Inspiring Bloggers’ Tag

I would like to thank Dulcy@Stories for tagging me! Check out her blog here where she posts amazing and insightful stories.

Rules:

1.Thank the person who chose you.
2.Include the logo in your post.
3.Answer the questions asked to you.
4.Choose the bloggers who’ve inspired you (maximum 10)
5.Add a feature of their blog which you admire.
6.Ask them five questions.

Her questions (and my answers):

1.Your favorite short story from O. Henry ?
The Last Leaf, absolutely.

2.Do you like MATHS ?
I do, it is one of the subjects that doesn’t have a lot of constraints on it.

3.What about cooking?
NO. I don’t like food in general and I don’t enjoy cooking either. I used to like baking but almost everything that I baked ended up unfit for human consumption. So..

4.Your phobia?
I don’t like taking photos. So, is photophobic
a condition?

I tag:

1. Life is a Snap, isn’t it?
2. What’s The Gist!?
3.The Doodler
4.Em Ee Jee Blog
5.Chloe’s Thoughts Blog

My questions for you:

1.Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
2.An inspiring quote you live by?
3.Which is your favourite book and why?
4.What is one thing you would want to change in this world?
5.Which is your least favourite subject? Why?

That was all for this post! Thank you!

The Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award #2

I would like to thank 3yellowdaisies for nominating me for this award! Check out her blog here where she posts inspiring and amazing lifestyle content!

The Rules:

1.Thank the person who have nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog.
2. Answer their questions.
3. Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 6 new questions.
4. Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blog.
5. List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo.
6. Provide the link of the Award creator of ideal inspiration blogger award as Rising Star.

Her questions (and my answers):

1.Would you consider yourself more as an introvert or an extrovert, or both? Explain why.
I’m definitely an introvert because I don’t have any extrovert traits. I hate large gatherings of people, I love spending time alone, I don’t like calling or talking and prefer text to calls. Really, I’m the typical introvert. And all the ‘personality tests’ I’ve taken labelled me an introvert. So..


2. Which quote do you live by the most?
It usually changes every month or so. Right now, Ernest Hemingway’s ‘We’re all broken. That’s how the light gets in.’ is my favourite quote.


3. What is your biggest accomplishment in your life thus far? And if you haven’t accomplished it yet, talk about what you would like to accomplish
.
I would love to give a definite answer here but I’m still exploring my options. Everything I’ve accomplished so far was merely a part of my life as a student, it was not unique to me as a person. Academically, I hope to end up pursuing a career in my favourite branch of science. I would most definitely consider that an accomplishment (were it to happen).


4. If you were able to travel back in time to tell your younger self something, what would you say?
That she would get a dog in the future.

5. How would you describe your life purpose?
I think I’m a tad too young to go as far as defining my “life’s” purpose. My dream however is to bring about a change in society’s perception of women and in my country’s education system.


6. What are three things you value most about a person?
Honesty, loyalty and originality.

My Nominees:

1.Ainsley Beth
2.Dulcy Singh
3.lifesfinewhine
4.Sunflower Seeds
5.pareads
6.Thoughts of a Wallflower
7.Hilipification
8.The Crumbling Facade
9.Indie’s Essays

My questions for you:

I actually really liked 3yellowdaisies questions and would love to make use of the same questions above. Here they are:

1. Would you consider yourself more as an introvert or an extrovert, or both? Explain why.
2. Which quote do you live by the most?
3. What is your biggest accomplishment in your life thus far? And if you haven’t accomplished it yet, talk about what you would like to accomplish.
4. If you were able to travel back in time to tell your younger self something, what would you say?
5. How would you describe your life purpose?
6. What are three things you value most about a person?

The Liebster Award!

I would like to thank Aanya from Soaring Firebolt for nominating me for The Liebster Award! She has a blog solely dedicated to Harry Potter and has made some really cool Harry Potter posts! Check it out here!

Rules:

1.Thank the Blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you.
3. Nominate 11 other Bloggers.
4. Ask your nominees 11 questions.

Her questions (and my answers):

1.During online classes these days how many times have you searched the answers the teacher is asking on the internet?
Zero. I always have my textbook next to me!

2.What is your greatest wish?
To meet Professor Dumbledore!

3.Do you like emojis or not?
I like their usage and their abilty to convey inexplicable emotions. But I hate the yellow colour, which is why I don’t use them in my blog posts.

4.Who is your favorite author?
J.K Rowling, definitely!

5.Your favorite book series?
The Harry Potter series!! Duh.

6.Are you talkative or silent?
Silent at school, but talkative at home and when I’m by myself.

7.One thing you dislike or like about any of your favorite author?
I absolutely adore J.K Rowling’s abilty to contain so many elements in one story. It’s amazing how she entwines everything so seamlessly! I also like Dan Brown’s books! Being a science fiction enthusiast, his books are so informative and fun to read!

