GEMS of Aha!NOW – December 2014

Table of Contents Leader Board Topper And The Winner of Guest Post on Aha!NOWWinner of a FREE Ad…
Poster of the top gems of ABC and Aha!NOW

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.

Photo of 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 and teaches people to be a light to the world.

Photo of Aha now blog community member Ikechi Awazie

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.

Photo of Ahaians Larry and Erik

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.

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  1. Hi Vinay and Harleena,

    Good to see many blogger friends here, especially Rohan who is a very young and talented. I really loved the guest post he has made.

    Hope to see my name on the list too…. :p

  2. Hi Vinay (and Harleena).

    Thank you for highlighting these fine gems.

    I have not been here as often as I would like, but I know that Aha! Now is a very resourceful community with many contributors.

    I will return to this post soon to connect with more people.

    Thanks for the tips.


  3. Hi All,

    Congrats for all bloggers:) and I see many of blogging friends in the list. Great to see in Gems of AHA.

    I appreciate Harleena Mam for building a such a wonderful community to engage bloggers 🙂

    Soon I’ll be in Gems of Aha next month 🙂 . Coming soon ;p

  4. Hi Vinay and Harleena,

    what a blessing you guys have created on Aha-Now. Even though every article isn’t one I comment on, I read them all!!!

    I really appreciate the community you are creating and thank you for allowing me to be a small part of it!

    ~ Don Purdum

  5. Vinay and Harleena, I must say the benefit appears tantalizing that I see myself become more committed to your community.

    I havent explored your community to the fullest so I wouldn’t say am in the right position to share the advice that’s needed to take your blog to the next level.

    However, with my subsequent post I look forward ro doing that. Thanks for the awesome reward and visibility your platform provides to bloggers.

  6. Hello Vinay and Harleena,
    It’s indeed good to be here after my long absence :). I really did miss being here.

    Wow… Your new logo looks more beautiful and catchy and the themes as well have undergo so positive change. I must say, I am loving the new experiene.

    The mentioned bloggers are awesome and they are doing pretty well for them selves.

    thank you for such a lovely post. have yourself a lovely week ahead

  7. Hey Vinay Kachhara and Harleena,

    Good to see the Gems of Aha-Now for December, 2014.

    Congrats to the four top gems: Rohan Chaubey, Ikechi Awazie, Larry Frank and my great friend Erik Emanuelli.

    My comments this month are low due to the fact that i have been busy with some technical aspects of my online properties.

    I hope i would make it to the top in this new month.

    Take care and have a nice day ahead.

    I will definitely share this on social media.

    Thank you

    -Oloyede Jamiu

  8. Congratulations to Rohan and Ikechi! And I must not forget Larry and Erik. Through their actions they had shown me what really reflect in their hearts. They understand the spirit of ABC and that’s the spirit of support and giving. Vinay and Harleena I’m not surprised how fast ABC is growing. It only takes a glimpses to see how awesome it is then you’ll know that joining us will have a positive impact on your life. I know it has for me.

    Thanks for the mention!

  9. Hi Vinay,
    Yet another wonderful post about the members of AhaNOW!
    Congrats @rohanchaubey for the great win!
    Keep it up my boy you deserve it. Keep going
    Congrats to all other winners too!
    Great service by @admin Harleena and @Vinay
    Thanks to both of them and the team members for their
    wonderful service to the bloggers around the world. 🙂

    Happy to note my name too in!!
    Thanks a lot Vinay for the kind mention
    May you have a great and profitable week ahead
    Keep informed
    ~ Phil

  10. Hi Vinay and Harleena,

    I did notice the change to the theme right away, specifically the logo but then again the footer too. I know you said changes were coming so nice job.

    Wow, 17 years old. I wish computers and the internet were around back when I was that age but if they had been my parents would have never purchased one. Still that’s amazing that he’s doing so well at that age.

    I see some familiar faces here as your newest members too and I see my face as one of the regular commenters for the month. Thank you for that mention too and you two are doing a wonderful job with your blog and your community. I know even bigger things will be in store for the coming year.

    Thank you both for all you do for the blogging world and be sure to enjoy the rest of your week.


  11. Hi Vinay and Harleena,

    Happy 4th Blog Anniversary!!

    Great post and an honor to the whole community and thanks so much for including me in the list of gems.

    My sincere Congratulations goes out to all the four Big winners here on your blog, Rohan Chaubey, Ikechi Awazie, Larry Frank and Erik Emanuelli. You are indeed the great gems here.

