Me Rambling

My first award, the Liebster Award!

Here I am around three and a half months down the lane, since I started blogging and the kindest and awesome blogging community makes my decision worthwhile almost every single day! And when I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Marie of https://thebusinessofblooming.com , I was literally jumping with joy ๐Ÿ˜€ And my hubby thought I started my workout routine a little early that day ๐Ÿ˜›

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I have of course seen these wonderful awards on various blogging sites and I would be lying to myself and my wonderful readers if I said I did not wish for an award for my blog as well! And on a fine day morning, I get a notification that I am nominated as well for the Liebster Award!!! Marie was so kind to think of me while nominating bloggers for this award and I know I have thanked her a zillion times already but for the last time hopefully before she says โ€œOk, you are going overboard. I am taking back my nomination ๐Ÿ˜› โ€ , thanks again Marie โค Marieโ€™s blog is about self-love and as the name suggests her posts indeed guides the readers to bloom into positive individuals. And while at that business, she makes sure all her posts exude wittiness and an inherent charm which is sure to make you follow her and appreciate her wonderful intentions. I had the chance to come across her blog through Nikki at http://akinderway.com/ , another member of the blogging community who is such a sweet personality and once you start reading her posts before you know she would have inspired you and influenced your life in a positive way already ๐Ÿ™‚

As part of receiving this award, I have an opportunity to tell you more about my favorite blog. Ohh boy, isnโ€™t that a toughie! o_O I love each and every blog I follow for its own unique beauty and talent and it is so so difficult to pick ten of them, leave alone one!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But rules are rules so after a lot of thinking and nerve-wrecking contemplation, I decided *drum roll* to tell you about Debโ€™s blog, https://onceuponahotflash.com/.ย  Her section, the daily grateful post is immensely praiseworthy and the mere fact that someone out there, is taking pain to remind us what we need to be grateful for on a DAILY basis is a reason enough to follow her. Trust me, when you see those posts in your reader, your day brightens up a lot more and you end up thinking โ€œGee, I have that and I should be thankful about it!โ€. We all have our daily chores and work to tend to, but the fact that she does this every single day without fail is so commendable. She also does a wonderful job of engaging with the readers and is such a delightful soul, I am so blessed to have known her in this world of amazing blogs. โค

I also get a chance to nominate bloggers who have less than 200 followers for this award (which made it way easier or else I would have been in again in a soup wondering which to pick :/ ) and here goes the nominees in no specific order.

  1. MajaTraveling
  2. JustBlueDutch
  3. A Nenes Life
  4. Unmeasured Journeys
  5. Psychedelic Bay

I can also include 10 random facts about me if I wanted to ๐Ÿ™‚ Marie made this optional this year but I think itโ€™s a great way to engage with the readers and let them know you a bit more up close hence here I go rambling about me things (hopefully) you do not know yet ๐Ÿ˜€

