The Interview

Daily Post: The Interview: Interview your favorite fictional character.

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Sia Positive is a fictional character in WordPress. The thoughts and ideas expressed are unique in some form or the other that try to view the world from a different angle. The reality is that we are never free from fear and negative thoughts. Its not a double standard or dual personality but Sia Positive is indeed the character we try to play everyday.

We bring to you an exclusive interview with Sia Positive. (The questions are selected questions from Share Your World 2015 hosted by Cee’s Photography). Guess this is the first step to knowing the secret to Sia Positve’s glaring personality. 😉

WordPress ShowBiz: Hello Sia Positive! Welcome to WordPress ShowBiz. Thank you for sparing some time from your “Never Busy but Never Idle” schedule. We are very pleased to have you among us today. The blogging world has been waiting for quite a long time for you to reveal the secret of your unique personality.

Sia Positive: Our pleasure. 🙂

WPSB: Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?

SP: Growing up is part of learning, we admit it!

Small town or big, we lived our life and we liked it!

WPSB:  Where did you live at age five?  Is it the same place or town you live now?

SP: Five is a number so tender; the life of an offender, defender and pretender;

      None other than parents we did surrender. 

      Now is the time to look around; go ahead and take that stride; 

      Near or far, to follow our dreams, we plan to travel worldwide.

WPSB: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

SP: This is simple. An adult!

WPSB: What are you a “natural” at doing?

SP: Dreaming 😀

WPSB: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “fun”?

SP: Do whatever you want to do! 🙂

WPSB: Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?

SP: We’re crazy travelers and passionate photographers;

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

WPSB: Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?

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

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

WPSB: If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

SP: Ability to wake up every morning with quality of our choice! 😀

WPSB: If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?

SP: One that fits no one! That, which can be used as a show piece for decoration at home. Why? We don’t wish to get                soiled, but admired and handled with love and care. We don’t wish to get replaced in the long run. 😀 

(Note: We are passionate travelers though, but would never wish to be used by anyone so. 🙂 )

WPSB: What was the last time you went to a new place?

SP: A place need not be necessarily new;

      We could find something new in old places too!

      This is what we generally do,

      Explore and discover the new,

      And feel delighted to share it with you! 

WPSB: If you were or are a writer do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels, other?  And what type of genre would you prefer?

SP: We know how to write,

      Yes, we are writers;

      Short stories, poems or novels;

     We’d like to share our experience,

     In the simplest way possible. 

WPSB: Out of your five senses (touch, taste, sight, smell, hearing) which is your favorite?

SP: One is incomplete without the other!

       We see everything around us,

       Develop a sense of taste for what we see,

       Bitter, salty, sour or sweet,

      A touch of words make it lively;

      We love to hear from you without measure,

      The smell of your presence gives us immense pleasure. 

WPSB: If 100 people your age were chosen at random, how many do you think you’d find leading a more satisfying life than yours?

SP: Our life is our own,

       Yes, we are satisfied;

       Their journey is unknown,

       Is our answer justified? 🙂

WPSB: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

SP: Oxygen and Carbon dioxide for our survival so that we can exist in WordPress.  🙂

WPSB: Thank you very much Sia Positive. We had a great time trying to dig out the secrets of your fictional world.

SP: Thank you very much WordPress for giving us this opportunity to bring our fictional character into the limelight. 🙂

© 2015 Ahmad and Ahmad

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Welcome Letter

Almora hill town in Uttarakhand, India. In the shape of a horse saddle shaped hillock, it is surrounded by thick forests of pine and fir trees.
Almora hill town in Uttarakhand, India. In the shape of a horse saddle shaped hillock, it is surrounded by thick forests of pine and fir trees.

Dear Reader,

A hearty welcome to Sia Positive- the  World of Unique Perspective ! It was brought to our notice that our blog has just become a viral sensation. It is having a great effect on Humanity. Millions around the world, who were forced by life to Taste the Lemons

finally found the desired Way of Life and the longing Warmth of Love.

