Awesome Blogger Award

Hey everyone!

Welcome to yet another self-explanatory post! After nearly 10 months of keeping mum, I was finally prompted by a fellow blogger to publish yet another oxymoronic post. And me, being the narcissist that I am immediately jumped at the prospect of blabbering about myself.

On that note, let’s get started with this (un) awesome post right away!

(So that it can get over soon.)

Awesome Blogger Award

Awesome Blogger Award for WordPress bloggers

Much as I’d like to tell you guys about the reason or the person behind this award, I have been unable to find any particular reference to either. So maybe this award was indeed created as a platform for pompous people like us to bask in the glory of fame. Or maybe not. Maybe it was indeed created with the honest intentions of giving the less known yet talented newbie bloggers a chance to shine in this vast ocean of WordPress.

Regardless, it truly has given us an opportunity to connect & interact as a blogging community.

So kudos to the creator!

A. The Rules

Rule book for WordPress blogging awards. Do's and don'ts in life

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Tag the post with #awesomebloggeraward

3. Answer the questions you were asked

4.Nominate at least 5 bloggers and inform them of their nomination

5. Give them 10 new questions

Alright. Now that we know the rules, let’s follow them, shall we?

B. Acknowledgements

Thank you written in stylish font with a luxury Parker pen

I’d like to thank J of BlogsbyJ for considering me worthy of receiving this nomination.

(Yeah, I know they made a mistake. But hey, it’s life! Everyone’s allowed to make mistakes in life. Right?)

J writes great introspective articles. And their blog is really versatile and covers everything from great tips about lifestyle & fashion to brilliantly crafted introspective articles which engage your mind & are easily relatable as well as inspiring & motivational.

C. The A to the Q

(Aka the hardest part. For you guys I mean. Me? Oh, I dream of this every day!)

(Just kidding. I don’t.)

Questions and Answers one needs to be prepared for in a WordPress blogging award challenge

1. What are three words to describe yourself?

Loyal, Passionate & Stubborn I guess would be the three words I’d choose to best describe myself. Although I think that one would always get a biased result if they were asked about themselves. So personally I’d always prefer to find out who a person is through a series of smartly crafted questions than such blatant ones… 😅

2. What are your favorite hobbies?

Blogging (Obviously, heh), Reading (mostly non-fiction), Playing the Keyboard & Singing my favourite songs. And although I am unable to pursue it as much as the others, wildlife photography.

3. Are you an introvert or extrovert?

An introvert. Oh, definitely an introvert! Although, given my profession which demands constant public interaction & social skills, that’s a major disadvantage & hence I have tried to change myself into an ambivert the very least. And I hope that I have succeeded in doing so.

4. What was your motivation to start blogging?

Well… I have always loved to write as a child. So there’s that. And about 3 years & a couple months ago, I was introduced to the world of blogging by my friend who was a WordPress blogger. Inspired, I created an account and well… The rest is history! 😅

(BTW, my blog turned 3 just a couple days ago. Happy blogaversary to me! 😊)

5. What do you like to do in your free time?

I guess you could pick a couple points from my answers to questions 2 & 4. Don’t we all like to indulge in our hobbies during our free time? And being the introvert that I am, my hobbies truly mean the world to me. Although of course, given the chance, I also love to chat/hangout with my friends or simply browse my phone if I only have a couple of minutes at hand.

6. Have you always loved to write?

Yet again, refer to my answer to question 4! Yeah, I always have! From writing childish poetry & short stories right from the second grade to writing & rewriting (& rewriting & re…) an unfinished novel throughout my middle & high school, writing is that one thing that has stuck with me. Always.

(P.S. Refer to my first ever blog post All about writing for a greater insight into my writing ‘adventures’)

7. What is your goal for 2020?

Errm… My goal for this year is to simply stay consistent with what I do & to not give up on the belief that a silver lining is just around the corner. For this year has been pretty dark for the world as a whole already & hence holding on has become important. Now more than ever.

8. Where do you get your inspiration from?

For what? As far as writing/blogging is concerned, I often get the inspiration & motivation from the events that occur around me/to me in everyday life. Out of those gazillion thoughts that occur to us everyday, a few tend to get stuck somewhere in my mind palace. Then, over days to weeks (sometimes even months or years) these are refined, honed & processed into the blogposts that you all see! Hence the name Pensieve.

And as far as life itself is concerned, it’s often a mix of personal experiences, pieces of advice from friends & elders & the stories of many inspirational personalities that I come across while simply browsing through my phone.