    I am very grateful for you Harleena and Vinay and for being part of your amazing community.

    Thanks Vinay and Harleena for a great share and for all what you do to your community. You are Awesome!! Enjoy the rest of your week.

    Be Blessed,


  12. Hi Vinay Kachhara and Herleena,
    Since monday I haven’t been online, I forgot my gadget while going to see a friend which I spent a night at his place. A day off the internet packs alot of work for you the next day.. Lols.

    I never knew you both were this concerned about me, to the extent that you mentioned my anniversary post over here, I really appreciate.

    It feels good being honoured this way, ABC is more or less like a family and I’m really thankful that I could come across it.

    Thanks for the mention once more, and do have a wonderful day ahead you both 🙂

  13. Hi Rohan,

    Congratulations on winning the chance to guest post on Aha!Now!! Looking forward to reading your guest post. 🙂

    Congratulations to you too, Ikechi! 🙂


    Hello Harleena & Vinay,

    Congratulations on the blog Anniversary!! New logo is really Cool! Love the byline ‘Discover Happiness’; suits the blog and the atmosphere in the community. 🙂


    1. Hi Priya ma’am(The master reviewer of the century),

      Thank you so much. I will try my best to write a good post.
      And a BIG thanks for always supporting, sharing and encouraging me.

      Thanks a lot
      – Rohan Chaubey.

  14. Hi Vinay,

    Thanks a lot for mentioning me here again. I was not so active in this month but even after that you have included me in the GEMS is really unexpected to me. I am busy in my studies now a days so don’t have much time to spend here.
    I am amazed that Rohan has achieved his goal. He worked so hard and he deserves to be the top GEM of this month. Ikechi always do his best and again he got it.
    All the other AHA members who worked so hard should be appreciated. I am sure we are going to meet many new people here.
    Thanks for this post.
    Hope you are having a great day.:)

    1. Hi Ravi,

      We missed you so much the previous month. I am sure you will be back to the community once your exams have finished.

      Thank you Ravi for those lovely comments and appreciation. 🙂

      ~ Rohan Chaubey.

  15. Hi Vinay

    First of all big congrats to Rohan to be honored as guest author at this wonderful blog for the next publishing and it will surely boost his readership extra ordinarily.

    And also congrats to Ikechi for getting free ad space after becoming eligible for another great honor and benefit from this blog.

    You are right December is the month of celebration and it is more lovely for you as you stepped in to rule the blogging world in this month.

    December is also month of big discounts and an opportunity for those who want to buy more products with lesser amount.

    I think no one have written a post on “How to take full money benefit from December as blogger?”. Month has already set in so next time it would be a great idea.

    I realize being a little lazy in November because of more focus on writing a product review-like post and reading a few newly released ebooks. But I got to know what are the negative effects of participating lesser in a popular forum during this period.

    Thanks a lot for mentioning and compiling this wonderful and inspiration post of achievements of this blog’s and ABC’s awesome community members.

    1. Hi Mi Muba sir,

      Thank you so much. 🙂 And also congrats to you too for being one of the upcoming active members. 🙂

      Thank you
      – Rohan.

    2. Hi Mi Muba

      You really deserved to be mentioned as a GEM as your contributions have been thought provoking. Thank you for the kind words and you are right about the post for December. That is your specialty prof maybe you should write about the topic. Thanks again and have a nice week.

  16. Hello Vinay sir,

    A wonderful GEMS list again. I love to read GEMS list every month.
    Good to hear about the Anniversary month of Aha!Now. A lot of Congratulations in advance.

    Congrats Rohan for winning guest post opportunity here. This will be great experience for you.

    Congrats to you too Ikechi for winning free Ad space at Aha! Now. Hope, this will be beneficial for you.

    Hi Larry and Erik, This is good to see you both too at GEMS list.

    Thanks Vinay sir for sharing this wonderful post. I am really enjoying this community and glad to be part of this.

    Have a wonderful day ahead all of you!

    1. Hi Nisha ma’am,

      Thank you so much. 🙂 I hope, I do well and I will try my level best.

      And congrats on dropping so many awesome comments which helped us.

      – Rohan Chaubey.

    2. Hi Nisha

      Thank you for the compliment.Congratulations for being a GEM in ABC and for your awesome contributions. I am glad to have met you in this wonderful community. Have a nice week.

