List of Food items to include in your Daily Diet

As a child, I have had a chance to learn about a lot of products that are used for using or gaining weight. And different shortcuts, methods and pills used by people. Mainly because, my mom and paternal aunt have worked in various companies like Herbalife etc. I have no criticism for these companies. I just don’t think its necessary to invest in such expensive products.

Today’s point is: Do not Eat less, just eat Better ! Continue Reading →

09. March 2015 by Pragati
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New Year Resolutions: Weight Gain

Its the 3rd month since 1st of January 2015. As the tradition goes we all make challenging and interesting resolutions for New Year. There are very few in the world who are able to complete their New Year Resolutions. I had a similar list of things to do and things to achieve in the year 2015. One of them was to gain weight, and start eating healthier food. Do you want to know about my Progress? Then keep Reading. Continue Reading →

09. March 2015 by Pragati
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10 things to find inspiration to write a blog

#1Read more books

Reading books and or reading in general adds to your knowledge and thus you have more things to talk about and share.

2# Watch inspiring movies

Movies have a way of making you feel something on a deeper level. For eg: everytime I watch “A pursuit of Happyness” trust me I watch it over and over again. I feel inspired to work harder and try and achieve my Goals. By Goals I mean bigger goals in life, not merely redeeming my blogjob points 😛

3# Don’t waste time

There’s no nice way of putting this. Waiting for your best idea to come; Procrastinating; fussing too much about little things like spelling mistes, fussing over petty things like “I am not good enough” “I wanna be a blogger, but I dont know what to write about” are all different examples of wasting time. So STop doing that. Take a pen and paper, or use MS word or Notepad, go on writing about your most passionate thoughts. The things you take seriously and think about them seriously. You must share these thoughts that way your ability keeps on growing.

4# Excercise

I have personally come to a realisation that if I dont excercise, I feel weak and thus feel distracted. I also eat less when I don’t do any excercise and as a result I find it hard to put on weight. So Eat Healthy food, and excercise. Even taking a quiet walk at the supermarket is considered. This way your head stays clear, you get a short break from routine and you are able to think and conceive great blog post ideas.

5# Meditate

There are a lot of misconceptions about meditation. Lets not over complicate it. Here’s a simple way of meditating you can practice when you wake (or when you are about to step out of bed) its a BONUS if you life in a natural environment. For city folks I would advise to use some soothing music.

As you are awake in the morning, keep your eyes closed. Slowly starting from your feet travel towards your head. Paying attention to every part of your body and relaxing each one by one. Once you read your face and relax your face muscles. Now take your attention to the things you feel, like your back touching the bed, wind blowing, sunshine falling on your face etc. Then pay attention to all the sounds in the environment. Try to make out the source of each sound. This might be a bird, that might be the trees etc. Once you are done with this rountine, get up and continue with your regular routine. This helps relax a lot and reduces a lot of stress.

6# Maintain a scribble book

A lot of fabulous ideas come to us, when we are least prepared for it. So its a sensible idea to have a scribble book in your pocket all the time so when you come up with a great blog  post idea you can simple write it in bullet poinst and later expand while actually posting the blog post.

7# Learn from the Masters

There are so many blogging experts out there. Probably they are the once who inspired you to become a writer a blogger. Observe them, what do you like about them, their work, their blog design, their content etc. They also always give out free tips and advice. Applu whatever you find suitable for you and learn from these Experts.

8# Expect to write

Deciding that you gotta write today makes a big difference. When you tell yourself that writing is a mandatory task you must do no matter what the post or idea is acts as a motivator. I expect to write at least one post a day. And most of the times I end up writing 3-4 throughout the day. So expect to write and act on it.

9# Set a Goal (achievable)

Setting a goal for doing any task is essential. Same goes for blog writing. I felt it is important to include the word Achievable in the brackets. Because when I joined blog job after achiveing my first reward “Social engagement” I set bigger goals than I could achieve. And eventually failed to complete those tasks. So it is always sensible to set goals you can achieve it makes us feel like an achiever and thus motivates you to blog more and more.

10# Move on, Keep trying

This is like 2 important points in one package. Whenever you make mistakes, do nut keep fussing about it, just accept it , correct it and move on. Do not repeat the same mistakes again. And keep trying. If ideas don’t come to you at least go to your sites, click on the new post option, sit with the blank screen. And follow 8# expect to write. If you at least expect, maybe not today, but at least tomorrow you will be able to write. KEep trying until you are good at it.

