Guest Post On Aha!NOW & GEMS Of The ABC – April 2015

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Gems of Aha!NOW April 15 and guest post opportunity for all

Do you like change? Do you appreciate when changes happen or are you apprehensive about making changes?

I personally consider change as a constant. That means change happens all the time.

In fact, if you do not change with time, you fall behind time.

So, you should keep checking on what’s working or not, sniffing on what’s new or promising, and re-orienting your strategy for success.

You must be like Sniff and Scurry, or it is not bad if you even be like Haw.

Are you familiar with these names? If not, then you should read the book “Who moved my cheese?” by Spencer Johnson.

Harleena and I, keep making changes at Aha!NOW as per the need of the time.

It is our constant endeavor to move the “Cheese Station” near you, so you are always content and happy.

(If you are getting bugged by the names and terms I am using, you better open up that Wikipedia link and read it! 🙂 )

This GEMS post is mostly about the changes that we are making at Aha!NOW and the ABC (Aha!NOW Blog Community).

After you read through, I would love to have your feedback in the comments section. Believe me; they are so crucial for us to make the changes as per your expectations and liking.

Opening The Doors To Guest Posting For All

Surprised?

This is the biggest change we have made since we started this blog, more than four years back. But we thought it is time to give back and share the love with everyone.

Now, we are opening the doors to all interested people (for a limited period), and it does not matter if they are regular visitors of Aha!NOW or not, or even, whether they are bloggers or not!

Isn’t this good news? Click this link to learn all about it.

You too can now write for Aha!NOW without having to top the leaderboard or earn any required number of reward points.

In short, you are welcome to write for us, with no strings attached!

I know you must be wondering why these changes, so let me explain about it all.

Why We Believe In Giving Back

Frankly, in the initial years Aha!NOW had few fans and followers. Moreover, the blog did not have an impressive rank. After all, it was new, and things take the time to grow.

But we had some bloggers who were regular visitors, and we wanted to reward them. So, they were sent special invitations to write for us and we had guest posts once a month.

Gradually, the blog started to rank better, and we had more visitors. But we did not want to have too many guest posts on Aha!NOW, as we considered it as our personal blog. Therefore, we were very selective.

When we started the ABC a bit more than six months back, we rewarded the most active community members with guest posts.

However, things have changed now.

Thankfully, the ABC is flourishing and Aha!NOW is ranked much better and becoming popular.

This is all because of your love and support in all these years. We feel grateful to you.

Honestly, we felt bad to deny guest post opportunities to regular Aha!NOW visitors and ABC members, who kept requesting us to allow them to guest post.

In the previous GEMS post, we announced opening the guest posts for all but with a condition of earning a fixed number of reward points.

With time, we realized that not every well-wisher and community member can remain active in the blog or community, as per our earlier guest posting conditions.

Even if the community members earned the guest opportunity, what about the Aha!NOW regulars?

What about the ardent social media followers, the blogging buddies, the non-blogging lots, and the countless guest blogging requests, which we receive every day?

We felt bad denying these requests and guest blogging opportunity to all of them. It certainly wasn’t being fair and probably made us appear to be arrogant.

So, we decided to go for the BIG change.

This decision was fueled by the generosity of Harleena, who now considers Aha!NOW not as her personal blog, but more as the blog of all its well-wishers.

You have a right to guest post on Aha!NOW because you are one of the reasons for its success!

guest post giveaway banner of Aha!NOW

The Results of Giving Guest Post Opportunities To All

Actually, we loved coming to this conclusion as it liberated us.

It feels good within because now we are not holding on to something that people want and denying them happiness. Now, we can give something that can make you happy.

Not to mention that we do have our selfish interests, as we will receive immense happiness, since giving is caring and loving. These are the roots of happiness, aren’t they?

The Aha!NOW blog audience will receive more quality posts from bloggers and non-bloggers from all over the world, presenting their varied views and experiences.

You will have a lot to read at Aha!NOW – probably it may become your daily stopover! 🙂

One consequence that we are aware of is that we will have to work more, as we will now be posting thrice a week, which means working round the clock.

But that is okay, as we look at the brighter side of things and focus on the positives.

To make things better, there are more changes on the ABC.

Equality, Fraternity, Liberty – Making The ABC More Awesome

All are equal on the ABC. Every member is free. We are all bonded in love and care for each other.

This is certainly what makes the ABC different from the other blog and blogging communities.

Aha!NOW and the ABC are founded on the human principles and values of compassion, care, and concern.

That is why we have such awesome community members, who shower their love and support to the old, as well as new members.

In a step towards making everyone equal and free, we are abolishing the system of awarding reward points too, after the removal of the leaderboard.

