Let’s be honest, I’ve been dreading/avoiding writing this post. There’s so much I want to say, it’s become almost impossible to try to phrase perfectly. So without further ado, I’m just going to say it:¬†I have officially moved to a self-hosted blog¬†over at


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what it looks like now  :$


So from now on, this blog here¬†will not be getting any new content, ya’ll have to (please) go to my¬†new web address.¬†Read Tinkerer of Words has Evolved, the post I wrote on the new blog address about¬†this change.¬†

I know this is a happy moment yet¬†I can’t help but feel nostalgic. The fact that I’ve had to¬†change the theme and the logo (which ahem why don’t you check out at eh? ūüėá)..it’s all much¬†fancier. But there’s¬†no denying I’m going to miss this place, as it this right now, terribly. It’s been one of the best things, in my life. ever. And for all your support and comments, and the friends I’ve been made through this blogging endeavour.. I just can’t be¬†any more grateful than¬†I am. For all of it.


I’m going to miss the community feel of wordpress.com. SO MUCH. But moving to better things is all part of this creative journey even if the fears and the doubts¬†try to keep you from moving. The only way¬†I could¬†avoid feeling daunted was to¬†just do it¬†(hence, why this is such a sudden change..). I had to stop overthinking all the potential affects (effects? ūüôą)¬†and¬†remind myself that success is subjective and if doing what I do, makes me happy, then¬†THAT¬†is worth the most.¬†Finding¬†a readership or gaining followers only comes later¬†and¬†yes, hopefully,¬†some day, even if a few¬†people read what I write¬†then¬†that’s just the cherry on the top.

Phew. Anyway.¬†Don’t want you thinking I’m sad¬†because I’m not..I’m just an incredibly nostalgic Slytherin who’s been avoiding Oreos because Calories¬†are the Dolores Umbridge of the¬†muggle world. ūüôɬ†#nodenying

Overall, the looks at¬†Tinkerer of Words are different¬†so¬†hearing what ya’ll have to say about it would be¬†utterly amazing. ‚̧ I’d be SO HONOURED if you come say hi on¬†my new blog and perhaps share any experience or insight if you’ve been through a similar change?

Also,¬†very important:¬†if you’ve been following here..you might have¬†to go to the new address and click on the follow button again just to be sure you get keep getting notified of the future posts. Alright? Alright.¬†ūüĎĆ

If you see no future posts on this address then I want you all to know that¬†I’ve surely not quit, merely shifted.¬†Thus, in the words of Jack Roper himself:


and remember, it is never Goodbye..oh no, it’s


Much Love,



Insignificance ‚ÄĒ A Chat.


I’ve been meaning to write about a little something that’s been (sorta) occasionally troubling me. ‘Troubling’ not as ‘its upsetting’ or anything but it’s just making me think about wanting to try something new/different. I know I’m making no sense right now and this shroud of vagueness might seem unnecessary but uh, please stay a while and read ahead..maybe I’ll reach some clarity.

Anyway, so it’s about the¬†future of this blog, the future of my¬†writing as it is, and the future that I would like to work towards.

Now before I hope I’ve scared you, don’t freak out, I’m in no way quitting, there’s no abandoning or betrayal or any-other-sad-stuff-you-can-think-of-like-a-sunken-Oreo, it’s kind of the opposite. I’ve had this blog for 2 wonderful years, in which, on a personal scale, I’ve achieved stuff I wouldn’t otherwise ever could. Sure, I still don’t¬†have my own page¬†on Wikipedia but that doesn’t match¬†the feeling of¬†opening up your browser, typing the letter ‘t’ and landing on a page that looks absolutely average, yes, but it feels like home.

And now I know I’m doing what I usually do when I attempt to talk (or write) in a straightforward manner i.e.¬†not be straightforward enough¬†but what I’m saying is that looking at¬†this blog, its front-page,¬†makes me consider it as an extension of myself, one which grows a little each day and reminds me¬†why¬†an 18 year can¬†chase after her dream.

A dream that I’m uncertain of, to be honest. That’s the crux of the matter, I guess. What do I want this blog to grow into? I¬†don’t know if I have the audacity¬†to control the path it takes, I’m half part confused and other part motivated¬†(also all-part lazy but that’s a talk for some other time..). It’s just the thought¬†of why does putting so much effort even matter when no one is going to bother¬†caring or even noticing¬†what I do and I know I should hate thinking like that. I can’t let self doubt get in the way of becoming a better writer, gaining a greater online presence and of making things I’m proud of.

So I guess this is a sort of pep talk to myself, a shoulder pat against the feeling of insignificance.

Tinkerer of Words, for me, has, and will continue to be, bigger than just a blog. In fact, it’s the¬†starting line and I am mustn’t be afraid of running.¬†



Also shoutout to Kate over at plethoricthoughts¬†who’s been having thoughts of revamping her blog! Reading her posts on the struggle has been oddly therapeutic and ya’ll should go check her blog even though I’m not being paid, nor asked, to do this. (#WouldNotMindBeingPaidThou ūüėČ )



ah, yes. I don’t even know what to say..it’s 24th June and my blog, Tinkerer of Words, turns 2!

That’s 2 YEARS of blogging and it’s been a fulfilling experience, to say the least. I have (and still am) trying to understand my writing..but for now, this is a milestone. One which I am incredibly grateful to ya’ll for! For the motivational words and the generous feedback, it’s all helped tremendously.

People’s interest means a lot for any (wanna-be) writer or artist or musician or whatever sort of creative, and you all, each one of you, have made this journey, less daunting. so, THANK YOU.¬†



p.s. kewl stuff coming soon on ToW! stay tuned. ūüėČ

The quickest-of-updates Update.