  17. hi harleena; well yes i’ve been a little busy lately but hope i can always still manage to be a regular contributor to abc. so many good things came from being part of this group so know you are high on my list. and i have so many good friends here that i would miss too. appreciate all your sharing. you set a great example and inspire me to do better myself. take care my friend. xoxo max

  18. hi rohan; well you wrote a great review and i’m sure it will help spread the word about the ebook. and thanks for the complement. it seemed like it was all i was doing for a few months. 🙂 and i want to remind the rest of the ahaians that if they want to review the ebook just message me your email and I’ll send you a free copy. and if you get something out of the book, a review on my blog or yours would be appreciated as would a small donation if it something you are able to do. just sold second copy. thanks again rohan. you’re a good friend, max

  19. Hi Harleena,

    Congratulations on your four year blogiversary my dear friend! I bet that’s an exciting feelilng.

    And what a treat for your Aha!Now Gems to be recognized this way and for the great prizes…the free ad space is a great prize!

    I hope you’re having a great week! Congratulations once again and I wish you many more successful blogging years!

    Happy Tuesday, I mean Wednesday. Or how about if I put Tuesday/Wednesday to make sure I get the right day :). lol

  20. Hello,

    After a long time I have visited Aha Now. I just want to say congratulations to the all winners, specially to “Ahaian Rohan Chaubey”.

    Good luck..

    ~Dr. Diana

    1. Hi Dr.Diana Ma’am,

      Thanks so much for thinking of me. It was so nice to hear from you.

      ~ Rohan Chaubey.

  21. Hi Vinay and Harleena

    Congratulations on your blog’s 4th anniversary! And what a great way to celebrate and for acknowledging the GEMS! Thank you for all the hard work and the effort you continue to put into making ABC what it is today.

    To all the winners and runner up for your giveaway. Wonderful people with such great spirit of unity. I do appreciate your kind mention of me in this post. Thank you! 🙂 Have a great day/week ahead. Blessings!

  22. Hi Vinay sir,
    How was your weekend? 🙂
    We all wait for this post and see it is up. I would like to congratulate Rohan. He has been doing an fantastic job and he aptly rewarded. I also congratulate Ikechi who is also the winner of the ad spot. I know the happiness and so can feel how happy he must be.

    Thank you for the kind mention of me and other great commentators, yes Erik and Larry have created a feat for themselves. I knew Erik beforehand, he is an awesome guy and likes engaging and building great relationships around.

    Wow, creating groups is a great new power bestowed on the winners, I however doubt their proper functioning unless administered by someone from you both.
    Thanking you.
    Have a great week ahead. 🙂

    1. Hi Swadhin

      Thanks for the kind words. You deserve to be mentioned. Your contributions are awesome just as your blog is so cool. It is people like you that make make ABC shine. So Cheers to you Swadhin

      1. Hi Ikechi, thanks for saying that.
        I really wish I could spend more time here. 🙂

    2. Hi Swadhin,

      Thanks for taking the time to congratulate me and other Gems. I would like to congratulate you too for dropping some awesome comments. I felt glad to be surrounded by so many amazing people.

      It was nice to hear from you.
      – Rohan Chaubey.

  23. Great community, this is what I have been missing out all these while! Now I know why people sticks with Harleena the more, she has succeeded in building a community worth following.

    It’s my first time here in the community and a new member so I am going to make good use of this community.

    To all that won Harleena’s awesome gifts, hats off and looking forward to more!



  24. Hi Bhardwaj

    Thanks you for the kind words and I am humbled by your words. You also deserve much praise as your contributions are wonderful. I also like your blog as it is very engaging. Thank you and have a swell week.

  25. Hi Vinay,

    Indeed awesome post.

    Congrats to both the winners. Rohan is very active and deserves every bit of the winning spot.

    Ikechi is indeed a true gem who pushes every month with his activity.

    Have a great day.

    1. Hi Rohan,

      Thank you for the compliment. 🙂 Thank you for your encouraging comments in the community. I am glad to meet you here. And also I would love to see you as one of the Gems next month. 🙂

      Thanks you.
      ~ Rohan.

  26. I cant wait til I get my chance to be up there! 🙂 Great community you’ve built here Vinay and Harleena! Keep up the great work and congratulations to @rohanchaubeyand @ikman!

    1. Thank you Dennis. And congratulations to you too for posting some awesome comments. I have seen and read your comments… they are to the point and precise. Moreover, they are insightful.

