“In a country full of Instagrammers, I decided to be a Blogger.” Hello, myself Sagar Samy – Media Blogger and Social Media Influencer from Karachi, Pakistan. Being blogger and influencer, you need to be an all-rounder. The journey of blogging started in 2015 when I thought to have such website where I can share my views. So, I joined WordPress as a blogging platform for beginners. My first blog was about Fashion – Fashion Pakistan Week (FPW) – then I shift towards entertainment, I started writing reviews about dramas/films and begun sharing highlights of the events. Once I get enough recognition as Lifestyle Blogger, then I started writing about tech and travelogues as well. I read many national and international blogs, but particularly for film critics, I followed Shafiq Ul Hasan Siddiqui’s blog. As he does excellent reviews about films. So, I couldn’t stop myself taking inspiration from him. I have also contributed my content to Dunya Blogs and Trending in Pakistan amongst others. That’s how my blogging career officially kicked off. I have earned money from blogging, but due to lack of consistency and time management. It’s hard to post a blog regularly; but still, I try my best to post quality content whenever I get time.
In 2016, I had just finished final revisions on a novel that I thought might actually be publishable (unlike the other two I had previously attempted). When I researched the current publishing landscape to get up to speed on what it would take to get the novel published, I encountered the phrase “building author platform.” Again and again and again. There was no escaping it. I needed an author’s website. “Elizabeth Gauffreau” includes the complete list of my previous publications in literary magazines, as well as links to stories and poems that are accessible online. The site also includes a blog, which, as it turns out, I greatly enjoy. The blog gives me a venue for randomly spouting off about all things writing without having to accost strangers in the street–and people respond!
We are the regular people who quit their once adventurous lifestyle to settle down in Europe with steady eight-to-four jobs. We want to change the myth that quitting your “boring” job to travel will improve your life. In most cases, it won’t. Traveling does not require giving up your lifestyle, job, and family. And it’s not true you cannot afford it unless you have a CEO salary. Believe us, if we can afford it, so can you. Looking for some help or inspiration? Check our ready-to-use travel itineraries and plan your trip in no time.
The blog is about everything I’m interested in. Niche wise – Mental health, Philosophy, Life, quotes and Photos. These are the main topics of the blog.
The original tagline was “Reveal the bitterness” because then, I write about those things which are almost ignored by the people, but can put a deep impact wherever they exist. Recently, I changed it because I’m planning to take it on a wider scope. What the tagline says that I want to REVEAL THE SECRETS of everything.
If you ask me that what inspired me to start the blog, my answer is –
It’s a long long way story that how this happened but I will try to briefly tell….
“I had a girlfriend from Canada, though she wasn’t a Canadian but went there through IELTS exam from India. Since the day our relationship started (long distance relationship), she begun to urge me to also come there by clearing the IELTS exam. But on the other side, I was a rabid Protester of the exam because of Patriotic feelings inside me. Every time she made me uncomfortable by reminding it, but I would say her that I will come, I will come…..(just from above)….
Finally, after almost 2 months compression of my feelings just like this, they bursted on 16th Feb evening and formed a blog within 20 minutes which is known as “Bittermarshmellos” today. I just vent out what was rolling inside me…..and that’s it. It has grown with time and it will continue…. (all credit goes to my girlfriend ).
“I thank You, God, for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is Yes.”
~ E.E. Cummings
Hello, friends and welcome to my blog. My name is Luda, and this poem truly expresses my love for the natural universe. I am passionate about Organic Green Living, Gardening, Volunteering, Herbal, and Natural Medicine, Foresting, Earthing, Cooking, Healing, Self-improvement, Pooches, and Reading.
As a former teenage rhythmic gymnast, Registered Nurse, 11 years experienced Maryland Master Gardener, mother, wife, daughter, dog lover, poetess, edible homegrown and wild plants, obsessed gardener, and an aspiring herbalist, I am overjoyed to contribute my ideas, enrich and guide anyone who is searching for a healthier, more vibrant, and improved daily function.
The Comic Vault is a pop culture dedicated to showcasing the connectivity of comics. It features articles about positive mental health, underrated characters, cosplay and reviews.