Try these tips which I created with my own experience. And see how your blogjobbing experience goes. 🙂

30. July 2014 by Pragati
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Movies that Inspire me

From time to time, I refer to Movies, Books and Other people’s stories to get inspired and feel motivated to keep working towards achieveing my dream. Today I am going to talk about the 3 Movies that Inspire me. #1 August Rush #2 The Pursuit of Happyness #3 Captain Phillips Continue Reading →

28. July 2014 by Pragati
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Top 10 Justin Timberlake Songs on my list and why I love them

JT wasn’t one of my favorites until recently. Since I heard his songs Mirrors I got totally addicted to it and soon began to pay attention to his other tracks. The one thing I have always admired about his is the fact that he convey such intensity of emotions through his singing. His songs are mostly layered with various musical instruments, and electronic sounds.

Initially when I decided to write this post, I was gonna rank each song from Rank 10 to Rank 1 (Rank 1 being the best) But all of the songs I have selected mean something to me, and each is special in its own way. So I’d rather state it by reason why I like each one of them. So the songs are not in any particular order. 🙂

Mirrors
It sounds like a song you would play on your wedding day. In this JT confesses to his loved one that he has realized that ‘She’ is meant to be his other half. Mirrors was inspired by his grandparents who were married for 63 years until his grandfather passed away. In the video you can see, how the Old lady remembers all the details of her life with Him, from the day they met, got married, and he died. By the end of the song she moves on. And drops the ring, which JT catches in the next scene. Like she is passing down her legacy to him and he has decided to carry it on. 🙂 Beautiful, Romantic and Unconditional Love. You have all these elements in the song.

Not a Bad thing
Is a sweet song in which JT tries to convince her that it is safe to trust him with her heart. He tells her that he won’t break his promises like people do. I love both the verses. The first one starts with “Said all I want from you is to see you tomorrow
And every tomorrow, maybe you’ll let me borrow your heart
And is it too much to ask for every Sunday
And while we’re at it, throw in every other day to start”
& the second part is “Now how about I’d be the last voice you hear tonight?
And every other night for the rest of the nights that there are
Every morning I just wanna see you staring back at me
‘Cause I know that’s a good place to start”

Pair of Wings
is very slow and silent-ish love song. Its almost like a lullaby for a lover LOLz…Its a dreamy song in which JT tells her if he had a pair of wings he would take her and fly away somewhere far away. Its sounds like a dream to elope with the one you love. What makes this song different from others is, it was meant to be a surprise for JT fans. It plays after Not a Bad Thing after a long silence and is not listed as an independent track in the album. Trust me it was a sweet sweet surprise haha

Drink you away
is about a Bad break up gone worse. In this song, he almost is on the verge of madness because he is finding it hard to believe she is gone. And getting drunk and talking to friends is not helping at all. Its the worst aftereffects of a break up. What I love about it is the style, the way he sings.

What goes around…comes around
We all know this track very well, it has been on top lists so many times since its release. Scarlett Johanson has played his girlfriend in the video. The video is somewhat magical, like an escape from the real world. Probably because of the burlesque-ish dancers that are there in it 😀 Anyway its a song about his girl cheating on him, who later tries to come back with selfish motivations. He recognizes whats on her mind and tells her (through out the song) that what goes around …. comes around.
What I love about this song is the Music in the beginning. The background Music is sexy (I think it is ) I love the music and the lyrics and everything about this song.

Cry me a River
it is rumored that this song was written about Britney Spears. In the middle of the song, there is a part where a heavy voice sings “Oh the damage is done so I guess I be leaving” it goes on for a while and the music and the voice, is a crazy combination. Its weird and probably thats why I love it haha

SexyBack
the way he says “Dirty Babe…” makes you wanna get dirty no matter how good girl you are. I cannot put a finger on what I exactly love about this song. But I always play it when I wanna take a break from work 😀 haha puts me in a great mood.

TKO
You should definitely watch the video. The girl is very cold hearted and kills him in the end. The lyrics are based on Boxing Expressions. And I don’t get all of them, but you can get an idea of what he might be trying to say (or sing) Like JT always does, he has great music in this song. The video is almost like a nightmare. And you probably can relate to her, if you ever were that cruel to someone. I know I was, but then the guy wasnt my boyfriend.

Lovestoned
The song I’ve been waiting for 😀 This one makes me feel like the whole world, JTs world (I wish) revolves around me. He talks about a girl he spotted at a bar. And is immediately lovestruck. Well, it doesn’t matter whether you really are that girl or not. If you wanna feel great instantly, then play this song and imagine it is being sung for you. (my dirty little secret) haha

Suit & Tie
I just love the way he dances in this. 😀 and the way he looks in it 🙂

28. July 2014 by Pragati
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How to use Image as your signature

Everytime you write a post you can customize it by using a custom signature 🙂

Like this one here 🙂

Pragati Kavilkar

Pragati Kavilkar

In this post I will show you How to use Custom-made images to enhance the appearance of  your blog post, and how to use the same image for SEO

First lets create an Image 🙂

Step 1: Open Powerpoint
Use the default template with ‘White background and Black Font’.

