Posted in Gratitude, Other Stuff

Party Post #1

Hi Everyone! I hope you all are fine.

Let’s start the party!

So today I am having an assumptions post! I got this idea from Riya @ Hmmm… Thanks Riya for the idea.

Comment down whatever assumptions you have about me! (No embarrassing or weird assumptions please.)

In my next post, I will be answering your assumptions about me.

Stay tuned for more party posts!

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Posted in Gratitude, Other Stuff

50+ Followers!

Hi Everyone! I hope you all are fine!

Today I am really happy. We have just hit 50+ Followers! That too in 1 month!

Yay!

Thank you so much, everyone! This is a BIG achievement for me.

So, I am planning to have a blog party! Stay tuned for my first party post.


Have Fun! And continue to like, share and follow my blog.

Hi Everyone! I hope you all are fine.

First of all, I am really sorry that I wasn’t able to post a quote last Friday. So here is today’s quote:-


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Inspirational Quotes #3

Posted in Gratitude, Other Stuff, Update

Thanks for 200 Likes

Hello Everyone! I hope you all are fine.

Today I am really happy, as I got 200 Likes on my blog!

It took me 5 months to get 200 Likes on SRISHTI’S Travel Diary 😎 ✈️. But on The Srishti Blog, I got 200 Likes in just 1 month!

As a new blogger, this is a BIG Achievement for me. Thank you so much for your love and support.


Please continue to like, share and follow my blog.

Posted in Blogger Interviews, Other Stuff

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.


If you enjoyed this interview don’t forget to stop by Devangi’s blog by clicking here.


If you would like to be interviewed please send me your name (optional), the name of your blog and a link to your blog via the contact page.


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Posted in Festivals, Other Stuff

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.

Posted in Other Stuff, Update

My Favourites of 2021

Hey Everyone! As today is the last day of 2021, I thought that I should have a favourites of 2021 post. I got this idea from Moksha Di @ Happy Panda. So, I picked up 8 favourites of the year to share with you. Read on to find out what made it to my 2021 favourites list.


Favourite Book

I just love reading books, and if you have read my Percy Jackson Series Review on SRISHTI’S Travel Diary 😎 ✈️, you would have guessed that. Yes, so it’s The Percy Jackson Series!

I started reading the Percy Jackson Series in May, and it has become my favourite book series ever. The series is filled with magic, thrill, fantasy and adventure. The author of the series is Rick Riordan. Do read it if you haven’t.

Favourite Song

So, my favourite song of the year is Kandhon Se Milte Hai Kandhe from Lakshya. Both, the movie and the song, were so good! Watch the movie now if you haven’t! It’s available on Prime Video.

Favourite Show

My favourite show of the year is His Dark Materials. The series is fascinating. In the series, Lyra, a young orphan from an alternate world, stays with the scholars in a college in Oxford. During a quest to find her missing friend, she discovers a secret that involves several kidnappings. It’s available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Favourite Travel Destination

My favourite travel destination of the year is Jaipur. I have a series of posts on my Jaipur Tour on SRISHTI’S Travel Diary 😎 ✈️. You can check them out if you want.

Favourite Achievement

My favourite achievement of the year is when my project was selected in the top 100 projects in the AWS Young Builders Challenge. I felt so happy. You can check out my project here.

Favourite Post (of mine)

My post Let’s Embrace Our Failures on SRISHTI’S Travel Diary 😎✈️ has to be my favourite post. It’s so true and relatable. So, it’s really close to my heart.

Favourite Memory

When I did my first ever blog post on SRISHTI’S Travel Diary 😎✈️ – I published my first ever blog post on 8th August 2021. The feeling was just amazing. I felt so great, that I have a blog now!

Favourite Blogger

I love a lot of bloggers but these two bloggers and their blogs have my heart. Riddhi @ Whispering Stories and Devangi @ Just penning down my thoughts. Their writing is impactful and their posts always get me thinking. They are also amazing blogger friends. Go check out their blogs!


What were some of your favourites this year? Book? Music? Blogger? Travel? Memory? Let me know in the comments!


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Posted in Contests, Other Stuff

New-Year Writing Contest

Hello Everyone! I hope you all are fine! Lots of people were doing posts based on Christmas and New Year, so I thought that I should host a contest too.

So, here I am with the New-Year Writing Contest! In this contest, you will have to submit a story or a poem on the theme ‘New Year 2022’. You can write anything, like, What are you going to do in 2022? How was 2021? What were your experiences? It all depends on how you write. If you want, you can also make some images, posters, drawings, videos or anything related to New Year. You can take the help of apps like Canva!

I will be judging your writing and the overall post. So you have to take care of the design too.


Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you/who’s blog you find this on.
  • If you have a blog, list down the rules in a post, if not, contact/email the creator (contact page).
  • Add the logo of this post that is:
  • Last date for submission is 1st February 2022, winners will be announced on 5th February 2022.
  • Link back to the original post and the post of the one who nominated you.
  • Word limit ranges to 1000 words.
  • Inappropriate content shall be disqualified.
  • You can submit only one entry.
  • Nominate at least 5 people to participate in this contest.

Prizes:

For the best entry:-

1st – Certificate + participation certificate + guest post + work featured on my blog

2nd – Certificate + participation certificate + guest post

3rd – Certificate + participation certificate

For the best-designed posts:-

1st – Certificate + participation certificate + guest post + special label in participation certificate!

2nd – Certificate + participation certificate + guest post

3rd – Certificate + participation certificate


I will try to make a participation certificate for every participant. So please participate!


Nominees:


If you participate it would really mean a lot and it would really be appreciated so please participate!

Posted in Gratitude, Other Stuff

December

My Poem, December, got featured on Luna’s Blog. Thank you so much, Luna! 🙂

The coldest monthOf the year is hereThe days are shorterThe nights are longer All the months go pastEach is like a guestDecember is the lastDecember is the best Each has lovely thingsEach one is a friendBut December bringsChristmas at the end Srishti Purohit is a student, blogger, programmer and aspiring author. She has a channel…

December