My blog turns one year old!! | Let’s talk advice and Q&A!

Hey everyone! I am so happy today, and it’s because my blog has turned one year old (and it’s my mom’s birthday too)!!!

I feel so successful, because I came into a world I had no clue about, and now I have gotten my way around. I am still clueless, but not as clueless as I was. I have made some cool blogger friends, made a safe space for myself, and that’s all one really wants, right?

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Also, it’s my mum’s birthday today! She is actually the one who suggested that I start the blog, and gave me a few ideas for it too! So, happy birthday mum!

I honestly have no clue about what to do, so I am just going to talk and ramble a bit about my blog and the journey and everything.

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I am having a proud mom moment right now, for my blog, of course. Like I was nowhere, and now, I have come so far in this endeavour, and this year has passed by simply so fast. I can honestly remember the moment I had started my blog. It was nearly 2 A.M. in the night, and my sister had just finished helping me design the website (Oh, I was so technologically backward then), and I was tweaking it all. And then I had published my first ever blog post- a book review of Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie. And I love the language I used, but it honestly wasn’t… good.
For the next few months, till August 2020, I guess, I kept on posting book reviews and movie reviews, never really doing anything different. I didn’t even reach out to the community so much, because I was sorta scared, I guess?
Then, I was like, screw it, I am going to branch out. And I did.
I did tags, tributes to the demigod world, wizarding world etc., I talked to people, I followed more blogs, and so on. I met a hell lot of awesome people.

It has been this awesome journey, that I would literally not trade with anything ever. I sorta got a peep into the lives of amazing people I would probably not known otherwise, and it’s just all so amazing.

I would also like to thank the following people, for being part of this journey, which wouldn’t have been the same without them:

  1. My mom- Who incidentally has her birthday today. (Yes, I mentioned it before.)
  2. My best friend- Simran
  3. The following bloggers, without whom the journey wouldn’t have been the same-
    1. Krupali @Musing of Souls
    2. Nehal @Books and Words
    3. Naemi @A Book Owl’s Corner
    4. Tiction @Fictionally Crazy
    5. Aanya @Soaring Firebolt
  4. And of course, all of my readers, people who like my posts, my commenters and followers!
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Winner of Who Knows Me Best Quiz!

It’s time to announce the person who won the Who Knows me Best quiz…. drumroll please- it’s Nehal from Books and Words, so a huge shout out to her!!!!! A round of applause for her please! If you wanna know your scores, comment and let me know down below!

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Click here to check the correct answers out! It’s a Google Doc and you will have to request access (as it has some personal details that I don’t want a random stranger to see) , but as soon as I see it, I promise to grant the request!

5 Pieces of Advice for fellow newbie bloggers:

So, in this one year, I learnt quite a few things, and I thought, hey, why don’t I share this wisdom with other people? I, by no way, am better than other bloggers, it’s quite the contrary. But, I do know a few dos and don’ts of blogging, and since people do ask me for advice, in general, I thought, why not? But please note that I do not consider myself above others in the blogging community, and if this is unwanted advice for you, please ignore it, by all means.

  1. Don’t expect a follow back from every blogger. Not all bloggers necessarily will like your blog, even if you think it’s the best your blog can be. Your content might not be as per their taste, and that is okay. Not everyone will like your content.
  2. NEVER EVER ask a blogger to follow you. It just increases irritation in the blogger, and even if they follow your blog, they won’t interact with you
  3. Interact with other bloggers as much as possible.
  4. If you follow someone on WordPress, and they follow you back, but they don’t like or comment on your posts, don’t stop liking and commenting on their posts. This shows that you genuinely liked their posts, and didn’t like their posts just because they hit the like button on your posts
  5. Think out of the box as much as possible, while creating content. Take inspiration from other bloggers, booktubers, and whatnot. But do not forget to credit them, if you do use their ideas for your own post.

Q&A Session

So, I decided to do a Q&A session, so flood the comments with questions you have for me! They can be anything, blog-related, books-related, neither blog nor book related- absolutely anything! I will answer them all in a separate post!