    2. Hi Dennis

      Thank you for the compliment. You are a precious GEM too and I know that you are going to top the Leader board very soon. I will be there to smile and give my congratulations. Have a wonderful week

    3. Thanks @rohanchaubey and @ikman !

      I’ll do my best with the time I can put here and chase you guys hehe.

  27. I’m so happy to be part of Aha-Now community.
    The engagement is genuine and members are kind and helpful.

    Congratulations to @ikman and @rohanchaubey for being top contributors this month.

    Keep up the fantastic job here, Harleena @admin! 🙂

    1. Hi Erik,

      Thank you. And congrats on being the New Gem of Aha!Now. You too are doing good for the community and I get to learn lot of new things from your blog. 🙂

      ~ Rohan Chaubey

      1. Thanks for your reply, Rohan.
        Appreciate your kind words,
        and heading to your blog right now! 🙂

    2. Hi Erik

      Thank you for the mention. You most certainly are a Gem. Your contributions have been great and I have learnt a lot from you blog. Cheers Cheers

  28. Hi Vinay and Harleena

    Hurray for AHA NOW and this really is the season for thanksgiving. I am grateful for a blog that shouldn’t be limited being called a blog but a citadel of Champions. I am grateful to the GEMS, Vinay and Harleena who decided to influence their generation and have constantly been an inspiration in the Blogosphere. You both deserve the honor as you are both awesome and have made AHA a happy home.

    Thank you for mentioning my name as a GEM and I want to say Cheers to all Ahaians. I am greatly humbled and happy to be constantly inspiring every member of ABC.

    Thanks again for the mention and have a wonderful week. Oh and I want to say congratulation to @ravichahar who is busy at the moment but was still able to be make an impact in this community. Congrats Ravi

  29. Hello Harleena and Vinay,

    Congratulations my friends! Wow My entrepreneurial journey began in Dec 2010, Yikes I didn’t even know how to open my emails let alone know what a blog was. LOL

    I love what you have done here with your blog and am grateful to have been invited to be part of your awesome community..

    Thanks & Keep up the good work.. Chery :))

  30. Hi Harleena and Vinay,

    Celebrations! Celebrations and Congratulations! Aha-now is immersed in these words and I can see the celebrations spirit all around here. My heartiest congrats to both of you for the blog anniversary month. I wish more success to this blog, which is touching new heights already and to both of you for the sincere efforts that are being put in.

    Congratulations to all the gems of this month and I am glad to be a part of this gang! I am thankful to you for including my name. Actually Aha-now is the real gem of blogosphere.

  31. Hi Vinay sir and Harleena ma’am,

    I want to thank you both from bottom of my heart for your encouragement and support. No doubt Aha!Now is the prime reason for my development in blogging. The hard work you both do to make this blog and ABC community better and better is clearly visible. The thing which keeps on urging me to be active on Aha!Now is because of the friendly and supportive nature of this community. This is the reason why we call it as family and not just community. 🙂

    Thank you so much Vinay sir for that lovely mention. I will try my best to write an interesting guest post. 🙂 Excited about how the groups are going to be.

    Congratulations Ikechi for winning the second giveaway. And also Thank you for always being supportive and positive towards everyone. 🙂

    Special shoutout to my ABC friends – Nathaniel, A.D. Upchurch, Carol ma’am, Chenna, Soham, Sasidhar, Maxwell, Yvonne, Ravi, Swadhin, Vernon, Larry, Mi Muba sir, Nisha ma’am, Philip sir, Rohan, Priya ma’am, Vishnu, Kathi ma’am and many more.

    You all have positively influenced me in some or the other way. Thanks a lot for being a good friend.

    I am grateful for everything. Thank you. 🙂
    Rohan Chaubey.

    1. Hi Rohan

      Congratulation on being the top leader board for November and you truly are a GEM. Your comments and activities have been so wonderful. You deserve a guest post in this wonderful community and I know you will definitely inspire every Ahaian.

      Thank you for the kind words. Have a wonderful week.

      1. Hi Ikechi,

        Thank you for always encouraging everyone. I am glad to meet you here. I’m highly thankful to you for always being ready to help and support. 🙂

    2. Hi Rohan,

      Congratulations! You topped and won it with your good and hard work. We want to thank you for being such a gregarious and engaging member of the community and taking the interactions to the next level.

      I’m glad you like and love the environment and nature of this community. So glad that you consider it as a family and yes, that’s what we meant it to be – a safe place where you get care, warmth, and support to seek all solutions of life and bring happiness to our life.

