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What I Learnt From The #BlogchatterWritFest

posted by Anupriya May 18, 2019 0 comments

My Writing Journey

In the beginning of my career, writing was not a part of the core tasks that I was expected perform. My creative writing ventures had been limited to the submissions I made for my school magazine, or the speeched I wrote for myself for various events that were conducted at college or in my organization. Structured writing of research papers was a part of my curriculum during my MBA. But that was again a job that needed to be done within a certain premise. Years later, I came to be a free-lance admissions consultant to help candidates write and edit their Statements of Purpose and Essays to present their profiles in the best light. That was the first time, I came to understand story-telling. Though the scope was limited, but it was story telling nevertheless. I was helping people write their stories to answer the queries about their strengths, weaknesses, challenges faced in personal/professional lives and their greatest learnings till date. Continue Reading

Book Review Program

Why I Joined The Book Review Program from Blogchatter

posted by Anupriya April 7, 2019 0 comments

I first came across the concept of book reviews when I was in college doing my engineering. We had a students voluntary group where we encouraged one member to share a book review every week during the regular weekly meetings. A couple of years later I created a book review blog, with an aim to read a book every fortnight and review it for a wider audience to read it and get inspired. Yet life caught on and this blog was ignored royally.

When in 2016, I set up Mommytincture, with an objective to record my experiences as a mother, I kept toying with the itch to review books on this blog.

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First Novel

5 Things To Know When You Are Writing Your First Novel

posted by Anupriya March 6, 2019 7 Comments

Top post on IndiBlogger, the biggest community of Indian Bloggers

Whenever I am asked about how the inspiration to write my first novel struck me. I always tell my age old seven year itch story. Oh! You don’t know about it yet?

Well ! Here it goes…

I have been an out an out romantic thriving on a healthy doze of Mills and Boons in between the serious reading lists (meant to widen my intellectual horizons… yes I am talking about those must-read-for-an-mba-aspirant Ayn Rand  books and several Business Management books) . And everytime I read a love story, I wanted to write one.  I started my writing stint with some fan-fiction stories on a public forum and from there began my journey to becoming a blogger and subsequently a writer. Continue Reading

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Bullet Journal – Planning my 2019 effectively

posted by Anupriya January 2, 2019 1 Comment

What is A Bullet Journal?

A Bullet Journal is a superlatively descriptive format of a Diary or a To-Do Journal that you maintain to keep a record of your daily, weekly, monthly activities.  Not only is it descriptive, it also puts almost everything in Black and White.  When I first came across the idea of a bullet journal, I set out to make one but didn’t realize that I need to put a premise to it. Confused? Ummm, let me explain.

A Bullet Journal could be used for various premises of your personality. It could be a virtue tracker, a habit tracker, health tracker, work task tracker and every other tracker that might exist under the sky.  So yes, last year when I set up a Bullet Journal for myself, I tried to squeeze in everything together. I amalgamated my personal errands, my blogging tasks and my Pranic Healing Virtue Practicing all into one journal. As a result, by the end of month one i.e. January, 2018 I was too overwhelmed to create the entire monthly log the second time. I still managed the second month and dragged through it by going back to my journal not daily (like I did in the first month), but only weekly. The weekly affair then turned into a monthly affair by March and by April, I felt too hassled to go back to the Bullet Journal format. I was happy with my daily to-do list and my blog to-do list.  The satisfaction that crossing out the items and adding the items gave me was unmatchable. Continue Reading

Blogchatter Projects

Blogchatter Projects – Throwback 2017

posted by Anupriya October 5, 2018 3 Comments

Last  year when Blogchatter announced the Blogchatter Projects, I jumped in with my feet first without too much thought or planning. I had just one concept in mind – ‘Spirituality for Everyone’.

