Time Travel – A Short and Imaginary Story by my 10-year-old Daughter

We are back to school after 20 days of holidays which felt like after two whole years. Spending holidays especially when we had no plans, had been really tough as my daughter was totally bored. Most of her friends got busy traveling to different destinations. We decided to plan next holidays in the December.

My daughter thought of trying something different and she wrote a story, why not? She is a huge fan of Geronimo Stilton and loves any fictitious and traveling into time a lot. Hence, based on little dreams she has, she came up with a story and wrote it in one of her books.

Schools started and she forgot all about it. I took the liberty of sending it to a highly appreciated weekly children news paper. It got published and she wants to tell it to the world. 🙂

Here is a link to her published story. Please share your thoughts.

http://www.robinage.com/wof-read-6233.htm

PS : Request to keep in mind this is a story written by a 10-year-old and who is learning the English language still. So please do not be too hard on judging her language skills.

Thank you

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Life of a Blogger

Writing a post every time and then share it on all my socializing networks and wait for likes and comments; I started to wonder is this how every blogger feels? Or am I the only craziest blogger who feels yuppie! For every like and a comment.

Although I and my friend started this blog more than two years before, we created the website and totally forgot about it. So we came back in 2015 and decided to take the blog forward. Started to write and hence we call ourselves as amateur writers or bloggers.

However, as I said, I started to wonder how do all other bloggers feel, or what challenges do they face in the blogging world?

The first thing I faced is the looks people gave or rather the unresponsive attitude towards blogging. A lot many people think blogging is a fun thing we do in our spare time and it’s like a kid scribbling or rambling some bullshit. Give a paper and a pen and ask them to write something that comes to their mind, most of those who thought blogging is a waste of time will fail miserably to write.

Blogging is not for everyone and not everyone can put their thoughts into words as easily as it looks.

Is there a real talent in a blogger? Oh! We are multi-talented and we wear all the hats and perform various jobs on our blog all alone. Like to know what hats we wear? Check out below.

Researcher

Researching content

Researching content

As a blogger, we do not write any gibberish because we research our material before we publish our content. Even if it is a personal blog, we do consent with our spouse, kids, and families before putting things about them out there to be read by thousands of people. So that takes a lot of our time. It needs some patience that all cannot show.

Idea bank

Well, when I said am a blogger lot many wanted me to write on so many topics but none had an idea what to write or how to write. We bloggers, generate ideas for a topic that can attract people to read, enjoy and hold on until the end. That makes us worth a praise and our blogs is a good read if someone reads till the end. (I hope you are staying until the end of this article)

Writer

Writer's network

Writer’s network

Now, that is something we are proud of and call ourselves as a Writer. That is one hat we wear all the time. As a blogger, we are writers obviously and most understand that it is the only work we do when we own a blog. Of course, writing is the major part of owning a blog, but that is not the only thing. For example, we also play the marketing executive of our blog. Like I said posting our blogs everywhere and waiting for a response just like a telemarketer gives details to people and waits for positive callers in the next few days.

Self-editing

We do not write our blogs in our native languages because we need readers all over the world. So we have special editors for our blog, that is us. Bloggers also have to edit their post before they publish what they have written just so they don’t embarrass themselves later by posting unwanted things. The first draft is always to be read only by the writer himself. (Here is a secret – Most writers do not let you read their first draft because they don’t want you to read their embarrassing mistakes. Sigh!) So bloggers also the editors and what a tough task that is. Phew!

Design and visuals

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Having a blog and write some stuff is not all it takes. Bloggers need to design their blogs, put some nice pictures and make their blogs visible and be liked. Learning a tool here and there that helps in posting photos and other visual stuff to make blog posts attractive enough is another hat that most bloggers wear. There isn’t a blogger who doesn’t know how to toy with photos.

Technician

This is one hat that I am still trying to fit in because be technically sound about your domain and other stuff is extremely important. Bloggers learn a lot of these technicalities of the blogging world else there is always a chance for the Google Panda or the Penguin to come chasing making us vanish in thin air. Seriously, I never knew Pandas and Penguins are something to be scared off until I became a blogger. They looked so cute.

After wearing these many hats, people think that blogging is just waste of time or it’s like a personal diary? Well, in that case, they should rethink and change their opinions.

We bloggers blog, because we rock!

Thank you for reading till-

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