      I’m sure you’ll come up with a great post and the groups too will turn out to be great.

      Thank you again for being a member of the ABC. You’re a real gem! Do have a great week ahead! 🙂

      1. Hi Vinay sir,

        Thank you so very much sir for those highly appreciating comments.

        I can assure you, it was a community effort. Without each one’s contribution this won’t happen. 🙂

        Also, thank you so much for recognizing my efforts. 🙂 And you are the real super hero of the Aha!Now community. Even your username sounds as cool as a super hero name. Just joking. 😉

        But seriously, it’s you and Harleena ma’am who deserve the whole credit and rather we all should write a post every month to thank you both for creating such a beautiful community.

        With thanks and appreciation,
        Rohan Chaubey.

  32. I am new to this community and am already excited about it 🙂 Great work of building a platform for connecting Bloggers. Way to go!

    1. Hi Nikshep,

      Welcome to the! 🙂

      I’m glad you’re loving it here already. We not only want to connect all bloggers but even the non-bloggers. So the work is in progress and we thank you for your motivation and support.

      Thanks for visiting and have a great week ahead!

    1. Hi Lorraine,

      You are being too kind but we graciously accept your appreciation. We love all the community members and are lucky and honored to have them with us here on the ABC.

      Thank you for visiting and sharing your wonderful thoughts. Have a great week ahead! 🙂

  33. Wow! Rohan deserves this. He has been on the top since the first day of the month. Thank you so much Vinay sir for naming me as a gem of this month too. I congratulate all the other Ahaians for being selected as the gems of November 2014.

    Have a great month everyone!

    1. Hi Sasidhar,

      Congratulations for again being tagged as a GEM. You are one of the most helpful blogger I have met yet. Recently I guest posted on your blog, thanks for that opportunity.

      Haha the algo keeps me on the top maybe because I reply to every new update posted by anyone. Or another reason could be that the algo loves my pic. 😉

      Thank you Sasidhar for being a great friend, I am glad That we met on Aha!Now. 🙂

      ~ Rohan Chaubey.

      1. I am glad to have a friend like you Rohan. Thanks to ABC family for giving such a sibling.

    2. Hi Sasidhar,

      You were a gem and are still a gem. Though I look forward to you being in the top of the gems! 🙂

      You’re right, Rohan showed his true colors from day 1 and lived up to the words that describe a GEM.

      Thank you for being a part of the community and for commenting here. Do have a great week ahead! 🙂

  34. Hello Vinay and Harleena,

    This is a great time of year to give thanks and you both have the added gratitude of celebrating your blog anniversary so congratulations for that. You both do an amazing job 🙂

    Of course I love all your gems of the month. They’re all awesome bloggers and folks we can all learn from and admire.

    Thanks again and many blessings to you all.


    1. Hi Liz,

      Thank you for your kind words and wishes. You’ve been an amazing supporter of the blog and we really appreciate that.

      I’m glad that you know and love the gems of Aha!NOW. I agree that they are all awesome bloggers.

      Thank you for your visit and your blessings, we are honored. Do have a great week ahead!

  35. Hello Vinay and Harleena,

    First of all Congrats to all of the winners and honorably mentioned. We all should consider it to be an honor of the ABC and AhaNOW! What an awesome community of like-minded and very kind people.

    The engagement here is nothing short of superb and that has to do with each of the members and the managers/leaders of AhaNOW!

    I look forward to continue to engage with everyone and make my way to the top of the GEMs.

    1. Hi Nathaniel,

      So grateful and glad to hear such kind words about the blog and its community. We’re lucky to have awesome community members and you are one of them!

      We’re all responsible for creating this community and the credit goes to each and every community member. I’m glad you like and love the level of engagement here.

      You’ll surely work your way up in the Leader Board, but you already have niched a place in our hearts. 🙂

      Thank you for visiting and leaving your beautiful comment. Do have a blasting week ahead! 🙂

  36. Hi, Vinay and Harleena,

    Yes, it is a wonderful time of year, and one for giving thanks. You got that right, the real reason is the community members, and I’m thankful to be a part of ABC! 🙂

    Congratulations to Rohan! He’s a dear fellow, and I’ve enjoyed getting to know him.

    Oh, Ikechi won ad space – so happy for him!!! What a fun place to be, and I’ll be sharing this post to encourage others to join. Thanks for making it a great community.

    I’m happy to have left so many comments, yeah!

    Talk to you soon.

