TINKERER OF WORDS HAS MOVED.

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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

http://www.tinkererofwords.com

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what it looks like now  :$

yikes.

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? 😇)..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.

every.single.moment.

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? 🙈) 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. 🙃 #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. 👌

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

 

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

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Much Love,

Toto.

The quickest-of-updates Update.

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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. 🙂 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. 😉

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 😛

Take cares,
Toto.

Much Punctual. Very Wow.

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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. 🙄

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 ❓

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.

-Toto

 

Update 1.7: Look at the Sidebar

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Hello tinkerers,
Just wanted to quickly let you all know that I’ve decided to have this little text on the sidebar now, where I’ll share random, awesome quotes by random, awesome people! 🙂

This is due to the after affects of watching Cloud Atlas last night! Because THAT movie had so many moments of “woah-that-is-suchhay-epic-dialogue”, made me totally go like: 😮
So I thought, why not share them on ToW!

I’ll update it perhaps thrice a month or so..basically whenever I find something that just HAS to be shared with you peeps. ^^’

Oh and you guys too can share any cool quotes, via a comment or message or even email, that you’d like the world to see (or you like you know, the few people who read this blog of mine.. 😛 ). Will be most appreciated, thanks in advance!

– Toto
😎

 

UPDATE 1.6: TEA AND OREOS ( + OTHER STUFF)

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Umm hi.
So here’s an update that I think is a good thing to have once in a while to, well, keep you guys updated!

It’s December and I’m amid not a winter season but rather the same ol’ exam season of boring textbooks, tensed evenings and an off schedule blogger life. (A-levels 1st term madness, incase you’re curious.. ) 😥

Hence I haven’t been able to write about some of the planned things that I even mentioned about in some of my previous posts. Definitely will try to get things sorted out once these exams are finally over. 🙂

Nevertheless, you will find 2 new posts published today (here and here..). What’s weird is how tiny these posts were to what I think I usually write. Both of these posts as well as some of the ones before them are a bit different to my much earlier, beginning pieces of writings, which is surprising. These recent ones are kind of semi poetic I guess. Truth is, I don’t really know what sort of writing style my writings fit into these days..

Which isn’t bad..perhaps?

Well you see, one of the main goals to have begun blogging was to try to discover and then improve the way I write while trying to overcome the intimidation when attempting new styles of writing. Because while writing for others is VERY fulfilling, writing for oneself is far more remedial. Almost like Tea and Oreos. 😉

So with that in mind, I’m okay with even bad writing so long as I know I’ve tried it. 🙂

Pheww! This update sure got serious so soon. 😀
I just wanted to make sure you peeps are okay with any obvious changes at ToW.

Your feedback will help me in making ToW better than it is today. So I’ll definitely wait for that 😀 (even if I end up a loner 😮 ). Thank you in advance to every single person who livens this place up with their presence!
That’s all for this update. Hope you all are doing brilliant! (ahem, does brilliant remind any of you of a certain doctor? XD )

Until next time,
Take lots of care.
-Toto

Update 1.5: Travel times 2

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The good ol’ place!

 

Hello again, Tinkerers!
I hope you’re doing fantastic today 😀

So fellows, just wanted to let you all know that Tinkerer of Words (i.e. basically only me 😛 ) is going on vacation yet AGAIN.

I know what you’re thinking:
“How ever do you do this to us again Toto?! Haven’t we just seen a “I’m-going-on-vacations” post so very recently. Why the ordeal of living with no new posts to read, repeated all over again 😥  ?! ”

(ahem, okay maybe I exaggerated a teeny bit) 🙄

But hey, it’s totally fine right? I know I might not be able to post so often once I’m in Pakistan (Fact: Home country + place-where-I’m-heading-to 😉 ) due to the sudden routine change but I think I can assure you that it will be worth it in the long run.

Because sometimes, change is just what you need to breathe new life into your writing.

Wouldn’t you agree? 🙂

Also, there might just be a plot twist where I’ll be even more active than usual once I’m in Pakistan but let’s just keep the “Inactive-Toto” scenario in mind so to be on the safe side! XD

Anyways I guess that’s all for this update. THANK YOU for visiting, reading or being-okay-with-my-messed-up schedule! Honestly means a lot. 😀

Adios Amigos,
-Toto