And that’s all for today people! Looking forward to reading your questions! Thanks for all the support you have given me, I shall be indebted to you forever! I love y’all!

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and readers, likers , commenters!

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  1. ahhhhhhhhhhh, c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s!!!😭🥳🤩
    and thanks for mentioning, tho id like to say that was a huge exaggeration, this is all you and we were just random people who supported you because of how awesome you and your posts were(totally selfish, bruh)😂
    and oooof, wish auntie a happu bday from me, ah! have fun!🤪

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  2. Woo hooo!! Congratulations, Riddhi. That’s such a wonderdil news🎉🎉
    I have loved your content and it feels like some people understand me after all. Book worms unite!!
    And wish auntiee a Happy Birthday from my side!!🎊🎊

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  3. Congratulations, Riddhi!! 🥳🎉🎊 Wow, I can’t believe it’s already been a year! I’m really glad you decided to start your blog, and don’t worry about still being a bit clueless – we can be clueless together 😎😂 Also, happy birthday to your mom, and congratulations to Nehal for doing so well on that quiz! I’m already excited to compare answers and see how badly I did 😅 And great blogging advice at the end! (Also, you mentioning me here almost made me cry ❤ Seriously, I agree with Tiction here – this was all you, not us!)

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  4. Congratulations on completing a year in this blogosphere❤❤👏👏👏👏 and also a very “Happy birthday to your mom”,💗💗
    I kind of wanna know my score but I don’t 😂😂😂 (dilemma huh)

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  5. Also, for your Q&A:
    1. If you could adopt any book character into your family, whom would you pick and why?
    2. If you don’t mind sharing, what was one of your most embarrassing experiences?
    3. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
    4. Why are cats awesome?

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    1. I love how you asked “why are cats awesome?” as if they are already awesome as a given fact. I;m not criticizing you please don’t get me wrong.(I’m very cat crazy) I have two cats. I just thought it was funny. I think they are more than awsome!

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  6. Ahhh happy blogiversary Riddhi!! 🥳🥳🥳🥳 (And happy birthday to your mom!!) This was such a sweet post, and the advice is so helpful! 🥰 I totally get you about being scared to talk to other bloggers at first — I was in the same situation when I started my blog, but now I can’t imagine NOT interacting with this community 😊

    Again, happy blogiversary! ❤️

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  7. YAY CONGRATS!!! THATS A BIG ACCOMPLISHMENT!!! Haha oh my gosh people who ask me to follow them are soooo annoying…it’s only happened once but WOW yikes.
    Hmmm Q&A questions….aaah I don’t know what to saaaaay. Okay.
    -What’s your favorite food?
    -What’s your favorite bookish trope?
    -What’s something that you enjoy doing that is NOT reading or writing?
    -What’s something that keeps you blogging?
    -What’s something that makes you not want to blog?
    You don’t have to use all of these, just some questions!

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  8. CONGO RIDDHI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And happy birthday to your mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈✨✨✨✨✨✨✨🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳
    Here is to many more blogaverseries(idk how to spell that)
    And, yeah the bloggers who ask for follows are so annoying, that you have to trash their comments EVERY SINGLE DAY.
    Also, hey thanks for mentioning me(considering the fact that we hardly interact)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Uhh questions, I already ask ton of them on twc, so let’s stick with, *thinks*
    *thinks more*
    Gah, can’t think one, I’ll just pm you on hangouts when i do
    Stay safe!

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  9. Congrats on your blogiversary and Happy Birthday to your mum! I completely agree with your advice. Basically, bloggers shouldn’t get obsessed with their stats, whether it’s likes, comments, or page views. I think that’s why some people do obnoxious things like demand follow-backs or comments-for-comments.

    Here’s to another year of readerly shenanigans!

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  10. Happy Blogiversary!! And Happy Birthday to your mother, the giver of life!! Great post! Isn’t it awesome how some of the best journeys come out of nowhere or a spur of the moment? Kinda cool!
    What motivates you to have continued blogging?
    What are your goals for a second year?
    What has been your proudest achievement, blog related or life related?

