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10 Things I Can’t Live Without πŸ˜—

HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY, GUYS!!

Hey Pals! Today, I’ll be sharing some things that I can’t live without, it’s a popular trend and I decided to jump right into it. Let’s get started then πŸ˜—:


So here are 10 things I can’t live without:

1: My shoelace

Oh goodness, *shudders* I just imagined how life would be for me walking down the street without my shoelaces. The too lose shoes would cause my feet to slip out of them, I would fall face first on the road, and…and …😭😭… I don’t want to continue…and I’ll…I’ll get run over by the yellow bus from Mean Girls and….*gulps* I’ll die a tragic death 😭.


2: The back of my pen

So, I have this disease I never had the courage to talk about 😧. I suffer from… from…. *gulps*…backpenophobia πŸ˜”. Just last night I was unable to sleep because I didn’t have my Flair pen to chew on while in Maths class 🀧. I bought a carton filled with Flair pens now, just in case I run out of them.


3: My knees

As weird colored my knees are, I can’t imagine my life without my knees, I don’t want to be walking down the street and falling over on my kne– I wouldn’t even have knees to fall on to 😭, this sucks!! And so I would fall over my shins instead, and the Yellow Bus would again take the cue and do its “thang” 😞.


4: Dant Kanti Toothpaste πŸ‘„

Baba Ramdev ki jai! 😍

To all my non-Indian friends out there…how could you possibly live without brushing your teeth with the brown-colored, tasteless, and so NOT foam producing toothpaste of Dant Kanti 😱. It’s the best thing ever! I owe my yellow enamel to it 🀧.


5: My butter knife

How will I spread butter on my bread withou…*gasps* how will I spread jam on my bread without my precious precious knife, ahh! I mean, spreading it with my tongue would be bad now, won’t it πŸ˜³πŸ˜’?


6: The fourth leg of my chair

Once again, what will happen without that beautiful, life-saving fourth leg of my chair 😭. Life would become a living hell trying to sit on a three-legged chair and keep falling on my butt all the time 😩.


7: My house’s broomstick

So imagine *says in subdued tones*, if the maid of our house didn’t come one day, my sister is too busy with office and my mom’s legs are aching with sciatica… I will be the only person who could help and broom the house, buy what if the broomstick is never to be found 😭, gone just like that 😭, crushed under the same Yellow Bus after I would throw it out of the house 😭.


8: Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

Hands down, this is my favorite word 😍, my bae 😍, the ultimate love of my life 😍. Life without it as just as unimaginable as life without my broomstick. I love how it takes a second to pronounce it while all other words take eternities to spell πŸ˜’. This word owns my heart, can’t ever let it go 😌.


9: Separators on WordPress

Did I never tell you just how much these separators mean to me!? Hear it now: I WOULDN’T BE ON WORDPRESS WITHOUT THEM. Thats how much I love them 🀩. Nothing can possibly replace separators. They are so unique-looking, and so gorgeous, aah just talking about them makes me swoon!


10: The hooks behind my bathroom door

Do I need to explain why I love these too, how torturous can you be, guys, can’t you see it kills my soul to talk about them 😭!? Think for your self, where will I hang all my clothes??? In the usual habit, I would raise my hand and hang them, only to realize that they aren’t there, but too late, the clothes would’ve fallen down on the wet floor πŸ˜­πŸ‘Ή. And hence the cycle would continue. And I would never get to wear dry clothes again πŸ€•.


So, now you know πŸ˜”βœ‹. My life has come undone and my deepest, darkest secrets have been exposed to the whole wide world. Any shred of dignity I had has been snatched from me. You know all my fears now. I have made myself vulnerable to this brutal world πŸ˜”.

Anyways 😞, I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know your thoughts on the delicious Dant Kanti, down in the comments.


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Hi, is anybody there? πŸ§

🧐 Seriously, where are you?

Not complaining or anything, but is anybody even there? WordPress feels kinda empty, come on guys, my lovely bloggers, where are you all!?

*waits patiently*

………..

*still waiting*

……..

*starts getting anxious*

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,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

……..*intensive feet-taping*

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COME ON!!! 😀

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Dedicating Songs to Y’all!

Finally, the most awaited post!

Hey Pals! So a little while back, I asked you all to leave a comment on one of my posts if you wanted me to dedicate a song to you. If you missed it, here’s the link. You can still lemme know and I’ll dedicate one to you.

So, I got a good number of responses. And woohoo, here we are. Let’s do this!! πŸ˜ƒ

Note: This is in the order I received the comments. Also, if the YouTube Videos appear as links in the Reader, view the post in the site.

Also, I’m still not done being angry at all those who cheated and read the post before it was completed after I accidentally posted it πŸ˜‘. So, I’ve dedicated some really really good songs to them as revenge πŸ™‚.


To Panna @ The Tomboy’s Attic, I dedicate…

22 by Taylor Swift (yes, we are starting off with cliches). Also PannagRASI, you better thank me for changing your song πŸ”ͺπŸ™‚. Anyways, Taylor is in her full happy and fun mood, which is the same one I associate with Panna. I love that about her too, she’s always so upbeat!


To Kripaa @ Dream Diaries

Talk by Why Don’t We 🀭. Kripaa talks a lot, and by that I mean that she writes a 200 long message and then sends three more such lengthed messages and eventually, you die of reading them πŸ˜ƒ. So yes, hope you love the song, Kripot.


