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Since I began my blogging journey, I have bagged a few handful nominations for a variety of Blogger Awards. In spite of this, each new nomination leaves me with a new found feeling of happiness and gratitude. Every blogger loves to have his or her hard work appreciated as so much of work is required to craft each of those ‘nearly perfect blog posts’! 🙂 It feels amazing to be recognized for doing something that you really love to do.

This time, it is Helen from ‘Natural beauty with baby’ who has nominated me for this ‘Blogger Recognition Award’. She is a ‘mommy blogger’ who is mommy to lovely Jonah! She has this lovely blog where she blogs about natural skincare and feel good stuff and about her life with her little one! Do pay her amazing blog a visit. Thank you so very much Helen for appreciating my blog – my creative space! I am grateful. 🙂 Check out her Blogger nomination post here!

Just like every blogger award, the Blogger Recognition Award also has some fun rules as stated below;
1.If you accept your nomination, follow these rules and join the fun!
2.Thank the blogger who nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
3.Write a post to show your award. 
4.Give a brief story of how/why you started blogging. 
5.Give two pieces of advice you would give to brand new bloggers. 
6.Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to. 
7.Comment on each blog letting them know you have nominated them, giving the link to the post you have created.

Since this award is regarding Blogging recognition, it requires answering some questions that will aid newbie bloggers on this fun yet daunting journey! So here I am, answering away;

Q.1.) Why did I start blogging?
Ans. Blogging was something that I wanted to start on for quite some time. In spite of this, I was completely confused over finding and sticking to my niche. I wanted to be able to post stuff that I came across in life and to give the people who read it, an account of my experiences so that they can relate and know that someone else feels the same way too. I wanted to be able to help others and spread the positive vibes (a lot of negativity all over the internet already!) At the same time, I wanted to stay true to myself and practice positivity and gratitude in my own life. All these things started making sense one day and made me realize that I could start a blog based on positivity and motivation. My wish to look at life through ‘rose tinted glasses’ helped inspire the name for my blog too! Once I had the clarity to know what I wanted, it all simply unfolded and lead to www.poojasrosetintedglasses.com .

Q 2.) Two pieces of advice for new bloggers!
a. Stay hungry when it comes to blogging – This always helps bloggers at all levels, especially new ones. Blogging can be daunting and even a small thing can feel like a task. If you need to grow as a blogger, it is always great to be curious about what’s new within the blogging sphere. It also helps to read up some posts from the well known bloggers out there so you know what you are getting into and can understand how to decide on what to write.
b. Be true to yourself – Even if you look up to your blogging idols, it is never a great idea to mimic someone else’s blog. Staying true to yourself is the best way to go along on your blogging journey. Grow your blog by staying true to your purpose which led you to start your blog. This will help you find your unique place in the blogging community. Be clear with your ideas and post consistently – this will help people to take you seriously as a blogger by letting them know that you want to do something unique.

My nominees for the Blogger Recognition Award:
Here are a few of my favourites; the talented fifteen bloggers with amazing blogs whom I truly adore and look up to; 🙂

1. Laura – Petals and chains
2. Kaelin – Living in Saturn
3. Chloe – Diary of a lonely girl
4. Cassie – Zombie Goddess Beauty
5. Bria – Tendril Wild
6. Bre – Too cute for life
7. The Thought Scroll – The Thought Scroll
8. Lydia – Mademoiselle Women
9. Em – Out of Tea Bags
10. Linda – Circle of Daydreams
11. Maggie – Dreaming of Guatemala
12. Rishabh – Beyond the veil
13. Shruti – This is lit
14. Charlotte – Charlotte shares
15. Kristin – A little loveliness

If you do not want to put out a similar post, I do understand. This is just a mention to let you all know that I lookup to your blogs! 🙂

Thanking Helen once again for this! 🙂

Hello everyone!

Hope you have all had a positively charged week! 😊 

This week I have been working on several blog-related things aside from working. From learning on how to create content for my blog’s Facebook page to starting up on Instagram as well as working on a couple of posts, I have tried to get my hands on as much precious learning material as I can!

In the midst of this extensive learning journey, I was pleasantly surprised to be nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award! So, Reflection of Des has nominated me for this ‘neat’ award with a flowery and colourful badge. 😃 Have added an additional badge for the same award here above but the original one is the one below!