8.Do you have siblings?
Yes, I have an elder brother! Check out his blog here!

9.Do you play any instruments?
Sadly, no. But I want to learn the violin someday.

10.Introvert or extrovert?
Introvert.

11.Your hobbies.
Reading, writing and drawing!

My Nominees:

1.Bella Boris
2.musingsbyamedstudent
3. Prerna’s blog
4.Whispering Heart
5.AnshdaRNaught
6.Brainstorms
7.Chasing The Maximum Life
8.For Book Lovers and Random People
9.Frappes and Fiction
10.Pensieve Thoughts
11.Poetry and More

My questions for you:

1. What is the best lesson you’ve learned from a personal experience?
2.Cats or dogs?
3.What inspires you the most?
4.Which is your favourite book? Why?
5.If you could go back in time, which year would you visit? Why?
6.Describe yourself in four words.
7. Which period of life would you want to relive again?
8.What does your blog mean to you?
9.What advice would you want to give your younger self?
10.How would you describe the world in four sentences?
11.Why do you write?

That was all for this post! Thank you!!

The Mystery Blogger Award!

The Mystery Blogger Award!

A huge thank you to Tia from Tall Blonde Tales for nominating me for this!! I’m so overwhelmed to have been nominated for this award! She is a wonderful blogger and a Potterhead too!! Check out her blog here!!

The Rules: 

1. Put the award logo on your blog.
2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
3. Mention the creator of the award.
This award was created by Okoto Enigma. Check out her blog here!!
4. Answer the questions you were asked.
5. Tell the readers three things about you. 
6. Nominate 10-20 bloggers.
7. Notify the bloggers (tell them you nominated them) by commenting on one of their posts.
8. Ask your nominees five questions with one weird or funny one.
9. Share a link to your best posts.

Three (random) things about me and my best posts:

1.I am an introvert in real life but an extrovert in writing.
2.I love learning new things but I hate school.
3.I am super weird and awkward and love using exclamation marks.

I don’t know which are my best posts. I love my posts when I’m writing them but after a few days, I begin to find all sorts of things wrong with them. But here’s an article and two poems that still remain okay.
1. Breaking Barriers (article)
2. Day (poem)
3.Tears (poem)

Her Questions (and my answers):

1. Why did you start your blog? 
It wasn’t a planned decision. I was introduced to the idea by my brother. Check out his blog here!
It was reckless and sort of just happened. My blog is basically a place for me to express my thoughts freely. I am terrible at talking to people and have a really bad sense of humor. Writing doesn’t require those.


2. What’s your favourite cookie, and why? 
I like butter cookies, I guess. I don’t know why. Maybe, because they um…taste good? I have a generally unenthusiastic approach towards food. Hence, the stupid answer.


3. Which would you prefer: a holiday in the frosty cold or somewhere hot and tropical like the beach? 
A holiday in the frosty cold, definitely. For some reason, I love wearing sweaters even in the summer. And summer is my least favourite season.


4. What is the most valuable blogging lesson you’ve learnt? 
I’ve learnt that the journey matters more than the destination. I’ve made some great blogging friends here, something that I wouldn’t have been able to do in real life (read awkwardness above) and the importance of sticking to a schedule. I have also learnt a lot from certain bloggers’ posts.


5. If you could transform into an animal (any animal – real or fantasy), what would it be and why? 
This is a good question! I basically love all animals, so it’s pretty hard to choose one. I think I’d want to be a phoenix because their tears have healing properties (for some reason, I also have a weird love for tears). And I really love Fawkes. So..

My Nominees:

1. the flood
2.
maames.home.blog
3.
A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS
4
. Hilipification
5. Catie Blogs
6. Daughter of the Light
7. Poetry and Life of an Irrelevant Girl
8. Amy’sMusica
9. FarFar Away
10.
ella isn’t studying
11.View from the Back
12.
Geek Stop
13
.Hawthorn Book Reviews
14.Soaring Firebolt
15.Christy’s Minute
And you!! If you feel like you would enjoy answering these questions or are out of post ideas,consider yourself nominated!!

My Questions For You:

1.Who or what is your biggest inspiration and why?

2.Have you ever seen a ghost? Or would you want to?

3.Which is your favourite book and why?

4.Have you made any predictions?

5.Imagine you were fated to remain a fictional character forever. If you could only choose between Voldemort and Dolores Umbridge, whom would you choose?
OR (in case you haven’t read the Harry Potter books)
If you could see the whole world in only one colour, which one would you choose: black or white?

That was all for this post! Thank you!

Blogger Awards!!

Wow, I’m beyond overjoyed right now! I got nominated for two blogger awards; The Outstanding Blogger Award and The Sunshine Blogger Award! These are long overdue and it is going to be a long post!

