गमों के बादल!

कैसे है आप सभी लोग? आशा करती हूं कि आप सभी लोग सकुशल अपने परिवार के साथ सुरक्षित होंगे।

चलिए “बातें कुछ अनकही सी,” के किस्से को आगे बढ़ाते है।

आज की कविता उस आशा के नाम, जिसका दीपक हम सभी के दिलों में जल रहा है। ज़ाहिर है कठिन वक्त है पर हौंसला नहीं खोना है।

गमों के बादल!

गमों के बादल छंट ही जाएंगे और फिर से रोशनी का नया सूरज निकलेगा।

फिर से खिल उठेगा आँगन, महकते फूलों की खुशबूओं से, फिर से ये वीराना चमन बनेगा।

आएंगे फिर से खुशियों के मौसम और फिर से कोई पगला दीवाना बनेगा।

सच है कि आसां नहीं होता, मायूँसियों के भँवर से बाहर निकलना,

पर ये भी सच है कि आशा की सिर्फ एक किरण से गमों का अंधेरा दूर भगेगा।

फिर से खिल उठेगा आँगन, महकते फूलों की खुशबूओं से, फिर से ये वीराना चमन बनेगा।

छोटी सी ही तो है ये ज़िन्दगानी, पता नहीं कब कौन आएगा और कब कौन चला जाएगा?

तो अच्छा है जब पता है इतनी बात, तो ये समझना और भी आसां हो जाएगा।

अगर साथ हो अपनों का तो हर मुश्किल का सामना करना आसां हो जाएगा।

पर गर हो अकेले तुम राहों में तो गम नहीं, खुद तेरा हौंसला ही तुझे राह दिखाएगा।

फिर से खिल उठेगा आँगन, महकते फूलों की खुशबूओं से, फिर से ये वीराना चमन बनेगा।

©® दीपिका

आशा करती हूं कि इस कविता ने थोड़ी सकारात्मकता जरूर दी होगी।

वो एक फ़रिश्ता!

https://myaspiringhope.wordpress.com/2020/04/06/vo-ek-pharista/

इंसानियत जो कुछ खो सी गई है!

https://myaspiringhope.wordpress.com/2020/04/06/insaaniyat-jo-kuch-kho-si-gayi-hai/

और भी दर्द है ज़माने में!

https://myaspiringhope.wordpress.com/2020/04/04/aur-bhi-dard-hai-is-zamane-main/

पॉडकास्ट सुने।https://anchor.fm/deepika-mishra/episodes/Umeed-Abhi-Bhi-Baki-Hai-ebf502

चलो फिर से शुरू करते है!

स्वागत है आप सभी लोगों का, “बातें कुछ अनकही सी” के तीसरे भाग में, जहां हम बात करेगें, एक नई शुरूवात की, अपनी चाहतों और कोशिशों की, तो देर न करते हुए चलिए शुरू करते है।

इस बड़ी सी दुनिया में अपनी छोटी सी जगह चाहती हूं।

जो दे दिल को सुकून और सपनों को उड़ान, वो ख़्वाब देखना चाहती हूं।

बहुत ज्यादा बड़ा ना सही, पर एक छोटा सा कोना अपने लिए चाहती हूँ।

बड़ी बड़ी इमारतें ना सही, एक अपना सा घरौंदा अपने लिए चाहती हूं।

इस बड़ी सी दुनिया में अपनी छोटी सी जगह चाहती हूं।

चलो फिर से शुरू करते है!

जो दिल में दबा हुआ है उसे एक नया रूप दे देते है,

क्या हुआ जो पूरी नहीं हुई कोशिश आज, चलो फिर से शुरू करते है।।

एक बार में ही सफलता मिल जाये ये कोई जरूरी तो नहीं है,

कोशिश करना तो हमारे हाथ में ही है, किसी ने रोका थोड़े ही है।

चंद कोशिशों के बाद हर मान लेना हमारी जीत की संभावनाओं को हमसे दूर कर देते है।

क्या हुआ जो पूरी नहीं हुई कोशिश आज, चलो फिर से शुरू करते है।

चींटी बार बार कोशिश करके भी थकती नहीं है,

जंग आत्म बल से जीती जाती है, इसका एक बेमिसाल उदाहरण पेश करती है।

क्या हम खुद के लिए खुद चुनौती नहीं बन सकते है।

क्या हुआ जो पूरी नहीं हुई कोशिश आज, चलो फिर से शुरू करते है

मन के हारे हार और मन के जीत होती है,

कठिनाइयाँ रास्ता जरूर रोक सकती है पर अंतिम अवसर जरूर देती है।

अब ये हम पर है कि हम क्या फैसला लेते है?

