Blogger Interview With Saumya

Blogger Interview With Saumya

I want to thank Saumya for being part of this interview- she is wonderful and so is her blog so definitely do take a minute to check it out. As always her blog will be linked below.

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

Hey there! My name is Saumya and I’m a teenager from India. I’m currently in 8th Standard. I love to draw, write, dance and listen to music. I also do lettering and calligraphy. I am a proud GryffinClaw and my patronus is a Dolphin. Writing and reading is something I’ve been doing from a long time. My blog is mainly a lifestyle blog. I write poems and songs, make art, currently I’ve been working on the Blogger Interview Series that I started

To know more about me and my blog, you can check out my About Page. (https://drawwriteinspire.wordpress.com/about/

2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?
I started my blog in around end of January this year. I used to write many stuff and send it to my friends and I also made my mum and dad read them. They used to appreciate my works and it was one of my friends who suggested me to post my write-ups and artworks somewhere publicly and that is why is started my blog.

3. I noticed that you write about a number of topics on your blog- do you have a favourite?
Well, I enjoy doing all types of post because different kinds of post attract various types of people. But my most favourite kind of post are the poems and songs that I write. It is because they are always something very personal and they also make me reach out other people who have gone through the same situations.

4. What are some of your long term blogging goals?
I have been focussing on my blog very much from the past 1 month and it’s going pretty good. I haven’t really thought about it but maybe 5K followers. I’m only on 100 followers but a girl can dream right?

5. How has blogging impacted your life?
Blogging has impacted my life in a good way. It has made my personality better and has obviously taught me time management. When we need to do something we like, we automatically find time to do it. And blogging has taught me that I can manage doing my studies and all my hobies together.

6. What is one thing you love about blogging and one thing you hate about it?
There are a lot of things I like about blogging. But the most important one is the audience that I reach out. WordPress is an amazing community and it has shown me such a nice support so I think that is the best thing about having a blog here. Everyone was so encouraging and I made so many new friends here! I don’t think there is anything so far that I don’t like about blogging, it’s pretty fun.

7. What is your favourite food?
I’m a very moody person when it comes to food. If there are 10 things in the world to eat then I only eat 3 out of them. Trust me, I eat a lot but I’m not a foodie. I don’t like trying new dishes until and unless it’s something chocolate. I think my favourite food has to be Corn and Cheese Pizza.

8. Do you have any pet peeves?
Yes, actually I have a lot of pet peeves but I’m just gonna state one or two. I hate it when people judge me because of my gender. Yes I know we’re living in 21st century but still there still seems to be some kind of inequality. Like when I play badminton with my friends, just because I’m a girl, they think I won’t be able to play like them so they don’t wanna team up with me. So yes, I find it extremely annoying when someone does a kind of thing like that.

9. Do you have any weird phobias?
Oh, I’m probably the most coward in the world. I’m scared of almost everything! Insects, dogs, reptiles, cats, birds, firecrackers, trust me, everything!! Even there are some people around me, who I meet and talk to everyday but I’m still afraid of them.

10. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.
Thank-you so much to everyone who has read my blog so far and shown me support. Thank-you Pooja for having me here. All the questions were so much fun.

If you enjoyed this interview don’t forget to stop by Saumya’s by clicking here.


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Blogger Interview With Over-The-Shoulder