The Outstanding Blogger Award

Just something that I designed (using Canva)!

I would like to thank Catie from Catie Blogs for nominating me for the Outstanding Blogger Award! She posts amazing content and has a sarcastic and amusing writing style! They do make for a delightful read! Check out her blog here!
There wasn’t a logo, so I designed the above (thing?). Feel free to use it if you want but please mention it’s not the official logo. I don’t know if there is one.

The Rules:

1.Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (very important: see why in step 5).
This award was created by Colton Beckwith. Here’s the original post.
2.Answer the questions provided.
3.Create 7 unique questions.
4.Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator nor the blogger that nominated you can be nominated.
5.At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!

Her Questions (and my answers):

1.How are you doing?
I’m doing great but I’m having a bit of a hard time getting used to online classes. But don’t get me wrong, I am in no way missing school. It’s just with online classes, I tend to um…get distracted every now and then.

2.Have you ever cried during a movie?
No, not really. But I have been reduced to tears by a few books. I have watched some sad movies but I’ve never shed tears for any. To be honest, I don’t really like watching movies, I’m a little impatient to sit through the whole thing. But I do love the Avengers! I guess in movies, the closest I came to crying was when Dobby died.

3.What’s the last song you listened to?
I listen to songs everyday. I need it like a background while working/studying. I’m currently listening to ‘Rocketman’ by Taron Egerton!

4.If you have a nickname, what is it?
Sorry, I don’t have a nickname.

5.What’s your favorite scent of candle?
I think I’d like anything that smells like mountains or winter.

6.Last thing you bought?
Textbooks and a packet of pens. There’s just no escaping school. *insert sigh*

7.Butterflies or Ladybugs?
I love both but I guess I’d want to go with ladybugs. I love the detail on them!!

My Nominees:

1. Thoughts on Papyrus
2.
musingsbyamedstudent.wordpress.com
3.
derrickjknight
4.
Illustrated by Hannah
5.
SHAN’TEL
6.
Science-tastic
7.
Tall Blonde Tales
8.
A HEAD FULL OF DREAMS
9.
Love for Words – Book Blog
10
. Misaemich 🙂

My Questions for You:

1.Which is your least favourite book and why?

2.What is the most useful lesson someone has taught you/you have learnt?

3.If you could eradicate any one evil forever, what would it be?

4.What is the funniest experience you have had?

5.How would you decribe yourself in three words?

6.What advice would you want to give to new and upcoming bloggers?

7.What was/is your favourite subject at school? And what are your current hobbies?

The Sunshine Blogger Award

A huge thank you to Tia from Tall Blonde Tales for nominating me for this award !! I’m beyond overwhelmed to have been nominated for this award! She is a wonderful blogger and a Potterhead too!! Check out her blog here!!

The Rules:

1.Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2.List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.
3.Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
4.Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award, write them 11 questions and notify them about the nomination.

Her Questions (and my answers):

1.What embarrasses you the most and/or what’s been your most embarrassing moment?
I am a super weird and awkward person in general and I’m always embarrassing myself. Like, a few days ago, I was in a meeting with a teacher and a couple of students. It was a trial meeting and they really weren’t discussing anything important. Okay, maybe, they were. I had muted my microphone and I was listening to songs. But apparently, I had only thought it was muted. Long story short, the teacher kept looking at me strangely till I figured they could all hear the song. But it was a pretty good song, they should be glad I made them listen to it. If you’re curious, it was ‘Anthem for the Judged’ by Niki Demar.

2.Who do you look up to the most, and what qualities do you love about that person?
I’m one of those weirdos who doesn’t have a role model. See, I look upto many people for certain qualities. Sadly, I haven’t met a person who has all the qualities I want. I look upto both of my parents for their perseverance, honesty and optimism. I look upto my brother for his confidence. I also look upto huge personalities like J.K Rowling and Robert Downey Junior.

3.What would be your perfect day? Plan it out from waking up to bedtime.
My perfect day. That’s a hard question. I don’t like having the same things happening everyday. No, I’m definitely not talking about school. I prefer following a routine but I want something unexpected to happen, good or bad. But if I had to imagine one, I’d say the perfect day would be one, where I wake up in the Gryffindor common room and get to spend the whole day with Professor Sinistra. And then I would want to explore the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid and Fang. I wouldn’t mind meeting a few Greek demigods and Chiron, the centaur either.

4.What’s your biggest fear?
I don’t know. Probably, failure. Failure at school, failure in life, just pure, raw failure. I hate to admit it but it’s literally what drives me forward. If you can’t already say by now, I like letting my imagination run wild and end up envisioning all sorts of horrible scenarios with future me. That works about all the time.

