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Blog resolutions! #10yearsOfBlogging

Hey  all, it has been a FANTASTIC blogversary week for me, to celebrate 10 years of blogging, and all of you have chipped in and poured in the comments. I conclude the celebrations with my blogging resolutions! For those who came in late, do read the previous posts (with some VERY interesting topics) and leave me a comment. 3 comments win a beautiful limited edition mug designed by my team. Here are my blog resolutions/ mission statement/purpose :   1. I will   try and blog at least once a week. 2. Posting something is better than not posting at all. 3. I will do one blog marathon every year. 4. There has never been and there will   be no negativity on my blog 5. My blog will always be my special place. 6. My blog readers are a very special lot. 7.                   The best way to know someone is by reading their blog! 8. My blog will always remain honest and authentic. Have a GREAT Diwali folks. Much love Preeti

5 reasons why you should keep a journal and how it can change your life.

Why should you keep a journal Most successful people advocate keeping a journal. Right now I am reading a brilliant book by Julia Cameron called ‘The Artists Way’. One of the quotes   from the book, that stood out for me is : “In times of pain, when the future is too terrifying to contemplate and the past too painful to remember, I have learned to pay attention to right now. The precise moment I was in was always the only safe place for me.” A record of now: Keeping a journal is a record of your now. Your present reality. Your goals. Your dreams. Your aspirations.  Slotting time: Without a journal, one day merges into another, merges into a third. Time is a blur. With a journal, there is a goal, a map, a ‘place to go’. It is like a blurprint to shape your life. It is fun: If you feel writing a journal is monotonous, you can make a bullet journal. Or a scrapbook of ‘wishes’. Make it fun. Make it any way you want. There ar

The best posts of my blog in ten years.

Over these last ten years, I have written so many posts on so many topics. Thought I would share some selected posts with you. Here are the links: My top posts on marriage: Marriage and it other implications Marriage and Freedom Jealousy in a marrriage/long term relationship My top personal posts:  These are posts very close to my heart.  My special friend Live like there's no tomorrow A tribute to one of the coolest people I know The shoes fit,

51 life lessons I learnt from a decade of blogging!

51 life lessons I learnt from a decade of blogging. Crack a simple puzzle to access this blogpost :) (I promised you this would be fun, didn't I?) Click HERE Once you access the content, come back here and tell me which of the life lessons resonated most with you and why! (copy paste it in your comments, so I know that you have indeed cracked the clue and seen the content, and yes, it is a very easy clue :) ) :) Till tomorrow---keep smiling. (New post tomorrow) ________________________________________ Check out my latest:

5 hidden ways in which blogging will help you grow and why you should start one.

So why should you start a blog? Is it going to help you in anyway? Yes! It will. Here is why: 1.      A platform to express yourself:   Blogging is making a statement. It is telling the world, who you are as a person. Sure, your facebook updates can do that—but often they are about trivial things. Plus they get buried in a deluge of status updates. A blog is a solid body, your very own publishing space, a space where you can be whatever you want to be. How cool is that?! 2.      You make connections with real people : I have met some amazing people from different countries because of my blog. Gillian from Canada who runs a spa,   Jacob Accurso   from Oregon who is a private investigator, a potter and an airplane owner(!), Guto from Sao Paulo, Niall Young from UK whose paintings are all over my house. None of these would have been possible without my blog. 3.      It helps you reflect and think about things: When you write in a blog, you   are th

10 years of blogging!! The Celebrations have begun!! :)

Ten years. A decade. A long long time. It was on his day in 2006, that I wrote my first blog post .     A hesitant step. Born from extreme pain.   I had no idea what I was getting into then. I was writing mostly for myself.   I was devastated. I had no one to turn to. The   anguish from losing my dad engulfed me day in and day out.   It felt like a noose around my neck. There was anger that he was taken away so quickly, resentment, shock. But mostly grief. Mind numbing grief. I never knew there could be so much pain. There was no escaping from the fact that life, as I knew it was over. My days were dark. I remember I happened to be reading   The Economic Times that morning, and there was a small article buried somewhere in the last pages which talked about a new trend called blogging. I had no idea what a blog even meant till then. (This was a decade back—remember? ) I decided to go online and see for myself.   And then I decided to start one anonymously. Th