Profile picDamyanti Biswas’s short fiction has been commended at the Bath Flash Fiction award. Her debut novel in progress was longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Competition, theย  Flash500 Novel Opening Chapter and Synopsis Competition and the Bath Novel Award.

Represented by Ed Wilson from Johnson & Alcock.

Find her published work here.

When not nose deep (reading/writing) a book, you can find her pottering about with her plants or her aquariums, or baking up a storm. She would gratefully accept gifts of chocolate, green tea and travel vouchers. Compassion is her only religion, and sleep her favorite (and much needed) form of therapy.

Comments on this blog are welcome. You can send tweets to @damyantig or mail to write@damyantiwrites.com.

This blog has a Facebook Page, where Damyanti discusses all her loves: Writing, Social Justice, Travel, and Reading. Come join the fun!


No Awards Acceptance Policy: This blog does not accept Blog Awards that involve awarding others and passing on the love, etc. A blog post about it here.

(I believe I show my appreciation when I comment on other blogs, link to them, share their posts on social media, or reblog them with my take. I do not give out awards, and do not expect them. A Like or a Comment from you will make my day, and I’ll visit and chat with you in turn. But please, no blog awards.

Any blog awards with links will now straight go to spam, from which I’ll rescue your comment, but not the link. I hope you understand, and can forgive me.)




I love comments, and I always visit back. Blogging is all about being a part of a community, and communities are about communication! Tweet me up @damyantig !


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  1. John Gabriel Otvos

    Bless you for appreciating what I have written about The Last Chance for animals. The world situation is not looking very bright at present. I wonder if like minded people such as we both, can find a mechanism to engage their collective hearts, in altering the course of this impending climate breakdown. It is affecting the non-local unconscious, so much so as to cause these irreverent murders such as the US school shootings and the Toronto street random van murders. Sorry, but I deleted my FB profile a month back as I am unable to stomach Mark any longer.

  2. Anonya

    Thank you for visiting my blog! You certainly have a lot going on over here. Congratulations on your awards. Your short story “Picasso Dreams” was so creative! I read that you like gifts of chocolate, tea and travel vouchers. I do not blame you! Well, since chocolate generally melts in the post, and drinking tea sent from strangers is probably a little worrisome, and I do not have the money for travel vouchers, I will leave a comment instead to say “thank you” for visiting and wish you all the best as you continue your writing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Damyanti Biswas

      Anonya, your comment means the world, better than chocolates, tea, and travel vouchers combined. On days I can’t bring myself to write a single word, I open up the comments and read them. They inspire me to go on. So thankyou for your comment, and I hope to see many more of them in the coming weeks and months.

      • Anonya

        I understand how you feel. Comments can be like a little virtual nudge to keep going. Someone is listening. What we say is heard. Of course, a little chocolate, tea, and a vacation never hurts as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ But I hear you.


    Don’t know how you glommed onto my site, but I appreciate the look and the consideration from across the world. Your site has some things for me to consider/think about. I am a sedentary blogger, a retiree who spends an inordinate amount of time in doctors’ offices, it seems. I have three memories/memoirs waiting for time-to-publish. But there is no time…. Perhaps I shall find some here with you.

  4. Philip V. Ariel (@PVAriel)

    Hi Damyayanti,
    What a joy to be here after a while.
    It is indeed a great please to be on your page.
    Indeed you have a lost of readable resources here.
    Will visit all and will comeback with my feedback.
    I appreciate your support via G+ twitter etc.
    May you have a wonderful weekend.
    Keep informed
    Best Regards
    ~ Philip

  5. thelongview

    Hello, Damyanti! Thanks for visiting my blog! Flash fiction is new to me and maybe it will take a little getting used to. Yours is very intriguing, and therefore a good intro to the genre. Also, your dedication is impressive!

  6. plaintain1

    Damyanti, thanks for liking my blog about Samuel L Jackson on Black British actors. Even though my blog was a slightly on a different tack (being TV presenter in South Africa), the response was very positive. Take care.

  7. Maitabi Banerjee

    I am so touched by your gesture Damyanti. Thanks for stopping over my blog. Your blog by the way is an institution. Loved it. Let’s stay in touch. Big hug ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  8. sonyaspreenbates

    Great website here, Damyanti. Thanks for sharing so much useful information. I love that you have not just put in your own writing tip about what works for you, but took the time to find out tips from authors, editors and literary agents. I’ll be keeping an eye out for future posts.

  9. griote

    Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post. Following. As an aspiring writer, it is always a good idea to read more tips and advice. Wishing you the best.

  10. myawesomelittleman

    Hi Damyanti, thank you for reaching out and following my blog. Youve got a great blog ! How very interesting! You’ve got some great information to share, especially for new bloggers too. Thanks for sharing your vibrant personality. I might take a stab at your guest blog (once again, great idea!) and I will definitely steal sometime to read more about your work. much love x x

  11. calensariel

    What a beautiful, sharp looking blog! Good luck with your transfer! And thanks so much for the follow. I look forward to see you around the blogs! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Martian

    thanks for the follow! i was in singapore last year we were connected with other blog but i was away and happy to reconnect again!

  13. Louise Foerster

    NANOWRIMO is marvelous — challenging to be sure, but exhilarating — I’ve participated 8 times and am considering going for 9….Wishing you the best — will join your community if I decide it’s a go!

  14. Aniki

    Hi Damyanti. Thanks for the follow. It is nice to meet you! Your voice resonates with strength and inspiration. I look forward to reading more๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Susan

    I was already flattered to have your comment and your follow – then I read that compassion is your only religion – my heart has leapt!

  16. theangrybookworm

    Hi Damyanti,

    Thanks for liking my blog post. Much appreciated. I used to write flash/short fiction myself, and it’s taught me many valuable skills: brevity, for one! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Best of luck with your writing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Shannon H.

    Hi, I’d like to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award. My apologies if you’ve already been nominated or don’t accept nominations, I think your blog is awesome all the same ๐Ÿ™‚ All the Best, Shannon

  18. Luis Morales

    Thank you for taking the time to view my blog! I’ve looked through your site and have read some of your published fiction. You have a very intimate style that allows the reader to connect closely with the subject(s) of your stories. Looking forward to reading more.


  19. Paula

    I’ve just read an interview with you. “Trust your body, follow your breath, and remember that your words matter only as much as what they bring into being.” ๐Ÿ™‚ Sound words!

  20. ascreasey

    Thank you for the many “likes” with which you have graced my blog over the last 24 hours! I very much appreciate your taking the time to look over a few of my posts, and have enjoyed what I have seen on your blog so far. You have a very personable writing style–open and honest and blunt without being offensive. That’s a difficult balance to achieve!

  21. victoriaandreking

    Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog Damayanti! And thank you also for using your blog voice to raise awareness about an amazing effort such as Project Why. Keep up the awesomeness ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. Leigh Jordan

    Dear Damyyanti, I appreciate your taking a moment to read my book review The Life We Bury .Thank you so much. I’ve always loved writing but have never done a blog before- I’m already hooked!

  23. Atika Jung

    Thank you for visiting and liking my blog. I’m glad to know you. I red your biography and I think you are such amazing woman! Anytime, I’ll explore and learn on your blog. Hope I’ll have great experience.

  24. jlfatgcs

    I’m so glad I found your blog, and you found mine. I love reading about the work you’re doing. Naresh should be cloned in every school in India.

  25. cephasinfo

    Hi Damyanti – Thanks for stopping by Cephas Consulting Group’s Blog today. We are glad you found the Facebook post useful. We appreciate your interest. All the Best!

  26. lrcapuana.wordpress.com

    Thanks for your like on my post on Shakespeare, it has given me the opportunity to find your blog and browse through it with great interest and pleasure, stopping by again is a definite must.

  27. Pleats and Keats

    Your page is also so encouraging, and welcoming. I only recently started writing in such an open away…it’s scary, it’s new. So to see someone who is really established and so open with their work is so inspiring!

  28. Pleats and Keats

    I’m excited to start exploring your blog! Short stories absolutely should touch on some part of the collective human experience…that was a really poignant explanation…

    • Damyanti Biswas

      Ramya is my friend and mentor, and that’s how I spotted your posts. Thanks for sharing and for dropping by here.

  29. simonfalk28

    Hi Damyanti, I think I have managed to subscribe to your new site – which looks great! Sorry, I haven’t blogged much lately. All the best with the new blogspace. Simon ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Damyanti Biswas

      Thanks so much, Simon, and so happy to see you here. I used a redirect, so I’m hoping not to lose any of my good friends like you !

  30. Nadia

    Thank you so much for your likes on my posts! I am about to delve into your own posts and, if your reviews are anything to by, cannot wait to read your work!

  31. Michelle Adam

    I like your blog. I appreciate the community you are creating with your writing. You may enjoy my blog as well, which is a Journey of Spirit and Healing Blog based on the personal story behind my upcoming novel, Child of Duende. I look forward to reading more of your writing.

