Thanking my Versatile Blogger Award

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I know there are some blogger’s awards going on that people, I mean bloggers award each other in their circles whom they think suitable to nominate. I always thought I am here yet getting acquainted with great bloggers and writers and am too far to be nominated by anyone. Out of somewhere comes this sweet friend Lorenza (I believe we are friends because there are at least two things we have in common 1) love to write and 2) love for dogs) and tagged me to this award.

In fact, as Lorenza said we met in the blogging world through our dogs. She stumbled upon one of my Bruno articles and expressed her love for dogs as well. By the way, you have to visit her blog to meet her two cute little ones, Buffy and Fluffy. I believe Lorenza is a bundle of awesome energy and we can see it in all her posts. I loved her post on mindfulness and of course the infamous Buffy writings. Well, Buffy tips are so useful if you got pets as well. If not, you will still enjoy reading Buffy write ups. Visit her blog buffyandrenza.blogspot.in. Thank you so much for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award Lorenza.

I and my friend Shalini together started our blog Magicmindz. We have been working on the blog only recently although we created it long before. Since I have started to write regularly, I have met some wonderful bloggers through G+ and also directly on WordPress. Dear all my readers, please accept my heartfelt thanks for always supporting our blog. I like to write on all topics wherever my mind takes me. Working on SEO topics and constrained to the number of words, makes me come back to my blog and write freely. Hence Magicmindz is like a window into my thoughts.

Like all, I did read the VBA Rules and it says that I have to list seven facts about me. After that, nominate other bloggers for this award.

So here are seven facts about me…. I am thinking what to say and what not to……..

Alright here we go,

  1. I love to read. I am on my feet most of my day cause of which, I find it difficult to read a paperback. Hence, reading on mobile is easier. I read so extensively that I carry my mobile even to the bathroom and also sometimes in the shower, oops! Well, there is a stand a few inches away from where the water do not fall. So anyone can reach me anytime (It’s just I may choose to ignore the call, now I said it, don’t sue me)

  2. I dislike cooking and dread spending time in the kitchen. I and my daughter named every room in our house and I named the kitchen as Anaconda… because I feel it gobbles me up! (My time actually, which otherwise I love to spend it on writing).

  3. Am a coffee addict. For me, a vacation will be days alone in my own company with a wonderful book in hand and a cuppa to enjoy. Wow! Just waiting for that one single day… ( am always tagged by my daughter or my dog, who claim to not to live without me)

  4. Am a too emotional person. Tears trickle down my cheeks very fast. Well, that does not mean I am weak. Someone said that “Crying does not mean the person is weak, but the person has a heart”. Simple as that!

  5. I am a night owl but am awake maximum by 6 AM ( is that late for a good morning? Well I just cannot drop down on my bed sooner than 12 AM. I do not get sleep before that. So I write, I watch Netflix, I read, I browse, etc)

  6. I love editing photographs. I have plenty of apps on my phone to edit all our photos and make it look like however we want with make ups and place ourselves wherever we want. Well, we should make use of the advancement in technology you see!

  7. I work as a Ghost Writer and write various articles. The reason am on and off with my own blog is that am chasing targets on daily basis. I write on all niche except topics based on technology. I have no idea why technology dislikes me so much. Every time I decide to try it out, those topics makes it harder for me. So I decided it is best we stay apart from each other.

I have got much more to tell about me, but I guess you would get bored. So let’s get on to my nominations.

I have met some really wonderful bloggers but they are already been nominated being the best. So I got to widen my search. After checking out here are my list of authors of really cool blogs that I found it really interesting to follow.

  1. Priya Sharma – Her blogs – www.passionatebookreviews.com and http://www.romanceaholicanonymous.com If you are looking for some cool books to read, you have to check out Priya Sharma take on the books. She writes cool reviews on all kind of books, and not only Romance novels. She is also a very good artist.

  2. TalkholicMe – Meet Falak Irfan of TalkholicMe. She writes a versatile of topics. Poems, stories, fashion and what not. You will definitely enjoy reading her blog.

  3. Thriti’s Blog – Some write in stories, while some express in poetic. Thriti Das is a blogger who blogs beautiful poems as well as other various blogs. I understand she is already been awarded Versatile Bloggers Award and there is no rule that she need to write another post just because I nominated her. Yet bloggers can have a look at her site if you wish.

  4. Laugh Your Way to Peace, love, and Joy – I find this blog by energy writer Sharon. D. Dillon a very positive and inspiring one. She covers topics on various subjects but everything with a positive attitude. Check out the blog to get inspired and energized.

  5.  Recipe in a Bottle – I would say this blog is as versatile as any other. Because hey you get a different recipe every day. Before visiting the blog, keep your tongue tied. Consider a fair warning, because once you are there you just cannot control your taste buds. Check out some awesome recipes.

Well, although I like to complete the number in nominating, as I said most are already on the list. Hence I like to add to this list some other time when my blog grows and I have an increased number of followers. However, I thank Lorenza for nominating me and all others for appreciating my blog posts with your likes and comments.

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-

-The End