We had to brainstorm an idea to have one common point, but ultimately we found our way out. Do check out her Blog if you haven’t already and give it a follow for a beautiful journey and fun, full with energy posts.
So our whole idea was that we gave each other 10 topics and we had to put up our favorite quote for the respective topic. The fun thing in this collab was we decided to also put up our favorite quote in the Blog theme of other partner so that when Sep posts my quotes on her blog it doesn’t seem strange.! Exciting right?
Also, we added a fun element to our collab by adding a surprise 11th quote which will be dedicated to each other, but we haven’t revealed it to each other till we post this, so it’s a surprise for both of us on each others Blog (I am just heading to her Blog right after posting this 🙂)
So, in short the feature image for this post is designed by SEP. Also, the images you will see below are also designed by her on the topics I suggested her to write on.
Head over to Sep’s blog to see the feature images and quotes I designed for this collab. Hope you like them too! ❣️
Sounds confusing? Don’t worry, just enjoy Sep’s quotes and images below on my suggested topics ❤️
11. Surprise Quote for SEP!!
That’s all from my side on this collab. Now just heading over to Sep’s Blog to see the 11th quote. Please check her post here to check my favorite quotes on her topics!
Let us know if you enjoyed our collab and quotes. See you in the comments section!
Hello All the awesome Bloggers and readers!! 😍 Hope you are having a great weekend 😇
It gives me a pleasure to share with you that I received my first ever anthology submission “Remember the roses” paperback book this week. Also, received the second anthology book “Utmost feelings” paperback book on the same day 🙂🙂 . It is a great feeling to be a published co-author of any book, was not even in my dream that I will pen something and it will get published. All thanks to you all for your constant support and encouragement to write more of poems and posts ❤️❤️
I am very much grateful to you all and the compilers, project heads and publishers of both the books. So, I thought of sharing a poem from one of the anthologies here with you all.
Story of LOVE
I was there as a witness; When you two souls met for the first time in college.
I was there When you two were nattering and exchanging squints in periods,
I was there When you were partaking your food in the canteen,
I was there Staying awake when you were texting all night,
I was there When you bunked classes to watch romantic movies,
I was there When you satisfied your caffeine cravings in the Starbucks,
I was there When you had your spars and quick patch-ups,
I was there When you had your first snog,
I was there When he proposed to you in front of his friends,
I was there When you refused his proposal and decided to break up.
Yes, I am “LOVE” between you both! Resurfaced to declare that I am still present here.
So go nowhere; and let me blossom between both of you till eternity!
Hello all the awesome Bloggers and readers! 🙂 Hope you are doing well and getting back to work after the cease in the recent COVID cases in some countries 🙃
Today, I am about to share a wonderful collaboration poem on Monday’s with Soni’s thoughts . This collaboration is a part of the gifts offered by Soni for coming in the Top 8 of her Writing Contest on the theme of Nature. She also gifted an art piece for all the winners in the writing contest. This post was hold back for a long time and here I am posting it now, hope it’s worth the wait!
The prepossessing sun woke up… letting the enervated moon to sleep… To welcome a new day, Monday… new aspiration on our way… Kick start our new day of the week…. Energy, passion at its peak… Gazing at the gleamy sun… We feel a ray of inspiration… The commitment towards work… with a revitalizing mind moving forward… New goals to achieve… to finish them with a zeal… Such a motivational day… Life seems to be full of exuberance yay… Monday used to be fantabulous… before pandemic it used to have its glamour.
The situation after the pandemic turned grim…. Mondays were not seen anywhere to scream…. All days felt like a Monday… Since the time work from home paved its way… The enthusiasm and Monday blues both are so missed… A long, tiring week along with a fun weekend seem to desist… No motivational Monday quotes on the board… And no fresh starts to the week as everyone around here are bored… No readying in the formals after the late night weekend party… Who cares when I have to go barefoot at the table arty… I miss that early breakfast and the perfect Monday cup… So much that I am reminded every single day by the daily hiccups… No day can beat the Monday moods… The aura it has in its roots… Ohh I miss the Sunday countdown… For the Monday walks in the realistic town!
Don’t worry, the Mondays will once again gain their prestige… Once we don’t provoke the virus and appease!
Hope you liked both the parts and our take on Monday.
We all know how much we missed the Monday part after the pandemic started. The daily hustle and bustle on a Monday morning for all the members in a family is a scene to behold. I know not everyone enjoy the Monday blues, still everybody missed it during the lockdown.