  32. plotus

    Excellent site! You have so many wonderful bits of information here; I am inspired; I will keep coming back. Thanks and more terrific posting!

  33. anthonymize

    thank you so much for stopping by my blog and sharing in the words…i’ve stopped by yours twice in the last few days and am really impressed by what you stand for…you are a natural teacher- and I wish to gain wisdom from you…I am trying to publish my narrative-…you have so much to offer- maybe we can talk further…all my best as you continue to seek and impart knowledge…

    • Damyanti Biswas

      Thanks for visiting. Please join in the conversation on my posts– be very happy to talk to you. I’m not sure I’m a teacher, more a of a sharer, questioner, conversation-starter, if that makes sense? ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. mycaelum

    An intriguing, very interesting bio-blurb! You certainly stay very active with what you love in life. Thank you for visiting my little corner in the Big World of Blog! All the best you you w/blessings!

  35. nufafitc

    Thanks for stopping by at my blog and liking my article. Being very interested in all things writing and having been a teacher of creative writing, I’ll sure follow your blog. If you like, you can do the same ;).

  36. Bushka

    Hi! Thanks for popping into my blog….I’m new around here…..Your liking one of my posts brought me here….Been looking over your blog….I like what I read…..Hope it’s all right to ‘Follow’……..

  37. transcribingmemory

    I’m impressed by what seems like a long, arduous, and successful career in writing. I search for this as an inspiration for me to get serious about my own writing. This blog is wonderful and I look forward to reading more!

  38. clanton1934

    Congratulations Damyanti, I’ve followed you for awhile. I am now the sole editor/publisher of International Blogging, an entirely non-commercial effort by me to promote exchanges between authors and artist around the World. I invite you to be a Guest author. Charles,

  39. Pragalbha Doshi

    Thank you for visiting my site and reading my latest post. First look at your site gives me a sense of empowerment. Will explore more on your site and would love to stay connected!

  40. nehal

    Thanks for visiting my blog! It is wonderful to know people like you ,enjoying reading your posts ! I have just begun my journey in this world of beautiful people, learning on the way !Thanks again !

  41. Jam

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my Japanese Fiction Round-Up post. Your blog looks very interesting. I’d love to be a writer one day so I find it very interesting being here! ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Dahlia

    Thanks for dropping in at my blog – much appreciated by someone who is new here :). Your blog looks very interesting – will be sure to check it out. See ya and thanks once again.

  43. Hamp II

    Hey Damyanti,
    It is always a pleasure to have a fellow writer comment on anything that I’ve written. As you know, our aim is always to reach out to others and pass along our thoughts, comments and works for their examination. Hopefully you and I can become pen pals with best wishes for our post and the upcoming holidays.

  44. aubreysbooknook

    Hi! I don’t know if you do Challenges, but I nominated you for a quote challenge. I think you probably have lots of quotes up your sleeves since your so into the writing world. No problem if you can’t do it, I just though you would do a great job with it! Thank you so much for all of your posts, I am not sure yet what I want to do, but all of your tips and tricks really help me! 3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge.

  45. ulyah

    hi.. i am ulyah.. from indonesia. i just learn about this. just help me to find something nice with wordpress… visit my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks

  46. Al-Hajj Abu Ja`far Al-Hanbali

    Hi Damyanti! thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post on the Mashiach. I found much benefit in yours as well.

  47. cosmothea

    Thanks a bunch for liking my blog, Damyanti! It helped me find yours. Great blog you’ve got here!! I look forward to future posts. Cheers!

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  49. Andy

    I like your “no awards” policy. And how did you manage to start the community you have featured on the right bar of your page? I’ve been thinking of doing the same.

  50. Thomas Kelleher

    Thanks for visiting my blog and Liking one of my posts recently — I greatly appreciate it! I enjoyed visiting your blog as well and look forward to reading more of your posts.

  51. valeriebiebuyck

    Thank you for liking my blog on Editing. What a fascinating name or is it a comment? Which ever – what does it mean. My name Valerie means Courageous. I like it because it reminds to be brave when I’m feeling quite the opposite.

  52. faridawrites

    Hello.. thank u very much for your like on my post. I strted blogging just a few months bk and that ebook is my first ever attempt at any book writing.

  53. Jasbir Chatterjee

    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my story “A Tale of an Underdog.” I liked your blog too, especially its neat and uncluttered look and the brave, bold spirit of writing, come what may.

  54. complexlyme

    Hey.. you have a nice concept in this blog here..
    I like the idea a lot.. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I write everyday.. something or the other.. somethings presentable some not. Anything. But I dont put it up for ppl to read. Though this is nice! I’m glad I dropped by to visit!
    And thank you for the like to the story on my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Ross

    Hi Damyanti
    Thanks for likes when I upgrade my site. I appreciate your interest. Like yourself, I like to write daily but don’t always manage it.

  56. Josh dV

    Thank you for swinging by and giving a subtle nod of approval. It is much appreciated. I see there is lots for me to see and learn here so I hope you don’t mind if I make myself comfortable.

  57. islandmoonrise

    Hi Damyanti – we’ve been in touch before. I have to admit, having read your posts but not the page regarding blog awards, I nominated you for one (oops), you’ll just have to accept my apology on that.
    Someone who’d commented a few times on my blog gave it me, then I spent absolutely ages worrying about who I could nominate in turn. I liked the aspect of promoting community interactivity but it also felt rather like the old chain letter type of pressure to ‘pass on the love’. It also took me away from my writing commitments. Wish I’d read this bit of your blog first!
    I’m not a spammer – honest!
    Liked the post about comparing ourselves to others, all too true.
    All the best, Jan

  58. in567

    Great title! Thanks for the stop-by to my blog. Will peruse through your daily writin’s ‘n can tell I’m gonna like ’em already! Have a lovely day!

  59. Tony

    Hi, I found your site because you registered a ‘like’ for a post I published on mine. I don’t usually respond as I think many likes come from some automated process? you see I am a naive wordpress user, who simply uses it as a record of my creative writing. I don’t seek followers but I appreciate the few that I have! And I want people who ‘like’ my posts to do so because they like the way I use language, and they like my imagination. There ! pompous? I don’t think so. Anyway I always check out the person’s blog; I read a couple of your stories and I like them very much. I like your style Damyanti and I like your distinct lack of political correctness. Thanks! Tony

  60. scott.dees

    I just wanted to reach out and thank you for reading Moonlight. I really appreciate it. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed it. In fact, thanks in general for reading a lot of stuff I’ve written, now that I think about it.

  61. Tony Martin

    Thank you for liking my post, it is a delight that someone of your expertise has taken time out to show an interest in what I have written. I am very very new to blogging/writing and I got to the point where I just wanted to share what was in my head. I have been constantly reading books for the past 3 years almost everyday some more than once on expanding your consciousness and have become and continue to do so aware of my surroundings, and creating my own life and reality. This blog is a result of that and I am at the moment dabbling with spoken word in my YouTube channel again to get my point across……so thanks again, and much love to you.

  62. Soma D.

    Hello there! Thanks for stopping by and helping me find your beautiful blog. I enjoyed reading your posts and am looking forward to more interesting reads.

  63. underworldstudios

    Thanks so much for stopping by and liking my blog. I was greatly amused by the picture of the bear with the women in the bed and the caption underneath. Then I read the article. But I’ll comment on that post under that subject. Great blog you have going here. I’ll be sure to stop by again.

  64. The Accidental Poet

    Hi Damyanti. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post A Most Dark Place, Part Five. I have to ask if you checked out the first four parts as well? I don’t want you to miss out on how the whole “matter” started. Not sure how many more parts there will be. I do have an idea where the story will end.

    I really enjoyed visiting your blog, and am now following you. I look forward to reading more.

    The Accidental Poet is named Steve.

  65. Enjoy Unlimited Holidays

    Thanks for dropping by at delightedsouls. The post that you liked there is my first attempt at writing such stuff. Not a novel reader though, I just like to write whatever it comes to my mind- includes poetry, travelogue, social topics or anything like “the love of soul” ๐Ÿ™‚ May be we connect again later. All the best!

  66. Angela

    Hello! I wanted to personally thank you for stopping by my blog (saltvault) and liking my post; How about a Book Look: Crash the Chatterbox by Steven Furtick. I look forward to browsing your blog as well!

  67. aj vosse

    Thanks for sharing such valuable information on your blog. Just clicking into the links in the sidebar is enough inspiration to keep writing! You’ve done so much homework for us. If we contact half the folk you mention we could build a massive network and even fulfil our dreams of getting published!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  68. Suzanne

    Thanks for attention to my blog! It means a lot to me. I am waiting for what feels right -to take the next step with my writing. To do the thing that is required in our modern world…..make money. That is the hard part for me. The writing comes easy. ; )
    I will try to give more attention to your tips and such. Thanks for sharing.

