AtoZChallenge Sweet Nothings

Sunday Sundae #AtoZChallenge

Hiya! I’m back with my Sunday Sundae post…after long! This time, it’s going to be really special. Guess why? Well, read on…

As you know I am taking up the #AtoZChallenge where in I write about an Army wife’s life. Honestly, if you ask me, I knew exactly what I should be writing about this year…only that I was all shaking and shivering two days before the first of April. I simply didn’t get any topics starting with the alphabets. I had accidentally joined a blogging community, @blogchatter via twitter which brought together a group of many like-minded bloggers who made it their sole motive to visit, read and show some blog love to each other’s posts. And boy oh boy, my blog has seen a huge difference. I have a huge readership to boast of now, all because of these amazing bloggers who resolved to drop by this lil’ space of mine, every single day.

For me, @blogchatter was just another blogging community. But, I somehow feel at home…and the motivation I get, reading each of them is tremendous and baffling. The urge to write a post before the clock strikes 12, the fire in the belly when you rush to their daily linkys for us to add our respective blog posts, the yearning to read your favorite blogs and of course, undoubtedly, the adrenaline rush you get every time your phone beeps with a notification. And Touche! IT. IS. A. LOT.


When I wrote my first two posts, I was skeptical. Big time. And I poured my heart out to Chandni from Life in Technicolour . All I asked her was, who would be interested if I have 27 black military boxes in my home! I was a nervous wreck but there was a persistent demand from her to just go with it and here I am, still sticking to the challenge, after seven days! Her space is one of my favorites this year, who I make it a point not to miss. How beautifully she narrates the stories and every time I read, I can clearly visualize them, as if they are playing right in front of my eyes. My favorite post from her blog is Dreams.

I should mention another of my favorites, who I cannot refrain from reading, commenting and sharing as soon as the clock strikes 12 – My Era from The Era I Lived In. Her theme is Parenting and eventhough I am not a parent yet, I can very well connect to her writes and you just get that instant vibe, a connection.

Here are my three favorite #AtoZChallenge 2016 posts, until now.

a. While the stats show, that the post Eight Questions Never to Ask an Army Wife  was well received, my personal favorite is Guns ‘N Roses. I was at work, pulling my hair apart, ‘cos I was just not getting a word with the letter G. I casually got up from my chair and declared to my colleages, that I have no idea what I should be writing about, that they should help in giving me a word with G, relating to the Army. Out came the answer- Guns, Shalini, Guns! I mean seriously! Why didn’t I think of it? Then an idea struck and I screamed in joy, Guns ‘N Roses. When I finished penning down the post, tears streamed down my face and I missed him, my soldier. There is only so much you can do to put up a brave face and smile, when he is away guarding the frontiers. And this lil’ post triggered the emotions which I tried to cover up all this while. Thus, undoubtedly my personal fav.

b. The post Family Welfare Meets, helped in showing the other side of the Army Wives and I’m glad I could emblazon that on this space. Another fab blogger, who tops my list of favorites this April, is  Inderpreet who blogs at Eloquent Articulation. She writes awesome stories, that too in very little words, and my favorite is Depressed. Such a sweet lady, who never said no to me, till date. She was always there whenever I pestered her with my teeny tiny doubts and these days esp. about the Army topics. Kudos to your patience.

c. I love to read the distinct and fascinating tips on Interior designs that Kala blogs about at Relax n Rave. Being an Army Wife, I have this opportunity of moving to different places every 2-3 years and that means, I have a new home too. These will definitely come in handy..and that too..soon!

And No, I’m not picking a third favorite post from among the eight I have written. I leave it to you. Let me know which one you liked the most.

P.S: I really cannot pick my favorite blogs! There are so many out there who I need to read everyday or else I feel damn guilty. They are fabulous and dashing! Oh yes, they are!

Roshan who writes about T.V. Sitcoms and Man, you would wonder if he had seen them all! Mind blowing.

Vinay who writes about the World of Harry Potter  (how can I not love HP)

Shilpa  and Geetika who never ceased to amuse me with a Flash Fiction

Aathira with her powerful stories about women.

Sunila’s Indian Mythogical stories and Shubhangi’s Incredible India

Nibha weaving some amazing stories every week, (the crime story she just penned is marvelous)

Soumya rocking with the All About Me theme

Parul who writes about Women: I am still stuck with her words, ” I will never walk topless or even want to but why should my choice become a law?” when she wrote about the campaign Free the Nipple.

Rajlakshmi’s theme of Whimsical Medleys

Tina cracking me up with some amazing anecdotes

Stephen’s He and She stories makes me want for more.

Dixita’s heart-warming anecdotes ( I still cannot take my mind off the Eighty Years of Love post, darl)

Mithila with the Weird words . Seriously! How do you get them?

True Stories of Women by Roma

Wedding Rituals at Silver Streaks

@Romspeaks, Random RagasRamyaRao, Reema, Seeya , Sneha , Sweety, Maggie ,@leprchaunrabbit are others on my regular reading list!

Whoa! That’s about 30+ blogs that I read every single day! And I truly intend to read more blogs as I know I am missing out on some fab writes.

Thanks, again @blogchatter for the brilliant opportunity given to each one of us as a blogging platform. Truly appreciate your hard work! <3

‘Finding next level blog love through #AtoZChallenge with #Blogchatter’

Picture Credit


  1. Vinay Leo R. April 22, 2016
  2. inquisitivegeet April 11, 2016
  3. Dahlia April 11, 2016
  4. Bikramjit April 11, 2016
  5. My Era April 10, 2016
  6. RamyaRao April 10, 2016
  7. fabulus1710 April 10, 2016
  8. Novemberschild April 10, 2016
  9. Sweety (Kokiash2015) April 10, 2016
  10. Parul Thakur April 10, 2016
  11. Cafenined Words April 10, 2016
  12. kalaravi16 April 10, 2016
  13. CM April 10, 2016

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