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𝟷𝟶𝟶𝟶 ғᴏʟʟᴏᴡᴇʀs! || ᴛʜᴀɴᴋ ʏᴏᴜ sᴏ á´á´œá´„Êœ!

i spent like the entirety of last week debating, and thinking and scratching and second guessing myself, because i couldn’t for the life of me decide what i wanted to do in occasion of hitting a thousand followers, but then i googled what a thousand people looked like in real life. and this is what it looks like –

1000

i have given speeches in seminars in school, and like performed stuff in front of more than two hundred people, but i barely keep my hands from shaking, because i am not gonna lie, people scare me. so, you can understand the level of freak out i went through when i saw this picture. and i know, that you guys probably think that she is not enthusiastic enough, not happy. what’s wrong with her? but it’s just that i am still processing you know. and i know that not each and every thousand people has read stuff by me, but the fact alone that each and every one has visited my blog at least once, it freaks me out.

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i mean, i have had this blog for around eight months, but damn. it has never felt as real as it feels now. i mean, it’s almost like i am suddenly hit with this realization that this is real. it’s not going away. and it’s here. and these people are real. and i am just…i just don’t have a lot of words. i am a jumbled emotional mess right now. a part of me is like “holy-shit-this-is-unreal” and another part is like “holy-shit-that’s-a-lot-of-people-i-am-dead.”

but, i did manage to deal with that, and that’s part of the reason why this post is slightly late. but umm…i guess better late than never right? at first i was like, nobody wants to read a post about me writing “thank you, i am so grateful” a hundred times, because i figured that’s what it was going to be like. i literally don’t have any words.

so, here’s to each and every person who has made this possible.

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i want to thank all of you, and i want you to know that each like, comment, read, follow – it makes my day. and these past two years, have been really difficult for me, and not because of the covid. it’s …i suppose what we call “friendship break-up?” and because i made a lot of life changing decisions. But yep. that’s what it was. and i am still not comfortable talking about it with anyone. but it’s something that i think i would like to share one day, barring the details of course. and while i was spiraling down that path, setting up this blog really helped me. and it helps me even to this day, and i don’t think it will ever stop.

books and writing has always been there for me. and they have always sheltered me and helped me get myself together, but doing this “blog” thing, helped me in a whole another way. it helped me grow and open up in so many ways that i never thought was possible for me. and this might sound really weird, but i am kinda proud and thankful to my own self as well, because i know what i went through. and i know what i did to get out of it. and i am glad that i didn’t give up, that i am keeping up.

so, once again thank you to all of you. you guys, you pretty peeps, you have my heart and you make my day.

also, i realized that i talk only about books all the time. i don’t usually get very personal, except for a selective two-three people here, so i was wondering if there is something that you guys would like to know about me. so, yeah. *nervous laughter* ask me anything you want, and i will try to answer it to the best of my capabilities. i might reply in the comments itself, or if it is a very commonly asked question, i might make a q&a post about it? i don’t know. let’s see. we’ll figure it out i guess.

thank you once again for everything. and let’s see you in the comments below!

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  1. Congratulations! 1000 is a big deal girl! You rocked it! Keep going and I’m sure I’ll soon hear from you that you hit 10000 followers and more! Congratulations! 💎💎

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  2. Congratulations!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ I'm so happy for you!
    Friendship break-ups are the worst, there's nothing worse than not being able to be friends with your friends…I've unfortunately gone through some of those, and they are heartbreaking, to say the least. I'm so happy you feel better about it now. ❤

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  3. Omg!! Congratulations,Ash!!! That’s soo great!!! Like ahhhhhhhhhh, wow!!!!!!!🎊🎊🎊
    You deserve this and so much more. Your blog is awesome(ekdom phata-phati😉) and so are you!! I am so glad to have found you in the blogosphere 💕
    And I’ll surely think of some questions and send them to you later.

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  4. Congratulations, my new friend!!!! Wow…in 8 months you’ve already accomplished so much!!!!! Your future is bright!!! Keep shining and inspiring 🖤🤗

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  5. Congratulations!!!!! This is so amazing!!!! So proud of you!!! ❤️❤️❤️
    Questions –
    1. What are your plans for after school? 2. What is your most annoying habit?
    3. And your most irrational fear?

    I’m sure you’re going to achieve many more milestones, girl!! Good luck!! 🤗

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  6. 🥺😭 thank you soo much ak!! I am soo glad I found you too!! Like thank you sooooooo much ❤️✨ (ar dhonnobad dhonnobad 😂😁) you are ashadharon too!! (Other peeps are going to think we are talking in god knows what😂)

    And sure sure. Thank you!! 💕

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  7. Congratulations 🥳🥳🥳🥳 you totally deserve it and here’s to many more ❤❤❤
    My questions-
    1. What other genre other than book blogger you wanna try??
    2. Online or offline class??

