Sunday Poser # 108

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

How important it is to you to answer comments on your blog posts?

When I started blogging and received my first comment ever, I was very excited. It was an exhilarating feeling to connect with someone on WordPress.

I’ve always made a point to answer every comment made on my posts. I also try to answer all the responses to my comments made on the posts of others. I think it is the comments through which we connect to each other in blogosphere.

Some people don’t respond or reply to comments. It seems futile to comment on their posts. Perhaps the comments get lost to spam or maybe they don’t have time to respond to comments. There are some bloggers who don’t even have the option of commenting on their posts on. Somehow this makes reading their posts a futile exercise.

What about you; Do you respond to all the comments made on your blog posts? Do you think responding to comments is an important part of blogging?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.

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Sunday Poser # 107

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

This week my Question is regarding your reading habits;

Do you like to reread old favorite’s again?

I am very fond of some of the authors I grew up with. So yes I like to read my favorite books again and again. I put a gap of a few years in between rereading the same books, but you are likely find me rereading Agatha Christie, Georgette Heyer, Conan Doyle, Tolkien, P G Woodhouse, and even Barbra Cartland!

There is a charm to revisiting old books as they remind us of our younger days. Just like watching old movies.

Do you have favorite authors that you like to read again and again, or perhaps movies that you like to watch repeatedly?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.

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Sunday Poser # 106

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

Do you ask or accept help easily?

Many people are hesitant to ask for help, even from family and friends. They feel that they can do it themselves. I too am one of those people. Or rather I use to be.

Now I’ve realized that offers of help made with sincerity should not be rejected, but should be graciously accepted. No person can do everything on their own, at least not easily. So if and when some loving family member or friend offers to take a bit of burden off your shoulders, do accept.

And when in need, ask for help. If nothing else, my recent surgeries have taught me this lesson that I need help off and on, and my family is too happy to step in with grace.

Do you find asking and accepting help easy? Or does your ego stops you from doing so?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.

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Sunday Poser #105

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

Do you give credit to the blogger who inspired your post?

I get ideas for my posts from all around me. Sometimes I write in response to a direct question asked by another blogger to their readers. Like Fandango’s FPQ, Di’s SYW or Rory’s Coffee time question, In this case, I’d obviously base my post in response to these questions and mention the blogger who asked these questions.

But sometimes, reading a post from another blogger, inspiration strikes. When I write a post/poem inspired by an idea from another blogger, I feel it’s important and honest to give credit to that blogger too.

What about you ; do you mention the person who inspired your post?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.

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Sunday Poser # 104

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

How often do you re-share your older posts?

I have recently started to share posts from my earlier days of blogging.

Unless you are a celebrity, it is very likely that when you started to blog, very few people read or saw your posts. It’s only with time that we build up our readership and people read what we write as a routine. So most of my earlier posts got very few views and comments.

So I have started to re-share my older posts, especially if they coincide with any of the current prompts. It gives me a double advantage. One, I would not write another post on a topic I’ve written before, and second, it will give my previously written post new exposure.

The ideal way to re-share is to find the post you’re looking for and from the options tab select duplicate the post. Then you can edit the post, add to it or share it as it is. There was an idea that posts written in the classic editor may not work when re-shared but it’s not the case. You can edit these posts in the same format you had previously written them.

Do share your thoughts on this question; Do you re-share your older posts regularly? Fandango has a Friday Flashback prompt where he asks us to share a post written on the same date in the past. Do you participate in this challenge?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.

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Sunday Poser # 103

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

What are things that you enjoy the most when at home?

I enjoy cooking when I’m well. Making something I like and that’s nourishing and easy is my first option. I also like to make desserts, puddings, cakes, and our local desserts like kheer, gajar ka halva ( carrot halva). I usually do this when my kids are coming over for a meal. Because cooking for two is not much fun.

Another thing I love to do is rearrange the furniture. It used to be a regular thing before I was bogged down with different types of handicaps to my moving and rearranging heavy stuff. Now I need the help of one of my kids to do it so I don’t indulge in this activity often.

And of course, blogging and reading are my all-time favorite activities too.

What about you; what thing that you do at home which gives you pleasure and satisfaction?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.

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Sunday Poser # 102

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

What do you think is more important; health or money?

Taking things at face value, I’d say that being healthy is more important. Yet being poor is no picnic either.

Some may argue that with money we can buy the best healthcare available, look after our health with the best diet there is, and afford to go the best specialists too.

If we had good health, we don’t need to money to spend on it and can work hard to earn the said money we need to have a good life. All said, I’d personally prefer to have both or if we can’t have both, a little of health and money each.

What are your thoughts on this matter; What is more important, money or health?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.

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Sunday Poser # 101

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

How much thought you give to your post title?

A couple of weeks back I responded to, Tanya’s blogging Insight post asking about our opinion about the value of placing an attention-grabbing headline/ title on a post. I already had prepared this question for my Sunday poser and have decided to ask you this question despite it being discussed.

My approach towards selecting the title for my post has changed dramatically since Mason of Mason’s Menagerie advised me to not use the name of the challenge I’m responding to as a title.

I try to find something catchy, interesting, and attention-grabbing as a headline for my post. Sometimes I start with one word as the title of my post and when I’m done writing, I’d change it accordingly to the text of my writing. And there have been oops moments when I’ve published a post without a title or with the working title I started with. Luckily, I’ve often caught this blunder in time but I’ve had to change the title of my published posts sometimes.

How you choose to head your post makes a lot of difference in how it is viewed.

What about you; do you give a lot of thought to your post’s titles or just choose them according to what you’ve written?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.

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Sunday Poser # 100

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

When you see someone in misery do you avoid thinking about it or do you do something about it?

I think even this question can make people uncomfortable.

In my country, there are many people who beg on the streets. More than half of them are professionals, they feign illness, infirmity or pretend to be hungry for food.

When I was younger ( read naive) I would give them money generously, only to see them going to the next person and repeat their story. This made me cynical and I stopped giving out handouts. Now I donate to charities that I know are genuine and trustworthy.

But still seeing people on the streets, begging for food or money breaks my heart.

What about you; do you give money or food to people asking you or do you ignore them as not deserving and give to charities you trust?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.

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Sunday Poser # 99

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

What criteria of behavior you set for yourself?

I’ve often felt that we are harder on ourselves than we are on others. When it comes to how we behave with others, we are more critical of even the slightest misstep than if the same thing is done by others.

It used to be true for me. That is a past tense that I’ve used. Now I’m more forgiving towards myself. Courtesy is a must, greeting others with a smile, keeping my anger in control, not blaming others when I can be ( and am) at fault, owning up to my faults and blunders, and trying to always be kind; these are some of my standards that are essential. But when, and I do, slip up, I don’t torture myself. I’d apologize for my mistakes and move on. We all are human and hence make mistakes, so we should forgive ourselves too.

Do you set the bar high? Or do you give yourself leeway as you’d give to a friend, family member or a stranger?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.

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