Aug 3

A Change of Direction #BlogAnnouncement

Hi Guys,

Happy Monday! πŸ˜€

Today I am here with an announcement regarding this blog. This is something that has been on my mind for a long time, but I was having mixed feelings about going ahead with it.

First things first, I completed 6 months of blogging on July 30. πŸ˜€ I know, I know, that for a lot of peopleΒ who have been blogging for years and years, this is a relatively short period of time. Nonetheless, blogging has been an extremely rewarding and enriching experience for me, and every little milestone makes me veryΒ happy. Very very happy. πŸ™‚

Over this period of time, blogging has also become a centre of positive influence in my life. It has not only provided me with a creative outlet, but has also connected me with a lot of amazing people, and I am better for it. πŸ™‚

Now for the announcement..


This blog was initially started to document my love forΒ all-things-books. However, as time passed, I realized that I want to incorporate other aspects of my life into my blog, to make it a true and more complete reflection of myself.

This spaceΒ has become my happy place, and I don’t want to limit it to only the happiness that I derive from reading. So while books will continue to be a large part of this blog, going forward, you can expect to also find an equal mix of posts relating to Everyday Living, Parenting & Blogging itself.

Also as far as books are concerned, I hopeΒ to explore areas outside of bookΒ reviews. I look forward to doing some bookΒ discussions and author interviews, to be able to learn and share with you guys, the behind the scenes of making these book things that we love so much. πŸ˜€

Life is a mixed bag and I want this blog to reflect that. I hope you will continue this journey with me. Looking forward to an exciting time in the blogging world. πŸ˜€

Lots of Love
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  1. Shantala,

    Good luck! I can’t wait to read about everything else you’re going to share!!

    –Mee (The Chinese Quest)
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  2. Cool! Congrats and I’m sure reading more about the things you love would be great! Go on, Shantala! Woot woot… πŸ˜€
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  3. Awesome! Congratulations on completing 6 months in this blogging world…May you have an even more exciting journey into the future with blogging and more…Looking forward to your posts πŸ™‚
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  4. That sounds like a great plan. I think blog readers enjoy variety in blogs and those personal tidbits and shared experiences.
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  5. Congratulations, Shantala! And, best wishes for the new direction that your blog will be taking! Go for it, girl! πŸ™‚
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  6. Very happy to see this, Shantala πŸ™‚ Love the fact that you are spreading your wings and making waves. Mixed metaphors, but you know what I mean πŸ˜‰ Go forth and blog. You’ll do a fabulous job , as always πŸ™‚ All the best!
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  7. Looking forward to this new phase of your blog Shantala and to getting to know you better.
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  8. Simply cool! Looking forward to read more from you at this space. Cheers πŸ™‚

  9. Congratulations Shantala! You are an amazing writer.. and getting to know the tit-bits of daily life will be like cherry on the cake..
    Keep writing.. Keep posting..

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  10. That’s a really nice move, Shantala!
    Looking forward to these new blog posts!

    Btw, I just turned seven months old on 27th July πŸ˜€
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  11. I never did perceive you as a book blogger, Shantala! So glad you’re moving in the direction you are. Good luck. I know you’ll shine ! πŸ™‚
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  12. Change is the norm. Our blogs evolve with time and we evolve through our writing style with it. Best wishes and look forward to a more cool blog with different shades Shanaya.
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  13. It’s a good idea to make changes and keep yourself and your blog fresh. Good for you.

  14. Going “niche-free” opens up so many more possibilities. I think it’s a great idea and look forward to your future posts. Cheers!
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  15. Of course! Why not?!! Glad to see you expanding your scope! And congrats on the 6 month anniversary!!
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  16. Congratulations and good decision.
    So much to write and share.
    All the best
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  17. Congratulations on your sixth month anniversary! Looking forward to your new journey here! Good luck! πŸ™‚
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  18. Congratulations ! Will wait for more to read from you. πŸ™‚
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  19. That’s a good diversification. Good luck with future Journey as well πŸ™‚

  20. Lata Sunil says:

    Congrats Shantala! Looking to more writing from you.

  21. Wishing you the best, Shantala! You are a fabulous writer and I look forward to your “new” topics ?And by the way, the first few months are the toughest in blogging, as with any venture. Hugs!
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  22. Change is the only thing that is permanent! Good Luck! πŸ˜€

  23. all the best! this is going to be wonderful. you will rock this new space as always. πŸ™‚
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  24. Fabulous. Wish you loads of successes as you diversify.
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  25. Happy sixth month anniversary!!! πŸ˜€

    I didn’t know that you started off as a book blogger as I read a lot of wonderful content on your blog on life and other aspects as well. I’m glad you chose to expand the topics and I promise to be a regular reader here πŸ™‚

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  26. Wow! Only 6 months? I would have never guessed! Your blog and writing look so professional!
    You’re right… every little milestone counts! Heartiest congratulations for 6 months of your blogging journey! And I sure hope to see you blogging for many more years to come.
    Yes, life is a mixed bag, and the blog will evolve along with life and you. Good luck to you. Looking forward to getting a bigger glimpse into your life, Shantala! πŸ™‚
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  27. That’s great and all the very best! Love reading your posts. I would like to nominate your blog for the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’. Do visit my blog for more … πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
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  28. Wow, congratulations on achieving the six-month milestone. Wish you every success and look forward to more from you πŸ™‚

  29. Have fun with the new direction, it sounds interesting, and I am sure will be greatly rewarding for you. And congratulations for the 6-month anniversary πŸ™‚ Wishing you many, many more!
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  30. congrats ! and all the very best for the change of Direction !

  31. congratulations on reaching the milestone πŸ™‚ looking forward to read more on different topics πŸ™‚
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  32. congratulations on the milestone. Also, for all these innumerable comments and followers.
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  33. It has only been six months..? Feels like I have known you for a lifetime! Keep up the good work. and congratulations!

  34. I can’t believe that it’s been only 6 months since you are blogging, Shantala. You are doing great dear. All the best. πŸ™‚
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  35. Pallavi Kothari says:

    Hey Congratulations on having completed your step!! Way to go!!…
    I don’t very often get to read though I wish to do so… But whenever I do so… I do take a sneak peek at your articles…?
    Its good to be getting to know you…?
    Ur DH is a blessed man with you for him…?

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