Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello All,

Yippeee!! again an award nomination. I am so glad to share with all of you that I have been again nominated for “Sunshine Blogger Award”. This award is special to me because my first blogger award was also “Sunshine Blogger Award”.

Here are the Rules of the award:

• Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
• Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
• Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
• Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.
• List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.


Not just because it is the rule no. 1 to thank the person who nominated me for this award, but I sincerely want to thank Ranjini Madhavan for this nomination. I am glad, I found her on WordPress, visited her blog and followed her. We are not just fellow bloggers now, we have turned into friends who share their feelings through commenting on each others blog posts.

I am also happy to share her blog with you all, https://httpranjustraveldiaries.travel.blog/. Her blog is special. Her blog is full of detailed explanation of her temple visits all across India. When I say her blog is special, I truly mean it because what she delivers through her blog, I don’t do and I haven’t seen many of us doing. She is trying to keep the heritage and Indian culture alive in her small way, indeed through her blog posts. Please do visit her blog for more details and you will know that I was not exaggerating.

Questions and Answers

Why do you blog?
I blog because I like sharing my opinion and thoughts with others. I have always been outspoken and shy at the same time. By this I mean that, when I am close to someone I share almost every thing with her or him and if I don’t know you, I am just a stranger to you. When it comes to sharing my thoughts, I have my opinions on various things and I like to share them with others. So, blogging didn’t come to me by chance, but I planned it, and researched about it. Thus, here I am.

What makes a book good?
A good book is a book that has amazing and thoughtful content in it that is well written and well explained. If it is a non-fiction book like an educational book, it should be error free and explanatory. It should have all the information regarding that subject appropriate for that level. If the book is a fiction book, then it should have a strong story line and it should be interesting to the reader.

Whatever your blog is about, when and why did you get interested in that topic?
When I started to blog, my main motto was to educate people into biological science because I thought that this was what I can write about and it is what I am good at. Then after blogging for few months, I tried writing in different genre and found that I can write my thoughts well too. So, I started writing on inspirational messages and motivation. I also have a bad habit of exploring too many things at a time so you will find some posts on coloring, doodling, zentangles, etc too. I also read books and recently completed 12th book this year, so I also review books in my blog.

If you had to choose one of the blog posts you’re nominating that is your single favorite.
It’s really hard to do this, but since you are asking I would like to list one: What is a Home? What is a house? This is my all time favorite blog post and close to my heart.

What “genre(s)” of your niche do you like best? For example, for a cooking blog — desserts, meat, soups, etc. or for a writing blog (this one’s kind of obvious) — fantasy, short stories, horror, poetry, etc.
Since, I don’t do niche blogging, I am free to choose any genre and that is what I like the best about blogging. So, I can’t choose one genre, I like to write about many things. I am comfortable in writing about biological science because that is my career and my passion but I also like to write about me personal thoughts and hobbies that might interest and inspire others.

Where do you get inspiration for your hobbies/interests/talents?
These day WordPress is my only source of inspiration. My interest in reading other bloggers post has increased a lot and I like reading blog posts and commenting. As far as hobbies are concerned, I have too many of them. I have a zeal to learn many things and explore many things. I feel one life is not enough to learn every thing.

Besides whatever your blog is about, what is your hobby/interest/talent?
Besides blogging, I like to read books (English and Hindi), playing Farmville, and eating my husband’s head (joking!!). What interests me, is everything on my blog. I am what my blog is.

Which of your posts has been the most popular? Reflect on this… why, do you think? Do you agree, or are you annoyed by it? Is it really your best work or is it just what seems like would appeal to readers (in your opinion)?
I never took so close look on any particular post of mine so I won’t be able to answer this. Why any blog post reaches popularity is not always related to whether the post was interesting, well written or not. I think the popularity to blog post is due to how many people reached to that post. I may be wrong though, I don’t know.

What motivates you in life? (This is a broad question – answer however you interpret it)
I generally get motivated by someone’s journey through life. It can be anyone. My parents, my friends, my in laws, my husband all motivate me at some point or the other in my life. I feel I am not what I am alone, I am what my parents and my family helped me to be. I owe my life to them.

Is this the first time you’ve gotten one of these awards?
No, this is not the first blogger award that I got but this is certainly the second Sunshine Blogger Award that I received.

Do you ever feel nervous before publishing a blog post?
Yes, I do. I have also experienced that the more nervous I am the more positive response I get from you all.

My nominees for This Award are

As in my previous nominations for blogger awards I experienced that many bloggers do not turn up for the awards (which is absolutely fine) and all my efforts in getting their links and pasting in my post get wasted so I have stopped nominating anyone for Blogger Awards now. Those who seriously want to answer such amazing questions please do comment in below, I will nominate them all.

For my nominations, the questions will remain the same.

Thank you so much for hanging up with me for so long. I will meet you all lovely people in my next blog post. Till then, stay safe and live well.