To Aanya @ The Sassy Slytherclaw

This is Roar by Katy Perry, the must-listen to song for all girls. I dedicate this to you, Aanya because you are a fabulous person who easily voices out their opinions in the blogging world, and also so you realize that just be fearless when it comes to who you are, and don’t be afraid, even in real life. 


Sep @ Bookishly Yours

Back to December by Taylor Swift. So basically, Sep reminds me of September, and September does not have a song for it, but December does and December is veryyy close to September….so yeah, makes sense to me πŸ™‚.


Ipsita a.k.a My Best Friend

Tera Yaar Hu Main (English translation- I am you Fraand). Whenever I listen to this song, I am reminded of Ipsita, it sort of rings a chord, and it’s such a deep song, I totally dedicate this to her. I love you loads, Ippu, never forget that. I hope one day I can play this for you on guitar.


For Akshita @ Anthology of Akshita’s Thoughts

Speechless from Aladdin. I chose this song because Akshita has a writing blog where she writes some amazing poems and stories. And they are all so motivating. It’s like she’s shouting to the world- I WON’T GO SPEECHLESS! Not really but…kinda πŸ˜‚.


To Riddhima a.k.a Ahuja 

She is a good irl friend of mine. So the song I would dedicate to her would be…

Lush Life by Zara Larrson- the hello-tune I was sick of hearing πŸ™„. This is one of her favorite songs and it suits her vibe so well! If I would use one song to describe Riddhima, this would be it.


For Akriti @ Recipe Of Life, I have…

Yes, I dedicate Look What You Made Me Do to you, Akriti πŸ˜‚. Ever since you got back from your hiatus, you’ve been a little different, much more mature. And not in a bad way. It’s like something happened that made you this version of yourself. I think you even said that once yourself. I hope you don’t have a list with people’s names in them, red underlined, if you know what I mean…..πŸ‘€


Eesh @ Bright Light Shine

Congratulations and Celebrations. Eesh is a pretty young blogger, plus he recently hit a 100 followers, so it only seems fitting to congratulate him on his acievements.


Riya @ Riya’s World

Rise by Katy Perry. This song suits Riya and her blog so well, she posts great stuff and spreads awareness, her words have power!


Isha @ Light Sleeper But Heavy Dreamer

Everything I Wanted by Billie Eillish. The song begins with “I had a dream”, and Isha’s site has the word “dreamer” in it 😬. Plus, this is one of my favorite songs by Billie Eillish and I just had to mention it!


Anushka @ Anushka Stories

Butter by BTS. I know you love BTS and I know you love this song, so I dedicated it to you 😁.


Riddhi @ Whispering Stories

For You by Why Don’t We, one of the best songs ever. So it was very hard dealing with Riddhi leaving TWC (I don’t mean any offense by the way), and with everything that happened between us, I guess I just want you know that I’m still there for you, dude, and it’s not in me to leave ya.


Roshni @ It’s The Little Things

Little Things but One Direction, not because of any other reason but that the site namereally reminds me of this song. Plus, it is such a good song! A good song for a good site.


Inaya @ The Radical Ravenclaw

This is a song named- The Periodic Table Song. Inaya’s site name has the word “radical” in it, and it instantly reminds of chemistry which, if you assume I love, you’ll be very wrong πŸ™‚. Hope the song helps you with the oh-so-lovely periodic table, Inaya πŸ™‚. 


Ananya @ Drawing My Fantasies

You used to be so active dude, where are you naaaaooo? πŸ˜—πŸ˜‚

Update- You’re back now, but when I wrote the draft, you weren’t.

Update 2- You deleted your site!? What the hell, why!???!? πŸ˜±πŸ™


Shivani @ Storytime With Shivani

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know by Selena Gomez. So, your site name implies stories, and you tell stories, so for some reason, the title of this song fits πŸ˜›.


Mokshba Di @ Happy Panda 🐼

Something Different by Why Don’t We. If I look at the main chorus, which keeps repeating- we on somethin’ different, I would say that yes, definitely suits you, di. Your content is always so unique, it is always “something different” every time, I gotta give you that 😁.


Rayna @ Ray’s Realm

Just Dance by Lady Gaga. As much as Ray worries a lot, I think she pretty much manages to have a good time, this song fits her personality really well.


Rachel @ A Bookworm’s Paradise

Lovely by Billie Eillish and Khalid. The reason I dedicated this is because I associate both Rachel and her blog with a sense of quietness, but also beauty, if that makes sense. And this song is what I call quietly beautiful, so it suits the vibe.


Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner πŸ¦‡

I did something bad by Taylor Swift. This honestly resonates with me too on an unhealthy level 😳. Naemi and I don’t miss any chance of reminding each other just how evil we are, so on that experience, I can proudly proclaim that she acts all sweet and innocent, but on the inside, she has fun doing bad stuff 😊.


Diamond @ Build A Bears Furever

Diamonds by Rihanna. Oh, I love this song, plus yeah, it only seemed fitting πŸ˜‚. Wish I could dedicate songs to everyone in this way 😈.


Silver Stone @ The Bored Side of the Phone

Okay, I love this song πŸ˜‚. Where Is My Phone (this is an Into The Unknown parody) by The Holderness Family. The song is weirdly hilarious, and it suits SS. Bonus point- her site name has Phone in it….


Rishika @ The Ethereal Unicorn

The Climb by Miley Cyrus. This is one of my favorite songs by Miley, and I dedicate this to you, Rishika, because the hard work you put in your poems reminds me of these lyrics. And I love your poems a lot, plus this song is such a great motivator, I hope it helps you through bad times (if any).


