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Hurray! This is the anniversary month of Aha!NOW. This time of the year is so exciting because of Thanksgiving, and the follow-up celebrations of Christmas and the New Year’s Eve.
This month, Harleena and I feel like celebrating every day. Not because of our blog, but for the real reason that is responsible for the growth of this blog – the dear community members, commentators, and all the readers, visitors, fans, and followers of Aha!NOW.
We never run out of our gratitude towards you all, and this post is another expression of thanks to YOU.
This is no ordinary post. This is about the gems of Aha!NOW.
GEMs are the Gregarious and Engaging Members of the blog, who devote their valuable time and contribute their precious thoughts and views with each other.
We recognize them and their efforts, and this is a spotlight on all the direct or indirect benefactors of the blog, the gems of Aha!NOW.
Leader Board Topper And The Winner of Guest Post on Aha!NOW
It gives me extreme pleasure to announce that this month’s Aha!NOW Blog Community Leaderboard topper is a 17 year old boy from India, Ahaian Rohan Chaubey.
Rohan joined the ABC in October this year and straight away bagged the top spot of the community with his friendly, generous, and helpful personal qualities.
He has a blog called “Learning With TeamSR”, which is all about helping you learn more about new technologies, social media, programming languages, and personal development.
Though new to blogging, Rohan is already teaching the hacks and tricks to bloggers to make it all easy for them.
Being a student of Engineering helps Rohan to keep abreast of all technological advancements and programming languages. He is also going to start a group on Aha!NOW to help bloggers and non-bloggers alike, related to all aspects of technology.
He earns a giveaway of a guest post on Aha!NOW for this month. Congratulations Rohan, and we all would love to read what you’ve in store for us. 🙂
This month onwards, all Ahaians who have won guest posts by virtue of topping the leaderboard, irrespective of the month of winning, are eligible to create groups on the ABC.
The main purpose of having community groups is to have a small gathering of likeminded people, who can discuss on issues and topics of common interest. It is also about helping each other out.
If you want to seek any solutions to problems and want to know the views of all the members of the community, then you go to the blog forums that cater to all the categories of Aha!NOW.
Winner of a FREE Ad Space on Aha!NOW
The runner-up of the month of October is again the runner-up of the month of November.
He is the gem from Lagos, Ahaian Ikechi Awazie. He blogs at AwazieIkechi.com and teaches people to be a light to the world.
His posts are inspiring and he proved that by his guest post on Aha!NOW “5 Destructive Ways To See Yourself As You Truly Are” .
Having won the guest post last month, Ikechi wins one Sidebar button Ad space for one month. You can find that Ad already shining in the sidebar and telling us why our weakness is an asset.
Ikechi is also going to start a group on Aha!NOW, and this is going to be all about inspiration.
The ABC is surely getting exciting with talented people ready to discuss your interests and help you with your problems.
New GEMs of the ABC
Last month, we had two members of the community who carved a special place for themselves with their engagements and interactions.
They are Ahaian Larry Frank from Nigeria and Ahaian Erik Emanuelli from Italy.
Larry has a blog that’s called FlowingTechBlog. It deals with blogging tips, SEO, gadget & web reviews, make money tips, and other tech related tips. And it turned one year old recently, so go ahead and congratulate him! 🙂
Larry’s blog is a one-stop blog for tech geeks, bloggers, writers, and readers alike.
Erik runs a blog called NoPassiveIncome, which gives you information about how to build a passive income, together with blogging, SEO, social media and internet marketing tips.
He also owns a blogging community Klinkk, where you can vote, share, and get your posts promoted to get traffic and build new connections.
More GEMs of the ABC
The Leader Board topper of October was one of the top GEMs in November too. Ahaian Ravi from BloggingLove proved that he was not a one month gem, but a real one that lasts longer. 🙂
Some more community members that need a mention are the proven gems Yvonne I. Wilson and Sasidhar Kareti, and the upcoming active members Vernon Layne, Nathaniel Kidd, and Mi Muba.
I’m sure they will too work their names to the top of the GEMs in the coming months.
There are tens of other lovely Ahaians who have been active and contributed to the community with their knowledge and experience. I’d love to see all of them among the top brass of the ABC.
I thank them all and I love to see their faces on the Aha!NOW homepage as the most recently active community members.
Do Read: GEMS post of October 2014
Other GEMs of Aha!NOW – The Commenting Stars
This is no secret that we consider all the commentators as the precious gems of the blog.