Just a quick update, starting with¬†my dearest apologies for being such an¬†inactive blogger. I’ll keep this update short so won’t get into too many details, hence¬†it’s going to be more spontaneous and basically¬†me, talking to ya’ll after a pretty long time.

So I’ve been busy, I know OLD excuse. But this time, as you may kinda know from previous posts, I was stuck with having to face the dreaded A-level exams. In fact, I’m still not done and I was actually meant to be studying right now but pffft. whatevez.

Anyway, my point being that I’m ALMOST¬†done¬†(got 4 left, to be precise..) and THAT¬†leads me to begin day-dreaming about the time when I WILL be done. Naturally, I’m more than excited and just the thought of not having to deal with disappointing exam papers is so liberating.¬†Also, I’m contemplating regarding¬†my future endeavours and the ways in which¬†I can make this blog, better (your¬†suggestions would be help tremendously! ^^’ ) So yeah, these plans are¬†on-going and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. ūüôā I don’t want to miss out on trying new stuff in the free time that I’m given so look forward to news on that, asap. ūüėČ

That’s all for now. I know this isn’t the most exciting update but it felt right to be sharing at least something with the loveliest¬†of readers that I could ask for! Have an amazing morning/afternoon/evening/night/supper/teatime/lunch/dinner/etc ūüėõ

Take cares,

Much Punctual. Very Wow.


Aye. Please find yourself some comfy sofa and a cup of english tea (or eh american coffee? o_O ) and let’s have a good ol’ chat.

How are you all doing? Everything going alright? I hope you’re all splendidly being awesome. (and if not, then ya know what they say? Keep Calm And Carry On!)

So I know I haven’t been able to post for so long now. As far as I can remember, I was never the kind to abandon this blog for more than 2 weeks (at max.), except for this time. Thus, it is a bit disappointing to set such a demotivating personal new record. But why haven’t I been a punctual¬†blogger you ask? Well 2 reasons.

First of which was a weirdly-timed vacation. I had to go to Pakistan with the fam despite not have any official school holidays and that meant missing out on classes which in turn meant a lot of self studying or ahem lack thereof, to be more precise. Pffft, totally not surprising. XD

2nd reason was what followed my¬†lack of preparation. Yep, you’ve guessed it: EXAMS. Wretched little things. I returned to KSA about 2 days before my first exam and I don’t want to get into too many details but exam time¬†was a time of great panic and unspeakable terror. *shivers*

ANYWAY, all that is done with. Now, I’m on an official post-exams holiday. However, there’s still a¬†matter that needs my attention. It’s one of those forks in life where you aren’t really very much in control of the path ahead and all you can do is DO¬†the best you can, with what you’re provided. I will write about it only when¬†I’ve dealt with it..so sorry for being all vague right now. I’ll explain soon.¬†I hope. ūüôĄ

On another note, my previous posts have mostly been random bits of poetry. It’s difficult not to write poems..? Odd, I know. There’s just something about my amateur attempts at poetry that I end up with a lot of hopefully okay poems. Wish I had a better¬†reason but uhhh that’s all I can think of. Nonetheless, I still do miss writing longer pieces like I used to. They definitely involved a lot more thinking,¬†phrasing and editing¬†in general.¬†But not to worry, I will try to get back to that format as quick as willingly as possibly (since you can’t exactly force yourself to write a certain way, I guess. not without enough practice at least!).

ALSO, HOW COULD I FORGET. It’s 2016 now. Old news, no? Much punctual. Very wow. I wish you all have a blessed new year that brings¬†betterment for you AND¬†your loved ones, in EVERY¬†way. Likewise,¬†ToW will (I pray) continue to grow in 2016. This blogging endeavour has already taught me so much and I dearly wish, with all your support, I get to learn even more.

I personally can’t help but feel a certain mixture of awe and gratitude that we actually get to start a completely NEW¬†year. I know we kind of take it for granted like it’s no big deal but to be¬†fortunate enough¬†for¬†YET¬†another¬†chance to do stuff, improve stuff, IS, truly wonderful. Wouldn’t you say ‚Ěď

Haha, I just noticed how much I’ve managed to blabber. Hence, without an unnecessarily¬†long outro, that’s all for today. I’ll see you next time. Take cares.



Cherishing ‚ÄĒ A Chat.


I’ve been meaning to write a straight-forward-ish post for a really long time now. As you might’ve noticed, there’s been a surge in the poetry category here at ToW. Truth is, for me, it is much easier to convey¬†things in writing, behind a shroud of vagueness that comes with poetry. I don’t even know if that’s how poetry should be? I mean it ought to make things clearer, right? ANYWAY.

But yeah. The newest thing so far is: school. 
As I’ve mentioned in my previous post(s), some time back in November 2014, I moved to a different city. And now I’ve finally¬†started school here i.e. I’m the “new kid”…it’s not that bad,¬†to be honest. ūüėõ

ANYWAY#2, I wouldn’t like to bore you with mundane school related talk so¬†let’s move on..

You know, It’s difficult not to¬†miss¬†what you’re no longer part of.¬†Being a stranger to your surroundings is no doubt, intimidating and nerve-wreaking and can be¬†really, really upsetting.¬†But hey, we all (or at least most of us..) know those hardships¬†pretty well. What we¬†don’t so much notice or appreciate is how all things familiar, were once, not.¬†Like¬†somehow:
time twists and turns and poof!
Comfort comes.

You can’t map this change on paper or even explain it as well as you can thoroughly¬†feel it.

Such an incredible phenomenon is incredibly human.

It reminds us that we are not¬†confined to¬†being a¬†single¬†puzzle’s lonesome piece. Sure, certain people elevate us in terms of feeling content or better, but the¬†lack of this elevation doesn’t¬†mean you forget that you’re still standing.

And that alone, is worth cherishing.