Blogger Interview With Ominiran

Blogger Interview With Ominiran
I have been a fan of Ominiran’s blog for a while now and I was super excited when she emailed me because I thought it would be so awesome to interview her and of course it totally was! I really hope you guys take a minute to check out her blog because I’m sure you’ll love it.
1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.
 My name is Ominiran Oluwabukolami. I am a Nigerian. I currently am an apprentice in Fashion designing.  My blog is a lifestyle blog. It’s a blog that doesn’t have a limit to what is being talked about. I take my audiences on a roller coaster of posts that are very informative but fun too.
2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?
I started my blog last year August. I actually started blogging because I wanted a space where I could share my thoughts with people other than the people around me physically. I wanted to share my thoughts and views and also have to hear what other people thought of it.
3. You write about a number of topics on your blog- do you have a favourite topic to write about?
Hmm…. I would love to do a series on the best things in Nigeria. I feel like most people have the wrong perspective on Nigeria as a country. Not their fault though but then I would also love to share the sweet things about being a Nigeria and living in Nigeria.
4. What advice would you give someone who is thinking about becoming a blogger or that just started blogging?
Being a blogger is another life on its own so if you want to be a blogger, you must sure it is a passion. You should have a zeal for it. When I started my blog, I was excited but after a while, I got tired because I wasn’t having so much engagement. The passion I had for it was what helped me later get back to it. It’s not easy especially with all the techy stuffs you have to work with. So you must be ready to research, love what you do and be consistent.
5. What are some of your long term goals for blogging? 
One of my long term goals is having 5k followers… Consistent ones. Possibly earning from blogging and making friends from this space.
6. How do you balance blogging and everything else going on in your life?
Just today, I was thinking of the fact that I did not made a post on Thursday which is the set day for new blog post. This happened because I haven’t had the time to sort out the new blog post. Balancing everything else with blogging is not easy. But time management helps a great deal.
7. What is your favourite food?
My favorite food is Garri… It’s like a cereal… it’s made from cassava and in Nigeria, It’s like the food associated with people who have nothing to eat. But I love it so much because it easy to make and it’s cheap. It can also be taken with milk, sugar, groundnut, fish and chilled water. Just the thought of it is making me crave for it. I also love spaghetti and sauce.
8. What is your favourite childhood memory?
I grew up with my Uncle.My cousins, my sister and I had so much fun memories together. Especially during our summer holidays. I remember the times we became really crazy with Korean movies. We bought so many without my Uncle’s knowledge and I remember trekking a long distance just to buy it. I also remember nights that we pretended to be asleep just to have watch the movies in the midnight on the laptop. And yes, we were caught once.
9. If you could have any superpower what would it be?
I would love to be invincible. The thoughts of what I could do with that superpower 😂

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Six Word Story #116

Six Word Story #116

New love, filled with blithesome promises.


Today’s Word:

Blithesome

1. having or showing a good mood or disposition

2. indicative of or marked by high spirits or good humor

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Six Word Story #115

Six Word Story #115

Sweet nothings turned into nettled accusations.


Today’s Word:

Nettle

1. to strike or sting with or as if with nettles
2. to arouse to sharp but transitory annoyance or anger

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Blogger Interview With Michelle

