Posted in Achievement

Make some noise again

I am really happy that Writings By Payal Tyagi is getting praised through different awards . So this time a new award has come in  list of my blog which is none other than Mystery Blogger Award  because every writer live with two personalities ,one which is in front of the world, a jovial face and the other one which is hidden, a dark soul filled with deep thoughts which creates mystery. Thank you Tish MacWebber for giving honourable Mystery Blogger Award to my blog.

Thank you Eni (Okoto Enigma) for creating this wonderful award. I feel awards are a source of cheering fellow bloggers in the community by notifying them about their great  work which is fabulous notion.

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Rules of  The Mystery Blogger Award :

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and post a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the blog and provide a link to their blog also
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You have to nominate 10-20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice; with one strange or funny question
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

Three things that I never shared about me on my blog:

  1.  Neither I am  an introvert nor having social anxiety but sometimes I just love being alone and enjoy my own company .
  2. I have a dream of traveling the whole world and doing most of the adventures till now I had been on roller coasters,  did snorkelling, quad biking ,helicopter scenic flights but there is lot more to do.
  3. I want to write and publish a book which is in zone of writer’s block right now because I have the story in mind but I am still not confident enough to ink it on the paper.

My fellow bloggers whom I wanna cheer this time are :

1.Raja Short Stories

2.Orlando espinosa

3.Sweta Ojha

4.Tony Burgess

5.Sree Blogs

6.Sheetal Bhardwaj

7.Idealize Blog

8.Jay Colby

My questions are same as forwarded :

  1. How long have you been Blogging?
  2. If you could put a face and a name to your Muse, who would it be? (My silly question) :

It would be a puppy who sometimes get angry ,most of  the time do cute activities but always remain loyal.

  1. What is your why, as in why do you write ?

I had thoroughly answered first and third question in an interview ,please click below on the shared link :

4.Do you listen to music while writing?  If so, what artists and or types of music do you enjoy listening to while writing?  Does it change as your story develops?

No when I write I don’t need music even because I remain lost in my world until I complete.

5.Who is your favourite published Author?  Do you read their books only once, or do you read them frequently?  If you can’t narrow it down to just one, two or three are also acceptable as an answer, as I have three at the moment, and that is in the top three of a long list of many.

I don’t have a specific answer to this question because I don’t follow any author,I just follow the genre.Hope my answer is justified..he..he

Links to some of my  best work :

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Writer’s Block

Posted in poetry

Writer’s Block

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It happens with every writer,

when they try to knit the sweater ;

of muses designed in mind,

which while penning down doesn’t bind.

Sometimes they rummage for notions around search engine

and then try to  shot the words from mind’s gun,

but pouring of  thoughts sometimes get lock,

that is the world of writer’s block.

Posted in poetry

A Garden of Roses (Tanka)

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Varieties of roses

White ,peach ,pink ,yellow and red.

Some  kissed by black ants

On others honeybees were sucking nectar.

Ignoring thorns on which roses laid on.

© Payal Tyagi

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today – Dale Carnegie

Thanks for reading .
Enjoy the different pictures of roses in the slide show 🙂

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Posted in Achievement

It’s time to cheer again for the recognitions :) :)

        1.   Young Phoenix Award 

I always say that  number of followers doesn’t matter much for me but whether my readers are liking my content or not always remain my concern and when one of the reader give honour through an award that makes me even more glad . So thanks to Idealizeblog for giving me prestigious Young Phoenix Award and I would love to inform all of you that she is the only creator of this award. So guys have a look on her blog as it is just astonishing.

  Here is the definition of this award in her words :

Associated with the Sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. According to some sources, the phoenix dies in a show of flames and combustion, although there are other sources that claim that the legendary bird dies and simply decomposes before being born again.

This is the impression of regeneration I get after reading posts from other bloggers out there. Some people have that ability to give back a stolen smile and mend a broken heart through their art. This is exactly what I would like to recognise and award today.

 The rules of this award are :

  1. In the hope of preserving the authenticity of this award, only one blogger is to be awarded by the recipient who forwards it to his/her next Phoenix. (Let’s keep this chain moving while rewarding the best please).

