Getting Personal: A BLOG + LIFE UPDATE

Apr 26 2015

Hello everyone. Its been a marathon of posts about blogging, photography and design for the past four months, so I just decided to sit down and have a general chat with you all today. 

Well, its been over close to an year and a half since I started this little web space of mine. I had just moved into a foreign country and one evening after a visit to the beauty heaven called Sephora, a little google search led me to the world of beauty blogging and that’s how it all started – PinkPot became the place to ramble about my love for beauty and style. Somewhere after four months into blogging, while doing my own blog design, I realized how much I loved the whole designing and coding process. Well, given my technical background in software engineering, this was not a surprise. However, it was the creative aspect that came along with the designing that I seemed to enjoy a LOT. My passion for design also led me to start my Etsy design shop – PinkPot Designs – less than three months ago. 
Over the past few months, things here have changed a bit from where it started. The core of my content has shifted towards design, photography and blogging, and this was only natural as my interaction and interest in these subjects increased gradually. Whatever I learn, I love to share with you to make this blog more purposeful and resourceful – A place to foster a creative community where everyone shares and learns. I have exciting things in the coming few months for my blog and my design venture, all of which I will share with you very soon. 
On a personal note, I am going to India, Yay!! I haven’t seen my family in over 10 months now, so I will be heading home to India this Monday and will be spending my time there for a good three weeks. I am really looking forward to this trip and I hope to share details and photographs from my trip very soon! 
Its feels good to just sit down and chat generally about life with you all – light-hearted, fun and personal. May be I should do this more πŸ™‚ 
Happy Sunday πŸ™‚ 

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  • Georgie Lowen

    I love your blog layout. It is so fresh and clean – something that I always want to achieve. You clearly love doing it.

    Also, that is so lovely that you are going to India to see your family, I have always wanted to go. So you better share lots of photographs on your return.




  • You are fab at designing! I was good with blogger but wordpress is a whole new thing! I did software engineering too πŸ˜€ also enjoy india! I'm going in August haha


  • Love love your blog! Have a fab time in India πŸ™‚ x

    Everything But The Kitchen Sink

  • Miss Sarah Spy

    I'm so happy you created PinkPot. Where abouts in India are you from? I'd love to go and visit my family there

  • Definitely do this more! I love reading personal/life posts so, so much and I think it really injects a lot of personality into your blog. x

  • I liked this chatty post. You should keep us updated! It's nice to hear about your life. Have fun on your trip home <3

  • I have not seen my family back home in the states in 7 years now, I am so home sick. I know what you mean in a shift of blogging. My blog is really lifestyle, but sometimes my posts seem to be about blogging, design, etc.

  • I loved reading a little about your life. I think it's so admirable how you have gotten your blog & shop up on their own feet, how you're making something out of your passions! Have a safe, love & fun filled trip back home <3

    Sofia |

  • This is so very exciting- congratulations for you and good work πŸ™‚

  • I love it when bloggers have small chatty posts that give a glimpse into what's happening in their lives. I hope you have lots of fun in India!

    blush and simplicity

  • Detuke

    Hope you got to India safely, was wondering why you hadn't replied my last e-mail but I guess you've been busy getting ready for your trip! Please reply them as soon as possible. Posts like these are a breath of fresh air, gives your readers a sneak peek into your personal life.

  • Have a lovely time with your family Chaitra! Nice to relax and unwind a bit from the internet πŸ™‚

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  • TheDaydreamerDiary

    This post does sound a bit different – and is more than welcome in my book! Lovely to follow the thread of your thoughts, quite simply and spontaneously. Enjoy your time back home, take it all in and I will be looking forward to reading about your next discovery and adventures!

  • Welcome to India…

  • India!! How exciting! Please take heaps of photos πŸ™‚ Have fun! xx

    What Makes Mary
    Mary x

  • πŸ™‚ Thanks so much georgie! I ll definitely try and share some photos..! xx

  • Wow, thanks for such a lovely compliment! You have a great time too shabna !

  • You sweety πŸ™‚ Thank you so much! xx

  • Awww πŸ™‚ Thank you sarah! I am from bangalore in the south πŸ™‚ Yous hould, its a beautiful place! xx

  • Ah so good to hear that taylor, i definitely will! πŸ™‚ Thank you xx

  • πŸ™‚ Thanks holly, I hope you had a great trip as well! Cant wait to catch up with you once i am back! xx <3

  • Thanks πŸ™‚ xx

  • Hi Noor, you should visit your family soon πŸ™‚ yes I really am loving the shift in my niche as i am passionate about the new topics xx

  • Thanks so much kelsey, i am super excited too! πŸ™‚ xx

  • Thank you so much sofia πŸ™‚ I am so glad about it too. I am having fun back here at home, thank you! xx

  • πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot sheri! I am having quite a time here! xx

  • Hi tuke πŸ™‚ Thanks so much. I ll definitely get back to you once I am back from my holiday πŸ™‚ xx

  • Ah such a lovely comment πŸ™‚ Thanks so much and I am so happy that you will be following along! xx

  • Sure i will mary πŸ™‚ Thanks so much! x

  • πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot vicky , so glad to hear you like these posts and I ll be sure to write more of them x

  • Yeah, I could see that shift slowly happening πŸ™‚ You really discovered your forte with the whole design stuff! You are so good at what you do!

    Have fun in India, girl! X

  • Miss Sarah Spy

    My mom is from Kerala which looks beautiful

  • Hope your trip to India is going well! Miss reading your posts!

    Melissa | M is for Melissa

  • Ah thank you so much Melissa πŸ™‚ That means a lot and put a huge smile on my face! πŸ™‚ xx

  • Hi Melissa πŸ™‚ My trip is goin great, thanks so much. And you literally made my day with your comment, I ll be back very soon! <3 Hope you are well sweety, and thank you for being there ever since the beginning xx

  • What a nice update! Definitely checking out your etsy shop and looking forward to your return πŸ™‚

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  • Your blog design is beautiful, I am hopeless with that kind of thing!


  • Rouge Salvatore

    Have a safe trip! You deserve some time off! Will be checking out your etsy shop <3