Barking up the Wrong Tree


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Its April of 2020 and Day 02 of A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing Metaphors. Be it a movie, song, painting, book, idiom, etc. I plan to give a perspective to it with an explanation and a 8 line poem. 


 

Day 02 Metaphor: Barking up the Wrong Tree

Barking up the wrong tree is an idiom used as a metaphor to describe the wrong way of working towards a goal. It is used to suggest a mistaken emphasis in a specific context. It means that one has completely misunderstood something or are entirely wrong.

The context of the metaphor (known from historic sources) comes from America, nineteenth century, in reference to hunting raccoons with a hunting dog. When the nocturnal animal takes to a tree, the dog is supposed to remain at the base of the tree until the hunter arrives. However, in the dark, the dog might choose to guard a wrong tree where the raccoon could have taken refuge.

Poem:
A tree,
Out in the wild,
Bear golden fruits.
Another,
Out in the wild,
Bear eatable fruits.
He was always there,
Barking up the wrong tree.

When one does not have a vision, delays the decisions, fails a perspective, wrongs the means, etc. it’s always a wrong bark. If one clearly knows the wrong, the tree and the bark, well, one has to.

5 Years of Blogging


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And following is the blog summary:

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This year has been slow like last year. But, the good part is that I have not given up on writing. Managing 3 jobs (1 full time and 2 part time) and writing has been a challenge from past 1 year. But, writing is what keeps me sane.

I hope to get better and regain back my writing frequency with time.

My heartfelt thanks to every blogger and friends for keeping up the support. It truly means a lot to me. It would have never been possible without all the love!

P.S. I have also been writing short poems on Instagram at prakash.hegade.

IBMC Challengers – April 2018


This is a summary post of challengers who have completed or on-going with the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge for the month of April 2018. The challenge was instantiated in the early second week of April 2016(It’s been two years now!) and a part of WordPress Event which can be found HERE.

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Shivranjan from the blog Mighty Minds is the Forty Ninth blogger to complete this challenge. The ten challenges have been simple and elegant and I have enjoyed reading them all. The first one can be found here: When I See You.


‘Thank you’ to all who have taken/been taking the challenge and to all who have liked them. Feel free to take up the challenge if it excites you!:-)

A list of all the completed challengers can be found HERE

IBMC Challengers – March 2018


This is a summary post of challengers who have completed or on-going with the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge for the month of March 2018. The challenge was instantiated in the early second week of April 2016 and a part of WordPress Event which can be found HERE.

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Lizardin Bain from the blog Unoriginal (Love) Notes is the Forty Eighth blogger to complete this challenge. There are ten incredible posts knit with wisdom and thoughtful thoughts. The first one can be found here: Mark of the Destiny.


Shivranjan from the blog Mighty Minds has completed four challenges thus far. The first one can be found here: When I See You.


Miss Andi from the blog A Journey to Courageous Living has completed three challenges. The first post can be found here: Tick Tock Tick Tock.  


‘Thank you’ to all who have taken/been taking the challenge and to all who have liked them. Feel free to take up the challenge if it excites you!:-)

A list of all the completed challengers can be found HERE

100000 Hits


Those numbers sure call for a ‘Happy Dance’. The blogging journey began on 16 July 2014 with the post Is this Life All About? – A New Old. The blog today has 488 posts, 101 pages, 12,501 comments and 3434 followers. Thank you, you kind fellow bloggers and friends. 100000 hits is huge!

In the play of zeros,
In the play of ones,
Nil to full,
Complete to nothing,
Perfections are a disorder,
Nothingness unescapable.

 

Then,
Amidst,
Zeros and ones,
Comes celebrating, ‘the happiness’!

hooray

 

IBMC Challengers – February 2018


This is a summary post of challengers who have completed or on-going with the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge for the month of February 2018. The challenge was instantiated in the early second week of April 2016 and a part of WordPress Event which can be found HERE.

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Deb from the blog Twenty Four is the Forty Seventh blogger to complete the challenge. Reading all the ten challenges has been a fun journey to me. They carry well framed thoughts and messages.  The first one can be found here: Phase a Paragraph Challenge.


Miss Andi from the blog A Journey to Courageous Living has initiated the challenge and completed the first one. The post can be found here: Tick Tock Tick Tock.  


 

‘Thank you’ to all who have taken/been taking the challenge and to all who have liked them. Feel free to take up the challenge if it excites you!:-)

A list of all the completed challengers can be found HERE

IBMC Challengers – January 2018


This is a summary post of challengers who have completed or on-going with the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge for the month of January 2018. The challenge was instantiated in the early second week of April 2016 and a part of WordPress Event which can be found HERE.

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Ritwik from the blog SCRIBBLES is the Forty Fifth blogger to complete this challenge. He has put out 10 brilliant posts that can be wholly enjoyed.  The first one can be found here: Tick Tock Tick Tock.


Hester from the blog DIS EKKE is the Forty Sixth blogger to complete this challenge. There are 10 well researched posts, drafted to make a soothing read. I have enjoyed reading each of them. The first one can be found here: When I See You.


Deb from the blog Twenty Four has completed 08 challenges so far and it has been a fun journey. The first one can be found here: Phase a Paragraph Challenge


‘Thank you’ to all who have taken/been taking the challenge and to all who have liked them. Feel free to take up the challenge if it excites you!:-)

A list of all the completed challengers can be found HERE

IBMC Challengers – November 2017


This is a summary post of challengers who have completed or on-going with the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge for the month of November 2017. The challenge was instantiated in the early second week of April 2016 and a part of WordPress Event which can be found HERE.

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Blogger from Random Daily Thoughts has completed Seven challenges so far. The first one can be found here: Stop and Smell Roses


Rekha from the blog Amore Natura has completed Six challenges so far. The first one can be found here: The Cool and The Fool


‘Thank you’ to all who have taken/been taking the challenge and to all who have liked them. Feel free to take up the challenge if it excites you!:-)

A list of all the completed challengers can be found HERE

IBMC Challengers – October 2017


This is a summary post of challengers who have completed or on-going with the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge for the month of October 2017. The challenge was instantiated in the early second week of April 2016 and a part of WordPress Event which can be found HERE.

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Hridayanka from the blog Inked Beliefs has completed four challenges so far. The first one can be found here: When I See You


‘Thank you’ to all who have taken/been taking the challenge and to all who have liked them. Feel free to take up the challenge if it excites you!:-)

A list of all the completed challengers can be found HERE