Jan 16, 2012

And These Are a Few of My Favourite Things!





Photo Credit: {eclaire}


Blogs! I have come to love so many of them. And each week I discover new ones, all the time amazed at the beautiful posts people come up with. I read somewhere that blogging promotes mediocrity, but I don't really think so, when I see the super-talented people out there who now have the power to publish their own material.

Being a mediocre writer myself, who is struggling to gain a better understanding of the art each day, I am no real judge of who writes what well. But I thought it would be fun to share with you all, my dear readers, some of the endearing posts that I read each week. Just like we tell each other about great books, we should tell each other about great blogs, no?

I want to do this each week but I'm not sure if I will be able to, I'll try, nevertheless. I will be writing about the posts and not the blogs, the difference is important I think, because every writer has their finer moments, and their not so fine ones. So I may mention the same blogger more than once, or whatever, you get the idea.

So let's get started! A few blog posts I've read in the past week, that have kept me engrossed and interested in random order:

Note: These are not necessarily posts that were written in the past week, I just came across them in that time frame.

  • It's Fungi This post is by Srikanth who blogs at 'Journey of Life'. He talks about a walk he took one evening and saw something that compelled him to return the next morning with a camera. The unusual, yet beautiful sighting is documented with lovely words and some simply-superb photographs. It was a refreshing read.
  • Look What We Found Written by The Girl Next Door, right here in Bangalore. Wish she lived next door to me, I'm so craving some good ol' girl-bonding :( Anyway, she's written a great description of some amazing Bangalorean street food, that got my mouth watering right away. I gotto try this place as soon as I can.
  • Parenthood, and all that Jazz This is not one of her latest posts, but the one that struck me the most as I was going through her blog. She's Smitha, a 'confirmed Blogomaniac' who needs just Any Excuse to Write. In this post she articulated quite well the predicament her daughter was facing at school, and how she handled it. A common scenario faced by many parents, I suppose. The post is very much well worth the read. 
  • Confidence Is The post is what the title suggests, oozing with confidence. The picture at the top says it all. As a person with a similar build, I could never pose for a self portrait with such an attitude. Nevertheless, Rashmi's words had a nice effect on me the day I read it, a bit of the confidence seeped in through my brain cells as well, working its magic. We girls should write and read such posts more often!
  • Awakening the Social Animal Okay, I so I cheat a bit, I read this more than a week ago, but I couldn't help mentioning it. The post is so reflective of the late-twenties-something girl that I have evolved into. Piya introspects at Yesterday Once More,  inspired by a profound quote from Winnie the Pooh.
  • Heads You Win; Tails I Lose Another gripping work of fiction from none other than the talented Phatichar. I would describe it as unputdownable, but since it's a blog, I'd say it was un-unscrolldownable. :D
  • A Helping of Buddha Vikas wrote this at Vicky~Pedia, as a part of the KFC Fiery Grilled contest on Indiblogger. How he managed to find a connection between KFC and Buddha is something baffling to me, but he did and with awesome style. This is some amazing talent if you ask me, I would be very surprised if he did not win.
  • My Encounter with the Inevitable Again, I cheat. Keirthana has a profound conversation with her inner-self, somewhat inspired by the last one between Harry and Dumbledore. Made for a very interesting read. Some important revelations came out of it too.

That's all for now, folks. Don't forget to tell me about your favourite posts! 



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31 comments:

  1. Aww what a lovely idea! Glad you found some cool blogs/posts to read!

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  2. Wow!!! What a wonderful idea!! Some of them i read... but can't wait to go through the entire list!

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    1. Glad you liked the idea Nirvana! Hope you enjoy the list.

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  3. thats a really great idea, do keep up with it :)

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  4. Moo-devi Sumitra,
    What an honor to receive such kind words of compliment from you. Please don't make me nervous by telling about the prize - its a big process and others have written beautiful posts too. May the best one earn the prize. I just wrote as per my imagination, ashte! :)

    BTW, I shall go through the list you put up. Its certainly a nice initiative. If I should put up a list then maybe I will link back to this post itself. :)

    You are right that blogs are a vent to minor creative eruptions that keep cropping up in our minds every now and then.

    Thanks and wish you Happy Reading,
    Vikas.

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    1. Oops, didn't mean to make you nervous. Won't mention it again! :D Glad you liked the idea of this post, hope you find some interesting stuff on the list. Happy Reading to you too :)

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  5. Every time I read that sentence (post title) I am reminded of Sound of music. That movie is definitely in my list of favorite things ;)
    I don't think I follow many of these blogs.. Off to explore now!

    ♥ www.thegirlatfirstavenue.com

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    1. Oooh, I do like that movie too! Hope you find something of your interest on this list.

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  6. Wow, you come up with the best of ideas to blog about, Sumi :) I should try this sometime later! I read a lot of blogs but I just don't enough time.

    And I owe you a ton for mentioning my post in your list. Thank you :)

    Now am off to go through the other posts you mentioned :)

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    1. Haha, thanks Keirthana, I try. :) Do it too, it'll be fun. And no problem, I really liked your post. Hope you enjoy the list!

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  7. Honored, S - really am :)

    Thanks. Your blog is a favorite as well. Keep scrolling (and scripting) ;-)

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    1. No problem, P! M honored you like my blog too :)

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  8. Thank you so much for the mention. I'm honored :) Now off to read the rest of the posts you have mentioned, and the rest of your posts :)

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    1. Welcome here Smitha! Hope you like all the posts. :)

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  9. Thank you Sumitra for the mention. xo

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  10. I'll read these posts soon :)
    Thank You for the suggestions :)

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  11. Should catch up on this list real soon! =)

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  12. I really liked your style, and your idea of giving a kind of blog review is good. Knowingly or unknowingly you have made room for more people to look up these blogs, and in a way creating more traffic to their site. You are really a person with some unique ideas. Would read your blogs too.

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    1. Thanks Rama! And welcome to The Daily Moo. Glad you liked the idea and concept behind this post. I don't know about traffic, my blog is not that popular, but I just thought it's nice to share :)

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  13. Thank you so much for the mention. :)
    Do check out the dosa place as soon as you can! :) :) :)

    I wish I lived next door to me too. I could do with a bit of girlie bonding too! :|

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  14. lovely post following you
    follow back please
    ♥ SadeeStyle ♥
    www.sadeestyle.net

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  15. Sumi, would it be too much of a crime if I pick this idea and do a favourite posts too? (puts a sweet smile)

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    1. No Arch, not a crime at all! I'm flattered that you find my idea worthy enough to pick up :D Please go right ahead!

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