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  8. My pleasure!!
    Hain cryptic talk lagbe😂😂

    Ok so questions:
    1. Which blog(s) appeal to you?
    2. One thing you can’t live without.
    3. Do you like bollywood songs and Rabindra sangeet?

    That’s it

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  9. Oh my gosh!!! 1000!!!!!! That too in eight months!
    Well CONGRATS, Ashmita, because you so, so, so deserve all of these followers, and even more. I’m so happy for you 😜😅💙
    I’ll ask some questions soon… too lazy to type right now 🙄

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  10. YAYYYYY!!!! WHOOOHOOOOO!!!!!! I’M SO SO FU*KING HAPPY!!!!!!
    congratulations! And celebrations! Wish you a happy happy happy happy happy happy happy*10000 thousand+ followers-getting(🤣) day! I’m writing this comment the day you sent me the picture. I don’t even know when you are posting the post, but I’m super excited for it!
    You, your content, your writings, your featured images (especially) deserve this and so much more! I mean, what are you? A professional blogger? Because really, this is one of the things you are so so so good at. You wouldn’t have gotten so many followers if not for your hard work, and you loving what you do! YOU GO GAAL! I’m so happy! Why am I so happy? I’m feeling like a proud parent, though I never helped you in any of it. I hope the number of followers keeps multiplying. I know it will and I hope you have infinite followers. I’m so happy to have you as my BFF. Apart from the many advantages of it(like, keeping me informed, motivating me, giving me awesome book recs) you are one great friend! You know how to be a good friend. And I am so grateful to have you in my life. I hope your internship is a success. I hope you become one awesome editor. I hope you become one best selling author. I hope WE go to the US and be roomates there. I hope the world for you! Love you Ash! Keep growing. All the very best for all of your future endeavours! I hope I’ll be there with you to witness those! Kudos to you and The Fictional Journal! YOU DA BEST 💕❤️…

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  11. Oh my god, this is so awesome Ashmita!!!!! Congratulations! And don’t worry, the thought of 1000 followers can be scary! I mean, exhilarating, but scary!
    Also, reading Pannaga’s comment is sorta scary too, cos she’s written so much, lol- not that it’s a bad thing!
    But I do want a virtual party, and I know we aren’t good enough friends for me to demand that, but the shameless person I am, I am gonna demand one anyway!
    Congrats once again, and these are the questions I am gonna ask:
    1. What’s your favourite colour?
    2. What do you want to be when you grow up?
    3. What’s the one thing in life you want to do before you die?

    That’s it, I guess!
    Congratulations once again🎉🎉

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  12. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW ASHMITAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA DIDI (lol i will call you that know)
    CONGRATSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
    YOU DESERVE THEMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    As for questions believe me I’m still not ready for anymore shocks after that day

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  13. Yay! HUGE congratulations Ashmita!!! 1000 followers is such an incredible achievement and you deserve it! You’re a ray of sunshine in the blogging community and you help make it such a wonderful and welcoming place! 🥰✨

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  14. ashmita!! oh my goodness CONGRATULATIONS 🎉 you’ve been one of the most supportive and friendly people in the blogosphere, you definitely deserve this milestone ❤️🥺. here are some of my questions:
    1. favourite kind of dessert?
    2. what’s your favourite thing about your life at the moment?
    congrats once again my friend and cheers to many more milestones! 💖

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  15. Hey Congratulations Ashmita!!!! Woah 1000 followers in just a few months! That’s awesome. 💓 Here’s my quick question- How did you design that header image? It looks soooo beautiful. I am just curious 😊

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  16. Ashmita!!!!!!!!!
    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1000 is huge!!!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU ASHMI (that’s your new nickname). CONGRATS SO SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. Congrats Ashmita🎉🎉 You deserve this!!
    Also you’ve been blogging since only 8 months??!! Thats almost how long I have been blogging…what’s your secret to so many followers, huh🕵️‍♀️? Just kidding, don’t worry about it😉 Here’s to many more followers!!!

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  18. Ah! Congratulations Ashmita!!! And I am so glad that I’m one of those people following you! Keep spreading smiles!
    Anyways, I’ve got a question. How do you set a schedule that allows you read books (a lot!), blog and manage school (That depends on how old you are)? Something that might help me.¯\_(ツ)_/¯¯
    Lots of love!
    -Divi.