Meg @ Meg’s Magical Musings

Magic in the Air by Magic System. At this point, I’m sure I don’t even need to explain why I chose this now, do I? It’s a fun song though, brings back memories from our times in school when we used to do aerobics on this daily. Fun times, I want ’em back πŸ˜•.


Tiction @ Fictionally Crazy

Tu Online Hai Main Bhi Online Hu (this translates to You are online and I am also online…yes, I’m not even kidding). Guys, pease watch this video if you haven’t already, a legit teddy bear is singing his song πŸ˜‚βœŠπŸ». This perfectly fits me and Tiction, she’s online A LOT! She’s there whenever you need her.


Khushi @ The Poetic Adventurer

Itni Si Hasi Itni Si Khushi from the film Barfi. Yeah, I’m so sorry, but I just like having fun like that 😈.


Cherelle @ A Bolt Out of the Book

Thunder by Imagine Dragons. The reason I chose this is because Cherelle’s site icon and posts are associated with thunder and rains. So when I think about her, this song comes to my mind. Though I don’t think I even remember the lyrics. Hehe.


Ahaana @ Windows to Worlds

Havana oh na na~ (starts vibing) half of my heart is in Havana oh na na. Well, Havana rhymes with Ahaana, so *ahem*, hope you like it πŸ™‚.


Poorwa @ Poorwa’s blog

Another BTS fan we have here. I dedicate Spring Day to you. Once again, I know you love this song, and so do I. So I hope you like what I chose πŸ˜€.


Ashmita @ the fictional journal

Don’t Change by Why Don’t We (Also, please listen to this song if you haven’t already!!). So Ashmita, believe me, you’re super cool the way you are, and you seriously don’t need to try to become better or anything like that. If you don’t believe me, at least you’ll believe Why Don’t We, I love them 😭. Seriously though, listen to this song, I know you’ll love it.


Definitely Moi @ Bookish Blunders

What’s My Name from Descendants 2. Hm, I’ve not watched this movie by the way, just in case you thought I have and would’ve commented to discuss its greatness with me πŸ˜—. Anyways, I think this song is my way of asking you- DUDE WHAT IS YOUR REAL NAME!?!?? πŸ˜‚ But despite that, it’s a powerful song.


Hema Di @ frameofsoul

Champion by Carrie Underwood. I’m just going to say this without hesitation, but your poems really inspire me, di 😁. This song fits you because you feel like a champion when it comes to writing, and other stuff too I’m sure.


Thanks to Rayna @ Ray’s Realm for helping me out with a few songs when I was too busy freaking out. 

So, that was all. I had loads of fun doing this! I did not want to dedicate all songs due to deep reasons or all songs for silly reasons, so I mixed ’em up. I hope y’all are happy with the songs I chose for ya 😁😈. Stay tuned for more fun posts.


Ps- What song would you dedicate to me πŸ€”?

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7 Mistakes You Might be Making as a New Blogger

Hey Pals!! Hope you’re doing great! Today, I’ll be sharing 7 Mistakes that I think you might be making as a new blogger.

The urge to write this post has been growing with a rapid speed so here I am, writing it instead of doing Constructor Programs in Java. Oh, fun times. Gonna fail on Sunday Test, but there are more important things to worry about now, aren’t there πŸ™‚? Let’s get started then!

Note: This might be a long post, and if you want to skim read (though I would really appreciate if you don’t do that, the full post might help you πŸ˜—), I’ve highlighted the important points from each section. Also, this is a discussion post, so feel free to share your views in the comments.

Disclaimer: I am, in no way, insulting any blogger out there. I am not an expert in blogging. What follows are personal opinions and thoughts and I do not mean to hurt anybody.


1: You post too much random stuff

Posting very random stuff like weekly check-ins, quotes, monthly life goals,Β reviews of every book you’ve read, telling the readers every little detail about why you were not active the WHOLE DAY (omg, what a big deal 😱), and other similar stuff like that, is not a good way to start a blog and expect people to follow. When you are new and not many people follow you, or know you for that matter, there’s a high chance nobody would read such a post just because they wouldn’t care. Always start big, so it actually leaves an impression on the reader. That’s not to say you shouldn’t post quotes and the like at all, but make sure that you don’t post them so much that they your blog gets overcrowded by them otherwise you will be just another blogger out there, instead of being a blogger people actually read blogs by.


2: You’re not confident

I don’t know why many people ignore this point but my belief is that this one is very essential.

You may have the most beautiful site with the perfect theme but honestly, it will still only be worth it as long you are confident with your own posts. Don’t be too scared in posting whatever you want, don’t say you agree with something if you don’t, and most importantly, be proud of your own opinions. Make sure you don’t appear self-doubtful or indecisive through your words. For instance, hosting a contest and not even having a name for it or using too many phrases depicting how you yourself think you are doing an awful job writing your post will definitely turn off your readers. If you don’t love your own post, how can you expect others too?

Writing without confidence strips away the power of holding the readers’ attention. If you write like that, your words are merely words and they are just out there to be seen, not read. This may not seem like a big point but believe me, you can have the trashy default theme but I would still follow you if you write with passion.