  69. piblogger

    Thank you for liking my post today . . . I would sure be interested to know why you chose to like it and, if you have any thoughts as to its subject matter.

  70. Jo Bower (Randall)

    It’s a pleasure to make contact with you. God is a person of community, and I think we should be too. I have enjoyed what I have read on your site. Thanks for following my site. Blessings.

  71. craiglock

    All the best with your writing, Damyanti

    โ€œIf the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, Iโ€™d type a little faster.”.โ€

  72. willemite51

    Thanks for stopping by and dropping a couple of likes on my reviews. It is much appreciated. I am hoping to draw some inspiration from your blog and will be stopping by.


  73. armandoalmase

    Thank you for the “Like”! I love knowing what others think about my writing! I hope that you continue reading my Short Stories, and if you get your hands on my book, I’d love receive some feedback. Take care!

  74. nonnaci

    Thanks for liking so many of my posts ๐Ÿ˜‰ I took your advice on having a blogging schedule and it definitely paid off!

  75. purplepencileditorial

    Thanks so much for liking my blog post. My friend, Janet, and I are in the beginning stages of our editing/writing business and appreciate any support we get. I will definitely be reading more of your blog and am interested, too, in learning more of the Insecure Writers group.

  76. Dash McCallen

    Thank you for the like! I hope I can keep you entertained, even if I go off the track of my normal writing to document my speed bumps and potholes that tend to distract me. (The stone was the biggest tiny distraction I have had. Or would that be the tiniest big distraction?) Now it is back to work after I did my version of yoga or tai chi. Picture will be posted. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Anyway, thank you again for the like!

  77. tartanrose88

    Damyanti, sorry to put this here put I wasn’t sure where else to put it! I was inspired by your E L James post, as you may have noticed from my lengthy comment :D. I decided to do a post on my own blog to share those thoughts with a link back to your original post – I hope you don’t mind?

  78. Fun Simplicity

    Hi, sorry that I left my site link at my previous comment. Do feel free to delete it. I should have read your “Bloggin advice for newbie” before I comment but I was too anxious to thank you for visiting my site. Also, as this is the first time I wrote a comment, I have no idea that my gravatar leads to my site…please pardon me for my ignorance.๐Ÿ˜“

  79. Fun Simplicity

    Thank you for visiting my site and liking my post on “Take control of your title and tagline”. From my post, you can tell that I am a newbie undergoing training. ^_^ Because of your “like”, I have discovered an amazing site here. I have decided to follow you. Cheers!

  80. Haylee

    Hi there,
    Thanks for stopping by / liking my baking post.

    Some really useful information and advice on your blog, especially for relative newbies like myself. I’ll enjoy reading the back catalogue of ‘dos and don’ts’ ๐Ÿ™‚

  81. lorac888890

    Hi. Thank you for enjoying my Real or Fake Names blog. It’s nice to change names at times. I do myself, but my family get a little confused. They aren’t use to my other names yet. But I see that you also use a different name. Take care now.

  82. tartanrose88

    Thank you for the like on my post about the British Library – you are the first one to ‘like’ a post on my page! I did only start blogging on Thursday but it is very nice to have a little encouragement! It also lead me to your page, and I am glad it did. Wonderful posts about all the things I love most – I’ll be back! TartanRose ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Damyanti

      Thanks, and glad it led you to me. That was a very good comment on the James post. If you’re starting out, you might like to check out the blogging advice page in the tabs– all advice from my blog audience which comes in handy for those starting out.

      • tartanrose88

        Thanks Damyanti – I did have a quick glance earlier but I was on the way out so I will be sure to have a proper look this evening. Glad you like the comment – I liked the blog!

  83. robotissmiling

    So glad I ran across your blog. I just started on my own ambitious writing endeavor. Publishing a novel serially at my blog. I hope to have the stamina it will take to write and edit the many thousands of words. Thankfully, I write and edit everyday.

  84. Bryan

    I just wanted to say thanks for following along on my blog. I notice and appreciate your likes on the new chapters of “The Asymptote’s Tail” as I post them, so thank you very much.

  85. mrphilippines1974pinoytraveler

    I’m very happy that you visit my site and very happy to read your accomplishment in writing, blogging is my hobby right now. I’m retired and the only thing I do on my life now is travelling everywhere.thank you and wish the best in your future endevour.

  86. lorac888890

    Hi, thank you for enjoying my ”What’s Your Sign?” blog. People aren’t as interested in sun signs anymore. It use to be more popular, but some of us get too involved in astrology. And yes, it is up to the individual. Anyhow, people like abuse especially found in the movie Fifty Shades of Grey. The writer probably had an idea that the book would sell. I guess her editor didn’t care how bad James’ writing was. When they’re always getting on us about that. Those kinds of stories always sell. Look what’s on TV at least here in the US? The editor could’ve asked James to rewrite the story. I won’t buy the book nor watch the movie. And I don’t write stories like that. They’re bad. But people watch those stories too much. If they didn’t sell, we wouldn’t see them. Anyhow, you have a very classy blog. Take care now.

  87. alextash

    Thank you for liking one of my posts a while ago! I am a newby here, but have also established daily writing challenge. Looking forward to join your blogfest!

  88. learningtocry

    So happy to see you liked my recent post. I just set a goal last week of connecting with other writers, those making writing their livelihood, or at least making that attempt. I’m in the early stages but have been writing for many years. And published several times but not currently submitting. I am spending time blogging at the moment. I loved your post about Submitting Like a Man.
    Look forward to delving into your blog. So many blogs so little time. : ) Ha ha!

    • Damyanti

      Thanks Suzanne— making writing our livelihood, is sadly, a distant dream for most of us. Freelance writing, yes, but am not so sure about fiction writing. Thanks for connecting, and hope to stay in touch.

  89. wktucker

    You requested that I let you know when my new blog was ready.
    Here’s the link:


    I am also on Google+ under my real name: Kathy Workman Lecy. If you wish to connect there, I would happily add you to my circles. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  90. Jean M. Cogdell

    Thanks so much for stopping by Jean’s Writing. I’m glad you enjoyed my post. Writing a post every day is quite the challenge. You’re doing an amazing job.

  91. R.H. Dahl

    Hi Damyanti!! You have a truly amazing blog site and collection of published works! I have been browsing here for awhile today, looking, reading and enjoying what you and some of your guests have had to say =) So fun and interesting! Congrats on all your accomplishments and thank you so much for visiting my site, because it led me here =) I enjoy writing fiction fantasy adventure and although my imagination runs wild and is on all the time, in my ‘real’ life I am fairly private and quiet. Like you have said, I too live ‘mostly it seems in my mind’ ..well when I am not enjoying time with my daughter and three cats, that is! lol. I am new to blogging and so far only my poetry has been published, but I hope to get more short stories, flash fiction and my fiction works out there, so it meant a lot for you to stop by. Thanks again, and I am now following you so I look forward to more of your work, blogs, guest posts, etc. =)

  92. kellyrainey

    Thanks for taking the time to read my story. I saw your “like” and followed it here…and I’m so glad I did! You have a fantastic collection of resources on this site and I’ve just scratched the surface. I look forward to reading your writing and visiting back often!

  93. Kari Wagner-Peck

    I love your philosophy! Thank you for visiting my blog– I look forward to reading more of your writing.

  94. artman413

    Thanks for checking out some of my writing!

    I’m really intrigued by how your post titles are written as questions. It really makes me want to read more, and I look forward to exploring the blog more thoroughly!

  95. A. J. Lee

    Hi, Thank you for dropping by my blog. Writing every day is good. A little or a lot. Gets you into a routine. Some days it will flow another just a little. Just keep going. Happy writing. AJ ๐Ÿ™‚

  96. writesofdan

    Thank you for liking my weird little story ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve checked out your blog and I share a similar ambition with you – ultimately I want to write fiction for a living, something truly great- and I feel like your blog could be a valuable resource for me. Thanks again and keep on truckin’ :p

  97. aj vosse

    read some of your posts has given me renewed faith in the potential of getting published!! I must look around here for more tips… especially getting short stories published! Thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰

  98. Sophie

    hi, thank you for liking my recent post, I’ve been enjoying reading your blog and am going to spend more time going through your posts and your (and your readers’) tips for newbie bloggers – thank you for those!

  99. Al The Author

    Hi there. Have been reading through your tips on blogging for newbies, and thought I’d practice what you preach, and make sure I leave a comment ๐Ÿ™‚ . Some really interesting posts here!

  100. Peter Klopp

    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking it! I also challenged myself to one post a day. But not every post is on writing. Hope to meet you more often on our blogs.

