Thank You, Dear Readers + Awards

200+ Followers!200 followers
YAYY!!!! Tak Dhin-a-dhin dhin-a-dhin tak dhin-a-dhin! Ooo La La La… heeeeeyaaaaaa! tamamatamamam …aaaaaaaaaeeeeeeeee……. (standing up on the table, dancing like a crazed maniac!)

So, now that the jig is over, getting down to business.

I would like to thank God, my parents, Jadoo, my readers, Blogger’s World, Blogging U., my writing desk (it’s brand new, by the way), my laptop (old but as good as new), my fingers, my coffee mug, my phone (it’s broken! someone gift me a new one), my diary, my floor lamp, my hair dresser, my manicurist, my gardener…… (starts dancing again)
Wait, do I even have a gardener?! Who did I just thank?! Aah… that reminds me… Thank those who awarded me. Get down to business.

Worldly Words and Iamabloggertoo nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award and Dragon’s Loyalty Award respectively
Both these awards require me to list 7 interesting facts about myself.

So, here goes –

  1. I have a major sweet tooth.
  2. I tried cutting my eye-lashes when I was very young.
  3. I have won a few awards, during the course of my 10-year Sales career.
  4. Swimming is my favourite form of exercise.
  5. I got my first car before I learnt driving.
  6. My secret ambition is to be an actress.
  7. I am the best Counsellor or Agony Aunt you could find, free of cost. If only I charged a fee for my advice! Or, even took my own advice!

Received nominations for the Real Neat Blog Award from Blogmaniac and Expressive Human and Sunshine Blogger Award from Blabberwockying! and Expressive Human again.

Two Are Better Than One nominated me for the Liebster Award, and asked me a whole list of questions. However, as this post is already going to be a long one, I’ll just pick up a few and answer those. (Forgive me, Michelle)

  1. What are your blogging goals for 2016?
    Wait for a separate post on that! 😉
  2. What do you want readers to takeaway from your website or blog?
    A little bit of laughter, a little bit of fun, and loads of good reading. 🙂
  3. Why do you like to write?
    Because it helps me express my thoughts and feelings freely. Or, maybe because I talk too much and listening isn’t enough. Or is it really, that the voices in my head are talking. Who are they, anyway?!
  4. Do you have any advice for someone who is considering to start a website or blog?
    Considering I myself am very new at this, and not really in a position to offer advice, I will just pass on what ever advice I have received from the experts/veterans. Write. Write, and Write. And Network. And Read. And Write. 

Much love and thanks to all those who considered my mad-cap writing and my nonsensical blog worthy of these honours. (starts dancing again)
My vision is now quite blurry from all the happy tears. I think I may need to stop for a break before I can continue again. (breaks into a dance)

I would like to pass on each of these awards to the following blogs –

Sunshine Blogger Award

Because each of these blogs spread sunshine in Blogosphere, and particularly in my life, just by their presence.

Mind and Life Matters

Dr. Meg Sorick

Worldy Words

Recharge Your Day

Real Neat Blog Award

These blogs are super fun to read and also a great source of learning (even for someone as obstinate as me!) for me and would be for you too, I am sure.

Anand’s Parodies & Caricatures – Free yourself from all your worries. Anything he says is sure to make you smile.

Thank you, Arpita, for giving me the ‘word of the year‘. 🙂 (and a lot more…)

Megha Agrawal
Love the recipes, Bhaili, keep them coming! 🙂

Two Are Better Than One
Michelle’s been in the inside of the cockpit of an F-117A!

Versatile Blogger Award

Because as the name suggests their writing is versatile and refreshing.

And may I add, a very good one too!

in cahoots with muddy boots
Trust me, this blog has nothing to do with messy cats. A must read if you are fond of cooking, nature or… anything beautiful, really!

Because if you can have a Conversation with an Alien, you can have one with a stranger too! 😉

The Subtler You

Liebster Award

New blogs that have created an impact in the blogging world. Definitely, must read!

Sometimes a simple blog with everyday stories told beautifully are all you need to uplift your mood!


Leenna’s Creative Box

Success Inspirer

Maze Odyssey: The diary of an ecophobic

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

Because readers as loyal as them definitely deserved an award just for their love, support and encouragement, and their resilience at withstanding the regular onslaught of madness that this blog (and blogger) spews forth.

Sharada Gopalan
Amazing travel tales, accompanied with lovely photographs.

Mind and Life Matters

Dr. Meg Sorick

Worldy Words

ametalk Thanks, Neerja! For being such an “ardent follower” 🙂


The Turtle Way Sending you turtle hugs!

crackedrearviewer Yet another amazing travel blog, you must check out!

