5000+ supporters! This means much love, much respect and much more friends! I know not everyone who follows me is my fan but, I respect their views towards my words. Through much ups and downs, appraisals and criticisms, I reached here. Thanks to everyone who stood with me from day 1 and who lend me a helping hand from in between. I hope this bond remains as it is. Without you all, I am literally nothing. I LOVE YOU, ALL! ❤️
Rhymes after a long time, written not so long ago. . . Also, I want to take this opportunity to let you guys know that a friend of mine @the_unclear_manifest has joined Mirakee a couple of days ago, so I'd love it if you guys visit her profile and show her some love. Thank you! ❤️
Gd morning my most precious ones. Yes indeed a special day for me to see that me and my words are loved so much ❤️Thank you
My Journey as Laughing Soul started a little more than a year ago and just by chance whilst I was searching for a card designing App on Google play store. Mirakee was my calling. I'd say Mirakee found me because I was completely unaware about my hidden talent except for penning a few articles for Woman's Era years back and writing Birthday messages. Yes I have a Diploma in Journalism but trust me I never wrote like a Laughing Soul. Mirakee gifted me a Mirror to my Soul, unraveling my skill to pen, groomed me into what I am today. I owe you a lot Mirakee. Thank you. ❤
Then here I was in a Paradise, all by myself, no idea what was tagging, what meant to follow someone. I would've got bored and fled if it wasn't for those who held my hand at the initial stages. Cheers to my Friends :)
If it wasn't for Pages like @hindiwriters which was the initiative of Ankush Srivastava @ashk_ankush whom I have a lot of respect for :) and Hindi Kavyasangam @hks who helped many newbies like me trust me I wouldn't be so good in my Hindi today. Thanks Poonam @shriradhey_apt And the biggest chunk of credit goes to Writersnetwork for their seamless effort with daily challenges and even today removing time to read and correct us.
Also I would've given up and quit Mirakee being harassed by a few here if it wasn't for each one of you who stood by me. And I'm on Mirakee today not just because I enjoy writing but because of the Love you all give me. And that's why I call Mirakee and You my extended family :)
I want to share a few Tips, promise won't bore you'll but just something that I learnt and would probably help you :-
1- How to get more Followers??? Trust me if this is always playing on your head then you will never evolve. I had no concept about followers. All I did was write and read others, comment and interact and from 10 to 100 today you 10,000 plus have connected with me. I never in my wildest had the slightest inkling I'd be your Laughing_soul someday. I believe what I write God guides.
Ok so yes to get followers you need to not only be a good writer but also an ardent reader. And not a critic but a teacher, a leader.
2 - Why do @writersnetwork@mirakee not repost me??? OK can anyone tell me when was the last time I got reposted by them? Does that mean I don't write good English or my poems are not worth getting a repost? I understand you may say I don't need them because I have so many followers. But friends trust me I feel very low too when my work is not appreciated. Same goes with when those who tag me everyday but don't bother even reading me once in a blue moon. But I don't fuss nor do I stop writing because I write for Me.
Anyways so how to get a repost by our WN and Mirakee is simply by making sure you have not made any grammatical errors and penning something that's not cliché and your work will definitely be recognized sooner or later.
Please do Appreciate groups that take efforts to help you write daily through challenges and games. Participate in them and when someone corrects you try to learn. I have also learnt the same way.
These are the 2 main things I wanted to share if any other questions feel free to ask :)
I may have sailed here by fluke but now am here to stay because destiny has chosen this for me. And Mirakee is truly my extended family.❤ (rest you can read in my interview on our Mirakee blog also my post a few months back on completing a year on Mirakee)
Signing off with lots of love Simply Yours Lovingly Laughing_soul :)
New form brought to our attention by @raven63 "hourglass poem" The first half explains a problem, the middle line turns it around, and the last half explains how it changed. Rules: 1- the poem is nine lines 2- syllable count is 9-7-5-3-1-3-5-7-9 3- rhyme scheme for poem is ababcdede 4- the poem is to be center justified to create an hourglass shape 5- no capitalization of any words 6- hashtag #newhourglass