No points. No badges. No discrimination. No restrictions.

Sounds good?

Read the forthcoming announcement post on the ABC for details.

One thing I can tell you now is that we are closing the Community Groups along with the group forums.

The Best Of The Gems

Before the community groups become a thing of the past, I would take this opportunity to honor the two gems of the ABC, who had helped us in moderating the community groups on the ABC.

They are Rohan Chaubey from RohanChaubey.Blogspot.in and Ikechi Awazie from AwazieIkechi.com.

Photo of Ahaians Ikechi and Rohan

Though Rohan had the responsibility of managing and moderating his “Tech Tricks” community group only, he volunteered to assist in maintaining the other community groups as well, which the other group admins couldn’t keep up with, due to their own personal reasons.

Ikechi did a good job of maintaining and managing the “Be An Inspiration” community group very regularly.

We could not have kept up the groups without the help of these two splendid gems of the ABC.

So, congratulations Rohan and Ikechi for doing such a wonderful job with the groups – sheer gratitude from the ABC.

The Commenting Gems

Aha!NOW receives many comments, and that is all because of the real relationships build with bloggers over time.

We are truly grateful to these wonderful commenters, who are the special gems of Aha!NOW.

Here are the top 30 commenting gems of Aha!NOW for the month of March, 2015.

There are more commenting gems, who are not featured here, but they are all important as well. They have all received a special thank you mail from us.

We also want to thank the “invisible” gems, who visit the blog, read the posts and then share them on the social media. Thank you for promoting Aha!NOW to your fans and followers!

The ABC Mentions

We love the posts that mention and feature the ABC. That is why we feature them in this special section.

In the previous month, the following bloggers helped spread the awareness of the ABC.


Naveen Kumar posted the interview of Ahaian Rohan Chaubey “Interview With Young Talented Blogger Rohan Chaubey – A Man Behind Learning With TeamSR” on his blog, where Rohan mentioned the ABC.


Hadharm Hiidee posted “Why Duplicating Content Will Make You A Laughingstock” on his blog, where he talked about the Aha!NOW Blog Community (ABC).


Luana Spinetti included the ABC in her post “9 Untapped Online Content Promotion Channels” on her blog.


Let me know if I have missed your post where you mentioned the ABC. I will surely include that in the next month’s GEMS post.

Do visit these posts and check out the entire blogs – you never know it may contain some hidden treasure that you were looking for!

Are You Ready For The Boom

On a different note, I am happy to announce that Aha!NOW is mobile-friendly as per Google’s mobile-friendly test. Are you also doing what it takes to do to make your blog mobile-friendly?

The last date is approaching near, as its set for April 21, 2015.

Screenshot of Google's Mobile-Friendly test of Aha!NOW

In the meantime, the mobile traffic at Aha!NOW has already increased by about 25%! I am sure it is going to make a big difference if you make your blog mobile and tablet ready.

With more posts, visitors, community activities, and changes, we are all set to make Aha!NOW and the ABC boom!

Are you with us?

If you have not registered with the ABC, you can register here.

If you too want to avail guest blogging opportunity on Aha!NOW, then click here.

We will give preference to the long-time Aha!NOW regular visitors and followers, and even the ABC members. We will accept only quality guest posts.

However, we still have space for non-ABC members and those who are not regular visitors of Aha!NOW. Not to forget, even the people who are not bloggers.

Wishing you all a great weekend! Happy Easter to those celebrating it! 🙂

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Over To You –

What are your thoughts about change in general, and the changes on Aha!NOW and the ABC? Are you happy with them? Do you want to avail the guest blogging opportunity on Aha!NOW? Share in the comments.



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  1. Chandrika

    August 26, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Hi,
    Your article is so nice….Blogging can be like music – lots of different voices, one is not necessarily better than the other, just different. I enjoy the differing views on the same subject, don’t you? Giving your writing a voice is what it is all about to me.

  2. Mi Muba

    April 7, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Hi Vinay and Hello Harleena

    First of all thanks a lot for the mention though I am not as much regular here as I used to be a few weeks ago but still I don’t get satisfaction from my online interaction without visiting here. This is the most natural online community I have ever seen and this is because of Harleena your organic presence across the blogosphere.

    This is a good news for struggling bloggers like me that your doors are open for all interested guest authors who want an awesome platform to expand their outreach by delivering quality contents. I hope a huge lot would be taking the benefit of this mouth-watering offer.

    I am also thinking nowadays to invite guest authors but then think still I need to up the level of my blog to attract more awesome bloggers to deliver value to the very active community of my blog. It is a rule that higher the authority of a blog more valuable bloggers take interest to be guest author on it.