The wait of a Friday evening is also a thing which all of us love to enjoy; the Friday evenings or Friday night out party and then enjoying the weekend with full zeal. Then after the fun weekend comes the most difficult part of accepting the end of the weekend on a lazy Sunday night.
We always start a countdown of Monday from the Sunday morning. Though we hate the countdown, but are always enthusiastic about the whole day when the day dawns. We always ask a friend or a relative how was your day generally for Monday alone when it’s the start of week.
This importance of Monday was however realized especially by the working class in the lockdown period. All days pretty much looked the same as all were working from home and even some had to stay in the meetings on weekends.
But, now that all the offices and workplaces are slowly opening up, (hope they don’t get closed now, never!) the Monday will dawn and be the most motivational and enthusiastic day of our lives and also prompt us to realize the importance of weekends!
We wanted to post it purposely on a Monday, so that it lifts your spirits up. Hope, it did the work and we hope you enjoy the day! Thank you so much for reading!
Hello All! 😇 Sorry for not being here around in a while.
That’s the reason I am posting this poem on family i.e. dedicated to you all; my online and offline family. The family that loves you unconditionally whether you post often or not, they are always there to support you ❤️❤️
The love of a family can never be accounted – It’s endless and priceless. They are present for you at all times – whether good or bad. They are not just people who care for you, but souls that are connected to your inner soul.
The importance of a family is realized only when you go away from them for a while. Till then, they are taken for granted in your list. But, understanding and having faith in your family is the best decision you can make.
Staying with your family is just like the being the inner part of the coconut which is covered by the hard shell of your family. Nobody can cause a harm to you when you are protected by such a hard shell.
This poem is dedicated to those selfless persons in a family. Hope you will enjoy reading it. Thanks!
Every human being needs a family,
To have fun and stay happy;
It doesn’t matter if you are silly,
Family will support you unconditionally.
Sometimes there may be differences,
That will present you more chances;
To strengthen your bond,
and LOVE in this relationship donned.
When any problem supersedes,
Family comes in to accede;
No task seems colossal,
Your family is there to tussle!
You are brought up in this family as God’s gift,
Don’t need any introduction here to knit;
The house is only a place to go if you are living alone,
It becomes a home where the love of a family is honed.
Family is a hidden treasure,
Where LOVE is not a measure;
All the members are like the thread around a spindle,
The LOVE in a family is “unconditional”.
Do you find the above words relatable? Do you love your family? Are you staying with your family? You live in a nuclear family or a joint family? Do share your views on the above poem and these questions in the comment section.
What topic I should write first, is it compulsory to write an Introductory Blog? ❓
Should I write on app or directly on website? 🌐
At what time should I post the Blog? 🕛
Will I even get a like or a comment? 👍 💭
Will I be able to continue writing a Blog or should I drop this idea? 😐
Waitttt…. The questions are not for this post. These thoughts ran through my mind exactly a year ago.
These are only a few of them though. There were a number of questions that ran through my mind while starting to write and posting my first blog on this platform. If you haven’t read my first post, do have a look here – Friends – With you, for you and a part of you!
So, Yes! Proxywords has turned one on 23rd June 2021 to be precise and my first blog post was on 26th June last year. I just cannot believe that this Blog has turned one and we are here celebratinnggg ittt!!!! 🤩🥳
The thought of starting a Blog popped up when one of my friend suggested me to do so. All the questions above had answers since she was already associated with WordPress and helped me to square down the topic of first blog and all the app functions.
There was no planning even in years to come, to start a Blog or even write anything. This was just an instant decision and we made through, with one year down the memory lane!
Though I never had a Blogging schedule for my blog, but you definitely supported my blog throughout the journey and reaching this milestone. Today we are a family of 300+ followers on this blog and many other members on WordPress who are not following but have liked or commented on any of my post!
I was away for 6 months in the one year alone, due to other engagements. But I recently started posting more often and hope to continue and improve this trend. I am loving to post more often and engage with more audience and bloggers. I am also active recently on Instagram and I am loving it!
The blogging platform also gave me the opportunity to participate in three anthologies which I had never imagined I will ever participate. One anthology is live as you know – Utmost feelings – By Astha Srivastava. Do buy this anthology from Amazon!
I am working on some collaboration posts which will be fun and you will see them more in this coming year.
MyBlogging Goals for another year!
To have my own domain name and hosting.
