Can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I wrote BlogBuddy Mavericks Introduction post .

When I signed up for the very first Blog Buddy batch [ever] , it didn’t take me too long to put together a rule book. I’d recently discovered the Midas touch of BlogChatter and the super fabulous Richa.  So when you are on a high you do look at the world with Rose tinted glasses . Perhaps that explains the over enthusiastic tone of my last year’s BlogBuddy post [ read it here] that outlined the following expectations.

  1. Complete, Honest and Committed Contribution to the program
  2. Sharing Ideas and Suggestions that (may or may not) work
  3. Taking the blogging to the next dimension via engagement
  4. It’s a battle out there , we have got to win vs the other Blog Buddy groups

When I re read that post , beyond the fun one liners , I read a lot of ME .

While last year I was looking inwardly out , it’s going to be outwardly in approach this year.

So it’s time to throw the rule book out of the window , capture some learnings and make a new set of blogbuddy commandments that are beyond ME 🙂

1. We are the magic. 

Each of the team member is a diverse blogger – seasoned & old or new & enthusiastic. But that doesn’t mean we are perfect . So there would be high points & low moments. First time rights and second chances. There would be days when one of us would be exploring new avenues and the other would be seeking some detox . We’d run off and we’d take charge but as individuals when we come together only then can we create magic.

I am looking for Raftaar & I am looking for Thehraav . I am looking for friendship & Love [ for my blog!!] and I am looking for some magic .

Chandni Moudgil -Life in 3D
YJHD : They had different ways of looking at life , but they were together in every adventure

2. Keep revisiting the purpose .

We all may be diverse but if at the end of the day -we are here to BLOG and we need to stay true to THAT. Last year , our group had different motivations driving them [ or pulling them back on some occasions ] and perhaps the weakest link wasn’t a person , it was the lack of a collective purpose.

This year we’d be bloggers before we’d be BlogBuddies and whatever may be the reason why we blog for business or pleasure or to prove a point . We’d be each the strongest link and that’ll be the driving force.

Chandni Moudgil- Life in 3D
English Vinglish : Unke paas English hai toh hamaare paas Blogging hai

3.Every End is the new Beginning

It’s a beginning for all of us irrespective of whether we have been a part of earlier versions or not . We don’t know each other’s backstories . We don’t have a clue about each other’s blogging vision. We aren’t even sure if we’d enjoy the content we are creating as bloggers but that doesn’t mean we wont find life long friendships along the way.

No matter where we are coming from and where we are headed , WE are the Queen [ I am feminist . Sorry but not sorry guys! ] of our individual blogosphere and together we are going to rock this party!

Chandni Moudgil - Life in 3D
Queen : We may have different plans for our blogs but we just might discover life long friends along the way

Interestingly all filmy friendship references up there had one more thing in common.

Beautiful locales , wide camera shots , kick ass background music & Globe trotting!

Just like those amazing movies , our stories would unfold not in silos but in journeys that we take across blogs and that’s why this fabulous team is called #BLOGTROTTERS .

Show some love & say hi to …

Mithila : The Baby Blogger turned cutie who’s the pro in the group . Blogs here

Ajay : The one with the wicked sense of humour who’s a killer behind the lens. Blogs here

Shweta : The one with the sweetest smile & a flair for fiction . Blogs here

Deepa : The one with an interest in parenting & most enthusiasm . Blogs here

Gauravi : The one who’s the wild child being a dilliwali in Banglore . Tweets here

Simardeep : The one who’s a finance pro & even wrote the AtoZ of it . Blogs here

Garima : The one am keen to know more coz who doesn’t love some mystery? Tweets here


Would my new rule book be as legendary as them? Hell yeah!

Thrilled to be a part of group , linking my post with the BlogChatter Linky here .

Image source: Scoopwhoop

Of Old Lessons & New Friendships #BlogTrotters #BlogBuddy
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13 thoughts on “Of Old Lessons & New Friendships #BlogTrotters #BlogBuddy

    • October 29, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      which reminds me .. why havent you signed up for it?

  • October 26, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Loved it Chandni specially all the movie references with the pics. Looking forward to learn a lot from you all as we embark on this journey together as buddies 🙂

    • October 29, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      Thanks Deepa .. ditto and more 🙂 Let’s do this GIRL .. *Fist Bump*

  • October 26, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Interesting post supported by filmy pictures which I liked a lot…I could relate to your post on so many levels chandni. I also believe that together we can create magic by pushing each other’s boundaries… Also we have to keep in mind the “collective purpose”. You hit the nail on the head.And I hope we can all become great friends in the process.

    • October 29, 2016 at 11:09 pm

      Thanks Garima.. Blogbuddy opened up a whole new world to me .. you’ll find it very very useful and I am so looking forward to experience your fresh energy up close.. I loved your first post and I have a really good feeling about us 🙂

  • October 27, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Oh Chandni, this is a post that I can relate to so much, it might as well be as if I have written it and you know that. Of all the things that make me glad in life, blogging together with my tribe is among the top three. And you know you are a part of my tribe. Good Luck for BlogBuddy, Love the name a lot & love your group as much.

    • October 29, 2016 at 11:07 pm

      I am so lucky to be in the tribe that follows you Jai .. keep leading us amazing Lady!

  • October 28, 2016 at 12:12 am

    hey Chandni I see great names in The Blogtrotters I am sure you guys will be trotting well. I have to visit ur earlier BlogBuddy introductory post to figure out the background of it. All the best

    • October 29, 2016 at 11:05 pm

      Thanks Tina!! you’ll find the experience very useful.. and do try and go thru my last year post .. I enjoyed writing it and sometimes I miss those early blogchatter days enthu

  • October 30, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    First the movie references are just amazing and I loved your shoutout to all the bloggers in the group; going to do a post with similar one for my group- hope you dont mind the copy.

    I love your goals between last year and this year – its a fabulous amalgation of hope and wishes for the blog and the journey; if anyone can pull it off successfully, its you!

    All the best to team #Blogtrotters from Team #Blogbusters

    Heading over to your last year’s post too.
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  • October 31, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Chandni you have a seriously wicked group of the coolest bloggers on BlogTrotters! I love your agenda and vision for your time ahead with this fabulous team, especially the Bollywood parallels you’ve captured 😉 You’re one of the finest bloggers (yes you are! stop procrastinating) I’ve had the fortune of connecting with and to top it you are a firebrand with infectious enthusiasm, irrepressible ideas and a wonderfully warm heart! Rock on dear girl and all the best to Team BlogTrotters!

    • November 2, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      you leave me speechless every single time to say something.. anything:)
      Thank you KALA for being so wonderful!!


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