    – Carol

    1. Hi Carol ma’am,

      Thank you so much ma’am. I was recently introduced to your blog and I am enjoying to explore it.

      Rohan Chaubey.

    2. Hi Carol

      Thank you and I appreciate your compliments. You are right that this is a fun place to be. Congratulation on the many comments. Cheers and have a wonderful week.

    3. Hi Carol,

      It’s the community that matters and that’s nothing but the truth. And we’re so honored to have you as a gem of the blog and the community. You make us special!

      It’s so kind of you to share the post and encourage others to join. We want this community to be a second home to people and a place where they get care and warmth, love and security beause money is not the prime product of life, but just a by-product.

      Thanks for visiting often and leaving your impressions as comments. Keep doing so and have a great week ahead!

  37. Congratulations on your 4-year blogiversary! I’m one month behind you with The Wonder of Tech and I’m so glad we have shared our journeys together.

    I am proud to be a GEM again and congratulate the winners. This really is a special place, a true GEM on the Internet that helps so many people!

    1. Hi Carolyn,

      This is the blog anniversary month and the blogiversary is at the end of it. Harleena told me how you two shared your blogging journey and that’s really great.

      I’m so glad that you consider so highly of Aha!NOW. We’re honored and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

      Thanks for your visit and do keep visiting because you motivate and inspire us. Have a wonderful week ahead!

      1. Hi Vinay, Yes, as I recall, Aha-NOW! was launched on December 25, which is the best Christmas gift anyone could wish for. I happen to believe, just as Christmas, December is the Season of Aha-Now!

  38. It’s so great to see and meet the Gems of the month here at Aha! I like the new look here on the site. I really admire these tech bloggers. They’re so smart! I will join the spiritual group as that’s more ‘me’. Congrats on Aha’s 4 year anniversary Harleena and Vinay!

    1. Hi Lisa,

      I’m so glad you like all the gems here. Did you know you are a gem yourself too? 🙂

      We try some changes all the time and glad you like the latest ones. We will soon have the spiritual groups too, as we are waiting for the right person to start them.

      Thanks for your kind words and the wishes, you’re awesome!

  39. hi harleena; so good of you to write these posts every month. I want to congratulate rohan and ikechi and all the other thoughtful commenters on aha now. special shout out to rohan for being the first to review my new ebook. he posted it on his site today, so in effect i’m getting a bonus because he won. i know he will be getting a lot of new visitor. and i know he will totally crush the guest post as will ikechi. wanted to win the ad button this month, and didn’t come up too short. yes i know its all about learning from and supporting each other; but i still like to win. lol and the prize is a cool one. love the idea of being thankful every day. as you know i believe there is something we can find every day that is positive if we just look really hard. well somedays its easy to find. but a lot of days you will have to search for the ray of sunshine. thanks again my friend. keep being your amazing self, max

    1. Hi Max,

      How are you today? 🙂
      Thank you so much for that special shout out and it was pleasure reviewing your book. I hope the e-book gets lots of readers because I could see your hard work behind that.

      Best Regards,
      Rohan Chaubey.

    2. Hi Max

      Thank you for the kind words. I know your busy schedule and I know you love this community. I do hope that you find the time to share your wisdom with ABC.

    3. Hi Maxwell,

      The GEMS post will be a monthly feature. This is the way we can thank all the benefactors of Aha!NOW. It’s great of Rohan to review your new ebook.

      I agree that Ikechi did deliver a blasting post and I’m sure Rohan too will give his best to the guest post on Aha!NOW. Max, you still have a way to win the bottom ad. You’re eligible to start a group on the ABC and all group admins will have the sidebar button ad as a privilege from the second month onwards as a group admin.

      I believe being grateful is a way of life. You’re so right that we can find something positive every day in everything. You just kinda make it a habit of yours, and then it comes easy no matter how the life goes. 🙂

      Thanks for visiting and sharing your wonderful thoughts. Have a great week ahead!

  40. I’m glad to be on that list Harleena!
    You know something? Though one is so busy, it’s difficult to resist the charm of aha-now so there is always a way to create time, jump over here to benefit from one or post.

    Congratulations on building such a great community

    1. Hi Enstine,

      I’m honored that you are a gem of Aha!NOW.

      I can understand how and why you are so busy, and sometimes I too find it difficult to take out time. But I’m so glad that you could create time and read the post and comment here. I really appreciate it very much.

      Thanks for your kind words and it wouldn’t have been possible without your visits and support to create this community. 🙂

      Do have a great rest of the week ahead!

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