We did not expect this virus to spread. We are not here to change you, rather try to Be the change every New Day. We were infected by this virus last year and without realizing became contagious, spreading the virus to every nook and corner of this Earth, through our posts on PhotographyIntellectual Journey, Motivation, our unique Perception and with a touch of Fun Philosophy

We thank you for sparing the time to read this letter. If you wish to be infected by this virus and volunteer to be a part of this viral sensation, please click the links given in the letter for in depth knowledge of the virus. Once done, you can discover the medicine to cure any disease. 

Truly yours,

Sia Positive 

Note: As asked by The Daily Post: For Posterity, this is the one post we would want our new readers to read. This is because this post carries a number of links to our past posts that would help the new reader to get an idea of our blog. 🙂

© 2015 Ahmad and Ahmad

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

Virtual is Real !

Grateful and Guilty

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Here is a short Gratitude Note we have written for Technology. For us, TECHNOLOGY is the guiltiest guilty pleasure. We have tried to express our guiltiest guilty pleasure in the note. Hope you enjoy it.

Dear Technology,

It has been a decade since you trespassed our simple and happy territory. Crawling all the way from the 19th century you finally established your roots in our sweet little world. You captured our hearts by assisting us in gathering the known lost hearts and souls and incidentally landing us in the unknown world of  addiction. We are happy to have you with us for making our lives easier, faster, more effective and efficient. You have intelligently supported us in covering our laziness.  

Technology, we must admit that you have been a great stress reliever. We appreciate the ample amount of time you spend with us, hardly allowing us to feel the absence of our near and dear ones and gradually stealing those emotions from us. You have showed us the way to kill those soft corners in our hearts. Your presence made us strong and practical.

We are also grateful for your 2G, 3G and many other creepy connections. Though irritating and time consuming, they have taught us the power of patience. Thank you for embracing us and guiding us to the world of solitude- a place full of wonder where virtual is real.

Thank you for being with us whenever we needed you. You deserve to be loved! 🙂

Yours Faithfully,

Addictive Users

© 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

ROBWOP – The WordPress Robot!  

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WordPress says: Congrats — you’ve been handed a robot whose sole job is to relieve you of one chore, job, or responsibility you particularly hate. What is it?

Since we started off on a journey into this new world called WordPress, everything seemed to be sunny and bright, except one. The only job we hate is just scrolling down the posts in haste when we have other chores awaiting us. We hate missing out those Daily Prompts, Daily challenges, the reflections, and the hidden words of different souls, those unbelievable journeys, the optimism, the pessimism, the positive, the negative and million other opinions, enthusiastically waiting to be embraced by the million viewers.

It was only yesterday we disclosed about our relationship with WordPress, (You Know You Make Me Wanna) and today we are here again to unfurl the hidden, ‘speechless passionate feelings’ for this blooming love. Yes, WordPress is the new love in our life.

Our journey with WordPress has been an incredible journey so far. But we have also felt the pain of bouncing over many of those wonderful posts, hoping to catch them up later. Oh! We have seen them look back at us with moist eyes as they are scrolled down the page. We have felt the pain of missing out ‘the feel’ of the hidden messages behind every photograph shared. We have felt the pain of disconnecting with WordPress every time we are reminded of our daily chores and responsibilities.

WordPress is our addiction. Yes, it is a sweet poison that kills time, the wine that leaves us unconscious and unaware of all the happenings in our surrounding environment. It keeps us engrossed in the garden of words that spreads the fragrance of knowledge, feelings and emotions.

We were in great need of an assistant that could help us in reading those entire intellectual, strange, funny, informative posts; prose and poetry; and someone who could take us to the lost world of those awesome photographs, wherever we are.

What a wonder! WordPress heard our prayer and showered on us this wonderful gift without delay. It is a Robot!

Now that we possess a Robot, we will never fail to see and read anything that pass by. Wherever we go ROBWOP (yes, this is the name of our Robot) would accompany us. We can now keep track of those million ‘speechless expressions’ from every nook and corner of the globe waiting to be heard, read, explored and felt. We can now continue with a conversation with any blogger anywhere, anytime, anyplace uninterrupted and ROBWOP would just type them down in less than a nanosecond!

And yes, our ROBWOP has a 10G internet facility for uninterrupted connectivity! Phew! What a relief!

Thank You WordPress for this wonderful gift!

© 2014 Ahmad and Ahmad

Daily Prompt- You, Robot