3: You’re not responding to comments in the right way

If you get a comment on your post, and you actually have the time to respond to it when you see it, do it. Don’t just like the comment and never respond, or respond after so long that I don’t even remember commenting in the first place anymore. Nobody likes a person with attitude. If you’re not responding well to comments, you will find that not many people would interact with you, some might even unfollow you. So, never ever ignore a comment.

Not to mention, please respond genuinely to comments. Do not try to sound too happy or too sweet, it will do nothing but piss off the readers. I’ve seen people responding to a simple “nice poem” with a 100 word comment in which they go on to praise the person on what a great soul they are and how they will make a change in the world blah blah blah….STOP! Who are you trying to fool? It’s the 21st century, everybody knows the difference between genuine praise and buttering.


4: You either post too less or too much

Both can be very annoying, both to the readers, and gradually, to you. So, you’ve just started blogging and you are filled with ideas. On your second day, you have already managed to write 12 posts! So, what do you do? You post them every day. Wrong! This is the greatest factor that will affect your consistency.

This is wrong because a) You are new to blogging and not many people follow you right now, so you’re basically just letting all your good ideas go to waste, b) In the excitement to publish your post, you’ve made tons of errors, that only annoy the readers, and c) There will come a point when you would be too demotivated or busy to write anything. In such a case, having a draft ready at hand is an amazing way to stay consistent. But you’ve already posted all your drafts, so you will eventually have nothing to post.

Posting too less is just as bad. Why have a blog when you’re not giving your readers enough content to read? In my opinion, have a schedule, or at least know how many times you want to post per week. I personally love 3 times a week, even though I post only twice because I won’t be able to keep up with 3. You can even post daily if you want to, just make sure you have enough posts saved for later.


5: The title of your post is not appealing

Yeah, I know the GIF should say No. 3 but let’s ignore that

This is a very important point, you need to have a good title, one that makes the readers stop and open your post. The worst kind of title in my opinion will have the word “random” or any of its synonyms in it. Nobody wants to read something random, especially not when their Reader is filled with posts that sound way cooler. Even if your post does have some random stuff in it, then also never title it that way.

Hugh @ Hugh’s Views and News did an amazing post on how to title a good blog post. Check it out to get some good ideas.

There are many great ways to title a post. Just make sure it’s not like every other title out there, make sure it stands-out. Make sure your title is actually centered around a specific topic instead of being very random. For example- a post titled- 7 Reasons Why I Love Marvel would be way better than one titled- My Love for Marvel. Prefer- 5 Amazing Books I Read This Month over Books I Read This Month. You can yourself judge which sounds more specific.


6: Your site is not properly organized

WordPress provides you with tons of features to enhance your site, and you need to make sure you’re making good use of all of them. Watch some YouTube tutorials to learn how to set up a site, what theme to choose, how to customize the theme as per your need, how to create a pingback, etc,. It’s a very tiring job, believe me. I wish I had done that earlier in blogging but I had no idea then. So, I don’t want you to make the same mistake. Do not hesitate to reach out to people if you need help.

Another thing that I find essential is using lots of headings, images and graphics in your posts. Oh, and also, separators! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE SEPARATORS 😍. I follow every blogger who uses them 😍. Yes, that sounds crazy, but it’s true 😍. The reason behind this is people like to have the information provided to them in small amounts. Imagine if I hadn’t divided this post by using headings and instead written it in three long, boring paragraphs, would you still have read it? Hell no. Using images, GIFs and graphics is also a great way to beautify your post and make it look more lively. But don’t use them too much either or people would be annoyed at the lack of originality.


7: You run for followers

This is the most common thing every blogger would advice you about. But it’s also really necessary. Never run for followers. If you’ve even got 1 person who reads your posts, be happy about that. When I was new, I set a goal to reach a 100 followers. And believe me, once I did, I was so content that I never set another goal. If you’re not content with the amount of people who read your posts, you’re never gonna find joy in writing. So, set a goal for yourself, and when you do achieve it, be content with it. Don’t compare yourself with others.

What you should do is explore as much of the community as possible. Search for topics that interest you and follow people whose posts you like. Do comment genuine stuff on their posts. A simple “nice post” is not enough. Never say- “Lovely post, do follow my blog too.” Instead, say- “Oh same, even I think infinity war was way better than endgame, haha. I did a similar post too, do check it out if you want.” Never beg people to follow you. It will never get you any followers. It’ll only get you fake ones who couldn’t care less about anything you write.


I’m gonna be very honest, the list just goes on πŸ˜‚. There are so many more points I want to cover but the post will be too long then. So I’m stopping here. Do reach out to me if you have any doubts, questions or suggestions. Once again, I hope I did not sound too extreme as that was not the intention at all.

Also, just remember, don’t give up on blogging. Success can’t come in a day, or a week, or a month even. Keep up your consistency, have fun with blogging and don’t give up, and one day, you’ll be a successful blogger, just you wait.

That’s all for today. I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know what is something you wish you had known as a new blogger? And also lemme know if this post helped you in some way, it’ll make my day πŸ˜ƒ.Β  Stay tuned for more fun posts.


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WHAT DID I JUST DO πŸ˜±

Okay guys, I did a big mistake! I don’t know how it happened it just did 😭.

I accidentally posted two of my posts (I didn’t post them, I just realized they posted themselves, god knows why πŸ™‚).

I HATE WORDPRESS 😑

I apologize to those who already commented, I won’t be able to reply πŸ˜…πŸ˜•.

One is a stupid poem I wrote once and the other is dedicating songs to you all. Nobody read those posts please! Especially not the songs one! Coz ugh, the draft isn’t even completed, how did that blog post itself without asking me first 😀.