5.How do you like to be comforted when you’re sad or upset?
I prefer to be left alone. I don’t like it when people try to make me feel better. I like being harsh on myself, if that makes any sense. So I usually blame myself if anything goes wrong, and end up ranting about it to myself. I finally write a whole, detailed account in my journal/diary immortalising every moment, you know for future references.

6.What’s your all-time favourite memory?
Definitely the one when my parents finally got me a puppy! He’s four years old now and he is the cutest and my best friend!!

7.What’s your favourite thing you own and why?
Books. And books. More books. Books again.
Seriously, they have helped me a lot.

8.Who was the last person who made you cry and why?
No one made me cry today. But if I cry, it’s either because I’m frustrated about something or because I’m having a hard time getting my point across in an argument. Another embarrassing moment.

9.Where do you hope to be five years from now? Ten? Fifteen?
I hope to have amassed a masters in my favourite branch of Science in ten years and a job in fifteen and then more education. My aim is to end up like Professor Dumbledore.

10.If money was no object, what would you buy?
Books. More books. And a telescope. And a celestial globe.

11.When have you felt the most proud?
I don’t know. Pride doesn’t really last in my case. It’s either extreme joy or sorrow.

My Nominees:

1. MayaLand
2.The Bored Side Of The Phone
3.Sunflower Seeds
4.MiddleMe
5.Stories
6.Steve’s Country
7.MarianaDynasty
8.Thoughts Resonate
9.Gigantic Thought Bubble
10.Musings of a Maeflower
11.My Random Ramblings

My Questions for You:

1. What is the most important lesson you’ve learned in your life so far?
2. Which is your favourite book/series and why?
3.If you could go back in time and visit any one personality, who would it be? Why that particular person?
4. What’s the one thing you hate the most in this world?
5.When have you been the most embarrassed in your life?
6. What inspired you to start a blog? What do you love the most about it?
7.What is your favourite genre in books and movies? Mention reasons, if any.
8.Cats or dogs? Extrovert or introvert?
9.What distinguishes you or sets you apart from your peers?
10.If you could have the whole world obey you for 2 minutes, what orders would you give?
11.How would you describe yourself in 5 words?


So, that was all for this post! Thank you!

The Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award!!

Hope you all are having a great day! So this is the second post in the same day and I’m sorry for straying from my schedule. But I was too excited to keep it for later. So, here we go!
I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude towards Aushi for nominating me for the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award which is my first ever award!!
Please check out her blog, Stuggle:build:experience here! She posts amazing inspirational content and it’s a pleasure to go through her works! This is just one of my favourite posts by her!

RULES

1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to his/her blog.
2. Answer their questions.
3. Nominate up to 9 other bloggers and ask them 5 new questions.
4. Notify the nominees through their blog by visiting and commenting on their blog.
5. List the rules and display the “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” logo.
Provide the link to the award creator of Ideal Inspirational Blogger Award as Rising Star from Ideal inspiration. 

Her Questions For Me (and my answers):

1.What is your advice to the new bloggers?
Well, being new myself, I’m not sure what to say. But from my experience, I’d say try to build a blog that distinguishes you and sets you apart. I also believe being a part of the WordPress community rather than being just a WordPress user will be of tremendous help, both in terms of individual and professional growth.

2.What are your hobbies?
Reading, writing and drawing/designing. I’ve been going a bit crazy with Canva since I found out about it. Overall, I like doing anything that requires work and imagination!

3.What are your tips for a good life?
I don’t think I have any good tips..I guess expecting the worst helps you appreciate every thing. That way, you’ll always have something to be thankful for. And being honest even if it hurts the person. The truth might cause momentary pain but it’s always the best choice in the long run.

4.What are two things you are happy for?
I am grateful for a supportive family which includes our pets.
And books(which means I’m indirectly thankful for authors) and music! Oops, that’s more than two..

5.What inspires you to write?
My thoughts, as the name of this blog implies. I am an overthinker and this blog is a place for me to let it all out. Sometimes, I also derive inspiration from books and the happenings around me. However, most of my poems are birthed from strong emotions or memories.

My Nominees:

1. Writing feels good
2. Sunflower Seeds
3. Joseyphina’s World
4. Life With Laughter
5. Bloom N Adore
7. Stardust and Stories
8. Whispering Heart
9. And the first two people to read this post! (bet you didn’t notice I left out 6!)

Here are my questions for you:

1.What inspired you to start a blog and what keeps you going?
2. Which is your favourite book, weather and animal. Reasons?
3. Who is your role model(if any) and how have they inspired you?
OR
3. Who is the most inspiring person you’ve come across and how have they inspired you?
4. An inspiring and motivating quote (by you or anyone else).
5. What according to you is the most productive time of the day?

I would like to once again thank Aushi for nominating me! This was a wonderful experience! And I hope my questions aren’t too cliche. Thank you and see you soon!