Blogging is fun

Blogging is fun

Blogging is fun, there’s nothing to lose,

Good or bad, share your views;

Walk the talk, go slow,

Be careful with words you throw.

Take out time to meet and greet,

Reflect how people feel;

As you sow , so shall you reap;

If you’re left behind, don’t you weep.

Name and fame are just dust,

You’re a genius, always trust;

‘Followers’ and ‘likes’ give you the hike;

Visit your followers, do not dislike.

High or low, less or more;

Do not stop, continue to explore;

Keep the balance, or you drown;

Do not frown, just calm down.

Blogging is fun, there’s nothing to lose,

 Good or bad, share your views;

Walk the talk, go slow,

Be careful with words you throw. 🙂

© 2015 Ahmad and Ahmad

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Know Our World- Week 2

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This is part of Share Your World: 2015 Week 2 hosted by Cee’s Photography. Questions are asked every week. Here are the questions for this week and our response to those questions that will give you an insight about us.

Q. 1 Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?

Answer.

We’re crazy travelers and passionate photographers;

Sorry to say dear bloggers, we’re not huggers. 🙂

Q. 2 What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?

Answer.

Not one, not two, a long list we’d like to show;

If you go to the store, let us know if there are more!

Q. 3 Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?

Answer.

Body and mind are the jewels of mankind; face, heart and soul makes a man refined;

Exercise them all daily, very skillfully; they are the five aspects of harmony.

Q. 4 Are you more of a dog person or a cat person? Why?

Answer.

Flora and fauna we admire; they are creations that inspire;

Compassion we’d like to show; to all living things, as we grow.

Q. 5 Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Answer.

Oxygen again! Because without it, there’s nothing we can gain. 🙂

Our answers to Cee’s Share Your World 2015: Week 1 

© 2015 Ahmad and Ahmad

Applause!

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Just one reader, is not what we target;

Sia Positive is the one reader, before millions would get.

Here is a short letter we’d like to write

To Sia Positive, telling her to bring us pride.

 

Our blog is just six months old,

The Daily Posts and Challenges help realize our goal;

A box full of random thoughts and clicks,

Has managed to catch more than four thousand hits!

 

Spare some time, take a look,

Because we want to write a book;

Measure the reflections that we give,

Craft the posts before the readers leave.

 

Make it sound, read it loud,

Help the trio feel very proud;

World never criticizes without a cause,

Oh! Please read our blog, build it worthy of applause.

@ 2015 Ahmad and Ahmad

This post is part of The Daily Post: Audience of One

Sia Positive 2014 in review

Click here to see the complete report.

The WordPress.com stats helper prepared a 2014 annual report for our blog. We extend our gratitude for the wonderful effort taken by WordPress team. 🙂

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

Special thanks to:

SusieShy

Soul n Spirit

Cee Neuner

Ripples n Reflections

Sweety Kannoth

“EVERYTHING IS WELL THAT ENDS WELL”

The Countdown: Life with WordPress

“Through this post we also take the opportunity to thank our readers and viewers for their incredible support.”

The Countdown

This post is all about our journey here in WordPress since July 2014 till December this day. The first day (July 14) with WordPress was quite monotonous as we had no idea what to do. But as we moved ahead in this journey, we managed to gather readers and viewers from every nook and corner of this world. And as we approach this New Year, we have high hopes of expanding our contribution to reach as many readers and viewers as possible trying to share our ‘share of life’.

So, let the Countdown to a new beginning start !

10. July 14: THE BABY STEP

The Other Side of the Story:  Our first post. This post tried to compare the rich and poor from a different perspective.

Aww…. 😦

This looks so incomplete; without any picture or tags. No likes or comments either. But that did not de-motivate us. Probably because approval of others was not what we were seeking here.

9. July 16: THE FIRST VISITOR

Finally we were spotted by someone. Thank you Samoan Sword, for sparing the time to read our post. As we are academicians, this was what we thought would be beneficial to the society we are part of. Yes, Value Based Education System, the need of the hour! This post was all about the young learners who must be guided to shape their own mind so that they understand the importance of positive values and apply these values in their journey of life.

But how irresponsible of us! We did not even bother to reply back to this first visitor. We must have been busy customizing our Blog to make it attractive in the simplest way possible, trying to make it clearly visible and legible.

8. July 18: WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY

Will Power Matters ! Our third post that provided us the limelight.