Simply put,

Inspiration? It’s everywhere! Just waiting for you to grab & hold on to it!

9. What is your favorite topic to write about?

Though most of my blog is laden with fandoms & short stories, those are not the posts I pride myself the most upon.

It’s those few, treasured introspective articles that I write once in a bluemoon that I thoroughly enjoy working upon. A blend of science,philosophy, psychology & spirituality, I often spend hours at a time for several weeks before these posts are ready to be published.

(You can find those posts under the category of Introspection)

10. What is your biggest fear?

Don’t know why, but I had never asked myself this question ever before! And I think I have a pretty interesting answer to this one.

My biggest fear would be that either by death or by an epiphany I would come to realize that this universe indeed has no creator & hence no purpose. Like, hello, what was the point in living all these years then? Of believing in equality, in justice, in goodness and in karma? If there were no judgement, nobody to watch us from above and nobody to punish the billions of wrongdoers who got away and console the billions who suffered because of them?

Wouldn’t the world be just one fuckin’ chaos then?

Something which had been useless since it’s inception?

Don’t know about you guys, but I wouldn’t wanna live in such a meaningless place then. It would all be for nothing after all.

D. The Q for your A!

Gazillion questions in the mind palace

Now that you have been thoroughly entertained by my responses (I hope), it’s your turn to do me the favours! And written below is my questionnaire for the same!

  1. What was the idea behind your blog when you first started it? Has it stayed the same? Or has it… wavered?
  2. Which type of content do you love reading/writing the most? (You can either have two different individual answers to them or they can both be the same)
  3. What is your favorite color? Why?
  4. Eternal silence? Or eternal noise? (You HAVE to choose. Neither ain’t an option!)
  5. Have you ever watched the clouds in the sky & imagined them create various forms & shapes? If yes, what were they?
  6. Can mistakes be treasured? How?
  7. How right is right?
  8. One quote that changed the way you thought about life. What was it & how did it influence you?
  9. Your idea of a perfect day
  10. What makes happiness ‘happy’?

E. Nominations

Being nominated and selecting nominee for WordPress blogging award

You know, if WordPress had music, I’d have really loved to put in an audio clip of the Oscar nominations every time I wrote such award posts. For I do imagine the sound going on in my head whenever I select you guys as a nominee. Seriously though, you all are great bloggers & deserve way more viewers and repute than you receive.

1. Sheree of View from the back

2. Rashi Singh of Fictive Finesse

3. John Malone

4. Pradnya Ajgaonkar of Prayukti

5. Astrogirl

6. Louis Brady of The Dragon Spire
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Congratulations on being nominated for the Awesome Blogger Award! It’s your choice if you want to participate, or not, although I’d really love to know the answers to the questions that I have asked you guys. Albeit personally, I’d recommend you to atleast nominate other worthy bloggers as a token of app for their hard work. ‘cuz that’s how the blogging community thrives. By having each other’s backs.

Because in the end, the world is nothing but a humongous family!

Stay tuned & more importantly…

Stay safe!

Until next time!

61 Comments Add yours

  1. Dante says:

    I love your answers and the way you respond.

    Also Happy Birthday! Our blogs are around the same age 😁

    – I so wanted Pensieve as my blog name, glad you got though –

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you so much Dante!

      Wow! It’s great to know that our blogs are nearly the same age! How old is your blog then?

      And of course you can have Pensieve as your blog name! The name’s not my own to patent/brag about! We owe it to the writing legend J.K.Rowling

      P.S. Dante is a great name though! I wouldn’t want to change it if I were you😉

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      1. Dante says:

        You’re welcome!

        When I say nearly I mean like months.😅 Mine turned 3 this year as well.

        You’re doing such an incredible job, I wouldn’t dare. Now I want to reread them again.

        Thank you, I would never change my name. My blog is Dialectics, which suits how I write more.

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        1. The Pensieve says:

          Oh! Looks like we started around the same time then! Three cheers for us! 😊

          Well, I’m really glad to hear that my writing has such a meaningful impact on people.

          You are doing a great job as well, Pal! We all are!

          Happy blogging! 😁

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  2. Sheree says:

    Congratulations on your award and blog anniversary

    Liked by 2 people

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you so much Sheree! How old is your blog BTW? 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sheree says:

        It’s very old, a bit like me. I started back in 2009 but had a hiatus from 2012-2016 when I was writing a lot for VeloVoices.

