One Year Blogiversary and 200 Followers!

I am so excited for today’s post, which you can probably tell by the title! It’s my first Blogiversary!!!!!!

A year ago, today, I started Adya’s Diary just to distract me from chaotic times and release my thoughts and anxiety. I was 10, stressed and overwhelmed.  I had absolutely no clue what blogging was and had no goals in mind when I started my blog. Today, it has become a part of my life and I feel so grateful to have found this amazing world. Blogging has helped me a lot as I have been able to express myself in a different way.

My blogging journey  

Over the past year of blogging, I have gotten to interact with so many different people from all over the world, and even from some countries, I’ve never heard of. It was really nice meeting other bloggers in the blogosphere with different experiences. I realized that there are tons of things I actually don’t know. I came across some amazing bloggers who I learnt a lot from and inspired me to keep going. It has been a wonderful year of learning and sharing through blogging.

It was frustrating in the beginning when I didn’t see many interactions and when I was not sure if people liked my posts or not. I have learned that, no matter what, just being consistent in writing, will definitely help improve your writing and the growth of your blog. Don’t stress over the tiniest mistakes, no one is perfect and no one learns everything at once.

Some stats

Thank you

I want to thank all my followers, my family, my supporters and those of you that just drop by sometimes to read my posts. Thank you again for taking the time to visit my blog, follow, comment, like and for all your support. The blogosphere is a big family where I can express myself freely and enjoy the rest of my journey. I wouldn’t be here without your support! 

Moving forward, I will try to post content more often. What topics would you like me to write about in the year ahead? Anything else you’d like to know about me? Drop your suggestions, questions and comments below! Thanks again!

Blogger Interview Series #15 – With Adya

Recently interviewed by one of my favourite bloggers, Saumya, from Draw-Write-Inspire. Be sure to go check out the interview and her amazing site. Thank you, Saumya!
P.S. Special post on Wednesday, so stay tuned!

Draw-Write-Inspire

I’m so glad to be presenting this interview with Aadhya from Adya’s Diary. She is a teen blogger like me and she will truly inspire you by her blog!


1) Can you tell the readers about yourself and your blog?

My name is Aadhya. I am a tween lifestyle blogger from British Columbia, Canada. I love to read, write, sing, dance, listen to music, and try new activities! I am a major dog person. In my free time, I work on my small fundraising project. I make greeting cards and sell them, the money I make goes to the charities I support.
On my blog, I write about my experiences, thoughts, school, current situations and other things (even if it’s random).

2) Do you follow any blogging schedule?

When I first started blogging, I posted once a week. That was when school was online; we were in quarantine and…

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My Top 10 Favourite Books

I feel like it’s been forever since I last posted, which was two weeks ago, and that’s normal! First of all, I want to thank everyone for helping me get to 100 followers! We’re currently at 141, unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time to write a post for that, but I probably will for 200 followers. So let’s get there quick! Anyway, in today’s post, I am listing my top 10 favourite books. As I have mentioned before, in long ago posts, I love reading and I do it a lot. So here are my top 10 favourite books:

Educated – It is a memoir written by Tara Westover about how she grew up and the struggles she went through. Her life story of self-discovery and determination is beautifully captured in the book.

The Breadwinner – The author of this book is Deborah Ellis. When I read this book, I couldn’t stop thinking about what a hard life it would be to be a girl under the harsh rule of the Taliban. The Breadwinner book is about an 11-year-old girl named Parvana, who is forbidden to go to school under the Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. It gives an insight into the hard lives and sacrifices that girls in Afghanistan have had to make. Also, I’ve done a review on this book, you can check it out here.

Cougar Cove – “Cougar Cove,” is a fictional book written by Julie Lawson. The book is about 11 years old Sam, who went to visit her cousins in Vancouver Island and confronted someone she wasn’t expecting.

The Memory of Forgotten Things – It is a fictional book written by Kat Zhang. It is about a 12 year old girl named Sophia who has unusual memories of things that never happened. She found someone else who has the same thing and they both went to a place where they had a completely different life.

The Strangers – “The Strangers” is a book written by Margaret Peterson Haddix. It’s about a pair of three siblings, ages 8, 10, and 12, who find out that three kids who have a lot in common with them were kidnapped and their mom is in some sort of danger. I’ve also done a review of this book, you can that out here.