Namrata

Liebster Award

Hello Everyone,

I am so glad to share with you all that I have been again nominated by Ranjini Madhavan for LIEBSTER AWARD. I feel so excited and obliged for getting this nomination. Ranjini has an awesome travel blog where she writes about her visits to different temples all around India. She has also short story writing where she shares stories that have moral values. Her stories and temple visit experiences are worth reading. Please do visit her blog.

Rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you, and provide a link to their blog.

Answer the 11 questions given to you.

Nominate 11 other bloggers.

Ask your nominees 11 questions.

Notify your nominees once you have uploaded your post.

Questions:

What is your favorite book and why?
God Father by Mario Puzo was my first ever novel that I read during my graduation and that too hiding from my parents because they don’t like reading anything else than the course books.

What song do you currently have on repeat?
I play Arijit Singh’s songs on repeat since 2017. I like majority of songs sung by him. I can’t list one from those.


Which season (Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter) of the year best describes you?
Winter was my favorite season only when I was in India. In the USA, winters are crazy and I don’t like it anymore. Autumn is really beautiful here when the leaves change their colors. So, now Autumn is my favorite month.
Spring .

In the event of emergency home evacuation what is the first item you grab?
The first item that i would grab during evacuation is my passport because that is what decides my nationality in a foreign country.

Which historical figure would you most like to meet and why?
I never had any interest in History as a subject but if I got to meet any historical figure i would like to meet Late Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, our former President of India as he was both scientifically and spiritually strong personality.

What makes a good blog?
The content is the key and it makes a good blog. A good blog has well written, well explained and informative posts.

Back to the past or forward to the future?
If given the power, I would like to know about the future as to when this Pandemic will end.

Your dream vacation?
A cruise trip to Bahamas is my dream vacation.

The greatest movie of all time?
I liked Boss Baby a lot. It was a fun movie and I can watch it anytime.

Wealth or health?
Health, all the time.

Your proudest moment?
When I became a grand mother .

My nominees are
I know nominations are really important for any Blogger Award. Whoever wants to answer the questions can comment me in the comment section below. I will nominate everyone who rally wants to.

I would like the nominees to answer the same questions .

Thank you once again Ranjini Madhavan for the nomination.

Namrata.

Kennedy Award of Excellence

Hello Lovely Readers,

I hope all of you are doing well and keeping a good care of yourself and your family. I am very much excited to inform you all that I have been again nominated for a blogger award.

Rules:

  1. The recipient may thank the person who has nominated her.

2. The recipient should post a photo of the award on her blog in a post.

3. The recipient may nominate as many blogs for this award (minimum five), but after careful thought.

4. Answer the questions asked

I extremely thankful to Ranjini Madhavan for nominating me for “Kennedy Award of Excellence“. This is the second award nominations from her. Ranjini has an excellent blog describing her visits to temples across India. In her blog, she shows the rich Hindu culture and beauty of our temples. Through her blogs, she keeps us connected to our roots. Do visit her blog for more details. The link to her blog is https://httpranjustraveldiaries.travel.blog

Questions

  1. What lessons did you learn from Corona?
    Corona is a very beautiful word that means “crown” so apart from COVID-19 there are many things that we can learn from this word. One thing that we should absolutely learn is the positivity in this word.
    What I learned from COVID-19 pandemic is that “We should appreciate what we have in our lives, be thankful for it and love our lives. Life is precious and shouldn’t be wasted.”

2. What values drive you?
Honesty towards my work and simplicity are the actual values that drive me.

3. Which is your favourite movie?
My list is long. Recently I watched the movie “Onward” and I really liked it.

4. Whom have you ever loved from your heart?
My love for my parents go without saying. Apart from them I love my husband and my two sons to the moon and back.

5. Your dreams in life?
I have so many dreams to fulfill. One of my favorite dream is to be on a Cruise for at least 5 days.

My Nominees:

As many of our fellow bloggers have their blogs award free, whoever wants to be nominated for this award please comment down below. I will consider everyone for this award.

I find these questions to be super interesting so I would wish the nominees to answer the same.

Happy blogging !!!

Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award

Hello everyone ,

I am so excited to inform you all that I have been nominated for this “Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award” by Ranjini Madhavan, a travel blogger who writes about her exciting ventures to different places mainly temples and religious places. She gives a detailed information about her visits with amazing pictures clicked by her. Her travel blog also inspires me to visit temples that I am surely going to do once this COVID-19 chaos is over.

You can check her blog https://httpranjustraveldiaries.travel.blog/. The old scriptures of temples are worth watching and her blog is all about beautiful temples in India. I request you to visit her blog and you will be amazed by the information provided.

Rules

1 . Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back of his or her blog.

2 . Answers all the questions.

3 . Nominate up to 9 blogger 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 Inspirational Blogger Award” logo.

6 . Provides the link of award creator of Ideal inspiration as Rising star from https://idealinspiration.blog/.

