I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Petra Omoregie Caroline for nominating me. Thank you so much; the way you informed me about the nomination still brings a smile on my face.
Update: Also, I would like to thank Stories From My Diary and Zoe for nominating as well. They had nominated me after I did this post. Since, there is nothing additional or different required to be done, like in the case of Liebstar Award, I will link them to this previously done post. I hope you won’t mind, apologies.
Thank you so much for nominating me. It really means a lot. People do check out their blog. They are one of the most amazing bloggers I have come across in my blogging journey.
Rules for participating in Blogger recognition award:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Attach the award to the post.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers.
- Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide a link to the award post you created.
Story behind My Blog
My blogging story is not similar to those “born with the talent of having a way with words, inclination towards ink and quill and so I took up blogging.” To be honest, I had never thought about it. Growing up, only thing that I was passionate about was – let’s go to school and have fun, let’s go to park with friends and have fun, let’s roam around in the Naval Base and have fun, let’s have a mini picnic and have fun, let’s skate, play badminton, hide and seek and have fun. Having fun – was all I thought about while growing up. (In short, I was a carefree, nonchalant brat who didn’t have any idea about her future.)
It was in grade 9, when I, for the first time, read a novel. My sister bought it from Pune, where she had gone for Nationals. (That novel could have easily gained A certificate from CBFC, had it been a movie. My sister bought it for the sole reason that it had a nice, girlish cover.) I realized that I actually enjoy reading. I started reading more and more books. I didn’t take notice of it back then, but today I realize that, I ,naturally, had grown a fondness for writing and reading. While taking English exams, the essay questions were really enjoyed by me. In grade 10, I wrote my first poem – My Unhealthy Story. That was when I realized, that I also love writing. After that, I wrote various poems for my friends’ birthday and other occasions.
But, I didn’t have any serious thoughts about reading and writing. Back then, they were more of a hobby for me than passion.
Last year, when I was on my summer vacation, I asked one of my friends about what can I do this vacation so as to be productive. Among the many options, blogging was also suggested by her. At that time I shrugged off the idea thinking, “Blogging and me? Nahhhh!” But few days later, I came across WordPress and I thought about giving it a shot.
For many, many days, I was struck with the questions that were continuously hovering over my mind. “What would be my blog about? What should I name it? The tagline? The theme? And what about the header image?” I did get answer to all the questions, but it was already months since I made my account on WordPress. So, as a result, I wasn’t excited anymore about blogging. (All hail the Goddess of Procrastination and Laziness.) My college reopened, so the thought about blogging was further pushed away.
This New Year, I made a list of resolutions; blogging was one of them. Couple of months back, I ran into few issues with my closest friends. Issues that affected me so much… Let’s not talk about them. Anyways, whatever happened, that built-in me a strong urgency to write, to excel and to be the best version of me. Without any further delay, as soon as I was freed from my exams, I started a lot of research and googling for an appropriate name for my blog. After googling for days, I came up with the name Eloraquence, which is a portmanteau of the words – Aurora and Eloquence, which gives the meaning ‘a fluent writing to influence a new beginning in one’s life’.
As I have mentioned in my previous posts, that after creating the blog, for 15 continuous days, my blog was empty. What happened with my previous blog, same was happening with this one. On 15th day, few more things happen which brought a sudden thrill in me to write. That was the day; I published my first post Yes! I’ve made mistakes. Since then, this phoenix has been on the journey of exploring and inspiring. (
Sounds like my tagline, isn’t it? Changed on 31 July, 2016)
I have always been a helping hand. I enjoyed helping out others. It gives me immense satisfaction and happiness. So, that is why the central idea of my blog is to inspire and subsidiary idea is to spread happiness by my highly failed humor. (Please, for once, say that this *puppy face phoenix* made you laugh… Or smile?)
Advice for Other Bloggers
I have already stupefied you all with my story. (See, what I did there? You noticed, right? That Harry Potter spell?? No? Ok. Bye. Goes in the corner of the room and yells “Why there aren’t enough Harry Potter fans in this world!!!!”) So, I am not going to give any long and in-depth analysed advice. My only advice would be that, enjoy blogging, get engaged with other bloggers (you do want to get noticed, don’t you?) and be real with your writings. Your writings should reflect the real you; that way you will connect with your readers better.
So, that’s all from your loving, beautiful, inspiring, mesmerizing, humorous, self -proclaimed writer, doodle artist, photographer, lazy, nonchalant, procrastinator, narcissistic Phoenix. I hope you all had/will have/are having an amazing day (depending upon which part of the world you reside).
P.S. – Those who don’t know, CBCF is the board which gives a certificate to a film based on its content. ‘A’ certificate indicates that the movie contains adult scenes, not fit for human beings less than 18 years of age. Yep! I read that kind of novel, unintentionally, at the age of 14. And, also, I won’t able to link the nominees in this post as the whole post took more time than usual and I have other priorities screaming for my attention. So, I will be commenting on your blog posts about the nomination, soon. I hope you all will not mind. Thank you!! You are a really generous person. Love ya!