I am a self-taught blogger – Blogging Insights #38, #39

In this blog, I answer the following questions:
How technically savvy are you?
Did you launch and set up your blog on your own or did you need help with it?
Do you feel that it is more important to have a flair for writing or have good computer skills to be a successful blogger?
How helpful did you find the WordPress tutorials on blogging?
Did you contact the WordPress support staff (Happiness Engineers), if that was included in your plan, and what was your experience with them? Continue reading I am a self-taught blogger – Blogging Insights #38, #39

I love Gutenberg Block Editor but I have suggestion – Blogging Insights #35, #36

In this blog, I answer the following questions:
What is your experience with the Gutenberg editor?
Do you prefer it over the previous editor?
If you are not satisfied with Gutenberg, what suggestions can you make to WordPress to enhance your blogging experience? Continue reading I love Gutenberg Block Editor but I have suggestion – Blogging Insights #35, #36

Blogging about pandemic – Blogging Insights #31

In this post, I answer the following questions:
1. How frequently do you post about the pandemic? Please share links to a couple of your “pandemic posts” that you particularly like. If you have not written anything about Coronavirus/COVID-19 (seems unbelievable) what are your reasons for this?
2. What kind of “posts about the pandemic” do you like to read? (If you don’t, then pleasetell us why?)
3. How have you and your blog adapted to “the new normal”?
4. Have you seen any change in your blog stats during the pandemic? Also, are you posting more or less than you used to? Continue reading Blogging about pandemic – Blogging Insights #31

I realized where I went wrong in supporting my friend and how I could have done it better

I recently attended a safe space conversation on Instagram live which focused on what not to communicate with someone going through a tough time. The conversation took me back to the time when I tried to support a friend. Their problem appeared similar to what I had gone through years ago. So I thought it would help if I shared my experiences with them. I even tried to give them solutions to their problem by sharing what worked for me. Continue reading I realized where I went wrong in supporting my friend and how I could have done it better

5 things to let go and 5 things to hold on

All I had to do was to put hand hands on paper and draw an outline of both my hands. Then in the left hand’s sketch, I had to write five things I have to let go and in the right hand’s sketch, note down the things I want to hold on to. All the 10 things have to be written in the fingers and thumbs. Then you’ve to assign a colour to those things. Continue reading 5 things to let go and 5 things to hold on

A note of kindness for myself

Does that sound selfish? Oh no! It’s self love. Last month, I attended a virtual talk of a friend who is a counsellor. In the talk, we were asked, who is the most important person in your life.

While many of us consider our families as the most important people in our lives, we forget to count ourselves. That’s was the point those counsellors wanted to put forth. Interestingly, my answer was:

ME! SAUMYA! Continue reading A note of kindness for myself