Blogger Interview With Michelle
So excited to share this interview with you guys- Michelle is a wonderful blogger so please do take some time to go check out her blog
1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.
My name is Michelle Waweru, I’m a Kenyan student, 19 years old turning 20 this year(yaaay to me not being a teen anymore😂) My blog is mostly about mental health awareness, my journey in mental health, a couple of rants on various topics that make me tick and a book series. As you can tell I’m random.
2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?
What inspired me to start this blog? Well around mid February last year I had a thought to start a blog.At first I thought of it as a diary, so it was private for a while with a bunch of random monologues….then later I felt a need to just talk about my mental health journey and a couple of other rants to anyone who cared! This year I also started a book series as well and it’s been going great.
3. What are some of your favourite posts to write so far?
My favourite posts are mostly about my mental health journey. To be honest it felt really relieving talking about something that has been surrounded by such stigma. Also I love my book series, it feels like I’m living my dream of being a story teller and let me tell you, it feels great.
4. You write about a number of topics- what inspires you to share these posts especially the more personal ones which can sometimes be difficult to share?
What inspires me mostly is the great feedback I get from people who read it. At first I never thought anyone would bother but I get positive comments from as far as China and India! Also I feel like something else that gets me going is how much my blog has improved my writing. Exhibit A: comparing my first post to my more recent post. It’s a great motivator for me.
5. What are some of your long term goals with blogging? 
My long term goals for blogging include getting more people to read my blogs. I mostly aim to spread mental health awareness and it would be great if it got to more people. I also would love to finish my book series someday and hopefully get it published!
6. In what ways has blogging changed your life?
Not to be dramatic but blogging has actually changed my life massively. Other than the amazing fact that I get to read most people’s stuff and satisfy my reading appetite, I have also met so many new people through this. I have also improved so much on not only my writing confidence but also in my general confidence. All in all I can confidently say that I have found my voice, and I intend to use it alright!
7. What is your favourite food?
My fav food…that’s a hard one. But I love my mum’s homecooked chicken, seriously…..wow.
8. What is your favourite childhood memory?
My favourite childhood memory is this one time when I went to see a big dam that was really close to where we lived back then. I remember how nauseous I got looking down at the water from the height I was at, but I somehow still remember it. Too bad the dam was recently closed off to the public plus me moved so….yeah.
9. What was your favourite cartoon growing up?
My favourite cartoon was Johnny Bravo. I mean it was Johnny Bravo, it was awesome, I still watch it on You Tube and ooooh mama.

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Six Word Story #114

Six Word Story #114

Anfractuous affair became an anfractuous marriage.


For some reason this just reminded me of the MANY MANY MANY Telenovelas I’ve watched over the years. If you don’t watch Telenovelas you have no idea what you’re missing out.

Today’s Word:

Anfractuous 

Full of windings and intricate turnings

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Tell Me The Weirdest Fact You Know

Tell Me The Weirdest Fact You Know

A while back I asked you what your weirdest experience was and I got some really interesting (and a little scary) answers. Today, I thought we could do something similar but instead of sharing your weirdest experience I want you guys to share your the weirdest fact you know with me in the comments below.

I’ll start us of- here is my weird fact:

It is physically impossible to touch your tongue to your elbow. I know this because I read about it as a teenager and spent like a good half an hour or so trying to lick my elbow 😂


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Blogger Interview With Sahana

Blogger Interview With Sahana

I have been a big fan of Sahana’s blog for a while now so I’m very excited to share this interview with you guys Please do take a minute to stop by her blog I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I do

1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about. 

Thanks a million Pooja for this wonderful opportunity to get interviewed by you. This is truly one of the most memorable experiences of my blogging journey. Hello everyone, I am Sahana from https://thesupermode.wordpress.com. I am a Chartered Accountant by profession and work with an Indian private bank. My blog is a reflection of my thought process. I write about anything and everything that goes on my mind. I’m a little inclined towards motivational / inspirational posts and self help as that’s the genre of books that I enjoy the most as well.

2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?  

I started my blog back in 2016 as a stress relief measure as I was quiet drained due to my hectic job back then. Blogging helped clear out my thought process and was a foolproof way to calm myself. Reading amazing blog articles has always helped me in all aspects of my life and penning down my thoughts through my blog genuinely made me happy. However I wasn’t regular with my posts back then. The lockdown helped me focus my time on blogging and I decided to challenge myself by writing an article daily for 100 days in 2020. Now, I’m working on becoming more consistent and have an organised schedule for my blog posts.

3. Your posts deal with serious topics on occasion but still remain uplifting. How do you stay positive even when times get tough?