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  11. Congratulations lah!!!! And happy birthday to Aunty 😃✨ wish you loaaaaads of success inn the future riddhu!
    And thanks for mentioning me 😁.
    And of course I won, I know you the best, nobody can beat moi 😏😎.

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  12. Many many many many many*10000000000 congratulations Ridh!!!! I’m really very very very very very*10000000000 happy for you!!!! Keep on blogging!!! Will always support you and be with you even when it’s your infinit’th(Idk if it’s a word 😛 ) blog anniversary! YOU GO, GIRL!!!!! And happy birthday aunty! You’ve got a wonderful daughter!!!!
    I really really want to know my score. I’d thought I’d got it all right. Anyways, many congratulations once again!!! So many more to come!! All the best for all your future endeavors! I hope you become a best-selling author, awesome blogger, the most expressive guitar and ukulele player, sweetest baker, and many many more! Do all you want. We will always be there for you! Hope you have a fantastic day and year ahead. This comment might take a while for me to send because of the questions(because I want them to be awesome!), but here they are:
    1. How did you get the idea for your book “The Musical Love Story of Noah and Lisa”?
    2. What’s your ideal type? Describe.
    3. I keep forgetting your birthday, so tell me, when’s your birthday?
    4. Why is your blog named ‘Whispering Stories’? It’s cool, but is there any story behind it?
    5. How will you remember that you are tagged or nominated for some award or tag? Like, I’ve seen you keep it pending, but don’t you forget doing at least of them?
    6. How do you write a poem?
    7. What’s your all-time favorite memory?
    8. What book has impacted you the most?
    9. If you were going to get a tattoo, what would you get and why?
    10. If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?
    11. If you had to describe yourself in only three words, what would you choose? What words do you think your friends would choose to describe you?
    12. Do you believe in soulmates?
    13. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
    14. When are you planning to listen to BTS?
    15. When will you read the Giver quartet??!
    Oh my God!!! This felt like an interview, but you must answer all of them!!!!!
    Once again, again, many congratulations! I always hope the best for you!!

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    1. Isn’t this the longest comment you’ve ever got? I want to ask you sorry. Sorry. Not!
      K bye! This felt like a conversation even if it was only me who did all the talking.

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  13. YAYYY!!!! Congrats Riddhi!!! That’s so exciting and such an amazing achievement!
    Hmm…. I’m horrible at asking questions, but, here goes… lol….

    1. What got you into reading?
    2. At what age did you start reading?
    3. If you had to pick only one book and read it (and nothing else) for the rest of your life, what would that book be, and why?
    4. What was one of the first books you ever read?
    5. At what time of day do you do most of your reading?
    6. How/where do you find more books to put on your TBR list?
    7. What do your parents think about your taste in books? XD

    Since seven is my favorite number, we’ll stop there I guess! XD Once again, congrats!!! Have an amazing day!! :))

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  14. Seeing myself on that list was immaculate! I cannot believe it! I’ve been off a lot lately due to college! But I’m so so so happy for you Riddhs!❤❤also, always there for you! Drop me a message and I’ll be there! Love you a lot!❤💙💙🌟 Keep growing!

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  15. Riddhi, oh my gosh congratulations one year is such a big achievement!! (and happy birthday to your mother as well!) Truly appreciate hearing about your journey and the advice – there is nothing more important than interacting in the blogging community! Looking forward to your content with this new year of blogging!! ❤️

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  16. Congrats on one year Riddhi 🎉🎉!! It’s truly impressive and inspiring how much your blog has grown! Your content is always so dynamic and fun to read, I’m sure everyone here agrees it’s always a pleasure to delve into anything you write 😍

    My questions for you are: What is your favorite movie of 2021 so far? What is your favorite book of 2021 so far? If you could blog about something other than books and movies, what would you blog about?

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  17. Congrats on 1 year of blogging! That’s a huge accomplishment and milestone 🙂
    Thank you for your advice bit, it was really helpful!

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