Use the default template with 'White background and Black Font'.

Use the default template with ‘White background and Black Font’.

Step 2: Type in your Name / Signature
Type your Signature or your name, whatever text you want as your signature.

Type your Signature or your name, whatever text you want as your signature. And adjust the size of the font.

Type your Signature or your name, whatever text you want as your signature. And adjust the size of the font.

Step 3: Choose a Font
Use a special font. If you click on the fonts you will see you have a variety of pre-loaded fonts in your Microsoft Office Suite. Choose whichever you like.

Use a special font. If you click on the fonts you will see you have a variety of pre-loaded fonts in your Microsoft Office Suite. Choose whichever you like.

Use a special font. If you click on the fonts you will see you have a variety of pre-loaded fonts in your Microsoft Office Suite. Choose whichever you like.

Step 4: Design
Design your signature as you like. You can color the font, or add image to the background. There’s a lot you can do depending on your imagination and creativity. I personally like White Background with Blue Font. The white background merges with the blogs page and creates an illusion that its a text instead of an image 😀

Design your signature as you like. You can color the font, or add image to the background. There's a lot you can do depending on your imagination and creativity. I personally like White Background with Blue Font. The white background merges with the blogs page and creates an illusion that its a text instead of an image :D

Design your signature as you like. You can color the font, or add image to the background. There’s a lot you can do depending on your imagination and creativity. I personally like White Background with Blue Font. The white background merges with the blogs page and creates an illusion that its a text instead of an image 😀

Step 5: Save as JPEG
Now Save it as JPEG format. And after writing your next post, upload it in the end. As your author Signature 🙂 Remember to tag it correctly so you can use the image for SEO too 😀

Now Save it as JPEG format. And after writing your next post, upload it in the end. As your author Signature :) Remember to tag it correctly so you can use the image for SEO too :D

Now Save it as JPEG format. And after writing your next post, upload it in the end. As your author Signature 🙂 Remember to tag it correctly so you can use the image for SEO too 😀

Also Please help me choose my signature, I have made 3 so far, and I have a hard time to choose which one will look good on my blog O:)

P. G. Kavilkar

P. G. Kavilkar

Pragati Kavilkar

Pragati Kavilkar

Miss. Kavilkar

Miss. Kavilkar

27. July 2014 by Pragati
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Elements of compelling blog post

Today you will learn about all the essential parts to be included in a blog which makes it share-worthy.

What’s the point of making Compelling blog post
Compelling blog post is the one which has some value for the reader. If you find a post entertaining, helpful, useful, if it a post solves your problem, if it leads it to an answer you were looking for; these are all examples of a compelling post. And they get shared 10 times more than a pointless post. So what are the essential elements of compelling posts?

#1 An Introduction-Conclusion
When you introduce what your todays post is about make sure you inform the readers what they will gain from reading it. I have done the same for this blog post. In “Elements of compelling blog post” you will learn about all the essential parts to be included in a blog which makes it share-worthy.

#2 You either make it helpful or Entertaining
The blog post should serve a purpose, it should convey a message or it should provide entertainment. Share a funny story, or talk about something that you know and you are really good at. If you see around the web a lot of posts are Lists (like) 10 Best Romantic Comedies of 2013 (this was example)
What purpose does a blog post like that serve? It acts like a recommendation and insight to whether the movie is worth watching or not. Still relevant information and all the more reason to share it with your friends 🙂

#3 Keep the language conversational
Use “You” for the reader and “I” for self, write like you think or talk to a friend. Keep the language conversational instead of merely writing something like a declaration or statement or facts. Involve the reader in your post by writing To the reader. Just like I did in this post. So far I’ve been talking to you.

There are many other elements that can help make a fantastic blog post. But these three elements are of utmost importance. Something you absolutely cannot ignore. So next time  you decide to write a post. Keep in mind. #1 Add introduction (in the beginning) and Conclusion (in the end) Probably the same sentence in two different forms. #2 Write with a purpose in mind. What do  you wanna do through this post? Help someone, entertain or just provide your list of favorite things? 🙂 #3 Keep the language convesational.

You Learnt 3 Elements of a Compelling posts, apply it regularly and see the results 🙂

Also please comment whether you found this post useful 🙂

OR

Share your tips of writing a compelling content !

26. July 2014 by Pragati
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3 Steps to Blogger Success

It doesn’t matter whether you are an old blogger or new, whether you are a pro or just starting up. Keep these 3 steps in mind is gonna help you go a long way as a blogger. No matter How successful you become in your blogging career, stick to this plan and you will see gauranteed results. Yes, it is tried and tested all the online marketers and bloggers who are successful in their blogging career and earning in 6 figures as a result. Continue Reading →

26. July 2014 by Pragati
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