imposes a demanding test upon us. He always provides us with a sufficient number of GRACES- probably more than sufficient – to meet the test”

“If we are capable of loving we will also be capable of being loved. Its only a matter of time”

“It’s not a sin to be happy. There is nothing wrong in from time to time breaking certain rules regarding diet, sleep and happiness.”

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