Blogger Interview With Over-The-Shoulder
I had so much fun with this interview because you guys know how much I love my TV time haha! I really hope you check out Over-The-Shoulder– it’s one of the most fun and interesting blogs I have come across. As always the blog will be linked below.
1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.
Unfortunately, I can’t tell you my real name, but I go by the pseudonym Over-The-Shoulder – which I think is pretty cool, but it’s a personal preference. I live in London and I’m a screenwriter. I review TV and film for my blog, varying from classics like The Godfather to new blockbusters like Parasite. I like to think of it as ‘gonzo’ journalism, which, hopefully, makes Over-The-Shoulder a little more original.
2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?
I started last year in November, so we’re still a little fresh out of the block. Why did I start blogging? To be honest, it really came out of the blue. I just really love writing, and I really love watching TV. It felt like a match made in heaven, and as I wasn’t working at the time, I started up the blog, not knowing the hell what I was doing. Ever since, it’s been a great learning experience and it’s going better than I ever could of hoped.
3. I’m a huge fan of The Office and noticed you were getting into it- how are you liking it so far?
Ha! Yes, The Office – I laugh just thinking about it. I love it. I love sitcoms anyhow, partly because unlike anything else in life they’re so easy to watch and provide some much needed escapism, especially in tough times like these. I’m in the sixth series now, and alongside Seinfeld and Arrested Development, it’s probably in my top three, or at least top five, favourite sitcoms. I think we can agree, if only you and me, Pooja, The Office is a great watch.
4. What are some of your favourite TV shows and movies to have reviewed so far?
That’s a good one – Fight Club is a fantastic film and I think Parasite definitely deserves the raucous praise it received. I enjoyed, both a little surprisingly, Uncut Gems, starring Adam Sandler, and relatively unknown American Animals, and I highly recommend either or. And if anyone needs a new series to watch, I reckon Ozark is your best bet. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel I haven’t reviewed yet, but I would also put that on my list.
5. Have you ever gotten any negative comments about your reviews and if so how did you deal with them?
So far, so good. I’ll be honest, I don’t mind a negative comment – in fact, I implore my readers to disagree with me. One of the main reasons I started a blog is to create a community that could join together to just discuss great films or shows. I want us to bounce ideas off of each other and conversations to spark. I think that’s the most important part of blogging. Once, a very wise person said to me, it’s about “not just talking at people, but being part of a conversation.” To that I say, amen.
6. Has blogging changed how you watch things or what movies/tv shows you pick to watch?
For sure. Before, I could just let things sort of wash over me, if you know what I mean. I didn’t really have to concentrate on what was going on. Now, I think I value films or TV far more because when you actually watch something – truly just watch it – it’s like nothing else. It is incredible. It’s definitely helped me in my work to watch so many different genres, or styles, or techniques, to see what works and what doesn’t, what I like and don’t, and try and incorporate that in what I do. Film is such a fascinating thing because it lets us live vicariously – I can be a drug kingpin, a comedian, a boxer, a jazz musician and a deer hunter all in one day. Nothing can replicate that. Blogging has helped me truly appreciate film and TV.
7. What is your favourite food?
Toughest one so far. I don’t want to be that guy who says pasta, but I do really like pasta. To sound sophisticated, I’ll say, al dente strozzapreti with a rich and spicy ragù sauce. Delectable 😏
8. What is the weirdest thing you believed as a child?
That is cruel. Such a hard question… Ok, I’ll go with that my parents were perfect. If I’m in for a rollicking tonight, I’m blaming you, Pooja.
9. What was your favourite movie when you were growing up?
Without a doubt, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. What more needs to be said? I think it may even be more delectable than al dente strozzapreti.
10. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.
That was fun, eh? I’d just like to thank your readers, my readers, every single reader out there. Without you guys we’d be nothing, writing in an empty vacuum. We appreciate every follow, like or comment (the holy grail) like I’m sure you know. Keep up the great work Pooja and the same goes for your readers. Thanks again! Over-The-Shoulder

If you enjoyed this interview don’t forget to stop by Over-The-Shoulder by clicking here.


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Blogger Interview With Yuvi

Blogger Interview With Yuvi
I had so much fun interviewing Yuvi, she is such a wonderful person and her blog is really great so please do take a minute to check it out- as always it will be linked below.
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 Yuvi and I’m from south India. My blog is about all things art. You can find various doodle ideas and drawing techniques. Sometimes I write funny, relatable, daily-life satire too categorized as Art of Banter. You can find the banter posts here: https://artwarlock.com/category/art-of-banter/
2. When did you start your blog and what inspired you to start a blog?
I started as a hobby blogger three years ago but discontinued very soon. I tried writing poetry but it didn’t stick with me, maybe because that is not my passion. I started blogging again a few months back and changed my niche to art.
3. How has your blog evolved since you first created it?
When I started blogging, I didn’t know what I should share or write. I saw many bloggers sharing beautiful poetry and I’ve tried too. (Honestly, my old posts will be embarrassing!😁) But now after changing my niche to what I’m passionate about, I feel my blog has evolved to something out of the ’embarrassing’ range.
4. I noticed you write about a number of topics- do you have a favourite and if so which is your favourite to write about? 
 My favorite topic is all about art and drawings. I’m trying other topics too sometimes just to experiment which works best for me and my beautiful readers.
5. What are some of your long term blogging goals?
My long term blogging goals is to improve the quality of my drawings and inspire my readers to draw with me by sharing ideas and printables like this. https://artwarlock.com/2021/03/10/doodle-art-idea-with-free-printables/
6. How has blogging impacted you and your life?
I’m that girl who gets bored easily. So before starting my blogging journey, I’ve tried various hobbies but none of them stuck with me. But now since I blog about what I’m passionate about, I’m happy.
7. What is your favourite food?
My favorite food is spicy Indian foods. If it is spicy, I will love it!
8. What was your favourite candy growing up?
Growing up I’ve always loved those cotton candies at the local exhibitions and festivals.
9. What is your favourite movie?
My favorite genre is fantasy so my evergreen favorites will be Harry Potter, LOTR, Pirates of the Caribbean and alike.

