May 1, 2017
a to z challenge

This was my first time participation in April A to Z Challenge and I am proud to say that I survived.

Though, it wasn’t easy- Writing a Blog everyday, Reading other Blogs and Sharing Blog love. Daily Blogging needs persistent efforts and on top of everything, Time management.

Preparing and writing a Blog daily helped me not to waste single moment of my day.


A to Z challenge also revealed some interesting facts to me-

I do not need much Sleep that I thought I do.

I can also perform well under pressure.

I can accommodate my Blog into my daily routine without missing on anything else.


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However, I must say that I would not be possible without the continuous push from ever supporting community, Blogchatter. It did not let us loose our motivation and boosted us to stay high.

Right from the beginning of 2017, I wanted to follow MINIMALISM but the path was not clear- Why I need it? How to do it?  A to Z challenge helped me to chart out my own path to adapt to Minimalist Lifestyle. Now, every If and but is clear in my mind.

I met so many new Bloggers and some with really inspired me with interesting themes. Few of my favorites are:

Tina –  Easy Desserts

Preethi – Writing a Novel

Shailja – Microfiction using Oxymororns

Purfft girl – Voices

Dr. Roshan – Real Life heroes

Anmol Rawat – Short Horror Stories

Amrita – A to Z of Fruits

Parul Stories from everyday life


There are many Blogs I wanted to read but could not. I will now catch up with all.


I’m grateful for the many visitors who supported and encouraged through this month. Thank you everyone and Cheers to all of us!

Come and join Quoted Stories

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We look forward to reading your posts!


Open every fortnight-



  1. It will be a Fortnightly Linky party which will go Live on 1st and 15th of every Month.
  2. No limit on word count- The quote can be typed or a graphic. The quote can be parenting related, inspirational, funny, sarcastic – anything you like.
  3. Linky will remain open for 10 days i.e. 25th March.
  4. Rohan & I will select our respective favorite quote to feature on the following link up. We will also tweet the favorite quotes!
  5. By Joining the linky you are giving us permission to email and or tweet you a weekly reminder.
  • You will get a comment from at least one of the hosts on the post you link up
  • We will give you a little shout out on Twitter



  1. Write a new post and mention the Quote you are writing around.
  2. You can use the prompts or use your own favorite quote:
    • Be Careful with your words, once they are said, they can be forgiven but not forgotten – Carl Sandburg
    • People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it’s simply necessary to love – Claude Monet
    • Follow your heart but take your brain with you – Alfred Adler
  3. Add the #QuotedStories badge to the HTML / Text portion in your post -or- a back link to “” or “”. Send us a message on twitter if you’re stuck, we’re here to help!
  4. Comment on both hosts posts and on a post before yours. That’s only 3! More is always a bonus! It would be easy to track if you to use #QuotedStories while commenting.
  5. After you link up, tag us for a retweet: @LifeBioscope @RohanK01 & include #QuotedStories

INSTALOVE: You can also post your QuotePicture on your Instagram wall using hashtag #QuotedStories . Do tag me @life_through_my_bioscope and I will shout-out the most loved quote in the next linkup post.

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  • Reply Upasna July 28, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Hello, Thanks for reading my content.I too get Spam comments but I use Akismet.

  • Reply Upasna June 23, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Thanks for the appreciation. Starting a blog is not a big thing when it’s comes to maintaining the blog it needs consistent efforts and continuous learning. I started another Blog in just 1 hour

  • Reply Upasna June 23, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks . Do checkout my other Blog

  • Reply May 27, 2017 at 1:40 am

    Good info. Lucky me I ran across your blog by chance (stumbleupon).

    I have book-marked it for later!

    • Reply Upasna May 28, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks a lot for your inspiring words. Hope to see you around.

  • Reply Upasna May 24, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Thanks a lot fot your kind words. it’s a paid theme from solopine. Keep visiting to read and provide your feedback.