That Mom-Wife Life
Apologies for causing you disappointment, Marielli. I promise to more than make up for it soon 🙂 (Psst… Look out for the new features, it is sure to cheer you up 😉 )

To all my 1100+ visitors/readers and 200+ followers who keep coming back to my blog. 


With this, this blog is now award-free and any new awards I receive would be passed on (unaccepted) to others.

My apologies if I have missed out on giving you an award. Please know that I intended to but with all the dancing, my brain has displaced itself and now I suffer from memory loss. Huh? What? Who am I? Where am I? Who are you? Oh, Sorry, I do know who you are. The most important part of my blog – my precious and most valued reader. That’s all I remember actually. Psst…Are you convinced or should I repeat? Huh? What? ….. Uh Oh….  Ok, I’m outta here!

Congratulations to all my award winners.
Thank you to all my readers for all your love and support. It’s what makes Wandering Soul what it is. Keep it coming!

And, now with the music turned up full blast, the party just started. Please join in the fun. (starts dancing again, brain dislodges itself completely and is now dancing alongside.)
Hi! Who are you? (oh well, that’s material for another post! 😉 )

P.S. – Special invitation to Luckysketch (Thanks, Lucky!) who is my 200th follower (via email) and The Amused Mind (Thanks, Shambhavi!) who is my 200th WP follower!



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  • Aneesh Sreekumar
    Posted at 17:35h, 04 January Reply

    CONGRATULATIONS! May the numbers double by the end of the year!

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 11:04h, 05 January Reply

      Thanks! Although I was thinking more like ten-fold 😀 Uhh.. is that too much? Unachievable ? … i hope not! 🙂

      • Aneesh Sreekumar
        Posted at 11:36h, 05 January Reply

        Ha Ha !!! I sincerely hope you will prove me wrong girl!!! You are right !! Always aim high!! All the very best !!

  • maynotbesoanonymous
    Posted at 17:41h, 04 January Reply

    Congratulations to you!!! 🙂 You deserve it all!

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 11:05h, 05 January Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Really appreciate it! 🙂

  • mysticalwriter12
    Posted at 18:32h, 04 January Reply

    Congratulations on all of your awards!

  • Megan
    Posted at 20:35h, 04 January Reply

    Congrats on getting 200 followers! That’s no small thing. May the new year bring you even more! 🙂

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 11:02h, 05 January Reply

      Thanks, Megan! Here’s to more – more blogging, more learning, more friendships! 🙂

      • Megan
        Posted at 19:17h, 05 January Reply

        I second that!

  • Michelle Malone
    Posted at 22:12h, 04 January Reply

    What a cool, creative response! 🙂 You rock!

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 11:01h, 05 January Reply

      You do too! F117A! Wowie! And, here, i had been inside the cockpit of a normal airplane mid-flight and was super excited about that measly fact! Oops! forgot to mention that in the facts.. that would have been interesting though nothing to beat yours! 😀 Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Lucky Sketch
    Posted at 23:15h, 04 January Reply

    I’m a bit surprised this is my first link from other page. ^_^

  • justmeplease_travel
    Posted at 00:03h, 05 January Reply

    Congratulations! I know you will continue to be successful 🙂 I look forward to receiving a message that says you have reached 500 followers in the not to distant future!.:)

  • izabolinha
    Posted at 01:28h, 05 January Reply

    Congratulations on your 200 followers 🙂
    And thank you for thinking of me for a Dragon’s Loyalty Award . It’s my first one , and now I am the one dancing 😉
    Turtle Hugs 🙂

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 19:33h, 05 January Reply

      YAY!! Let me join you in the dancing. 😀 Can we do all kinds of weird moves and call it ‘the turtle dance’?

      • izabolinha
        Posted at 19:41h, 05 January Reply

        Yes! Yes! You’ve got it! the turtle dance 😉 🙂

  • Dr Meg Sorick
    Posted at 01:57h, 05 January Reply

    200 followers! And so quickly, that’s awesome! Thanks for the nomination, I hope you won’t mind if I don’t get to this for a bit! I promise I will! And congratulations on all of your nominations, too! Here’s to a fabulously successful 2016!

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 10:58h, 05 January Reply

      Thank you sooooo sooooo much, Dr. Sorick. I love you, and can’t thank you enough! 🙂 Congratulations. Please take your own time. No hurries.