If you enjoyed this interview don’t forget to stop by Yuvi’s by clicking here.


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Blogger Interview With Helen And Matt

Blogger Interview With Helen And Matt

Disclaimer: This interview contains adult information and explicit content. 

Helen and Matt are lovely people and I have really enjoyed chatting with Helen on this interview as well as through WP and email. I truly appreciate how supportive she has been of this blog and is just in general. If their blog is something you would be interested in do check it out- as always it will be linked below.

1. Thank you so much for being part of this interview. Please tell us a little about yourself and your blog,

Thankyou, Pooja, for interviewing us. We are Helen and Matt, a married, openly kinky couple in our thirties from Bristol in the United Kingdom. Normally, our blog is run by the two of us. However, for today, it’ll be just me, Helen, who answers your questions – with Matt’s involvement where necessary!

Two Kinky Cooks is essentially run by us, for our readers. We enjoy sharing, delighting and informing in a way that is relaxed, friendly and informal. We have a combination of different posts, from recipes and international snack tastings, through to mental health and thoughts on the  coronavirus pandemic (from someone who worked for the NHS during the 2009 swine flu outbreak). We also talk BDSM, but with emphasis on kinky relationships that are more relaxed and informal than some others. Matt and I do away with a lot of the common formalities found in BDSM relationships (such as BDSM contracts and collars) and we have flung open the doors to invite our readers to come and see what we do, how relaxed and fun and normal we are, and maybe, just maybe, get some ideas on where and how they can get started for themselves!

2. What inspired you to start a blog?

Two Kinky Cooks was an idea that came about last year in the second UK lockdown. We were working through our Greek snacks tasting and I was talking to Matt about some of the frustrations and challenges that I’d faced over my years of blogging under previous names, especially as I was finding it so hard to manage the social media side of my blog as well, given that I’m not that much of a social media person! Matt offered to help and initially I refused him because it was supposed to be my blog, not our blog. However, later on in our tasting and our conversation, I joked that we were “essentially two kinky cooks”, and that was how it came to be! It went from a passing joke to a project, an ambition, something that we could try with Matt on board and it would be either sink or swim. We could keep bringing the international snack tastings and keep talking BDSM, too. I am proud to say that in just the three months that Two Kinky Cooks has been active, our blog has already been a growing success!

3. You have been writing about trying tasting new snacks which has been so fun to read about. What inspired you to start trying new snacks and sharing your adventures on your blog?

Initially, it probably started with watching Youtuber Emmymade, who we both love. Over time, I introduced Matt to other similar Youtube channels, like HiHo Kids, Dancing Bacons and my latest favourite, Tribal People Try. I used to watch those videos a lot and then Matt told me one day that he’d ordered a box from SnackCrate, and I just sort of shrugged it off. We tried the snacks and that was sort of that. The next time we had a box delivered, I thought I’d write about them on my blog because hey, I have a blog. Why not, right? It’s content. What I didn’t anticipate was it being a very popular post! Suddenly, it went from trying something once a month, to us both subscribing to two different boxes (we can’t agree over which snack box is better!) which we then try, photograph and share our views on every month. We also developed “Winner or Binner” for when we try the snacks, which was inspired by Dope Or Nope on YouTube. More recently, we also cooked up a recipe that had been sent to us from South Africa!

4. What has been your favourite snack to try so far and why?

Oh my goodness.. I think if we’re going by the ones that made me squeal with delight, then it’s the Dutch kaneelstok. For Matt, it was the Dutch stroopwafel.

Why? I defined the kaneelstok as “Christmas in a stick”. It has a sweet, creamy, crunchy centre, rolled in powdered cinnamon. The first time I tried it, it was just like I was walking through a snowy village at night with a Christmas market going on. I could almost taste the snow and the atmosphere of the market and Christmas itself, it was such an immersive experience. As for the stroopwafel, Matt loves the sweet, golden, chewy texture and the hint of cinnamon, which he says goes very well with a mug of hot coffee!

All that being said, I’m still madly in love with nougat from South Africa!

5. Your blog also discusses BDSM and other sexual content. It’s not always easy to talk about stuff like this- what made you decide to start a blog where you discuss topics that are sometimes thought of as taboo and do you get negative comments because of this content?