  1. I am a huge coffee-lover. That soul-filling cup of caffeine is needed for me to kick start my day. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  2. I consider myself as a Potterhead to the maximum! I absolutely adore and go crazy on anything and everything to do with the world of Harry Potter โค A few of you, might already know this but to the rest, I hope this is new!
  3. Speaking about magic, you must know that I am a huge fan of superheroes and superheroines as well. A believer of X-men, Batman ,Wonder Woman, Superman, Ironman, Deadpool, Thor, Flash I can go on and on ๐Ÿ˜€
  4. Getting to my fears, I am scared to death of spiders. Even a tiny one is enough to get me shrieking and run for my life, till my dad or hubby comes and kills it and shows me the proof of its death ๐Ÿ˜›
  5. Another funny thing is I am not scared of snakes. XD My hubby finds it so funny that I am totally fine with snakes while a cockroach can scare the bejeebers out of me. Well my theory is that a snake is not going to come flying at you is it? Those stupid creepy cockroaches fly and scare you out of your skin. :/
  6. This is a little embarrassing but I thought I will anyways tell you this, who knows I may even find someone with the same habit ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have some โ€œluckyโ€ stuff and some others branded as โ€œunluckyโ€. Like I have a t-shirt which has never failed me to bring good luck every time I wore it *touchwood* and similarly I have stuff, which every time I use, I end up crying or something bad happens and I deem them as โ€œunluckyโ€ ๐Ÿ˜› Thankfully my hubby puts up with this idiosyncrasies of mine and it amuses him ๐Ÿ˜€ I really hope to stop this thinking of mine but its tough when you note that every single time you use that bangle/wear that dress things go wrong horribly! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
  7. Have I freaked you out? Still there? I can see that your eyebrows are way raised and almost disappearing into your hair but I appreciate you still sticking around. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Next fact thankfully is something normal and it is that I like very spicy food. Part of it is because I have been born and brought up in India, where most of the food varieties are zesty.
  8. I am a person who thinks from the heart a lot than from my mind. Some of you might have already guessed it. Do I want to change it? No. I am happy the way I am and I guess I will continue to give more importance to my heartโ€™s wants than my โ€œall-know-it-practicalโ€ mind ๐Ÿ˜› At the end of the day that is what makes me happy and keeps the people whom I love also happy. True, I have been hurt at times because of this, but I am not going to change because of others narrow-mindedness.
  9. And maybe my brain is a little angry that I do not give it enough attention that it decided I will be โ€œdirection-retardedโ€ ๐Ÿ˜› I have absolutely no sense of direction and even after living in an apartment for around 1.5 years, I could never find our parking spot on my own. (In my defense it was like a maze with A-L blocks, with around 2000 spots and whether you go left or right you end up in a block, but not at the one you want to go!) Thank God for GPSes and google maps ๐Ÿ˜€
  10. All of you already know that I am a shopaholic. And in addition to that am a โ€œstockaholicโ€ as well. ๐Ÿ˜› From nail polishes to lip sticks to shoes to dresses to watches, I stock up on everything and am really umm what do you call, โ€œobsessiveโ€ about it ๐Ÿ˜€ And the toughest part is when you travel. I mean I simply end up shamelessly hogging my hubbyโ€™s share of suitcase also or we end up paying for extra luggage :\

(Mind: Gotta change that soon girl.
Heart: Yeah right!)

So that puts an end to the 10 random facts and here are the rules if you decide to accept this award and they are as per below. I have taken these from Marieโ€™s award post.

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you. They will thank you for it and those who you nominate will also help you out as well.
  2. Display the award on your blog โ€” by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a โ€œwidgetโ€ or a โ€œgadgetโ€. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.) In case you find the badge in my page unsuitable to your blog layout, you can google some other patterns as well but make sure they are legit ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. For the 2016 Liebster Award write a 150-300 word description about your favorite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
  4. Provide 10 random facts about yourself. (I am also making this optional. I can understand if you are reluctant to reveal your personal details but if you are open to sharing things about you a little more to your followers, I encourage you to do this as this really bridges the gap between the readers and you.)
  5. Nominate 5 โ€“ 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200ย followers.
  6. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
  7. Inform the people/blogs the happy news that you nominated them for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn more about it (they might not have even heard of it!)

 

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58 thoughts on “My first award, the Liebster Award!

  1. Loved going through your facts, what i liked the most is about Harry Potter. I have watched all the 8 parts repeatedly and when i think about Harry Potter, i always visualize, day dream you may say ๐Ÿ˜€ , what if the world Harry Potter lived in at was real? What if we could all have wands that choose us and get we want in a swish and flick ? Life would be amazing i guess? Fun, really fun. I would also love to ride a broom stick and chase after a ball or a golden snitch :D. Beautiful thoughts as alwaysfrom Meenakshi. Thank you for the nomination, i will try make mine as interesting as yours!
    And congratulations, you really deserve all these awards coming at you for a great being that you are. Cheers! – Somebody whose lucky to be your Buddy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Haha. Ooooh yes, countless days even I have spent dreaming about it. And yes the “accio” spell would be the most handy in real life ๐Ÿ˜€ Glad you enjoyed my thoughts Cezane ๐Ÿ™‚ And I am sure your answers would be awesome. I read your sunshine blogger answers and was quite in awe of you ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for all these wonderful compliments sending me rocketing amongst the clouds somewhere high in the sky ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Yay! I’m so happy that you’re happy ๐Ÿ™‚ And thank you for being so lovely about my blog โค …I so enjoyed reading the little facts about you! Enjoyable, through and through!

