5 Reasons Why I Love Blogging

reasons-why-i-love-blogging-iconIt has been years since I set foot in the blogging world and I still find it equally interesting and lovable. In fact, I consider blogging to be one of the most productive tasks I do online. I started Wall of Wonders in 2012 and since then, this blog has flourished and has taken me along in its growth.

Whether you post regularly or randomly, with research or just freshly out of your mind, blogging can be a really fruitful penchant for you! So here are the top 5 reasons why I love blogging so much and why you should start your own blog right now.

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How I Spent the Christmas of 2016

About a month ago, in November, just before the end-term exams, our batch was told that this winter, extra classes will be scheduled for us and the winter break (earlier scheduled from December 25th onwards) has been postponed till December 31st. Being a hosteler, this meant I had to stay in the college during the beautiful holiday season… The thought was disheartening.

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18 Beautiful & Crafty Christmas Card Designs

18-beautiful-and-crafty-christmas-card-designs-iconWith warm greetings of the season, here is a collection of some uniquely crafty and creative Christmas cards. These are great examples of using a bit of clever craft work to add elegance to design.

If you are looking for a distinctive Xmas card idea, be sure to also check my post, 15 Creative DIY Christmas Card Ideas.

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Designer Problems: Hilarious Comic Portraying Everyday Problems Faced by Designers

designer-problems-comic-by-creative-market-icon#DesignerProblems comics (by Creative Market) show the weird problems designers face everyday. Written and illustrated by Seth Roberts and Brian Hawes, they depict the various sides of life in the designer zone – be it the dilemma of choosing a good font or satisfying crazy requests from the client, they cover it all in a way which is both clever and funny.

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Creative DIY Cristmas Trees

Christmas is near and one of the best parts of the festival is a jolly-looking Christmas tree. For the people who want to make the holidays even more special, a DIY Christmas tree is a great project. And it definitely makes your Christmas tree to be one of a kind!

So, here are some really creative and out of the box Xmas tree ideas…

Christmas Tree Made of Books

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Won the Unisys Campus Connect Tech Masters Quiz

Unisys recently conducted the Tech Masters Quiz contest in our college on November 22, and I am glad to say that our team bagged the first position. The quiz had questions related to the field of Information Technology. I and my teammate, Ajay, got merit certificates and gift voucher from Amazon worth 5000 INR.

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Me and Ajay after the contest

The quiz was held in two rounds – preliminary written round followed by the finals. Our team was announced to be the highest scorer in the preliminary round (23 out of 25 questions correct). We went on stage with high hopes for the final round, along with seven other teams.

After a lot of intriguing questions from various topics (computer security, web design, programming, networking, and so on), we again emerged as the top scorers.

Unisys Tech Masters Quiz - Certificate and Prize
Certificate and Prize

I have always found myself concerned about technical trivia and it paid lot that day! It was an awesome experience.

Harry Potter Themed Christmas Tree Decorated by Kathryn Burnett Creates Magic

If you love Harry Potter and Christmas, please stop what you’re doing and behold this magical tree. Kathryn Burnett (from Seaham, England) has decorated this Xmas tree with various Harry Potter ornaments and paraphernalia.

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The tree is covered in Harry Potter decorations, ranging from the Hogwarts trunk under the tree, all the way up to the Sorting Hat with a Cornish pixie on top. Here are some pictures… Continue reading

Lifelike Origami Art by Spanish Artist Gonzalo Calvo

Madrid-based origami master Gonzalo Garcia Calvo is able to transform a flat piece of paper into a lifelike three-dimensional intricate artwork. Calvo’s favorite subject matter seems to be expressive animals, though he has created many other objects as well, including an unbelievable violin.

For more amazing origami art, be sure to check out his Flickr!

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Cut-Out Dress Designs Brilliantly Completed With Everyday Objects by Edgar Artis

Edgar Artis is an Armenian fashion illustrator who creates gorgeous dress designs with everyday objects he finds at home. From a dress up made of burnt matchsticks to colorful paper clip garments, Edgar’s ideas give a new perspective to the things we see everyday!

You can find his work on his Instagram account. Some of the ingenious designs are right here.

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10k Apart Contest 2016: Building a Website Under 10KB

There is a very interesting web design contest going on online, called 10k Apart. It puts emphasis on building a website “optimizing every little byte like your life depends on it and ensuring your site can work, no matter what”. Their challenge is to build such an optimized site that your pages load under 10KB size limit! The contest is open till September 30th.

I have participated in the contest and my entry is just as “random” as it gets – it is about randomness! It’s a quite minimally designed, single-page website made with HTML5, CSS3 and some JavaScript, and shows that you can build a pretty site with pretty simple code! It has got some optimization hacks too, like optimized URLs, use of character entities as icons and so on. Very little JS is used with fallback options. Total cost: 7.02 KB. 😀

10k Apart 2016 - My entry "random"

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