I’ve been in the BDSM community for almost 15 years now, and it’s been about 13 years for Matt. When I started out, I was very lucky in that I had some amazing mentors who kept me safe and were there to talk to about anything, any time that I needed. There were times that things were really messy, like a Dominant that sent me more than £200 worth of latex clothing that hadn’t been made to fit me. As a newcomer, that could have been a very awkward and scary experience, but my mentors were so great and even helped me get the stuff shipped back and formally end that relationship because I felt that he was a little (okay, a lot!) too much for me. After that, I sort of wanted to pay it forward by being here for the next generation of newcomers, and so on. Over time, the guidance given to newcomers is usually very typecast in a way and doesn’t quite coincide with what I was personally taught. Part of what I wanted to do was to create a blog where I could say “Hey! No! You don’t have to do X, Y or Z if you don’t want to!”, as I had always been taught. Of course we emphasise the really important matters like safety and consent (and safewords!), but when it comes to other areas that a lot of BDSM bloggers tell you you must have or must do (like Dominant hand signals and BDSM slave positions), we at Two Kinky Cooks have a very different teaching. We believe, and have been taught, that you should only have a collar or a contract in your kinky relationship if you want one. Don’t want one? That’s okay! We will talk you through lots of other ways to boost your communication to keep your relationship where you want it to be instead.

Have we received criticism? You know, BDSM is such a controversial topic, and some countries are far more strict about these topics than others. I won’t lie and say that I haven’t had some bad reactions to our blog, but mostly the reception to our work has been overwhelmingly positive. “Interesting”, “fun” and “cool” are words that I hear often, which is frankly very humbling.

Check out this post for more on criticisms about our lifestyle.

6. Has blogging helped you get out of your comfort zone more and try new things in the bedroom?

Mmm no, if anything, I would say the opposite. Not so long ago, I was following a lady who is quite involved in the Daddy Dom kink. It’s something that interested Matt, but after losing my biological father to cancer in 2019, I had a lot of issues with calling my husband “Daddy”. One of the other issues that I faced was the stereotype of the women in these Daddy Dom relationships- the baby talking, the love of colouring books and “stuffies”. I don’t have or do any of those things. I’m 32, and unless I’m being random and care-free (because that happens sometimes!), then I act my age, too. I’m much more comfortable being identified as a strong-willed submissive than as someone who is acting as an “age” that I’m not. It took quite some time, but I stuck to my guns and Matt now understands that it’s just not something that works for me.

7. What advice would you give someone who may want to try BDSM?

Read! Don’t do anything until you’ve learned the areas of the body you shouldn’t hit (the spine, the head, over the kidneys) and how to tie knots safely. I can’t emphasise this enough, if you don’t know what you’re doing and you just jump right in, you could KILL someone!

BDSM practitioners practice a lot before they perform acts on people. Practice spanking on a pillow until you feel confident in how you hold your hand and how much swing you give, and practice your knots by wrapping rope around a pole, even one out in the garden! How did I get so good at my square knots? I used to use them to secure the garden gate – fact!

When you do eventually play with your partner, make sure you have an agreed safeword and you both know and remember it. It doesn’t need to be complicated or fancy, If you use titles (Mistress, Sir etc), you could simply use their real name. A lot of people opt for the traffic light system, using “red” if there is a serious and urgent problem and “yellow” to mean “please slow down”.

Plan for aftercare. Your partner could have any number of reactions to your BDSM activities, so be ready for that. They might laugh, cry, fall asleep, be very snuggly or want to be left the hell alone for a few hours, so have some supplies to hand. Some wipes, a first aid kit (in case there are any accidental scrapes), some water and snacks and a blanket is usually a good starting point. Massage oil and scented candles (to help them relax!) Can be a nice touch, too.

Finally, keep communication open. Your first session won’t be perfect, so make sure you both have plenty of chances to talk and make it better for next time!

8. As someone who suffers from anxiety what advice would you give someone who may also be suffering from something similar?

Get therapy! Seriously, I cannot emphasise that enough. I was scared of therapy too at one time, and even more about the costs of it, but I was able to get ten sessions of CBT therapy for free through the NHS. Medication is okay, but I experienced a whole host of side effects on medication and some of them were truly horrible. I’m not ashamed of that saying I’ve been in therapy three times in my life. I’m not in any way messed up, but I was bullied at school and started believing what the bullies were saying, but therapy helped me find confidence in myself. In 2013, I tried group therapy for OCD but that wasn’t intensive enough, so I had ten sessions, one-on-one CBT therapy. You don’t lay on a couch and it’s okay to get upset. By about my third session, I felt really confident that I wasn’t going completely mad and I could really fight the monster!