  • Anand
    Posted at 03:19h, 05 January Reply

    Congratulations for the awards. You deserve every one of those. Thank you for the mention, Piyusha. I threw Anandhotep and his bandages into a carton, packed and labeled it, and have just couriered him to the Valley of Kings. With him out of the picture, I can now devote more time to my blog and to visiting yours.

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 10:57h, 05 January Reply

      Oh Oh.. you have sent away the one person (is it even accurate to call the mummy that 😀 ) who always took my side 😀 😀 Although I love that you’ll be here more often. 🙂 Thanks! Congratulations for yours. 🙂

  • Stacey is Sassy
    Posted at 04:06h, 05 January Reply

    Thanks my lovely 🙂 ♥

  • zerocreativity0
    Posted at 04:09h, 05 January Reply

    Congratulations and all the best for journey ahead.

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 10:52h, 05 January Reply

      Thanks so much, for all your love and support. 🙂

  • NJ
    Posted at 04:39h, 05 January Reply

    These many awards can make any way go crazy and dancing 😀 yaaay thank you for awarding me the loyalty award 😉 congrats for all the awards 🙂 Happy New year 🙂 keep going ahead 🙂

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 10:51h, 05 January Reply

      Thanks, Neerja. Lots of love and hugs to you 🙂 Congrats!

      • NJ
        Posted at 04:45h, 06 January Reply

        Thank you darling <3 I heard you guys had great time with jenny 😉

  • leennascreativebox
    Posted at 04:57h, 05 January Reply

    Congrats and the basketful of awards! And thanks for spreading the love. I’m honored:) I know someone who tried cutting his eyelashes when little. Fortunately they grew back, and he stopped looking like Brendan Fraser in The Mummy 3 🙂 Looking forward to more transmission from the spaceships and many more hundreds of followers for you:)

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 10:48h, 05 January Reply

      Thanks, so much, Leena. Thanks for your blessings. Dear God, please listen to her and make it come true 😀 Congrats!

  • Shambhavi Sharma
    Posted at 05:08h, 05 January Reply

    Haha. Congratulations. You are real fun. 😀

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 10:51h, 05 January Reply

      Thanks Shambhavi. We must meet up again, soon. 🙂 I had so much fun!

  • Reshma Bhat
    Posted at 05:31h, 05 January Reply

    Whoa whoa! Congratulations! You made this boring award post so much fun to read. And thank you for the nomination as well. Love love <3

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 10:47h, 05 January Reply

      Thanks, Reshma! I try my best 😀 Glad to know I succeeded in doing so. 🙂 Congratulations!

  • Sonia D'Costa
    Posted at 05:32h, 05 January Reply

    Congratulations! You sure sound excited. 🙂

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 10:45h, 05 January Reply

      Thanks Sonia. A new writing desk. Lots of new changes planned for the blog. 200+ followers. and now 1000+ Likes. so much love and support. I have enough reasons to be, don’t you agree? 😀 🙂 Thanks for your support, too. Really value it. 🙂

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  • iamabloggertoo
    Posted at 06:37h, 05 January Reply

    Hearty Congrats on your awards and thankyou for the nomination ! 🙂

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 10:49h, 05 January Reply

      Thanks, Shilpa! 🙂 Congrats!

      • Wandering Soul
        Posted at 11:32h, 05 January Reply

        oh ok.. cool.. thanks so much!!! sorry, my bad… I’m confused! 😀

  • premsank
    Posted at 09:45h, 05 January Reply

    Congrats on all the awards, it shows your popularity as a blogger. And thanks for the nomination!

  • Jahnavi Chintakunta
    Posted at 15:49h, 05 January Reply

    Congratulations. I can see your excitement in your post. 🙂 Your blog definitely deserves those awards and followers. Keep going, girl !

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 16:44h, 05 January Reply

      Thanks, Jahnavi. I am so sorry I missed giving you one, just realised. (I knew i was missing someone important) Many apologies. Please take this comment as a nomination for Sunshine Blogger. I will edit my post shortly!

      • Jahnavi Chintakunta
        Posted at 17:03h, 05 January Reply

        🙂 Haha It’s funny.No apologies needed.Don’t worry about editing your post. Thanks a lot for your appreciation. I too wanted to nominate you for Sunshine blogger award ,but then saw that you are going to turn your blog into an award free blog.

        • Wandering Soul
          Posted at 17:07h, 05 January Reply

          yup! 🙂 having reached 200 followers, I no longer qualify 😛 😀

          • Jahnavi Chintakunta
            Posted at 17:09h, 05 January

            Oh! Does it mean if we have 200 followers, we are not qualified for any awards?