When it comes to staying sane and having a positive attitude, I am extremely inspired by my mother. She has gone through a lot of trauma and struggle for major part of her life yet is the most positive person I know. She has a never say die attitude for all problems in life. She always tells me that whenever she comes across a difficult situation in life, it challenges her to work hard and overcome it instead of being overwhelmed by it. Also I try to consume content that helps me develop a positive mindset. Afterall it’s all in our mind to make it or break it.

4. You write about a number of topics- what inspires you to share these posts especially the more personal ones which can sometimes be difficult to share?

When I read about other people’s struggles and difficulties, I realise that I’m not the only one who is facing it. It motivates me to deal with my issues in a better manner. I refrain from blaming myself or my circumstances for having a negative outlook in life. Writing about my stories has a twofold impact. I feel much lighter and better after sharing it as it feels like a huge load is off my back. Secondly, it might help others who are dealing with the demons of their mind and want some sort of support in the form of words or other people’s experiences. We never know whom we’d end up helping by sharing our stories.

5. How has blogging changed your life? 

It has completely transformed my life for the better. My 100 day writing challenge instilled a sense of confidence and accomplishment as I never thought I could complete it when I embarked on it. Writing each and every post on my blog invariably makes me happy and keeps me sane. It’s one of those things that is my go to when I need something to divert my mind and clear my thoughts.

6. On your blog you mention your struggles in life and going through some rough times. What advice would you give to someone who is going through a rough time or feeling stuck in life?

After dealing with some extremely difficult times, I’ve realised that nothing is permanent in life. Every cloud has a silver lining, the sun rises even after the darkest nights. 4 things that have helped me immensely to deal with depressed episodes in my life are journalling, exercising, practicing gratitude and meditating. Prioritise your mental health, fit in things in your daily schedule that make you happy, try and seek happiness in the simple things like eating ice cream or watching a movie. You are stronger than you think. You deserve all the happiness in this world.

7. What is your favourite food?

I used to have a massive sweet tooth earlier but ever since I switched to a healthy lifestyle, my food choices have changed. However, chocolate still holds the highest spot in my food favourites. It’s dark chocolate now compared to extremely sweet milk chocolate that I used to love earlier. But I can still ditch everything for a bowl of gulab jamuns!

8. What is one thing you really want to do once the pandemic ends?

I really wish to attend a BTS concert in South Korea. This has been the number one thing on my wish list for over 6 years now. However, back then I didn’t have enough money to plan such a trip. Now that can fund my trip, attending a concert seems like a distant dream due to the ongoing pandemic. I hope and pray that things turn to normal soon and everyone around the world is safe and healthy.

9. Would you rather be invisible or be able to read minds?

It took me a hell lot of time to build a tough exterior to other people’s opinions. It’s still a work in process so reading minds is a strict no no. I would rather be invisible and have the adventure of a lifetime!

10. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.

Thanks a lot Pooja once again for this marvellous opportunity. I’m truly grateful and hope I did justice to your blog with my answers. Keep inspiring us with your amazing blog. I wish for your happiness and well being.
To the readers, stay consistent and focus on being disciplined than being motivated. Life is truly amazing and each one of us have an important role to play in this Universe. Let’s stay strong and happy.

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Free Self-Care Practices You Should Try

Free Self-Care Practices You Should Try

The Importance Of Self-Care

With the incredibly fast life we are living it is incredibly important for us to set aside some me time where we can enjoy our hobbies or simply do nothing for a little while. I know first hand how difficult life can get and I absolutely know that carving out some me time is much easier said then done. However, it is still incredibly vital that we take some time out of our busy schedules to relax and unwind.

Last year was my fourth year as a university student and those two semesters were extremely tough- especially the last one where I ended up taking three very demanding courses. I got through it but by the end I felt incredibly exhausted and I really just did not want to do anything at all for a little while. I ended up taking a semi-break from blogging and a full break from everything else and during this time I did things that I enjoyed without having to put a crazy amount of effort into. It really helped me feel better and regain my enthusiasm for the things I had kind begun to lose interest in.