Understand HALT, that’s Hunger, Anger, Loneliness, Tiredness. These are the four reasons that most people feel anxious. If  you can identify the cause, then you can think about a solution. Are you hungry? Have a bite to eat. Are you angry? Try meditation. You can see where I’m going with this?

Keep a journal. No matter what you write, just write, every day if you need to! I found that once I wrote them down, my obsessive thoughts seemed random and even stupid, but when you’re ruminating on them, they can feel all-consuming! I just write on Google Docs, but you could try something encrypted like Penzu, if you prefer.

Lastly, a little ASMR hurt nobody 😉 We all need to feel comforted and consoled sometimes!

9. What is your favourite food?

We were jointly agreed on Gousto’s Aromatic Si Lankan Chicken Curry, even without any discussion on this question. It’s easy to cook and it’s delicious, too!

10. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

That has to be Cornwall! We get down to Cornwall and we just change as people. The wind is all up in your hair and you feel so rugged and alive. It’s a far cry from a tropical paradise, but if you like wild and rugged, it’s perfect. It’s oddly romantic with all of the historic castles and defences and the tin mines are awesome to check out, too. You can’t actually go into them most of them, but they’re still interesting to look at and take pictures of. Can I also recommend a visit to  the sundial on top of the cliffs in Perranporth? There’s just so much to see and do. It’s no wonder we love it down there!

11. What was your favourite subject in high school?

Matt’s a wartime history geek, I was a science nerd. I may or may not have been sad enough to doodle electron diagrams when I was bored.. Hey, at least I turned out okay!

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

Thankyou for interviewing us, Pooja! I think really, the only thing I’d like to say is that, please don’t think kinky people are in any way weird or broken or have anything wrong with them, mentally. The BDSM community are very resolute about the importance of consent and everything that we do to one another is done with the enthusiastic consent of everyone involved. We have a motto – Safe, Sane, Consensual – which means to say that everything we do is done safely, it’s done sensibly, and everyone who is involved is agreed for it to happen. We are not freaks and weirdos, we are just normal people who do occasionally strange-looking things, but  we do love normal things, too! On Two Kinky Cooks, one of the things that we really wanted to encompass is that we share a love for BDSM and we share a love forgood food too, like plenty of normal people do. It’s all about the senses and for us and many kinky people alike, the two can and do cross over. If you’re into one and curious about the other, come say hi! We don’t bite. Even if you’re into one and not into the other, come say hi anyway because we’d love to share our recipes and really interesting snack reviews with you.

Finally, if you would like to interview us for your blog, please do drop us an email at hello@twokinkycooks.com and we will see what we can do. Thankyou for reading about us!

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Blogger Interview With Adina

Blogger Interview With Adina

I want to thank Adina for stopping by and I think she has a wonderful blog so I hope you guys take a minute to go check it out- as always it will be linked down below!

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

I am a native New Yorker who works during the day and writes at night. My blog is about my perspective on the world and what is going on around us.

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

I have been blogging since 2012. I can’t believe its nearly a decade. I started blogging because I felt like I had stuff I wanted to say and this was the perfect format to share what was on my mind.

3. What are some of your long term goals with blogging?

To grow as a writer. I’ve always wanted to be a writer. The only way to improve is just to dive in and see what happens.

4. Where do you draw inspiration from for your posts?

Anywhere and everywhere. I have no boundaries in that regard.

5. In what ways has your blog evolved over time?

I feel like it has become more sophisticated. Over the years, as I have written and used WordPress, both skillsets have definitely changed for the better.

6. What is your favourite food?

Spaghetti and meatballs.

7. What country would you love to travel to?

England. As anyone who has read my blog knows, I am a huge fan of Jane Austen, the Brontes, and George Eliot. It has been on my bucket list for years to see the places they inhabited with my own eyes.

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

I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to read my blog. It makes the work worth it.

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Six Word Story #94

Six Word Story #94

Elegant circumlocution- a writers best friend.


Don’t forget to leave your six word reply in the comments because I really love reading them or simply stop by and say hi!

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Blogger Interview With Lavanya

Blogger Interview With Lavanya

I want to thank Lavanya for being a part of this interview- she has a wonderful blog that I know you will enjoy so please do feel free to stop by and check it out using the link below.

  1. Thank you so much for being part of this interview. Please tell us a little about yourself and your blog.

Thank You Pooja for taking time to listen to me. For the past 4 years, I have been silently brewing coffee in my blog site “Coffee talks” (https://www.velzblog.com).  I am based out of one of the most progressive cities of India blessed with benevolent weather, Bangalore. Obviously, I am also one among the huge IT crowd. And this pandemic has locked me inside the house with laptop and headphones.