Thank you so much Destiny of Reflection of Des! It’s an honour to know that you appreciate my blog and like it enough to have nominated me. To all the others, do pay a visit to her blog. It is an amazing blog where she blogs about various interesting topics and aspects of life! It’s a real joy going through her blog!

Coming straight to the rules:

  1. Put the award logo on your blog. ✔
  2. Thank the people or person who nominated you, linking to their or his or her blog(s). ✔
  3. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
  4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
  5. Let them know you nominated them.(by commenting on their blog, etc)
  6. Ask your nominees 7 questions.

Going further to get all the points ticked off, my nominees are:

I like all the awesome blogs out there but will add in a few names here! Others who wish to participate can do so! 😊

  1. Maggie of Dreaming of Guatemala (I know that she is on a blogging break for a couple of weeks, but yes, I love her blog!)
  2. Shruti of This is lit! Love how really neat her blog is.
  3. Sandhya from Indian & Indian fusion cooking. Beautiful photos of amazing food!
  4. Crazy sober girl. It’s a real neat blog!


Questions for my nominees:

  1. What or who acts as your major inspiration when it comes to blogging?
  2. What kind of blogs or blog posts do you love to go through?
  3. What do you consider an ideal present? Which can, according to you, surprise you?
  4. Are you a believer when it comes to miracles?
  5. What is your biggest dream that you want to see fulfilled?
  6. Name three things that you cannot live without!
  7. Do you have someone who’s stuck by you through thick and thin? If yes, send him or her a small message saying how grateful you are to have them in your life!

Here are my answers to the interesting questions asked to me:

Q.1. What’s the toughest situation you had to go through? 

A. That was when my dad passed away unexpectedly. He was the pillar that held our family firmly in place and everything seemed to go haywire afterwards. It was tough to come to terms with the harsh reality of life for me as I was young at that time.

Q.2. Has blogging changed your life?

A.  Yes absolutely! It has definitely impacted my life positively in so many ways that it is difficult to describe in a few words. I can say that it is a lovely journey that has given me purpose to look forward to each day! 😊 

Q.3. What’s your daily routine? 

A. On weekdays, I start early every morning (Actually I am an early riser, be it any day!) as I have to get to work and have a 9 to 6 job. I then spend about an hour winding down from the hustle and bustle from the day. Sometimes, working on my blog also helps me wind down. I later spend some time working on my blog and catching up on some reading, listening to music or watching TV. Weekends are spent doing a lot more of doing what I love, reading, blogging, spending time with my family and pets, painting, etc. I can rarely be found at any social events or so and prefer to sometimes hang out with a handful of my close friends.

Q. 4. What are things that help you relax?

A. Being at home is the number one thing that gets me completely relaxed! Listening to music is another thing that recharges me. Reading books, especially going through the Harry Potter series, never fails to help me relax! I like learning new stuff as well and a new project relaxes me.

5. What’s your favorite meal to cook?

A. I am not much of a cook and am learning as I agree that this is a much needed life skill! I love to cook pasta, vegetables and make vegetable rice though. I like to bake a lot more than cook!

6. Are you a bookworm or writer?

A. Earlier I would have said that I am, hands down, a bookworm! Now that I blog, I am a bookworm who’s slowly blossoming into a writer as well! I guess all writers are first passionate readers.

7. Who’s the most important person in your life?

A. My mom! She inspires me and also turns into my critic time & time again!

So that’s it with the award and the rules! Hope you all have an amazing Saturday!

This week, I have also completed a whole new, crazy yet fun-filled first week on this blog’s Instagram account life_rosetinted! Instagrammers! Do check it out! 

Wish you loads of positivity! Love, Pooja! 😊

Hello everyone!

Hope you have had a good week! It’s already Saturday morning and for me, the week just seemed to fly away.

I haven’t been able to write as much as I wanted to this week but I will try my best to make it up in the next one!

Last week, Maggie of dreaming of Guatemala nominated me for the Cramm Award in one of her award posts. This is why, today’s post is going to be related to my nomination for the Cramm Award!

The Creator of the Cramm Award: Liv at theCramm is the creator! The Cramm is an awesome website which converts everyday news into an easier to read through format. Do check it out! 