क्या हुआ जो पूरी नहीं हुई कोशिश आज, चलो फिर से शुरू करते है।

https://myaspiringhope.wordpress.com/2020/03/11/koshishe-2/

कविता सुनने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें।

https://anchor.fm/deepika-mishra

पिछला पोस्ट पढ़े

बेमक़सद जीना भी कोई जीना है?
https://myaspiringhope.wordpress.com/2020/04/01/bemaksad-jina-bhi-koi-jina-hai/

अजीब दास्तां है ये!

https://myaspiringhope.wordpress.com/2020/04/01/ajeeb-dastaan-hai-ye/

हौंसलों की उड़ान

आधा फासला तय किया है अभी, आधा करना बाक़ी है।
तय की है दूरी ये भले ही लड़खड़ाते क़दमों से, पंखों की उड़ान तो अभी बाक़ी है।

आँखों से ओंझल है लक्ष्य और तूफानों का दौर है।
पर विश्वास ढिगा नहीं है बिल्कुल भी, जीतने की चाह अभी भी बाक़ी है।

जैसे खड़ी रहती है चट्टान हजारों चोटें सहने के बाद भी।
वैसे ही है हौंसलें की ताक़त मेरी, जो और मज़बूत हो जाती है हर नई चुनौती के साथ ही।

कठिन है सफ़र ये मेरा और ख्वाहिशों में रंग भरना बाक़ी है। ये तो बस अभी शुरुवात है, हौंसलों की उड़ान तो अभी बाक़ी है।

©®दीपिका

https://myaspiringhope.wordpress.com/2019/11/04/kyun-katnni-aur-karni-mein-itna-antar-hai/

बीमारी में फर्क कैसा?

उषा किचन साफ़ करके जैसे ही बिस्तर पर आई तो महसूस किया कि उसका पूरा बदन तेज़ बुखार से तप रहा था, कमज़ोरी भी महसूस हो रही थी।

उसने दवाई ली और सोने की कोशिश करने लगी पर दर्द की वजह से ठीक से सो नहीं पा रही थी, पूरी रात इधर से उधर करवट बदलती रही। आँख लगी ही थी कि हॉल से आवाज़ आई, आज चाय नहीं मिलेगी क्या?

उषा को एहसास हुआ कि सुबह हो चुकी थी, पति को अपनी तबियत के बारे में बिन बताए जैसे तैसे उसने नाश्ता बनाया और टिफिन पैक करके पति को ऑफिस और बच्चों को स्कूल भेजा।

अब उषा बिल्कुल भी अपने पैरों पर खड़ी नहीं हो पा रही थी वह अपने कमरे में जाकर बिस्तर पर लेट गयी। उषा की सासूमाँ इस बात से मन ही मन परेशान होने लगी थी कि अब आज खाना कौन बनाएगा?

उषा बिस्तर पर लेटे लेटे ये सोचने लगी कि कैसे वह सबके लिए उनकी एक छींक आने पर भी एक टांग पर खड़ी रहती है। दवाई, खाना-पानी सबको टेबल पर रखा मिल जाता है और आज जब वो बीमार है तो उसकी तबीयत ख़राब होने से ज्यादा परेशान लोग इस बात से है कि काम कौन करेगा?

उसकी आँखों से आँसू आ गए कि खाने में नमक कितना पड़ेगा और मसाले का हिसाब क्या है ये तक बताने के लिए अब उसे बार बार बिस्तर से उठना पड़ेगा।

वह सोच में पड़ गयी कि कीमत क्या है उसकी इस घर में? एक काम करने वाली बाई को भी महीने में पाँच छह छुट्टी मिल ही जाती है, वो भी अपनी शर्तों पर ही काम करती है घर में। कोई ज्यादा ना नुकर करता है तो फट से बोल देती है “हिसाब कर दो मेरा”।

पर एक बहु का क्या इतना भी हक़ नहीं है कि बीमार पड़ने पर वो अपनी मर्ज़ी से आराम तक कर सके? अगर उसका मन न करे काम करने का तो खुलकर अपनी तकलीफ अपने परिवार वालों के सामने रख सके।

उसे डर ना हो इस बात का कि उसे इस बात के लिए भी ताना सुनाया जायेगा कि “आजकल की बहुएँ तो छुइमुई सी हो गयी है, हवा लगते ही बीमार पड़ जाती हैं।”

ये सब सोचते सोचते ना जाने कब उसे झपकी लग गयी, उसकी नींद फिर एक आवाज़ से टूटी। “बहु बच्चे आने वाले है, खाना नहीं बनेगा क्या आज?”

