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Photo Friday (8) – messengers of love

blog postThis post was has been in my drafts folder for quite a long time. I don’t know how I missed posting it for so long. Anyways, as I say always, better late than never! 🙂

These cards/bookmarks are what I call ‘the messengers of love’. Ashima from Lime ‘n’ Lemony had sent them to me on my request. This is part of her project – Art with Heart. She personally handcrafts each one of them, putting in lots of love along with hard work. You can read her post on how she started this project here – Art with Heart. (more…)

Turned 1 on 12/07/2013

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WOW! dreamzandclouds is 1 year old. Have I been blogging for one year now? I had not remembered it, but in my notifications yesterday, I saw a congratulatory message from WordPress and then I realized (OMG), I have completed one whole year. That feels so awesome! 🙂 Thank you wordpress!

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Though I had registered my blog at wordpress on this day, I actually started posting from October, 2012. But then today was the day I have decided to enter the world of blogging….with a little apprehension & a little unsure about it. But now, I have slowly and steadily got used to sharing my personal thoughts & favourites. And having completed 56 posts over a period of 1 year, I applaud myself. And I am glad that I decided to blog. I have interacted & connected to some amazing people spread across different parts of the world (and the process is continuing…..).

The decision to blog was made as I became fascinated & involved, more & more, with all the lovely blogs in the net, with the beautiful write ups & pictures, on varied topics under the sun. With many of them, I shared common interests and through many others I got a peek into places & things & the like, with a personal touch added to them. For me, blogging has become a kind of hobby & an outlet too – for all my musings & ramblings. I am immensely happy by my progress over the past year, and hope that you readers would also agree to that. I have experimented with themes, widgets, backgrounds, html & lot more. And each time I succeeded in doing something new, it felt like an achievement.

A special thanks to all my 19 followers. Your comments & feedback every now and then inspires me to write a little more. They boost my confidence, makes me want to improve & derive inspirations from your feedback. A huge smile appears on my face every time one of you leaves a heartfelt comment on any post. I have not yet publicized my blog amongst people who know me, except a few close ones. So 19 is an inspiring figure. People around the globe who do not know me personally are reading my words, & even liking them. This is a great feeling!

The time flew by quickly, but then it always feels that way when we look back at moments over the years. i know i don’t write any groundbreaking or life changing content but even if a line I wrote had made somebody smile or think or reminiscence, then that’s enough for me!

So, to all those wonderful people out there –

  • If you have read any of my blog posts in the past, if you’ve only ever read just one or two, or even if this is the first time you’ve visited my blog: Thank you.
  • If you’ve clicked the ‘follow’ button via email or Bloglovin: Thank you.
  • If you’ve ever left me a comment, recommended my blog or shared anything that I’ve written: Thank you. 

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Images: Google & WordPress

Bloggers world

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It’s called the blogosphere. According to Wikipedia blogosphere is:

The blogosphere is made up of all blogs and their interconnections. The term implies that blogs exist together as a connected community (or as a collection of connected communities) or as a social network in which everyday authors can publish their opinions”.

I have recently (9 months ago) become a part of this wonderful world. As a member it’s very recent, but as a follower, I am a little old. I was drawn towards this world owing to the variety it offers. I was (and still am) awed by the like-minded people one gets to meet in this world, even if one may be strangers to each other & geographically miles apart. There is so much to learn about from each other. Be it about food, books, travelling, life, photography, fashion, makeup…….anything one can think of, there are always a string of bloggers who will give you all the information with their own unique dash of style. And because it is experienced through a blogger, who you can relate to (most of the times), the process of learning becomes all the more wonderful and enriching. I have seen places, learnt about food, books, fashion, & heaps of other things, which I would have never imagined to experience in any other way.

This world allows one to be the person he/she is, without being guarded at all times, just like being with one’s BFF. My blogger friends as well as the ones who follow blogs will surely agree with me on this. This world is borderless. With my teeny-weeny experience as a blogger, I have realized that it’s an excellent way to find expression, discipline and experience.

On a personal front, I have been enriched and have gained a lot through this world of blogging, about varied things. A fellow blogger’s views on a particular topic open avenues for me to think in a whole new direction.  I have come across some wonderful bloggers whom I follow religiously, because their words resonates my feelings. My blog is sort of my diary. I am not bothered and even have any idea if anybody is interested in what I want to say. It’s just my thoughts being put down into words, in a somewhat organized way. It’s not that I don’t have people to talk to, but it’s simply that sometimes I need to say it out and free my mind, because I can’t do it with anyone else, and sometimes because I simply feel like sharing my experience. Additional benefit of this is the views/opinions of like minded people on what I write and my experiences, because they do it without any selfish motive. They either like it or they don’t. They don’t pretend.

I am enjoying my experiences here, in this boundary less & colourful world, and I do hope it remains a pleasant experience for the days to come.

“Building an empire … one letter in front of the other.”
― Coco J. Ginger

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Pictures courtesy:

  1. openspace.falmouth.ac.uk
  2. http://zuz-bubblegun.deviantart.com/art/colourful-world-126367448