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Award: The Sunshine Blogger Award (#2/3?)

I was nominated almost 3 months ago by Mischenko. Thank you, and I regret it took me so long to take it up.

The standard rules, and my disavowal of them apply. πŸ™‚

So the questions

1. Is there something you can tell readers about yourself and your blog?

I don’t think there is much left that I haven’t told everyone here! πŸ˜€ My blog is kind of my safe space, it lets me vent, which I need every so often. It’s not a focused blog; photography, poetry, and other randomness fill its pages…

2. What satisfaction do you get from blogging?

It gives me a place to unload. I used to do it publicly earlier, nowadays I keep more personal entries private.

3. How do you bring traffic to your blog?

Excellent question! How do I bring traffic to my blog? No, seriously, I’m asking. πŸ˜€

4. What’s something that you’d like to improve on this year?

This year is almost up, so maybe it’s time to make some 2017 new year resolutions. πŸ˜‰ I have started exercising, and I managed to complete my goodreads reading challenge, so there is some improvement. πŸ™‚

5. How do you get motivated to blog?

I don’t. I blog to get motivated. πŸ˜€

6. Do you have any favorite books this year?

Oh lord, that’s a tough one! Ashoka by Charles Allen, and Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik for this year. Influence – the Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini would be the third.

7. Are there any songs you’re into right now, or music artists?

Nah, no so much.

8. What do you like to do with your spare time?

“Spare time” you say? Am I spelling it correctly? πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

9. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully in a better place! πŸ˜€

10. If you could choose ONLY 5 subjects to read on other blogs, what would they be? (Books, music, film, health, etc.)

Photography, poetry (the rhyming kind), depression, books, and humor.

11. Do you make money from your blog? If not, do you have plans to try in the future?

I don’t, and I have no plans to. I have some idea how hard that is, and I am not that likable a person either. πŸ˜€


About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


5 thoughts on “Award: The Sunshine Blogger Award (#2/3?)

  1. Loved reading your answers and learning more about you. Thanks for doing it! πŸ’œ

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Mischenko | 22/10/2017, 5:26 PM
  2. How do you bring traffic to your blog? – first let pedestrians use your road, then add some two wheelers, and then comes a couple of cars, followed by trucks. And there it is. Traffic πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ doctor ji, pls don’t facepalm after reading the above ‘joke’ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    I really liked the answer of what do you do in spare time πŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Rekha | 21/10/2017, 8:47 AM

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