Friday, 29 November 2013

The Day We Finally Got To Wear Skirts

In India we have certain limitations on our school uniforms. It's rather sad that we can hardly do anything to our uniforms. Okay, so equality and no discrimination is a must (as the elders frame it) but at least the school community can add few colors to our uniforms.
Anyways leaving the complains aside, this blog post is about the uniforms we got for our sports day. Trust me dear readers, when the teachers handed us the skirts and shirts all we could say is "why couldn't this be our school uniform?"
Sports day '13 was marchpast and races. You get to walk like soldiers on a track which is of 400 metre and then you get to run your ass off to win a medal. Don't get me wrong, I loved the sports day. As a matter of fact I even won a gold medal. But the after effects are severe. One of them is tanning. I feel like coal. No kidding. Tanning really puts me off.
The skirts are pretty. Every color looks different and better than other in a way. And choosing the color white for shirts was just perfect. White goes with everything and it certainly went with the skirts.
The material was a bit rough but then you get to wear such pretty uniforms for 4 hours and what else would then matter?








And you can easily see my tanning. That sad moment when you can't even enjoy your victory properly.


XOXO
Shweghna

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Because I'm More of A Black Color Person.

This moment comes in every girl's life when she gets addicted to one specific color. As we all know, girls love the color black. Like the old saying "Black makes all girls look thinner"
So as I said, all girls love black and I'm no less. Black is the color which can never go wrong. No matter whichever occasion you're landing on, black is gonna make you look good and presentable. If you're a fashion lover you must have at least on LBD in your closet. Who said rest of the colors are not good? But black is the color.
For me black is the definition of fashion. Just think how the fashion world would have been without the color black. No more good picture days for fair girls. No more black theme picture clicking times. No more basic dresses with no accessories needed on top.
And again, this post isn't criticising rest of the colors but just appreciating the color black.
Because it's my favorite and I'm sure it's 99.9% of girl's favorite color.


Dress: Forever New.


XOXO
Shweghna

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Google Ranking For Bloggers.

When I had got the invite for W For Women: Bloggers Meet, I was rather shocked that out of so many bloggers in Delhi, I was one of the few ones to be chosen for the meet. But when Aditi  made me familiar with the whole procedure of selecting the bloggers, I still felt unknown to the whole thing. After doing little research I discovered that Google does this magic of ranking bloggers. There are around 321,000,000 indexed blogs itself on Google and this is just a rough counting. But still only a few blogs are able to stand out and are noticeable while many just die off.

BENEFITS OF GOOGLE RANKING
Every blogger would love readers for his/her blog. Who doesn't want their thoughts to be known?
Google ranking is the key factor to your ranking. Depending on your rank, PR agents contact you and through them you can get more exposure.
Google ranking is like a competition between all the bloggers.
In short it is the most hep way of getting known through Google ranking.

HOW IT WORKS?
See the procedure is quite easy. All you have to do is give love to your blog. (No kidding, the more you make efforts on it, the higher you get on Google ranking)
WRITING:
Be active in the writing section. You need to post more often. Google doesn't even consider those blogs which have below 50 blog posts. Also, the content should be consistent and the quality should be good. You don't want to end up listening "This blog has crap written on it"
Google ranking also improves by your standard of writing.
Google wants original matter dear readers. Your blog is defining you so don't even think of copying other blogs just for the sake of getting known.
Don't Focus On Ads:
If people are approaching you to put up their company's ad, it is a great thing but ads don't affect your ranking. Ads are not even counted for the ranking scheme. Even the most popular blogs have little ads.
Other Social Websites:
For bloggers, blogging is a very tough job because you're not just handling your own blog but also other social websites just as a Facebook page, Twitter handle, Instagram and a lot more and you can't just leave these websites and expect them to work on their own. Google also keeps a check on your extra pages.


It's not necessary that your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) should be at a higher rank since many blogs hardly care about SEO. In fact I discovered SEO just 3 months back.



Table of Content for SEO

SEO Basics:
Create unique, accurate page titles
Make use of the "description" meta tag
Improving Site Structure
Improve the structure of your URLs
Make your site easier to navigate
Optimize your use of images
Use heading tags appropriately
Dealing with Crawlers
Make effective use of robots.txt
Be aware of rel="nofollow" for links
SEO for Mobile Phones
Notify Google of mobile sites
Guide mobile users accurately
Promotions and Analysis
Promote your website in the right ways
Make use of free webmaster tools

These are some other points which would help bloggers reach to a higher rank.

Shweghna

Saturday, 9 November 2013

How to Shop In Thrift Stores.

If you're buying from thrift then obviously you're looking forward to average second hand clothes in reasonable prices. Maybe in California or LA, you'll get exactly what you want but in India thirft shopping can be quite a problem.

WHAT TO DO:
1. CARRY LOADS OF MONEY
Since it's thrift shopping, you're supposed to carry money with you and not just some amount of money but good amount of money. This is because the advantage of thrift shopping is that you will find loads of things to buy. So the money should be enough.
2. BARGAIN
Thrift stores are relatively cheaper but some things wont seem that worth buying. In that time, go with bargaining. The person selling will negotiate but it might work out. Thus, bargaining is a must.
3. DON'T OVERBUY
People like me who get distracted by clothes do this like all the time. I buy clothes just because they are my first love. Even though I wear everything I buy, some outfits still stay inside my closet forever. So prefer buying only those things which you will wear. Don't think "IT'S THRIFT. I CAN buy this and wear it someday"
4. CHECK THE QUALITY
Don't expect your outfit to be still new from the Gucci store. It's thrift after all. It is used many times before you even if the seller says that it is worn just once. Check the things twice before buying. Who would want to go home and see a torn side of the cloth for which you spent 20$
5. DO NOT RUSH
If you're going for thrift shopping then please spare at least 2-3 hours. Don't think that you're work will be done in half an hour. Be patient with each item. Don't regret later on if some piece of cloth is left behind because of rushing.

XOXO
Shweghna

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Diwali '13

Firstly, I would love to tell my dear readers and other bloggers that my blog completed 20,000 pageviews today and I know that isn't SO good but it's reaching somewhere at least!
In India it is the festival time. For some this is the most awaited festival. Festival of Diwali. According to history, Diwali came into existence and brought love, happiness, colors and a lot of other things to look forward.
I don't really look forward to Diwali. Infact, I prefer Holi (water festival) over Diwali. But Diwali '13 was something amazing. This year I was shocked to see how many people were excited for Diwali and the number of girls all decked up in Indian wear. Don't get me wrong. We girls love to dress up for special occasions but seeing the number increase, was really a surprising thing.
Crackers are also burnt on this day and even though I don't like crackers, I have to burn them (peer pressure xD)
Here's a sneak peak of the day:









We were just having fun xD



That's all for today. 
Will write soon. Till then...

XOXO
Shweghna