Almost a decade back I had learnt about energy healing though Reiki, and last year I got introduced to another school of energy healing namely ‘Pranic Healing’. In the meanwhile, I have had fair exposure to Sahaj Yoga and have friends you practice Bhuddhism. I decided that I would get in touch with people who are long time practitioners of these various spiritual schools and bring some reference points for my readers to analyse and understand them. My metric parameter for the project was to track the Page views on my posts through various channels. I wanted to figure, from where the traffic that will be most interested in meditation and spirituality come from. Continue Reading

#MyFriendAlexa Season 3

#MyFriendAlexa Season 3 – Wrap Up

posted by Anupriya September 30, 2018 1 Comment

#MyFriendAlexa Season 2 was the first ever Blogging Challenge that I ever participated in. Just to let you all know, this was almost 15 months after I had started blogging. But unitll I came across twitter updates about #MyFriendAlexa Season 2,  I was only remotely aware that a parameter of a successful blog existed in the name of Alexa. Not to mention that obviously I did not have an India Alexa Rank then.

By 30th September, 2017 I went to an India Rank as low as 39,000. But then I lost the plot and saw my India Rank Alexa plummet to 2Lacs plus. That was where I stood on 1st October, 2018. I started #MyFriendAlexa Season 3 with a proper content plan. 4 Book Reviews and 4 posts on #Karmic Fitness. The books and themes were well planned in advance, so writing the posts was really not a problem (except for drafting the last post, because we at our home had started with the annual cleaning project at our home on 22nd Sep.) Continue Reading


Why Every Blogger Should Participate in #MyFriendAlexa – Season 3

posted by Anupriya August 16, 2018 6 Comments

When I signed up for #MyFriendAlexa last year, I only knew that this campaign will help me improve my alexa rank. I didn’t exactly understand what it means exactly then. To me it was a number that depicted how I (rather my website) was performing in the larger scheme of things. It was one of the challenges that was going to bring some tangible results in terms of change / improvement in my blogsite’s Alexa rank in a month’s time.  So I took it seriously. At the end of the month, did I see a difference? Yes I did! When I started I did not have an India Alexa Rank. But by the end of the month I had reached somewhere around 50k. Some progress that was! Continue Reading

Published Author

4 Ways How #BlogchatterEbook Carnival Changed My Life

posted by Anupriya June 25, 2018 0 comments

I take on the Baton of Blogchatter EBook Carnival from Varad whose ebook ‘Tales With A Twist‘ is also part of the mix. 

About Varad’s ebook: Collection of Short Stories, each with an unexpected twist.

Enough has already been said about the BlogChatter E-Book Carnival Season 3 where 55 authors rung the gong around a month back. I would like to take this opportunity to tell the world how I feel after my first ebook Parenting & A Slice Of Everything was published –

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Studying Abroad – Steps to take Care Of #DefinitelyPTE

posted by Anupriya April 21, 2018 0 comments

Never in the past was studying abroad so enticing and affordable as it is today. The last two decades were the era of brain drain of various working professionals in industries such as Information Technology, Automotive Engineering etc. But this decade is seeing a rise in percentage of youth who wish to go abroad for academic advancement and bring back the knowledge to their country, apply it and contribute to the development of our society and economy.

As a admissions consultant for students aspiring to study abroad, I have come across various challenges that students face while planning their study abroad. As a parent, I feel that it is imperative that all parents are aware of these challenges as they support their children in their career aspirations. Continue Reading

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Parenting And A Slice Of Everything – #AtoZChallenge Theme Reveal with #BlogChatter

posted by Anupriya March 19, 2018 4 Comments

I had earlier written about how I came to know about the AtoZ Blogging Challenge almost 18 months back (Read here). Until last year I did not have it in me to take this ultimate blogging challenge, but this year with some preparation and aspiration to reap the benefits of this daily blogging challenge for my blog, I feel extremely confident and excited.

It won’t still be easy as I’ll be travelling through the first week of April meaning that I will have to schedule my posts much ahead. Given that I have already drafted the first 11 posts , I feel less jittery and hope that I will have not lost the mojo by the time I get back to writing 10th April onwards. Continue Reading