This post too carries no tags or pictures. It looks so dull ! However, this time we somehow learnt while experimenting with WordPress that we could share our posts in Facebook. And here we are with 45 likes! But none to like in WordPress still. But two of the bloggers did comment on this post. Thanks to Tammi Kale and susieshy45 for visiting our blog.

This was sufficient for us to keep us moving in this new world among strangers. We were enjoying this new experience playing with our own thoughts and feelings and sharing it with the world without the least expectation of being selected to publish our work.

Wonderful! Isn’t this an achievement in itself? Definitely yes! This, kind of boosted our enthusiasm and energy to devote more of our time in expressing how we feel about everything around us, trying to improve as we stepped ahead.

Will Power indeed matters !!

7. July 27: THE TURNING POINT

Something suddenly struck our mind. Being crazy travellers, we had that bulk of photographs with us that could not be utilised so far. And here was the opportunity to portray and share our experiences through our photographs. And there was this turning point! The Call of the Hills– Yes, our next post.

We decided to bring our writing skill and photography together in one platform and make our existence visible and possibly work towards the purpose of our life to spread the message of unity and peace.

And we came up with our first ever ‘wonder post’. We call it a ‘wonder post’ because it looks so lively. Even now as we opened it to include the link, it was so exciting to read our own experiences and bring back those memories back to life! It is an awesome feeling of getting lost in the sweet memories of the past treasures. And what is more incredible is that we could share it with the world! This is amazing! We really did it!

The breathless journey!
The breathless journey!

4 bloggers liked it and 17 likes from our Facebook friends. We believed we were doing great, at least we made ourselves feel so; no harm, isn’t it? And most important we found that magic wand!

6. July 28: THE PUSH AHEAD

Age is just a number: Our first ever entry to the Daily Post! It was short but was indeed a challenge. And it was like we discovered that silver lining in the cloud.

And our journey continues…

We continued posting at a stretch day and night. WordPress was our new love.

And here was the twist! The Daily Post and Weekly Challenges got us in its grip and we started relating our life experiences to the themes these challenges provided. It was a blessing in disguise to come up before the world as an example (good or bad). We did not have any trouble choosing what to post because there were already plenty before us, as if they were prepared to assist us in our endeavor.

Here are some of our posts that would definitely keep your eyes locked to the screen. We have numbered them in ascending order of likes by other bloggers.

5. The Tussle between Venus and Mars

Men and women

Women and Men are both marvelous and inspiring creations of the Unseen Creator. They are different, yet meant to be together. They are opposite, yet they attract each other!

Be a part of this thrilling experience!

4. An Extreme Tale

We made it

A Tale of the Good and the Bad brought together in this post. Find yourself lost in the ups and downs of your own life, trying to lift yourself up in the ladder of life as you scroll through the post.

3. Taste the Lemons

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Find out what we do when life gives us lemons. No, we never make lemonade. 🙂

2. Way of Life

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Scroll though some of our photographs that have something to say about the way of life!

1. Humanity- The Connection  The most loved post of our blog!

The Connection 

We have created some of the wonderful memories of our life with WordPress- our readers and viewers! What more could we preserve from our life in 2014 than these memories and the pleasurable and marvelous conversations with strangers from all over the world. An achievement indeed ! 🙂

© 2014 Ahmad and Ahmad

WordPress Radio

WordPress radio

WordPress Daily Prompt came up with a Voice WorkYour blog is about to be recorded into an audio-book. If you could choose anyone — from your grandma to Samuel L. Jackson — to narrate your posts, who would it be?

We paused for a moment, and this is what we came up with. Read on to find out our narrator!

Audio-book of our blog will call for that “accurate inflection” to draw the attention and attract the diverse listeners from around the globe. Perception differs. Our blog is one where our intuitions meet words and our adventure meets the photographs. We love to read and re-read our posts. We love to get lost in our photographs. We love to take that ride through our blog anywhere and anytime. As the saying goes, “Love yourself, and the world will love you”. We love our blog!

Actors on stage give their best performance when they get involved and get lost in their act. So, if there is anyone who can narrate our posts with the accurate degree of emotions and feelings that the posts carry, it would be none other than “WE”. We would record our posts into an audio-book and listen to them with sheer enthusiasm every time we wish to relive our thoughts and expressions.

However, more than an audio-book, we would rather prefer a video or a slide show of our blog. “What did Sia Positive just say?” “Was it Dream or Cream?” “The post on Incredible Journey was indeed incredible. But we missed those adventurous photographs.”

Dear WordPress, without further delay, help us make a video of our blog. We do not want to disappoint our listeners. 🙂

© 2014 Ahmad and Ahmad