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The orange circle beside the notification bell this afternoon had a surprise ready for me. I clicked on it and was stunned to find the followers rank had now moved up to triple digits. Thank you so much to each and every lovely soul who found my blog attractive and felt inclined to keep up with my journey! ❀ πŸ™‚

This is actually my second blog in WordPress. The previous one, named just Deepika KumaaraguruΒ with the lack of a tagline, existed from March 2015 and met its end in September 2015, owing to the fact I found it distracting and kept diverting my attention from my books. But it gifted me my first ever blogging friends, people who I wouldn’t have met hadn’t it been for WordPress. Thanks to my dearest Bala, who kicked my ass into the blogging world (I’m still grateful you did that, darling), I came across them. Here they are, in the order we met: Kavya Janani, Nimitha Shajahan, Srichandra ‘Sri’ Di, Tejas Jani, and Neerja Di.

Even after I got out of blogging, I never resisted the urge to read their posts and absolutely loved visiting their pages and commenting on every post I enjoyed of them, making sure I kept in touch. This was also the time I got close to Neerja Di, whom I had met only a couple of weeks before exiting, and commenting on her blog aside, we exchanged regular, treasured emails that strengthened the bond we have.

As New Year came around, a desire to blog made a re-birth and after making sure I’ll be able to prioritise myself and keep a schedule and plan of things, the page you’re currently on, Discover Deepika,Β fashioned itself and as my friends welcomed me back warmly, I gained new friends as well πŸ™‚ Jennifer (‘Jen’, as I affectionately address her), Darshith, Jackie, Pratyusha, SnehaΒ andΒ AnkitaΒ – awesome people with awesome blogs.

My closest cousin sister, Akila, rocks my world every time she finds a fresh post on my blog and leaves an overwhelming comment to bring a huge smile to my face ❀ And right after her entry, a special and dearest bestie of mine from school, Priya Darshni, made me jump up and down in joy as she finally joined WordPress, her talented, profound writing finally on display to the world ❀

Every single person I mentioned here in turn encourage me and make this platform an inspiring, colourful, amicable, friendly and entertaining one.Β There are other wonderful blogs I have an affinity for as well, so whenever I’m free, I love going through my reader feeder to see what new thoughts have been brought in for the day πŸ™‚

Thank you so much to the hundred followers who made my day today, I never thought I’d attain that number this soon πŸ˜€ You’re the best!

Stay blessed, safe and healthy.

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30 Comments Add yours

  1. First Comment!!!

    I soooo love you for making me get onto WordPress! :*
    And you’re going to get to the quadruple-digits in no time at all, Ishu! Congratulations and make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the orange icon again! It’ll be here before you know it!

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    1. PPD! ❀ I'm honoured you gave the first comment! You should have seen the expression on my face when I first saw your blog πŸ˜€ Yay, my nagging paid off! πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ ❀ Thank you so much! Love you!

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  2. Pratyusha says:

    Awwww !!! This is soooo sweet Deepu πŸ™‚ It’s always a pleasure to make a sneak peak at your blog. You are an amazing writer and so gifted in expressing your emotions through words. So glad to have met you sweetheart. Love you loads’s. Your beautiful comments and words of encouragement always make me jump up and down with joy !!! Muaahhhhh πŸ™‚ Extremely proud of you. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much, Pratyu! ❀ Much love to you and your blog too, especially the posts which are enchanted by your addictive voice ❀ Your beautiful words mean a lot!

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  3. You are a beautiful person Deeps – soul, body and all….and it reflects in what you write.You are an amazingly gifted writer and i am sure one day you would be a well known author. (Which you already are!). The best part about you is that, not only do you write, you also encourage others to give their best through you comments. And that is marvellous! Stay happy and gifted…..May the world be yours!

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    1. Sri Di ❀ I'm overwhelmed by your wishes, thank you so much! You've always been an inspiration to me, Di, and your deeply profound yet entertaining posts always keep me entranced till the end ❀

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  4. Jackie Jain says:

    Wow Deepika. . Congratulations. . I am so glad that I follow your blog. Your posts are so beautiful and always gives a message. And also the support you give through the comment section. Thanks. I feel honoured to be mentioned in this post! Thank you so much. God bless. Wishing you more and more success. . πŸ™‚

    Have a beautiful day. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much, Jackie, that means a lot πŸ™‚ I have much respect for your spiritual and resounding posts, they never fail to give me perfect answers to a lot of musings in my mind. It’s a great pleasure for me to follow and read your blog πŸ™‚ Stay blessed

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      1. Jackie Jain says:

        You are always welcome Deepika. And thanks, it means a lot to me. This feeling is mutual. Wishing you good luck. All the best for the book. πŸ™‚

