Y is for … You!!

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This post is all about YOU!
YOU, the participants of this fabulous A to Z April Challenge and YOU the readers of this blog.

We are inching towards the end of this challenge. The interactions which spanned nearly a month have given us some interesting insights about all of YOU!

  1. The Super Leader : Corinne Rodrigues, you have been a motivator par excellence  and the life line for all of us. Pushing us to realize our potential to go and reach that extra mile, this challenge has been a fun-filled journey only because of you!!
  2. The Specialists :
    1. Poetry : Though your poetry burnt a lot of my grey cells, Laxmi, Preetilata, Sridevi, you have some awesome talent in sharing a story or an emotion or a thought in beautifully flowing words.
    2. Parenting: With Cynthia sharing the lessons of the life from A to Z with her children and Roshni writing the anecdotes from her parenting journey, you two ladies have created a legacy for your children which they will cherish forever.
    3. Story Teller : Writing a story which has chapters from A to Z, and changing the story line on noting the reactions of the readers, Bhav.Zz you are a master story teller. You have the power to keep us hooked and riveted as Milan and Asha met and embarked on life’s journey together.
    4. Haiku : Pheno Menon, you have been phenomenal in saying so much with a few words and an amazing picture, always.
  3. The Collaborators: Sridevi and Meena, you taught us that in union there is strength. Collaborating with family and friends and making them a part of this challenge too was a novel idea.
  4. The Satirist : Blogwati Gee, you used wit and humour as your weapon to share your thoughts and that never failed to bring a smile or a laugh at the other end.
  5. Jack of All Trades : From poetry to stories, pictures and random musings, travel tales to memoirs, Priya, Janaki, Sulekha, Afshan, you believe in looking far and wide as there are worlds to conquer.
  6. The Photographers : Dhiren and Shail, you  showed us that it takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. And that photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. You showed us that it is truly a creative art.
  7. The BrainiacClarissa Draper, you proved that codes and puzzles are cool and you also made us think hard and long in creative ways until we either figured it out or begged for the answer.
  8. Randomness is Epic : The world is governed by chance. Randomness stalks us every day of our live and this randomness was so easily captured by you Ruchira, Naina, Privy Trifles, Nandana, Sharmila, Nibedita, Pallavi, Diana, Suzy, Kajal, Genevive, Meera, in your posts which were so varied in nature.
  9. Inspiring and Informative : Vidya, you with your posts told us that knowledge is power and that information is liberating. You believe that an investment in knowledge always pays the best interest and that is so very true.
  10. Regular Readers : You’ve heard the saying, “If a tree falls in the woods and nobody hears it, did it really happen?” Well, if a blog doesn’t have any readers, does it really exist? Without readers, a blog is lifeless. Asha, Rachna, Smita, Vinita, Mrs Usha Menon, Mr BK Chowla, Reshma, The Little Princess, Megan, Dee, Nana, Gwen Gardner, Found in Folsom, Rajesh, Rama, Priyaa Arora, Seena, Contemplatingme, Indrani, Obsessive Mom, Anu, Dishit, Jayashree, Deeps, Anil Kurup, evanescentthoughtsReema Sahay, Malini, Mr Rahul Bhatia, Shilpa Sharma, Damyanti, Swaram… you have given a sheen and shine to this blog.
YOU all are Rockstars!  A BIG THANK YOU to all of YOU!!
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89 thoughts on “Y is for … You!!

  1. Shilpa,this is a fascinating post. You are really matchless and incomparable. Your thinking and the way you pen your thoughts is admirable. Wish you best of luck.

  2. Thanks for the honor Shilpa (for mentioning me in your post). You have been very supportive and kind with words and your actions. Looking forward to learning some more from you. Thanks ever so much!

  3. I am not sure If I am a jack of all trades (and master of none 😉 :P) but it felt so good reading all compliments. Am on 12 th cloud nw 😀
    and Ur way of mentioning many names is worth applause
    Thanks for reading all my posts , acknowledging and encouraging

    Lots of love

  4. Phewww!!! I wish you had linked blogs with the names 🙂

    But yes you guys took up a mammoth task and completed it so very creatively….I wish I had this kind of zeal!!! I wish!!!!

    • Aah! I had thought about it but then that seemed like a mammoth task at 1.30 am last night! Will try to do today, if possible!
      Thanks for all your support, Smita! 🙂
      You could have done it too, but then you were travelling et al… Next time??

  5. Touched by your beautiful gesture. Wish i could read all of them. Will try to reach out to a few. But your posts were beautifully crafted, girl. very creative with the riddle, 55-fiction, spine poetry etc…..Glad to have known you.Thanks for the mention, Shilpa.

    Yayyyyyyyyy….and tommorrow is the celebration day, Right?

