30 Dec 2017

#327 Review for my poem 'Being a girl' in SOL-2

Review by Monisha V.. Thanks a lot :)
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24 Dec 2017

#326 Winner of PoemOContest 7

22 Dec 2017

#325 Year 2017 at a glance

Year 2017 at a glance

Before the flight of 2017 takes off and land on the runway of 2018, I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of them who formed an integral part of my life in 2017.
GoodBye 2017 and Thanks for all memories!

A genuine wish of prosperity, good health, fortune for all beautiful and supportive people out there who in spite of miles away from me keep motivating me through their good wishes and blessings....without which I would have never grown strong and independent enough to face the battles of life.. words will always fall short to showcase my gratitude to them.. consider it as my humble attempt to thank you all.. 

It proved to be a great year for me providing me a mix of failures and success. Whenever I felt down with the failures the unexpected moment of happiness replaced the feeling of dejection that each failure produced. I learnt an important lesson of nurturing the feeling of patience and hope that the best is yet to come. This feeling kept me going and helped me to successfully get over tough times. I started few habits this year and the significant one being; enlisting success, failures and wishes to fulfil in future within a deadline (in my personal diary) as Counting blessings make life more worthy of living.I’ve always believed in happy endings, so I’m only going to mention those tasks which I managed to accomplish this year.

“Even if most days can’t be half as good as today, it’s days like this that make it all worth it.” 
― Crystal Woods, Write like no one id reading 2

My Writing Endeavour

1)     Articles and poems published in
·        Agnishatdal Annual Digest 2017
·        Agnishatdal Book-2
·        Magh Issue of Agnishatdal
·        Falgun Issue of Agnishatdal
·        Jyeshtha Issue of Agnishatdal
·        The Season
·        The bibliograph
·        The shades of life-2
·        The Quite Letter
·        The Stage

     2) Giveaway Contests won: I received a total of 8 books (by participate in different contests) out of which four are paperbacks and rest are in e-book formats. It’s a completely different feeling when the signed copy of the author reaches your doorstep.

3)     Explored different writing platforms
My Mirakee Profile

ü Received a published writer badge(after applying for it by providing the list of my publications)
ü Winnner of #tpmdnanotale #tpmdmusing
ü Number of posts:627    Followers:1137

My Account in YourQuote

ü I wrote 15 quotes and gained 25 followers.

 This is what I received from Team Quora as a highlight for 2017


4)     Blogging Arena
·        Blog adda's wow (Writing Over the Weekend ) post: Received  10 WOW Badges for my 10 posts
·        Received Dear Zindagi Merchandise from BlogAdda
·        Received TOP POST Badge in Indiblogger for the post : A peep through my window

5)     Writing challenges completed
For each day, a prompt was given to write.
·        One week Writing prompt (September)
·        Write Tribe pro blogger challenge (October)

6)     Featured post:
Poetry Goals in Project Moet in Facebook

7)     The journey of reading

Good reads profile: 2017 reading challenge accomplished!

8)     Writing Contests won:
·        PoemOContest0
·        PoemOContest2

9)     Other non-reading and writing endeavours

·        Music App
ü Smule: A wonderful platform for singers and I feel so blessed to have got wonderful chances to collaborate with singers from different parts of the world .It’s because of Smule I learnt songs of different languages such as Bangla, Marathi etc

ü The True School of Music: Completed the courses in Hindi Music and received Grade-1 and Grade-2 certificate  

·         I tried my hands with calligraphy, doodle making, learning Deutch, touch typing

    10) Published Interviews:
·        with Sharmishtha Basu
·        with Preethi Venugopala

11)Last but not the least, I received a bunch of heartfelt comments for my works.

Currently I’ve completed the 3rd semester of post graduation in Power Electronics, waiting for another semester to complete this degree. I’ve a job offer in my hand now yet I want to explore more in the field of my expertise.

I don’t know if I’ve utilised each set of 86400 seconds of 365 days well but all I can say is that it proved to be a very happening year for me in its own way. I learnt that the company of oneself can be very very addictive! I realised the importance of hobbies to break the monotonousness of life. Then my sincere attempt was to keep myself engaged in various activities lest my mind should turn into a devil’s workshop. There’s so much to accomplish in days to come and miles to go before I sleep!

Signing off for 2017 now! I hope that your experience of 2017 would have been as much exciting as that of mine.
This is how the wall of my room looks like! Words inspire me!

© Swati Sarangi

#324 Giveaway of Coffee Date

The owner of the signed copy of the author.. :) 

10 Dec 2017

#323 Winner of PoemOcontest 2

8 Dec 2017

#322 Winner at PoemOContest0