One of the most important things I did was listen to my physical and mental health and do a bunch of self-care things that made me feel really pampered and amazing. Of course, as a full-time student my budget was pretty much non-existent and so I ended up finding a bunch of things I could do for free instead that would still be considered self-care but that wouldn’t cost me my next semesters fees lol!

Since these really helped me I decided to share them with you guys in case any of you were looking for ways to pamper yourself a little this summer!

Reconnect With Nature

I don’t know why but nature always makes me feel better even when I’m not feeling my best. I think nature is one of those things that’s just out there for free but we often forget to appreciate just how much it does for us as well as how beautiful it is.

Going for a stroll or just sitting outside next to the trees and plants makes me feel so alive again and really helps clear my mind. The other day I was taking a walk with my sister and was lucky enough to capture the video I have added above. The bee was absolutely adorable and the flowers were so beautiful.

Nature is completely free and all around us so the first self-care tip I want to share is take a walk and connect with nature. It will make you feel so much better no matter how stressed out you are.

Reconnect With Your Inner Child

One thing I have really enjoyed doing is taking a break from adulting and trying some things that I really enjoyed doing as a child or things I always wanted to do as a child. I have shared a lot about doing art again and it’s been incredibly fun. I feel like art was one of those things that I truly enjoyed doing as a child but kind of forgot about as an adult. It feels great reconnecting with my artsy side and even though my drawings aren’t the greatest things ever they have been a lot of fun to do. I started drawing on an app called IbisPaint- I tried a lot of apps but this was the easiest to use on my phone.

Another things I liked to do as a child that I stopped doing as an adult was playing games on the computer. If you’re a 90’s/2000’s kid you know exactly what I’m talking about. We had the best computer games- they were super simple compared to the stuff we have now but they were just so much fun. Recently, I found a site that offers similar games for free and I have to admit I have been playing them almost every day since I found a site that offers a really large number of online games for free. I used to love Pinball which is one of the games I play on that site as well as. Another one is Tetris- I used to play that all the time! And my favourite is of course Open Restaurant which is super similar to a game my sister and I played together. Playing these games makes me so nostalgic and I was telling my sister about it some time ago and she ended up getting super into it too lol! If you want to try playing any of these games and more for yourself feel free to check out the site here. 

I was also super obsessed with makeup as a child but wasn’t allowed to use it until I got older. I sort of lost interest in it for a while but recently I’ve been experimenting a lot more with makeup and trying new looks. If you follow me on Instagram you will probably know what I’m talking about. It’s been a lot of fun and a great stress reliever.

Basically, what I’m trying to say is tap into your inner child and do the things you enjoyed when growing up. It will bring back all these amazing memories and remind you of a time when you were more carefree. A lot of these things like art, playing online games, maybe learning an instrument etc. is totally free and a lot of fun.

Do Nothing

I feel like we have become so used to always doing something that we forget that sometimes we need to enjoy doing absolutely nothing. I think we are so conditioned to believe that if we are not being productive we are wasting our time but that’s absolutely not true. Yes, we absolutely should try to be as productive as we can be but that should not be at the cost of our mental health.

Sometimes, self-care doesn’t have to be anything big or fancy. In fact, it doesn’t have to be anything at all. It could just be sleeping in, ordering takeout and having a good time watching a movie or binge watching your favourite TV show *cough Grey’s Anatomy cough.*

As an adult we need to be careful to always push ourselves but not to the point where it effects our physical and mental health. Very often we push ourselves too hard and the best form of self-care in these situations is learning when your body needs to take a break and do absolutely nothing for a while. And you know what the best part of doing nothing is? It’s doing nothing lol! It’s free, takes zero effort and can be done anywhere!

Your Thoughts

Do you practice self-care? What are some of your self-care tips? What are some ways through which you pamper yourself? Do you enjoy nature? What computer games did you enjoy playing as a child? What are some childhood activities you loved? Let me know in the comments below or simply stop by and say hi because I love chatting with you in the comments!


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