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  • Reply Mayuri Nidigallu May 4, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Congratulations on completing the A to Z, Upasna! I enjoyed your theme and posts:)
    Linked up with Quoted Stories:)

    • Reply Upasna May 4, 2017 at 7:44 am

      Thanks a lot Mayuri. I missed your delicacies at the end, need to bookmark them. Thanks for linking up this time too. I really appreciate.

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  • Reply JazzFeathers May 3, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Congratulation on finishing the challenge! And I say, wha you pointed out at the beginning of the post is what I learned the first time I took part in the challenge, three years ago. It was an eye-opener in terms of what I needed (and wanted) to do with my blog.

    And wow! You have already writting your Reflextion post. I need to get a move on!
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    • Reply upasna May 6, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      Thanks Jazz. Congrats to you too for completing the challenge on a high note. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply Shailaja Vishwanath May 3, 2017 at 7:34 am

    I enjoyed doing the A-Z this year and was so happy to read your posts on one of my favourite subjects: Minimalism. I’ve got a lot to catch up on so I will try and do that ASAP. Thank you for the shout out. I really appreciate it.
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    • Reply Upasna May 3, 2017 at 11:26 am

      Your micro fiction posts were just great read. Thanks. I hope you can link up here.

  • Reply Maitreni Mishra May 3, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Congrats on completing the challenge so beautifully dear 🙂 Well done!

    • Reply Upasna May 3, 2017 at 11:25 am

      Thanks a lot Maitreni. Happy to see you here.

  • Reply Anmol Rawat May 2, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Congratulations first of all for completing the challenge. It’s not an easy thing to do. Yes, I guess that Blogchatter and A to Z Challenge has helped us all achieve something we did not know we were capable of.
    And thank you so much for the mention. I’m so glad you liked my posts.
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    • Reply Upasna May 3, 2017 at 11:34 am

      Thanks Anmol and congrats to you too. You are right, A to Z pushed me to get better everyday.

  • Reply Dr Roshan Radhakrishnan May 2, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks for the encouragement 🙂 it’s been one hell of a month, hasn’t it?
    So many wonderful diverse themes!
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    • Reply Upasna May 6, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      Yes Roshan, It was a challenging Month. I still need to read so many good posts.

  • Reply Irfan May 2, 2017 at 9:23 am

    writing one post everyday for AtoZ series is itself something to cheer about, you have to do that with all those daily “to-do list”….
    though I could read only couple of your last posts of this series, but I am genuinely happy being here…
    keep going Upasna 🙂
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    • Reply Upasna May 24, 2017 at 10:41 am

      Thanks for reading and the appreciation Irfan. Hard work when pays it feel like a winner. It gave me a chance for publishing my first E-Book

  • Reply Amrita Basu (Misra) May 1, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Thanks Upasana for the mention.Glad yout liked my fruit posts.Will be catching up with the linky .

    • Reply Upasna May 24, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Thanks Amtita. I wish you to linkup this time as we have fun parenting prompts. 2 days left.

  • Reply Tina Basu May 1, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Thank you so much Upasana, I am so glad you liked all the desserts. I loved your tips on minimalism too. Congratulations on completing the Challenge. Hugs.
    Tina Basu recently posted…Zest for Life – Step 26 to Leading a Meaningful Life #AtoZChallenge Finale PostMy Profile

    • Reply Upasna May 24, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Hey Tina, your desserts will help me a lot. I am setting up a new blog dedicated to Minimalism. Will be sharing it soon. Thanks. I hope you to linkup with Quoted Stories as it’s parenting prompt this time

  • Reply Parul May 1, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Thank you so much for the mention Upasna! So kind of you. Congrats on completing your first challenge . Must have been so much fun.
    Parul recently posted…Gratitude List – April 2017My Profile

    • Reply Upasna May 24, 2017 at 10:46 am

      Yes Parul it was fun…it gave me clear path to follow Minimalism. I am really glad I participated in the challenge. Keep visiting.

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