U – Ultimate Blogs to follow. #AtoZ

A to Z blogging challenge

As bloggers, we all need inspiration and guidance. And, both of these we find in abundance in some of the really fabulous blogs in the blogosphere. Just visiting these blogs and reading the amazing posts helps motivate us to give our best. It also teaches us so much about writing, expressing our views and honing our skills.

There are some blogs I visit almost every time there’s a new post there. Some, that have become not just a favourite place, but also where I get to learn a lot. Like an institution, perhaps. There are also some that I may not visit regularly, but whenever I do, I come back feeling so good!

And, there are some blogs that I discovered during this ongoing A to Z Blogging Challenge.

Today, I am sharing the Ultimate Blogs for you all to follow, if you aren’t already. You will not only find awesome stuff to read but, believe me, you will come back feeling enlightened, enriched. You will find a lot of information in some and through others, you will be able to learn how to work on presenting your posts; crafting your posts till they shine with perfection!

I shared with you my favourite Book Reviewers‘ blogs, and also my favourite Food blogsΒ  some days ago. Do read those posts if you haven’t.

The following bloggers blog about varied topics, but the topics I have mentioned here, are the ones I find most inspiring as well as entertaining at their respective blogs.


Ultimate blogs to follow:

For Blogging, social media strategy and writing:

The Moving Quill, by Shailaja Vishwanath

For Mindful living and Motivation:

Collecting Smiles, by Vidya Sury

Everyday Gyaan, by Corinne Rodrigues

Never ever give up hope, By Carol Graham

Godyears, by Dr. Roshan Radhakrishnan

Sirimiri, by Mayuri Nidigallu

For travel:

A rose is a rose is a rose, by Shilpa Garg

Astonishing India, by Shoma Abhyankar

Shalzmojo, by Shalini Baisiwala

Sonia’s musings, by Sonia Chatterjee Banerjee

For fiction:

I wrote those, by Sid Balachandran

Rashmi’s Ramblings, by Rashmi Raj

Loose end of the thread, by Varad

I rhyme without reason, by Vinay R

For parenting:Β 

Diary of a doting mom, by Shailaja Vishwanath

Rachna Says, by Rachna Parmar

For feminist writing:

Random thoughts, by Nabanita Dhar

Life of Leo, by Soumya Prasad

For personal Β essays:

Trina looks back, by Balaka Basu

Natasha’s Musings, by Natasha SInha

For fitness:

Destiny’s Child, by Rajlaksmi Boruah


So, these are just some of my favourite blogs! There are many more I visit and find equally entertaining. And, many more that I intend to visit in the future. Visit, as well as discover their beauty and awesomeness!

So, until next time…I mean, until the next such ‘Ultimate Blogs to Follow‘ post…

See y’all!



April 2018 A to Z blogging Challenge

My theme for the A to Z Blogging Challenge is all about my blog, Metanoia, and my blogging journey from the time Β I started, 5 years ago. The lessons I learnt, the tips and tricks I picked up from fellow bloggers and the guidelines I could have used back when I began.

You will find all of my A to Z posts here.







Published by shilpagupte

Do you know the secret to living a happy life? Eat. Pray. Love. Or, watch what you eat, wish well for all and fill your heart with love! That's precisely what I try to do through my blogs: 'Metanoia', the wellness blogazine, and 'Fictionista', my blog for fiction and non-fiction. Welcome to my virtual homes!

31 thoughts on “U – Ultimate Blogs to follow. #AtoZ

    1. I like the way you have researched and presented every post in your Bengal diaries, Sonia. I find that the best thing about a travel blog, and I believe you can take your blog places!

      Wish you the very best for your journey as a blogger, Sonia! ❀

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    1. I have simply loved each and every post of yours this A to Z. I have learned so much from you, right from narrating the story of a real-life person, to portraying them as they are, without any judgments. I like the flow of your words, and often wish I could read more!


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  1. Awwww I’m so very touched Shilpa. Really honoured to be part of this august list. You made my day end with a big radiant smile plastered all over my face. Thank you so very much. Gratitude. And have I told you I love Metanoia too, a great deal. ❀
    Btw off the topic, but how are the baby winged wonders doing? Do post some new pictures and write about them when you can. You know I'll be all ears. πŸ™‚


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    1. Your posts speak a lot about your style as a narrator. Your words, your language leaves me feeling awestruck. And, wishing I could be equally articulate in my posts.

      My winged babies are doing fine. The little ones are growing into feisty beings with minds of their own. They still need to be hand fed, but I am sure they will soon outgrow this baby phase. I hope they bond with my Cookie and become best of friends! πŸ™‚

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    1. You know I love your A to Z posts, Varad. Each post I read has my heart thumping and wondering what lies ahead! I used to dabble in fiction, but have put the brakes on it, for now. Your fictional pieces are so inspiring; posts I could learn to write fiction from!

      Wish you the very best! And, do consider my suggestion of turning that ghost story into a full length one. πŸ™‚


  2. Aha! All my favorite blogs are here!! Love reading these blogs.
    And arent you the sweetest, kindest and generous soul, Shilpa!! Thank you so much for the mention. I am touched and humbled. Love you!! β™₯

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    1. You are the twin I never had, Shilpa! πŸ˜›
      Of course, I had to mention you! Your travel posts are not only interesting but also inspiring. Now, my only hope is they encourage me enough to go on a solo trip, myself!

      Much love! ❀

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  3. Totally agree, Shilpa, when in need in inspiration I visit my favorite blogs on the block. A lot of my favorite blogs are mentioned here while a few are new to me. Will check them out. πŸ˜€

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  4. You are an absolute sweetheart. Thank you so much for the double shout out. I’m truly touched and grateful. I also never miss reading your posts, although commenting has been on the lag for the past month. But I cherish all your posts.

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    1. You know how much you mean to me, Shailaja! I have learnt so much from you, by reading your posts as well as lapping up the words of wisdom you share in your posts.

      Glad and fortunate to have met you, dear girl! ❀


    1. I love your feminist posts, Soumya! Your courage and your devil-may-care attitude comes through loud and clear in every word of your posts. A trait I miss in myself, sorely!

      Thank you so much! ❀


  5. Thank you for the shout out to both my blogs, Shilpa. It means a lot. Apart from your constant support and smiles, I really look forward to your beautiful presence in my life. It has been so wonderful connecting with you. ❀ And I love so many of the blogs that you've mentioned.

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