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        1. Thank you very much, Jackie πŸ™‚

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          1. Jackie Jain says:

            You are always welcome Deepika. . πŸ™‚

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  5. NJ says:

    Congratulations Deepu ❀ The 100 followers is just beginning πŸ™‚ ..way to go girlie :-* Reading you is always a pleasure πŸ™‚ Just keep writing and bringing more on plate πŸ˜‰ Lots of love honey ❀ …All the best for all future endeavors πŸ˜‰

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    1. Neerja Di ❀ Thank you so much for always being there for me and encouraging me with beautiful words ❀ I give you virtual hugs for now until we meet and then I'll hug you for real ❀

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      1. NJ says:

        I need to cover up many of your posts πŸ˜‰ hugs and kisses ❀

        PS: How's book coming along ??

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        1. They’re always up for you to read anytime, darling ❀ Book's a little challenging at the moment πŸ˜€ But I love dealing with it and intend to bring out the best in me ❀

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          1. NJ says:

            yeah would be reading them soon πŸ™‚ I need to come out of my laziness zone πŸ™‚ and start reading and writing again πŸ™‚ …been rusty for too long πŸ˜›

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            1. Haha, don’t worry, you’ll be up and rolling in no time πŸ˜‰ Hope you blog soon, I really love it when you do ❀

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              1. NJ says:

                hope so πŸ˜‰ finger crossed πŸ˜›

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                1. Bring it on! ❀ Looking forward!

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                  1. NJ says:

                    Soon ❀

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  6. Yaaayyy!! Congratulations Deepika on your 100 followers for your awesome blog! πŸ˜€ ❀ I am so honored to be mentioned in your post, thank you from the bottom of my heart darling girl ❀ But these credits are for you because of who you are and the amazing posts you write straight from your warm and loving heart. People follow those who bring out their best and who click with one another and I know we do just that. Ever since I came back from India and met you through reading my travel posts, all I want to do is come back again so I can meet you!!! πŸ˜€ ❀ I think you are a truly gifted person to be able to write the way you do and accomplish so much at such a young age, you are an inspiration Deepika, never stop dreaming and keep going girl!! I'm so glad you are here on WordPress and a part of my family ❀ Lots of love to you xoxo

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    1. Jen ❀ You've robbed me of words πŸ˜€ ❀ I'm really looking forward to meeting you when you come back! The pleasure of reading your This Is India series and bonding with you, not just during the travel posts but through every other comment interaction, are one of the best moments on WordPress for me ❀ Each and every notification from you lights me up from the inside and I can't wait to see in you in person! Thank you so much for being a wonderful person in my life, Jen, and never failing to support me. Lots of love!! XOXO

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      1. Aawww..Deepika now I’m at a loss for words!! ❀ One day we will meet and it will be so much fun guaranteed! πŸ˜€ I feel the same way about you and whenever I get a notification from you it makes me happy for the entire day πŸ™‚ Lots of love to you always my sweet friend xoxo ❀ Keep writing and keep going!

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        1. We’ll definitely have loads of fun when we get together, Jen! ❀ Lots of love to you as well, never forget to stay awesome! ❀

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  7. Congrats girl! Wishing many more bright days and brighter company for you ❀ Thank you for adding my name πŸ˜› How's your writing going?

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    1. Thank you for the wonderful wishes, Darshith πŸ™‚ You’re most welcome. My book’s shaping along good πŸ™‚ How are you?

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  8. My dear bestiee my warm wishes and my heartfelt congragulations!!! i am only very proud to have a sweet sissy like you but you honour me with everyone of us with the great authors in the WordPress blog like you my dear darling.I am really really enjoying each and every post. In all the post your words are really very sweet, amazing and in positive manner. After reading your blog its getting positive thought and boost up the energy level to think about the good things. Its all because of you my dear kind hearted Introvert girl !!!!! So my advance wishes for you my bae, is that, now you having 100 followers next time you want to get a 1000 followers in your blog….

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    1. Thanks a million, my darling sister! ❀ ❀ ❀ Your support is one of the pillars of my life ❀ The fact that my blog is an inspirational source and a place that can bring you happiness means everything to me ❀ Thank you so much!! ❀

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  9. Nimz says:

    Aww… Now only I read the post honey!! Busy days!! :/.. So congrats my little girl.. ❀ So much so much happy for you!! πŸ™‚
    Miles to go!! πŸ™‚ Keep on writing!! Keep on smiling!! Love you Always!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Hi, Nimika! ❀ So great to see you back! Thank you so much for your beautiful wishes, darling! ❀ Lots of love to you too! XOXO

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