Saturday, October 31, 2015

Q&A Answers

I found this photo going through an old photo album. x My grandma had knitted the red sweater for me.

I want to clear something up before I begin answering your lovely questions from my last q&a post. I know I've been on a brief blogging hiatus lately, but please know that I am doing my best to balance out school and my social life, as well as writing for my blog. Blogging is something I am so passionate about, and I'm going to keep writing no matter what. I had three tests last week alone, but they're done now, and I did very well on them. ;) I thought now would be the absolute perfect time to answer your questions, as a get-to-know-me for new and old readers alike.

How long have you been playing the piano? What tips would you give a newbie pianist?
I've been playing the piano for about eight years now, and my love for it has grown through each one. For pianists just starting out, I'd recommend knowing that you will make lots of mistakes, and it's okay. Never get bogged down by your slip-ups if playing the piano is something you enjoy. And as with any other instrument, practice as much as you can. The quality of your practice is so much more important than the quantity, and you'll love the results.

What's your favorite piece to play on the piano?
Currently, I'm loving Colors of the Wind, which is a beautiful song if you've seen Pocahontas.

What is one thing you want to do before you die?
I've always wanted to visit all seven wonders of the world in my lifetime. I've had the pleasure of visiting the Taj Mahal before, and I'd love to travel to all the others.

What are your favorite places to shop?
Forever 21 and Aeropostale, along with department stores. I'm not too picky; I just buy what I love.

Do you have any favorite television shows at the moment?
Yes! My family has been watching Quantico lots lately, which is still in its first season. It stars Indian-American actress Priyanka Chopra, and she is just so gorgeous. I definitely recommend it!

What subjects do you study?
I take Spanish, ELA, algebra, science, and American History. I'm also in a constitutional debate class.

Do you only write poetry? What else do you write?
No! I'm an all-rounder when it comes to writing - I've just shared more poems with you than anything else. Would you like to see more pieces from me?

What do you like to do in your spare time, aside from blogging?
I like to read, spend time with friends and family, and watch way too much YouTube. :D

Blogging tips for new bloggers?
Find your niche. What are you going to focus on? Who do you want to connect with? And remember that everyone you meet along the way is going to be there for you - It's one of the best parts about the blogging community.

What is your favorite thing about blogging?
I adore how all of you have become a second family to me. At the end of the day, my blogging friends are always there to share their thoughts on my latest ramble or support me when I need it most. ;)

ps. Happy Halloween! What is your costume this year?

37 comments:

  1. Lovely post Sanjana! I loved reading it, and that picture of you when you were is a baby is adorable!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Shelby! I'm glad you loved it.
      ~ Sanjana

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  2. I would love to visit all seven wonders of the world. How cool the you've visited the Taj Mahal!

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    1. That's a great thing to put on your bucket list. ;) I visited the Taj Mahal two summers ago, and it was a gorgeous trip. You should definitely try to go one day!
      ~ Sanjana

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  4. Love, love, love this post Sanjaja! I really want to do a Q&A, but I'm afraid not many people would take part in it. Loved your answers. It was a very good read. Keep in touch! xo

    http://guilianamarie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I'd suggest doing a q&a. I'm sure you'll get some good questions and feedback - I'm looking forward to it!
      ~ Sanjana

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  5. I have been watching Quantico too! How good is it? :)
    xx

    stayinoui.blogspot.in

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    1. It's incredible! I just watched the next episode today, and I am so shocked by the ending. I can't wait for next Sunday!
      ~ Sanjana

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  6. You looked so cute in that photo! Nothing is warmer than a knitted sweater by grandma haha :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. Thank you for keeping in touch, Sarah! x I lived in those sweaters as a toddler. :D
      ~ Sanjana

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  7. Such a cute picture! Grandma's are the best, aren't they! ;) My lil sis plays the piano; I might pass along several of those tips to her.

