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

Why Write?


Pen-and-Paper

Pleasure of the heart or pain in the ass, the harsh reality or a dreamful fiction, magic or logic, love or hate, however and whatever way the list grows, they are one hell of a solicitous thoughts. If there is anything that can amplify the beauty of these thoughts is by, yes, you guessed it right – Writing. Writing is the flow of cognisant thoughts into the paper basket. It’s a cascaded random channel that is rebellious to form a structure.

 

It’s me (The real me).
When I write, I am being that me,
which I actually wanted to, but could not be
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Writing – A Maze.
You could love it because it’s relate-able and beautiful, likewise you could hate it because it’s relate-able and painful. It could be the happiness that just slipped away or sadness that needs to walk away. Mind is a maze or to be more precise a maze with a hurricane. Mind is a scattered stupidity. It’s mean. It’s real.  It’s supportive at times and null at other, all because of a bank of unsaid words. It’s this maze that is struggling to turn into stream of words.

Writing – The Things.
It can be that which made you realize that ‘today is beautiful’. It can be that which made you stare at a thing while you were completely submerged into some other thing. It could be that one momentous mail that you drafted or received. It could be that quick nap you took at work. Or it could not be any of that. It could be the Utopian world that you have always imagined and wanted your people and culture to be.  All those things under the name of happened and did not happen. All of that things, you can write.

Writing – The Emotions.
Writing is healing at times and ruining at other. They can be all and still say nothing. They could be nothing and still be it all. They carry that undivided feeling of foolishness that a man can have. They might not put one through and stay un-supportive. They might not be the wishful things. What are they? – the every swing of unexpressed emotions. They might make one live in a fairy land. They might give the feeling of happiness or take the sadness away. Wait, are they not same? No. they aren’t. That is the beauty of writing.

Writing – A Support.
Writing is a soul with a body, mind, heart and more unknown parts. Sometimes they take wings and fly. They take fins and swim. They also just use legs and walk. Writing can pick the one of hundred things that happened on a day to give it the necessary attention. Writing is a shoulder that one can cry upon. When everything else fails, writing can do the required supernatural. When the moments are in pain, when the heart desires a friend, when mind needs a solace, writing can stand as a strong support system.

When you don’t know what exactly you are thinking,
if you want to be read what exactly you want to say,
you don’t talk!
You write!

Writing – While and Moment.
Some stand long, some make a quick exit. Some create a space and some leave a void. Everything comes with a lesson. Those hidden layers of deep feelings can be uncovered through writing.

Writing – The Chaos.
You write because it is a way to manage the chaos. You write because you can shape your challenges and make it an art. You write because, it makes you write. Question yourself, “what makes you write?” It’s that ‘it’, which you challenge yourself and try to seek. You might end up with some disguised you which cannot be uncovered. It’s a form of inspiration that carries from writers thoughts to readers mind opening up an umbrella of thoughts.

Writing – Is Just Not Words.
They say writing can be magic. Trust me, they are lying. Writing is divine. It is the beauty that one wishes to see, feel and experience.

A word of caution though, “Don’t write!” It might spoil you. It might make you feel and appreciate the love and surrounding of you. It might make you feel the heaven on earth, masking the cruel reality. It might give the best of all and worst of none. Or might give you the best of worst and make you ignore the rest of the best. It is not a nature’s creation. It’s not artificial. It’s not natural. It’s you-made.

After all,
you know the answer for the question, “are they just words?

 

 

NaNoWriMo – Starter Pack


Hey!

  • Is there a writer in you?
  • Have you ever felt you should try your hands on writing, give it a shot and explore?
  • Or are you already a writer?
  • Does writing make you frantically happy?
  • Do you already have your next project lined out?
  • Or do you want to just write?

What else can be better than writing it along with the world? Come in and be part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

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What is NaNoWriMo?
It is a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to promote writing and creativity.

What is the Target and Timeline?
The writing begins from November 01 spanning for the entire month (ends Nov 30th midnight 11.59pm). One needs to tackle the writing goal of 50,000 words.

Yes, 50K. 50,000 is definitely a huge number but if seen as 1667 words per day, definitely doable. Weekends, constant support and motivation from NaNoWriMo and buddies, pep talks, lots of resource materials and daily writing sprints make this target exciting and easier.

However if you have your own target, there is also NaNoWriMo Rebel where one can set individual writing targets.

What can I Write?
Anything! Anything that makes you happy and you want to write. It’s not about the bothering and worries of editing and giving the final touch. It’s about writing and just it.

Any Amazing Numbers?
Year 2016 had 384,126 participants with 646 regions from 6 continents. What else can be a better motivation and support to write?

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So, What Next?
It’s not about the letting go the writer in you because of daily sloppy life routines. It’s about cherishing that write-cravings and dedicating the month November to write and push the boat out.

Are your words ready to celebrate? Do you have a project? Hope in! Register at National Novel Writing Month.

What after Registration?
Select the appropriate region from where you are writing, look out the regional forum for introduction and other threads, create a writing project, make some new buddies and get started! The writing officially begins from November 01.

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– Prakash Hegade,
Municipal Liaison for India

You can add me up as your buddy. My Profile id is prakash_hegade

IBMC Challengers – September 2017


This is a summary post of challengers who have completed or on-going with the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge for the month of September 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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Krithika from the blog Wings Unlimited is the Forty Second blogger to complete this challenge.  She has some amazingly put heart felt posts out there. They are fun read. The first one can be found here: I am So I am.


Smiti from the blog The Drifting Satellite is the Forty Third Blogger to complete this challenge. She writes beautiful poems and her posts are informative. There is sea of information out there. The first post can be found here: The Beginning.


‘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 – August 2017


This is a summary post of challengers who have completed or on-going with the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge for the month of August 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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Nitesh from the blog Sketches by Nitesh is the Thirty Ninth blogger to complete the challenge. The posts have been thoughtful, engaging and heart warming read. They pinch the brain to ponder over. I am sure you will enjoy reading them too. The first one can be found here: I am so I am.


Maiya Calise from the blog VERBONAUT is blogger number Forty to complete this challenge. There have been some exciting posts and I have enjoyed reading all of them. I am sure anyone as well will! The first one can be found here: The cool and the fool.


Dharkanein from the blog My Expressions is the Forty First blogger to complete this challenge. Simple, elegant, sane and meaningful – that’s how every post is! The first one can be found here: When I See You.


Krithika from the blog Wings unlimited has completed four challenges so far. The first can be found here: I am so I am.


‘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 – July 2017


This is a summary post of challengers who have completed or on-going with the Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge for the month of July 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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Nitesh from the blog Sketches by Nitesh has completed six challenges this far and it has been a much exciting read. The first one can be found here: I am so I am


Maiya Calise from the blog VERBONAUT has began the challenge and the completed 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