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Blogger Interview with Devangi

Hello Everyone! So here I am with my first blogger interview!

I want to thank Devangi @ Just penning down my thoughts for being part of this interview. She is such a wonderful person and I have actually had the pleasure of interacting with her quite a bit thanks to blogging and I can say without a doubt that you will really enjoy her blog so be sure to check it out. So, let’s start the interview.


a) Tell my readers a bit about yourself and your blog. Why do you blog about the topic you blog about?

I’m Devangi, a weird and smart teen who is obsessed with reading books and penning down her thoughts to allow my readers to enjoy the fine poems and articles I write about. (Side note: I may not be a being of this planet, hence, the word ‘weird’) I mostly blog about every stuff related to my life,  or emotions that I experience, though I won’t quite say that I’m a lifestyle blogger. Do random ramblings make me a random blogger? Maybe.

b) What are the topics you write about the most?

Well, I think I’ve written more about topics that range around different emotions a human can experience. As an extraterrestrial, human emotions baffle me and I love to go about experiencing them and write them down.

c) What is your favourite thing about blogging?

My favourite thing about blogging is that I enjoy it because it gives me a sense of freedom and expression. I sometimes tend to struggle with voicing myself but blogging gives me that freedom. Plus I can socialise with like-minded people, so that’s a win-win for me;).

d) Which bloggers or blogs do you admire and why?

I admire every blog/blogger I follow because all of them have their own genuine quirks which I love to read about. Originality is what I appreciate most of all, and if I follow a blog, it’s because I really am interested in their content and love to consume it.

e) What would you say is your biggest strength as a writer?

I’d say being a writer is the biggest strength itself. Not everyone can organise their thoughts into poems or expand their imagination and create stories. You see, it’s difficult, and I’m still learning it every other day. But the fact that I can write down what I think and feel is the greatest asset one can have as a writer.

f) Where do you see yourself in five years?

Back to my planet, living peacefully, after finishing my task on Earth, just kidding. I never knew that I could be on earth too, but here I am, so who knows where I’ll be in five years? Jupiter? All I know is that wherever I will be, I would want to be a better version of myself, a better and happy person.

g) What would be your perfect day? Plan it out from waking up to bedtime.

A perfect day for me would be when I’m home alone. It’s an impossible dream for me because I live in a big family. And this is how it’d go: after bathing, I’d be making my breakfast with my Spotify playlist shuffling in the background. Then perched on the bed with a book in my hand, that’ll be most of my day because I seem to forget the time when I’m totally engrossed in reading. If I don’t feel like reading, I’d be most probably be watching a movie or having a call with my best friend. Or if I go ‘active’ mode, I’d clean my house and do all the chores, because chilling amidst untidiness is not what I can do.

h) What’s your favourite thing you own and why?

I’d say, my bicycle and my diaries(I own three), plus my writing journals; they are my treasures. I can hop on my bicycle and go off anywhere whenever I wish, not that I’ve that much freedom but yeah, it feels good because then I don’t have to worry about the money spent on travelling, and it’s nature friendly too;) And I’ve a hell lot of scribbles and rambles in my diary, and they are kind of memories too. And I keep a book decorated with all hand-drawn stuff in which I write down my poems every time I write a new one.

j) What genres of books are you most into? What are some of your favourite authors in the genre?

I like to read every genre as long as it interests me, with non-fiction being an exception. I’ve read children’s books (when I was definitely not a child), fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary, YA (that’s okayish, to be honest), and classics (my favourite). I think I can say that I adore Jane Austen books. They tell us so much about society through our simple daily lifestyle. It’s set in the 18th century but it’s so relatable even in this era. Besides that, I am curious to read Ruskin Bond’s books and discover some good Indian writers. Do tell me if you have any recommendations!

k) Any feedback for my blog?

Not really, you’re doing so great!

I enjoyed this interview a lot! Thanks for having me on board :D.


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Happy New Year 2022!

Hello Everyone! Happy New Year 2022!

New Year’s Day (January 1), as per the Gregorian calendar, is one of the most popular celebrations. Around the world, people commemorate this occasion with family and friends or have massive gatherings. They decorate their homes, throw parties and bake for their loved ones.

The world welcomes the New Year with much zeal and jubilation. Each person makes new resolutions and plans for the upcoming year.

History

The new year is thought to have originated in ancient Babylon some 4,000 years ago, in the year 2,000 BC. The Babylonians celebrated the new year with an 11-day celebration called Akitu, which included a different rite on each of the days, on the first new moon after the vernal equinox (typically around late March). The festival commemorated the fabled victory of the sky deity Marduk over sea goddess Tiamat, as well as the act of crowning a new monarch or permitting the previous king to rule.

Importance

New Year’s celebrations in many countries begin on December 31—New Year’s Eve—and last until the early hours of January 1. Revellers eat meals and snacks that are considered to bring them good fortune. Watching fireworks and singing songs are traditions that are practised all around the world. The start of a new year is an excellent time to make positive changes. Making New Year resolutions is more popular in the western hemisphere, although it is also practised in the eastern hemisphere. A person makes a pledge to modify an undesired habit or behaviour or set a personal goal.

Why do we celebrate New Year’s on January 1?

The early Roman calendar became out of sync with the sun over the years, and in 46 BC, Emperor Julius Caesar resolved to fix the problem by contacting the most important astronomers and mathematicians of the period. He established the Julian calendar, which is very similar to the more current Gregorian calendar used by most countries today.

Caesar made January 1 the first day of the year as part of his reforms, partially to commemorate the month’s namesake, Janus, the Roman deity of beginnings. Romans commemorated Janus’ birthday by presenting sacrifices to him, exchanging presents, decorating their homes with laurel branches, and throwing wild celebrations. Christian authorities in mediaeval Europe temporarily supplanted January 1 as the beginning day of the year with days with greater religious significance, such as December 25 (the birth anniversary of Jesus) and March 25 (the Feast of the Annunciation). In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII reestablished January 1 as New Year’s Day.