  1. What inspired you to start a blog?

I started writing since childhood, though my blog is only 4 years old. It started with apology letters as a school girl, fictional stories during my teens, essays, Journals written more as a holiday homework.  Basically, I feel I can express myself well when I write than I speak. I am a technical sales person by profession, so I have to speak a lot for selling. But, the rest of the time I prefer to write than speaking. I am not an introvert, but I would rather text someone than dialing a number to say hello. It is not out of laziness, but more of a comfort.

In fact, I wrote an article about what made me blog.

https://velzblog.com/2020/12/31/why-do-i-write/

  1. I like the whole “coffee talks” concept behind your blog- what inspired that?

Now, this is a very interesting question. Coffee is a great way to ease into relationship could be platonic, romantic or work. On a busy day at work, I long for that 15 minutes coffee/tea break, that’s where my inspiration starts. I spend plenty of time alone during my business travels, this is where those inspirations get a shape.

Another reason for variety of subjects in my Blog. I write about my exotic travel, my honest private experiences, books and movies that created an impact. But my personal best is finding rationale behind unanswered spiritual questions in everyone’s mind.

  1. What are some of your favorite things about blogging?

When I publish a blog, it gives a sense of complete liberation. A euphoria engulf me once those lingering thoughts gets transformed into expressions. And to add cherry on top, if someone resonates my writings in the same sense as I tried to express, I leap with no bounds. Also I have consistent handful of readers to provide their valuable suggestions and motivate me to write more.

  1. When did you know you wanted to be a writer or write?

When I didn’t find a good listener to share all my ‘bottled up’ emotions, I chose writing as a medium to share to unknown faces. Apparently, I found more readers than listeners. Slowly I started sharing my ideas, expressions, and then my thoughts and experiences.

  1. Who are some of your writing inspirations?

My first inspiration is my son and his friends and their special abilities. For many it could be jibber jabber, but to me it is another mode of communication without language. I have learnt many life lessons from him, but much more to learn.  I also follow many WP bloggers, some of their writings are very intense. It helps me branch out and find my own answers. Though biographies of great leaders is an interesting genre, I awe many everyday unsung heroes who fight for their life. I do like books and movies, but my best inspiration is from people around me. There is so much to learn from each and every one.

  1. What is your favorite food?

I am a typical south Indian vegetarian, I love super spicy tangy food. I do like to explore multi cuisine. Thai and Mexican are my favorites but nothing like a home cooked simple healthy meal.

  1. If someone offered you a million dollars to never drink coffee again would you take it?

A million dollar…… I don’t know what I will do with so much money. But, Why not? For me that 15 minutes break with my ‘coffee buddies’ is more important than coffee. And honestly, I am a decent cook, but my coffee and tea is not that great. I panic, when an unknown guest ask me for a cup of tea. Recently, a friend who visited me, promised to carry her thermos next time with tea for her and for me J

  1. What is your favorite movie?

I am movie buff, Language is never a barrier. I enjoy all genres, but emotional movies are very close to my heart. There are two movies which I can watch over and over again and still feel like I watched it for the first time.

Beautiful Mind – I am a mother of an Autistic child, though I watched this movie before my son was born, it still captured a very special place in my heart.

Shawshank Redemption – The narration is the best part of this movie, Morgan Freeman in his magnetic voice, will take us easily transport us to their lives. Amazing movie till date.

For more of my tear jerking experiences you can read this blog.

https://velzblog.com/2020/12/29/lost-in-a-story-my-tearjerkers/

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

Thanks for listening to me.  If you are like me who needs a small break in your busy schedule when you grab a cup of coffee, then I am just a click away (www.velzblog.com)

Also, if you have any strange everyday question and you want to find a rationale behind, let’s explore and connect the dots together, reach out to me.

FB Page: Coffee Talks

Insta: http://instagram.com/lavanyavelz

Twitter: @lavanyavel

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Blogger Interview With Catherine

Blogger Interview With Catherine

I want to thank Catherine for being a part of this interview- she had an absolutely wonderful blog and I am sure you guys will love it so be sure to click the link at the end of the article and check it out!

1. Thank you so much for being part of this interview. Please tell us a little about yourself and your blog?

Thank you Pooja for doing these interviews, it’s been lovely reading all of them. I’m Scottish, from Edinburgh but now living in a small town near Edinburgh called Linlithgow, I moved there to be closer to the countryside. I’ve been a therapist and teacher – bodywork, healing and emotional release/counselling – for 30 years but retired completely from doing massage 4 years ago. My blog is about all things self help and therapeutic, from spirituality to stress and anxiety management and soon  will be adding updates on a long process of detoxification and cleaning up my diet I’m currently on.