To post more often and try to have a Blogging Schedule.
To engage and follow with more audience.
To do more collaborations and guest posts.
To be more active on social media platform and promote my Blog.
In this year, with the start of this Blog, I have started another website in collaboration with my friends. Most of you must be aware of this, but still sharing our website link – Chalkout & Instagram page – Chalkoutin . Do visit, follow us on WordPress and Instagram and shower all the love as you always do, will surely appreciate that!
I have also submitted this poem as an entry in one of the anthologies. Hope you will like it too as the previous ones!
The night A period from sunset to sunrise; Everything seems light The day ends welcoming the night Skies!
The black roads With headlights and street lights along the pathway. The radium codes Reflecting the light and directing our way.
All the people Returning to their homes in this dark night. The baby birds’ little Waiting for the food and their mother to return to their nest.
The rural part Seems to have slept early with all the hard work. While the urban part Busy in partying and clubbing all the night and twerk.
Many visiting dreams While some are awake with their mind that screams. Those dreaming are living the nights Those awake are counting the minutes and hours.
Not all nights are dark With darkness and negativity all over the night. The beautiful nights are bright and make their mark As the moon and silver sparkling stars on the black canvas smite!
Talk to the moon And don’t blame the night for all the darkness. The thing you should adapt soon Is to find light amidst all the blackness!
The nights are often considered in a negative way. Yes, that’s because all the robberies and murders take place in the dark nights. The situation is not the same now, the robbers are also executing daylight robberies. So, we can’t just blame the night, as it is not the only cause of all the negativity and darkness.
There is a light at the end of tunnel, so is the light amid all the darkness at night. The streetlights, headlights, the moon, the stars and all the household lights together spread the light to show us the path in this dark night.
It is up to us to guide our way through the light or just stay in the darkness and execute all the bad deeds. On one side, there are negative energies in the form of darkness spread all across and on the other hand a positive approach waiting for us to walk on its way to spread all the light.
We have to choose the right way to find our own light in this darkness!
I hope you liked reading my take and the poem.
What are your views on night? Do you enjoy nightlife? Do you find the light or just wander everywhere blindly in this darkness? Do share your views in the comment section below, can’t wait to hear from you all!
I love this song! Posted here since it is somewhat related, anyway enjoy listening this song.
Utmost feelings – Compiled By Astha Srivastava
As most of you already know, do check out the upcoming anthologyUtmost Feelings compiled by our beloved Astha Srivastava and spread the word. The anthology will soon be live and will be available on all the online platforms!
The anthology is dedicated to Astha Srivastava who unfortunately is not in this world but her memories are always with us and will stay in the form of this anthology.
If you want to convey your feelings towards Astha or want to share your love for Astha to her family, please share your words and feelings by filling out thisform. Her family will be happy to know how her WordPress family loves her. Thank you!
Hello, all the awesome Bloggers and readers! I know I need to change the same intro now, but don’t know what else should I start with.
I have already posted blogs on the awards I got nominated for, earlier in my journey and squeezed all the awards in two posts – Liebster Awards (#1, 2, 3, 4) and 4 in 1 awards. Check out the posts and answers if you haven’t already!
After these posts, I had decided not to post any award post on my blog. But, after receiving the recent lovely nomination from Sep (Bookishly yours) for the Aesthete Blogger Award, I couldn’t resist but post this on my Blog. This will be a very small post.
So, here we go!
Use the official logo/graphic of the award and display it on your blog.
Tell me something about this world that you admire.
What is your favorite form of creativity?
Nominate 7 lovely people and notify them by commenting on their posts; spread some love!
Ask your nominees 4 questions.
Share something you created. (can be anything!)
And lastly, just so you know: I LOVE YOUR CREATIONS!
Love to the nominator: A huge round of applause toSep from Bookishly Yours for the amazing nomination. Please do check her blog and follow her; she is a huge book lover, music lover, art lover etc. You can go on naming things and she is up there. You can check out her website and explore more of her bookish world!
Something I admire:Well, something that I admire about this world (that’s a very wide perspective) – My family. They are the most selfless person on this world and they always love me unconditionally whatever may be the circumstances.
Favorite form of creativity:Creativity is in various forms. My favorite form of creativity that I am presently practicing is writing and creating content. Writing is a creative form which is helping me to communicate with the world (a wider perspective)
If you could do one thing without the fear of Covid. What would it be?