Nominator: Maggie of dreamingofGuatemala! She is an amazing individual and I always look forward to her blog posts. This award, coming from her, is very special for me! 😊

Rules for the Cramm Award: 

  1. Include a little bit about who created this award (with a link) and mention the person the who nominated you.
  2. Share 3 things that motivate you to blog and share 3 people who motivate you to blog as well
  3. Share one thing you hope to do that will improve the world.
  4. Answer your challenge question
  5. Nominate your choice of bloggers and give them a challenge question

Three Things That Motivate Me To Blog:

  1. The exchange of thoughts – A big reason that motivates me to blog is the fact that blogging introduces my thoughts and ideas to other bloggers. The interaction with other bloggers irrespective of the the topics they blog on is something that I enjoy!
  2. A chance to help others notice life’s little pleasures – I love it when people like what I write or at least feel a little happy when I share my experiences with them. 
  3. The enormous number of quality blogs based on varied topics! – Of course! I can never leave out all those awesome bloggers out there. The internet is flooded with so many of them whose writing motivates me and makes me challenge myself when it comes to writing!

    Three People Who Inspire Me To Blog:

    1. My mom  My mother inspires me to do so many things, including blogging! She has always supported every decision i have ever taken in my life and that alone is an inspiration for me to keep doing better each day!
    2.  My guiding angel – I am sure there is one who always guides me on my life path! My blogging journey is one such example – I created my website on the spur of the moment or rather it just happened without any prior planning. I had always wanted to start my blog but one evening, I simply decided to create a WordPress account and write out a blog post and hit the publish button! I think my guiding angel just gave me the push I needed to enter into the world of blogging! 😊
    3. Other bloggers – Ok, I know that other bloggers are not one person but they all are the ones who inspire me to blog and get better at it!

    A big thank you to all these people! Without you, I wouldn’t have been able to write even a single word! 😊 💕

      The one thing that can improve the world:

      Compassion –

      “The most powerful force in the world that can change the lives of millions of people is Compassion.” – Steve Aitchison.

      “Compassion is the wish to see others free of suffering.” – Dalai Lama.

      I seriously feel that compassion is very important, has always been, especially at this point of time in the world. I have noticed that many people are sometimes insensitive when it comes to other people and their sufferings. People have developed a self-centric attitude and sometimes ignore to pay attention beyond their own self. Compassion is to become aware of another person’s suffering and to do your bit towards relieving the other person’s suffering and not to become the cause of another man’s suffering. A little bit of compassion and kindness has the ability to turn the world around! It has been scientifically proved that practicing compassion helps develop lasting happiness, the kind of happiness and self contentment that sticks around for a long time.

      My Answer to Maggie’s Question:

      Question: What’s your favorite inspiring quote? Why does it inspire you? 

      Answer: I love quotes and the messages they pass on to us. There are just so very mang ones that inspire me! But the following one has a big role in inspiring me;

      “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must but take that step.” – Uche Odiatu.

      This quote never fails to inspire me to take that one step closer to my goal. We have all been in that place and moment in our lives where we were unable to figure out where to begin or what to do next. I have hesitated or quit doing something all together because of this dilemma. This quote taught me that my efforts, however small, can be enough to propel me in the right direction. This quote has helped me get through those times, has motivated and inspired me to take that tiny crucial step further. 

      Nominations:

      I seriously get inspired by all you bloggers out here and this is why am unable to select a few. My nominations are open to all so if anyone who wishes to go ahead and answer my question can do so! 😊

      My Question: 

      If you lived your life without any fear or restrictions, what is the one thing you would do to change the world?

      Answer away! I would delight me to read your answers! 😊

      Have a great weekend! Love, Pooja.

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      Hello everybody!

      I love to write. There is something magical about this relaxing process through which one can pen down what one feels. 

      This is precisely why it feels amazing to be liked for doing what you love most! Rishabh has nominated me for the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’. This award has really cheered me up! Thanks a lot for this nomination! 😊

      Rishabh has a lovely and interesting blog set up here and is just starting to review books as well. I look forward to his posts! Do check out his blog!

      Coming back to the awards!

      Here are the rules:

      1. Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and link their blog in their post.
      2. They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.
      3. Must add 7 facts about themselves.
      4. Nominate 15 people to do the award!

      So here are 7 facts about me:

      1. I love eating sweets. I am a hopeless sweet-tooth! 
      2. I love the smell of new books.
      3. Home is my favourite place to be!
      4. Sometimes I can turn into a couch potato.
      5. I love playing badminton.
      6. My personality type is INFP.
      7. Any sort of news related to science interests me.