    Thanks a lot for this generous offer and once again brought the best benefit to your proactive blog community.

  3. Hassaan Khan

    April 7, 2015 at 1:28 am

    Vinay Sir,

    It’s a great piece of announcement + engagement methodology. I haven’t seen anyone doing this kind of post or even update on the blog.
    And a great step to open the Guest Posting on Aha!Now… I’m surely going to submit my guest post.

  4. Corina Ramos

    April 6, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Hello Harleena and Vinay,

    Wow, Aha!Now keeps getting better and better! This is a great opportunity for bloggers to shine and on such a great place like this blog!

    Thank you for recognizing me as ne of your top commenters. It’s always a pleasure coming by and reading your posts. I’m looking forward to meeting your upcoming guests. Here’s to your continued success! Have a great week.

    Cori

  5. Sylviane Nuccio

    April 6, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Hi Vinay and Harleena,

    I think it’s great that you opened the invitation to guest post for everyone, and I was honored to do that 2 years ago already. Times fly.

    At my blog I do guest blogging by invitation only, and I love it this way, as I can better control the situation, but my blog has a different purpose than yours, of course.

    Congratulations on your successful blog.

    You have a great weekend.

  6. Dr. Diana Hardy

    April 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    I was excited to know about the stars of last month. Aha now is a good platform for that bloggers who have ability to produce useful and good quality content. I recommend this giveaway to all new and professional bloggers.

  7. Nanda Rahmanius

    April 6, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Hi Vinay,

    First of all, thank you for mentioning me here. Greatly appreciated. 🙂

    I like the changes on this site. It was like adapting to achieve larger goals. I like your idea about guest bloggers. I also hope to contribute here when I finish my article. It will take some time but I will do my best! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chances, Vinay.
    Have a great day! 🙂

    ~Nanda

  8. Gurpreet Dhillon

    April 5, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    This is really big announcement and also this is great opportunity for those who have great writing skills and want to spread their words between huge audience.Aha!Now is always a great way to reach out maximum audience to listen your words.
    I will sure try my hands to write for Aha!Now.

  9. Sherman Smith

    April 5, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Hey Vinay,

    I really like this idea of allowing others who comment on Aha-now to do guest post even though they’re either not part of the ABC community, or they’re like me, just haven’t found the time to engage with the community although they comment on aha a lot! But that’s one thing I like to add. There are others like me and you will definitely do them justice in allowing them to do guest post. It makes it a win/win for everyone!

    I look forward to all of this when it takes place! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Hema Unnoop

    April 5, 2015 at 4:57 am

    Hello Vinay and Harleena. I am truly inspired by the level of commitment and dedication you guys have here in creating such a community and also making a difference in the lives of many. I can this change is being welcoomed by many. It’s really good to see the opportunity to guest post. I know I am knew to Aha and still not sure if I’m doing things right but I am sure trying my level best to connect as much as I can and it’s definitely doing me a lot of good. I thank you both wholeheartedly for creating such a community. Stay blessed and see you around:)

  11. Ilka Emig

    April 4, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Dear Harleena and Vinay!

    Thank you for letting us know about your thoughts. I would say that this blog is a fantastic success story. And your concern and constant care for the blog but also us readers is what makes it so successful. You are right that some things work at a special time and then when times change other things work. Change is a constant. Well said!

    Thank you, Ilka

  12. Yvonne I. Wilson

    April 4, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Hi Vinay

    Firstly, congratulations to you and Harleena on the work that you are doing here at Aha!NOW. I share your sentiment that the success of this blog overtime came as a result of those who actively participated in the community and helped to share it with others, thus improving its ranking and popularity.

    Secondly, there is an old saying, “if it ain’t broke why fix it.” To a large extent that is true. However, glad that you both have decided to do away with the leader board, the point system and even the group. You mentioned the word discrimination in your post and it takes guts and courage to recognise it and then openly alluding to it.

    Due to my own busy work schedule, I became a ‘victim’ of the old system and so I am very pleased that you have decided to institute the changes that is reflective of freedom and liberty for all.

    I am confident that you will do everything possible to ensure that good quality is maintained in the guest posts here at Aha!NOW.

    My very best wishes to everyone for the extraordinary effort and time you have taken to help make ABC what it is today. I will continue to give my support, comment etc as time permits me to do so.

    Have a blessed weekend.

  13. Steven J Wilson

    April 4, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Hey Harleena,

    Wow, seems like everyone is introducing changes right about now.

    I think it is awesome what you are doing for your readers.

    You have accomplished a lot in 4 years with the growth of your blog and the strong community you’ve build.

    I am sure these changes will be awesome and I’m looking forward to experiencing them for myself 🙂

    Steve




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