Sunshine Blogger Award

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Rules of the Award

  • To thank the persons who nominated you and link the post back to them.
  • Display the Sunshine Blogger Award picture on your post.
  • Answer the 11 questions the nominator gave you.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers who motivate you.
  • Provide 11 questions to your nominees.

I thank Divya Krishnan of www.merrymotherhood.co.in for nominating me. I am both surprised and happy at the same time. I am neither very social nor a great networker. So if I am nominated, my degree of discomfort and awkwardness increases by several fold. Now I have to nominate a few people. I do not know how they will respond or react. Well! the die is cast. I shall do my part. Thank you again Divya Krishnan.

Answer to Questions asked by the nominator – Divya Krishnan

  • What prompted you to start writing?

I wanted to do convey my thoughts and ideas to people. I am not a very outgoing and extroverted person. I am more comfortable conveying my point of view in writing. I can form my arguments and thoughts better. Blogging appeared to be a nice way to interact with people.

  • How has your blog changed you as a person?

I have learnt a few things about blogging through blogging. Like every sphere of life blogging is also dependent on networking and working with other bloggers. Though I am not a professional blogger, it feels good if someone leaves a comment and visits your blog. To attract bloggers to your blog needs strategy and networking. So I have started networking in a limited way to improve organic traffic. I have also become aware of a vast number of bloggers that write on any topic under the sun. So now I am conscious of the diversity.

  • Assuming you read books, name that one book which you often quote from.

I do not often quote from any book. I quote from works of Swami Vivekananda and teachings of Sri Rama Krishna at times.

  • Name that one writer whose works you keep going back to read.

There are many writers that I love to read. To name just one is  Bibhuti Bhusan Bandyopadhyay.

  • Assuming you listen to music, what is that one song that you feel was written for you.

Aa chal ke tujhe mai leke chaloon —-“

song writer – Kishore Kumar,

Singer – Kishore Kumar

Movie – Door Gagan ki Chaon Mein

  • Assuming yet again that you watch movies, name that one movie that made you rethink the way you lived your life.

Movie : Satyakam

Director : Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Story : Naryan Sanyal

  • Who is that one person you love so much that you hate yourself for it? (in other words that one person you cannot imagine life without?

Cannot think of any.

  • What is your worst fear?

Someone or something hurting my pride and ego and I am unable to defend myself.

  • What motivates you to wake up each day?

Anticipation of something new and exciting is going to happen today.

  • Given a choice, would you hike up a mountain or go diving in the ocean?

Hike up a mountain.

  • Happiness or Contentment? Why?

I want to be both happy and content. May be I shall be happy because I am content.

 

My Nominees

Parveen Dua (http://www.parveendua.com

Nihar Pradhan (www.makeupandbreakup.com)

Rakesh Pandey (www.theopalmoon.wordpress.com)

Arvind Pandey (www.shabdbeej.com)

Kishor Kumar (www.zigverve.com)

Durga Prasad Dash (www.durgadash.com)

Sri Krishna Sharma (www.samaysakshi.in)

Bikramjit Konwar (www.holistichealthnlife.com)

Binita Bora (www.educatedunemployedindian.com)

Nandhini Chandrsekaran (www.pagesfromserendipity.com)

Deep Sikha (www.deepsikha70.blogspot.com)

My Questions to Nominees

  1. Why do you blog?
  2. What does blogging mean to you?
  3. What is your favorite blogging topic and why?
  4. Who is your audience and how do you reach out to them?
  5. How do you intend to expand your reach and your reader base?
  6. Who is your favorite blogger from your genre?
  7. Do you intend to be a professional blogger ever?
  8. Do you intend to convert your blogposts into a book?
  9. What is the importance of Sun Shine Blogger nomination to you?
  10. In addition to blogging, what else is your hobby?
  11. What is one thing that no one knows about you?

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