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  3. Congratulations!! I felt the same way when my blog got nominated. It felt awesome to be part of the community. ๐Ÿ™‚ You are very deserving. Thank you so much for the kind words you said about me. I’m glad we have connected in the big old cyber world. **hugs!**
    ps…I’m a coffee loving potterhead too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. CONGRATS MEENAKSHI

    On Sat, Apr 16, 2016 at 9:29 AM, Gameplan Happily Ever After wrote:

    > Gameplan Happily Ever After posted: “Here I am around three and a half > months down the lane, since I started blogging and the kindest and awesome > blogging community makes my decision worthwhile almost every single day! > And when I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Marie of https://thebu” > >

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  5. Congrats on this award! You totally deserve it!

    I’m totally a Harry Potter fan too! I’m with you, girl!

    I don’t like snakes, but like you – I’m not afraid of them in general. Which is funny because my husband is TERRIFIED of them. It always makes me feel tough when I’m like “no big deal” and he’s freaking out. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Haha so true ๐Ÿ˜€ Atleast in this score I can act tough rather than running off to the bedroom when I hear that weird sound behind the refrigerator ๐Ÿ˜› Oh wow so you are a HP fan too ๐Ÿ˜€ I had wondered that long back when you commented on my tips of Univ studios ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for your compliments dear Rach ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Congratulations Minaxi!! I remember how excited and thrilled I was when I received my first Liebster Award, it was such an honor! Now I am so humbled by your kind and eloquent words about my blog. It makes my heart sing to know that I am your favorite blog..I really appreciate all that you said. I love posting daily gratitudes in hopes that I might brighten someone’s day, to know that I do is utter satisfaction!
    You are so funny, I too have lucky and unlucky items so you are not alone there. It was wonderful fun to learn even more about you…you made me laugh out loud when you wrote that your hubby thought you had started your workout routine early. I KNOW that there will be many more awards coming your way and each one, as this one is, will be much deserved!! Keep up the great posts and again thank you! xo

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    1. Wow. I did not expect you to have the lucky-unlucky habit ๐Ÿ˜€ Heehee. I am so elated I have company ๐Ÿ˜› Thank you for your warm and wonderful words Debbie dear ๐Ÿ™‚ You absolutely brighten up your reader’s day with your posts and I am so happy that I got to know you and have my share of cheerfulness too from your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ And yaaaay I made you laugh out loud ๐Ÿ˜€ It did happen you know ๐Ÿ˜› It was my first award and that too I did not expect anything even when Marie commented because we were actually on a commenting session on a post. Then I see this and I actually did a happy dance here which made my guy think I am doing my cardio early ๐Ÿ˜›

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  7. I was replying from my cellphone, ugh sometimes spellcheck makes me crazy!! I am super superstitious, not superior!! HA! Plus my phone sent my reply before I was finished typing. Oh well, perhaps there’s a blog post in there somewhere!! Enjoy your award and your celebrating…have a fun-filled day!! ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

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  8. Hello Minaxi..excuse me for my absence.
    Thank you for this wonderful surprise I saw in my notifications..Thank you for thinking of me.
    I really appreciate this gesture and its true that you deserve this because you are a wonderful person, its so evident in your Blog.
    I will try my best to post about this and accept your nomination. But right now I am in the middle of a chaotic but wonderful move and I have limited time to post & be online.
    I’ll sure get back to this. Thanks again!

    Hope you are well..missed reading your posts!

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    1. Christina dear, take allll the time you want to post about it ๐Ÿ™‚ This is just a token of appreciation from my end for your awesome blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Moving is so exhausting but so much exciting as well ! I have recently been in one and have one upcoming also, so I can guess. Take your time sweetie ๐Ÿ™‚ And thanks a lot for your wonderful words ๐Ÿ™‚ Take care and see you soon ๐Ÿ™‚

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