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  19. omg bestie congrats!!!!! you deserve it!! ahh here’s my question: how did you manage to get so many followers? was it your super friendly personality? or was it your always helpful behaviour? how do you manage to stay so cool and happy all the time? skskskksks

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  20. Congratulations Ashmita! 1000 followers is a crazy big deal and I’m so happy for you and your blog! Also, I loved reading this post! So wholesome reading what this achievement means to you!

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  21. Heartiest congratulations, Ashmita!!! This is wonderful!💖 Even though I’m not following you for a long time, I think you totally deserve this!! Here are some virtual treats for you to celebrate!! – 🍫🍬🍭🍰🎂🍕🍪🍩 Here’s to 1000+ and so many more!

    I don’t know what to ask you… But, maybe, besides reading, what do you find very relaxing?

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  22. Here:
    Do you like drawing/painting?
    When’s your bday (been meaning to ask you this 😅)?
    What’s your fave animal/bird?
    What’s your dream job?

    Why is it so hard to think of questions? (hehe, nope, this isn’t for the q&a 😆)

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  23. 1000 followers!? In 8 months!? That is incredible!! I hope you gave yourself a treat for this amazing achievement, and keep shining on. Friendship breakups ache a thousand times more than any other heartache but I’m glad you found this blog to help you heal and grow ❤️✨

    Congrats again!! 🎉

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  24. Congo!!! you reached a 1000 followers in 8 months??! way to go girl!
    and the part of “friendship break-up” … I guess I’m going through that too… I guess every teenager is… and poetry is where I’m seeking cover. So setting up a blog helped me too and I totally relate to you for that.
    I’m glad that the blog and writing stuffs helped you heal and grow.
    And well, I’m also proud of you for being proud of yourself because we need that kind of self-love.
    anyways, good job! congrats again❤😘

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  25. Omg, Ashmita!! This is amazing, you absolutely deserve it!! I’m super excited for you, I almost screamed when I saw the title 😂.
    My questions are:
    1. What character would you want to be able to exist on Earth, if you could only pick one?
    2. If you could only take three items to a desert island what would they be? (no survival items 😉)
    3. Are you a morning or night person??

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  26. Congrats so much dude 🤩🤩.
    Here’s to many more followers sure to come 😃😃.
    And I still can’t believe that you actually googled that, guess that shows how insane you are 😂.
    Well imma send my questions in a while 😏

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  27. 🎈🎈Congratulations for 1000 followers 💐💐

    Hello Ashmita,
    My name is Lokesh Sastya (Loku). The Gondwanaland is my blog where I write poems, stories and blogs.

    I started following few days ago. I do not know much about you. I appreciate your hardwork and dedication for your blog. Wanted to know much about you and your blog… feeling curious.

    My best wishes to you. Stay happy. Take care. Let’s start a good friendship…🤗❤️🌄.

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  28. OMG!!! Congratulations!!!!
    So happy for you *multiple love emojis*
    I wish you a lot of success and I love your blogs. They are kinda satisfying. You put a lot of hard work into your blogs and I am a fan here!

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  29. Hahah cryptic talk. 😂

    1. I don’t know 😂😅 (kudos to me for not being able to answer the first question 🙂)
    2. My phone haha.
    3. Yeah. I do like it. In fact I have quite a few favourite songs which are bengali and hindi. (Wbu?)

    Thankx for asking ak ❤️

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  30. I know!! 🥺❤️Thank you soo much Priscilla 🥰

    The genres that I absolutely won’t read – anything that has too much of religion in it and self help books haha. Self help books mess with my head so it’s a no no.

    Thank you for your question 😄❤️

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  31. Ahhh thank you sooo much Jan!! 🥺❤️ Your amazing as well 💕

    I think all my role models are fictional haha. So, I will go with my future self – the kind of person I imagine I want to be when I grow up. The kind of person I needed when I was a kid.

    I am curious, what about you? And thankx for the question Jan 💟

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  32. That’s a great milestone in so few months. That’s a great achievement. Congratulations, Ashmita. Here’s to many more. I love your blog’s logo? Did you design it yourself. It’s so catchy and beautiful.

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  33. Thank you soo much shivani!! Ahh!
    Thank you for the questions 🥰
    1. I think creative writing? 😅 But I guess that could easily fit in the books part. Maybe travel 🤩 when I grow up.
    2. Defo offline because I miss them soo much 🥺 and this is my last year in school.

    Okay. Now I am curious. But what are your answers to these questions?