    Just Me

  2. Awarding is done by presenting the blogger and post extract considered as a Phoenix via a post with a link to the phoenix post. Explain why this post is your Phoenix. Notify the lucky blogger.

    Beloved Solitude :“I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.” | Nietzsche

          P.S : Though many  of her writings reflects the deep pain of dark soul but this post touched my heart because of the string of feelings attached to it . Each of us have some dark side inside us which pours out in our behaviour also but only the person who deeply understand you ,can feel the pain you are going through.

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3. 5 random questions can be asked to the awardee.

What makes you sad ??

It’s bad to say but more than my grief and failures ,words of other people make me sad…

What makes you happy ??

a.) I always remain glad if people whom I love are happy and safe.

b.) Penning down my thoughts in my blog is the another secret.

c.) Working  for myself and earning money from it.

d.) Making other people smile.

 What is the motivational factor which drives you to grow in blogging ?

My belief in my passion of writing and feedback of my readers .

 What is your stress buster ?

Either listening Soft music or relaxing on beach or enjoying coffee / wine with cake or doing all of them together.

Sometimes a power nap also helps.

What genre of books you love to read ?

Love and  romance

Suspense thriller

Motivational

Success stories

4.Please remember to appreciate the award and the blogger who thought of you for this award.

Idealize Blog : Thank you once again for  giving me such prestigious award of honor.

5.Display your award for all to see and be proud to call yourself a phoenix.

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    2.  Blogger Recognition Award 

Thank you Ihuoma for nominating me for  the wonderful Blogger Recognition Award . This is the second time when I am receiving it ,so I won’t write whole post again . Please click on the link to read my post . Last time I kept an open nomination for this award but this time I will nominate few bloggers whom I wanna cheer for the great work they are doing .

1.Poems in a coffer

2.The one that travels

3.Joezettes Journey

4.Little Fears

5.NiallODonnell01

6.The only Sup

7.Madhusudan Singh

8.Thoughts of Words Blog

9.Okoto Enigma

10.Miss Talkaholic

For those who were expecting to be in the list ,forgive me and please consider yourself for open nomination which I am keeping for The Blue Sky tag.

       3.  The Blue Sky Tag

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Thank you Sun and Moon for nominating me for this wonderful tag which reminds me that sky is the limit to achieve your dreams.

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person(people) who nominated you.
  2. Answer their 11 questions.
  3. Tag 11 people.

Sun’s question to nominees.

  • Describe your heart’s state in 6 words.

Treasure of love for beautiful souls

  • How old is your blog and how’s the experience so far?

It’s been one and half year since I started it and the journey is incredible.There is lot to learn and much more to give to the people who trust me and my writings.

  • Soft inside and  tough outside or tough outside but soft inside?

I am in dilemma….he..he but mostly I am tough from outside and soft from inside.

  • Gentleman or naughty? (For ladies) ; Hot or cute? (For Guys)

My husband is both ……..he..he

  • Have you ever experience rejection? and how did you cope up?

       Yes most of the time I faced it. I get sad for sometime but then I start trying again might be in some other way.Like it is said by a wise man ,if one path doesn’t work for you ,look for some other path to find the destination.

  • Biggest lie that you heard from your ex or if you are single/no ex yet- anyone that is special to you.

About love

  • White or black?

Black is my favourite because my authority and independence matters to me.

  • PDA or discreet in showing affection?

If I love someone I can’t be discreet even in public.

  • Pizza or burger ?

Both depending on the mood .

  • Name a special or unforgettable place for you and why? 🙂

Sydney is very special place for me as this place gifted us various unforgettable and incredible moments and I am not sure after going back from here whether any other foreign country  would offer us such moments or not .

  • Sun or Moon?

Both , as for survival it is important to adapt according to conditions .

I am keeping nominations open for every reader because you all are amazing so please consider yourself  nominated and just write a post keeping  rules of tag in your mind .

Thanks for reading and never let smile fall off from your face 🙂  🙂  🙂  ♥

Posted in poetry

Third Wedding Anniversary

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Rhythm of my life had been through various trough & crests

before you entered in my life ;

where I was singing alone in melancholy

and only critiques were  listening

Rhythm of my life still goes through high and low notes

but now you are there to listen too,

so my heart is blissful  and my song has become mellifluous………

This is the epiphany of  musical journey of our real lives where two incomplete rhythms  complement each other and complete a beautiful song.