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    1. Yes, they are! x I love young people taking up instruments. It's so beneficial in so many aspects of life!
      ~ Sanjana

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    1. Thank you, Nabila! I love your sweetness. <3
      ~ Sanjana

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  9. THAT PHOTO OF YOU IS ADORABLE <3
    Must be such a huge relief to have three tests done, that will be me on the 14th of this month!

    Awww colours of the wind is such a gorgeous song, and visiting all seven wonders are such lovely bucket list items! Also, I love Priyanka Chopra, my mum and I are planning to marathon the show these holidays!

    P.S. Youtube always ends up being SUCH a black hole for me, haha, procrastination 101. :P

    Raashi
    http://raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thank you for the sweetness, Raashi! x Best wishes for your exams.
      YouTube can be such a distraction when I'm trying to study!
      ~ Sanjana

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  10. You and your sweater are both so cute in that picture! I enjoyed reading your answers!

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    1. Thanks so much. ;) You made my day.
      ~ Sanjana

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  11. Love this post!! I was a doll this year. What were you?
    xx

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    1. That's such a cute costume, Bryleigh! <3
      ~ Sanjana

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  12. I always enjoy reading Q&A posts! And that photo is so cute. :) Thanks for the piano playing tips - I've only recently started playing. (I've been playing violin for eight years though.) I'm going to look up that song, Colours of the Wind too. And of course we'd enjoy reading more of your writing!
    Have a great day! xx

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    1. Awwe, thank you, Jessica! x I have the biggest smile right now.
      That song is just so beautiful, although it's a bit difficult. I'm struggling on getting the ending just right, but I'm so determined to get it down this week.
      ~ Sanjana

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  13. You are so adorable in that picture! I love it!
    So, I believe that I accidentally deleted your comment on my blog instead of publishing it. Sorry about that. :) You had asked where I bought my fabric. I buy it at Walmart for 97 cents. They come in sizes of 18x21.
    I love music too! I play violin and mandolin.

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    1. That's completely fine. x I understand.
      Your craft was so cute! I'm planning on trying it out sometime soon. <3
      ~ Sanjana

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  14. Actually, I had no idea what Forever 21 was until I started blogging and someone mentioned I might like it. It just doesn't 'exist' here.

    "No! I'm an all-rounder when it comes to writing" I love this part. :) I actually read it in a shocked tone, so it was kind of funny for me. I'm an all-rounder, too.

    That picture is so cute! You were adorable, Sanjana! <3

    By the way, since you follow my blog, Cloudy. :) I recently changed my URL, and now my GFC followers don't receive notifications when I post anymore. If you want to continue receiving my posts in your Blogger Dashboard, you can unfollow and refollow me on my new URL, thatcloudy.blogspot.com or join my mailing list. Let me know if it works!

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    1. Thank you so much, Yasmine! x
      I'll definitely follow you on your new URL. In fact, I was just thinking it seemed a little lonely over at your blog. It's probably just because we weren't getting notifications!
      ~ Sanjana

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  15. Oh so lovely post! I love it the Colors of the wind is too one of my favorite songs~
    I hope to learn to play piano~
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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    1. It definitely is. xx Thanks for reading!
      ~ Sanjana

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  16. I too watch waaaay to much Youtube.

    Fun post!

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    1. Haha, thanks, Sunny!
      Happy Thanksgiving!
      ~ Sanjana

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  17. I watch a lot of YouTube too. Whats your favourite Youtuber?

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    1. Another YouTube fanatic! My favorites are family vloggers like OFN and Rachel from prettypolishes. ;) She's actually the first YouTuber I discovered...
      ~ Sanjana

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  18. You're so cute in that picture! I'd also love to visit all the Seven world wonders. :) Good luck with your goals, Isabella xx

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    1. Awwe, thanks! You too, and Happy New Year!
      ~ Sanjana

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  19. Oh I love Colours of the Wind, it was always my favourite disney song (I used to love Pocahontas!).

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    1. I actually recently played it for a talent show, so it's been stuck in my head. Disney songs are the best!

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