उषा धीरे से उठते हुए और अपने कपड़ों को सही करते हुए किचन की तरफ कदम बढ़ा देती है।

Interview with Romila! (Founder of Novemberschild)

Hello Friends,

Welcome Back!!

I am here again with an interview. Please welcome Romila( Founder of Novemberschild).

She is an author, a blogger and now she writes articles for publications and websites.

So without any delay.

Let’s get started!

Interview with Romila! (Founder of Novemberschild)

1. MeA short introduction about you and your blog?

Romila– I blog-write and tweet as Novemberschild. I am have been around since 2004.

I turned a blogger in 2004 out of curiosity to see how this whole thing works and never dreamt it would go so long – 15 years. In 2008, I turned a full-time writer. I quit full time blogging in November 2018.

I am writing books and articles for websites and publications. I am a voracious reader, devoted coffee-drinker, avid thinker and a fashion lover.

Conversations with me are endless & joyful – the perfect combination! Just like my hilarious tweets, I am a very witty person in real.

I happily accept bouquets and brickbats in my writings. I don’t have a blog currently. I like to travel, talk, express and spread happiness. When I am not writing, you can find me reading books and sipping coffee or chatting with friends.
Writing makes me contented. I love listening to music under a calm starry night. Reading literature soothes my soul.

I am a fun person and very friendly. I have been featured in Paycheck India –IIM (Ahmedabad) Project, Baggout, Buzz Magazine, Speaking Tree (Times of India), Blogchatter, Mumbai Matters to name a few.

2. Me-How did you get into blogging? What inspired you to start a blog?

Romila– I never planned to be a blogger, and it just happened out of curiosity when blogs were just getting famous.

3. How do you motivate yourselves, your source of motivation?

Romila– Life! Every second of my existence motivates me towards better work and better writing. I am my own motivation.

4. Me-Do you want to mention about few challenges which you faced in your blogging journey?

Romila– I will not call them challenges but they have been part of my blogging journey.

Defining where to start is always a challenge, especially if you are new to blogging. A lot of your time is spent finding that topic that really calls to you. As I realised I am better without a niche, blogging became easy for me. There are millions of bloggers in the world.

How in the world am I supposed to stand out? Instead of trying to blend in, I differentiated myself and my content to make a noise in this blogging world and it worked in my favour.

Creating connections in the blogging circle is very crucial for the blog’s survival and keeping these relationships on and offline is a struggle.

I took the social media way and made bloggers my friends and met them in real, discussed ideas over coffee and made sure we are connected to each other timely.

5. Me-What suggestions do you want to give newbie bloggers?

Romila– Blogging changes. It is completely different today than it was when I started in 2004. Blogs have a shelf life always be learning and changing.

Think of new content you could offer your readers. Keep your senses open for things your reader needs. Write a lot. The posts should either be informative and educational, or entertaining. Spell check many times. And give each piece a proper edit. Articles with tons of grammar and spelling mistakes are not acceptable to readers.

Keep a list of ideas at one place. When writer’s block hits, you’ll always have specific topics to draft. Be active on social media. Make your presence known- the actual engagement from you- no bots, automation or gaming. Have a media kit, press page, and work page.

Keep editing it all the time and it’s a great way to keep track of your accomplishments! Use WordPress from the very beginning. Read articles and magazines of your niche. It will improve your writing style a lot.

6. Me- Do you want to give some tips or ideas for those who are interested in making money from a blog?

Romila– Blogger, please don’t expect to start making money right away (and don’t get discouraged if you don’t make some money after a year).

There’s no “get rich quick” scheme in blogging but you can go with Affiliate Marketing but only after one year of blogging.

Be careful there a lot of spam emails, they offer money but they damage DA of your blog and relationship with Google.