The Top 30 November commentators are:
|1.||Ikechi Awazie dropped 39 awesome comments.|
|2.||Ravi Chahar dropped 22 awesome comments.|
|3.||Nisha Pandey made 17 awesome comments.|
|4.||Rohan Chaubey made 11 awesome comments.|
|5.||Swadhin Agrawal dropped 10 awesome comments.|
|6.||Maxwell Ivey dropped 9 awesome comments.|
|7.||Nathaniel Kidd dropped 7 awesome comments.|
|8.||Carol Amato made 6 awesome comments.|
|9.||Adrienne made 6 awesome comments.|
|10.||Michael Gregory II dropped 6 awesome comments.|
|11.||Angela McCall dropped 5 awesome comments.|
|12.||Corina Ramos made 5 awesome comments.|
|13.||donna merrill made 5 awesome comments.|
|14.||Sasidhar Kareti made 5 awesome comments.|
|15.||Chery Schmidt dropped 5 awesome comments.|
|16.||Dr. Nicolas Rao dropped 4 awesome comments.|
|17.||Yvonne I. Wilson dropped 4 awesome comments.|
|18.||Larry Frank dropped 4 awesome comments.|
|19.||Ahsan made 4 awesome comments.|
|20.||Balroop Singh dropped 4 awesome comments.|
|21.||lisa thomson dropped 4 awesome comments.|
|22.||Dennis Seymour dropped 4 awesome comments.|
|23.||Reginald Chan made 4 awesome comments.|
Vernon Layne made 4 awesome comments.
|25.||Carolyn Nicander Mohr made 4 awesome comments.|
|26.||Enstine Muki dropped 4 awesome comments.|
|27.||Don Purdum made 3 awesome comments.|
|28.||Neamat Tawadrous dropped 3 awesome comments.|
Harish Kumar dropped 3 awesome comments.
|30.||Kerry dropped 3 awesome comments.|
Thank you the Top 30 commentators and all the other commentators who visit Aha!NOW and share their wisdom with everybody. More importantly, they spend a part of their valuable time on Aha!NOW to make it more precious.
Thank you ALL – the audience of Aha!NOW and the members of the ABC. You’re awesome!
Don’t Miss: GEMS post of November 2014
Grateful Mentions of the ABC
During the past month, the ABC was mentioned by a few bloggers in their blog posts.
Harleena and I are grateful for the mentions and here they are:
Sasidhar Kareti posted on his blog this post – “Grateful for being selected as the ‘New GEM’ of Aha-Now Blogging Community for the month of October 2014”
Nathaniel Kidd included ABC on his Blog Round-Up post – “Blog Round-UP: Week of November 21, 2014”
P.V. Ariel wrote about the award he received on Men’s Day – “A Priceless Gift From AhaNOW On International Men’s Day”
Yvonne I. Wilson mentioned the ABC in her post – “Enstine Muki, Harleena Singh are C.H.E.A.P Bloggers and 6 Others As EMB Stars Guest Post Winners”
Anniversary Month of Aha!NOW
As I mentioned in the beginning, December is the anniversary month of our blog, as Aha!NOW was founded on Christmas, 25th December 2010.
We would like to make Aha!NOW and the ABC more special to you. You can help us by telling us how we can improve and serve you better.
Did you notice the change in the blog logo? There’s more to come. Almost every day you’ll notice some change or the other to make the blog and your browsing experience better.
For those who have been a member of the ABC for some time and have something to say about it, we request them to use the testimonial form available in the sidebar when they log in to share their views.
Okay, we have a special Giveaway for one and all.
Today, on Cyber Monday, we are giving 50% discount on all banner advertisements, sponsored, and review posts on Aha!NOW. Yes, we are starting with review and sponsored posts from December, so stay tuned. 🙂
Those interested can view the Advertise page and contact me through the contact form. We’d be a little generous and let this offer remain valid till Tuesday (tomorrow) evening ONLY because of the different time zones.
Last but not the least, Aha!NOW has basked in the glory and now we would like the ABC to shine in the sun of popularity.
This cannot be done without your help and support.
We would be grateful if you can oblige us and answer the questions given below. Many thanks, and have a great end to this fabulous year. 🙂
Over to You –
What changes, improvements, and additions would you like on the blog, and the Aha!NOW Blog Community? If you’ve not become a member of the ABC yet, what stops you from becoming one and what would it take us to make you one? 🙂 I’d love you answer to this one. Share in the comments.