It was our third wedding anniversary yesterday so this poem is a little tribute to handsome soul of my life……

 

 

 

Posted in Zafu #LifeBeyondStigma

Not Introvert but Sociophobic

  

She has many friends to tell her about their happiness , but when ever she get sad she can’t share her feelings because of fear of getting misjudged. She doesn’t want to go to social gatherings  because of the fear of getting hurt and embarrassed. She doesn’t want to hang out with friends because  her counter point may  get her remarked as arguable person and now she is not confident anymore when  surrounded by people.

Why this phobia happened ?

 She felt  that whenever she has tried to get close with any of her friends ,they mocked her by telling about ambiguity of her talks which hurted her. When she tried to enjoy in a function people just commented on her appearance and how she behaved over excitededly. When ever she expressed her opinion either people had thrown their tantrums  telling that  her opinion is absurd or just tried to impose their opinions on her.

So now a question arises ?  Who is responsible for her Sociophobic condition ?

Either she or society …..

Does anybody have the answer ??????

 Criticism of being natural generates phobia of being social…..

This post is not any gender specific ,it’s just explained by an instance.

So if you have any such friends , don’t make them feel awkward as each of us have some nuisance inside , just try to understand such people and you may get a best friend in them.

© Payal Tyagi

Posted in TravelMemoirs

Self guided tour for spending weekend in Melbourne,Australia

I had not been physically to many countries but viewed many locations in photographs and after being in Australia for more than a year I found that this country is a combination of every sort of place a traveler could fantasise for, in his basket of dreams.It have islands, beaches, mountains, landscapes and beautiful cityscapes of architectural buildings . Till now I have explored various parts of states in Australia like New South Wales , Victoria and Queensland while living in Sydney and I feel that I have seen many countries just in this single continent out of the whole world . I felt like the dream of maundering at places which we had seen in Yash Chopra movies of Bollywood have come true now….he..he . My Indian readers will definitely understand what I mean and for others, Yash Raj Chopra is one of the famous director who made movies of romance genre in Bollywood and he used to shoot his movie  and songs at some beautiful locations all around the world . One of the movie is Salaam Namaste that had been shot in Melbourne.

Anyways coming back to the point , in Melbourne if you are planning to spend a weekend  or two nights and you have no idea from where to start from ,you can surely follow non exhaustive self guided tour which includes plethora of walk and some transportation by train and trams too . For travelling by train and trams ,myki card is required which is available at every 7/11 store and it can be recharged as per convenience.

Melbourne City : Melbourne sensational cityscape is dotted with amazing architecture include graffiti art buildings, neoclassical facades and contemporary towers. So after landing in Melbourne, there are five top attractions in and around city which a person should visit .

a. Brighton Beach : I have seen many beaches in Australia but this beach is different not because of beauty of waves but due to it’s coloured bathing boxes as it can be seen in the picture..For reaching here take a direct train from flinder’s street station till Brighton if staying in CBD and you will find the beach opposite the station road once you will step out.Start walking from beach to coloured bathing boxes and you will surely enjoy the walk on bay side.

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Sunset at Brighton Beach

2. St.Kilda Beach : St.Kilda beach is one of the  most popular beach in Melbourne and have very beautiful coastal walk  . After walking  from the St.Kilda pier and passing through St.Kilda Marina , a beautiful landscape with tiny hilltop comes .The view from that point is worth watching and it sheds tiredness from body. The shore of this beach is appropriate and favourite for all sports activities.

And if you are a lover of sweet goodies then walk towards Acland street and you will find many European bakery shops for eating different sort of cakes and macarons.

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Here  parachutes can be viewed amidst clouds and in downside road people do cycling and skating.

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Three variety of cakes we ate …

3. Southgate bridge and walk across Yarra river (See more in less time): 

This is the best place to spend evening in the city.Melbourne has a unique beauty of trams as a mode of transport in the city and sometimes transit by tram is free if you are travelling in free zone where you don’t need to touch on and off Myki card .Take a tram till shrine of remembrance ,visit it  and start walking back from there , you will pass through many attractions of the city from Swanston street to Flinder’s lane like arts centre , National Gallery of Victoria ,botanical garden, Flinder’s street station, Federation square and St.Paul Cathedral church.You can also enjoy city views on traditional  horse cart if you don’t prefer to walk .