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  3. annieasksyou says:

    It was fun to get to know you a little bit through your responses, and congratulations on being awesome, and thank you for liking so many of my posts. I must visit your introspective pieces, as you value them most.

    Cheers!
    Annie

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you so much Annie! Yeah, I do think that the introspective pieces are the best that my blog has to present. And I hope that on reading you’ll be able to appreciate the why.

      And it’s been a real pleasure reading through your blog as well! So you are very welcome indeed! 😊

      Stay safe and stay tuned!✌️

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  4. Era says:

    Congratulations on the award and for blog anniversary both 😊😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you so much! 😁

      P.S. How old is your blog?

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      1. Era says:

        You’re welcome 😊
        It’s only month and a half old

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        1. The Pensieve says:

          Oh. Hey there, Newbie! 😁

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          1. Era says:

            Hello 😊

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  5. Blogs by J says:

    Congratulations on your award and blog anniversary! 🎉 Thank you for your kind words about my blog and I love your answers!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you so much J! For I literally couldn’t have written this post without you! I’m really glad to hear that you loved my answers.

      Happy blogging! 😁✌️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Blogs by J says:

        Lol you deserve it!! Yes, your answers were great and I loved your humor that you put in here and there! Happy blogging to you too 😊

        Liked by 1 person

        1. The Pensieve says:

          Thank you so much for your positive feedback! 😊

          Liked by 1 person

  6. Tamara says:

    YAY! Congratulations! 🎊🎈🎉

    Liked by 2 people

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thanks a lot, Tamara! 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  7. SillyShruti says:

    Congratulations Awesome Writer ☺️🙏🏻

    Liked by 2 people

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Aww… Thank you so much for your kind words Shruti! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Congratulations. I enjoyed your answers.

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  9. Ola G says:

    Happy blogoversary! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thanks a lot Ola! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Congratulations on the award and thanks for the nomination 🙂 I’m totally an introvert too, although when I’m hanging out with my best friends you wouldn’t know it 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Same here! 😂😂

      And it’s been my pleasure to nominate you! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Rashi Singh says:

    Hey! Thanks a lot for the nomination and congratulations for the award!
    I found your answer to the fear question the most intriguing.
    It is kind of scary to come to terms with the fact that we, humans, are on our own in this world. But that doesn’t necessarily mean we don’t have a purpose. That shouldn’t stop us from doing what we believe in. What really makes me think is that if we don’t have a creator, how is everything positioned and functioning so perfectly (not our human matters, duh😅). Like how is the moon positioned exactly where it is and why does it have the exact speed needed to be in orbit? Same with other bodies. It’s kind of amazing, really.

    Anyway, congratulations on completing 3 years!!🎉🎉
    Kewp writing amazing content!

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Yeah, it is amazing just how ‘right’ the universe functions. A delicate balance. So you do believe that we have a creator, right?

      It’s true that we as humans have to find our own purpose to survive. I was just talking the discussion to the next level you know. ‘The greater good ‘ as it is called😅 Personally, I wouldn’t want to believe in a world that is unequal and unjust right from the start unless you know…. it isn’t. 😐

      Thank you so much for the wishes, Rashi! 😁

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      1. Rashi Singh says:

        Honestly, I don’t know. I like to believe thta there is a force that maintains that balance but I don’t exactly imagine a “creator” doing all that.

        Well, but eveything is kinda unjust right from the start…From the beginning of time, dinosaurs were wiped from existence even though they weren’t destroying nature as we are now😅. Then again, we don’t eat each other.🤣

        My pleasure!

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you Mark! 😊

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  12. Congratulations
    🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

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  13. congratulations from one introvert to another

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Oh. Nice to know that! 😅 Thank you so much Parneet! 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Keep growing, keep sharing.. Congrats for this!

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    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you so much Piyush! 😁

      Stay safe and stay tuned! ✌️

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  15. Hearty Congratulations……

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you Simran! 😁

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Congratulations!!!!!

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  17. Akash Nepali says:

    3 years of your blogging journey
    and i guess it’s my 2nd year of following your blog.
    #happy_blogging

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  18. I love your answers!!!
    … and congratulations on your award

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thank you luisa! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. 🌹 ❤️ ❣️ ❤️ 🌹

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  19. Pankanzy says:

    Congratulations 🤗👍

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  20. Congratulations on a well-deserved blogging award. I loved your answers and your sense of humour resonates with mine 🙂

    Well done x

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  21. Nikhar says:

    Many congratulations to you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The Pensieve says:

      Thanks a lot Nikhar! 😊

      Like

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