Blogger Recognition Award

I was nominated by Marlena, a multi-tasking blogger, who likes to write posts from the life of an interracial family and talk about ‘the fusion of cultures, races, religions and everything that comes along with it’ in her words.

Sorry Marlena, got a bit delayed in putting this up, but well here we go.

My Blogging Journey

I had an anonymous blog once which became pretty non-anon in the course of a few weeks and months. I still go back to it and read it once in a while and smile because I was silly and such a crabby old thing. The silly bit remains a part of me as it will till the day I pop it, I believe, but the crabby facet has been sorted out for the most part. I blogged every day then, and now that I have started a travel blog I like to be regular about picking your brain on what you think too along with liberally scattering my comments in the blogosphere. I would not have it any other way. Don’t know about you though.

Advice to New Bloggers

  • Keep writing as much as you can. It brings regular readers back to your blog and creates the connect between readers and you.
  • Follow other bloggers and mostly you shall get the courtesy in return, unless your blog does not connect with the person you choose to follow at all. There are no fixed rules about following or being followed.
  • Do guest posts for popular blogs. They will grab eyeballs and possibly bring new readers in.
  • Leave out the millions of exclamations, pretty please? Makes me think your eyebrows are stuck up on the forehead in a stance of perpetual surprise.

That is all, really. Now, I am supposed to be nominating blogs for the award. But I am very aware (lesson learned after my first go at it) that it is not for everyone. Thank you, Marlena, I do not know how much my two-bit helps any new blogger, but the hope remains. Cheers.

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Arundhati Basu

The great affair in my life is to travel. I count myself immensely fortunate that my partner shares this passion. We are a team that likes to spend time planning and plotting out places to go. Destination check, flights check, accommodation check, cheesy grins check. Off we go.

30 thoughts on “Blogger Recognition Award

      1. Ah, but I do not follow blogs only if you follow me. I like follow them if I would want to read them 🙂 Thank you for the lovely thought though. Cheers.


    1. Hello there 🙂 I have just about started posting rather regularly but I too was struggling. I can imagine it requires a fair bit of time but with the passing of time, you will figure out what works best for you. Cheers.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this 🙂 The advice about the exclamation points is the best. I am a habitual exclamation pointer and it drives me crazy when I notice it in my writing. Unfortunately I have usually already clicked “send” or “submit” by the time I catch the !!!!! after each sentence. But I assure you, despite my compulsion to exclaim most every thing I say, my eyebrows are down! 😛

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    1. HA HA HA. Call me out on that. The thing is that I know people (my husband and in-laws) who do it habitually and it drives me up the walls. The cons of being a grammar police is that you are mentally editing everything. Once my lovely husband decided to put my point of view across to my father-in-law who was mighty miffed and I was bloody annoyed with Adi. Men can be daft.

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      1. You call us out on our exclamation points & we will just have to return the favor on your policing. Haha! I used to be a bit of a stickler myself, but the tendency has been buried by years of teaching elementary school–I swear my writing has gotten worse from reading 10-year-olds’ essays on a regular basis (sigh). And as for your husband, wow! Can I assume he learned a valuable lesson that day?

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      2. Later. My in-laws were on their annual stay at ours, so I could not. But I did later point out to him the embarrassment of it. Though you can imagine his reaction, he pooh poohed it. Daftness.

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  2. I don’t know how I didn’t notice this post before… Maybe because I had to organise 3 different birthday parties for my son and that consumed my whole free time 😛 Congratulations and Thank you so much Arundhati 🙂 🙂 🙂

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