Okay, that makes no sense, but that’s exactly what happened! I did not post them.

Just promise me if it still shows in your Reader you won’t read it please 😭.

PLEASE πŸ™‚πŸ”ͺπŸ”ͺ.

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Reacting to your First Impressions of Me

Hey Pals!! So a little while back I asked y’all to leave me your first impressions of me, and what you think of me now. I got a good number of responses. And today, I’ll be reacting to them! πŸ˜€


Akshita @ akshita1776

My first impression of you was that you’re a geeky bookworm but it has changed a bit coz I removed the geeky part and inserted cool and added sarcastic 😁😁

Wow, that’s a nice compliment 😎. Thanks a ton!


Anushka @ Anushka Stories

My first impression of u was that u are a total bookworm who was very much interested in romantic novels and all that stuff!! I still don’t know if u are but reading all romantic posts on WP by bloggers have certainly made me that type of girl!!! 

So a lot of people did assume that I was a nerdy bookworm, but I was not really into romantic novels when I was new to blogging. Now, on the other hand, I totally read them from time to time. And yeah, WordPress has definitely influenced me too, just a little bit πŸ˜‚.


Shivani @ Storytime with Shivani

First impression-
Booknerd with spectacles on, introvert, less talkative
Now-
Booklover with spectacles on, super sarcastic, humourous, supportive blogger, and sweet β€β€

Spectacles on πŸ˜‚!? Anyways, you were right about that after all. But as you might have realized, I am actually super talkative. Since LKG (I finally know what it stands for 😌), my teachers have always complained to my parents on the PTM about how talkative I am, and that’s not even an exaggeration. Also, I love how you think I’m sweet and supportive!


Ashmita @ the fictional journal

I feel like my first impression of you and the present thing is pretty much the same. Sarcastic, fun-loving, loyal (I don’t know if you are, but I feel like you are) and more sarcastic lol. And now I present is pretty much the same except MORE sarcastic and wonderful friend 

Well, thank you! I realize I’ve made quite a reputation at being sarcastic here on WordPress, haha. And dude, you’re an amazing friend too!!


Pannaga @ A Tomboy’s Attic

First impression: Nehal, again from her bitmoji, looked like a very serious person and I know there’s nothing serious about her bitmoji. Like, she’s coming out of an apple people! What’s so serious about it? I don’t know. But I thought so. And I didn’t think she would be funny. I thought she was a nerd in short. BUT…
What I think of her NOW: Very funny. (Not more than me though) She loves sarcasm. And I like it. Very modest. Can do wonders, but she doesn’t think so. She is not the serious type and I seriously can’t imagine her like that. But I think she can be serious when necessary? I don’t know. She can be lazy sometimes? I really don’t know. But she’s really cool! And she worries about Tee a lot!

This actually sounds amazing! You thought I was serious!? I guess I can be serious when I want to be, which happens quite often but y’all haven’t witnessed that. And yeah, I know my Bitmoji rocks (just kidding, it’s kinda weird, but that’s the point of it, isn’t I!?). And ah, I’m flattered! Thanks for all the praise dude! Yup, I definitely can be lazy. Who isn’t lazy these days!? Worries about Tiction!? πŸ˜‚ I don’t know what to say to that lol. Thank you though πŸ˜€.


Riya @ Riya’s World

My first impression:
Total nerd! Your bitmoji is a little weird but NOW I like it!
A big book work, introvert and not cool at all!!!!
But now I think you are pretty Cool! And I kinda like your bitmoji also!
I short I love your blog

My bitmoji is weird and it’s because of the fact that I love apples to the core (no pun intended πŸ™ƒ). I am so glad your opinion of me changed, thanks for the praise, Riya. I love your blog too!


Flora @ Flora’s Week Show

My first thoughts: You LOVED books and you’re a total bookworm. Now: caring, loving and friendly blogger.]

Sweety sweet comment!


Silver Stone @ The Bored Side of the Phone

My 1st impression is (like others say) that you were a very studious bookworm, and a die-hard Potter head; and your favourite subject is literature and favourite genre of books is YA.

Now: my impression of you is that you’re a really sweet, creative, hilarious and a supportive blogger with a lot of sass!

Oh yeah, I am a Potterhead, and my favorite subject is, in fact, literature. Wow, nice impressions! Thanks buddy!


Ariel @ Ariel on the Go

Bookworm and you love to eat healthy food!

Healthy food? What is that? Lol no, I only love apples in healthy.


Anna @ Anna’s Styles

My first impression was that you were a book worm or book freak, an extrovert and a caring person.

All are correct, except that I am not an extrovert, more of an ambivert.


Riddhi @ Whispering Stories

My first impression of you was that you are a very serious person, who’s probably in college or something, and that you were like very mature and stuff. I also thought you were a goody two shoes, idk why.

What I think of you now: You are definitely not a goody two shoes. You are sweet when you wanna be, otherwise your usual vibe is sarcastic
You are also younger than me (surprise, surprise) and you are definitely not mature or serious. Not in a bad way, though.

What, me in college 😳!? Omg, whoa! Thank God you know me now πŸ˜‚. Also yeah, I am not mature in my opinion, but I can be serious sometimes, though in several situations, I stress over the fact that I gotta be serious and so I end up laughing instead πŸ™‚.


Athira @ Crosswalk

A bookworm and a talented girl...