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  34. 1. I love drawing and painting. In fact my works have been displayed in many exhibitions 😇
    2. 14 November (when is urs?) 😁
    3. Like animal for a pet? Or just about any animal? If it’s any then – Pegasus, dragon, wolf 😁 and if it’s a pet then doggy 🐶🐕 😋 (what about u?)
    4. Dream job: become an editor (of books). 🥺🥺

    I just realised that I ended up asking u all the questions as well 😂😂 but I am curious haha. (And I feel weird answering questions 👀😳)

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  35. 🥺🥺😭😭😭😭 pannnaaaaaa!!! 😭 I am not gonna lie but your comment really made me tear up 😭 THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!! YOU ARE ONE AMAZING GORGEOUS FABULOUS CRAZY BEST FRIEND 😘 thank you soo much for your good wishes 🤧🤧 thank you soo much dude. And yeah! We will. We will go there and live our dreams and yay. Just live. (I feel weirdly exposed 👀😳) everyone in the comments will find out 😂😅 but hopefully no one has any idea what we are talking about 😂😅 and I am so so so so so so glad to have you as a friend 🥺❤️

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  36. 😂😂 yeah. It’s scary. You know what scratch that. It’s effing terrifying 😳🤯 but thank you sooo much riddhi for being a good blogger friend and for all your support 😄❤️ I know we are not close but I am glad to have you as a friend nonetheless 💕

    And haha. Virtual party. Yeah sure. Maybe someday. (Is this the part where I tell you I am one hell of a spoil spirt when it comes to parties? 👀) I literally sit with my phone and read something because … people 😂

    1. It’s blue, pink, black, white (urs?)
    2. Editor (like of books) (u?)
    3. I want to live 😁😂 like not normal breathing in oxygen type of live. Like really love if that makes sense haha. What about u??

    I am curious about ur answers! And thank you soo much for your questions!! And thank you for everything once again ❤️💕

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  37. Ah, well, I am not sure if I will be able to give satisfactory answers, but here you go:
    1. Blue
    2. I am not really sure- like I really love Science, but don’t wanna do engineering- I wanna do research and stuff- and I also wanna write novels, that people uk, actually like.
    3. Hmm…. well that would be writing a bestselling novel😂

    Congrats once again!

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  38. Ooooh, that’s so awesome!!
    Ah, yet another November birthday 😆 mine is on Dec 20th.
    ..Pegasi and dragons. I meant irl animals but honestly it’s fine 😂 mine is dogggggg (gimme a dog 😑)
    That’s really cool! My mom used to edit some books 😌 I wouldn’t mind being one either, but writer/artist will always be my first choice.

    Heh heh, I feel the same 👀😅 I liked your answers tho 🙃

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  39. omg congratulations ashmita!! I discovered your blog recently and i just wanna say that I love your content 💖 I’m so glad for you!!

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  40. Am new here launched my blog this week and I happened to come across this and am happy for you..
    Congratulations 🤩🤩

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  41. Ahh 🥺😭 your gonna make me cry. Thank you soo much!!!
    1. I think the character would be very lonely without their friends and the world that they live in. So even if I have that chance, I won’t pick anyone. 😅 (Who would you pick?)
    2. Does my phone count? And some way to charge it and chocolates 😂
    3. Defo night person.

    Thank you soo much for you questions. 🥰😘

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  42. Ahh diya! I am so glad that you could relate! This relatable moments are absolutely everything because in these moments when if it’s just a stranger you no longer feel that alone I suppose. Love yaaa!!! ❤️❤️ And u will get through it I promise! We should get talking haha. And u deserve better friends anyways. 🥰💕 Thank you sooo much!!!

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  43. Awww thank you soo much roshni!! I am recent follower of your blog and I can already tell what a sweet person you are!! So glad to have stumbled across ur blog. 🥺❤️
    Besides reading, I enjoy anything related to music. Thank you soo much for your question 😄

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  44. Thank you soo much Anny! I have been blogging for about 8 months now – from September 2020. And fame is a big word. 😅😅 I don’t know how I managed that either 😅 it just happened I guess and I went along 😅😅

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  45. Ahhhh asic 🖤 thank you soooo much!!
    I don’t know how I managed to get so many followers 😅😅 it just happened.
    Ahh 🥺😭 I am glad you think I am friendly and helpful. And I don’t manage to stay happy and cool all the time hahha. I just happen to blog when I am feeling positive or when I am really down and blogging helps lift my spirit. So I guess that’s what it looks like XD.
    And you r A.W.E.S.O.M.E❤️

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  46. Thank you soo much divya!! 🤧❤️ I am in standard twelve. What about you? And I honestly don’t know how I manage. I tend to read whenever I am not doing stuff that I must do. Like if I am waiting for something to load, I will start reading. And u get the point. 😂 And I don’t watch movies or anything. So I get that time I suppose. But don’t worry. It’s because of lockdown that I can read soo much. It would be impossible to manage if school was offline and other classes. 😄 How do you do it??