That’s a hard first question to answer. Owing to the present situation, there is nothing you can do without the fear of Covid. Still to answer your question; I can wash my hands with soap/sanitize with sanitizer to ward off the fear of Covid.
What’s the closest thing to magic?
As Elon Musk says and since I am an Engineer – Engineering is the closest thing to magic that exists in this world.
Which movie really took you by surprise, and changed your view point forever?
Since I watched this movie again nTH time recently, I will say Shutter Island!
What is a weird food combination you enjoy?
That’s piping hot Gulab Jamun (Milk solid based Indian dessert) + Ice cream.
I selected the nominees randomly in my reader’s section. It’s hard to nominate seven out of many awesome Bloggers, so feel free to nominate yourselves and tag me in your post and answer the above questions from Sep (I loved these questions). Thanks!
Hope you liked this post, the lovely questions and the answers. Do let me know your views or answers in the comment section!
Hello, all the awesome Bloggers and readers! This post was on my mind from the past few months, but have drafted now and posted. Hope you all are doing well and staying safe and also got vaccinated.
Name– I want you to just envisage the first thing that crosses your mind when you are reading this word (P.S: Don’t rush forward).
I bet most of the people on this Earth would have fantasized about this quote/dialogue in their minds when they see this word.
“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet”
Yes, you all predicted it right. This dialogue is from the famous William Shakespeare’s play Romeo & Juliet; we all are acquainted with. As you hear the word “Name”, this reference pops up in your mind.
Can you imagine a world with no names? Yes, that’s a hypothetical situation we are referring to. Nobody knows when the origin of names started; maybe before the written and oral history, that surely had names.
According to Wikipedia, “A name is a term used for identification by an external observer. They can identify a class or category of things, or a single thing, either uniquely, or within a given context”. So, if the term is not present, as in the hypothetical case we are referring to; how will the external observer identify the entity?
The problem will not be restricted to people, but every living and non-living entity on this planet. Be it human beings, animals, planets, companies, etc. everything will become complicated. Imagine, you are working in the office and you have to call the assistant to the Manager. You would say “Hey you, the tall guy with the French beard; can you please call the one with a warm skin tone and curly hair”. This is just a small sentence. Or you have to say “Please pass on the apple from the fruit basket” or “Buy the Samsung (or any other brand) refrigerator from Amazon, they are hosting the Christmas sale”.
I bet the most troublesome part would be explaining to a friend to watch a movie/series with no movie/series name, nor you have the character’s name. How would you define Iron man, Captain America, Spiderman, wonder woman etc., without naming them and just going out explaining their powers and then conveying what you want to say? The fun thing is you cannot savor your perfect cup of Starbucks coffee; because guess what, the staff asks for your name first to write on your cup (though they don’t write the correct spelling of names).
Many famous rulers, kings, prominent leaders, freedom fighters, scientists, politicians, etc. with no names would never be an inspiration to all of us. Your favorite books and authors would be hard to list and discuss with no names. The rivers, mountains, states, countries would be hard to differentiate with no names.
I know this will be a very complex process. That’s why Shakespeare’s quote above, only applies to the play Romeo & Juliet. In real life, Name is the whole world and identity as quoted in the definition. So, what’s in a name? Well, everything is in a name!
A name reveals everything about a person, object, animal, place, or anything. A name reveals the personality or qualities of a person. When you call out a name of a person, you have an associated image of that person in your mind and that strikes through your mind. This is the power of a name. We always relate a name to an attribute in our mind through which we can quickly recognize any person or a thing.
Whenever we meet a new person, maybe in an interview or at the reception of an office, the one thing that we start our communication with is exchanging our names. Exchanging our names gives us a sort of familiarity and we become comfortable for further communication.
There are many common and uncommon names of people, place or a thing. Most of the common names are easy to pronounce but the uncommon names are not pronounced properly since they are either long or complicated to interpret. The pronunciation of names varies with geographical location or even within the states of a country. A person in the USA may not pronounce an Asian person’s name and vice versa. This may sometimes lead to name shaming too. Pronouncing a person’s name wrong is the last thing you want to do. If there is nothing in a name, then why we are annoyed when somebody misspells or mispronounces your name? Just because we are very much possessive about our name as it’s our only first identity in the society.
Every person may not love her/his birth name. Everybody has the right to change one’s name legally at any phase of life, there are no limitations.
A woman changes her name and accepts the family name of her male spouse after marriage. The change of name can be her initial name, middle name (taking name of her husband) or last name (last name of husband’s family), or these.