  101. Samir Bajpai

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I would be delighted to receive your comments on my blogs. A small extract of my first book (applied for copyright) is blogged under the title ‘6 bananas’. I have started the second book today. I am following your blog and really like your site. Best Samir

  102. kindkerry

    You’re such a beautiful and amazing person Damyanti. We need more people like you in the world who’s paying it forward with motivation rather than money. Stay true, thank YOU! ๐Ÿ™‚

  103. JC

    Thank you so much for liking my post, ‘Parkinson’s and Creativity. I do love your site and can’t wait to explore.

  104. Angie K

    Thanks for stopping by on my blog earlier. I am glad you did, as your blog is great. I admire what you do! I will follow your blog now and do hope that you may find my interesting enough to follow back. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  107. kadavis1

    Hi Damyanti, Thank you for visiting my blog. Your blog is wonderful. We all need to hibernate from time-to-time, and personally, this author does it more than most. Keep up the good work. Kathleen Andrews Davis, author Emerson’s Attic Series

  108. tsizzles

    Hi Damyanti you’ve got a really great blog here! Interesting ambitions. I most honestly hope you see them through to the best of your abilities this year. Will be looking forward to both how far along you have come and how much farther you have left to go. With that said, I’m tagging along! I need to see where your journey leads.

    Wishing you progressive writing


  109. indmish

    I like your writing. Its honest, no-nonsensical and straight from the heart. Such writing is always a pleasure to read. They are way better than constipated, convoluted write-ups full of jargon that are written just for the sake of being written.

    And hey, thanks for linking my post ‘Gone Girl – A review’ ๐Ÿ™‚

  110. DevinDarling

    Hey, Damyanti! I’m a little late on this but thanks so much for the follow! I enjoy your blog. You help inspire me to reach my writing goals! Can’t wait to read more from you (:

  111. Erin Granat

    You’ve inspired me to further engage my audience! I gotta step up the commenting and all of it. Beautiful site, looking forward to reading more!

  112. Deanna Willmon

    Hi! I โ€œnominatedโ€ you for the Liebster Award, which is really just a way for bloggers to help discover one another. No obligation necessary. No prize either, unfortunately. Anywayโ€ฆ the instructions are up on my blog.

  113. ldsrr91

    Personally, comments are where it is at. Unfortunately, because they are introverted or shy, whatever, people seldom comment. For instance you can get 250 views in a day, and only one comment. Sad. Comments are what makes it worthwhile and so much more interesting.

    You have a nice site.


  114. lorac888890

    Hi, and thank you for enjoying my Romance Stories blog. I have several projects now, but I will work on a romance story later (not the one posted on my blog).

  115. rleighturner

    Great blog – you seem to have the knack both of writing interesting stuff and of generating tons of comments. I’m a bit jealous! Will keep an eye on you and try and learn something. Hope you enjoy my efforts too – thanks for the “like”. Best wishes, Robert P.

  116. ansieehrke

    Hi! As per my WordPress blog post on Silverlinigspot, would you be interested in becoming a member of 121hub?

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    Ansie Ehrke

  117. Sherry Chen

    Hi Damyanti, I think your siteโ€™s got beautiful design and such interesting pieces, so Iโ€™m following! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I really enjoy your posts and look forward to your next.
    Feel free to check out my writing about publishing

  118. kiran

    Just stumbled upon your blog. Very good read. I liked your view on blog awards. All the best for your writing efforts.

    • Damyanti

      She has always had high praise for you, and your writing. Thanks for stopping by, and the comment. Look forward to meeting irl some day. All the best.

  119. psarabella

    Thank you for liking my post. I am a new writer and a new blogger, so it looks like I could find a lot of useful information on your blog. I am working at writing something everyday for my first book, and it is not an easy feat to accomplish. I wish you luck on this endeavor.

  120. admiralcarter

    Thanks for the like on my post on John Green’s Looking for Alaska! Just reading through your blog you’re very insightful and I look forward to seeing more ๐Ÿ˜€

  121. gdicm

    I’m trying to Stop writing something every day. I’ve too little to do? Thank you for visiting my blog. Best wishes.

  122. gwen07

    Writing something everyday works for a lot of us – but not all. I find I take notes, jotting down bits and pieces of ideas that enter my head — often when I am away from my computer. I come back to my writing-mode days – sometimes weeks later when inspiration from the culture; newspapers, novels, and or my 4 mile daily walk hits me. I have had to come to the realization that everything I write is not a pearl of wisdom to add to the cultural pantheon of knowledge. I do not post on a regular basis — I do not publish my writing when it is forced. For this reason, (and it could be my topics I am sure) I do not have hundreds of likes for individual pieces. And I am okay with that. Writing does more for the soul of the writer .

  123. Deirdre J

    Hi Damyanti,thanks for liking my Sophie Hannah book review on prelovedbooksblog.com. Totally agree with your comments on awards that involve passing them on and sharing the love! Deirdre, Ireland

  124. b4thirty8

    Damyanti, Thank you for the visit. I am doing the Blogher.com challenge to post daily this month and it is really making me stretch. Seeing a site like your’s puts into perspective what hard work and endurance results in!

  125. sutinaeshoppe

    Hi Damyanti, thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post. I’m following your blog from now own as I find I could learn a lot from your entries. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you.

  126. isabella

    I just stumbled across your blog; I’ve been looking at your past posts and can’t wait to see new things you come up with! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Keep up the great work!
    Best Wishes,

  127. Abhay Singh

    Hi Damyanti,
    None can define The beauty of nature itself a writer,poet,traveler and a child.Famous Poet William Wordsworth has define as small child โ€œLucyโ€ in his poetry โ€œLucy Grayโ€ and famous Hindi poet Jayshankar Prashad has define in the character of โ€œManuโ€ and โ€œShraddhaโ€ in his famous book โ€œKamayaniโ€.Thank you for sharing such postโ€ฆ.You have proved the role of writer to defining the beauty of Nature.

  128. Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon

    Well now this blog of yours is a breath of fresh writers air! I’m one still in progress! LOL.
    I enjoy living and helping others in recovery, but my Passion is writing, authoring, blogging, and helping other authors and writer! Thanks for coming to peek at my blog. Come by anytime ๐Ÿ™‚

    Much Happiness,
    Author, Cat Lyon

  129. Dennis Wagoner

    Hi Damyanti and thank you for following my blog. I truly appreciate the support. The first post I read on your blog was of Anouradha Bakshi – what a great story! We have five adopted daughters from China and have worked alot with a few of the orphanages there. I am an advocate for children and enjoy reading the about people like Bakshi. I am following your blog and looking forward to more articles. Thanks again!

  130. afairymind

    Thanks for the follow. I love the idea of writing every day but I generally find myself agonizing over the words for so long that I don’t manage to actually do so!

  131. rosemaylily2014

    Hi Damyanti thank you very much for following my blog and am so glad you like my latest post “Buda : Castle In The Air”! I really enjoy meeting new people via the blogging community and reading other people’s work too! I think it’s a lovely idea that you have to write something everyday and I’ll look forward to reading your posts from now on kind regards Rosemary (Le Chic En Rose)

  132. mira65

    Thanks for the likes and the follow. I absolutely love your no award policy. Had written about it in an earlier post. Thanks again.

  133. Eli

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for the follow! I also love your blog award policy, and will likely be adopting it. ๐Ÿ™‚


  134. Shelley Masini

    Thank you for visiting and following my blog. Nice to find someone else doing it every day as well, on the other side of the world! I look forward to reading your daily posts. All the best!

  135. LouLou

    I’m so impressed with your discipline on blogging! thank you for reading my
    stories. Fiction writing, when I indulged, is an odyssey into your subconscious. Truly amazing

  136. Polly

    Good to make your acquaintance, Damyinta. Lovely to see the sunflower in your header, one of my favourite flowers. I wrote a poem about it back in 2012 and it remains the most viewed poem on my blog.

  137. Julie PrestonJulie Preston

    Thanks Damyanti for visiting the Keeper of Stories. I am relatively new at this and would just love to check out your blog for advice from the community, as I have never written before. Really enjoy what you have to offer here!

  138. catsandog

    Thanks for the like and for the follow! I’m quite impressed with the amount of writing you’ve done! I will learn a lot from your posts for a newbie!

  139. Bipasha

    Thank you for following my blog. Your blog could keep me happily busy for hours ๐Ÿ™‚

  140. Michael33

    I stopped by your site to thank you for visiting and following The Vision of Poets. However, I got all wrapped up in your site and forgot to go home. Hope I didn’t overstay my welcome. Very unique and informative place to visit. Thanks for introducing me to it.


  141. mira65

    Heartfelt blog you have there. Congrats on being a successful blogger. I like the concept of daily writing. Do take a peek at my blog:toweararainbow.wordpress.com

  142. tribalmystic2014

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog, liking my story on Hokulea and following me. :). I look forward to reading some of your writing. I am only a humble beginner so I hope to learn from you. Your content titles look interesting and blog stats’ are impressive. Again – thank you!

  143. Gene Molloy

    I was very happy to see you visited, and like my blog. I can see by your no blog award acceptance policy that we shall get along smashingly.