      My nominations: 

      I don’t want to break the actual rules but choosing only 15 bloggers from all the lovely bloggers out here is something I really could not do. This is why I wish to nominate every blogger here who wants to participate as I think every one deserves this one! In fact I would love it if every one who reads this post comments on it by stating at least one fact about themselves.

      Looking forward to reading all your interesting replies! 

      Have a fun day! Love, Pooja. 😊

      Hello everyone!

      Just when I hadn’t completely appreciated my nomination for the Awesome Blogger Award, I figured out that I had been nominated for the Leibster award as well! Another feather in my cap! 😃 This is my second award and as a writer, it makes me very happy to be recognised for my writing along my blogging journey! 

      Avid observer has nominated me for this Leibster Award. See the post here. Thank you – for noticing my blog and for nominating me for it. 

      Motivation is a simple word with such an important meaning. A little motivation provided at the right moment can be responsible for completely changing one’s life. This is exactly what Avid observer’s, whatlivingtaughtme, blog does. It motivates! I would highly recommend going through the blog. It’s a lovely blog with creative and motivational posts which never fails to motivate me to write better!

      Now here are the rules:

      1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.

      2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.

      3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.

      4. Nominate 11 blogs.

      5. Notify those blogs about the nomination.

      6. Give them 11 questions to answer.

      Following are the 11 questions asked to me by Avid observer along with my answers!

      1. What is your source for inspiration?

      A. I believe that lasting inspiration comes from what we deeply feel about. Any work done by the application of creativity and uniqueness inspires me. At WordPress, all the wonderful bloggers and their posts literally force me to write and think better with each passing day!

      2. Tell any one of your childhood dream.

      A. My childhood dream was to own and rule a country when I was a child. I had carefully drawn a map and a plan for my country and named it as well! I still have it with me. 😃

      3. A lesson you learned that you can never forget.

      A. I have learnt that anger hurts the person holding it the most and that it is best to forgive people even if you do not receive any apology. Forgive, forget and simply move on.

      4. Tell some of your hobbies other than blogging.

      A. I enjoy reading, drawing & painting. Listening to music is also one of my favourite hobbies. Calligraphy is something else which I love and am looking forward to learning.

      5. Which famous personality you would like to meet from the past?

      A. I would love to meet Mother Teresa in person to know more about her and for her compassionate nature. Albert Einstein is another person whom I would love to meet as he has set some major laws in the field of Science.

      6. A bad habit that you think is really difficult for you to change.

      A. Being organised is a quality that doesn’t come naturally to me as I am a person who functions well in chaos! Lol! I admire people who are organised and I am working on becoming better at it.

      7. A law that you would like to bring in your country if given a chance.

      A. Hmm.. I would wish to have a stricter law passed for the security of all Indian women and their rights. Another alternative would be to assign fixed working hours so as to ensure work-life balance.

      8. Did you ever feel like leaving your profession/passion? Why?

      A. Yes i did. It was due to my complicated work schedule and its impact on my health and work-life balance.

      9. If someone made a movie on you which genre you think it will fall into?

      A. Definitely an Adventure genre.

      10. What can make your day?

      A. Little things. A sweet, flowers, kind words, being appreciated for what I do etc. are enough to make my day!

      11.What advice/warning you would like to give to your younger self; if got a chance?

      A. I would tell my younger self to learn from everything and everyone. To brace herself and to stay strong both physically as well as mentally. 

      Here are 11 random things about me:

      1. Home is my favourite place to be.
      2. I talk to myself sometimes.
      3. I am a pro at sarcasm. 
      4. I do not enjoy travelling a lot.
      5. I do not like to go shopping for hours on end. I finish my shopping in under an hour.
      6. I procrastinate sometimes.
      7. I wished to become a chocolate taster at a chocolate factory.
      8. I used to write lots of poems and letters when I was much younger.
      9. I do not like theatres.
      10. DJ’s or loud noises make me uncomfortable; I am more of a quiet person.
      11. I have been told that I have a great sense of humour.

      My nominations : 

      I personally love so many bloggers but as per the rules I would like to nominate the following blogs. I totally understand if any of you don’t do awards or simply don’t wish to participate. This is just another reminder that I look forward to your blog posts! And that is the whole point behind these awards isn’t it? Anyone who wishes to participate, do join in! I would love to know you better.