2. What inspired you to start a blog?

In 2017 I’d taken a break from working in the therapy world to try some new stuff (went up to the Cairngorms in Scotland for 8 months to work outdoors in a eco huts/working croft place called The Lazy Duck. Wonderful experience but far out of my comfort zone!) and then just got a local job when I came back. At the beginning of lockdown I found myself with masses of spare time and had already decided to go back to teaching and therapy so decided to add a blog to my new website. I also finished off a book I’d started years ago on dealing with stress and anxiety (called Why Does Stress Make Us Ill? link here https://catherinestrang.com/why-does-stress-make-us-ill/).

At first I started a blog to complement the exercises in the book, I love leading meditations and had often been encouraged to record them. Like many people I don’t like the sound of my own voice when I hear it and felt very nervous about talking into a microphone but thought what a wonderful opportunity to get over this by doing recordings on my computer. So every few posts I upload a new recording as it’s much more relaxing to be guided through an exercise or meditation than trying to follow one in print.

3. As a relatively new blogger what are some things you are enjoying about blogging? 

The writing itself. As a teenager (a few decades ago now!) I loved writing and secretly dreamed of being a rock journalist and writing SciFi novels in my spare time, ah well… Life took over and I didn’t really write for a long time until about 8 years ago when I started another blog. I didn’t do much with this and let it go after the first year. Mainly because of a sort of shyness about putting myself out there. I’d been a shy and quite private person socially for most of my life, I’m over that now but this past year I’ve had to deal with releasing the remnants of that when it comes to publicly writing – I’m almost there! But like Pooja I’ve noticed that the blogging world is a lot nicer than most social media!

4. How has your blog changed since your first blog post?

It’s changed to be more about what I’m truly passionate about, which is spirituality and the evolving world. I hope also that my writing steadily improves with  practice as I’m currently writing another book, this time about Spirituality and embodying that in a practical way.

5. What are some of your long term goals with blogging?

To be more disciplined about writing posts. It fell away over the past two months so to really get into a good habit of writing I have started a 28 posts in 28 days about being peaceful and am also doing some new recordings for this. https://catherinestrang.com/2021/02/06/from-stress-to-inner-peace/)  Also of course to grow the subscribers to the blog, this is an area that makes me groan. If I had a lot of money I would pay someone to do this for me so I could just spend my time writing and leading meditations!

6. What is your favourite food?

Oh so many things but I love lasagne, Aubergine Parmigiana, trifle, cheesecake, spicy red cabbage with root vegetable and cheese mash.

7. Where would you love to live for a year?

The mountains in the North of Spain, my ex husband is from Catalonia and I absolutely loved visiting that part of the world, it felt very peaceful.

8. What is your spirit animal?

I’ve been told it’s a giraffe?! I don’t know but would love it to be a cat.

If you enjoyed this interview don’t forget to stop by Catherines blog by clicking here.


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Blogger Interview With Mr. Ohh!

Blogger Interview With Mr. Ohh!

I want to thank the wonderful Mr. Ohh! for being part of this interview- he has one of the best blogs on WP and I’m sure you guys will love it so do be sure to check it out! It’s linked below.

1. Thank you so much for being part of this interview. Please tell us a little about yourself and your blog.

First of all thanks to you Pooja for this opportunity. Second I have a confession to make, I am two people. First there is the Mr. O who walks around in the real world, then there is Mr. Ohh! who writes the blog. We are similar but not exactly alike. He has a much larger family and is often very confused. We often talk together about world events but he is much happier putting his thoughts out there for the world. I am a very quiet shy reserved person. I’m not sure if he is just very funny or very idiotic.

2. What inspired you to start a blog?

We were forced to retire at a young age and it hit us very hard. After a short bout with depression. we realized we had to do something to get up in the morning. A few years back we were in stand up comedy. so we gave ourselves a job. “To produce a humorous blog every week” Edited and recorded so it can be listened to as well as read. This has been our job now for three years. and it warms my heart to see the reception to my work

3. Humour is an important part of your blog- what made you decide that you wanted to write humorous posts?

For us it was an easy decision. We looked at a lot of blogs and saw a lot of things. Personal journeys, Daily life, Stories and Poetry, Religion, Recipes, and Travel. But except for professionals there was very little in the way of Long form comedy. There were jokes and such, but not in the form of a funny column with lots of laughs and different jokes for different folks. So I let Mr. Ohh! take off and the rest is history.

4. How has your sense of humour helped you in life?

Humour is everything to me. I have been diagnosed with an incurable disease. (End of Sadness) I can swear that laughter is the best medicine. it keeps me alive.