  144. terzahcain

    Saw your pin on the map for the MOOC “How Writer’s Write Fiction” course. I’m looking forward to anything the course can offer. Glad to see another WordPress vet on there!

  145. Diane Brander

    Hi Damyanti, I have been reading through several of your posts and I just wanted to say that I love your positive attitude and enthusiasm. Your passion is evident in your writing and I have enjoyed reading it.

    • Diane Brander

      P.S sorry if you received a few notifications to say that I am a new follower. I am using my phone and accidentally clicked unfollow a few times ๐Ÿ™‚

  146. Sunny Peter

    Hi, Thanks for following. Look forward to read your articles and maybe hope to post here someday. Regards

  147. Curlysblog

    I’ve nominated you for the ‘One Lovely Blog’ award! I really love your blog, and hope you accept your nomination, because I can’t wait to find out more about you!

  148. J.Gi Federizo

    Hi! I have nominated YOU for the Liebster Award. As said there, “I am nominating people with whom I have had very insightful and educational discussions with, who care about their followers and whose sites I really enjoy visiting…if youโ€™ve done this already and do not wish to participate anymore, kindly give us a link to your Liebster Award page โ€” I really do want to read your answers! If you canโ€™t answer because it does not follow your blogโ€™s strict format, or you simply just donโ€™t want to, no biggies, we understand.”

    I just want you to know I appreciate you and your blog.

  149. Dora Argh

    Hi! Thanks for following my blog and would love to return the favor. Not just because for the follow but because of the mutual love for writing. You have so many posts! It’s going to take me a while to comb through your blog. But I can already tell that I’ll like visiting here. ๐Ÿ™‚

  150. foguth

    For me, being able to write every day is all the reward I want.
    Like you, I switched from non-fiction (tehnical writing) to fiction. The book that helped me do that was Sol Stein’s Stein on Writing and the main truth that I got from it was: non-fiction = information; fiction = emotion. Though simplistic, this resonated with me.
    Happy writing!

  151. theretreatjunkie

    I’m with you in the spirit of writing for its own sake and for enlarging our own lives. It’s about becoming, something that we give, more than something we get, like awards. It is wonderful to be appreciated, and I thank you for commenting on my blog, proof that it’s not invisible or silent. What a pleasure to encounter your beautiful and resourceful blog as well. Glad to be here.

  152. theretreatjunkie

    I’m with you in the spirit of writing for its own sake and for enlarging our own lives. It’s about becoming, something that we give, less than something we get, like awards. It is wonderful to be appreciated, and I thank you for commenting on my blog, proof that it’s not invisible or silent. What a pleasure to encounter your beautiful and resourceful blog as well. Glad to be here.

  153. vivachange77

    I don’t do awards either. I write as an end in itself that gives me joy and purpose. I agree that community is a very important part of blogging. Thanks for visiting my blog and best wishes on your endeavors.

  154. edmooneyphotography

    Hi there,
    Thank you for taking the time to stop by by little corner of the blogosphere, and for the follow. Your support is greatly appreciated.
    Have a great Weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  155. meticulousmick


    Likewise, I will always venture over to a fellow blogger who has been kind enough to lay down a follow on my own wee blog. So thank you, it is much appreciated and you are so welcome aboard. If you have any requests or suggestions just drop me a line. Now allow me to have a wander around your most popular blog. MM ๐Ÿ€

  156. stephswint

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. I know these things circle about. If you have already done it you can ignore it or do what I did. I got nominated a second time and since it helps other blogs out by getting new viewers I thought I would participate again. You know I Iove your blog so I had to nominate you:) The rules you can find here


    Thanks so much for the like and follow ๐Ÿ™‚ you have some really interesting posts! I enjoyed reading about your thoughts on social media.

  158. solopress11

    Thank you so much for continuing to read Gwen’s letters. Your “likes” truly help make my day. So may you have a wonderful day as well!

  159. nanettedaniellehogan

    i woke this morning with a new followerโ€ฆbeing new to the blogging world, i’m still getting used to the concept, but when i have a little alert of a new follower, i’m like a kid in a candy storeโ€ฆi greatly appreciate you finding my blog and followingโ€ฆi’m sitting on a patio chair in my backyard at this very moment, reading through your workโ€ฆjust lovelyโ€ฆthanks again from newfoundland, canada…

  160. Kimberly

    I’m from the clan which never allows itself the pleasure of accepting a gift without first saying “thank you,” so thank you for following 50Figment. Your site is chock full of helpful links and a great spot for discovery and inspiration.

  161. marcuschanco87

    Hello Damyanti!
    I find your blog posts honest and interesting. They do give readers better insight on writing. If you have the time, do check out my blog on books and quotes. Cheers! โ€“ Marcus

  162. Wanda

    Hi! Thanks for the follow on my blog, and I really enjoyed looking at yours. Sorry it took me a few days to say thank you…I am new at this and still figuring things out. I look forward to reading more of your work! ๐Ÿ™‚

  163. benedictjcarter

    Thanks so much for following my new blog! I’m very new to blogging and haven’t really written anything for a while. It’s reassuring, and gratifying, to know that my work is being looked at by people like like yourself who have a much better idea of what they’re doing.

  164. essbee14

    I am *loving* reading your work, and am inspired that you are always challenging/stretching/growing in your creativity. Looking forward to more!

  165. labeak52

    Thanks for reading the second part of The Creek. I’ll post the finished poem later this evening. I appreciate your attention. Please comment.

  166. Robert Jepson

    Thank you Damyanti for following my blog and all your likes on my posts ๐Ÿ™‚ Working my way through your interesting writing , love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  167. latasun

    Thanks for the follow Damyanti. I am thrilled. I love your writing style and love reading them.

  168. Christina Bledsoe

    I would love to write a co-piece with you on something similar to what not do on social media and use your perspective or examples of how to positively interact with your fans or followers. Please let me know if you’re interested! Thanks!!!

  169. Anns

    Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog… i feel honored for liking one of my post.
    Keep writing, GBU!

  170. katherinej1012

    This explains a lot. I saw a post earlier about blog awards and noticed you were nominated. Came over to congratulate you and couldn’t see a post! haha. Congrats anyway, even if you aren’t going to accept (: Must be awesome to be nominated! Well done.

  171. RD

    Thank you for following my blog Micro-Nagged, and liking my latest post. I’ll be following you, and look forward to reading your prose.

  172. grievingsparrow

    Hello, and thank you for following my blog. I just wanted to tell you I really like what you have done with your own blog and I will be reading more of your entries, later today…if I ever sleep that is. xD

    Have an amazing night.

    Cheers! ^_^

  173. tristangmt

    Hello. Thanks for liking my post on “Is Being Sexy Related To Being Healthy, Talented and All That Jazz”. Blogging is my stress reliever. I know I am a grammar killer and maybe posting about drawing could fix that.

    Again thanks and I hope you check my drawings from time to time.

    Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

  174. Yanna Ferrera

    Hi! Thanks for liking my literary blog entry entitled “Mightier Than Swords.” As a young, aspiring freelance writer testing the murky waters of fiction writing, a “like” from anyone, more so from someone like you means a lot.

    I’ve read around here and your insights are very meaningful. Have followed to stay updated. Thank you once again!

  175. singhneeru

    Thank you so much for being a part of my eatstory. You have a very interesting blog. Looks like you are enjoying every bit of your travel/writing.. Thanks for sharing your experiences/thoughts with us. I shall follow you to learn more. Cheers

  176. Dave


    Thank you for the interest and support you’ve shown in my July 3words story.

    I hope you not only return and follow for August, but also consider participating. It really is fun not knowing where the story is going.

    I hope to self-publish a collection of my 3words stories this month – if enough participated I could do this each month, including your story.

    Either way, thanks again. And happy reading.


  177. sirlewisofclarke

    Sorry this has taken so long, I’ve been extremely busy doing…… well i don’t really have an excuse. But i just wanted to say thank you for following my blog. It’s nice to get to meet like minded people who also enjoy writing. I have only just got into this so it’s uncharted territory for me, but i have already met many people who have the same passion as i do and i hope to meet many more!

  178. Ardi N

    Thanks for following my blog even though it is rather new. So, from your last post, you are a college teacher, right? And you are from either Malaysia or Singapore. Seems like you also like to read story just like me. That one blog is used mainly for reviewing stories though. However, I also write crime fiction as of now in “fictstory.wordpress.com”. It was written in Indonesia though. If you know the language, please drop by.

  179. juliebcosgrove

    Thanks for following my blog Where Did You Find God Today. I am a freelance writer, now traditionally published fiction author. I know your passion. Find a good, supportive critique group and grow in the craft together. My book therapy.com, though mostly Christian novelists, is a great resource as is the guide called Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maas. Most of all, use your freelance skills to tell an amazing story. You’re on your way.