Making money as a blogger is possible and straightforward, but all these tips of earning income are not going to work for you or for everyone.

Don’t be afraid to tweak your methods to see what works best for you and your readers. Making money through blogging takes a lot of persistence, but it can pay off in the long-run if you’re starting out from below.

Just remember that you don’t have to use all of these money-making avenues at once in a marathon speed. Have patience. Give time to learn what works for you and what doesn’t.

7. Me-What is the most frustrating aspect of blogging? If any? Please mention?

Romila- Believe it or not, I’ve done this whole blogging thing for 15 years now. It’s pretty much the longest I’ve ever had to explore a curiosity.

There are some of the things that really frustrate me in this blogging world such as – When Jetpack makes your blog down, When another blogger writes basically the same blog post as yours, When you spend hours pouring your heart out in a blog post and no-one reads it, When you get more than 10 new subscribers in a week and then you realise they’re all fake accounts.

When a brand is really happy for your post but then doesn’t pay your invoice for really long, When you find out a blogger with the same stats gets paid twice as much for the same work and getting a promising email about a sponsored post, only to find out its spam.

8. Any common mistakes which bloggers do with their blog? And they should keep an eye on this.

Romila– Most of the bloggers don’t identify their audience. Many get the topic and have the facts, but don’t connect with anybody. Blogging without a niche doesn’t work for everyone.

Having a tightly defined and clear mission- read it as niche, makes you much more likely to gain a strong and passionate following that’s incredibly valuable to your blog.

Inconsistency is one of the greatest factors of an unsuccessful blog. Creating great content doesn’t take 5 minutes, which is a problem for those who are accustomed to instant gratification. Not committing to blogging is another big mistake. A lot of people get into blogging, and think it will have an instant impact but get a rude awakening instead.

Readers/audience doesn’t care about your blog unless you’re a celebrity. Write blog posts that are entertaining, topical, and/or useful. Stop writing poor posts.

Always proofread before posting. Use spell-check and review your work, Take time to research the concepts, facts, and ideas. One of the most limiting mistakes bloggers do is they think they can do everything alone.

There are a lot of dedicated blogging groups in every niche. This would help in the growth of blog with extra promoters and give you a greater social circle to utilise for exposure of your brand/blog.

9. What do you love about blogging and your blog?

Romila– 15 years ago, blogs didn’t exist. Today, there are over 100 million of them and at least 10 new blogs get added every day. I have stopped blogging but I still love blogging and I encourage it a lot.

Even though ‘blogging’ has hit it big, most people don’t get what makes blogging so powerful, helpful, and beneficial. The only way to become a better writer is to write – pages and pages. The more you blog, the more you write – and the better writer you become.

Blogging isn’t just a good way to become a better writer, it is the fastest path to becoming a published writer. Bloggers get to read their readers’ comments the same day they click ‘publish’.This makes blogging a great way to get feedback on an idea that you want to develop further.

10.Your message to readers.

Thank you, readers, for your time who visited my blog regularly and all those who read my articles, tweets, microblogging pieces every day. One thing I desperately need is your feedback.

While the comments/feedback options allow readers to specifically address what I’ve written that day, what I’m looking for is a greater sense of what people want. What exactly do you want more of? What topics interest you the most? All suggestions are welcome.

Thank you, Deepika for giving me this chance to speak to readers through your blog about myself and my blogging experience.

This interview today got back my good old days of regular blogging. I wish to get featured in your blog again.

Deepika your blog is in the right direction, I love your poetries and the interview series. I wish you good luck and should you need any help in blogging or writing please do ping me, just a tweet/email away. Will be happy to help.

Note: Dear Readers, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you like to have me in your blog! I look forward to more conversations with everyone. You can directly contact me mywritingworkshopblog@gmail.com

Here is amazon central author link – https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B074TLHNY9

You can check it here her 6 ebooks based on poetry, prose, non-fiction genre.

GoodReads Link

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8015855.Romila

Thank you so much Romila. It’s a lovely talking with you. You guided and gave suggestions by your personal experiences in the journey of blogging.

Best wishes for your future projects.Thank you so much for giving your time.

Regards and Gratitude,

Deepika

200 Followers!!

Hello Friends,

This is a gratitude post to all the lovely people out there who followed my blog.

Thank you so much guys for motivating me with your lovely comments and suggestions.