5. What are some of your blogging goals?

We want to take over the world and see everyone laughing at our words. In lieu of that, We would like to be printed in a newspaper or magazine as a regular feature. We would also like to publish a book of the best posts and be sold for posterity. Right now however it is just good to get followers who comment and laugh. that is what is most important

6. What is one thing about blogging that you could live without?

Nothing really. Although, I do wish there was a great blog forum. That could catalogue all blogs. There are too many hosting sites. If I want to show off my stuff to more folks I actually have to repost it to other sites and then be active on all of them just to get mine seen. It takes too much time where I’m looking and not blogging. If there were a great forum all the hosts subscribed to more folks would see more blogs and there would be more smiles for Mr. Ohh!

7. What is your favourite food?

Ice Cream Any time Any flavor Why do you ask? Are You Buying??

8. What is your favourite childhood memory?

We played Linus in a Christmas show and we took it all over the city to elementary schools. It’s when we knew we could focus the Class Clown and Entertain and make folks laugh

9. Do you prefer winter or summer?

Actually We don’t like either. Too Hot or Too Cold. We love the Fall Cool days and nights long walks followed by warm tea. Ice Cream is still in season. Migrating birds stop by the feeders, changing leaves. Ahhh I hope you’re happy. You’ve gone and made us pine for October!

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

You’re very welcome. It was a pleasure. Also to those who go to my blog and love it please donate. I will be giving all the proceeds to the Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency foundation. Look it up It’s a terrible disease that eats your liver and lungs. End of commercial, please return to your regularly scheduled smiling. Take Time To Laugh.

Hope you guys enjoy the little song he wanted me to add!

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Blogger Interview With Susi

Blogger Interview With Susi

I want to thank Susi for this wonderful interview and she has an incredible blog so do take a minute to stop by and check it out- it’s linked below!

1. Thank you so much for being part of this interview. Please tell us a little about yourself and what your blog is about.

Maybe the best way to tell you a little about myself is by sharing my bio – Susi Bocks, writer/author/poet, has self-published two books – Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause and is the Editor of The Short of It. You can find her work at IWriteHer.com, where she invites you to read her thoughts to get to know her. You can also follow I Write Her on Facebook. Bocks’ has works published in the anthologies As The World BurnsSMITTEN: This Is What Love Looks Like: Poetry by Women for Women and in VitaBrevisSpillwordsLiterary Yard, and other literary magazines.

My blog is the place where I share my feelings, my observations, and more about myself. I do this primarily through poetry but also in stories and other writings. I’m an avid reader and frequently share pieces that have resonated or their writing has impressed me.

2. What inspired you to start a blog?

I posted this a while ago which explains the drive to write. https://iwriteher.com/2018/09/11/intent/  I’ll add that in my late 40s, the “who” that inspired me to blog was a young man who helped me realize that I needed to write. He was only 26 years old but the most engaged individual I’d run across. His energy was infectious. Shortly after meeting him, I started my first blog – Susi’s Soap Box. A few years after that, came PhiloSusi. This blog is where I drifted into poetry and the rest is history.

3. What is your favourite part about being a writer?

What I love the most is the freedom to create but reading and reflecting is a big part of what fuels my creativity and direction. I enjoy being inspired by visuals and other’s thoughts because it helps me understand my own feelings about the subject matter.

4. How has blogging changed your life?

How hasn’t it changed my life? lol I am very fortunate that I can devote my days fully to what I love doing, this alone has made the greatest impact on me. My well-being and peace of mind got a much-needed boost when I finally figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up. The bonus is that it’s given me more confidence in my abilities as a writer.

5. What are some of your pet peeves about blogging?

My biggest pet peeves are the glitches related to blogging that I’ve experienced – likes and comments disappearing, blogs I follow drop off the reader link, or somehow WP changes the subscription I’d chosen to follow, sometimes not delivering them at all.

6. What are some of your long term writing goals?

I do think another book is in my future, poetry for sure, but writing my 5 Day Tales every month has piqued my interest in writing a full-length story. The anthology I’m working on right now is the fruition of another long-term goal. My intention with The Short of It was not only to feature poets/writers every week on I Write Her but to turn their contributions into a printed publication. Every other year, I’ll be featuring their work, and then each following year, an anthology will be produced.

7. What’s your favourite food?

There are so many, it’s hard to choose. Let’s just say I love food, all of it. lol

8. Where would you love to travel to?

Any white or pink sand beach with blue water and loads of palm trees. And not just travel to it but stay there forever!

9. What is your favourite movie?

I have quite a few favorites of those too but off the top of my head – Dirty Dancing, In America, Soldier Blue.

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