  180. zeven37

    I wanted to thank you for your time visiting and reading my blog! I appreciate it. Knowing that I’ve connected with at least one person in this world is enough to keep me going for ages. It’s always fun to meet other people that love writing as much as I do ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy blogging!

  181. Bharti Athray

    Hey, thanks for the follow, lovely checking out your blog, and finding several things in common. I am an english lit. graduate too and a professional writer. Love the fact that you have now been blogging for 6 years! Wow… that’s really something. Would love to pick your brains on how things and your writing has evolved with the blog! Any advise, tips welcome!

  182. Ronald Joseph Kule

    Thanks for following my LISTEN MORE SELL MORE blog. Hopefully, what you find there is as illustrative or inspiring as your cover photo above. I appreciate the brevity and clarity of your style.

  183. ANooP

    Hey there,

    Thanks for the follow. I am also following you back. Will read your posts as and when I get time ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great day.

  184. Payel

    Writing has always happened to me. Taking super small steps in making it public!
    So thank you for visiting my blog!
    Wish you luck for your future endeavors!

  185. Juan Ayza

    I like the voice in your blog and share several of your interests. I look forward to reading the 26 fiction stories in the following days; I enjoyed reading about your candidness about short stories vs novels and courage. After two years living in Tulum, Mexican Caribbean Sea, I have a lot to tell but, as in your case, Damyanti, mine is also a process of fermentation and decanting. I’m now excited to see how that inspiration comes to life in writing, and keep it as a simmering project, while writing daily on other recent travels associated with communities and children, I’ve come to love. Yes. “I would write for free”; it’s not an option but rather a honour and a responsibility when situations – such as children in these communities -, find themselves into your heart and pen, to be told and shared beyond, as if we become a wind’s brisk.
    Thank you for stopping by.

  186. Found This Painted That

    Thanks for following! I am on the other spectrum of accepting awards. I say bring ’em! Plus like you, I love the banter of comments and those little stars, oh my! You do make me wonder about your aversion. But regardless you write a fabulous blog and I’m am sending you an award in my head. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Damyanti

      I love the ‘awards in the head’ , so thank you– I gratefully accept yours! What I can’t stand is someone who visits my blog for the first time, and decides to leave an ‘award’ only so that they’re able to leave a link to their own blog. I receive about 2 a week, or more. It has begun to feel like spam.

      • Found This Painted That

        Oh I’m so naive! I never even thought of that! Makes sense though, if your reason for blogging is to get accolades. Thanks for the info. For that you get another Brain wave Award. Congrats ๐Ÿ˜‰

  187. Dr Slater

    Visit tablo dot io its a self publishing site/community where authors share work too. Its still in the start up phase, but i think they’re pretty cool, and better priced than Kindle; im sure they will grow bigger than Kindle soon. Also; i see you have a degree in literature. The site genius dot com asks people with knowledge to make anecdotes on literary works etc to explain their meaning/context/significance. Maybe you can add some of your knowledge to their lit forum ๐Ÿ™‚

  188. Umair Raheel

    Hey Damyanti.. Thanks for a visit to my blog and being kind enough to connect. That provided me an opportunity to know such an aesthetic writer on WordPress.com. I would like to appreciate your creative skills for making beautiful collages while travelling at a speed of 240 km/hr ๐Ÿ™‚

  189. drapersmeadow4

    So sorry I nominated you for an —–. Won’t even use the word. Shhh. But seriously, I apologize. I hope you receive it as my sincere intention to applaud your work. Looks like you’re having a fabulous time traveling! ๐Ÿ™‚ ~Karen~

  190. matinee11

    Thanks For following my blog โ€˜Matinee11โ€™. You brought a smile to my face when I was notified! As a new writer, many times I second guess myself as to whether people would be interested in my story, but the ‘like and follow’ from you makes it all worth while! Have a great day!

  191. lymechili

    Thanks for following lymechili! I, too, am dipping my toe in fiction writing, some of which occasionally ends up in a blog. Not quite blogging at daily frequency, but getting there. I’ll visit often.

  192. slopienKA

    Thank you for following my blog. I’m not a native English speaker and would welcome any suggestions for corrections from you if you happened to spot one or any suggestions as to a style etc etc. Writing mostly for myself, but if a good pair of eyes notice it/like it, it’s very satisfying. Thanks!

  193. Pratik Kirve

    Hello Ma’am,
    Thanks For following my blog โ€˜Crazy fACTSโ€™. Glad to connect with you. Today, in the morning, when I saw a notification that you are following my blog, it made me so happy. You made my day. Whenever I read your blog, I get the feeling of originality, you are doing what you love to do. Thanks for inspiring & making my day.. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€
    Have a happy blogging & writing journey!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  194. silverliningsanddustbunnies

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by my little blog and the follow, it is much appreciated. I am honored.

  195. Lori

    I love your blog and following for a bit now. Great content. My blog is at Lorislittlelessons.com. Check it out and comment! (: I would appreciate it….

  196. mrreaperofdead

    Hello, my name is Gregory,I’m a writer and poet, and put all of my writings on my blog at “Cascadialegends.wordpress.com”
    I just wanted to thank you for following and liking my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m trying to make a book out of them, but I could use a little help, if you happen to know anybody that might be able to help me, please let me know, my email is lefttounge@gmail.com.
    Also thanks again for your support, good luck to you!


  197. asmukti

    Cheers for taking time to check into asmukti.com As someone just starting to go public with their writing, I look forward to your reading more of yours. Some great guidance in your posts. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  198. Harold Knight

    My most helpful teacher said, “Do you want to be a writer?” Yes. “Have you written today?” Yes. “Then you are a writer. Keep practicing.”
    Thanks for responding to my blog.

  199. penfever

    Hi! Much appreciate someone with intelligence and insight following my creative writing and art here on WordPress. I must say, your cover photo with the ocean view is very inspiring! Thanks again!

  200. JanKarol

    Thank you for the follow of livinginchapters.com. I’m glad you did so that I could find yours. I’ve already visited a few of your friends and think I may have found some kindred spirits here.

  201. zooeyibz

    Thank you so much for visiting and following Creative Writing Ibiza. I’m delighted to discover your blog and look forward to much (virtual) writing conversation ๐Ÿ™‚

  202. ThisWriterInMe

    I am truly inspired by your passion for writing. I have always been a writer myself, but never pursued it as a career. I am about to browse through the articles you’ve gotten published. Your blog is a great trove of writing material.

  203. nicolefurlonge

    Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m enjoying the process of creating prompts and activities that will get kids excited about writing on their own. Eventually, I hope to add info for parents to help them support their young writers as well. I look forward to visiting your blog more as well! What a great project…and very challenging I’m sure! I wrote straight for 40 days. Challenging, but got me back into the practice!

  204. AF

    I love your enthusiasm for writing! I share the same passion. I see your name pops up frequently as having liked my blogs and I wanted to shout back! Hey, keep going with your great blog!

  205. vikinglibrarian

    Hi there! Thanks for following us over at Great (Reading) Expectations. You’re blog looks very interesting and informative, we’re glad we found it. We hope to hear a comment from you sometime!

  206. DailyJuniorDogBlog

    I am so glad I found your blog. Thank you for visiting The Daily Junior. As a new blogger, the resources and tips from you and other writers on your blog are so helpful to me I will be following.

  207. Mindless Space

    Why, hello there Damyantig :)! Thank you for following me. Much appreciated! I would like to ask you the same thing as one of your followers did. How did you find my blog?

  208. Daniel J. Metzger

    Thank you for following my blog, Sophisticating the Rudimentary. As the name implies, I approach my site as a way to motivate myself to write, hone my fledgling skills as a storyteller, and share my works-in-progress with a larger audience. That being said, I ask you read each post with a critical eye. What doesnโ€™t make sense? Where are there gaps that need to be filled? Where do gaps need to be left open? What would be a fun place for the story to go? What more do you want to know? What should be left to the reader to understand? Please do not hesitate to leave critical feedback on any or all of the pieces on my site! That is one of the motivating reasons behind my decision to keep this blog going. Also, please feel free to share my work with readers whose feedback you think my pieces might benefit from. As I continue to work, I update my pieces on the site in the hopes that we can track this process of revision together.
    Yours in letters,
    Daniel J. Metzger

  209. jueaabdullah

    Thank you dear for following my blog. I feel small and you are a BIG motivation! And your writings are great. Keep it up. May God bless you always

  210. Sherrey Meyer

    I’m glad you liked my most recent post on rewriting. I love your header photo. It brings me to a place I long to be in the Puget Sound area of WA state. I also appreciate your statement about accepting awards; I feel the same. Hope you’re having success with your writing experiment of writing daily. ๐Ÿ™‚

  211. Elaine Cougler

    Thanks so much for the like! You can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, as well as my blog but most of my effort goes into writing my historical novels and speaking. Life as an author can be great fun, can’t it?