The War that Saved My Life – This book is written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. It’s about a 10 year old girl named Ada, whose mother wouldn’t let her out of a one-room apartment because she had a clubfoot. Her younger brother Jamie was being shipped out to get away from war. So, Ada decided to go with him. Soon after, they had a new home, but Ada’s mother came back for her and her little brother.

The Mighty Miss Malone – “The Mighty Miss Malone” is a fictional book written by Christopher Paul Curtis. It is about a girl named Deza (she’s from a black family and is black herself) whose dad left to find work for her and her family. In the meantime, Deza, her mom and her brother landed in camp and her brother was inspired by his voice to be a performer. They got him back and hoped to find her father before it was too late.

Mockingbird – “Mockingbird,” is a fictional book written by Kathryn Erskine. It’s about a girl with Asperger’s named Caitlin. She lost her brother in a shooting. Caitlin read the definition of closure and figured that’s what she needed.

Counting By 7s – “Counting By 7s,” is about a 12 year old named Willow, who is a genius. Her favourite number is 7 and she uses it for everything. Out of nowhere, Willow’s parents died in a tragic car accident and she stays with a friend until someone takes her in, but in the end, something that Willow did not expect happens.

Wings of Fire, The Lost Heir – This is a novel series written by Tui T. Sutherland. “The Lost Heir,” is the second book in the series and is my favourite too. It’s about Tsunami, one of the dragons that is part of the dragon prophecy and is also from the Seawing tribe. Tsunami was returning home to see meet her family which she had never met before. She discovers that she is the queen’s daughter and ends up as one of the queen’s prisoners.

I read most of these books pretty recently, but I really liked them. I recommend these books to anyone, no specific age. Once again, thank you everyone for helping me get to 100+ followers, really appreciated. What is your favourite book?

Does a Mask Really Work

It has been an even more stressful time for me as many of my relatives have been in isolation or tested positive for COVID. I know that everyone is working really hard to prevent the spread and one of the best ways we can help is by wearing our masks properly. So, in this post, I thought of writing something to aware people on the proper use of a mask.

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Health experts say that wearing masks help to prevent the spread of COVID-19. And science supports the fact that using a mask could save lives, the more people wearing masks, the better. It decreases the chances of transmitting and catching the virus. But simply wearing a mask is not enough, you have to take other precautions as well, like keeping a distance from other people, keeping the room well ventilated, avoiding crowds, washing/sanitizing your hands frequently, and sneezing into your elbow, a tissue or away from people.

Wearing masks have become the new normal now. We know it protects us from COVID-19 but it can also be a source of infection if not used properly. We should also be aware of correctly using it, storing, cleaning, or disposing for our maximum protection.

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Here are a few things we should remember when using masks:

  • Make sure your mask covers your nose, mouth and chin properly
  • Mask should be fit against your face, there should be no gaps
  • Don’t put a mask under your nose, chin or around your neck
  • Every time you touch your mask, make sure you wash your hands
  • Wash reusable masks after every use and throw out disposable masks properly in a bin after every use
  • Don’t share your mask with anyone
  • Pick a three-layered mask that will keep your respiratory droplets in and others out

It is so sad to see another wave of COVID -19 affecting so many people in the world. People who got vaccines may still transmit the virus and may still be affected due to the variants.

Please wear your mask in public places or even if you’re just going out for a walk to protect yourself and others in times like this. Wearing a mask keeps you and others safe. So, use masks properly to save lives!

Blogger Interview With Aadhya

I was recently interviewed by Pooja from Lifes Fine Whine. Be sure to go check out her amazing blog and my interview! Again thanks, Pooja!

Lifesfinewhine

I am so pleased to be sharing this interview with Aadhya– a brilliant young blogger that I have really enjoyed the work of! Feel free to check out her blog which will be linked below.

  1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.

My name is Aadhya. I’m 11 years old and I live in British Colombia, Canada. I love to read, write, sing and listen to music. I love camping, cooking, dancing, swimming, origami, coding, hanging out with my friends, and trying new activities! I love dogs, cats, and pigs (yeah, I just said pigs). I am also in an organization for girls called Girl Guides of Canada. In my free time, I work on my small fundraising project to support some charity organizations. I make and sell handmade greeting cards and donate the income to Cystic…

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