According to an article on bbc.com – “In the US, most women adopt their husband’s family name when they get married – around 70%, according to one of the largest data analyses in recent years. For British women, the figure is almost 90%, according to a 2016 survey, with around 85% of those aged between 18 and 30 saying they still follow the practice.”
But some women, especially renowned women, are conscious of their name and also want to accept their new family name. For example, Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai after marriage registered herself as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Similarly, Priyanka Chopra changed her name to Priyanka Chopra Jonas. These celebrities didn’t change their earlier names as the name was their identity, but also accepted their husband’s family surnames.
Similar is the case for a company/business name. A company name is a brand which they are selling. Whenever we hear a company name, the process of its good and bad deeds runs through our mind. The name of a brand is its whole and sole identity. A company is always conscious of its name and logo. The company name has its brand value hidden. A company is always famous by its name.
Many companies also have abbreviations for their names. They designate the abbreviations for complicated and lengthy names of their founders or owners, which are difficult to remember. Many examples are L & T (Larsen & Toubro), BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke AG), H&M (Hennes & Mauritz), HP (Hewlett Packard), Amul (Anand Milk Union Limited), Lego (Leg Godt), JBL (James Bullough Lansing) and so on…… So, may it be abbreviations, a brand name is important to grow your business.
Everybody knows the power of branding and Nestle Maggi is the perfect example. India’s food regulation had banned Maggi in 2015 for the presence of excessive lead and mislabeling of MSG (added flavor). The ban was for six months and the company recalled 38,000 tonnes of Maggi samples from retail stores and dispose of them by incineration in cement mixers across the country. However, the company was back to business in November 2015 and became a leader by re-establishing 60% of the market share in the year 2017. This could be possible only because of the power of branding and the name of Maggi.
A name maybe your birth name, nickname, domain name, brand name, abbreviation etc., all are concentric circles to a common center, i.e. your identity. A person or anything is distinguished and known by its identity.
Let me know your views. What do you think of your name? What nicknames you have? Do you have any business name? What are your views on branding?
Hello, all the awesome Bloggers and readers again! 🙃 Yes, I am writing and posting after a long time, but here I am again. Hope you all are doing well and staying safe amidst the waves of this pandemic. 🤞
Today’s post is in response to the writing contest organized on Soni’s blog (Soni Cool). I wrote a short poem keeping it as simple and realistic as nature and mother earth is!
I hope you like my take on Nature and enjoy reading the poem. The poem is arranged in a pictorial form just to enhance and understand the feelings behind the words.
These are the two faces of Nature. Human beings are always attracted to the beaches, mountains, hill stations, etc. when they want to spend time alone or take a break from their normal routine.
When one visits these places maybe in the period of holidays or when they are on a break, they appreciate the importance and beauty of nature. When a child is hurt, she/he goes to his mother to get the wound addressed by her magical powers and care. Human beings too follow the same approach and reach to mother earth to do away with their problems and tensions.
The only thing is, the recognition is for a short while and we take it for granted. We go back to the urban jungle and start executing activities that contribute to its destruction. We suddenly lack the importance of nature and what it contributes.
This realization is important and is a need of the hour for a better future. It is this influence of humans that goads nature to show its second face of destruction. The pandemics and catastrophes are just a start to this journey. We should realize and support the face of nature that leads to construction so that nature supports us back.
Ironically, a single drop of water that satisfies the thirst of a human being can turn into a disastrous form of floods and Tsunamis.
Yes, Nature has two faces: The pretty one and the ugly one, the disasters! Love the first face and be prepared for the second one!
Mehmet Murat Ildan – Quotestats.com
Do let me know your views and thoughts on the above submission. Also, share your thoughts on Nature. What is your perspective about Nature? You can also participate in this writing contest on Soni’s Blog – visit here. The deadline for submission is 31st May.
A year which everybody wanted to end, But the learnings everybody wants to ponder. A historic year which will never resurface; A year that unfolded the pages of the book called “Life”; A year that was as good as a decade, A year that gave us the power to face challenges, A year that taught us to stay together, A year that taught us “Health is Wealth”, A year that reminded us of having a me-time, A year that gave space and time to our hobbies, A yearthat let us come out from the daily routine cycle; A year that helped us understand the true power of nature, A year that taught us humanity and preparedness, A year that helped us nurture relationships, A year that taught us the power of acceptance and positivity, A year that will lead to many successful years ahead;