An interesting award comes my way called the the 7*7 blogging award and Deboshree of Saddi Delhi has passed on this meaningful one to me. Meaningful because this is one award that is going to make me go back to my archives and dwell upon how I fared in the last 2 years. Thank you Deboshree for sending this across and making me and my blog feel so appreciated. You all should go and check out Deboshree’s blog to be charmed by her wit and her beautiful writing.
To begin this, I need to spell out the rules first:
1: Tell everyone something about yourself that nobody else knows.
2: Link to a post I think fits the following categories: The Most Beautiful Piece, Most Helpful Piece, Most Popular Piece, Most Controversial Piece, Most Surprisingly Successful Piece, Most Underrated Piece, Most Pride-worthy Piece.
3: Pass this on to 7 fellow bloggers.
I. Something about myself that you may not have known before : As a child I wanted to marry a Japanese guy because I was crazy about Jackie Chan!!! It wasn’t until later that I got to know that he is actually Chinese. I may have seen all this movies. Yes, every one of them. I thought that all Japanese would know how to fight like him; as if Kung Fu was embedded in their genetic makeup. Years, later I might have realized part of that dream because I met my husband when he was working for a Japanese company! ( corny!!)
II. The Most Beautiful Piece, Most Helpful Piece, Most Popular Piece, Most Controversial Piece, Most Surprisingly Successful Piece, Most Underrated Piece, Most Pride-worthy Piece.
1. The Most Beautiful Piece -“She came, she saw and she conquered”
This post, in my opinion is the most beautiful post for one reason alone – Mimi. You have to see it to believe it!!
2. Most Helpful Piece – “When will I be ready to be a Parent”.
I penned this post with absolutely nothing in mind but I got series of emails from friends and random strangers about how I reflected their state of mind in my post word to word. I was very happy that many people found the post helpful with respect to coming in terms with their feelings about having a baby. I had to struggle a lot and I realize that many people do too.
3. Most Popular Piece – Thoughts on the year-end, an anniversary and a Black Forest Cake
This post was hugely popular because of the content and the photographs. On the day I posted it, it received 500 hits in a few hours. I received many emails and plenty of mentions on twitter and Facebook about how much everybody loved the post and could relate to the growing old thing. The photographs received a lot of appreciation and found their way on Tastespotting and Foodgawker. I have realized that some of my better posts are the ones that I have typed out without a thought in my head. Feelings, emotions just tumble out to convey what my heart truly feels at that moment. I zone out for that amount of time and am absent to the rest of the world. Writing such posts has made me believe that I am meant to write and I shall never give this up.
4. Most Controversial Piece- Living the Guilt free life
I got plenty of emails after I put this post on my blog. I was facing a lot of flak from some people in my life about a certain decision and I was very frustrated. I wrote this from a hotel room in London and writing this put many things in perspective. The comments and emails were so encouraging that I quickly found my center. Thanks to all the people who read , emailed and commented.
5. Most Surprisingly Successful Piece -A date to remember
When I wrote this post, I had just begun to find my feet in writing fiction and this was the first such piece that I dared to put on my blog for people to read. I did not expect people to read it and comment because it wasn’t spectacular by any stretch of the imagination. But because it was different compared to my other posts, it became hugely successful and I found more confidence which resulted in a full blown novel on my other blog.
6. Most Underrated Piece – An experiment that was a White Bean Salad
I think this post was a little ahead of its time on my blog. I wanted to do something different in terms of writing, the subject matter, using analogy etc but it didn’t quite make the impact I had hoped for. It still remains one of my favourite pieces of writing and the salad recipe was a good one too.
7. Most Pride-worthy Piece – Diff’rent Strokes & Moments of Joy
It is a tie between two posts that are so close to my heart.
Diff’ rent Strokes is a one of the first posts that I truly enjoyed writing. It talks about a dilemma that I face constantly while bringing up a child who belongs to two starkly different cultures.
Moments of Joy – Pure joy is a kind that you cannot really share with anyone. It passes in a fraction of a second but it remains with you for the rest of your life. I have written about such joys in this post.
III. Pass this on to 7 fellow bloggers
Thank you again, Deboshree as I enjoyed writing this post. It was fun to go back and read the older posts and laugh myself silly at the little things that seemed so awful at that point in time.