      My 11 Questions to them :

      1. What is your biggest achievement so far?
      2. Do you have any fears?
      3. What do you love about your life?
      4. If you could only take three things with you on a trip, which ones would they be?
      5. Would you prefer to meet & chat with an actor or a thinker? Why?
      6. Which is your most valuable strength.
      7. What lifts you up on a bad day?
      8. Why made you start blogging?
      9. Describe your most priceless possession till date.
      10. What makes you happy?
      11. What type of blog posts do you prefer? For eg. Photos, videos, descriptive posts, stories etc?


      That’s all for now! Have an amazing day! Love, Pooja.

      I am so honored to have been nominated for the Awesome blogger Award! These words are simply music to my ears! Words fail to describe what I am feeling as I write this. It hasn’t even a been a complete month since I started this blog and I am overwhelmed with the response from all my dear fellow bloggers!

      Thank you Shooting Star for nominating me for this award! 😊

      Some information about this award:

      This award was created by Miss Maggie over at Dreaming of Guatemala and she says,

      This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.

      Now who wouldn’t love to be described as that?! 

      Getting to the next step! The Q & A’s!

      I now have to answer the questions provided to me. Thank you again Shooting Star, for the amazing questionnaire! I had a great time thinking over the answers to your thought-provoking questions. Here goes;

      Q.1 What is your dream holiday destination?

      A. There are many beautiful locations around the world, but I would choose Bali as my dream holiday destination! Haven’t been there yet but hope to soon. Have heard that it has beautiful beaches, exotic weather, cliff temples, good food, warm-hearted people, what’s not to love?

      Q 2. What would you wish for if you get one boon to wish for anything at all?

      A. Hmm.. I would wish to gather up all the evils that escaped from Pandora’s box and lock them up again so that the world would never know pain or any other negative feelings! Everyone would be at peace and th world would definitely become a happier place.

      Q 3. What is your favorite book?

      A. Atlas Shrugged is my all time favorite book. I simply love and admire Dagny, John, Francisco, Rearden (to name a few) and their dedication and love for their life and work. Love John’s statement, “I swear by my life and by my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, not ask another man to live for mine.’

      Q 4. What is the one movie you can watch over and over again?

      A.  I can name a couple of movies. I can watch Eat, Pray, Love as I am fascinated by the character’s soul-searching journey through three countries. Real steel is also in the list (Might be because I am a bit biased towards Hugh Jackman). Dear Zindagi (Translation: Dear Life) is also one I can watch. It is an Indian Hindi movie which deals with a doctor who helps a distraught girl gain a new perspective on her life.

      Q 5. What is the one belief you would never give up on?

      A. I believe that in life, one always has a choice and that we all have some or the other purpose to our lives.

      Q 6. Which is your favourite Disney character?

      A. I love Belle from Beauty and the Beast. She is a strong girl who is capable of seeing real beauty beyond appearances. Plus she has access to that amazing library, which is a major plus point in her favour! 😃

      Q 7. How would you define life in a few words?

      A. I feel that life is an adventure & it has something different in store for every individual.

      Q 8. How do you wish to see yourself ten years later?

      A. I wish to see myself as a person who learns from her mistakes, is stronger than what I am now and to spread happiness to many more people! I wish to see myself grow personally as well as professionally over the years and to have my goals realised!

      Q 9. What is the one drink that can lighten your mood within seconds?

      A. Hot chocolate without doubt! Sometimes tea does it too!

      10. One experience or realisation that changed your life?

      A. I lost my Dad at a young age and that had a big impact on my life. It made me realise that life can change in an instant and that we should never take anything for granted. Always be thankful and grateful for what you have now. It also taught me that life does indeed go on.

      Moving on to the next part, here are my nominations!

      Although I like every blogger’s writing here as each one has their own unique style, these are some of the people who first came to my mind;

       

       

       Rules for the award:

      1. Thank the person who nominated you.Include the reason behind the award.Include the banner in your post.
      2. Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.
      3. Answer the questions your nominator gave you.
      4. Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers.
      5. Give your nominees 10 new questions to answer.
      6. Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated!

      Here are my questions for the nominees!

      1. What does happiness mean to you?
      2. Describe your ideal day.
      3. Name some of your strengths.
      4. Do you idolize someone? If yes, who is it and why?
      5. Quote a book quote which you love.
      6. How would you define life?
      7. What is your favourite dessert?
      8. What inspires you?
      9. Which movie character do you like the most?
      10. What is your favorite colour?

      Looking forward to your answers!

      Have a happy day! Love, Pooja.

       

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