Yes, more and more love is being showered upon me by my blogger friends who find my scribbling worth a read.
My classmate Saritha of SariDreams has been gracious enough to shower me with not just one, two or three, but four blog awards in the month of August 2013: The Awesome Blog Award, Shine On Award, The Loyal Reader Award and Liebster Blog Award. It was a terrific month with back-to-back traveling and hence I had to keep this gratitude post in my pending folder. Sari, you made my day dear! I am sure I don’t deserve the tons and tons of appreciating words you’ve poured upon me in your post. As I told you earlier too, you have been an inspiration for me since school for I always admired your cheerfulness, your lively attitude and the amount of energy you poured into anyone you met. Thank you so so much! And keep writing as it passes on a lot of positive vibes into all of us.
The Awesome Blog Award or ABC Award was also bestowed upon me in September 2013 by two other beautiful souls: The Whitescape and Vishal Bheeroo. I know Whitescape since April 2013 and have written a guest post (a poem) for her blog. Some of her stories strike a chord with the readers almost immediately. I dropped by on Vishal’s blog through WriteTribe and from whatever I’ve read, I understand that he is an nice, warm, friendly soul and his honesty reflects in many of his personal posts. Thank you so much, Whitescape and Vishal! 🙂
And then there was the Versatile Blogger Award showered by Poonam Khanduja of Stir Your Souls. I know Poonam through IndiBlogger. The number of posts of hers that are ranked top posts on IndiBlogger itself is proof of the effort she puts into writing.
And in this week, I was honored with yet another award from Shobha Menon whom I met online through a FaceBook group my friend Rahul added me to. She has not been active on her blog for sometime now, but I have had the good fortune of reading some of her FB posts and notes that reflect her thoughts. She has nominated me for the Epically Awesome – Award of Epic Awesomeness. Feeling blessed Chechi! 🙂
Here are the questions from Saritha for me:
1. How long have you been blogging and do you blog every day?
I have been blogging since February 2012, though the blog was created sometime in September 2011. My frequency of blogging initially depended upon my need for venting out, and like any amateur blogger I slowly got caught in the vicious cycles of contests and challenges. Honestly, there is nothing like getting trapped. I write because I love to write. It doesn’t necessarily make sense to many. I have been blogging almost everyday since the past 2-3 months. I’ll now take a break for a month or two from blogging and will focus on reading and replying to the comments received, apart from reading some wonderful pieces from many of my friends from blogosphere.
2. What did you want to achieve by starting your blog?
Honestly, I started the blog accidentally due to my curiosity about what blogging is. Details available here in this post: The Origin of ‘Dew Drops’. Now after almost two years of blogging, I wish I am able to echo the voices of the suppressed, fight for causes and most importantly bring a smile on each face that reads my posts.
3. Has your blog changed direction since you started?
I don’t have any particular direction in my writings. I write whatever comes to my mind at a certain point in time. This is more of a personal blog and you’ll find more pieces reflecting my views and learning from everyday life.
4. What kind of blogs do you follow?
I follow blogs of like-minded people and those that give you food for thought.
5. Which is your favorite post that you’ve written?
6. If you were an animal, what would you be?
I would be a cow.
7. Do you have any pet peeves?
Disrespecting Food and Time
8. A sentence or two describing a happy memory from your childhood.
The time just before I fell asleep on the cozy warm chest of my Dad as a child is something I cherish till date. There’s no other place as comfortable and safer than that.
9. Something that you learned recently.
Recently I learnt from my 5 year old that Mahatma Gandhi could never get a haircut because he didn’t have a bike to drive to the saloon. He didn’t have a bike because his father didn’t buy him one. His father didn’t buy him one because he didn’t finish his work. 😀
Jokes apart, I learnt that there is nothing that stays ‘forever’. ‘Forever’ is only a word to express our wishes and imagination.
10. What is your favorite season of the year?
Spring is my favorite season with full of colors of life.
The post has already gone way beyond my set word limit, so without wasting any time, I’m declaring my nominations:
1. Sakshi Nanda
2. Rahul Ashok
3. Jairam Mohan
8. Kathy Combs
10. Geeta Nair
For those who are not aware, here are the rules of the award:
1. Add the award logos to your new blog post.
2. Answer the questions that I’ve answered above.
3. Nominate as many blogs as you can.
4. Those nominated, let them know about the award.