Wednesday, 27 March 2013

5th Blogiversary Giveaway

My blog is turning five years old this month. It seems like yesterday that I sat down and wrote my first ever post because I was missing my dog. My writing journey started on 31st March 2008, when I sat down and opened a blog on blogger and took my first step in the blogging world.

Little did I know that this space will not only become an extension of me, but will also be a means to step into the profession of writing. Though I was missing from the blogging world for nearly two years in between, because of personal commitments, something always prompted me to come back to this space and get back in touch with the wonderful friends, I have made over the years. 

When I started blogging, the blogging platforms were not very professional and there was not so much competition amongst the bloggers. All of us were writing for the pleasure of writing. In the beginning, my posts were read only by my friends and they were such a loyal bunch. 

After nearly a year of blogging, I made some bloggers friends.Even though many of them have now disappeared from the blogging world, I can never forget them as they motivated me to write.  

I digress and  guess this is enough senti talk for now. Let's move on. 

To celebrate the 5th blogiversary, I have planned on a give-away  But, there is a twist to this. There is a small competition which will have questions about the blog. People who have read my old posts will know the answers very easily. People who haven't, well you will have to go on a fact finding mission. 

Here are some rules before we start

1) The contest is open only to Indian residents
2) You can write your answers in the comment section, which will be kept hidden till the time the winner is announced.
3) The winner will be declared on 1st April 2013. You have time till midnight on 31st March to send me your answers.
4) Whoever answers all the questions correctly, will be declared the winner. If there is a tie between two people then the prize will be distributed between the two. If there are more than two people with correct answers, there will be a lucky draw.

Prize: The prize is a gift voucher of Rs. 500 from Flipkart. If two people get selected as winners then each will get a Voucher worth Rs.250.

Here are the questions:

1) A post about ridiculous things people say. 

2) A post where I talk about my hair woes.

3) A post where I just manage to make Paneer (Cottage Cheese).

4) A post where I talk about the birds and bees with someone.

5) A post where the Bollywood mother reigns supreme.

6) A post where I review an unintentionally funny Hindi movie.

7) According to me, what things should one not do in public? 

8) A post where I write a story about Kaveri ? Is she able to break out of the shackles of prostitution? 

9) A post where I talk about my errant eyebrows.

10)  What is the name of the book that I have co-authored and also the name of my Content writing company?


Now hurry and find the answers in my posts. Good Luck!

P.S: I changed the first question because many of you would not know that my blog was called "Musings of my mind" before "Lazy Pineapple" and it is not there in any of my posts. 

29 comments:

debajyotighosh said...

oh, I just started reading your blog, so i don't think i will be able to answer any of these questions.

but i wanted to read more about your blogging journey. was bit disappointed when you switched to this quiz. please write a long post on your overall blogging experience. and why some of your blogger friends have stopped blogging now? i hate to see abandoned blogs.

you are a published author! wow! what's the name of your book? would love to read that!

actually, i have been trying to read your small town post for the past three days but for some reason, i couldn't. will come back and read that tomorrow.

and congratulations on your blogiversary! five years, phew!

Lazy Pineapple said...

Hey Debajyoti,

That is the whole point of the competition, people who have not read my blog can go back and discover some of my old posts.

I will definitely write a post about my blogging journey. Frankly, I would not know why many people stopped blogging, it could be for personal reasons or because they just lost the enthusiasm to write.

I hope that you take part in the competition :) Thanks for your wishes.

Rachna Srivastava Parmar said...

A big congrats, Vinita for completing 5 years. I will have to come back when I have more time to attempt the quiz :)

Psych Babbler said...

Congratulations on your 5th year! I can't participate but I'm going to read through to see if I can answer stuff any way... :)

Shikha Pillai said...

Congraaaatulations!!! 5 years is HUGE, and I'm just glad blogging existed so that the world could discover this wonderful voice of yours. *Pops open a champagne bottle*, cheers! :)

Abhijeet Hingway said...

hearty congrats!

Lazy Pineapple said...

Thanks Abhijeet :)

Lazy Pineapple said...

Thanks Shilkha :) you are very sweet. Why not take part in the competition.

Lazy Pineapple said...

Thanks PB :) I really wish there was a way to include participants who stay abroad.

Lazy Pineapple said...

Oh Rachna :) Please do participate in the contest.

Rohan Thomas said...

Congrats!! Keep blogging!
And I shall refrain from participating so that others can win! :D

bchowla said...

Its quite an acheivment.
Thoough,I strted following you late,but,enjoyed every post.
My best wishes

Susan Deborah said...

Many congrats on the 5th Blogoversary, V. Glad to have been part of your blogging journey.


Here's for more to come.


Joy always,
Susna

Shilpa Garg said...

5 Years!! that's simply awesome! Hearty Congratulations, Vinita!
Love reading your blog and looking forward to read lots of fun and interesting, humorous and insightful posts from you! Cheers!
I am ready with my answers... :D Because of this quiz I got to read your older posts too!

Shilpa Garg said...

My Answers...

1) A post about ridiculous things people say. People say the darnedest things

2) A post where I talk about my hair woes. Hairy Tales

3) A post where I just manage to make Paneer (Cottage Cheese). Story, House House

4) A post where I talk about the birds and bees with someone. "Sex Education in India", Still a Taboo...?

5) A post where the Bollywood mother reigns supreme. Mothers Day Special

6) A post where I review an unintentionally funny Hindi movie. I am crazy for Prem aka Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon

7) According to me, what things should one not do in public? 5 Things You Should Never Do In Public

8) A post where I write a story about Kaveri ? Is she able to break out of the
shackles of prostitution? Divine Prostitution... Yes, she did!

9) A post where I talk about my errant eyebrows. SNAFU

10) What is the name of the book that I have co-authored and also the
name of my Content writing company? 'Newspaper-an untapped medium' and The Scribbling Pad

Kaddu said...

Cool! A giveaway to celebrate the 5th anniversary of your blog! I did one too last year to celebrate my 6th centenary post (http://mysterious-kaddu.blogspot.com/2012/08/6th-centenary-giveaway.html), except that I gave out handmade stuff to the winners instead of gift vouchers! It was real fun! Will try to find the answers to your quiz...

Aditi Deo Purohit said...

1) People say the Darnedest Things

2) Hairy Tales

3) Story, house house (Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki)

4) How to talk dirty, to a teenager

5) Mothers Day Special

6) English - Vinglish Movie Review

7) Spitting, Urinating, Touching Yourself,Digging your nose,

Ladies should not use undergarments to keep valuable things

8) Divine Prostitution

9) SNAFU

10) Newspaper An Untapped Medium and the company name is

The Scribbling Pad

C. Suresh said...

Congratulations! Five years is an achievement!

Deepa Duraisamy said...

Hearty congratulations on 5 years of blogging Vinita! That is great - good going! :)

Lazy Pineapple said...

Thanks Deepa :)

Lazy Pineapple said...

Thanks Suresh. Not taking part in the competition?

Lazy Pineapple said...

That is great Kaddu. 600 posts..that is quite an achievement.

Lazy Pineapple said...

Thanks Shilpa :)

Lazy Pineapple said...

Thanks Susan :)

Lazy Pineapple said...

Thanks Chowlaji for your encouragement..

Lazy Pineapple said...

Awww that sucks..sorry about that. Thanks :)

Lazy Pineapple said...

Thanks Rohan. That is mighty big hearted of you..

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Congratulations, Vinita. Well done. I didn't realize that we both started blogging in the same year. I love that your blog is back with a bang.

Lazy Pineapple said...

Thanks Corinne :)

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