Comics are one of my biggest sources of inspiration. I think superheroes are very relatable and it made me want to write about them. I started The Comic Vault in 2016 and published comic reviews. A big part of the website is devoted to mental health and how comics can provide a positive outlet. Superheroes like Batman and Daredevil have battled mental illness and I aim to show how their stories can inspire people who suffer with anxiety, depression and other disorders. I also started the website to pursue my interest in food. I run a segment called Comic Kitchen that prepares a three course meal for a superhero. I’m interested in working with bloggers and food businesses to promote their cooking.
My blog basically deals with fictional and non-fictional micro tales. Nowadays everyone is too busy to read some long stories by any unknown teenage writer so I try to keep my stories short and cryptic. I have also planned to post some free verse poems and haikus. My stories always have a hidden remark embarked in their roots. I have a long story to tell. There is a great reason that inspired me to write. I started this blog and used to write a story that inspired me to start writing but it didn’t get a good response so I abandoned that idea and deleted all those posts and started writing these short stories. Though I still have the affinity to start writing that story again on my blog when attain a good number of followers.
This blog, Evolving Life, came about this fall as a part of a 30-day challenge to launch me as a freelance writer. It began as a place to discuss mental health and spirituality as my background is in somatic psychology and spiritual counseling. But as I’ve gotten clarity on what I wanted to focus on, it’s morphed into the broader field of wellness.
So now it’s a place to come and see what’s new in the world of wellness. I share reviews on various wellness businesses, reports on trending wellness practices, and my own reflections on health, fitness, mental health, and relationships. Most recently, I’ve added a page for travel writing, which is a new endeavor that I am so excited to be working on with my partner.
I think life is a process of growth and evolution and that’s why I named the blog Evolving Life. Stop by for a visit!
Fun facts about me –
A practitioner of yoga for 20 years, I’m a certified yoga instructor and have taught yoga on 3 continents, in 4 countries, and in 3 languages.
I taught myself Portuguese in a week using Google Translate in order to teach yoga in the language.
My favorite place in the US is South Carolina, where my family is from but I have also lived in Florence, Italy; Cusco, Peru; and Rio, Brazil.
I owned and operated a wellness center in which I practiced holistic/spiritual coaching and counseling, taught yoga, and gave energy healing sessions.
When alone, my favorite thing to do is to sing… loudly.
My blog includes multiple topics and is not about one topic in particular. The topics I write about include book review, makeup, poetry, motivational Mondays and much more. I also allow guest posting and the guest posters too write about multiple topics such as reviews, life and advice.
What first inspired me was that I have always wanted to write but I felt like I was not doing enough of it. Although I want to someday write a book that is something I will have to work on for a while and until I can finish my book I still wanted to do some writing. That is when one of my friends told me she had started a WordPress blog and I decided to do the same and try it out and well I’ve been blogging ever since.
Blog is all about how certain character traits were the foundation of an earlier generation and how those same character traits can help us in our daily lives today. Yes, this is the story of my family prior to and during World War II, but in many respects, it’s the story of every family that lived through this period in our history. This is the story of an ordinary family, trying to live an ordinary life, during an extraordinary time frame. This blog is based on 2 boxes of letters I found in my father’s closet after he had passed away. I had moved to California to care for my Mom. A few days later, when I opened the boxes, I realized that they were filled with letters, pictures and memorabilia from my Dad’s life more than 50 years earlier. I knew that my Dad, known as Lad to family and friends, had worked for a few years in Venezuela in his early 20’s but I didn’t realize that when he and his younger brother Dan went to South America, my grandfather started writing letters to them every Sunday night, and that this task continued for 7 and a half years! I was looking at all those letters, my grandfather’s autobiography, plus letters from childhood friends and family to my Dad, letters from Mom and Dad to my Grandfather during those years and all the pictures and other memorabilia associated with them. I immediately knew that I had to tell the story of this “Slice of Life”. As I copied hundreds of letters, I read bits and pieces, and certain stories stuck in my mind as examples of the way their generation was raised.
My hope is that these stories will help you build bridges between the generations of your family and reinforce the importance of the character traits that were commonplace during that time.