Short and pleasing, thank you!


Ritz @ Living, Loving and Reading

First impression:
I thought you were a super-smart bookworm who read a bunch of romances and contemporaries. I thought you were really formal. I also thought you were really nice
. Now: Now I don’t think your formal, and I still think you love books! You’re sarcastic and fun. And you’re positive.

You assumed nothing wrong, I do love contemporaries and romances. Though I do not know about the positive part, in public sure, in my own head, I am a totally different person *sighs*.


Poorwa @ Poorwa’s blog

First impression:
You are a complete bookworm with a similar personality with me. It was my biggest assumption about you that you’re from Mumbai. The first talk I remember with you was the one when I did the GIF y love tag, it was the second tag I did on my blog and I had no idea that we could be friends.

What I think now:
You’re very funny and friendly. And I think you’re the kind of person who stays with her closest friends only and make them laugh. Your friendly behaviour always makes me smile. I still don’t know your favorite music artists and confused that you like bts or not, but once you said you love ’em. Overall you have a positive attitude and I love it.

I’m gonna be totally honest, sometimes even now I think the two of us have quite similar personalities, yet so different! And ah, well my sister used to live in Mumbai so πŸ˜‚. Lol, I remember the long GIF-y Love chats we had in your comments. Aw, that is literally so sweet. Yes, I do stay with my close friends a lot, but I really like interacting with other people, unless I have to make small talk, which uh…I am not good at. My favourite music artists keep changing haha, right now it’s BlackPink and Why Don’t We, and I was always a Directioner and Swiftie. I like BTS but I am definitely nowhere near being an ARMY. Thanks a lot, Poorwa!


Kripaa @ Dream Diaries

Well , my first impression abt u πŸ™‚
Was that u r a time wasting blogger ( honestly Nehal .., don’t feel bad yaar) that was d tym when I didn’t even open ur blog n made up an impression in my mind that too randomly !
Bt as read ur posts I started likening them ,. N in one comment I read , that u were frm agra .., oh hell trust me ,
That made me believe u were more than just excellent .., because u were frm agra .., n ur posts weren’t time wasting πŸ€“.
Then I slowly realised that u were an awesome frnd as well ,
Frm d first day I knew that u were a book nerd .. n I was happy to c that u liked Harry Potter ..! Cuz I believe, Potterhead’s r d best ppl who exist

Now I think β€”
* Bahut hi Shandar blogger ho tum .., waah waah * in agra ki accent πŸ˜‚

Okay, *ahem ahem* I am going to pretend that I did not read your first line πŸ™‚.

Seriously, TIME WASTING BLOGGER 😀🀐. I am shook! I am devastated! I am livid! I am…I am….*ahem* Okay, I am done.

Okay so, you did not like my posts, you only liked the fact that I am from Agra and that I am a Potterhead, *ahem* I see how it is….πŸ™‚

I am just kidding by the way πŸ˜‚, pulling your leg…..or am I πŸ˜πŸ™„?


Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner

My first impression of you was that you were an enthusiastic bookworm who absolutely loves to engage in long comment chains. To be honest, that hasn’t really changed much, though… Just add lots of snarky sarcasm, great Harry Potter love, and loads of creativity to the mix!❀️.

Haha, thanks. I do love long comments, I mean, who doesn’t!? Aren’t they just the best!? Aw, thanks Naemi.


Alexa @ A Fangirl’s Hideaway

First impression: Super smart, fun, and I thought it was so cool that you loved to read, because I do too! (And I also loved your bitmoji when I first saw it which made me think further that you loved to read!)

Yay, hifi!


Sakshi @ Art Enthusiastics

My first impression of you was that you are an avid book lover, introvert and shy.

Yes, I am an avid book lover, but I am not shy, just an ambivert.


I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Thanks for posting the impressions, I loved reacting to them πŸ˜€.


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5 Things I Find Highly Overrated

Hey Pals!! I hope you’re doing good. So today, I’ll be sharing 5 Things that I find Highly Overrated.

So these are not going to be very specific (except for one) like a particular shade of the colour pink or something similar. Plus not all of them are going to be bookish. These are going to be general stuff like…you’ll see. And I don’t really know what else to say in the intro, so *ahem*, let’s just get started. Hope you have fun seeing me rant.

Disclaimer– What follows are personal opinions and preferences and I do not mean to insult anyone’s opinions. Also, this is a discussion post so feel free to share you views down in the comments.


1: Happy Endings in Contemporary Stories

Underline contemporary stories because honestly, I am sick of happy endings, especially in YA novels. That is the major reason I am avoiding romances these days, I am so done with everything ending happily. For one, the author writes an engrossing plot where nothing seems to be working out for the main character and then when things finally start falling into place, much to nobody’s surprise, they break apart. And that’s the point where things get interesting, because who does not love drama? But then, the author just ruins it by ending the book on the happiest note possible, and I am like…what!?

Now, don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with happy endings, not many people would read stuff that is heartbreaking. But I have just had an overdose of it. It basically just depends on how you write it. For instance, the book can still end on a happy note, but things just shouldn’t go from I CANT DEAL WITH THIS to WOW MY LIFE JUST GOT PERFECT in the span of three chapters ’cause that’s highly unrealistic. You’re telling me the character’s mother had serious mental health problems until the last chapter and the next day, everything is okay and the two are having a happy meal at McDonald’s, which reminds me that I haven’t had a McPuff since ages 🀧, but that’s besides the point-

Basically, I am sick of things ending way too perfectly for the characters. All of a sudden, all their worries are gone!? One author in whose books I have seen happy endings is Kasie West (and don’t kill me, I still love her). I have read five books by this author and each one of them was great until that end just wrapped everything up oh-so perfectly and ruined it all. How about you end the book on a hopeful note instead, the beginning of something better for the characters, instead of writing pitch-perfect endings?


