DP Daily Prompt: Recently Acquired

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What’s the most important( or interesting, or unexpected) thing about blogging you know today that you didn’t know a month ago.

I started blogging over two years ago. I had no idea what it was or what the word meant, fortunately a participant from my online course started blogging. I read his post and thought how remarkable, one can actually write posts on different subjects and people take time to read it and write their comments. This is awesome I whispered to myself. Then it occurred to me can I write something too,and will other bloggers read my post?

I asked my online course facilitator if I also could  start blogging like Robert? He said,”yes you should.”

I asked my daughter she signed me up with WordPress, according to her it is the best one. I started blogging in June 2012.

What I learned is unbelievable, writing posts, poetry or prose anything goes. Then there are prompts supplied by WordPress daily, which is awesome, it requires a little bit of thinking,once I got used to it, I wrote as much as my brain would co-operate, sometimes a whole lot,  other times not so much.

I sometimes wonder about my blogger friend Leslie and Sonya, I don’t know how they come up with such great poems, my writing looks pale compared to theirs, I’m contented with what I can do. You know everyone cannot do as well as Wordsworth, Shakespeare or William Henry Davies, I certainly am not in their league, I enjoy it, thinking I must be thankful for what I can do.

The above is my story of blogging, my thanks to Robert for showing me the way, to Leslie who is always encouraging me.I’m grateful to my friends, who read my posts regardless of how good or bad they are,only because Ranu wrote it and we must continue to follow her blog,is I think what motivates them!

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DP Daily Prompt: Winning Streak

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What’s the longest stretch you’ve ever pulled off of posting daily to your blog? What did you learn about blogging through that achievement, and what made you break the streak.

My longest stretch of blogging I believe is several months. During this long stretch I’ve realized how important it is for me to blog every day, if there is a break I’d lose a lot of my fellow bloggers , although I only have a few who read and give their valuable comment, I do learn a lot from them.

It keeps me motivated to read other posts,write comments, helps me think, there is a lot I’ve achieved some of my blogger friends write very useful comments, I appreciate them and try to write something that may be of interest.

I only missed a few days of blogging, I went to Montreal,  although I had internet first few days, I lost it for a couple of days, our landlord is a great guy he fixed the problem immediately!

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/dp-daily-prompt-winning-streak/

 

 

DP Daily Prompts: Good Tidings

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Present- day you meets 10-years-ago you for coffee.Share with your younger self the most challenging thing, the most rewarding, and the most fun thing they have to look forward to.

Ten years younger me meets the older me, what did we talk about,our health, there is not much change, it’s the same as it was when I was younger, our food habits has not changed we love the same thing.

Regarding tolerance of the weather, the younger me did not mind it as much, but ten years later my tolerance level has gone down.

My interest in books has increased, I started, blogging, I even enjoy doing online courses, my younger self knew nothing about blogging or doing courses, this is quite a change and I appreciate it.

It was fun comparing the younger and older me.

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/11/15/dp-daily-prompts-good-tidings/

 

365 Writing Prompts: As seen on T.V.

Write a script for a late night infomercial— where the product is your blog. How do you market yourself? What qualities do you embody that other “Products” don’t? What are the benefits of reading your blog?

I started blogging a little over two years ago, at first it was something new I was not so sure how I could keep writing. Then one day I got a suggestion from a friend, “why don’t you translate Tagore’s work,”he  said.

What a great idea I thought, I leafed through the pages of Tagore’s collection of poems book. He wrote about nature, humans, animals, love and many more, then I found his song lyrics which were out of this world.

I thought surely the bloggers have heard about Tagore and also know he was a “Nobel” prize winner in literature. Who wouldn’t be interested to read the translations of his work.

If you think it’s a good idea to pick up a few words of Tagore’s language, visit my blog I have translated many of the great one’s work.

It’s not only Tagore’s work, I have also written mouth watering recipes , I’m certain you’d be delighted to try.

For your pleasure I have written some interesting facts about some of the cities in the Indian sub-continent.

You’ll also find some poems I have written, they cannot compare with any of the great poets, they will encourage you to write your own. Won’t that be impressive?

Take a walk to ‘Sabethville,’ where you’ll find all that and more!

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365 Writing Prompts: Bloggers, unplugged

Sometimes, we all need a break from these little glowing boxes. How do you know when it’s time to unplug? What do you do to make it happen?

I usually start working on blogging after my breakfast. I check the prompts, writing prompts is the one I do first. Some days I am able to do the prompts other days I put some thought into it.

Most of the time I wait for the daily prompt, when it is posted I begin writing, if it’s  something not too complicated,I am able to get it done in fifteen minutes.

I do get tired after sitting in front of the lap top for more than an hour. I then turn it off do some chores around the house or better yet I go out, I take the bus to the mall where I look around, I mean I window shop,then I  come home, play with our kittens.