Questions For Me

1. What are the three things that you want to learn?
I have many things in my bucket list for learning but asked about 3 amazing things that I seriously want to learn are
a) Writing in Sciences
b) Drawing Mandalas
c) Sketching

2. What inspires you to write ?
Writing came my way by chance. I was looking for a job in 2009 and I came across an online tutoring company that offered me to write on educational topic. Since then, I am into writing. In late 2019, I thought of doing something for myself and I started blogging.
My writing inspirations are my thoughts and my knowledge in science. I have a strong opinion about many things and I like sharing them with people.

3. One quote that motivate you always ?
My all time favorite and motivating quotation is by Mahatma Gandhi.

Gaining Knowledge During Lockdown: Online Learning – penofhearts.com

4. What you want to convey through you blog?
Through my blog I want to educate general public about topics related to science. I also want to share my views with them. I want to have a connect with people, learn with them and grow. Learning new things everyday is what I try to convey through my blog.

5. What do you want learn from 2020 ?
This year has been the toughest of all till date. I learned many things from this year. The only thing that really matters is “to live”. If I am alive, I can achieve anything and everything. So, its important to live and life is the most precious gift of God.

My nominees are

Many of our fellow bloggers do not like to be nominated for Blogger Awards so I will place my nominate in a new style. Whoever want to be nominated for this award, please comment in the comment section so that I can send you the award link. I will be happy to nominate you.
Answering questions in the
Award posts is a real fun and exciting for me. I like sharing my thoughts in the form of answers. Those who are really interested, can comment below.

Questions For My Nominees

The questions asked to me were really interesting and fun to answers, so I would not like to change them. The nominees can answer the same questions.

I would like to thank Ranjini Madhavan once again for nominating me for this award and allowing me to answer such interesting questions.

Spread Positivity.
Stay Happy and Healthy.

Namrata

Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award

Hello All,

I hope all of you are doing well and taking a good care of yourself and your family. I am here with a new award post. I am thankful to Ranjini Madhavan, for nominating me for Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award.

Ranjini Madhavan writes about her temple visits in her blog (https://httpranjustraveldiaries.travel.blog/) where she gives detailed tour to her visits. She has amazing pictures of temples to share with us. She explains everything beautifully. I really enjoy reading her posts. Do visit her blog, you will definitely like her posts.

Rules For This Award:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you with a link to their blog.
  2. Make a post of the award (with a photo of the logo).
  3. Post the rules.
  4. Ask 5-10 questions of your choice.
  5. Nominate 10-30 other bloggers (or more) and notify them.

Questions and Answers:-

1) Describe your writing style.
I feel, I write neatly with passion.

2) Do you plan your blogs or is it more so have free style?
I never plan my posts as I don’t have that much time. I just write what comes in my mind. When I am writing a scientific article, I plan it the same day.

3) What is it that you enjoy most about being a blogger?
I enjoy writing. I have opinions on many things and I like to share them with people. Through blogging, I share my views with people that makes me happy. I also enjoy reading other bloggers’ posts.

4) What is the best piece of advice you have ever received from someone?
I was more into freelancing for educational topics few years ago, so I tend to have a less interactive posts. Then, my husband advised me to write in an engaging, talkative and interactive way so that people feel connected to my posts.

5) Do you see yourself blogging in 5 years?
Yes, I see myself blogging for many more years in future.

6) What been the highlight of this year?
Till now, this year has thrown tremendous amount of lemons on each one of us. I lost my grandparents (maternal side) this year. I know they were old but people departing permanently is very very very difficult to handle.

7) What do you miss about last year?
Last year I was in Jamshedpur, India and then traveled to Pennsylvania, USA. I miss both of these places.

8) If you could change one thing what would it be?
If I had this supernatural power, I would seriously delete this year, 2020 from our calendar. If not the whole year, at least the Pandemic phase, for sure.

9) Would you encourage your kids to become bloggers?
My kids are very small for starting a blog but I encourage my kids to write and draw whatever they like.

10) If you could snap your fingers right now and change one thing about the world what would that one thing be?
I would like to change discrimination that goes around the world in the name of money, fame, race, power, demography, color, cast, religion and what not.

My nominations:

I am not so famous in receiving Blogger Awards. This is my third award till date. In last two award nomination, I saw that some people do not take interest in these awards, and I don’t have any problem with that. You can always ignore as these awards are not compulsory.

It takes time to nominate people for these awards and when they don’t turn up, its a really sad experience. So, this time I thought, I wouldn’t nominate bloggers in the post, rather go personally in the comment section and ask, whether they want to be a part of the nomination or not and then nominate. This is only for those who do comment in the comment section.

Sorry, for breaking the rule, but in my opinion I think this is the best thing to do.

I would like to keep the same questions to the nominees. I hope, you will like my answers. Please let me know in the comment section. Your views are highly appreciated.

Keep Spreading Positivity. We all need it.

Namrata