    • Thansk a lot for your kind and warm words, Asha! Your encouragement and constant support means a lot! Thank you! 🙂
      Yeah, tomorrow is PARTY Time and Sleep time too! 🙂

  6. Wow ! what a beautiful way of presenting Y ! just loved it, appreciate you so much for the effort you have put in, not only reading the other bloggers, commenting, supporting, inspiring and above all your generosity to name persons and affirm them ! thanks shilpa, I am enriched today because of you !

    • Awww!! Your warm words have gladdened my heart! Thank you so much Genevive! This challenge has been a beautiful journey, learnt a lot from everyone, and especially you, Genevive! Your posts about your sister and X-mas and X-ray are fresh in my memory and make me think about a lot of things! A big Hug to you! 🙂

  7. Yaaay, I am a regular reader 😀 Ok, I have not been very regular, but I have read almost all the posts 🙂 I don’t know how you managed completing this challenge, that too on time. I would have never been able to do it!!

    Destination Infinity

  8. Wonderful post Shilpa as always. I must admit I’ve enjoyed reading most of your posts in this challenge. Thanks for mentioning my name and bringing out the best in all of us 🙂

  9. Yeh,couldn’t you wait till tomorrow to thank us, anyway it was really a good journey, you have all completed it almost, but mine will chug slowly to the end. However, I am happy your determination inspired me to blog at least once a week on a letter.Enjoy the relief of coming till the end!

    • It was a super journey with some great times and wonderful friends. I am looking forward to read your E now!
      It is a big relief and last night despite a headache and low energy levels, I just wanted to finish the Z post and be free for a while! 😀

  10. How sweet Shilpa. Thank you for the special mention!Its kinda bitter-sweet that the challenge is ending, but what’s lovely is the sheer variety that this motley bunch threw up 🙂 Keep writing. I am going to keep writing and certainly keep reading.

    Cheers
    Meera

    • Oh yeah, the challenge was super fun because of the group… the chats and interactions on FB group made it all the more interesting. Happy to meet you through this challenge, Meera 🙂 See you around 🙂

  11. Thank you for mentioning my blog and thank you for your own wonderful posts! I have longed to go to India because I love the culture and the food. I have many friends in Canada from India. Your blog is so informative and interesting.

    • I am so glad to meet you here, Clarissa! Simply love your codes and puzzles. Thanks for giving a lot of exercise to our grey cells. Have you come earlier to India! Do let me know, in case you plan to visit Jaipur which is in Rajasthan 🙂

  12. Fantastic Shilpa! Every day throughout the challenge ,you have made me think…’What will Shilpa write tomorrow?’ You came up with such unique posts all through .
    I add your name to your list as- ‘Thinking out of the box’

  13. You’re so nice for making us all feel so good of ourselves. Thank you for that! I’ve been following your blogs ever since you became a premium blogger @ blogadda, but always been a lurker, never had the guts to comment, star-struck …tongue-tied, what can I say! 😛

    But, thanks to this challenge, I got to interact with you this way. Much happy for that. May you keep inspiring us all with your lovely posts 🙂

    • Awwww!!! Oh My God, Nandana! I am speechless! Am glad that because of this challenge we could meet and interact! Thanks a lot for your support and see you around!
      Cheers 🙂

  14. As always, your posts are a treat to the readers Shilpa:) your posts are “zara hatke” and never fail to bring a ” WOW!! how come I never thought of something like this?” thought in my mind. Thank you for the sweet mention, its a pleasure to read your posts lady:)

    • Thanks a lot, Resham for the warm and encouraging words. Glad that you like the food that is served here!! 😀
      It is a pleasure to soak in your 3 line wonders too, though I can never attempt to do that myself! 🙂

  15. This is so generous of you to mention me as a regular reader, while I haven’t been lately. but yes, whenever I have time to read blogs, I go and read yours first!

  16. This is a very thoughtful post. You are a real Rockstar! Thanks for the mention. Enjoyed this challenge thoroughly and the bonhomie among fellow-bloggers!

  17. You have mentioned most of us.
    But,Shilpa it is YOU,yes YOU who has been a source of inspiration to a lot of bloggers who fall in the catagory of You

  18. What a beautiful post, Shilpa. I am thrilled we connected over this challenge and I am looking forward to keeping in touch, now that I am back from vacation.

    Thank you so much for your support through April. I am touched by the mention in this post. Thanks again.

    With love,

    Vidya

  19. Wow Shilpa – you did it again – an awesome post and so thoughtful too. Thanks for the mention. Look forward to more posts and challenges (did I really say that?)

    • LOL… you know na, some f us are doing May Photo A Day challenge… 2 challenges one after the other… so the madness continues for some of us! It was lovely connecting with you Suzy, see you around 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Lee! It is an absolute honor to see you on this space! Thanks for organizing such a fabulous challenge. It has been a great fun-cum-learning journey for all of us. Thanks a lot! 🙂

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