          • Wandering Soul
            Posted at 17:11h, 05 January

            Oh no, it’s just that most of these awards are for new bloggers to encourage them. So generally given to bloggers (like Leibster Award) who have less than 200 followers. You are free to go award-free or not! I prefer to do so, so that these awards can go to someone else more deserving than me 🙂

          • Jahnavi Chintakunta
            Posted at 17:15h, 05 January

            Thanks. What a relief. I have been struggling to draft the answers to my award questions. It’s tedious. I too will make my blog award free as I have 200+ followers. It’s better to encourage new bloggers 🙂

      • Jahnavi Chintakunta
        Posted at 17:04h, 05 January Reply

        Visakha and Shilpa already nominated me for that award.So, take it easy 🙂

  • Amanda
    Posted at 17:34h, 05 January Reply

    Awww… congratulations ^^ I’m sure you’ll have 500 followers soon. Hmmm … next month maybe ; )

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 17:36h, 05 January Reply

      Yay! Thanks so much! 🙂 Love you for saying that! 😀 😀

  • Sharada Gopalan
    Posted at 18:12h, 05 January Reply

    Congratulations! Thanks for the nomination! Rock on into 2016 and there will be many more to follow you :)!

  • Ngobesing Romanus
    Posted at 21:15h, 05 January Reply

    Amazing! It seems there’s nothing you cannot make somebody like. You’re full of vitality; more like a rocket tearing through the air to a sure destination. Bravo! Your enthusiasm is contagious. You deserve these awards and many more are hurrying to meet you. Thanks for nominating me. I really feel beyond the ordinary. May your light keep shining!

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 00:54h, 06 January Reply

      Thank you for the wonderful words, Ngobesing! It is feedback like yours that keeps me going! 🙂 Congrats!

      • Ngobesing Romanus
        Posted at 02:34h, 06 January Reply

        Thank you Wandering soul. Indeed, we can do a lot in life if we have someone or people motivating and inspiring us and that is what I want to spend the rest of my life doing to those who are willing to listen to me. I am happy you have opted to listen. I am confident you will be pleased with what visiting this site regularly will do for you.

  • Christy Birmingham
    Posted at 00:53h, 06 January Reply

    Congrats! I just clicked the Follow button to add to your 200 🙂 I have a sweet tooth too!

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 00:56h, 06 January Reply

      Thank you so much! 🙂 🙂 We could share the cheesecake, although that cookie is all mine 😀

  • MindandLifeMatters
    Posted at 03:09h, 06 January Reply

    You go girl! 200+ followers and that too so soon…that is an awesome achievement! Congrats on the awards and thanks for the nomination. I am going award free in my blog too…so I may/may not post about it. 🙂

  • SunDragonLady Choi
    Posted at 04:43h, 06 January Reply

    Awesome Job & Congtulations.

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 04:44h, 06 January Reply

      Thanks so much ! 🙂

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        Posted at 05:00h, 06 January Reply


  • Megha Agrawal
    Posted at 11:54h, 06 January Reply

    Congratulations on your new achievement wishing you many more to come. Your excitement is reflecting in your words. I was imagining what would be your level of excitement when you will have 2000 followers. May be you will share with us your dancing video. Jokes apart you deserve every bit of success and your followers have proved it to you.
    Thanks for Real Neat blog award you made be feel so good.

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 12:02h, 06 January Reply

      Thanks, Megha! On reaching 2000, I probably will float away only 😀 😛

  • Anand
    Posted at 02:04h, 07 January Reply

    Next post? Waiting for a few laughs 😀

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 02:27h, 07 January Reply

      😀 How about “Mr. Burp’s Greetings”? 😀

      • Anand
        Posted at 03:04h, 07 January Reply

        An older post?

        • Wandering Soul
          Posted at 03:46h, 07 January Reply

          oh oh.. No?? it’s only 5 days old as of now! oh okay, I shall work on something new. 🙁

          • Anand
            Posted at 05:08h, 07 January

            Ok…ok…ok! I get the message. I am going to pick up my act and visit more often.

          • Wandering Soul
            Posted at 05:10h, 07 January


  • Darshith Badiyani
    Posted at 13:48h, 07 January Reply

    Awards fiesta 😛 Congrats!

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  • BellyBytes
    Posted at 19:16h, 09 September Reply

    You’ve got a great blog going and I’m surprised I didn’t come across you before! One more follower for you now

    • Wandering Soul
      Posted at 11:57h, 10 September Reply

      Thank you so much! That means so much. I too shall visit you soon. 🙂

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