  212. tedstrutz

    Thanks for the Like. I fear my 13 year old granddaughter may be a better writer than I after the story she just wrote… now I have to coax her to keep it up.

  213. Lesley

    I am so humbled that you started following my blog. Now I have to work harder at my writing ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, I love that you want to write “…on any topic whatsoever…” I like to do that too!

  214. Jewel

    I love the idea of creating a blog to write something everyday, as I am striving for the same thing. I enjoyed your post on Amazon and it really has me thinking considering how much time I spend on their site and money I put in Bezos’ pocket. In any event, keep up the great posts which inspire (and remind) me that I should be doing the same thing. Look forward to being a part of this community!

  215. mynuttydubai

    Hi there! Thanks so much for following my blog – I hope you’ll enjoy my random ramblings about life out here in the desert.
    I quite like the A to Z challenge – I’m kinda into doing challenges at the moment… I hope therell be another one soon that I can sign up for and be a part of!
    *See* you around ๐Ÿ™‚

  216. thisportraitingray

    Hi Ms. Damyanti,

    I never got to thank you for checking my blog once in a while. So I would like to say thanks for the support and for checking my blog out from time to time. It really is a big help. I hope to read more of your posts soon!


  217. merlinjr01

    Thank you for following my blog. Based on reading your “About” section, I consider this a sincere compliment. Hope I can continue to live up to your standards.
    Fiction is fun. I have one published–barely sold–novel. The process of writing and getting it published was reward in itself, but am looking forward to the next one.
    I like your plan.

  218. ccgreen2000

    Thankyou for liking my stories. I will be posting one a day for a while from my backlog. I am new to this site, wordpress.com, and I am not yet up to speed with the ins and outs of it yet, so please bear with me if there are any glaring faux pas in my presentation and if there are any stories of yours you would like me to look over, please let me know.

  219. tcogundare

    Thanks a bunch for reading my blog, Damyanti, and I’m glad you liked ‘Dibs.’ I must say, ‘Peeping Toe’ is one hell of a piece: great rhythm, very assured, insightful. I look forward to digging into your work. Thanks.

  220. normalperson


    Thanks for following my blog. I’m still new at blogging and other stuff related to it therefore your blogging advices has been a big help. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a nice day.

  221. nishipal

    Hi Damyanti..thank you very much for your like and for visiting my space..love the fact that this gave me the opportunity to come and visit your blog..do keep dropping by and sharing your thoughts and comments.looking forward to a wonderful interaction..Cheers, Nishi.

  222. T.J. Salazar

    Thank you for following my weekly series, Seraphim. It makes me smile to think the story is getting out to so many people.
    I like what you’ve done here too and will popping in from time to time. Thanks again.

  223. embellishedmoments

    Many Thanks for following my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ It really feels gr8 when some one so experienced visits a newbie’s blog.
    I have gone through some of your post and have found them very interesting and inspiring. Its pleasure following you ๐Ÿ™‚

  224. commonperspective

    Thanks for following me. Felt really happy to read ‘About You’.. I am also a passionate writer and want to write as good and frequent as you. I guess it will take a lot of time..

    And I saw a Guest blogger page.. can i write something for your blog as a guest blogger? If yes I will be really happy to write for you..

    Can you teach me please that how to make such modification in wordpress blog. Like my blog has just one page ‘About me’ and everything else that i write is falling under home. I also want to make different pages for different things. Can you help me learning this.
    I can also give you my login and password so that you can make changes.
    Waiting to hear from you.
    Best regards,

  225. Esther Haydock

    Thank you for following my daughter’s book blog, she has only just started blogging (well, she is only 9) and she is loving getting visit from people.

  226. Anna

    Hi! Thanks so much for following and liking my throwback story! You’re blog looks fantastic, and I think I really want to try the A to Z challenge next year. Looking forward to keeping up with your posts and work!

  227. beautyisinthejourney

    Hello Damyanti! Thank you very much for following my blog! I love the premise of yours with writing a little something every day, which I try to emulate in my journal! I look forward to following along on your creative journey!

  228. pagefiddler

    Damyanti! So happy to see you’ve been visiting my blog. Your Project of writing every day is a great challenge. I really should do the same. But there is so many things that need to be done… I’ll be checking out your blog! Love, Charlotte

  229. Noriam

    I don’t know if this is the place to do it, but thank you for following me, and thank you for the like. It means a lot to me. I’ll be sure to keep an eye here in the future, it’s the least I can do.

    Alistair a.k.a. Noriam

  230. writingwingsforyou

    I love being part of the writing community! Thanks for the blogging adventures. I’m looking forward to meeting and reading writers. I was sad I missed the A-Z challenge because it was intriguing to me to read and connect with what others were writing, but I came in about half way. I look forward to future challenges.

  231. Ronovan

    You have been nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award. You may already have one but your continued versatility inspires me to be so as well. I know it says sunshine in the link but itโ€™s a Versatile. I did a copy thing. o,O Iโ€™m not very versatile.

  232. V. Alarcรณn-Cรณrdoba

    Thanks, Damyanti, for ploughing through my Fall of the Age. If you have any comments I will appreciate them. I read on one of your posts that that you don’t do reviews of fellow writer’s works for fear of offending a friend. Please feel free to offend me.

  233. Ronovan

    You have been nominated for a Sunshine Award. You may already have one but I still want you to know have been a positive and creative influence for me.

  234. jomarkcreative

    From my Dad and I we want to say thanks for the Follow. Also this idea for writing everyday sounds spectacular and inspiring! not sure i can write everyday but I’ll write as much as possible. Take care!

  235. Rajagopal

    Hi damyanti ,

    liked your post on how much personal one may get in blogs . keen to read and comment on your other posts as well as soon as i am able to spare time . by the way, i have also recently started off as a blogger ; as someone who is probably seasoned in this creative effort , i would appreciate your visiting my blog ‘graleview.wordpress.com’ and offering your valuable tips that could facilitate my way forward…

    with regards and best wishes…


  236. bwhite21

    Thank you for reading my blog review of Carlos Fuentes’ “The Years with Laura Diaz”. To be honest, I have written better reviews. As you like plants I would recommend my review of Elizabeth Gilberts’ “The Signature of All Things.” It also offers a taste of Tahitian culture, but from an earlier time. I could not find on your blog any samples of your short story writing. I like to read samples of good writer (or at least those who have similar literary interests as reflected by the books I review). Unfortunately, there are so many great published writers that I cannot keep up with, that reading the minimally published is daunting. Nonetheless, I prefer writers and actual readers who visit and follow my blog rather than those who are merely marketing. Your decision about awards was refreshing.

    While no doubt a common name, I could not help thinking about V.S. Naipaul’s “A House for Mr. Biswas” when I read your blog. A review of the book is somewhere on my blog if you have not read it.

  237. templarsamurai

    Thanks for the follow – much appreciated (as I’m sure you’ve read several times now!). I’ll be sure to stop by your blog as often as I can spare and try to maintain your interest with my own! Thanks again ๐Ÿ™‚


  238. Jitendra Mulay

    Hi Damyanti, nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. Just visited your blog, itโ€™s really very awesome. Looking forward! ๐Ÿ™‚

  239. Ronovan

    Wanted to drop by to thank you for being such a great Follower of my blog. It means a lot to see your name beside a like for what I do. Sincerely, thank you.

  240. Small Soy Cap

    Thank you so much for following my blog! As a real newbie in the blogging universe I am truly honoured and humbled. Looking forward to learning new things from you.

  241. Linda Trout

    Thank you for following my blog! I had intended to respond to you long before now but had some upheaval in my life that interfered. Looking forward to reading more of your blog.

  242. RainMosq

    Thank you kindly, Damyanti, for the like and follow. Your writing and success rate are impressive, and I look forward to reading more from you here, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  243. ellengizmo

    I would like to Thank you for liking my blog and for following it. I am new to blogging and not very good at it , so any advice is appreciated. I like your blog very much.

  244. AdiC

    Hi! Thanks for the follow. Glad you liked something of what I dish out! I love your name, BTW and about the blog — I’ll get back once I’ve read more ๐Ÿ™‚

  245. fatima.mudhesh

    Hi! Congratulations. You have been nominated for the Versatile blogger award.
    Please know that participation is purely optional, no hard feelings on my end! I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post (unless you wish to pass on the award nominations).


  246. Jocelyn O.

    Thank you for following my blog. It and I are a work in progress ๐Ÿ™‚ going to check out a few of your posts now! Look forward to chatting.