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Take the downstairs from Swanston street and start walking towards Southgate bridge, the one which can be seen in mid of Yarra river. During night this view become more awesome in sizzling lights.

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View from Federation Square ….

Old Trams looks more sophisticated for enjoying journey

4. Hosier Lane Art  and other attractions : Mostly tourists prefer to stay in hotels and apartments of in and around CBD as it is centre of all attractions ,transport modes and popular rooftop bars. Collins street ,Bourke street and King’s street are the most popular ones as they are near to every sort of restaurants, tram and railway stations . So either take a walk depending on the area you are staying or take a tram till flinder’s lane and move towards Hosier lane. Even if you are not an art lover ,I am sure you will fall in love with this Graffiti artwork and every art has some depiction in it which keeps you engaging.

After completing Hosier Lane move back towards Flinder’s lane and walk ,you will find various other attractions on your way.

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5. Melbourne Star Observation Wheel : Have you ever dreamt of going to London Eye  and looking city from there ?? If yes then don’t forget to go for spin  here . It’s an astonishing feeling of gazing the city while standing or  sitting on the deck which is rotating and when it reach on the top , the view becomes incredible.I will suggest to book tickets online as you can easily avail great percent of discount there.melbourne-star-observation-wheel31

Melbourne Cricket Ground :  This is an extra option  specially for the cricket lovers or those who wanna explore the history  and world of cricket. For this a tour can be booked offline at the stadium itself ,only you need to check it’s  availability online for particular date.

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“ The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” ~ Saint Augustine

Posted in Zafu #LifeBeyondStigma

Anxiety or Intuition

Her heart was crying

making her eyes wet

and she didn’t know the reason

of  such deep pain inside….

Was this an anxiety or a bad intuition, does anybody  have the answer ??

 

Thanks for reading and never let your smile fall off from your face.

I will miss you guys and will come back with a new travel story.

Posted in Motivation

How to increase traffic on your word press blog ??

When I started my blog ,little I knew that a blog is not just for pouring your heart ,it’s for spreading your word to millions of people too but how it need to be done ,I was having no idea about it and didn’t know to whom I should ask. I get mails and messages  from some new  bloggers asking about advice on bringing traffic to site , though I am not a professional blogger yet but still if people asked definitely they would have seen something . So here I am sharing some tips of advice on basis of my knowledge which may help :

  1. Understand your motive :

    When you start your blog first of all you need to understand your purpose behind writing .What message you want to convey to your readers ?? or do you just want to make them happy by writing jokes or what ever be the reason but it must be clear to you.If it is not ,ask yourself this question, write the answer and then proceed.

  2. Theme on word press :

    I would say thanks to word press , that they have offered every sort of theme from  free to premium, so when most of us can’t afford premium of course we have the privilege to choose free one.Choose theme for your website very wisely ,even colour and background shows your perspective.

3.Font :

Font is very important for presentation.While writing focus on your font type, because if the font of body would be bigger than heading, definitely it gonna look absurd.

4.Networking :

Start interacting with other bloggers in blogger community by reading and commenting specially with the ones of your genre as that will give you a more clear picture of  next step to grow.

5.Social Media :

Spread your word on all social networking sites without having the fear of being judged. You are a blogger and you need to give freedom to your words and that should start firstly from home, I mean let your friends know what you are doing as they might help you in spreading your word further ,not even friends every reader who would get influence by your writings will definitely do so.

6.Punctuality :

Be punctual  in writing and make schedule of publishing your post.When people look forward to read more of your posts, you need to take care of their interest.

7.Have Patience :

Patience is the main key towards the path of growth .Some people may get good amount of views and followers within few months and some may take more than a year to reach there, it’s all about time zone, sincerity and determination. Don’t lose hope as you never know when you will become the star as hard work always pays off if not at present then maybe after sometime when you have even stopped thinking about it.

© Payal Tyagi

Never lose hope and keep doing your work, as stagnation hardly gives exponential growth. Thanks for reading 🙂