2: Quotes

Hands down, quotes are the most overrated things out there. I have gotten to this point where I don’t even think most motivating quotes do anything but demotivate us. And the thing is, quotes are so much out there. Everywhere you look is a quote. You just saw a quote on somebody’s Whatsapp status, you just saw a quote on somebody’s blog, you just saw a quote in somebody’s bio, you just saw a quote walking down the street. I mean, just give it a rest people! I don’t need to know your stupid life lessons, my mother gives me an *ahem* more-than-enough dose of that on a daily basis ☺.

But that’s not to say that quotes are bad, I mean there are definitely some quotes that have helped me a lot, but some are just utter garbage. Like this-

Aspire to inspire before we expire.

Don’t tell me you did not have to read this at least twice to understand what it means πŸ™„. And honestly, this is utter useless. Like how is this supposed to help me? If you think I can make a change in the world, oh well you’re highly wrong, for I know my own capabilities, and instead of letting me accept that, you’re trying to make me feel guilty about it. Thank you, next.


3: Bookish Memes

I know this might come as a surprise but seriously, I don’t think bookish memes are all that great. Most of them are just variations of the same thing and I cannot even remember the last time one actually made me laugh or think- “Now this is what a meme is supposed to be like.” Not to mention, I find them very exaggerated. Like yeah, I am a reader too, so I can definitely relate to most of the things that they are trying to imply, but whoa, some of them are just ludicrous. Take this one, for instance:

I am telling you, one more time somebody tells me that they don’t like people who dog-ear their pages, they are out of my good books before they can say dog-ear 😀. I would just like to make a point here that I do not do that, if you’re wondering due to my sudden out burst. But even if I did, I would not think it a bad thing, because it honestly is not. Seriously, people can do whatever they want to with their books, stop making such a big deal about it. Moving on, here is another one I don’t like-

Ugh, this one is so overused! Also, I am done ranting.

I guess I am not…

Is this supposed to be funny!? 😡 I mean, give it a rest, bookish memes are so hyped (for me).


Moving on to a little serious topic, I have…

4: Death~

By this, I do not mean losing someone due to them dying. That is anything but overrated because it is like an irreplaceable loss. By death being overrated I mean this concept of death that either scares people or wants them to give up on life, because both of them are just so not good for our health. You know how people say without thinking that they want to die and they mean it as a joke, or how some people get suicidal thoughts, thinking death is better? That, I think, is the most overrated thing out there. There is this big talk about death, death death. It is just highly overrated. If people stop making such a big deal about death, they could live their lives so much better. And I am not saying this as an expert because I have my own thoughts regarding death, and the thing is, life is so much better without thinking of death, and yet everybody, even me, thinks about it at some point. That just makes it way too hyped, and definitely not in a good way.


And last, I have the thing that is more specific than the others, and that is….

5: This “πŸ™‚” Emoji

So here’s a meme I found-

I swear everytime someone uses this emoji to show hate, anger, sass or literally anything, I want to go and puke. I have literally had my more-than-fair share of this emoji and I just hate it. This is me officially declaring that I absolutely despise this emoji 😭. For one, why in the name of Merlin’s hair does it look so bald 🀯!? Like I know all emojis are bald, but this one just looks so ughingly (is that a word?) bald that I just wanna go and puke. You know what, I’ll go and puke. Meanwhile my very reliable ghost will continue the post-

*Nehal’s ghost has replaced her* Um, I– I uh… I don’t know what to sa—

*Nehal has kicked the ghost out* Can’t do one job properly now, can you (Here I cringe because this was not at all funny)!? Uff anyways, I didn’t puke, by the way.

So anyways, look at it. Just freaking look at it and tell me if you don’t hate it already. It’s like the most obnoxious and scary thing out there.

*shudders uncontrollably*

So yeah, I just hate this emoji. Not to mention my friends love it so much that now they use it in irrelevant ways and it just makes me want to…yes, puke. Like they will be all- I have a class in 5 *the emoji*. I mean just stop the sarcasm please 😭. And this is highly ironic coming from me because I happen to be the one because of whom most of my friends use this emoji in the first place, but I just hate it, ugh! 🀧


So, that was all I had. I hope you enjoyed this very long post though I didn’t intend to make it this long. Do let me know something that you find very overrated, down in the comments πŸ˜€.


Ps- Does my site’s font look too small?

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A New Thing- Comment To Get Me To Dedicate A Song To You


Hey Pals!! Hope you’re doing great and living it up (if that’s even possible in the current situation πŸ™‚).

So, this is inspired by a post Riddhi @ Whispering Stories did some time ago. She asked us to comment some books and she would tell a song that each book reminds her of. So today, I thought why don’t I do something similar!?

So, I want you all to leave a comment down below if you want me to dedicate a song to you. And after some time, I’ll make a post, dedicating songs to everyone who commented.

Sounds fun, eh!? 😁


So, that’s all for today, I guess. Please make sure to leave your comments so I know you are interested, it would really mean a lot!

