TODAY’S QUESTION How do you think this pandemic year has been for blogging in general and your blog in particular? MY ANSWER It has been a little over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world in March 2020. The lockdowns and social distancing and the disease and fatalities that followed changed the world forever. My blog was a lifeline during this time. In … Continue reading Blogging Insights — Year of the Pandemic
Does this picture inspire you to write something? Image credit; Phmaxiestevez @ Pixabay (For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a young woman looking out the glass pane of a partially open door, with an indecipherable expression) A Pandemic Dilemma “I’m dying to see my friends! Seeing them on video chats is just not the same as hanging out. Can I take the risk … Continue reading Pandemic Dilemma
Eating out, the biggest social activity of modern times was one of the things worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.Since march this year, most of the world has been in various states of lockdown With businesses, schools and public gatherings all prohibited, we have been in a state of isolation for several months. Now that bans are being lifted to various degrees, eating out … Continue reading Post Pandemic Eating Out
This year has been a succession of difficult days. Sheltering in place and social distancing, Self isolation and quarantines. We humans are a highly adaptable species: Evolving into mask-wearing, constantly hand washing beings. Written for August Writing Prompts 2020 Image courtesy Pixabay Featured image courtesy Unsplash Continue reading 16. Difficult Days
Yesterday I came across a report on some latest COVID-19 guidelines in the UK. Amid all the do’s and don’ts was a new(at least for me) term : Bubbles.A bubble is a group that you make with one other household/family during the current pandemic. The British report gives quite stringent guidance about who to include in your bubble and how to proceed once you have … Continue reading Social Bubbles For COVID-19
It is common practice to yearn for what has gone before and is no more. We seem to be indulging in this much more since the pandemic and lockdown etc. The blogosphere abounds with posts (mine included) yearning for the way things were before COVID-19. Although we have truly lost many things that we took for granted, the pandemic is not the first time that … Continue reading 28. The way things used to be.
Welcome back to another Monday prompt. Rules; You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post. Write an original story, poem, or a caption. I will try to reblog your response on my blog. There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly. […] via What do you see # 39 – 20 July … Continue reading A mouse makes merry in the pandemic.
As part of his 24 hour Blog Question Directory, Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, asks us two very practical questions: 1.Are you currently wearing face masks when you go out into public wherever you are in the world? In my part of the world, Pakistan, it is mandatory to wear masks in public places, offices and shops. All public places like banks and all businesses … Continue reading Is It Time To Mask Up Or?
The 5 Things tag keeps surfacing on WordPress. I am not sure who first thought of it but I have always found it fun to do. I thought “Why not make it a weekly feature?” If you participate in a post of your own please tag it #5things. Here is my contribution to this week’s 5 Things : 5 Post-Pandemic Predictions 1.The high … Continue reading 5 Post – Pandemic Predictions
This year 2020, was the beginning of a new decade of the 21st century. With technological advancements like artificial intelligence, nanotechnology becoming household words we were all set for conquering the universe as well as our own mortality. We were also developing a social conscience (albeit a forced one due to difficulties caused by global warming). Most of the world was banning single use plastics … Continue reading 10. Regretful happenings