  247. Bob Mills

    So pleased you stopped by and are following my blog. I shall look forward to camping out on yours soon!
    Thank you my friend
    Warm Regards

  248. Rev. Cassandra Martin, independent New Thought

    I love fashion, too. In fact I make a point of watching all of the fashion shows on television. It’s not that I’m young enough to take advantage of the newest trends. I have my own style at my age, but I love the creativity of fashion. Like writing, I think that people who are creative are able to express it in every aspect of their lives. Don’t give up on your dreams. Keep practicing all styles of writing that appeal to you. It took my whole life (to date) to realize I needed to write nonfiction and include the story of myself as a mystic in the subject of my book. I was too shy to do this for most of my life. Now I appreciate that the world is changing and people are expanding their consciousness to embrace those of us who are really very different in the way we function in the world. Be happy, Miss D.

  249. zareenn3

    Hey, thank you for liking a post of mine. A degree in English literature is cool. I wish where I live people would grow up a little and recognise subjects like English literature as important as other main stream subjects.

  250. symonae

    Thank you for the follow and the like. I’m happy to use WordPress to connect with other writers. Looking forward to reading your work.

  251. Tricia McHugh

    Thanks for dropping by and following my blog. I have read your About Page and two of your most recent blogs. I know about the A to Z challenge. I am new to the blogging world and sometimes, it seems like a full time job. I admire your tenacity on this project. I am very interested in your subject matter. Since I am working on my first novel, I am trying to give it as much attention as possible. I’ve had to make a calendar for my blog, so that I am courteous to all who visit. There is nothing more important than support while you are writing a book, but nothing ruder, in my opinion, than ignoring those who support you. So I appreciate the time you spent in your busy life to see what I am doing there too. I will be back again to visit your wonderful blogsite. See you soon!

  252. arranqhenderson

    Good policy on blog awards. The ones that are like chain letters, awful. Your policy (no thanks) is same as my own, although you have put it so much better!
    respects – Arran.

  253. havendol

    Hello there.

    First of all, thanks for the like.

    I just read your post in regards to Malaysia and Singapore. Interesting read =)

    Hope to read more from you!

  254. Ronovan

    Hope you don’t mind I Followed you on Twitter. You’ve been supportive of my posts on my blog and it really is nice to see that. Thank you.

  255. the story unfolds,page by page

    thank you so much for the follow damyanti….i sure hope to read more from you and will try my best to catch up on the posts that i have missed (from the look of it, i probably wont run out of reading material for a very long time if i just start scrolling through your archives)…happy blogging

  256. Zeramy

    Thank you for stopping by on my blog. Actually I’m new to this blogging world and even my blog itself was an assignment given for Building Blog course. You have a nice ambitious and I love reading this kind of story ๐Ÿ˜€ Good luck for your future.

  257. rayjuhola

    Hello and thank you for following my blog. I’m new to this, so your interest is encouraging and very much appreciated. I look forward to keeping up with your own work as well.

  258. Anne Lene

    Thank you for stopping by and follow my blog Minimalist Sometimes. I’m pretty new in the blogging world, and can only aspire to get to your level ๐Ÿ™‚ what I’ve seen of your blog so far looks pretty good, I’ll definitely be spending some time on your blog, going forward. Thanks again for stopping by. Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

  259. Victor Alarcรณn

    Thank you, Damyanti, for reading my novel, The Fall of the Age of Reason, as I’m posting it. It’s good to know there is interest in what I’ve written. I plan to publish the book in its entirety after I’ve edited it chapter by chapter. In this way I’m able to self edit with a somewhat more objective eye whilst writing to a real audience.

  260. suecoletta

    Thank you for following my Murder Blog. After reading your blog, I’m now following you back! Doesn’t that sound creepy? Like we are all stalkers or something. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to that term ๐Ÿ™‚

  261. cepcarol

    Thank you for following my blog. Impressed with your take on Malaysia and Singapore.

  262. WordCupid

    Hi Damyanti, thanks for following me and for liking a post on it. Looks like you’ve been blogging a long time. I hope I could be as dedicated. Keep up the good work.

  263. equinoxio21

    Hi Damyanti. Thanks for visiting Equinoxio. Congratulations on your goal to write everyday! ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t find the time myself! Bon week-end.

  264. 61chrissterry

    Thank you for viewing my blog and for now following, I do create posts on my blog on a variety of subjects which are of interest to myself and hopefully to others. I will view your blogs with interest.

  265. thecowdocs

    Thanks for taking the time to check out The Cow Docs blog! I just read your “Xenophobia” story and it is super impressive. You’ve got a real gift.

  266. Ida Ayu Indah

    Thank you for the follow. I really appreciate that. I hope, I can write everyday like you. But, sometimes, my inspiration just hide somewhere :). I’ll surely come often and let your post inspired me ;).

  267. fencingwithink

    Thanks a million for the follow. I hope I can keep writing stuff worthy of your time. It’s always fun to communicate with another writer. Think I’ll take a look around here, see what I like :D. Thanks again.

  268. Alyssa Cooper

    Hi there, my name is Alyssa. We’ve been following each other on WordPress for a while now, and I was wondering if youโ€™d be interested in doing some kind of book swap for promo.

    I recently made the move into self-publishing, and I know that you’re a writer as well, and if youโ€™re interested, I thought we could swap copies. Iโ€™d read a book of yours and write a blog post promoting it in the following week, while you read a book of mine and (if you enjoy it of course) promote it on your own blog. I think itโ€™d be a great way for both of us to reach new audiences.

    Feel free to say no, and good luck with all your writing endeavors! =)

  269. Ashley

    Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your like and follow – it made my day. I look forward to exploring your writing!

  270. janelorraine

    Thanks for the subscription! I’m so glad that such an established writer finds my blog subscription worthy:-) I look forward to following your blog as well and learning how to be a better writer. Cheers!!

  271. Chris Sarantopoulos

    Hello and thank you for following me. I’m nowhere near your quality of writing (it’s only been 13 months since I decided to do it), I hope I can get to learn from you and your writing. I may have to bother you at some time to guide me to a nice page where tips and tricks with examples are listed. Of course, I’m following back. Wish you all the best with your writing ๐Ÿ™‚

  272. bytetime

    Thanks for following geokult-travel.com. Your blog looks really interesting and we are now following you too ๐Ÿ™‚


  273. FlaHam

    Thank you for once again visiting my Blog “dealingwithcopd” and liking my current post. I do appreciate your visit, and your blog. Please take care, Bill

  274. equinoxio21

    Thank you for visiting Equinoxio. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I write (and have lived) in many places so I cherish visits from all over!
    I’ll come back to see your blog with the time and calm it deserves!
    Take care

  275. Margarida

    Hey! Iโ€™m Margarida from The Fault in Our Words and Iโ€™m here to tell you that I nominated you for The Liebster Blog Award.

  276. Rafe the Necromancer

    I have presented you with Dragonโ€™s Loyalty Award! This is an award that goes to bloggers with noteworthy blogs, and as someone who greatly enjoys reading your blog, I nominated you, along with some others. For more info on how to accept it, visit my post.

  277. rebeccacbond

    Hi, thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to read and follow my blog. I hope you enjoy it. I’m following you back, and can’t wait to read mor.

  278. zydaen

    Hello there Damyanti. I just wanted to drop by and thank you for following my blog. I also wanted to wish you the best of luck in your future writing.

  279. skipmars

    Steve Jobs once commented that it is the journey, not the destination, that is important. Having said that, my journey to your comment box is going to result in having to go see the doctor for a shot of cortisone in my shoulder! An aside to WordPress: please put the comment box at the top of the page and not at the end of previous comments!

    I don’t follow too many blogs, but you had me after reading your policy on blog awards! Ha! For professionally-minded writers, these awards are at the level of Facebook likes — while appreciated, not very meaningful.

    My reason for keeping my presence on WordPress was, but no longer is, to garner meaningful commentary on the content of my work. I’ve come to realize that meaningful commentary is a very difficult commodity.

    Writers write, in my opinion — every day religiously. So your commitment to writing is a no-brainer. You hone your craft, you oil the mental gears, you outdistance those who are among the throng of would-be’s and wanna-be’s.

    I’m a bit interested in where your feet are planted and what your world-view perspective is, so I will come back and read your work.

    Thank you for visiting my site as well, and for opting to follow my work.

  280. ceenoa

    Thank you for liking my blog. I haven’t really had time to look at yours very much yet, as I always check my email notifications in the morning before I go to work, therefore not much time for looking around. Definitely will be back to check out your archive. Hope you have a lovely day/night, whichever is which, in our part of the world.

  281. mistermaxxx08

    i really enjoy your versatility as a writer and the aspects and the concepts you bring and the depth you present. very creative and a real fresh perspective with the pictures and the overall vibe you bring. peace

  282. cardamone5

    Hi there. This is a question about the A-Z Challenge, which my host, Tina, was unable to answer as she is on blogspot. Can you tell me where word verification is in WordPress? I have looked under setting and discussion and can’t find anything like that. Does WordPress even have this? I don’t recall having to enter a url when I comment, but I only comment on wordpress blogs, so for those who are on other blogging sites or websites, does wordpress block them from commenting and is there a way to turn this feature off? I appreciate your help.


    best regards,