I am heartily thankful to each and every member to be a part of my blogging journey.

From the last 2 or 3 months, I am experimenting a lot with my content. Are you liking this?

If you have any suggestions regarding my blog content, you are welcomed.

“Life is a journey full of adventures, Try to fill with pleasures, forget sorrows.”

#deepikawrites

Regards & Gratitude,

Deepika

5000 Views Completed!

Hello Friends!

How are you all? I hope you are doing good.

Today I am here to make an announcement.

5000 views completed on my blog!

I honestly don’t track views regularly.

I opened my blog’s insight today and I came to know that 5000 Views has been crossed.

I thought I should thank you all. And this is the best way to express my gratitude for all the readers.

“हौंसला अगर पक्का हो तो सपनों को भी पंख लग जाते हैं।

कोशिश अगर सच्ची हो तो मुश्किल में भी राह निकल आती है।

बस बढ़ाना हैं, एक एक कदम मंजिल की ओर

और मंजिल खुद फ़ासला कम करती जाती है।

#deepikawrites

I want to shout out for the WordPress community. They supported me in my ups and downs.

A big thanks to all the readers who supported me to grow as a motivational blogger and poet.

I am glad my new experiment through my poetries is liked by many of you.

I am overwhelmed. This is the result of the last 5 months of continuity & hard work.

This is not possible without your support. I am glad I started writing for Hindi readers also through my Hindi poetries.

Give your suggestions and feedbacks in the comment section below.

Regards & Gratitude

Deepika

BlogchatterA2Z Reflection Post 2019: My Experience

#BlogchatterA2Z #A2Zchallenge

This year, this is the third consecutive challenge in the row in which I participated and frankly speaking, the experience was more than anything.

It is the challenge with 26 posts based on the daily alphabets A2Z. What I loved about this challenge that I had the freedom to write whatever I wanted to write although they prefered to select a theme, it was not compulsory.

Hence I choose the theme “Dil se” because this is my first time and I was not sure about the specific theme.

This is the roller coaster ride for me. Once I get to know about the challenge, I want to participate but the only problem was that I knew I would have to travel in the last week of the challenge because my tickets were booked.

I was hesitating because I didn’t want to drop the challenge in the mid of the month, I texted blog chatter many times and every time they replied very patiently my same and repetitive questions.

Thanks to Blog chatter to suggest different solutions which I don’t know earlier. In November 2018 only I started writing seriously earlier I was not sure about my writing agenda. I used to write occasionally once in a while. I made an account on WordPress on May 2018 but I wrote one or 2 posts and then went to my shell and be dormant.

But When I decided I want to write seriously then I never looked back and started worked harder and harder. Blogchatter is one of the platforms who taught me to be consistent due to their weekly twitter, facebook chats.

When I knew about the challenge I was doubtful about my role but once I started and connected with the fellow bloggers and their wonderful blogs. I forgot about the thought of my travelling and all. I daily wrote one post and read 10 to 15 blogs.

I started struggling with the routine change because Often I used to complete my post in the evening and linked in the midnight. Sleepless days nights are my new routine.

Earlier I thought I would write a detailed motivational post daily but soon I realised I would not continue with the idea because my both the kids are small and they need the more time so I switched the idea with the motivational poetry and believe me I loved it even I didn’t know my self-love about poetry which I discovered this throughout the challenge.

I would recommend to all the bloggers to participate once in this challenge, I am sure they will get many new dimensions for their writing.

Connectivity is the best part of this challenge. Bloggers are not connected for the sake of the challenge, literally, they read the full post, try to understand to writers mind what he or she wanted to say and comment accordingly. I think this is the commendable job which everyone should appreciate in their own way and they did it also many times.

I am glad that I completed the challenge gracefully although I was travelling. My blogger’s friends helped me who are participating in the challenge to link my last two posts.

The only regret is remaining that I am not a part of the Blogchatter Ebook this year due to my travelling. But It’s ok. My friends are participating and I am very happy for them. I want to convey my regards and best wishes to all of them.

I learnt a lot of things through this challenge. And now my vision about my thinking is totally changed. I am feeling much more confident than earlier. Wonderful Wonderful experience it is.

Regards & Gratitude

Deepika

https://myaspiringhope.wordpress.com/2019/04/11/blogchattera2z-challenge-my-posts/