    Lots of love yo you too! 😘
    Ashmita

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  47. Ahhhhh thank you soo much Cherelle!! You have been a great rock for me too! 🥺❤️ I never would have dared to start a whole entire club without you haha.
    1. Ice cream hands down. (Wbu?)
    2. I recently got an opportunity to intern with one of the top book editors in my country. So that’s crazy 😇
    Thank you soo much once again Cherelle 💞

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  48. noooo youre AWESOME😭😭 i’ve barely known you for a month but oh i like you so much😌😌 you’re such a cool friend, you deserve it😍😍😌😭😭

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  49. 😂 u didn’t have to ask any questions. You know stuff about me 🤦
    Okay. What inspired me – my own life, the fact that mental health is not taken seriously, and I was just googling random stuff about mental health and I found out how many kids die because of it. So I wanted to write a book. 😅 There is no big oh my god story 😅😅

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  50. Haha that’s great! I watch loads of movies so I barely read. I just read like once in a blue moon, but when I do, I read like 3 to 4 books consecutively. If I were in offline school I’d read a book a week, but I’ve just lost the habit of reading! I better brush up!
    Right now I’m in 9th grade , btw!
    ✨ Cheers!

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  51. You’re welcome!! & ikr… I surely know that I’m not alone in this ‘teenage’ journey. And we should definitely get talking!!😁😉 Luv ya too❤

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  52. Congratulations! This is such an accomplishment and you should be so proud of yourself! Putting yourself out there is nerve wracking and you’re doing an amazing job!

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  53. Aahhh I am late to the party 👀. But CONGRATULATIONS on 1k!!!! 🎊🎊🎊🎊🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳You deserve it and many more followers to come!!! 😍💖💖💖 I have questions 👀

    1) Not a question but you’re awesome!! 🥺💖💖💖💕
    2) What inspires you to come up with such amazing blog post ideas? 🥺
    3) What’s your favourite dish? 🤔

    That’s all I can think up for now 😛. Again huge congratulations Ashmita!!! 💖💖💕

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  54. Congrats gurl. Many more to you. Can’t wait to read about what your life experiences; i.e., what you went through and how you got yourself out of it.
    My question: what spurs you on to face each day? 😍

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  55. Ahh thank you soo much!! That means a lot to me!
    What spurs me on? 🤔 …haha. that’s a really tough question and something I haven’t really thought of. But I think what spurs me on is that the little moments that are waiting for me round the corner ✨

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  56. Ahh thank you soo much! That is such an amazing question and I think my answer might be unsatisfactory 😅 but here you go-
    I think what spurs me on are the little moments which I know are waiting for me around the corner. And when I just too down to think positive, I tell myself that each step gets me one step closer to my dream and that if I don’t work now, someone somewhere who has the same dream is going to take it from me. So yeah. Thankx for your question 😄

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  57. Thank you! Haha don’t worry. You will get there! Honestly I didn’t believe this either. A few months ago I had only two followers – my best friend and me following myself 😂🤦 sure! I will go follow you!🏃‍♀️ Good luck!

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  58. Ahhhh omg!!! Soo many emojis!!!!!!! 🥺🥺🥺🥺🤧🤧🤧🤧🤧🤧😭😭 ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thank you soo much!!! And you have been gone such a long while!!! I am seeing you after a while now!!

    1) omg thank you soo much for your words 🥺😭🤧❤️❤️ you are amazing and gorgeous 💖
    2) I have no idea haha. Boredom I think. 😂😅😅
    3) I don’t know. Anything with cheese ofc. Chocolate and ice cream. Hands down. Okay, now I am curious but what’s yours?

    Thank you soo much once again!!! For everything and the questions 🥰

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  59. Hii di… just now I sign in and firstly i saw your blog… it is amaaazingggg. I really like it. I wanna be like you. Can you give me some tips to become a good blogger like you???

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  60. Very big congratulations dear!
    Glad to read your content.

    I’m sreenadh
    I’m a blogger and farmer.
    My website name is https://sreenadhraj.com/
    Where I share blogging tips and online money making tricks.
    I’m always ready to engaging with my friends!
    Wanna be friends?

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  61. Congratulations🥳 you made 1000 followers but can you tips me for my blog because I made it many months ago and I don’t have much friends to share that’s why and really I don’t have any paid program actually I don’t have the money so if you like so you say me how can I have more follower , answer my comment , if you have no problem

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