A lot of things happen around this blog. I mean there is always some prompt or a contest or a project which is perhaps a fellow blogger’s initiative. And so right in the middle of all this poor ‘The Philospher’s Stone’  feels confused. It feels left out. I mean the hoopla around it  is so much that it gets lonely. And so mommy dearest came up with a plan. A brilliant one! She is now going to have a weekly journal which will chronicle all the activities son is going to be a part of. And also mommy dearest reads a lot of blogposts and finds quite a few of them worth mentioning. So if that happens, they will be featured here. 

Mommy dearest will try to cover as much as possible but she doesn’t guarantee that she will read through the whole of blogosphere. But yes she will try to bring as much as she can read. 

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22nd Sept – 29th Sept

Letters Unsent

Well here we are back with another week of letters long forgotten and primarily unsent. This series though has seen me taking part only once has suddenly made me feel more verbose about feelings. Often I don’t write for them on blog but mentally start to form write ups on the theme. And this one will for sure see me go overboard with words. It has got all of us to write a letter to a sibling or a favourite friend. I would say this calls for a read and a write, for details check Letters Unsent

Blogging challenges

Please remember that there is going to be a month long blogging challenge again this time in October. We have also discovered another one which needs you to pick up a project based post assemble. If you are looking to start a new blog or perhaps kick start an old one. This time round you must get going and test these difficult waters. This blog will surely be taking part this month. For more details check Ultimate Blogging Challenge and 31 posts in 31 days

Blog Action Day

Blog action day falls on 16th October each year. An initiative which started in 2007 sees many bloggers creating post or a central cause decided from before. In this way awareness and support can be created and mobilised for a single theme and help generate momentum for many NGOs working in the sector. This year’s theme is “Human Rights”. If you believe you are going to write for it then come and join some of us at Blog Action Day 2013 where we would be writing and reading together this day to make our voices heard on the issues of human rights.

Writing Challenge

A while back a fellow blogger had written a post on Blogging versus writing theme. She had pointed out some of the most basic emotions that bloggers feel each time when faced with this dilemma. It had become a regular read for many of us. This time round Corinne helped discover a challenge which is very different. It asks you to write for 100 days in 2013 and the choice is yours- whether to write or to blog. One can maintain a personal diary or document and only write or perhaps create posts for blog through this. Why not find out more about this at 2013 100 Days Writing Challenge

The Nine flavors

Read the title again, nine flavors. As a literature enthusiast the first thought that came to my mind was the nine ‘ras’ or flavors in hindi writing. And when I read through the details of the post I discovered it was just that. For my non Indian friends I would explain further. It means that each form of writing has a flavour attached to it. For example, ‘hasya ras’ means humour and ‘veera ras’ means heroic and so on and so forth. Thank to Sugandha I could find this prompt for the weekly journal. I do believe it can make us write more. Check out the finer points at The Nine Flavors. And again a big hug and thank you to Sugandha! Here is hoping more of you bring along more of the prompts for the journal, similar hugs and thank yous will be given 🙂

Posts you cannot miss!

While reading some of the blogs on my travels this week, I found one which made me think for long. As an aspiring writer and also a blogger, the things highlighted in this post made me feel a bit lost in my own thoughts. I thought why not feature it in this weekly journal and perhaps collect your views too. This week’s post that caught my attention is Damyanti’s Dear writer, How Happy Are You when You get Published?


Starting from tomorrow, this blog will again start to write a thirty part story for the blogging challenge. Last time this happened in August and thanks to support from many of you, this could become an ebook as well. Here is hoping a similar level of motivation from your end. Do keep dropping by to read more of the new story which will start tomorrow!! I am excited are you?

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The 30 part story that floated around here in July is now up for a download. Did you get a free copy of the ebook for yourself? If not then click here: The Other Side Of Human Love (also widget in the side bar)

If you like this initiative and feel there are some events that should be covered drop a mail at [email protected]. A quick response will be given for sure.

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