#stilltoolazytoupdatethesignoffπŸ™‚

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500 Followers! 🀩 + My New Blog Name!!

#happytears

Hey Pals!! So, omg I HIT 500 FOLLOWERS!? 😱

If this is a dream, please don’t wake me 😌. Dreams are better than reality anyways. I love it, I love this moment omg! Thank you, thank you so much!

It’s been an year since I started blogging and I’ve hit 500 followers and that means so much to me, I want to thank you all for supporting me, it would never have been possible without you 😍.

Wondering how much more cheesy I can be 🀐.

But seriously, these are two achievements in the same month! First, my blogiversary, and now 500 followers. Not to mention, a third achievement- the full stop that I posted last week was my 100th post, look at the irony πŸ™‚.

But anyways πŸ˜‚, thank you so so much. I honestly don’t know what else to say, I really wanna do an assumptions post today if I’m being honest, but I don’t think anybody would be all interested. So anyways, just wanna say, thank you so much.

So, I guess Ashmita’s craziness is rubbing off on me for I just googled what 500 people look like πŸ˜‚, just like she did when she hit 1000, so this is how many they are:

And O! M! G! That is a lottt!!! 😱

*dies*

**Due to the sudden death of the person writing this blog, the former narrator has been replaced by their *ahem* ghost**

Seriously Nehal, that’s when you decide to leave!?

I gotta tell you guys, being a ghost I’m not good at this, but before y’all leave, I have one news to giv—

**The ghost has been kicked out of the post to be replaced by the former narrator who has just *ahem* resurrected**

Sorry for the inconvenience πŸ™‚. And ugh, I’m cringing, that was so not hilarious!

So, here’s the big news: I am finally officially changing my blog name from Books and Words to….

Quirky Pages

I really hope you like it coz I do! Like I think it suits my vibe? Plus, if I think too much about it, I’ll end up pointing out reasons why it ain’t right, so I’m just gonna go with the flow. Thanks to my sister for suggesting it! You probably don’t like it much but I like it, and in the end that’s what matters. I can’t tell you how happy I am to finally find a name that I actually really like 😌. Took me a whole year, t’was about time.

Also, let me know what kind of posts you enjoy reading the most of mine, or what kind of posts you would like to read more of in the future, down in the comments, please. It would mean a lot! Thanks once again for supporting me always ❀!!


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It’s My One Year Blogiversary πŸ˜ƒ! Let’s Play Truth or Dare πŸ˜Ž

OMG YES! YOU READ RIGHT! I HAVE FREAKING COMPLETED A FULL YEAR ON WORDPRESS!!

Hey Pals!! I am not even exaggerating when I say that I can practically jump up and down with happiness. Until now, it felt like no big deal that I had completed an year on WordPress, I was like pretty chill about it. But then, today it hit me, and hit me hard! I am on cloud 9, I am so so happy guys 😍!!!!!!!

So, this would not have been possible without you all, and I mean every single word. The people here are so nice! I realized after a few months into blogging that blogging is so not about the number of people who follow you, if anything, it’s so much about how many people support you, ready your posts. It’s about making friends.

And I have a lot of those, who have been there for me on my darkest nights and the brightest days, and this post will not be complete without you all πŸ₯Ί (yes, I even managed to insert this emoji even though my phone doesn’t support it) To all the wonderful people out there who have supported me, they know it and I know it, I love you for being there for me, and for making this journey so special πŸ₯Ίβ€. I really hope that was the puppy eyes emoji, if it wasn’t…Riddhi, you’re so dead πŸ™‚.

Edit: Just realized the thing I had inserted was a Chinese letter, and not a puppy eyes. Love you Riddhi ☺.

I would also like to shoutout to my very special friends: Riddhi, Tiction, Aanya, Kripaa, Panna, Ashmita, Akshita, Mokshba Di, Poorwa, Ahaana, Naemi, Akriti, Hema Di, Divya Di, Rayna, Anushka, Rachel, Riya, Rishika, Moi, Shivani, and ah, so many more!!! Thanks to my parents for always being there to support me, and my lovely sister for…um, for doing nothing πŸ€”? And thanks to Ipsita, Ritisha, Riddhima, Sanyukta and all my lovely irl friends for their constant support and valuable advice! 😍 I love you guys, you’ve made this journey feel like it is so so worth it! I am sorry I can’t include the links, I just have so many classes. I’m currently in the middle of my Computer tuition doing silly programs that keep printing aestricks for no reason πŸ™‚.


And now for the game 😏

This was suggested by our very own Aanya @ Soaring Firebolt! Dude, you saved me today. I never would have posted anything had it not been for your idea. So here it is:

If you wanna have a little fun, comment down below whether you would take Truth or Dare. I’ll give you a truth or a dare as per your choice and well, we’re gonna have fun!

Also, once you do send your choice, you are not allowed to back down and say that you won’t do it. And it’s not like they are gonna be really hard dares and truth like, I dare you to do a face reveal….NO! They are gonna be easy, fun and weird dares, and yes a little daring. So come on guys, wanna play!?

And I hope many of you don’t just keep taking truth or else it won’t be that fun.


That’s all I had for today. Thanks once again for showing support and making this year so special. I don’t know where I would’ve been without you guys 🀧❀.

Ps- Kripaa @ Dream Diaries has her blogiversary today too! And aah, I do not know why she is refusing to post her post despite my constant threats that I’ll stop talking to her for a month if she doesn’t. Please wish her too πŸ˜ƒ.