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365 Writing Prompts: Thank you

The internet is full of rants.Help tip the balance:today,simply be thankful for something (or someone).

I am happy to write  I like the WordPress prompts we get every day. It takes our mind away from ranting. I took up blogging to improve my writing skills, learn from others in the blogging world, there are some who are gifted their writing attracts many including me, it is witty and written well. They write once a week but their writing is worth reading.

I have come across some gifted bloggers who write excellent poems. I always enjoy reading them.

Some are excellent photographers, there is a variety of talent in this world of blogging, if anyone is interested they’ll find plenty of valuable writings to learn from.

I am thankful to WordPress for providing the prompts, and the poets, and writers who devote their time to entertain us.

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/365-writing-prompts-thank-you

365 Writing Prompts: On the edge

We all have things we need to do to keep on an even keel–blogging,exercising, reading, cooking.What’s yours?

This is something not so easy to do, to be able to balance so many tasks I need to do needs discipline. I sometimes falter, then I let loose some of the things thinking, I won’t go on that bike today, I’ll exercise tomorrow, but I must do other things properly, since I’ve taken away the time for exercise for reading.

When I start reading I get so involved I’m unable to stop and turn my attention to cooking, I know it needs to be done or what will my daughter and I eat, getting takeouts is not an option, it’s not healthy.

I have  a set time for blogging I write two prompts daily, I do not have time to do more, I also read posts of bloggers and write my comments, some posts are longer which requires more time to read and comment.

I must admit I sometimes neglect some of the things that need my attention.

Reading, writing,cooking, blogging takes time, I am not capable of doing all of them regularly, I procrastinate, eventually lot of important things are left undone.

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/365-writing-pr…ts-on-the-edge/

365 Writing Prompts:Origin Story

Why did you start your blog? Is that still why you blog,or has your site gone in a different direction than you planned?

I started using the computer for my online course, I was busy studying and answering questions at the end of a lesson. One day our facilitator introduced us to the blog of one of our fellow participants, before this I had no idea what blogging meant.When I read his post I was interested, I asked our facilitator, was it possible for me to start blogging. His reply was positive.

I asked my daughter how I could start this, she looked up and found WordPress the best for me. I started slow, I was a novice,I had no idea what to write, I started with short posts and gradually wrote about different things.

I was lucky one of my course participants encouraged me to translate Tagore’s poems. I wasn’t confident but rather than say I cannot do it, I took it as a challenge. I have translated a number of poems of Tagore, and the participant took time to read it and wrote his comment which helped and encouraged me a lot.

I did not plan what I should do next, I registered to do some prompts, I still write them, each morning I wait for the topic and write, I have a small number of people who read my posts, their encouraging comments keeps me going!

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/365-writing-prompts/

Writing Prompt: Personal Space

To what extent is your blog a place for your own self-expression and creativity vs a site designed to attract readers? How do you balance that? If sticking to certain topics and types of posts meant your readership would triple, would you do it?

I recall the day I started my blog,I had no experience and knew nothing about what to pick for my posts. I wrote about things I was comfortable with, I had very few readers, I was happy with it. I was also doing some online courses, there were one or two who followed my blog and wrote their comments. One of them encouraged me to translate Tagore’s poems, the idea was a great one. I started translating, there were two or three others who started reading my posts and liked it.

It was encouraging for me, the idea of translating Tagore’s poems at first scared me,I only knew Tagore from learning his poems and singing his songs, I didn’t think I was good enough to translate his work. Yes I spoke the language he used to write his poems and song lyrics, but the thought of translation of his work did not enter my mind. I did it because I was too embarrassed to admit I was unable to do so.

Pretty soon the numbers of poems I translated was increasing but my readership did not. I was discouraged but I did not give up. Then a blogger read some of my translations and left encouraging comments. I complained I had very few readers. She encouraged me to read the post of others to introduce myself and this way the bloggers may take notice of my posts. It worked but not by much.

I then started participating in the daily prompts and other things, I have a few more than when I started.

At the moment I’m comfortable with what I’m doing, sticking to certain topics to increase my readership three times more would depend on what the topics are about,if they are not something I’d like to write about, I’d prefer not to do them. 

I like the idea of freedom to do my own thing, anything that comes in the way of my self-expression and creativity, I will not do it.

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DP Daily Prompts: Pride And Joy

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What’s your most prized possession? Go!

 

I think my laptop computer is the best source of my enjoyment, to me it’s my most prized possession. 

Since I got my computer I have accomplished a lot,I have done several online courses which I’ve enjoyed immensely. I have learned about my favorite poet and philosopher Iqbal.

I have translated Tagore’s poems and song lyrics. I joined blogging which enabled me to come into contact with some very talented and lovely people. Some of them have become my good friends.

I have participated in interesting writing competition, I have been able to interact with a large number of people.

I consider this a prized possession because nothing else can give me as much pleasure as my computer!

 

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