The Magical Figure Of 1000

And once again, I got the chance to say Thank You!

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Re-blog: Gifts from Blogging

To those who have no clue about what wonders blogging brings upon, this wonderfully amazing list of blogging benefits by Miriam Blaker certainly packs enough power to let them truly see and understand what they are actually missing.

The world is full of amazing people and I found so many of them through blogging 🙂

Out an' About

Roses are red, violets are blue, today’s my birthday but the gifts are for you.

Make a wish 

I’m 53 years old young today. Hip, hip, hooray, where have the years gone?  I still feel 21. Yep, except my need for reading glasses, dodgy memory and aching bones tells me otherwise. Falling off a bike recently didn’t help either.

However, I’ve never felt more blessed and passionate about life than I do right now. I’m grateful for every single day and my heart, mind and eyes are wide open. To a degree, blogging has played a huge part in that.

img_9132 “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning

I started back in 2015, the February before I turned 50, the year before I lost my mum and my life changed forever.

As I write this (a few days before my birthday) I reflect on…

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A New Hat On My Head

Just one more hat!

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Re-blog: Ten Life Lessons from My Bike

Cycling around the neighborhood on my bicycle is definitely one of the top 5 things I miss the most from my childhood.

Few things in life give you a certain feeling which you can’t explain properly or even label up properly. For me, cycling is one such thing because it reminds me what a wonderful era my childhood was.

I would love to sit back on the seat and hit those paddles once again.

Check out this post by Miriam about how she reconnected with her passion of cycling and I have to say, she is riding along very well 🙂

Out an' About

There’s something about the rush of wind in your hair when you’re cycling that’s totally invigorating. That is, until you find yourself flat on the ground.

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Monday’s Odd Ball – Round And Round

Spinning in circle our world is and so are our lives!

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Re-blog: How I Came Up With So Much Ideas?! And How I Manage To Write Everyday

Maintaining your blog/website on daily basis ain’t so easy. I remember the first 8 months of this very own blog of mine, when I suffered from writer’s block almost everyday and attracting new visitors was hard for me. Slowly and bit by bit, I started to learn about tricks and trade of blogging, which not only increased up my blogging skills (up to some extent) but also bought viewership from all over the world.

And believe me, the likes and comments you receive on what you share with the world pumps up your blood like nothing else. The encouragement I receive on my posts (in the form of views, likes and comments) works like a daily dose of energy for me.

So, if you are planning to start up your very own blog or if you already own one, check out these amazing simple tips from Kally about how to keep your blog up and running on daily basis with what you love to share with the world. New ideas and timely management can sure spice up your blogging experience and these superb tips from Kally are powerful enough to make that happen.

Do check them out!

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If you have been a regular reader of MiddleMe, you’ll realize that I published a post every workday from Monday to Friday and this led to some of my followers asking me “Why don’t I run out of ideas to write on?”

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My Year Three

Can’t stop time from flying but I can say thanks!

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Re-blog: If we had coffee together today, I would take you to Pakistan

Want to have little glimpse on not only my life, but also of my city?

How about I tickle your taste buds with mouth-watering dishes?

For this and more, click on the link below to read out the second episode of Touring Pakistan series I wrote for Camille de Fleurville’s blog.

For The Daily Post’s Tour Guide

 

Sketches and Vignettes from la Dordogne

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Saturday is the day when I am happy to have you for coffee or tea and have a chat about the week. But today, if we had coffee or tea together, I would ask you to get on my magic carpet and to come with me to the Country of the Thousand and One Nights. We would then find ourselves in Karachi and meet again Hammad Rais our guide who invites us to discover his country, Pakistan.

Come: I see him. He is already smiling to us.

Hello!

It’s me, Hammad Rais, your Touring Pakistan guide!

How are you doing and it’s been so wonderful to meet you again.

So where were we? Oh, yes! the tour!

Initially, I planned to give you a brief intro about my city, Karachi and then we would go on to see all 4 provinces, their cultures, traditions, notable places and much more…

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Re-blog: Touring Pakistan. Where we meet our guide and visit his city

As promised yesterday, here’s the link to the second episode of Touring Pakistan series I wrote up for Camille de Fleurville’s blog.

I hope you will like this little introduction of mine and my country, Pakistan.

You can read the first one by clicking here

For The Daily Post’s Tour Guide

 

 

Sketches and Vignettes from la Dordogne

Hello! My name is Hammad Rais and I’m truly grateful to Camille de Fleurville for letting me introduce not only myself on her blog but also my country Pakistan. You may have heard, read or even talked about Pakistan but in case if none is valid, then it’s okay. There are so many other places in the world about which I still don’t know. I didn’t know about Dordogne few months ago, frankly speaking. But thanks to the blogging world, I’m not only seeing such places but also experiencing lives, emotions, joy, happiness, sorrow, adventures, stories and so much more, as people like you invite me in their lives to share something we all have in common: Life.

So, questions like who am I or what I do or what I like or what I love to eat and more, are how I should tell you about me, a total…

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Re-blog: Touring Pakistan

During my first year of blogging (I created my blog in February 2015), I didn’t engaged up much with fellow bloggers, though I kept in touch with the ones I followed.

This changed in November 2015 probably when I started to receive views, likes and comments on every single post of mine by Camille de Fleurville, a blogger from Dordogne, France. Camille not only encouraged me about what I posted back then through her comments, she also provided valuable suggestions towards my blogging skills. As time moved on, she became my very first blogging friend.

The reason Camille started to follow my blog, as she told me about it one day, was really fascinating. Since I’m from Pakistan, she shared a memory from her childhood with me about meeting a Pakistani painter and sculpture in Paris. A particular painting of that artist filled little Camille’s heart and soul with a joy she didn’t experienced before. After finding out that I’m a newbie blogger from Pakistan, she pitched an idea. A little series of Touring Pakistan guest posts on her blog in which I would introduce to her my country Pakistan and its way of life and people to her followers on not on WordPress but also on other social media platforms.

You can read out the introductory post of that series below and I will share rest of the episodes in coming days.

For The Daily Post’s Tour Guide

Sketches and Vignettes from la Dordogne

We shall leave the Dordogne from time to time this year, and tour Pakistan – and perhaps other countries as well. But let us start with Pakistan.

“Why?”, will you say.

There is the opportunity, of course. I met a fellow blogger, Hammad Rais, in blogging during the Advent Calendar time, and he posted photos he took or that family, friends, and acquaintances took, of his country. The photos were beautiful and some breath-taking. At the same time, Hammad Rais has a keen sense of humour and made me laugh sometimes with a post and one line under an illustration. I “liked”, commented. He answered. He “liked”, commented my posts. I answered. And I thought it would be a good thing to open the windows of The House in the Dordogne and to let some fresh air come in. Therefore I invited him to post on my blog. And here…

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