Blogger Recognition Award

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I am so happy to receive this award from Krishna. Krishnapriya as I know her from her writings is one who is always thinking of the divine supreme and considers all living beings as one having the same divinity. Such noble thoughts are glorified through her poems and posts. She has also some excellent translation achievements on some of the original Sanskrit works which is the reason for me being an ardent follower of her blog in the first place.

Please check her blog: Light + Love

 My Blogging Journey

 I started blogging on WordPress in 2012 and my posts were few and far in between. I like to read more than to write and these were my only hobbies in school days. In college I didn’t write much maybe a couple of poems here and there as singing became a newly acquired hobby and then once having started to work, all this was forgotten for decades…

It was in 2012 that I started thinking of coming back to writing sessions and jumped to the WordPress bandwagon and has enjoyed my stay here ever since. I am an introvert by nature and an adhoc writer. Sometimes it could be a frame from a movie, a picture or a fleeting thought that inspires me or gives me an idea to churn it into a post. But most of the time I don’t and that is the reason I still write a couple of posts in a month. I like creative writing and mostly a short story or a poem is what you will find on Perceptions. These posts also stem  from my observations in day to day life…

WordPress also helps to connect to many other bloggers who share our reading/writing interests and help form a community of closely knit followers who regularly check upon your work and put in a comment or a like. This is what inspires, I guess most of us to write more, at least this is what works for me.

Advice for New Bloggers

 My advice for people who want to start a blog of their own would be write on things you like and would want to share with the online community. You should not start on a high note like as in a sprint and then burn up soon. I have seen people who churn out posts more frequently and get tired when they lack the initial inspiration and motivation and give up. So not only the content but how you space it is also important. Write original content and carve a niche of your own. Proof reading your work is also important before you hit the publish button 🙂

Also you need to read posts written by others., follow whom you like to get your own set of followers. You can put relevant tags in the posts that you write so that it reaches a wider audience and same way you can add tags in your reader on topics that you would want to read.

I do follow a lot of wonderful people here on WordPress and I have a voracious appetite to read at least 20 to 30 posts on a day and maybe 50  plus on a weekend. By reading as many posts of a new blogger I come across, I do try to get an insight into the mind of the writer.

In my initial days on the internet in the late 90’s I had a few pen friends and with whom I am still connected… Similarly, I would like to remember each one of you whom I follow and your writings for a long time to come.

Thanks are also due to my other followers  who have been kind enough to have bestowed similar awards to me and I am sorry I could not acknowledge them in a formal post such as this.

Blogger Nominations

As long as you churn out good content which is useful and pen your thoughts and your creative hobbies that is useful to others, I think that is what makes you a good writer and definitely the awards and accolades would follow. I am sure  some of you who read this, take upon themselves to write a post that describes your blogging journey, your likes in life and your advice to new bloggers..

Thank you once more dear Krishna  for nominating me.

 

 

 

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LEIBSTER AWARD

 

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It was really a pleasant moment of joy to have received the nomination from you, Sure Scribbles. Somehow, I got the feeling it would come from you any moment after seeing you get nominated.  Readers are our encouragement and motivation to write more, as you perfectly know, and this would really go a long way in churning out better posts in the future from me. Thank you Shahz at Sure Scribbles once again. People who try to motivate others would always need a bit of motivation from others to sustain themselves..

11 Things About Me –

1) I am a  family man who loves to be at home with my wife and 2 kids though work takes me far away from them, at times.
2) I always treasure my moments of solitude that helps me to ponder over life in general
3) Apart from writing, I like to read and sing to my close audiences at home and friends.
4) Family is my priority and meditating upon the Lord who has blessed me so much.
5) I spend my leisure reading and listening to Indian music, though western music at times does entertain and enchant me. In music, Ghazals, especially the works of Jagjit Singh haunt me.
6) I am not choosy about what I wear and what I eat.
7) I put my mind into imagination most of the time to be creative. Also I relate to present events, that I face, to events that have occurred in mythological  or historical times. This helps me to understand this has happened many a time in the past and I am not the first one to face them.
8) I believe, being true to oneself and others, is the key to lasting happiness.
9) I don’t delve much into the future, though I like to rewind and replay the past.
10) Any act of mine, to fellow humans and animals to please them, is what pleases me.
11) I believe, most of what I am today, is due to the blessings of my parents, teachers and God Almighty.

Now, About the 11 Questions I have to Answer-

1) What is your overall life goal?
To be a person who lived his life the best way in the circumstances faced.
2) If you have a really bad day, what’s the one thing that can brighten it up?
The thought of coming back to sweet home.
3) When did you catch the travel bug,if you love travelling?
My personal trips are few and far between, though work does drives me to travel to many places.
4) What’s the one thing you cannot travel without?
My toiletries 🙂
5) What’s the worst thing that has ever happened to you on a trip?
Fortunately, by the grace of God, every travel has been good so far and under his loving and guiding eyes.
6) Do you have a memorable (cultural) experience?
I have been fascinated by the villages and have been touched by the simple lifestyles of the people living there.
7)What is the one thing that should be taught in school that isn’t already?
The culture of coping up with challenges, life presents to us, as we grow up in life.
8) Have you been somewhere that turned out to be completely different to what you imagined?
Luckily no, though I have lost my way, many a time walking.
9) Is there something you do (routine etc.) when away from home that you wouldn’t do otherwise?
Imagine to be at home using my imagination.
10) Which comforts of home do you miss most when on the road?
The comfort of home with all its assortments put together.
11) If you could do anything to make this world a bit better, what would it be?
Show respect to all and expect the world to choose love over hate.

Now to my 11 questions that you could choose to answer, though not everything is mandatory.

  1. What matters to you most in life?
  2. What hobbies are you hooked on to?
  3. Do you think learning about history of the country and the world in general helps?
  4. What are the great positives you have learnt from your religious books?
  5. If you saw an animal or a bird standing/sitting, would you pause and try to observe it?
  6. Do you like to cook food yourself, or would you choose others to cook it for you?
  7. Do you think cleaning up your home relieves the stress of work at office?
  8. What were the games you played in childhood and do you often look back in time upon those days?
  9. Which is the most influential book/books you have read and that have helped you to tackle life?
  10. Do you like to roam in gardens and enjoy the floral sights therein or be with nature?
  11. Which journey in life has left its most impression on you?

Here are the rules for the Liebster Award, in case you don’t know what to do (I didn’t know them myself thanks to Shahz for enlightening me…

1) Thank the blog who nominated you and link back to them.
2) Make a blog post telling 11 facts about you,
3) Answer the 11 questions from the blog who nominated you, and
4) Prepare 11 questions for those you will nominate.
5) Nominate 11 new bloggers (those who have less than 200 followers) by commenting in one of their blog posts.

I am sure you would enjoy the posts of my wordpress friend at https://surescribbles.wordpress.com/

Best Regards.
Sunith